Essays Tagged: "cynical"

Synthesis of litterature. Speaks of Shakespeare, Descartes, Voltaire, Shelly,

s, had one theme that will combine them all. The bond that holds all of these works together is the cynical outlook they all share on life.Faust is the epic battle between man and his limitations with ... cate things. This is a journey that sees Mephistopheles try a backwards attempt at showing the ever cynical Faust that there is a reason to keep on living. As it is now, Faust believes that his life i ...

(6 pages) 62 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas. What was/were the ongoing theme(s) of this novel? Explain and support your answer.

l's mind. Instead of the innocent, carefree, life-loving boy of nineteen, Dantes is now a hardened, cynical, and mistrustful man in his mid-thirties. It seems a reverse baptism of sorts takes place in ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Lesson

cial inequality to a distracted group of city kids, of whom Sylvia, the main character, is the most cynical. The conflict between Sylvia and Miss Moore, "This nappy-head bitch and her goddamn college ...

(3 pages) 85 0 1.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Essay dealing with the Age of Reform, known as the Progressive Era (1820-1860). Hits on the women, penal institutions, and the temperance movement.

mistic and optimistic views of human nature. Slavery, for example, was an issue that dealt with the cynical views in the south. Slavery as we would see it today would seem cruel and unjust, however, b ...

(3 pages) 133 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Is Censorship Wrong and Cynical? Censorship opinion essay

Is Censorship Wrong and Cynical?Music, movies, and books should not be censored. Authors deliberately create to express them ...

(1 pages) 82 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

How helpful is Boyer in explaining or understanding religion? This is an analysis of Pascal Boyer's "Religion Explained"

igion is a primary factor in many psychotic actions performed by humans. There are numerous typical cynical answers to the lasting question of why religions exist. Religions are said to offer reasons ...

(8 pages) 137 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"The Picture of Dorian Gray" (by Oscar Wilde) - brief plot outline - character analysis - critical evaluation

friend, Lord Henry Wotton, a sinister aristocrat, who has a certain influence to other people. His cynical outlook on life, his "mental poison" should not come into Dorian's mind. But Against Basil's ... elderly aristocrat, who has a certain influence to other people, but in a highly negative way. His cynical outlook on life, his "mental poison" influences Dorian from the first time they meet and Hen ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Philosophy

t happiness is attainable but of course within each individual. Basically, whether an individual is cynical or is a piece of a whole, happiness is a vibrant part of all three views.Every single viewpo ...

(4 pages) 252 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"The Lesson" is a story about one African-American girl's struggle with her growing awareness of class inequality. (works cited included)

cial inequality to a distracted group of city kids, of whom Sylvia, the main character, is the most cynical. The conflict between Sylvia and Miss Moore, "This nappy-head bitch and her goddamn college ... f government and then suggesting that the poor can turn to businessmen who lobbied for such cuts is cynical indeed" (Kozol 82). He appeals to intellect by using statistics, which show that the nation ...

(11 pages) 256 4 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Review and analysis of the poem "America" by Allen Ginsberg - written as a lecture, but is in essay format

such as going to chinatown- but he presents them with an interesting perspective- often political, cynical or sexual- which is why people either love or hate Allen Ginsberg's work. His pieces are oft ... ibilities under his belt as if he is america. Although whilst doing this, he still holds a somewhat cynical approach.In the last verse, he takes on a responsible yet not soley responsible role in the ...

(2 pages) 10039 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Earle Birney's poem "David"

ghout this poem is the onset of maturity and all the barriers that must be over come. The tone is a cynical one, when Bob is asked by David to push him over the edge to his death. This poem also inclu ...

(3 pages) 12285 1 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Streetcar named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.

ter to see whyshe lied, and by justifying herself, she appears a tragic self absorbed failure, not acynical manipulator. Blanche is described as having a 'tense , hunched position',which shows her obv ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Crime and punishment" by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

hor takes the first few pages to discuss the main character. The main character is extremely proud, cynical, and emotionally detached from humanity and somewhat in a mental state. Traits that may get ...

(2 pages) 78 2 3.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Holden Caufield's distinct personality in J.D. Salinger's novel, "The Catcher in the Rye".

el The Catcher in the Rye, has two distinct sides to his personality. He is sometimes sarcastic and cynical, and he is sometimes kind and sweet. The majority of the book is in Holden's sarcastic and c ... ok Holden has two clashing personalities. This makes it hard to distinguish who he really is. Is he cynical and sarcastic, sweet and kind, or both? J.D. Salinger has done an excellent job of making th ...

(1 pages) 18 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

This is a comparison of the two pairs of lovers in Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing".

le represents the epitome of a "love/hate" relationship. They share many things in common. Both are cynical when it comes to love and resist the idea of love and marriage. They both are witty and inte ... at the reactions these two experience are brought about by their secret love for one another. Their cynical attitude towards love prevents them from allowing themselves to admit their love for each ot ...

(3 pages) 74 1 4.0 Oct/2003

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

Through the theme of innocence Salinger is able to bring forth different elements of litterature which will be discussed in this essay.

of the novel, is residing at Pency Prep. Holden is an intelligent and sensitive boy but has a very cynical and jaded point of view of the world. Holden finds the hypocrisy and the ugliness of the wor ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This paper is a analysis of "The Love Song of Alfred Prufrock" by Alfred Prufrock.

ng about love, it is about one man's inability to love (himself or the world around him.) It is the cynical statement of a man who does not believe good things will ever happen to him, or that the wor ...

(5 pages) 216 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

TS Eliot's piece, Our Whimpering World

t was extremely affected by World War I and as aresult his writings were blatantly dominated by his cynical views of the world aroundhim. Constructed in 1925 Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men" was one of m ...

(5 pages) 29 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Magic vs. Technology in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

nsight and sensitivity to social injustices throughout the ages. Many critics call attention to the cynical ending as evidence of Twain's own disappointment with the promises of technology and progres ...

(2 pages) 29 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain

Catcher in the Rye Theme:Human beings are advised not to judge books by their covers, rather that they should look further than the obvious and try to apprehend the implied meaning

vered the novel of a decade, a story that has now made the name "Holden Caulfield" synonymous with "cynical adolescent." Within the novel, however, there are more "books" into which we can read a bit ...

(8 pages) 61 0 4.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers