Essays Tagged: "cynics"

Baby Boomers Are Jealous. Generation x

and my peers are described as a bunch of apathetic slackers unconcerned with family values, godless cynics resentful of the preceding generations.Since Douglas Coupland's Book Generation X came out in ...

(4 pages) 134 0 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


Stoics, Epicureans, Skeptics and Cynics are all philosophies that many great people based their entire mature lives on. These differe ... life or even just help look at life at a different prospective.The stoics, epicureans, skeptics and cynics offered a revolutionary doctrine giving their followers meaning and direction in their lives. ... rities and at the same time many differences with each doctrine in stoics, epicureans, skeptics and cynics.SimilaritiesEach of the views that the stoics, epicureans, and cynics have their versions of ...

(4 pages) 252 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

The reasons why Christmas is overrated, in paragraph format.

day after Thanksgiving kicks off the year's biggest month-long orgy of consumerism. The critics and cynics, and some moralists, will decry it all and wish for the golden days of yore. For the rest, an ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

J. Gay-Williams: The Wrongfulness of Euthanasia.

asia is not the practice a lot but it is slowly gaining acceptance within our society. According to Cynics there is an increasing tendency to devalue human life, but William Gay don't believe this is ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Review of "love actually"

Cynics may be sick, romantics will feel their spirits soar. Richard Curtis returns.The writer re ...

(1 pages) 44 2 4.6 May/2004

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

Cynicism in the novel Catcher in the Rye. This essay is a research paper on what trates of a teenage cynic Holden displays, and how that relates to his actions.

nduct is motivated wholly by self-interest" (cynic). That definition does nothing other than making cynics sound pernicious it doesn't show the big picture. There's no mention of lost values, sorrowfu ... the wounded childlike soul that lurks behind a cynic's sarcasm" (i-cynic). Perhaps there is more to cynics other than hating everything that occupies space.Cynics are idealists under a misshapen and c ...

(3 pages) 35 1 4.6 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Sleepless in Seattle" and Culture

filling in for the lack of a strong plot. And, while they have a point, there's something that the cynics are missing -- it's meant to be this way. By its own admission, this film is intended as a th ...

(5 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2006

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

The following Essay will aim to explain in terms of psychological study why familiarity is attractive.

effect. So therefore the regularity of contact increases the liking or disliking of someone. Some cynics would say,‘Familiarity breeds contempt’. (Cullis etal, 1999, pg296)But many social psychol ...

(2 pages) 21 1 2.3 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

A comparison between Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and Mendes' "American Beauty"

that idea.Format -EssayThe Great American Dream was and still is a popular concept amongst literary cynics; the belief that working harder now would earn you the things that you've always wanted, the ...

(5 pages) 37 2 4.6 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Satire News and Its Affect on Our Nation

ional news. Many opponents of news satire say that this brand of comedy is creating young political cynics. However, in a world where our news is spoon fed to us and labeled as truth, we need the coun ... g and the political process in general. However, cynicism has its place in society. These so called cynics are could merely be better informed of the crooked policies that occur in our government and ...

(9 pages) 2162 0 0.0 Dec/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing