Critical Essay

The Challenge of Progress: A Critical Analysis of W.H. Auden’s ‘The Shield of Achilles’ and ‘The Fall of Rome’

4 pages | 1010 words

In this essay, the author analyzes the two poems by W.H. Auden: 'The Shield of Achilles' and 'The Fall of Rome'. Both poems talk of the challenges that modern societies face compared to ancient times. In 'The Shield of Achilles', the challenge is how to preserve our values in the face of technological progress and its dehumanizing effects. The poem suggests that we should not idealize the past, but instead learn from it and strive to create a better future. In 'The Fall of Rome', the challenge is how to prevent the decline of our civilization. The poem describes the fall of Rome as a result of political corruption, moral decadence, and environmental destruction. It warns that we must take action to prevent history from repeating itself.

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Essay

The Three Act Structure of “The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”

3 pages | 760 words

The Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is a 2010 film based on the video game series of the same name. The film was directed by Mike Newell and stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the titular character, Gemma Arterton as Princess Tamina, and Ben Kingsley as Nizam. The film tells the story of Dastan, a street urchin who is adopted by the king of Persia and becomes a prince. He discovers a dagger that has the power to turn back time, and he must use it to save the kingdom from a treacherous vizier.

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Research Paper

The stories, songs, and games of Plato’s reign: a look at the culture of 50 B.C.-A.D. 500

1 pages | 240 words

This essay discusses the different aspects of children's entertainment during the reign of Plato. It covers topics such as story-telling, professional storytellers, censorship, and popular stories from this period.

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Essay

The Importance of Fathers in the Lives of Their Sons

3 pages | 700 words

This essay analyzes the father and son relationships in the movies "The Bicycle Thieves" by Vittorio De Sica and "Joshua" by George Ratliff. It discusses the obligations fathers have to their sons and how these relationships are affected by political background and poverty.

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