Essays on Honor

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Introduction The American Flag is a symbol of freedom, unity and sacrifice that has been used to represent the United States of America since the late 1700s. It is a powerful symbol of the nation’s history, values, and principles. As an American citizen, I believe that it is important to honor and respect the American Flag, which is why I am writing this essay to discuss why I believe it is important to honor the American Flag. This essay will...
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Honor is a set of human qualities, due to which he gains self-esteem. It includes such qualities as nobility, justice, valor, courage, honesty and strict moral principles. In the past, honor was associated not so much with the internal qualities of a person, as with his ability to behave in society, to comply with established norms and rules of conduct. It was required to maintain reputation and respect for oneself from others. Honor is closely related to the concept of...
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The themes natural desire and honor are emphasized in the tales Caterina and Ricciardo and Tancredi and Ghismonda. Natural desire and honor conflict with each other in these tales. This conflict causes some of the characters to react positively to their situations while others react negatively. Obeying the laws of natural desire and honor results in Caterina’s marriage while opposing natural desire and abusing honor leads to Ghismonda’s death. In Caterina and Ricciardo, Caterina’s marriage is foreshadowed by her sleeping...
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I have always been found it interesting why and how the people came up with the whole concept of honor and dignity so long time ago. In ancient Greece, in ancient Rome and even in Britain we see these two concepts being highly valued and caused people’s admiration. In epics like Iliad and Beowulf we see how both Achilles and Beowulf posses’ similar qualities and how their decisions are more or less influenced by the ideas of honor and dignity....
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INTRODUCTION Honor killing is an act of killing which is being travelled in our societies related to any religion and any type of cultural followers, People just kill their loved ones who have caused any type of harm or disrespect for their family. Families feel shame of what the society will think about them and then in what they call necessary precautions they do such terrified things from which coming back is not possible and they kill each other just...
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In Henry IV Part 1, the play juxtaposes different views, ideologies and characters to analyze the concept of honor in a series of parallels and contrasts. Similarity lies between Hotspur and Prince Hal due to their responsibility to their country, England; a parallel is set up between King Henry and Falstaff, while both acquire a father image to Prince Hal, the parenting and belief in honor drastically differs from one another; opposition is establish between Hotspur and Falstaff, when Hotspur...
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Did you know according to United Nation, every year 5000 women are murdered in the name of honor killing?(Amnesty International).According to Human Rights Watch, “Honor killings are acts of vengeance, usually death, committed by male family members against female family members, in response to a belief that the women have offended a family’s honor and have brought shame to the family unit”(Tarun, n.d.). The perpetrators are considered honorable, when they commit this heinous act. Honor killing has consistently been occurring...
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Personal Honor Code Choosing three rules for my behavior is quite hard to decide on, being that there is a lot I live by. Although after plenty of contemplating, the main three rules I follow are not to stress over situations that are out of your hands, try to always stay positive and see the good in everything/everyone, and always treat others the way you want to be treated. The rule do not stressing over situations that you have no...
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“Honor, Huh?” (Coppola 115:56) Kay says to Michael when he sees that the father in the puppet show kills his daughter because his daughter has betrayed her husband and fallen in love with her cousin; when Michael’s old bodyguard tells Michael that Don Tommsino was shot, Kay sighs, “It never ends.” (Coppola 123:26) These two lines said by Kay imply that the honor of the Corleone family has a symbiotic relationship with the violence. In The Godfather Part III, Michael...
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The character Beowulf is like other ancient classical heroes we have covered so far like Achilles in the epic poem “Beowulf”. Not just because of their heroic qualities but for their unheroic qualities and problems. Beowulf in the epic story “Beowulf” is noble and is a man of his word, throughout the epic, he never backed down which exemplifies a true hero. Although Beowulf was a hero, he did have some problems the same way Achilles did. Beowulf in the...
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In 1911, Lorado Taft built a large sculpture entitled The Eternal Indian. This statue of an Indian man looking over an Illinois valley was inspired by the legendary Sauk and Fox war chief, Black Hawk, according to Taft. However, when looking at the statue against an image of Black Hawk, the two do not look similar at all. The Eternal Indian appears to be a generic plains Indian, with two long braids and a nondescript robe looking over the valley....
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General Douglas MacArthur was an American general who commanded the Southwest Pacific in World War II, oversaw the successful Allied occupation of postwar Japan, and led the United Nations forces in the Korean War from 1950 to 1953. This man had once said: “‘Duty, Honor, Country’ – those three hallowed words reverently dictate what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems to fail, to...
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Every student has a different reason for attending college. Some students are just trying to graduate to obtain a degree. Others may be looking for parties or excitement. However, I believe that I am looking for more than the average college student. I am looking for experiences that can help me grow not just academically, but also in the professional world of business and communication. When I applied to UT Dallas, I began my college life pursuing a Bachelor of...
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Loren Duke Abdalla was born in Wagner, S.D., in June 1925. He was a member from the Yankton Sioux tribe and his great granddad was Chief Running Bull. Abdalla was interviewed on October nineteenth, 2016. He's typically known as Duke, to the majority of his friends. He was in the Marine Corps during World War II. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1943. Abdalla graduated training camp from Camp Elliott, San Diego, where he prepared as a heavy...
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Veterans are individuals who served in the military, either by getting drafted or by their own decision in any case whether they have seen battle previously or not. Veterans have shielded Americans from serving in the military by serving themselves. Veterans are individuals who are no longer in the military and never again need to secure us and can make the most of their day by day lives in retirement or whatever other advantages that accompany serving our nation. America...
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Walter Lippmann, the writer, reporter, and political commentator once said, “He has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct though it is inconvenient, unprofitable, or dangerous to do so”. Today, honor is defined in a plethora of ways. We’ve seen many interpretations of it from movies, television, books, and even through the actions of people close to us. But what does it truly mean? According to Merriam-Webster, Honor is defined as high respect, esteem, or privilege. On...
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A man in the likeness of dishonesty is like an illusion, one that hides his deception and guile. Odysseus displays a false representation of merit as his more prominent heroic qualities conceal his dishonorable traits. However, mere strength and bravery alone, does not make a hero honorable. Honor can be defined as an individual who adheres to a right or conventional standard of conduct. Odysseus does not abide by these standards, instead creating his own code of conduct for himself...
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Afzal Kohistani was a man on a mission, a mission that he believed in and eventually sacrificed his life for. His struggle started in 2012 when he brought the Kohistan video scandal to our attention. The scandal shows the ugly face of “honor” in our society which ironically ends in death for those accused of bringing dishonor upon their families. And it takes very little to bring “dishonor”. Something as simple as clapping or dancing is enough. And that’s exactly...
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During the Medieval Period, knights and gentlemen were held to a specific standard and only able to act in a chivalrous manner. Their attitudes and actions were based on religion and centered around their belief to be deemed knights. While the Code of Chivalry remained the same, many medieval authors have used it to create many stories with a deeper meaning. The expectations ranged from staying faithful to God, never refusing a challenge, and fighting for the good of all....
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When looking at the similarities between all of the great Greek characters, one stands out the most, the idea of honor and glory. During this period, these heroes were viewed as celebrities in their society, where they were forced to live life with honor and glory. This great idea of honor and glory is what caused an epic war where many men would die and would change the way we see this idea now. The goal of the Greeks in...
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The Legion of Honor was opened on November 11th, 1924. I didn’t visit it until October 26th, 2019. The museum was a lot of fun; I attended with Xareni Merino and my family. It only took us about 25 minutes until we were scolded. We tried to enter an area that we didn’t know wasn’t open to the public. The Legion of Honor is on top of a gorgeous hill well known as Land’s End. You can also see the...
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Is there a true way to define oneself? How can someone who is constantly changing be defined for any period? These questions were the first to come into my mind when the assignment was proposed. I tried defining myself then and I found out that without the ability to tune out the world, there is no way to have only one definition. Therefore, I believe that there is a way to define 'self' but that definition is not meant to...
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This paper explores the history of events related to the experience of African American veterans' rights leading up to today. The earliest African American veteran involvement in the U.S. Military will be covered dating back to the Revolutionary War. The challenges veterans faced during World War 2, leading up to the Civil Rights Movement will be surveyed. Furthermore, this paper delves into the African American veteran's experience with Jim Crow statutory laws the G.I. Bill along employment challenges. In addition,...
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The purpose of this text is to elucidate the causes of honor killings in Turkey and in the Turkish law, system to explain how they affect these murders. So, in this text, the aim is to raise awareness about the problem of custom and honor that has been going on for years. While writing this text, various articles on this subject were read, and information was reached about this problem of Turkey and its legal dimension. As a result, this...
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The Philippines is culturally diverse, civilized, and rich in minerals and agriculture. The name Philippines came from the word Filipino given by the Spanish navigator Lopez Ruy De Villalobos in 1543 in honor of Prince Philip of Austrias, who became King Philip II, successor to King Charles. Take a look and see we have 170 languages, 7,641 islands, heroines, and Bayani. Our flag symbolizes so many different things the three stages represent the three major island groups Luzon, Visayas, and...
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The Glory in Death In the world of heroes, they all have the same goal they strive to be glorified or honored after death. The Greeks use the phrase “Kleos aphthiton” or “Eternal Glory” (Van Bryan). Take Achilles in Homer’s Iliad for example. He was a strong, cunning warrior who was a demi-god renowned for his prowess on the battlefield, especially in his victories against the Trojans. You might have heard the term “ Achilles Heel” In the legend Achilles...
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Peggy Sue and Tony had met and fell in love with each other while they both were attending college in Texas. Peggy Sue graduated with a degree in elementary education and is a teacher in Dallas, Texas. Tony graduated with a degree from a culinary school and is a chef at a resort hotel restaurant also in Dallas, Texas. Tony decided that he wanted to propose to Peggy Sue on Christmas day, and Peggy Sue said yes excitedly to his...
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My name is Thais Queiroz Rezio, I am a dedicated wife of a Coast Guardsman and deeply proud to be associated with the nurses who serve veterans at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA. I am very excited about the privilege of seeking a commission in the United States Navy Reserve Nurse Corps. I am committed to providing those who serve our country with the highest level of care and helping them through their medical challenges is...
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Honor, duty, courage, and fame, are each pivotal elements to survive in society. Each one is indispensable. Honor brings pride; duty is a necessary condition for success; courage empowers and eliminates fear; and fame leads to success. With these components, it is possible to be a successful member of society. The honor represents status. It earns respect. Individuals can be successful only by learning to strive for a sense of honor, which is obtained through fair competition. To defend himself...
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The Vietnam War was a disaster. It was such a mega-fail that impacted global diplomacy for a long time. Nixon got pushed right into important business. The Nation was unfortunately divided, with turmoil in the cities and war overseas. He did eventually succeed in ending America’s fighting with Vietnam but in a way, many people wouldn’t have an image. Nixon got elected on the promise of peace for America while leaving the South Vietnamese to their fate. This was in...
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