Essays Tagged: "conceited"

Character Al Joad and Setting description for "The Grapes of Wrath"

er: Al Joad Al Joad is a fairly skinny guy of medium built who starts out beinga cocky, self-conceited character. His only justifiable reason foracting cocky is that his brother, Tom, killed a ...

(2 pages) 45 1 3.3 Mar/1997

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

Commentary of the play "Amadeus"

t of Mozart's talent, but of the fact that God gave the talent to "Mozart ... spiteful, sniggering, conceited, infantine Mozart". He is envious of the vessel of God's laughter at the 'patron saint of ...

(2 pages) 187 4 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Lear as a Tragedy

happy for the remainder of his time. Things could not be much better for the king. However, he is a conceited man who needs praise and adoration to keep him happy. This is where the problems begin.Aft ...

(5 pages) 65 0 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

This is an essay from Paradice Lost that talks about the pride that Satan possessed that ultimately lead to his permanant destination, HELL.

Pride Equals PenaltyPride is a conceited superiority. It is a part of our mind that tells us we are better than, greater than, more ...

(2 pages) 68 1 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Drive By - a short story about a meeting that changes two lives.

ves on their lunch breaks at school and social gatherings. The Latin girls thought of John as being conceited because he would not speak to them unless they spoke to him first. His contact with these ...

(6 pages) 149 1 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

A comparison of Julian in "Everything That Rises Must Converge" and Hulga in "Good COuntry People," two stories by Flannery O'Connor.

cognize for themselves.At the beginning of each story, O'Connor presents each character as learned, conceited, and self-righteous. Julian has just graduated from college, which is a big achievement, c ...

(3 pages) 87 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This is a chapter by chapter summary of James McBride's "The Color of Water."

walking "normally." Her father (Fishel Shilsky) was mean and rude. His main problem was that he was conceited. He cared more about his store and himself than his family. He treated his family cruelly ...

(13 pages) 119 0 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Put in Perspective.

again and again.It could be stupidity, due to humidity, not our states, in our brains.....We're so conceited to think our country's so grand, so we feel it's our duty to lend a hand,They've been figh ...

(1 pages) 95 3 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Do you believe that the type of person we are will determine the choices we make? Do you believe in fate?

s whom all men call the great," is just one example of Oedipus's Arrogence. He is very Ignorant and conceited as well. This type of personality contributed to his downfall. When the Oricale warned him ...

(2 pages) 68 2 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Oedipus" as The Architect of his Downfall by Sophocles.

s guided his decisions, spiraling Oedipus towards his tragic fall.It is certainly clear of Oedipus' conceited disposition throughout the play. The central purpose of his life is to declare that sense ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ozymandias (Poem Review)

presents is the shattered stone statue, with only the head and legs remaining, while the face lies conceited. "Sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read, Which yet surviv ...

(1 pages) 64 1 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Machiavelli's View of Human Nature

n human nature to do anything out of their will unless it is forced. Human beings are power hungry, conceited, and selfish, motivated by self interest and fear. Although Machiavelli's view of human na ...

(3 pages) 56 2 2.5 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

History Recycled in the Works of T.C. Boyle

ntribute to identical generations, separated by three hundred years. Boyle attacks modern society's conceited, self-absorbed attitude, and he discourages reiteration of the past.In the Tortilla Curtai ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

How Jane Austen's "Emma" misread the signs regarding Mr. Elton, Harriet and herself?

Emma Woodhouse, from Jane Austen's novel "Emma," is a conceited and wilful young woman, who fancies herself a real matchmaker. However, as Emma attempts t ... eceit and misconception.Miss Emma Woodhouse is twenty-one years old, beautiful and intelligent, but conceited and wilful. Emma lives in the small town of Highbury, sixteen miles away from London. Emma ...

(7 pages) 27 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" by-Joyce Carol Oates

was all right" (152). This quote shows that she is overly concerned with her looks, which makes her conceited or vain. Arnold saw this in Connie, which made her easy prey. While trying to convince Con ...

(2 pages) 133 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

William Sheakespeare's "Macbeth"; an essay about the moods and feelings Macbeth exhibits thourghout the play.

killing and overconfidence. In the story, Macbeth exhibits many different feelings and moods. He is conceited one minute and greedy the next. Eventually Macbeth changes from a loyal thane, to a manipu ...

(2 pages) 14 1 3.0 Apr/2006

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

A quick analyis of the play "Doll House"

d loved her enough to take on her burdens is nothing but selfish. She is a confused, weak, selfish, conceited lady. My prediction is that when on her own she'll do very well. The reason she will succe ...

(1 pages) 341 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparing Flannery O'Connor's short stories: "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "Everything That Rises Must Converge"

Upon in-depth analysis, it becomes evident that in Flannery O'Connor's works, arrogant, conceited, egotistical and overly prideful characters receive the unbearable manifestation of their ...

(5 pages) 79 2 4.5 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Cantenbury Tales" by Geoffery Chaucer : Analysis of Nicholas from Miller's Tale

aracter Nicholas is a imitation of the clever rouge who prevails through the use of sharp wit and a conceited nature.Nicholas is a poor scholar studying at oxford. While boarding at a carpenters home ...

(2 pages) 11 0 2.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

Freedom

ould be treated fairly and equally and that humans should respect the laws, as oppose to being self-conceited and focusing on their own freedom. History classes love to glorify periods of war. ...

(3 pages) 277 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers