Essays Tagged: "escape from reality"

Symbolism for Independence and Freedom in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

he house in Cheniere Caminada, Edna takes off many pieces of clothing and is then free to sleep and escape from reality. Also, when she swims, Edna is in the least amount of clothes and feels more com ...

(2 pages) 203 2 4.4 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Glass Menagerie - Symbolism - Tenesee Williams

represent many different things. Many of the symbols used in the play try to symbolize some form of escape or difference between reality and illusion.The first symbol, presented in the first scene, is ... ridge" seems to be a one way passage. But the direction varies for each character. For Tom, thefire escape is the way out of the world of Amanda and Laura and an entrance into the world of reality. Fo ...

(3 pages) 128 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is an essay on drugs and the legalization of them. It was turned in and convinced many of those to whom I had presented it to.

Why not take a little escape from reality?The request for legalizing drugs has entered the mainstream of public debates in ...

(5 pages) 131 2 3.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Dreams vs. Reality: The play "The Glass Menagerie" written by Thomas Lanier Williams, posses different aspects of how the Wingfields escape into their own little happy place.

Others look at the world as it is....the world of reality. The imagination allows people to find an escape from reality to cope with the problems faced each day. The play "The Glass Menagerie" written ... Glass Menagerie" written by Thomas Lanier Williams, posses different aspects of how the Wingfields escape into their own little happy place. The author expresses escapism in the form of wishful think ...

(3 pages) 93 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"Ode to a Nightingale" This essay discusses the numerous symbolism and imagery John Keats uses throughout his poem.

s for. Countless pieces of the poem indicate that he also wishes for immortality and the ability to escape from reality and into another state of consciousness and the ecstasy of the nightingale's son ... nd "odes." In an extremely imperfect, unharmonious world of reality, the author yearns for a way to escape the difficulties of reality and human life. In an attempt to accomplish his escape, Keats tri ...

(5 pages) 121 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Glass Menagerie : The play as a study of escapism

reality. Laura, Tom, Amanda and Jim are unable to live in their present life, but instead manage to escape from their lives into fantasy's and illusions. Amanda tries to escape from reality by living ... from reality by living in the past and by trying to control her children. Tom, who seeks adventure, escapes from his life by going to the movies night after night and by working on his writing. Even J ...

(5 pages) 89 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Commentary on "To sleep" (John Keats)

y years old. In an iambic pentameter, the narrator talks directly to Sleep, asking "him" to provide escape from reality. With rimes in A-B-A-B structure, the author here makes a very melodic and harmo ...

(2 pages) 55 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Wole Solinka's Death and the King's Horseman: The Ways We See Death

nishment. Rather, life with shame is their punishment. In the European world, suicide is seen as an escape from reality, from responsibility.In the Nigerian Yoruba culture, death is a natural progress ...

(1 pages) 38 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman

elf and he deceives his family and he tries to believe that everything is in order. It is a kind of escape from reality and from the real world. The failures derives from the lies.His wife is Linda Lo ...

(4 pages) 80 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Television and our Children

er a rigorous day by observing the television. Sports, movies and documentaries provide a temporary escape from reality. However while adults are usually able to distinguish between fact and fiction t ... with deep-rooted emotional problems will surrender themselves blindly to make believe, in order to escape their otherwise unstable world, or gain some power and control over it.Observation of some ch ...

(7 pages) 72 0 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Perspectives of Horses of the Night by Margaret Lawrence

would create fantasy worlds in which they live when life does not seem to go their way. In order to escape from reality is sometimes necessary as it enables ones creativity to grow and dreams to go on ... is sometimes necessary as it enables ones creativity to grow and dreams to go on, but when a person escapes too much from reality they may start to lose track of their lives and collapse and break dow ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ode to a Nightingale

s 127) Countless pieces of the poem indicate that he also wishes for immortality and the ability to escape from reality and into another state of consciousness and the ecstasy of the nightingale's son ... nd "odes." In an extremely imperfect, unharmonious world of reality, the author yearns for a way to escape the difficulties of reality and human life. In an attempt to accomplish his escape, Keats tri ...

(5 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

A Response to Pete Hamill's article entitled "Crack in the Box," relating the symptoms of a tv addict to a drug addict

reates the same influence over a person's life that a drug can have. The abuse of drugs provides an escape from reality, a feeling of indifference towards society, and generates an undeserved stimulus ... ct personnel thoughts and emotion when their beloved Dawson's Creek is on. Television is used as an escape from the stresses of reality. How many people come home from a rough day at work, sit down on ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Escape From the Dread of the Future in "The Defeated" and Willa Cather's "Paul Case" by Nadine Gordimer.

having a party in her lowly home, Miriam takes her friends to a movie. The movie is symbolic of the escape from reality that Miriam most desires. There is a passage in "The Defeated" which reveals how ... at it," (410). Paul probably knows what he wants a little more than Miriam. Miriam clearly wants to escape a future of living behind the Concession store and she's willing to work hard to get to schoo ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Book You Would Save for Posterity: "The Vampire Chronicles" by Anne Rice.

Gold", "Blackwood Farm", and "Blood Canticle".I really like these books because they are sort of an escape from reality, while they still refer back to certain points in history. So these books can be ...

(1 pages) 443 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Research Paper-Decriminalization of Marijuana

pipe. It is also otherwise consumed worldwide by an estimated 200,000,000 persons for pleasure, an escape from reality, or relaxation. Marijuana is known by a variety of names such as in the United S ...

(7 pages) 75 3 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Methods of Drug Abuse Prevention

mpt to rid society of drugs and drug related crime.There are many reasons for drug abuse, including escape from reality, search for awareness and mysticism, masking pain, blunting anxiety, fighting de ...

(10 pages) 199 0 3.0 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Catcher In The Rye

On the Run from Reality You can escape from jail, school, or even from eating your vegetables at home, but how can you escape from r ... from reality? In the book Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger creates a main character that tries to escape from reality. This character, Holden Caulfield, sees that most people cope with reality by be ... le cope with reality by being phony and making self-destructive choices. Holden, in the other hand, escapes reality by fantasizing about his sex life, random immature things, and his future dream. ...

(2 pages) 50 0 4.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why Young Ppl Smoke

re many reasons why young people smoke. Smoking cigarettes, for some people, is comforting: an easy escape from reality. People in general, are constantly hunting for the carefree enjoyment we enjoy i ...

(1 pages) 256 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Harry potter and censorship

nd provokes them to think and draw their own conclusions about things, it also provides a necessary escape from reality for them. This is why censoring children's books can be rather destructive to th ... itchcraft for that matter. One of the main draws to the book for children is that it offers them an escape from reality. "It's really fun reading books that take you into a different world (Wilgoren, ...

(6 pages) 542 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American