Essays Tagged: "character traits"

2001: A Metaphorical Odyssey

view of space, by using a hero, a dilemma, and a new revelation to fuel his cause.Every myth has a character that breaks the mold of the ordinary. In Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus is the character th ... mer's The Odyssey, Odysseus is the character that broke the mold of the other mortals. He displayed character traits that superseded those of his crew mates. Much in the same fashion, Bowman breaks th ...

(3 pages) 139 2 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

CHARACTER TRAITS IN THE ANTIGONE.

say is about Sophocles' earlierst of the three Theban play called the Anitgone. the focus is on the character traits of the main chatacters of the play, most especially of antigone and creon. it begin ... ell as what it meant to the writers themselves. it then carries on to take a close look at the main characters and their strengths and weaknesses. the antigone is an especially powerful story because ...

(10 pages) 198 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Animal Farm By George Orwell, A Compare and Contrast of Napoleon and Snowball.

Napoleon and Snowball, from the book Animal Farm by George Orwell, share many similar and different character traits when compared together. While Napoleon maybe cheating at cards, Snowball is hard at ... differences, both seem to fight an endless war of being the best.Napoleon and Snowball share their characteristics in many ways including intelligence, how convincing both pigs are, and leadership tr ...

(4 pages) 23753 0 3.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The two wrongs of an alcoholic case", by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Two Wrongs of an Alcoholic Case'In his writings, F. Scott Fitzgerald sometimes blends many similar character traits among the main characters. So it goes with 'Two Wrongs,' and 'An Alcoholic Case.' P ... s are very much correlated. From the way that Fitzgerald typecasts, 'alcoholic artists' as the main characters, to the similarities in the reactions and emotions of the supporting characters, both of ...

(3 pages) 95 0 4.2 Jan/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"The two wrongs of an alcoholic case", by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Two Wrongs of an Alcoholic Case'In his writings, F. Scott Fitzgerald sometimes blends many similar character traits among the main characters. So it goes with 'Two Wrongs,' and 'An Alcoholic Case.' P ... s are very much correlated. From the way that Fitzgerald typecasts, 'alcoholic artists' as the main characters, to the similarities in the reactions and emotions of the supporting characters, both of ...

(3 pages) 29 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Breaking Smith's Quarter Horse" Paul St Pierre

to back fire on him and doesn't quite turn out how he'd like it to. This happens mainly due to his character traits. Smith feels strongly about what is right and wrong, he doesn't like to see his fri ... ble. As for Gabriel, if it wasn't for Ol Antione Smith would never have gone near the trail.Smith's character traits become more evident in chapters 9 and 10. Earlier in the book no one could get Smit ...

(4 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Character Sketch of Miss Strangeworth: The Possibility of Evil by Shirley Jackson (I do not particularly like this essay, but please get me to e-mail the original to you if you like it).

A discussion of the character traits of a fictitious elderly woman named Miss Strangeworth will occur in this character ... sumptions. Proof will be provided from The Possibility of Evil that Miss Strangeworth possessed the character traits of self-consciousness, discreetness, and self-righteousness.Miss Strangeworth was s ... f-consciousness, discreetness, and self-righteousness.Miss Strangeworth was self-conscious, which a character trait that a great deal of people can identify with. An example of Miss Strangeworth?s sel ...

(3 pages) 71 0 3.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

TRIBAL BODY TECHNIQUES, In relation to one or two instances of clothing styles or body decoration, show how the choice of certain body techniques and modes of conduct construct specific identities.

, every society is very different. This not only refers to dress and religion, but also customs and character traits that shape each individual society. There is still of course similarities, especial ...

(9 pages) 114 0 3.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

A character comparison of Tybalt and Mercutio in William Shakespears's Romeo and Juliet

nd JulietWhen one thinks of Shakespeare's great works, Romeo and Juliet probably comes to mind. The characters of Romeo and Juliet, however, are one-dimensional. They have no real depth to their chara ... y have no real depth to their characters and do not actually carry the plot. I believe that the two characters who are really essential to the plotline are Tybalt and Mercutio, two conflicting charact ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Macbeth

Macbeth is plagued by her attitude at the beginning of the play as well as having adopted Macbeth's character traits from the beginning of the play. Macbeth too changes, he becomes ruthless and unemot ... eth kills herself and he fights to the bitter end which heightens the tragedy in the play.Macbeth's character is full of conflicts between good and evil, especially in the first three acts. In the las ...

(5 pages) 60 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Lord of the Flies: Qualities of a Good Leader

ader out of so many boys that would make the society work? Only a leader with the best of the boys' character traits would have made the society work. For example, we can see that Ralph was logical, b ...

(3 pages) 95 1 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Dover Beach" and "My Last Duchess" by Arnold.

l environment in which the story takes place. In some instances, the setting is used to develop the characters. Robert Browning and Matthew Arnold use the setting to expose their character traits. "My ... character traits. "My Last Duchess" and "Dover Beach," respectively, portray the weaknesses of the characters using elements from the setting. The text, page 629 and 630, tells us that the setting in ...

(4 pages) 85 1 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Rites of Passage" by Sharon Olds.

nized, like the turmoil of a battle.Olds' creates a persona in "Rites of Passage" that examines the character traits of the 6 to 7 year old party guests and seems to be sad about the loss of innocence ...

(2 pages) 26199 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Ironman" by Chris Crutcher.

ture effects that these decisions could possibly have. This theme is something that haunts the main character Bo Brewster throughout the novel. Bo often lets his anger get the best of him and this mak ... being unfair to him. There are many situations and places in which Bo is unable to attain the right character traits that a good protagonist would. Bo makes wrong decisions on the football field, in h ...

(3 pages) 64 0 2.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Beowulf and Sir Gawain's Heroism, as a Literary Archetype.

e, one may notice many different and reoccurring archetypes that give shape to many of our favorite characters in history and the present. These archetypes often follow patterns of similarity, but can ... One of the most prevalent archetypes in literature, throughout history is "The Hero", and the basic character traits which a hero may posses. Although different societies may reveal their own individu ...

(9 pages) 154 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Character Analysis of "The Chrysanthemums".

s and the environment that surrounds her, the reader is given an accurate portrayal of Elisa's many character traits. However, Elisa's most profound traits are her loneliness, her sexual repression, a ...

(4 pages) 211 1 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Lani Guinier's writing "Second Proms and Second Primaries" and Malcolm Gladwell's "The Power of Context".

an be explained as "human beings making the mistake of overestimation the importance of fundamental character traits and underestimating the importance of situation and context."(Gladwell, 296) In an ... ly profile their city's population than they would be making judgments of the people based on their character or race not based on the situation they might be involved in or their position. If police ...

(4 pages) 33 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Character Analysis of Anne Frank.

Webster's College Dictionary defines character as "one's true self; one's thoughts and feelings; traits". In Anne Frank's Anne Frank: The ... aits". In Anne Frank's Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, Anne faces challenges that change her character dramatically. Anne is an average, teenage girl. She is dreamy and headstrong, yet she deve ... es is through inner and outer conflicts.Because Anne faces tremendous changes in her lifestyle, her character traits change due to these conflicts. For example, in the beginning of her diary, she feel ...

(2 pages) 39 1 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

In Jack London's novel, "The Call Of The Wild", adaptation is essential to survival.

get a feel for their environment or else they may not prosper and possibly suffer mortality.Buck's character traits mark him as being well adapted to life in the Yukon. First, Buck displays his intel ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An Analysis of "Dr. Susan Calvin" in "I, Robot", by Isaac Asimov

A hero is defined as a person noted for special achievements in a field. Dr. Susan Calvin, the main character of the novel I, Robot, is made the hero because of her special achievements in the field o ... f doing. Through these many adventures in the field of robotics, Dr. Susan Calvin displays her many character traits to the reader. Dr. Calvin has an excellent combination of many different attributes ...

(7 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American