Essays Tagged: "helplessness"

Sophocles:The Legend of Greek Tragedy

The spirit of Sophocles is the strife to understand the irresistible movement of events, and man's helplessness as far as fate is concerned (Hamilton 258-59). This strife for knowledge is the driving ...

(4 pages) 168 0 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

This essay is about how infants learn to trust or mistrust. i used it my child psycology class

portant about learning trust and what kind of trust is the infant learning. Learning to trust one's helplessness to a trustworthy caregiver is the primary learning task of infancy. The infant needs to ...

(3 pages) 364 0 4.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Antigone vs Ismene by Sophocles

thIsmene. From her first response, "No, I have heard nothing"(344). Ismene reveals herpassivity and helplessness in the light of Creon's decree. Thus, from the start, Ismeneis characterized as traditi ... so thatwe must obey....(346)Once again Ismene's words clearly state her weak, feminine character andhelplessness within her own dimensions. Antigone, not happy with her sistersresponse chides her sist ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.5 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Triumph over tragedy. Speaks of Kate Chopin's "The avakening"

head for the characters. We become enraptured by tragedies. We feel the pain, the suffering and the helplessness of the characters as the tragedy unwinds. However powerful a story Kate Chopins' The Aw ...

(5 pages) 95 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A very short essay. giving a overview of Like a Winding Sheet by Ann Perty

d. The imprisonment that he feels comes from different areas, his job, his perceptions, and his own helplessness in the face of control that he feels from women.His job is a source of imprisonment bec ... o make changes in the way his job was done he wouldn't feel the pain. As it is, there is a sense of helplessness because he is not free to make the changes.He perceives that incidents happen to him be ...

(2 pages) 82 1 1.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ernest Hemmingway's In Our Time - an essay comparing the lost generation and the people in Hemmingway's short stories.

the coming home of an overly overdue soldier from World War I as in "Soldier's Home" or the seeming helplessness of the American wife in "Cat in the Rain," Hemingway clearly shows that all is not nece ...

(9 pages) 118 1 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Title: The Horse Dealer's Daughter by D.H. Lawrence. The relationship between two characters: Mabel and Dr.Ferguson.

doesn't care about anything but nevertheless, he watches his family's horses "with a glazed look of helplessness in his eyes." Since his future is unwelcoming, Joe compares himself to the horses. The ...

(2 pages) 86 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Poetry Analysis of "Batter My Heart, Three Personed God, For You" by: John Donne

As he continues in prayer, the character becomes more distraught. He explains his feelings of total helplessness in the simile found in line five, where he compares himself to an usurped town. By line ...

(3 pages) 18322 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

An essay on the politics of gender roles. Examines the traditional gender roles, and women who are changing them.

ter despite the emotional and physical costs. The true battle here lies in muscles and strength vs. helplessness and weakness. Would being stronger make women more powerful? Even more intriguing is, i ...

(3 pages) 303 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Relating Psychological Evidence to the Promotion of Healthier Eating in Children.

lead to denial and avoidance, while Banyard's research has shown that fear can lead to feelings of helplessness which mar the likelihood of recipients' implementation and adherence to healthy modes o ...

(9 pages) 146 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Inequality as a Female Slave.

hem were predisposed to sexual and economical exploitation by the master class. As a result of such helplessness, countless female slaves experienced far greater immoral abuse than their male counterp ...

(5 pages) 127 0 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

Managing Change in Merger or Acquisition.

h and development. When change occurs, and these ties are forcibly broken, the result is a sense of helplessness, loss of control over the situation, and a lowered self-image. Employees build expectat ... e a more successful merger, strategy must be planned to prevent employees from feeling the sense of helplessness. An employee who feels helpless is one who will not be productive. It is unhealthy and ...

(4 pages) 396 1 3.1 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Commentary on Yeats' poem, "Leda and the Swan".

he Greek myth of Leda's rape by Zeus, as he uses diction to emphasize the divinity of Zeus, and the helplessness of Leda. Most of the words used to identify Leda describe her physical aspects with hel ... s to blend the sensual with the sinister as he says "her thighs caressed/ By the dark webs". Leda's helplessness is continually emphasized as in "her nape caught in his bill,/ (...) her helpless breas ...

(2 pages) 67 1 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Celebration" written by W.D. Valgardson.

Feelings of HelplessnessAt one point or another we all succumb to the feeling of helplessness in our lives. Whet ... nct of survival is apparent. "Celebration" written by W.D. Valgardson studies that instinct and the helplessness of situations that drives us to it.Valgardson introduces various situations that requir ... .Valgardson introduces various situations that require survival techniques in the story. One is the helplessness of the children in the violent home atmosphere and the poverty that they live in. Whene ...

(3 pages) 22 0 1.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why Macbeth Was A Tragedy. (Shakespeare) This essay describes the main aspects of macbeths downfall due to his excessive ambition.

The play Macbeth can leave us with a very strong sense of helplessness. The character MacBeth is convinced that when he is hit by bad times that he is a victi ...

(3 pages) 43 1 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Effects of Abortion on Women.

their traumatic experience.The aborted women experience the reactions like guilty feeling, anxiety, helplessness, shameful feeling, grief, remorse; urge to cry without control, feeling angry, a lot of ...

(3 pages) 91 2 3.1 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Native son (richard wright) and Bigger's struggle for power.

e worst and he is on the run to save his life. Whether through moments of severe vulnerability and helplessness, fits of anger and rage, flashes of fear and anxiety, times of embarrassment and humili ... y guarded" (45). Later in the novel, while on the run for his crimes, bigger feels true fear, true helplessness. After being hosed down off of a water tank, Bigger is dragged to his awaiting, unwant ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Explication of phllip larkin's "cut grass"

sharp sounds of "cut grass" imply fierceness, while the next phrase "lies frail," is reminiscent of helplessness and weakness. He continues to parallel sounds by using phrases such as "brief is the br ...

(2 pages) 44 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Against death penalty.

ther human beings. Whydeprive ourselves of any chance to redeem such errors? Why condemn yourself tohelplessness when faced with persecuted innocence.I know there are those who say that execution is j ...

(3 pages) 94 3 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

9/11 - An Indians Outlook .

powerful nation on earth , projects an oddly helpless image of itself. And one more reason to this helplessness is that, the most dreaded and wanted man on earth, Osama Bin laden , might be planning ...

(1 pages) 46 1 2.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays