Thomas Carlyle said, "The history of the world is but the biography of great men." The study of great men, such as the ones we've studied in mosaics, led me to further exploration. Looking at their lives, we see that there are lessons to be learned. The men portrayed here, whether real, fictional, or fictionalized have impacted history. We see their influence to this day. They serve as examples of manhood. Modern man has changed though. With the rise of feminism, men were challenged as gender roles were being redefined. This lead to confusion about what it means to be a real man. As our standards of what defines masculinity continue to progress, it is essential that we continue to study man's place in society.