Essays Tagged: "Irish people"

A point by point comarison of South Park and a modest proposal

repancy in the comparison of these two; Swift was talking about the starvation and suffering of the Irish people, and South Park seems to focus on less, dare we say, important topics. I plan to dispel ... d finally how South Park addresses issues that are no less important to society today than starving Irish people in the eighteenth century.The ability that both Swift and Parker and Stone have to poin ...

(4 pages) 125 1 3.9 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Scotch Irish Influences on Appalachian Culture and American History

A large number of people of "Scotch-Irish lineage" settled in The Appalachian Mountain area of North Carolina. By the beginning of the 1 ... untains were of several different ethnic backgrounds; there were English, Germans, French Hugenots, Irish, and some Indians. Nevertheless, the majority of the settlers in this area were the Scotch-Iri ... ertheless, the majority of the settlers in this area were the Scotch-Irish, from Ulster. The Scotch-Irish, were the most influential people in America by the end of the 1700s, because they "numbered 3 ...

(7 pages) 63 0 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Emigration: Compare and contrast the treatment of emigration and rural life in "The Country Boy" by John Murphy and "Philadelphia, Here I Come" by Brian Freill.

the famine of 1845. Over one million people left Ireland to go to The United States Of America, and Irish people have been leaving ever since. It used to be that everyone who left, were leaving due to ...

(7 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

British Imperialism in James Joyce's "The Dead" and Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal".

arch England, has been a long and tumultuous one. Throughout centuries of British rule, millions of Irish citizens have suffered at the hands of the English, causing an air of unrest which continues t ... ile examining the hostility which exists within Ireland, many authors have also shed a light on the Irish people's rich culture and unique beliefs, key aspects which makes the island such a fascinatin ...

(6 pages) 115 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Easter 1916" by William Butler Yeats.

s of English implants. For six hundred years, the English presence has been threatening to decimate Irish cultural values. At the turn of the nineteenth century, a new movement to restore Irish herita ... eritage to the emerald isle was gaining momentum. It was a time of uncertainty. A new generation of Irish people was looking for an identity, and a new generation of artists was catering to them. They ...

(9 pages) 144 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Fighting Irish.

The Fighting IrishThe Irish have come a long way in American society from the struggles they once faced, during t ... merican society from the struggles they once faced, during the immigration wave of the late 1800's. Irish americans faced many hardships during this time, and overcame them all. The first fight that t ... his only led the people to another battle, across the ocean to the "new world". After settling, the Irish had yet a third affliction thrown upon them, which was their struggle to overcome the prejudic ...

(5 pages) 61 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal"

story many nations have struggled to maintain financial order. Ireland is no exception; in fact the Irish people experienced an extreme case of poverty and desperation. Among other things, the people ... the poor of Ireland, the impact it will have on society, and suggests practical ways of feeding the Irish people.Throughout his explanation of the idea of serving infants at dinnertime, Swift states " ...

(3 pages) 208 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Modest Proposal- swift

ed on satire,by Jonathan Swift. He depicted the horrific conditions of Ireland and the lives of the Irish people in 1729. The problem being that England controlled Ireland, and due to the growing popu ... d that Swift was outraged that the government allowed people to be living they way they were (being Irish himself).Swift felt it was his duty as a human being to express to the English the horrific co ...

(2 pages) 62 0 2.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay discusses the importance and effects of the potato throughout history, both positive and negative. Economy, politics, folklore and much more are talked about in detail.

well, which deserve to be recognized.The most commonly remembered fault of potatoes relates to the Irish Potato Famine. During this period in history, a plague ravaged the potato crops of Ireland, re ... Famine. During this period in history, a plague ravaged the potato crops of Ireland, rendering many Irish people out of work and out of food, due to their overdependence on the product. A lack of food ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Is Ireland a classless society?

the ideologists of the time who took pleasure in lauding Ireland as 'classless society'. Years ago, Irish citizens were able to take solace in the fact that their national and cultural identity was as ... able to take solace in the fact that their national and cultural identity was assured-being born of Irish heritage virtually guaranteed them Irish citizenship; Irish citizens, as so often occurs throu ...

(5 pages) 61 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

An analysis of the Role of the Media in Contemporary Irish Society.

Q. Describe and analyse the role of the media in Contemporary Irish Society.Few people can deny the overwhelming effect the media has had in structuring the socie ... eople can deny the overwhelming effect the media has had in structuring the society in which we, as Irish people, exist in today. Hundreds of sub-cultures have grown in this small country as a direct ... his essay I intend to examine, in a hopefully unbiased manner, the core role of the media in modern Irish society and, in doing so draw some conclusions of my own.Before media presence in this country ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

A modest proposal and ireland

time. In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote "A Modest Proposal," which satirically showed the strife of the Irish people. Using satire, Jonathan Swift was able to make social critiques without direcrtly criti ... irecrtly criticizing the English government. It also exposed the harsh and inhuman treatment of the Irish at the hands of their English oppressors. He points out this treatment by nonchalantly referri ...

(4 pages) 117 2 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Shifts in Power Within Brian Friel's Translations

the cultural, linguistic and ideological differences between characters, particular the English and Irish. Probably the primary reason for this conflict is the continued disempowerment of the Irish, w ... which grows more evident as the play progresses, and can be linked to the simple act of mapping the Irish countryside, which not only acts as a means of measuring Ireland, but also changing the cultur ...

(6 pages) 76 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Norman Invasion of Ireland

ven faces still act as a daily reminder to us of the influence that the Normans had on Ireland. Few Irish people are unfamiliar with the names of men such as Strongbow and Henry II. From numerous sour ... submitted lands to him. As an added bonus that contributed to the colonial enterprise, many gaelic Irish kings voluntarily submitted to Henry too, recognising him as overlord.Many gaelic Irish kings ...

(11 pages) 38 1 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Evaluate the role of British administrative mismanagement in the Irish Potato famine.

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s is often referred to by scholars as the most devastating and encomp ... a large role in the extent of the famine, a significant percentage of the hardships suffered by the Irish people were caused by the administrative mismanagement of the British government. The policies ... ies in place regarding tenancy prior to the famine were the driving force behind the poverty of the Irish people, thus causing their dependency on the potato which was cheap, nourishing and easy to ha ...

(6 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Who were the Celts, what was their reputation and was it justified?

The Celts; to some of us these words conjure up thoughts of the Irish people and maybe even your favourite football team, but to those of you reading this who wish ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Examine the Concept of 'Social Exclusion' linked to Irish Identity

Within this essay I am going to explore and examine the concept of social exclusion linked to Irish identity in Britain. I will be exploring the social conditions of the Irish people living in B ... the social conditions of the Irish people living in Britain because if first and second generation Irish people are taken together, the Irish form the largest ethnic group in Britain today. In fact, ...

(8 pages) 79 2 4.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Irish Easter Rising of 1916

The Easter Rising was daringly planned by the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood to win support across Ireland for the republican cause. Although the Ea ... r Rising was a military and political failure, the rebels did eventually gain more support from the Irish Population. After the Easter Rising the new Sinn Fein party became influential and formed the ... g the new Sinn Fein party became influential and formed the Dail Eireann, which triggered the Anglo-Irish war.The three Irish groups involved in the 1916 Easter Rising hoped to end Britain's oppressio ...

(4 pages) 40 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

St. Patricks Day

n Maewyn Succat) was born about 373AD in England. When he was sixteen years old he was kidnapped by Irish marauders that raided his village and was sent to be a slave in Ireland.After six years of sla ... thirty-six years old he decided that he wanted to return to Ireland and spread Christianity to the Irish people. He set up many churches and schools that would help him achieve his goal. Patrick even ...

(1 pages) 514 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

Commentary upon Alexis de Tocqueville

estions have no links between them. However, the main themes are people and poverty, which leads to Irish people faced to the state -- and the relationship between state and the Catholic Church and be ... , which is another evil act for Ireland. Following him the best way to fight against the expense of Irish goods elsewhere, would be the repeal of the Act of Union. This act was passed in 1800-1801 -- ...

(13 pages) 24 0 4.5 Jan/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory