Essays Tagged: "Joan Didion"

The Pressures of todays youth

e given their thoughts on these subjects They are Mark Gerzon ( 'Manhood... The Elusive Goal ') and Joan Didion ( OnSelf-respect'). "Manhood The elusive goal" is an enigmatic journey of a young male i ...

(2 pages) 169 1 3.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

This reviews Didion's characterization of the Santa Ana winds in her essay "The Los Angles Notebook."

In Didion's essay, "Los Angeles Notebook," she characterizes the Santa Ana winds as motivation for evil ... Santa Ana winds as motivation for evil. Didion expresses this view through her imagery and diction. Didion also justifies her characterization through the structure and tone of her essay. She attribut ... She claims that certain winds trigger a mechanistic switch that causes humans to act irrationally. Didion connects a natural phenomenon with the cause of an unconscious reaction by living organisms.D ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Response to Joan Didion's thesis in "Georgia O'Keeffe"

In the essay "Georgia O'Keeffe" Joan Didion's thesis is that style is character, and what you create reflects who you are. I do agre ...

(1 pages) 4758 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Stomping Out a Dread Scourge" by Barbara Ehrenreich- a commentary

rican society.From A Closer Look, one of the essays that I liked least is "The Women's Movement" by Joan Didion. This is my least favorite essay because she mocks the issue 'feminist movement.' Her st ... n actually feel the different emotions that the main character is going through.Works Cited:Didion, Joan. "The Woman's Movement." A Closer Look. Eds. Sidney Dobrin and Anis Bawarshi. New York: McGraw- ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Egoism: An Essential Motive of Writing

med by others and they can freely express themselves, at least when they are writing. Similarly, in Joan Didion's article "Why I Write", Didion assumes that "[she] write entirely to find out what [she ... to "hope to write another [novel for seven years] fairly soon" (68). Similarly to Orwell's concept, Joan Didion, in her article "Why I Write", states that" in many ways writing is the act of saying I, ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

California: Myths & Betrayal

in their mind they feel betrayed after they live through their first California winter.I trust that Joan Didion agrees that California is not exactly the place it is made out to be. In her essay “ ... to California for a new life, an adventure and the hope that they would somehow find prosperity.In Joan Didion’s book Slouching Towards Bethlehem, she wrote an essay called “Some Dreamers o ...

(6 pages) 117 1 4.5 Mar/2007

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

Immorality Of A Collective Conscience

The Immorality of a Collective Conscience Joan Didion, in her essay titled, "On Morality," bravely confronts the issue her title implies ... self-indulgence" becoming a motive, once "factitious moral burdens" are enacted. Joan Didion regards morality as necessary only for decisions that pertain to survival, her one excep ...

(2 pages) 674 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

On Going Home

Joan Didion begins her story by illustrating what "home"� is to her(p. 134). She describes ho ... ily. With this introduction, one can sense that she is troubled by the differences between the two. Joan Didion goes on to reveal that her husband is "uneasy"� in her family's home(p. 134). He ... 5533; which is nothing like the way her husband is(p. 134). This allows the reader to see a side of Joan's husband, obviously he doesn't want to be around people who change his wife into a person that ...

(4 pages) 115 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Axel`s biography

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama