Essays Tagged: "Cult"

Review on Monty Python and the holy grail

rs cannot be denied its fair share of humor value. I know that this being one of the "kings" of the cult genre, its received a vocal backlash as many popular things are wont to receive. Yet, I say thi ... lot) and receives a quest from God (who finds it soooo depressing) to find the Holy Grail.It's difficult to explain what, exactly, makes the Monty Python troupe so hysterical. Part of it has to do wit ...

(2 pages) 182 6 3.6 Dec/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies


The basic meaning of a cult is the worship of a deity or the rituals of that worship. It has been used to refer to unorthod ... st people believe that their religion is the one true faith, they usually call any other religion a cult, meaning the group holds mistake or heretical beliefs.A point that all cults have in common is ... act of recruitment. It is the process, performed by the current members, to bring a new member. The cults take recruitment very seriously because it is probably the only way you can convince someone t ...

(5 pages) 192 0 3.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

What is Taoism?

Taoist model of this natural energy.The history of Taoism is unique. Taoism became popular like a "cult" as some describe. Everlasting life was sought through magic and a variety of elixirs. They tri ... nks occupied the land in China, it was then reduced to fewer than 50,000. Between 1966 and 1976 the Cultural Revolution took place to get rid of Mao's enemies. It resulted in an upbeat in the Chinese ...

(3 pages) 207 0 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Music History - Biography on Johannes Brahms from 1870. Includes Musical Output, and works by Opus no.

language and dramaturgy--he would become the unwilling focus of organized opposition to the Wagner cult.Brahms's long-awaited First Symphony, Op. 68, premiered in 1876, led to claims that he was B ... ice and piano, although he selected many undeserving texts for them. His piano writing is more difficult than it sounds; hence, these works appeal to pianists who are more concerned with musicality th ...

(8 pages) 140 1 4.2 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES. A discussion of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution and how it has overcome the trials and tribulations of time.

of the world were outraged, scientists were displeased with this farfetched grasp of science, and a cult following of Darwinists was created. Not to mention the fact that the general population was in ... s obvious negative effects Darwin's theory had on Victorian society, was the fact that it created a cult-like following of Darwinists. Many European youth had turned Darwin's theory into a new religio ...

(9 pages) 443 3 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Charles Darwin

Charles Manson, Orgins of a Madman

s childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control peopleled to the creation of a family-like cult and ultimately to the bloody murders of numerousinnocent people.Charles M. Manson was born in C ... ed Manson was able to control these people by replacing their father figures.'It wasn't a very difficult process. He was dealing withlonely insecure people in need of a father figure, people whodidn't ...

(10 pages) 204 1 4.8 May/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Skinhead Violence

azi symbols. These happen to be a few trademarks but across the world 'Skinhead'refers to a diverse cult of young people. The origin of this cult goes back to the 60's inEngland, where menacing-lookin ... ing-looking, shaven-headed and tattooed youths in combat boots began tobe seen in the streets. This cult has matured into a large collection of smaller gangs across33 countries. The ages of members ra ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


A democratic social system advocates for equality of the people. Democratic social conditions cultivate attitudes of petty materialism, individualism, a cult to conformity to mass opinion and cu ... gs they would show more experience and reserve and be able to keep themselves in check without difficulty. But they feel imprisoned within limits from which they are apparently not allowed to escape. ...

(15 pages) 233 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

"Wicca" a research paper I did about the religion.

matter how peaceful it may seem, is believed to be, by most Christians, evil. Once thought of as a cult and recently recognized as a religion, Wicca, in its peaceful existence, is still considered by ... o use tarot cards, wands, staffs, and wear robes that generally drag the floor.A big part of Wiccan culture is the practice of magick. Magick is spelled with a "k" to distinguish it from the types of ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Obedience to authority

The research of group conformity and obedience to authority in cults is the topic that I am highly interested in writing about. Two aspects that are important in g ... is imperative to point out the differences between these two types of behavior. Conformity within a cult forces members to change their attitudes and beliefs in order to match those of others within t ... n order to match those of others within the group, which are engraved by the leader.The research of cults can easily be related to the concept of obedience to authority expressed in Stanley Milgram's ...

(1 pages) 152 0 1.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

One Day In the Life of Ivan Denisovich (Josef Stalin, communism)

nce against internal enemies. Conformity was enforced by police terror, and by a mindless Stalinist cult. Censorship and imprisonment came swift to any likely dissenter, which is why Solzhenitsyn's On ...

(3 pages) 68 1 2.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

"Heavens Gate" Cult.

1. What characteristics of the group you have chosen to study reflect those associated with a cult? They all follow the same belief. They have a set of laws that must be followed, or will ... ive a more suitable body for the "Kingdom of Heaven". All of these are things that I associate with cults.2.Who is their leader and what kind of message does he/she espouse? The clan's ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

This essay describes women in china during the Qing dynasty

l female virtue. Indeed, the Qing rulers promoted chastity to the point where it became virtually a cult. The Han dynasty was a time when several important morality books for and about women were publ ... practice of following one's husband into death by suicide (Xunsi). During the late Qing dynasty the cult of chaste widowhood reached new heights and received extensive support from the state. Essentia ...

(9 pages) 111 0 4.5 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

A case study about the Aum Shinrikyo, Sarin attack on a Tokyo subway system, March 20, 1995.

apan. In 1984 he started a small publishing house and yoga school, which gradually developed into a cult. He renamed himself Shoko Asahara ("Bright Light"), embarked on a course of cult expansion, inc ...

(4 pages) 43 0 1.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Wild, Wild West and David Lowenthal.

as science fiction to examine how we rebel against inherited tradition that has risen to the modern cult of preservation. The Past is a Foreign Country shows that although the past has ceased to be a ...

(3 pages) 33 2 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Rock and Roll in Texas.

n. My personal favorite musical genre is rock, and Blue October is a Houston rock band. They have a cult-like following and have recently gotten a lot of radio airtime so I was excited to attend. Whil ...

(2 pages) 34 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Cults and their negative aspects to society

CultsThe topic concerns cults as a method of direction for those who are displacedor are lonely. I d ... or those who are displacedor are lonely. I disagree with this, for the following reasons.Firstly, a cult is a group of people that live in their own secret society, awayfrom the outside world. As a me ... oup of people that live in their own secret society, awayfrom the outside world. As a member of the cult, the person has given up theirpersonal and social life, which leads to the loss of their freedo ...

(1 pages) 24 0 2.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Struggle between Good and Evil/An essay about Avoiding Homework

use to hang out with friends and also has your parents convinced you are trying to be a diverse and cultured individual. It is not difficult to get into such after school activities. There are many cl ... vities. There are many clubs and organizations around campus that will gladly accept you into their cult...uh..I mean club. The Young Communist League is always accepting new members that are willing ...

(2 pages) 38 2 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In what way has the marketing of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy, fulfilled the expectations of the target audience?

a movie audience and creating a financially viable movie, but he also had to appeal to the colossal cult following of JRR Tolkien's novels written half a century previously.There is always a great dea ...

(11 pages) 106 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

This essay is about religion, concerning a cult or sect, mine was the Aum Shinrikyo, translated as The Supreme Truth. They were responsible for the Gas release in the Tokia subways.

n extreme way. Another point of the project was to describe Salvation and the way that your sect or cult saw or thought to reach Salvation.Description of the sect:The Aum Shinrikyo sect is mainly a Ja ... who reside mostly in Japan, but some operate in small enduring Russian cells as well. Although the cult has been outlawed in Russia, Japanese authorities have been reluctant to invoke a 1952 anti-sub ...

(5 pages) 33 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays