Eng 112 Apollonian and Dionysian

Eng 112 Apollonian and Dionysian - Nicholas Connolly Eng...

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Nicholas Connolly Eng 112 Writing Assignment Dr. Rees 3/03/2009 Apollonian and Dionysus Analysis: The Patriot The balance between Apollonian and Dionysus ideas help people live a life in which they feel comfort and satisfaction. People have many different personalities for different situations, and how they react to them brings their true colors. In the movie The Patriot , starring Mel Gibson, there are many characteristics that fall into both the Apollonian and Dionysus themes. For those who have not seen the film, it is about Benjamin Martin (Gibson) who leads a small platoon of American rebels against the fierce Great Britain army. At first Martin represented all of what is Dionysian because he was very conservative and wanted nothing to do with this chaotic war. A quote from Martin stated “Would you tell me please, Mr. Howard, why should I trade one tyrant three thousand miles away for three thousand tyrants one mile away? An elected legislature can trample a man's rights as easily as a king can”(
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