Essays Tagged: "Optimism"

How did the economic program of Alexander Hamilton help revitalize the American Economy?

d financial situation? An economical program brought fourth by Alexander Hamilton was the cause for optimism. Hamilton's economic program was to resolve America's economical and financial constraints ...

(12 pages) 265 0 2.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

How Voltaire's "Candide" relates to philosophe values

ged from a kind of social-activistmold. Voltaire, for instance, was a harsh critic of Enlightenment optimism, but he didn't share Rousseau'sclaim that the arts and sciences were nothing more than "gar ... e the Philosophesbegan to question the exact purpose of suffering.Pope summed up this Enlightenment Optimism best with his epigram: "All partial evil, universal good;All discord, harmony not understoo ...

(6 pages) 272 3 4.1 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Thomas Paine-Common Sense and related writings. How do his ideas about the British Constitution compare with his ideas about nature?

ey had the potential to do considerable damage to the British army. However, the American's revived optimism was shattered due to the veto of the Olive Branch Petition. By late 1775 the grip of King G ...

(2 pages) 90 0 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Reports discussing "My Antonia's points" by Villa Cather

fundamental, traditional way to lead one's life, including the virtues of hard work, charity, love, optimism, pride, and sympathy with nature.The prairie makes one think of the forces of nature--immen ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Hope of the Phoenix

only hope was that the phoenix would be burn out, and be reborn again. The myth of the phoenix gave optimism to the life of Montag, to the books, and to the world of Fahrenheit 451. The world was now ...

(4 pages) 56 1 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

How did the economic program of Alexander Hamilton help revitalize the American Economy?

d financial situation? An economical program brought fourth by Alexander Hamilton was the cause for optimism. Hamilton's economic program was to resolve America's economical and financial constraints ...

(12 pages) 88 0 2.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Economic History

James Buster Brown: A biography of his life, times and his influence on the world of tap.

nd enthusiastic support for anyone who wanted to express him or herself through dance. There was an optimism and boundless joy that ran all through this quintessential gentleman and he used himself as ...

(5 pages) 78 0 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Book Report/Analysis of Jakob The Liar

t not impossible to attain with confidence. With hope, spirits are lifted, hearts are refreshed and optimism is reborn. So is the story of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland trying to survive the horror ... t. People begin to think of their futures, as does Mischa, who is swept away by a surge of hope and optimism, and thus asks for his girlfriend's hand in marriage and starts to plan out the rest of the ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Biography on the Poet Walt Whitman

back to witness the society that we live and work in today he would be overwhelmed at our sense of optimism, or the lack there of. It seems that today we work for just ourselves and the money that we ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

How The Internet has Affected the Music Industry.

dreamt up the, then, crazy idea, of an inter-global network, I'm sure very few people had the same optimism in believing that it could happen in the future.Over the last ten years, the Internet has e ...

(4 pages) 359 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Computer Ethics

Michelangelo

response to Strazzi even though he was complementing him. Michelangelo's sculpture brought out his optimism. Michelangelo was optimistic in completing The Tomb of Pope Julius II and persevered throug ... sion. Sculpture was Michelangelo's main goal and the love of his life. Since his art portrayed both optimism and pessimism, Michelangelo was in touch with his positive and negative sides, showing that ...

(6 pages) 197 0 3.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

The Effect of Post "Great War" Ideals on the Literature of the Times

ess technique, and the Harlem Renaissance.Before the "Great War" there was an overpowering sense of optimism amongst the American public. This optimistic view continued to possess the United States as ...

(3 pages) 101 0 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Voltaire's "Candide" is a satire on optimism.

CANDIDE--OPTIMISMVoltaire's Candide is a satire on optimism. The time when Candide was written, the intellect ... ough Candide, Voltaire expressed the misleading notion of Gottfried William von Leibniz's theory of optimism. Liebniz developed the idea that the world they were living in at that time was "the best o ... st of all possible ones, and that all is well. These criticisms are clearly expressed through blind optimism, ineffective philosophical theories, and the degenerating potential of wealth.Evidence of n ...

(4 pages) 184 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"The Luck of Ginger Coffey" by Brian Moore.

ectively suffer under an exploitative and humiliating boss, MacGregor. Because of his radical Irish optimism, Coffey is blind to the emptiness of the editor's promise to promote him to journalist "one ...

(3 pages) 41 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Optimism.

What does optimism mean? It could depend on who you are. Some optimists believe optimism is trying to make the ... ists believe optimism is trying to make the best out of every situation. A pessimist might say that optimism is wishful thinking. Both views have some truth to it. What about pessimism? What does that ... t out of every situation, and a pessimist would say they are being realistic. Now that I've defined optimism and pessimism from everyone's point of view, now I can get down to what it really means. Op ...

(4 pages) 107 1 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"To kill a mocking bird" by Harper Lee.

er is governed by the question of whether she will emerge from that contact with her conscience and optimism intact or whether she will be bruised or hurt. Scout learns that though humanity has agreat ... ve, plays into the novel's broad theme of suffering innocence. While Scoutretains her innocence and optimism throughout the book, Jem undergoes severedisillusionment as part of his growing up.Calpurni ...

(10 pages) 83 1 4.8 Jul/2003

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

Optimism and Pessimism in London Literature.

Optimism and Pessimism in London LiteratureTwo intelligent people can see the same thing yet perceiv ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

AIDS epidemic in China.

n the West, the Chinese rejoiced at their physical distance from the incurable, fatal disease. This optimism did not last long. The first AIDS case in China was reported in 1985. By the end of Septemb ...

(2 pages) 48 1 4.8 Aug/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

"Candide" by Voltaire.

he book Candide, by Voltaire, Candide is an inexperienced young man who believes in a philosophy of optimism. Initially, through the teachings of Dr. Pangloss, Candide views their world as "the best o ... ld for how it really exists. In the real world, Candide's experiences clearly contradict Pangloss's optimism. Candide begins to view the world as a terrible place full of cruelty, suffering, and evil. ...

(3 pages) 141 1 3.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Cathedral" by Raymond Carver is full of both imagery and symbolism.

cher and a teacher. The symbolism of the cathedral in the story makes one believe in the future and optimism.A cathedral symbolizes religion, and the TV show that the two men watch leads to an importa ...

(4 pages) 21248 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American