Essays Tagged: "materialistic"

Francis of Assisi - ' Brother Son Sister Moon'

is it the most honorable.Francis has many great conflicts with his father. Francis' father is very materialistic and possessive. Francis' father did not honorably earn the money, he bought the 'loot' ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Catholic Beliefs vs Individual Beliefs

s come to believe is a direct result of each individual's background, family, friends, society, and materialistic things surrounding them. This holds true for the subject of death and resurrection. No ...

(5 pages) 309 8 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Critical essay on the "Great Gatsby" by Fitzgeralds

is imagining what Gatsbywould be thinking if he had understood that the goal,winning Daisy and her materialistic insubstantiality, wasunworthy of his effort. Fitzgerald does not specificallystate if ... may lack the motivation of JayGatsby in the quest for his 'pure' dream. Their existenceis strictly materialistic. Such individuals view thepurpose of education not as serving to perfect of one'sintel ...

(1 pages) 51 1 3.8 Nov/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Leo tolstoy reberth by death(Death of Ivan Ilyich)

rding to a strict social code, never deviating from what was rule d by society, by his pleasure, by materialistic motives, but never by conscience. His contact with his wife and children was limited a ...

(1 pages) 117 0 3.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Symbolism of The House on Mango Street

ifferences. The main difference is that Latin cultures are more spiritualisticand the U.S. are more materialistic in nature. Stereotypical images of the Chicano havedeveloped. These shed a negative li ... ough the concept of the 'American Dream.' The dream is to own a home. Itis a symbol of success in a materialistic world. Esperanza, the main character, expressesthis desire in 'A House of My Own.' (pg ...

(2 pages) 138 0 4.3 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Teenagers and jobs

to school at the same time causes many drawbacks in a student's academics. Most teenagers like new materialistic things such as cars, CD's, videogames; having a job makes these things easier to get. ... nd themselves exhausted and prone to illness.Another drawback of working is that it may encourage a materialistic and expensive lifestyle. Some parents say that work teaches teenagers the value of a d ...

(2 pages) 68 1 5.0 Nov/2002

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

"Cash Money Millionaires". An essay about our culture and society explaining how our values are warped. We value money, greed and power. What happened to humanity?

We live in a society where money rules. Everyone is materialistic. The person with the biggest and best toys wins. Of course spending money is a good th ...

(2 pages) 237 4 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Study Notes for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Useful for students having seminars on this book, but only notes, not an essay. (Two-Column Notes Style).

not to be neat and tidy all the time, and not following customs of the society. He seems to be more materialistic than religious, but he has a sense of adventure and is rather daring, as shown by him ...

(6 pages) 102 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis and evaluation of Naturalism

five propositions of the metaphysical naturalist belief, there are only nature exists, nature is a materialistic system, nature is a self-explanatory system, nature is characterized by total uniformi ... heir God is do not exist. And it also means they believe by nothing.The second point is nature is a materialistic system. The materialistic system is such things as human memories, our past and the fu ...

(4 pages) 137 0 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Walden by Thoreau, a Satirical criticism

nd simplistic form of living. In other words, Thoreau thinks the best way to live is to abandon all materialistic things and live in nature. His reasoning leads to the conclusion that you can be close ... u will restrict your freedom because you need to work to be able to own things. If you work to gain materialistic things, then you will not be able to gain personal freedom because you consume so much ...

(3 pages) 105 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Confession / St. Sugustine. Analysis of memory in Augustine's confessions.

are kept, and in need recovered. Augustine gives a characterization of memory as if it were almost materialistic; it is reliable, everything has it's own place in it, and it can contain unlimited inf ...

(7 pages) 158 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative essay between 'Sun and Fun' and 'Devonshire Street W.1' by John Betjeman.

is full of regret and disdain, with our subject looking back at her life and the realization that a materialistic, superficial existence has not benefited her in the slightest. In fact, here she is, a ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Sensible Thing," by F. Scott Fitzgerald

interpret "The Sensible Thing," it is necessary to examine F. Scott Fitzgerald's life and work.The materialistic, free-thinking ideas characterizing greatly influenced the writings of F. Scott Fitzge ...

(7 pages) 112 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Unhealthy Fashion.

of time high heels become uncomfortable to walk in.The American dream causes people to become very materialistic. They need the label. Most often the label is less comfortable and durable, but it sur ...

(3 pages) 62 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing


in the story is the girl who is telling the story. The protagonist's character is one that desires materialistic goods so much, and she is also not a very deep person. In particular she loves Barbie ...

(3 pages) 111 2 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"The Narrative of the Life" by Frederick Douglass and Jon Krakauer's "Into the Wild".

for material objects as opposed to spiritual or intellectual pursuits" (172). Life in 2002 is very materialistic. I am a part of a generation that has been focused on "what we have". Materialism is ... it to maintain the lifestyle we were accustomed to. How we regret that now. If we had not been so materialistic, we might not have the debt we have now.My wife and I have been discussing Christma ...

(4 pages) 64 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

If William Shakespeare's "King Lear" is a bleak nihilistic play or a hopeful one. This is a very informative well written essay.

lty.Throughout the play Lear's dominant trait is that he is metaphorically blind. Lear is also very materialistic, and even though he is old, he is not wise. Lear's stupidity causes him to publicly hu ...

(3 pages) 52 2 4.7 Aug/2003

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

United States has a high crime rate.

ve a better life, but what they should understand is that children need their parents more than any materialistic things. I understand that it is necessary for parents to work, but the children should ...

(3 pages) 79 2 3.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Essay on Daisy and Symbolism.

loving, innocent, and kindhearted. In reality, Daisy is in it for Daisy: she self centered and very materialistic. She only considered seeing Gatsby again because of him lavish party and splendid hous ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Necklace" By Shirley Jackson.

e Necklace" are honesty and materialism. The entire conflict arises out of the lack of honesty and materialistic needs of both characters.The first honesty conflict occurs when Mathilde is asks fo ... of pride in pretending that they are of the upper ranks in society.This woman is obviously very materialistic. All day long she dreams about "Oriental tapestries" and "great reception Halls". "S ...

(3 pages) 47 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American