Essays Tagged: "meaning of the word"

Macbeth : Tragic Hero

The most recent meaning of the word Tragic Hero as defined by Microsoft Worksdictionary is 'A hero of noble stature ...

(3 pages) 85 0 5.0 Nov/1996

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

The Great Gatsby - Significance of Title

The Great Gatsby- Significance of TitleThe meaning of the word "great" is ambiguous before reading the novel The Great Gatsby. It can imply tha ... d carelessness that characterize living the ideally reckless life. This theme implies two different meanings to the title of the novel. The first is an implication that the social values of the times ... es in search of a married woman when there are hundreds of women dying to see him. Thus, the ironic meaning of the novel's title can be derived through the analysis of the true greatness of Gatsby: a ...

(1 pages) 8254 1 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Holocaust: As depicted through the movie Schindler's List. How Schindler risked his own life, how was a hero, and how he protected the lives of the innocent

the treatment of the Jews involved in the Holocaust, a joyless and dreadful massacre. When the true meaning of the word Holocaust is expressed, chills run down the backs of young children and remorse ...

(4 pages) 77 0 4.7 Jan/2003

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

"Patriotism in America: Common, yet Nonexistent"

ociety today, the term "patriotism" is used loosely, and in fact has become so common that the true meaning of the word has been almost forgotten. America, which is the only country I can speak for on ...

(4 pages) 68 0 4.5 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The essay is about Yossarian's (main character of J. Heller's book Catch 22) heroic features. The topic is: "Yossarian is not a typical hero" Discuss.

imately good. On the other hand, one can also understand the term "hero" as "protagonist", but this meaning of the word is hereby irrelevant, since due to uniqueness of every novel one can hardly form ...

(5 pages) 84 1 4.9 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The sadducees and the pharisees.

can be traced to the Sadducees themselves. Two main hypotheses predominate regarding the origin and meaning of the word Sadducee. The first suggests they derived their name from a Hebrew word meaning ... suggests they derived their name from a Hebrew word meaning "just" or "righteous", thus their name meaning " the just ones". The other proposes they were descendants of Zadok, a high priest who serve ...

(5 pages) 49 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Tragedy of Macbeth and the word "Blood".

any times throughout the play. The word has drastic effects on the characters in the play, and it's meaning changes throughout the story. The meaning of "Blood" changes significantly as the story prog ... erous person who has become disliked and associated with death and bloodshed, and then finally, the meaning of the word returns back to its original usage. The first reference of blood is about honor, ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 Nov/2003

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

What is Love

word love has been around since the beginning of time and in this day in age it still has the same meaning as it has always had. However, now days there are more ways in which our culture uses the wo ... ply saying that because that is what he thinks is the right thing to say? Love is the deepest, most meaningful word one can say about someone or something, however, the way we use it in our culture is ...

(4 pages) 106 2 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Language as A Generic Issue

a broad sense, creates a feeling of sexism in the language.1 Because these terms have more than one meaning in today's society, they are instinctively taken at the meaning of an adult male. In spite o ... there becomes an association problem, and women are unintentionally excluded because of the double meaning of the word. "Ercongota, the daughter of a seventh-century English king, is described in the ...

(3 pages) 45 1 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

To Be Civil: A Means to a Better World. What does it mean to be civilized? An essay about the elements that help one become a civilized individual. Uses literary refrences to enhance the text.

To Be Civil: A Means to a Better WorldIf one were to look in many dictionaries, the meaning of the word civil would be different in each one. This is because a single definition cannot ... in each one. This is because a single definition cannot describe what it means to be civilized. The meaning is different for every person because every person's individual values and morals are differ ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Discusses these principles of natural order as first established in ancient Chinese philosophy, and how the style of poetry conforms to the basic ideals of the Daoists.

st question at hand is to understand what Daoism "is". We can first approach this by looking at the meaning of the word "Dao". "Dao" is an easy word to translate from Chinese, but very complex to defi ... gion, but more of a philosophy in religion. God would not be referred to a creator, but more as the meaning or purpose in nature. Human beings, a Daoist would hold, are an integral part of nature. Dao ...

(5 pages) 95 0 4.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

This essay explores the character of Grendel in the epic "Beowulf" as opposed to his character in the novel titled "Grendel."

savage, villain, barbarian, vandal, glutton, degenerate, and lusus naturae, which is a Latin phrase meaning a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed. Upon assessing the literal meaning ...

(8 pages) 52 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To Kill A Mockinbird

ckingbird by Harper Lee, one will see that nearly every character is a mockingbird. In the symbolic meaning of the word, a mockingbird is innocent and pure. Tom Robinson, Atticus's children, and Boo R ...

(3 pages) 21 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee

Vikings: Raiders or traders?

y of English Etymology this ambiguity is found in the origin of the term viking itself. Its general meaning is 'Scandinavian searover', but on closer inspection, it contains two meanings. Its first ap ... r inspection, it contains two meanings. Its first appearance is in the Icelandic form vikingr; vik, meaning creek, inlet, ingr, as in 'frequenter of inlets of the sea' . However, the Anglo-Frisian lin ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

My future goals as a University Student

ette SachettaOutline: Personal Goals that I wish to attain as a University StudentI)Meaning of the word goala)All Students have Goalsb)Overachieving and GoalsII) Why I have s ... ttainA student has goals in his or her own right. Before going any further, let us look at the meaning of the word goal; the meaning of the word Goal in Webster's Dictionary is "the end toward wh ...

(4 pages) 226 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Islam

low will help you understand this.1.The mosque is a place of worship. It is also called Masjid. The meaning of the word mosque literally means a 'place of prostration'. The whole history of Islam trul ... ques. While these can be richly adorned, the can seldom be compared to the jamacas.Masjid is a word meaning 'place for prostration' and was used by the early Muslims for houses of worship, even for ot ...

(18 pages) 164 1 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

What is love?

issomething that holds a position of being more than liked, with some exceptions.Though the general meaning of the word has not had a significant change overtime, there are some very interesting meani ... he way many feelabout object that fits somewhere in between like and love. Instead of increasingthe meaning of like, one tends to bring love down in meaning to express theirfeelings.There are many dif ...

(3 pages) 116 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Macbeth- A Tragic Hero

Macbeth- A Tragic Hero The meaning of the word Tragic Hero as defined by MicrosoftWorks dictionary is "A hero of noble stature ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Can "Shock Art" and its development in time still be considered as art? Can there be an answer?

question, orpurely to capture the audience's attention. These days everything has changed. The very meaning of the word 'Art' has become compromised. It is a common opinion within the public today tha ... cation via visual means. Many think art should still be oil on canvas and watercolours etc but what meaning does this send to people?Art is an image that evokes an emotion, even if the emotion is disg ...

(5 pages) 99 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Definition of Irony

nique is so popular and being used in many different ways, people do not really understand the true meaning of the word. A clear understanding of the word irony as it applies to literature can be atta ... rd irony has two different denotations. The first one is, "A figure of speech in which the intended meaning is the opposite of that expressed by the words used; usually taking the form of sarcasm or r ...

(4 pages) 140 1 4.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing