Essays Tagged: "negative connotations"

Why Are Individuals Aggressive

complex phenomenon, and depending upon the context the term can be made to carry either positive or negative connotations, it can be attacking behaviour that may be either self-protective and self-ass ... do.' Berkowitz went on to say that 'unexpected failure at some task tends to create a more intense negative reaction then a failure that is expected'. Support for Berkowitz theory is very strong. Stu ...

(9 pages) 313 0 3.5 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Cultural Communication and the Disabled.

distort one's relationships with the disabled, and seemingly harmless remarks can be taken to have negative connotations. Research in the field is hampered by a lack of material dealing directly with ...

(4 pages) 188 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Perceptions of Aging

In our society, aging is portrayed in a negative way. Nobody wants to get older. There is a definite stigma associated getting older. Gettin ... slope towards death. Many of the birthday cards I observed portrayed aging in this same light. The negative connotations that go along with aging can be observed in most birthday cards for people 30 ... r to confront this fear of aging most cards use a humorous message. By using a humorous message the negative connotations that go along with getting older are lightened. By making fun of the aging pro ...

(3 pages) 118 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Dead Poets' Society Notes (a passage from the movie and study questions)

A. Conformity is one of the light motives in our film. The word itself may aquire both positive and negative connotations. Its dictionary definition is: "doing as you're asked to do, an action that co ... sure?E. We can certainly point out that our society is oriented towards achievement, which is not a negative goal at all, but at what price? Does "going along with the herd" mean becoming anonymous, b ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


complex phenomenon, and depending upon the context the term can be made to carry either positive or negative connotations, it can be attacking behavior that may be either self-protective and self-asse ... side.As a result, some of us store and suppress our anger, while others mayExpress it, but in negative and unhealthy ways. Individual counseling sessionsWill assist you in learning how to exp ...

(7 pages) 107 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

[ENGLISH]A good man/woman does not need to be perfect to leave his/ her mark on society. Discuss in relation to at least two characters in The Crucible by Arthur Miller.

to be perfect to be recognized and leave their mark on society. In his play, Miller contrasts both negative and positive effects certain people have on their society. To display these things in chara ... uses techniques such as contrast, imagery, other people's opinions and words with both positive and negative connotations.Miller uses imagery and other people's opinions to make readers and watchers l ...

(3 pages) 27 1 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss Machiavelli's view on morals and politics in the Prince

ut his political morality. Today the term 'Machiavellian' used in everyday speech and has extremely negative connotations, a person so described is deemed as 'cunning, scheming and unscrupulous'(Fowle ...

(10 pages) 176 0 5.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Should We Take Anarchism Seriously?

840. Before this, the term 'anarchy', deriving from Greek and literally meaning 'without rule', had negative connotations and was often applied to political opponents as a derogatory term with the mea ...

(8 pages) 54 0 4.3 Jan/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

"Tall Nettles" by Edward Thomas: Commentary discussing how effectively the poem conveys its attitude towards nature.

is split into two words: "Tall" and "Nettles." The second word "nettles" is a weed which gives off negative connotations of poison. However, due to Thomas' use of the adjective "tall," the nettles ar ...

(4 pages) 11 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Tattoos and Body Piercing

ications beyond those dictated by nature and necessity. The tattoo and body piercing have long held negative connotations and is even forbidden in the Old Testament. In Leviticus 19:28 it says "Ye sha ... cultural ideas of men and women throughout time and around the world. Arguments of the positive or negative connotations of tattooing and piercing do not often justify or debase body modifications bu ...

(11 pages) 116 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The Writings on the Wall - Opinion essay: A paper on art crimes and its history - Graffiti.

fiti. However; his positive outlook is very different than that of societies' today, because of the negative connotations that society associates with the word itself. Nonetheless; graffiti simply mea ...

(4 pages) 64 0 3.7 Jan/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Globalization: A Positive Spin

ountry, and globalization only helps promote this aspect in Canada.The term globalization often has negative connotations. Many think of it as furthering the gap between the first and third world coun ... shrinking of the world, is the social dynamics and cultural changes (IMF, 2000). Although there are negative aspects of it, for Canada, a first world country, globalization is a very good thing; altho ...

(3 pages) 298 0 3.4 Feb/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

William Blake + Kenneth Slessor: How Poetry is Used to Express Interests and Concerns in Distinctive Ways

n, imagery and repetition, and Slessor's employment of plosive sounds, juxtaposition and lexis with negative connotations, both reflect their thoughts and ideas on subjects which were significant to t ... t the Industrial Revolution and the dreadful impact it had on the people of that time. By comparing negative human emotions to human features and terrifying machinery, he expresses his disagreement of ...

(3 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

How relevant (to her audience) are the statements that Pink makes about the values and attitudes in society? How does she communicate these statements?

is more appealing to young people as opposed to formal language.The phrase "mean green" also infers negative connotations to money through Pink's use of the word 'mean'.With the emphasis of consumeris ...

(5 pages) 16 1 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Was the wife of bath a feminis

inist. If anything, the Wife of Bath could safely be called a sexist. She constantly emphasizes the negative connotations associated with women throughout the ages, and believes that all women are inh ... rate the intuitiveness of women, and the Wife of Bath can not even face herself. She emphasizes the negative stereotypes associated with women, such as dishonesty, nagging, cruelty, greed, and control ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Hamlet analysis

him as evil because the color red is associated with such things as fire and hell, both which have negative connotations. For example, at the beginning of the scene a single red light can shine down ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

The Pearl--Canine Imagery

ple in our society think of "dominance," they tend to cringe at the thought, perhaps because of the negative connotations we attach to it. However, in the "animal kingdom," dominance is viewed in a to ...

(5 pages) 1665 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Business Plan Strategy

The idea of power within organization has both emotional and ethical impact as for many it carries negative connotations and some visualize it as a 'manipulative, coercive and controlling force". It ...

(5 pages) 107 1 4.1 Feb/2008

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

"Caged Bird" by Maya Angelou

46; shows how the white is trying to claim the entire world.However stanza 2 and 3 carry words with negative connotations in them. They speak of a bird that is caged; the black man as a slave in Ameri ... ow’, ‘shouts’, ‘nightmare’ and ‘scream’, being words with rather negative connotations. Furthermore ‘shouts and ‘scream’ display a desperate attempt t ...

(2 pages) 42 3 4.2 Jun/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Study notes on oratorical techniques used by speakers to achieve their purpose

es will not be discussed as it is covered in a later question. Martin Luther King uses positive and negative connotations (language technique) in his “I have a dream” speech to help him achi ... ge King voices this belief. Equality fosters a strong and ‘fertile’ nation.King employs a negative connotation in stark contrast with the positive one to further prove his point and achieve ...

(11 pages) 2206 0 5.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers