Essays Tagged: "Melvin"

A Schoolyard Lesson

cer players and he might be able to get them to play football. The next person I could count on was Melvin Jackson. I met Melvin while in math class, he was new to the school too, and he was dying to ... to school I hid my ball in my backpack until I could stuff it into my cubby hole. Then I looked for Melvin, he was across the hall in Mrs. Symms class where I had math class. I went up to him and aske ...

(5 pages) 54 0 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"As Good As It Gets" and discusses his OCD(Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) problem.

Psychology Extra Credit"As Good As It Gets"(A Breakdown Of OCD)Melvin Udall is a successful novelist who suffers from a moderate level of Obsessive Compulsive Diso ... as to have his own specific table, specific waitress, and he always brings his own plastic utensils.Melvin has an abrasive personality. He freely speaks his mind and often with shockingly offensive sa ... hat naturally cross peoples' minds. OCD or not, most people don't actually voice such thoughts, but Melvin does. Consequently, his social life consists of only a few acquaintances. His small social ci ...

(2 pages) 146 0 4.3 May/2003

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

Trick Or Treat.

lloween was coming up and all the kids were getting exited, making their costumes. Josh, Corey, and Melvin were all in the 7th grade at St Jeffrey's Primary School. At school they were planning their ... mary School. At school they were planning their costumes and what they were going to need for them. Melvin had planned to be a ghost, Corey was going to be a murderer, and Josh was going to be an evil ...

(4 pages) 33 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

AS Good as it Gets and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

e compulsive disorderAfter recently watching the movie As Good as it Gets, starring Jack Nicholson (Melvin Udall) and Helen Hunt (Carol the Waitress), I was left with the impression of a very peculiar ... condition go on a small rollercoaster ride, better to worse to better, and by the end of the movie Melvin is nearly cured. Faced with the task to diagnose this weird and wonderful man, I eventually c ...

(7 pages) 159 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in "As Good as it Gets"

"As Good As It Gets"--Plot Summary--Melvin Udall is a homophobic, bitter, lonely man. He spends his days in the confinement of his own a ... arrives. It isn't until his homosexual neighbour, Simon, is brutally beaten and hospitalized, that Melvin learns to love. As he is forced to take care of Simon's dog, Melvin grows attached to the lit ... turns and wishes to take his dog home. However, it seems as though the dog has grown as attached to Melvin as he has to it. Melvin's world is turned upside down when Carol does not show up for ...

(5 pages) 113 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

"Stardust" & "Shrink Rap" By Robert B. Parker

reality theme suggests looking deeper then what meets the eye. In, Shrink Rap, Parker describes Dr. Melvin's wardrobe before he committed rape, "Dr. Melvin wore a beautiful black suit with a white shi ... . Also, a passion verse reason theme can be connected as doctors are hired to look after us but Dr. Melvin chose his actions for the sake of his own desires. The central message of Parker's books is t ...

(3 pages) 11 0 1.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"As Good as it Gets"

played by Jack Nicholson. In this essay I am going to discuss and analyze the relationships between Melvin, his neighbor who is a homosexual, Simon Bishop. Also there is a relationship between Melvin ... and his neighbor's friend Frank Sachs. The last relationship is the most interesting and powerful, Melvin and the dog.In the move Melvin is against homosexuality and he is always abusing Simon, becau ...

(4 pages) 56 1 0.0 Nov/2006

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

The Retarded Genius

nd did not know why his students could not understand what he was writing. In "As Good As It Gets," Melvin Udall appears to be a heartless, eccentric person. He does things that would not be accepted ... t when he is really looked at he is a compassionate, obsessive-compulsive that is socially retarded.Melvin Udall says many things in the movie that are considered politically incorrect, and uncouth. T ...

(2 pages) 667 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

As Good As It Get: Film Analysis

s. The story and screenplay were written by Mark Andrus. The film is about a romance novelist named Melvin Udall, played by academy award winning actor Jack Nicholson, who suffers from obsessive compu ... owering fear associated with this disorder. Helen Hunt plays the waitress from Brooklyn that serves Melvin every morning at his favorite restaurant in Manhattan. Greg Kinnear plays Melvin's gay neighb ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


oomArizona State UniversityMLS 504In the movie As Good as It Gets, Jack Nicholson plays the role of Melvin Udall, a character who is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. According to Sigmund ... formances rhythmical and to keep them isolated from other actions" (270).There are many examples of Melvin Udall displaying obsessive-compulsive behaviors. He has rhythmic rituals for locking his door ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies