Essays Tagged: "instincts"


ar, suspicion, revenge or envy caused by a real or imagined threat or challenge to one's possessive instincts. It may be provoked by rivalry, in sexual love, by competition or by desires for the quali ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.3 Jan/1997

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

Jack as the devil. Lord of the Flies

, for instance, feel some regrets for theblood on his hands. But before long he represses and noble instinctsand embraces a life of savagery. He makes the psychological breaksymbolically when he bapti ...

(1 pages) 44 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Birth of a Nation - Art or Propaganda

Mankind, engaging in war, driven by whatever instincts guide him, seeks to keep the defeats and victories of battle in his memory and on his cons ...

(3 pages) 109 0 4.2 Jan/1996

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

Collective Thinking

n that will set people free? You must be on your guard against you own most primitive reactions and instincts.? The second thing we need to do to guard against ?group minds,? is to question our positi ...

(3 pages) 221 2 3.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

John Irving's "The World According to Garp"

spiring, his grammatical proprieties is severely limited.'(51) It has also been said that Irving's "instincts are so basically sound, his talents for storytelling are so bright and strong..."(55) I ag ...

(4 pages) 34 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Whose deformity is more serious. Speaks of Flannery O' Connor's noted religious work Wise Blood

gurements lead to his rather odd physicaldeformities. Enoch is driven by two distinct elements: his instincts and his desire to be acceptedinto civilization. These two factors attribute most to his de ... n desperately needsa new Jesus, and Enoch, perceiving this Jesus to be an actual being, follows his instincts andbrings Hazel a three-foot shrunken man whom he honestly believes to be the savior. Befo ...

(4 pages) 46 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In the lord of the flies, Golding wanted to show his readers that there is no such thing as innocence, even in the young

g orderand pursuing survival desires rather than pleasure was rejected by Jack. Humans follow their instinctswhen they have no technology or the pleasures of today to help them establish their surviva ... st, then one of them wouldhave sacrificed his personal emotional desires for the other, but because instincts supersede innocence,innocence disappears.Simon represented the subconscious truth that lie ...

(3 pages) 84 0 3.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

My essay,"What an Animal", uses Rick Bass's "Antlers" to exemplify humanities denial and loss of it's primal roots, and the confusion that results from interaction with the last vestiges of animal instinct.

of the animal world is labeled primitive. But some humans no longer understand the primal calls and instincts their bodies still pulse with. Rick Bass gives us a quick glimpse of this in his essay "An ... as created for itself when it fights against the natural world.Randy is very close to his primal instincts. Like most of the townsfolk Randy hunts, but unlike his peers, Randy bowhunts. Without the ...

(3 pages) 53 0 5.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Freud and the Flies: A Connection between the Freudian Theory of Psychoanalysis and Characters in William Golding's Lord of the Flies

theories.The id is the oldest of the sections involved in psychoanalysis (Freud 14). It relies upon instincts to make decisions, and everything in the id is genetically inherited at birth (Freud 14). ... olding 51)." Jack posses all the characteristics of the id: he is violent, he resorts to primordial instincts in many cases, and he fails to utilize language effectively to voice his concerns and opin ...

(3 pages) 118 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin 1870 - 1924 Driven by ideological zeal, Lenin reshaped Russia and made communism into a potent global force.

ra, the rise of totalitarian states. A bookish man with a scholar's habits and a general's tactical instincts, Lenin introduced to the 20th century the practice of taking an all-embracing ideology and ...

(5 pages) 88 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Is war ever justifiable?

ogue of war. Some people reasoned that war is a biological necessity because man still has barbaric instincts. War brings man down in the scale of evolution. Nevertheless, there have been some occasio ...

(3 pages) 139 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

What does it mean that culture is all-encompassing?

cessities are widely varied. It is my belief that one's culture dictates how a person acts on these instincts by teaching them what is "normal" and acceptable. Cultures force natural or instinctive dr ...

(1 pages) 62 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

"All Quiet on the Western Front" by Erich Maria Remarque.

w ironic that Death can show a man how to live. Paul realized how to change into an animal with the instincts to survive. Death made Paul change from the schoolboy to an animal of war.Throughout his l ... slowly from day one, into an animal void of any emotion or sensation other than those of his animal instincts brought on by the war. Paul wanted the desire to read and imagine to fill him once more an ...

(2 pages) 47 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was Hitler a great leader or a monster?

rful speaking abilities to gain support and popularity. Hitler knew how to appeal to people's baser instincts and made use of their fears and insecurities. He could do that, however, only because they ...

(4 pages) 152 4 2.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

We fear what we do not understand.

me, God has given us the unique ability to think and learn. We have been created with the necessary instincts to observe our surroundings in order to gain a broader understanding of our existence. We ...

(5 pages) 82 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The three main theorie of Sigmund Freud and his contribution to society.

ferent role. What Freud names the id is an unconscious region of the mind that initiates drives and instincts. This section is responsible for giving power to the three main needs, which according to ... about satisfaction of instinctive needs." (Freud, p. 73) In other words the id cannot act on these instincts. To satisfy these instinctive needs, the id turns to another region of the mind: the ego. ...

(4 pages) 379 1 4.3 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", by Robert Louis Stevenson.

ure, inclined to hurt, murder, rob, rape, and steal. However, it is society which controls his evil instincts. Without these, men would be (and often becomes) a violent, evil animal." This quote impli ...

(3 pages) 122 3 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Book analysis of Washington Square; Jane Austen.

easonable and realistic ending.The end of this novella undoubtedly frustrates the reader's romantic instincts - the same instincts that Jane Austen endeavored to gratify. In fact, James chooses specif ...

(6 pages) 57 1 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Dynamics of Character.

er. Not a leader of average constitution, or normal abilities, but one who possessed principles and instincts not seen in many decades, perhaps since the days of Lincoln. In Franklin Delano Roosevelt, ...

(5 pages) 37 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Lord of the flies analysis

Lord of the Flies" starts with a very organized and functional society. In the beginning, the boys' instincts commence and they stick together. With this functional society the boys choose a leader, w ...

(3 pages) 38 0 2.3 Dec/2003

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