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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

February 12, 2014
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Steven asks…

Looking for some good emo bands?

Looking for some emo bands. So far I have listened to fall out boy, taking back sunday, say anything, cute is what we aim for and a few others. I am looking for not like sad songs, but like upbeat maybe even sexual songs.
Btw ya some people might disagree that those are emo bands, but bare with me.
Thanks in advance for your help.

admin answers:

Hawthorne hights, escape the fate,i am ghost, bring me the horizon, the red jumpsuit apparatus, saosin, three days grace, afi, alesana, alexisonfire, all time low, the almost, armor for sleep, as i lay dying, atreyu, before their eyes, billy talent, bleeding through, bless the fall, bullet for my valentine, cancer bats, chevelle, chimaira, chiodos, circa surviver, confide, dance gaven dance, darkest hour, a day to remember, destroy the runner, drop dead gorgeus, emmure, envy on the coast, the fall of troy, foo fighters, from autumn to ashes, from first to last, funeral for a friend, green day, halifax, inhale/exhale, killswitch engage, lovehatehero,linkin park, lower definition, mayday parade, matchbox romance, misfits, my chemical romance, norma jean, the offspring, oh sleeper, our last night, pierce the veil, plain white ts, protest the hero, rise against, scary kids scaring kids, seether, senses fail, silverstein, a skylit drive, sixx am, a static lullaby, still remains, story of the year, sum 41, taking back sunday, thursday, underoath, unearth, the used, we are devastation, zebra head, 30 seconds to mars, the absence, abigail williams, the agony scene, aiden, all shall perish, all that remains, anberlin, animosity, annotations of an autopsy, arsonists get all the girls, as blood runs back, as cities burn, at the throne of judgement, august burns red, avenged sevenfold, behemoth, beneath the massacre, beneath the sky, between the buried and me, big dumb face, the black dalhia murder, black tide, born of osiris, breaking benjamin, bullet for my valentine, cannibal corpse, carnifex, the chariot, children of bodom,CKY, coheed and cambria, cradle of filth, darkest hour, a day to remember, dead to fall, demon hunter, despised icon, the devil wears prada, devil driver, diecast, the dillinger escape plan, dimmu borgir, disturbed, emarosa, every time i die, five finger death punch, forever the sickest kids, hawthorne hights, haste the day, HIM, the human abstract, i killed the prom queen, impending doom, in flames, jimmy eat world, job for a cowboy, knights of the abyss, korn, lamb of god, misericordiam, my children my bride, neaera, the number 12 looks like you, opeth, otep, our last night, papa roach, parkway drive, pysrcoptic, psyopus, rage against the machine, see you next tuesday, sea of treachey, shadows fall, slipknot, suicide silence, through the eyes of the dead, trapt, trivium, unearth, whitechapel, winds of plague, with blood comes cleansing, the world alive, zimmers hole,symphony in peril, brokencycle
not all r emo but good enough…

Charles asks…

what is 1 major literary element used in The Odyssey by Homer?

okay so i have to do this assignment for school but first off im not sure what exactly the literary elements are but also where/ how they were used in the odyssey

p.s. ANSWERS NEEDED ASAP ( the essays due the 8th ;) )
OKAY I GOT A ELEMENT … FORESHADOWING… BUT HOW IS IT USED IN THE BOOK???

admin answers:

I just did the Odyssey Spring quarter. The Spark Notes has a lot of good stuff.
Here are some ideas from the second site:
“The Sea
Odysseus spends so much time sailing home that the sea really takes up a good chunk of his life. This is fitting, since the sea and its perils work much the same way the Odyssey argues that life does; it is full of suffering, but it can’t be avoided. The sea can send blessings like sea breezes to blow him home or obstacles like storms, Skylla and Charybdis, and treacherous islands. Because the sea is ruled by Poseidon, it is also a manifestation of the superiority of the gods and nature over man.
Laërtês’s Shroud
The shroud is a symbol of female deception. Because she is a woman, Penélopê doesn’t have much power to resist the suitors (as seen repeatedly by her son’s commands to go back upstairs to the bedroom, since everything else is a man’s affair). So, since she cannot fight them off or throw them out of her house, all she can do is delay the day she must pick a suitor. So she stretches that out as far as she can by prolonging the time it takes her to complete an honorable feminine task – weaving a death shroud for the despairing father of Odysseus. Though she spends all day weaving, she unravels her work each night. The fact that Penélopê does not actually produce the shroud symbolizes her immobility and her helplessness to make any real progress against her enemy suitors.
Odysseus’s Bow
The bow is a symbol of kingship and strength. Whoever strings it is worthy of King Odysseus and can rightfully take the throne. Physical strength was an important quality to the ancient Greeks, not only in warfare, but because psychologically it was tied to political strength and the iron will needed to govern a people who were given to argument and debate.

Not surprisingly, none of the suitors even comes close to succeeding, showing their weakness and folly in vying for Penélopê’s hand. Telémakhos almost strings the bow and might have done it had Odysseus not interrupted him; this shows that Telémakhos has matured into manhood and is almost ready to take the place of his father. Of course, that he stops upon request reminds us that he maintains deference to Odysseus’s will.
Argos
Odysseus’s pet dog is a symbol of unconditional loyalty. Though Argos was a puppy when he last saw Odysseus, many years later he still loves him and shows his affection for his master by wagging his tail and trying to move nearer Odysseus when he hears his voice. Though he is ignored and often mistreated by the hands that once fed him, Argos still hangs around the palace hall, waiting only for his master’s return. After seeing him at last, Argos dies happy.
Disguises and Dreams
In the Odyssey, disguises are usually a sign of divine intervention, manipulation, and sanction. The gods have no qualms deceiving mortals and helping their favorites deceive others. They often use disguises themselves, reminding us that the gods, too, can be devious. Dreams as well are the direct result of divine power, but tend to be more straightforward and often comfort the sleeping mortal.
Food and Banqueting
In a culture that holds hospitality as an all-important test of character, feasting and festivities are a measure of hospitality and human civility. Often, defects in the banquet signal some fundamental flaw in the host. For example, Polyphêmos feasts on human flesh, which makes him, well, an inhuman monster. Kirkê seems hospitable because she serves good food, but proves to be a witch by poisoning that very food with a drug that turns the diners into animals. Odysseus’s men transgress boundaries of hospitality by dining on Hêlios’s sacred cattle and suffer death as a consequence. The most obvious example of a misused banquet is the suitors’ pillaging of Odysseus’s provisions. This shows that the supposedly “noble” men do not have the human qualities of restraint and propriety; they are therefore somewhat less than human and worthy of death (or so the Odyssey argues). On the other hand, Nestor, Meneláos, and the Phaiákians serve proper banquets – full of good food, wine, and singing. They are considered not only good hosts, but great human beings.
Odysseus and Penélopê’s Bed
It turns out that Odysseus carved his bed from the roots of a live olive tree. As such, the bed is unmovable. It’s also growing, but evidently that’s not a problem for anyone. The point is that the bed can’t be moved, altered, or shaken – it’s steadfast and constant, much like the love between this royal couple. Odysseus’s sleeping around seems not to count, but Penélopê’s continuous loyalty is represented by the unmovable bed. “

David asks…

how did the age of exploration help pave the way for the Scientific Revolution?

admin answers:

For starters, those plying the high seas came to need more sophisticated navigation devices.
In daylight, on the open water, by looking at the sun, they would have a generally accurate perspective of where they were when able to work out the angle of the sun as compared to the horizon. At night they used the stars. This was when the weather (sky) was clear.

When travelling in overcast and stormy conditions, those plying the high seas were in great peril of getting lost and even encroaching on a competing colonial power’s territory. They needed such accurate pieces of equipment as a ‘time piece’ which could weather the high seas.

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