Essays Tagged: "Incest"


Incest is one of the most interesting taboos of our time. The definition of incest is a highly contr ... aboos of our time. The definition of incest is a highly controversial topic. Yet, the definition of incest is one of the most important definitions for the people involved, though the law=s and psycho ... itions for the people involved, though the law=s and psychologists= meanings are not much the same. Incest needs to be similarly defined for the incestuous parties, both by the law and by psychologist ...

(5 pages) 147 0 3.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Phaedra's Charactor

eveloped that, even before the drama begins, before she has acted, prior to her committing symbolic incest with her step-son Hippolytus, she is guilty. In her desire to absolve herself, she clings to ... truggle then revolves around the solar and earthly principles cohabiting within her.The 'monstrous' incestuous love she bears for Hippolytus is visible to her. She is, however, unable to cope with it, ...

(4 pages) 91 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice

Edgar Allan Poe'sliterature. .Lovers who unlock thirteen generation's of Mayfair family secrets and incest;discovering that their intervention becomes a more complex-intertwining destiny.Our Antagonis ... without knowing it...or doesshe?These three main characters learn of the history, the scandals, the incest, the beauty,and the apparition. The apparition is the Protagonist of the story, and goes by t ...

(6 pages) 49 0 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Abortion: Choice Vs. Murder, an argumentative paper

egnancy leading into an abortion, would be if it were a product of a violent crime, such as rape or incest.Why should women be made to care for children that were not intentionally wanted or planned f ...

(3 pages) 316 3 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Ethics: Argues points made by Prof. Raymond Angelo Belliotti's essay Sexual Intercourse Between Consenting Adults Is Always Permissible

ns are permissible (pp618) Some of the topics which he covers are rape, bestiality, necrophilia and incest. But before we explore those more taboo sexual relations let us look at the general overview ... owing portion of the essay he talks about such taboo subjects as rape, bestiality, necrophilia, and incest. So let's look at rape. Obviously, sociologically we see rape as being intrinsically wrong, i ...

(6 pages) 64 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

"Why Abortions Should be Illegal".

regnancy is lifethreatening to the mother, or the fetus had abnormalities, or the pregnancy was fromincest then it was legal to terminate the pregnancy. On January 22, 1973 the SupremeCourt of the Uni ... day just within the United States.With adding together all the abortions that have to do with rap, incest and the mother'sphysical health only adds up to seven percent of abortions. I believe life st ...

(2 pages) 77 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Comparison of Incestuous Relationships Throughout History.

Comparison of Incestuous Relationships Throughout HistoryThough there are many subjects and areas to write a compa ... many subjects and areas to write a comparison essay on, the most unusual to me is the discussion of incest. This topic is found throughout early historical literature in Enuma Elish, the Holy Bible, a ... ical literature in Enuma Elish, the Holy Bible, and later John Milton's Paradise Lost. The theme of incest was predominant within parent/child relationships. The results of these relationships had sig ...

(13 pages) 139 2 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


nhood set out in list L. This includes cases in which the fetus is conceived through either rape or incest." According to the abortion book by Selmer Bringsjord, three people discuss the three views o ...

(9 pages) 254 4 4.2 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Never Given a Chance, is a pro-life opinion based essay.

hat kind of "choice" is that?There are those among us who repeatedly point out cases of rape and incest as their defense of abortion. However, only two percent of the 1.5 million abortions that t ...

(2 pages) 55 3 4.6 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

This essay outlines the similarities in theme, symbolism and writing structure between William Shakespear's "Hamlet" and Sophocles "Oedipus King".

ies between Oedipus King and Hamlet, especially when it relates to the theme of the tormented king, incest, and Shakespeare's and Sophocles metaphorical references to vision and hearing. Sophocles Oed ... edy of Oedipus the King.Another powerful similarity between Hamlet and Oedipus king is the theme of incest. The motif of incest runs throughout Hamlet and is frequently alluded to by Hamlet and the gh ...

(3 pages) 164 0 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Fall Of The House Of Usher" by Edgar Allen Poe

ape desolation.Family: Metions of questions and problems to do with descent and generation. Hint of incest is raised. Troubled family line. There is a return to the description of the setting which ev ... ellar. The vault door opens and Madeline arises wearing white robes covered in blood.Narcissism and Incest: Narcissist can't break out of the circle of self-love. Roderick won't look beyond his family ...

(2 pages) 118 2 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

This essay is an essay on abortion which is written in Regerian argumentation style. It addresses both the prolife and prochoice viewpoints but is ultimately pro life.

t when the pregnancy threatens the life of the mother, or if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest. 15 percent believe it should be illegal in all cases.Background informationIn the United Sta ... up their dreams and stay home to bring up babies. Worst of all, it would force victim's of rape and incest to give birth to and nurture the offspring of their rapist.The Pro Life ArgumentEach day, ind ...

(7 pages) 265 2 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Sophocles' 'Oedipus The King' - Was Oedipus a victim of hubris or a victim of the gods?

must have been caused by a large sin. The largest sin we see in the play is obviously parricide and incest, which Dodds claims were the "greatest a man can commit" (Dodds). But this can not be what he ... ble?The hubris of Oedipus seems to occur much later than the punishment. He has been involved in an incestuous relationship for many years before this hubris becomes apparent. Some traditionalists wou ...

(5 pages) 161 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why do people comply to social rules and expectation.

les are divided into two, direct rules(written formal rules) such as laws regarding manslaughter or incest and indirect rules(unwritten informal rules) such as norms, values and traditions of a partic ...

(6 pages) 159 1 4.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Child Prostitution and Sexual Abuse: A Short History

abused in one way or another. The abuse has taken many forms, from marriage at a very young age to incest, and even slavery. It has not just been prevalent in today's society, child sexual abuse and ... of life, from birth to death to rebirth. Family relationships in ancient Egypt had no taboo against incest, and it may have been considered normal from the pharaoh to the lowest slave.The royal family ...

(11 pages) 309 5 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters > Child Abuse

Anne SextonA Life of Drama, Joy, and Poetry

usually heard. She touched on subjects that were considered to be taboo in her era; everything from incest to masturbation. Sexton was born in 1928. She grew up in a conventional middle- class family, ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This paper is a position paper on abortion. It's broken down into eight subheadings to explain the importance of not aborting a fetus.

otives. Motivations from comfort. The harm to or possible death of the mother, and cases of rape or incest can all be examined, and in none of these situations is there sufficient justification for th ... etus because she doesn't want that child; perhaps the unwanted child comes from a rape or an act of incest, but it may be that the woman does not want a child at that time. Many believe if a woman abo ...

(9 pages) 160 0 4.9 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Oedipus Rex is filled with many moral themes that question the ideas of sin, guilt, and destiny.

o kill him, thus Oedipus used self defense. Another crime that Oedipus was said to be guilty of was incest. After he killed his father, Oedipus went back to the town of Thebes and solved the riddle th ... use she was given to him as a sign of the towns appreciation; Oedipus could not have been guilty of incest. Both the murder of his father and the crime of incest were justified and his innocence was p ...

(4 pages) 87 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Tragic Flaw of the Riddle Solver: Oedipus Rex(by Sophocles)

committing a moral sin of killing his father, marrying his mother, and producing an offspring with incest due to his tragic flaws--hubris, rage and short temperedness. In this passage, Oedipus's hubr ...

(4 pages) 62 0 3.7 May/2004

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

The Sound and the Fury:Interpreting Caddy Compson

entations. Critics have also widely discussed Faulkner's treatment of issues such as race, suicide, incest, time, history, and religion. Central to any reading of the novel, however, is the character ... that the scene suggests Quentin's implication in his sister's later promiscuity, as well as his own incestuous feelings towards her.When Caddy reaches sexual maturity, Quentin is still trying to prote ...

(8 pages) 38 0 3.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American