Evaluation of Socrates’ Definition of Bravery

At the beginning of the Laches, Socrates, Laches, Nicias, Melesias, Lysiamachus are gathered to discuss whether Melesias’ and Lysiamachus’ sons should learn to fight in armor. Socrates argues that Melesias and Lysiamachus are really concerned about “the matter in which virtue might be added to the souls of their sons to make them better” (190b). … Read more

A Comparison of the Acts of Courage, Bravery and Heroism Between the Characters of Julie, Maddie and Anna Engel in Elizabeth Wein’s Code Name Verity

Being a book about the Second World War, it is only fitting that the story in Code Name Verity is characterized with acts of courage, bravery and heroism. Many characters in the book have been the most prolific in creating the accounts of courage. This paper will however focus on three of these characters; Julie, … Read more

Heroism and Courage in Anglo-Saxon in Beowulf

In Beowulf lines 530-606, the author uses literary devices to characterize heroism in Anglo-Saxon culture. Specifically, Beowulf characterizes an Anglo-Saxon hero as someone who will always fight for their people, even if it results in their own death. In the passage the author characterizes the courage of the hero, Beowulf, by using specific diction, imagery, … Read more

Paul Tillich’s Thoughts on God and Being in Courage to Be

Paul Tillich was a man who some may regard as one of the most prominent philosophers and theologians of the twentieth century. His ideas primarily focus on Christian theology, and one of his most popular works, Courage to Be, talks about how God, nothingness, and humanity fit into categories of “Being” and “Non-being” (2. Paul). … Read more

Aristotle courage

Courage and justice have been two highly discussed values throughout the semester, and in this essay I will seek to connect the two together as well as relating the ideas in accordance with Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, The Illiad, and The Epic of Gilgamesh. According to the dictionary, courage is defined as “the quality of mind … Read more

The Navajo code talkers

The Navajo code talkers These brave young men fought so gallantly for a country who despised their beloved heritage. But why? That is a question we all wonder. Why? Why would they fight for us? Who are they? The Indian code talkers who so gallantly served their country in the most perilous of times was … Read more

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

The novel “Lord Jim” by Joseph Conrad is a story about a sailor named Jim who has to go through life trying to put a hideous act of cowardice behind him. He has no place to call his own, and it seems as though his history follows him everywhere he goes. This makes it difficult … Read more