Essays Tagged: "Modesty"

Representations of Masculinity and Femininity in Miguel Street, the character in the book by V.S. Naipaul

'Having qualities regarded as characteristic of women and girls, as gentleness,weakness, delicacy, modesty, etc' (Webster). The charcters in Miguel Street have beeningrained with the pre- conceived n ... ldness' while the menhave the qualities of 'gentleness, weakness, delicacy' although definitly not 'modesty'.On Miguel Street, the only male quality the men have is the lack of modesty, the rest isall ...

(8 pages) 129 2 4.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Book reprt on the novel, "A Seperate Peace"

biggest problems that Gene had, that is jealousy. Gene was jealous of Finny's confidency, openness, modesty, superb athletic abilities, his natural leadership skills, his ability to deal with stress e ...

(2 pages) 24 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Revelations of Human Life

life as an ongoing quest for virtue and self-discovery, which one should approach with humility and modesty. He maintains that life is a challenging period of trials and tribulations and that one must ...

(1 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Constellations: Delphinus

dolphin came to be placed among the stars. Poseidon wished to make Amphitrite his wife, she, out of modesty, fled to Mount Atlas, eager to preserve her virginity. Poseidon sent out many searchers to f ...

(2 pages) 37 0 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

A Separate Peace Allegorical Essay

thood cannot embrace. These two separate consciousnesses prove to be detriment in their correlation.Modesty, while being increasingly difficult to find in the world, is rarely a disadvantage to charac ... oyable games was Blitzball, a game with fierce athletic necessities but no set winners. He took his modesty even farther one day while he and Gene are in the pool alone and he broke a school record on ...

(6 pages) 37 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In Volpone How Does Jonson Use Celia to Portray His Message of Crime and Punishment to His Audience?

sts?... Is that, which ever was a cause for life,/ Now placed beneath the basest circumstance?/ And modesty an exile made for money?" This is the strongest statement of the play's philosophy. Knowing ...

(4 pages) 42 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Men and Women

appointive office, than it is to secure men to fill the same positions.This is not all timidity and modesty. There is a certain amount of selfishness in it--a feeling among women that their responsibi ...

(1 pages) 55 3 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Muslim Attitudes to Marriage And Family Life

d and wife are described as "garments" for each other (2:187). Garments offer protection, comfort, modesty, and warmth. Above all, the Qur'an describes that the best garment is the "garment of God-c ... men! Whoever is able to marry should marry, for that will help him to lower his gaze and guard his modesty." (Al-Bukhari)Modesty was regarded as a great virtue by the Prophet. He said, "Modesty is ...

(2 pages) 35 0 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Islam

Gender & Society. veil, fatherhood, pagents.

to be made.First off, the veil. The veil is a tradition in the Middle East. It is worn to keep the modesty of the person. The hijab or veil is worn by choice. Sometimes it is enforced by the governme ... by the government, which makes the choice of a woman to be less meaningful. This is a cultural for modesty. In the Koran, "lower your eyes, and be modest" are the rules on how a person should be dres ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The Victorian Era

ueen Victoria in England from 1839 to 1901. The period is beloved for its attention to high morals, modesty and proper decorum, as inspired by the Queen and her husband, Prince Albert. The Victorian e ...

(2 pages) 57 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Vampirism and Sexuality, the story Dracula, by Bram Stoker

m to behave in a certain way. The norm of this time entails her to be the ideal image of purity and modesty. Women of this era had to live as an virgin wife figure of purity, and if unable to fulfill ...

(6 pages) 89 2 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

To Be Burned By The Stars, Othello and Oedipus Rex, Othello's downfal was caused by hisself, Oedipus's downfall was brought on by the Gods-dispute or prove this.

s achieved, because it is here that, when stripped of the illusionary greatness--possessions, fame, modesty; false or otherwise--that one comes face to face with how great he or she really is. When th ...

(5 pages) 23 0 3.0 Apr/2005

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

Fashion/ Style Changes occurred in the city Flappers

ly challenged the old-time morals and beliefs - the largest of which comes to mind are chastity and modesty. Young women were considered easy and immodest because their skirts weren't as long and thei ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

"Emma" / "Clueless" Essay.

try where social mobility is possible.Emma's development is morally focussed as feminine virtue and modesty was valued in the Regency period. Austen introduces Emma's faults through authorial comment ...

(5 pages) 70 0 1.3 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Not So Innocent: "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller.

For most people, with the word "Puritanism" comes the idea of modesty, a strong belief in God and Jesus, purity, and living according to the Bible. However, in Ar ...

(4 pages) 25 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Promoting womens capabilities: cultural norms

plays a big part in the role of women's lives. In the Mexican culture there are norms women follow; modesty, obedience and self-sacrifice. Mothers imbed the idea of these three to there young daughter ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.5 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Essay on "To Kill a Mockingbird"- Atticus Finch

is portrayed as a man of legal, social, just, and loyal principles. He lives a life of humility and modesty; even so, he was a well-respected member of the Maycomb community, not only for his intellig ...

(3 pages) 34 2 3.9 Mar/2007

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

William Paterson

ind of men whose powers break in upon you, and create wonder and astonishment. He is a man of great modesty whose looks bespeak talent of no great extent, but he is a classic lawyer and an orator of d ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


"Modesty" This book is an excellent enthnography. The author's ability to see beyond the stereotypes ... xts and to use appropriate cultural forms to express"¦sentiments" [p.246 ]. The discourse of modesty, hasham (pursued by women), is keyed to voluntary deference, shame, and avoidance. Its most ...

(1 pages) 452 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Moral policing

led a slut but a man is called a stud for the same. The moral connotations apply only to the woman. Modesty and chastity are two virtues a woman's morality is judged on. Both of them aim at controllin ...

(5 pages) 17 0 0.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media