Essays Tagged: "Politeness"

an essay on Hemingway's "A clean and well-lighted place".

emingway was brought up in a somewhat conservative household by his parents who pushed the value of politeness and religion. It wasn't until he began English classes in school that his writing talent ...

(4 pages) 181 0 2.8 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, was a novel about manners. This essay helps define why manners was significant to the impact of the story.

s significant to the impact of the novel. The main character, Bilbo Baggins, did many things out of politeness, such as joining the dwarves' quest, performing tasks a burglar wasn't required to do, an ... maug. When the dwarves request that Bilbo should inspect Smaug's den, Bilbo accepts the duty out of politeness and kindness. Bilbo even goes as far as accepting the duty three times! When inspecting S ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.3 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Artist Integrity in Film, Is it necessary for artistic endeavors, including film, to depict socially unacceptable behavior in order to have artistic integrity? Yes

redient of violence. Imagine how dull Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry would have been had it relied on politeness and political correctness rather than criminal insanity and anti-social behavior? It migh ...

(5 pages) 90 0 4.5 Dec/2003

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

Tea culture in china

ered immediately to a guest in the Chinese home. Serving a cup of tea is more than a matter of mere politeness; it is a symbol of togetherness, a sharing of something enjoyable and a way of showing re ...

(14 pages) 133 1 3.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Grotesque Tendencies: An Analysis of Flannery O'Connor's Misfit in the Short Story "A Good Man Is Hard To Find"

ich are on par with some of today's storytellers. The Misfit in O'Connor's tale is grotesque in his politeness and consideration for his potential victims before he sentences them to death without any ... playing with his victims, giving them a sense of security before he kills them.One may not think of politeness and consideration as a form of grotesque behavior. Therefore, readers would also be surpr ...

(4 pages) 96 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An anylytical commenting on Emily Dickinson's "Because I did not stop for death."

aker slowly and peacefully through time. It is ironic that Dickinson writes of Death's civility and politeness during a time that is mostly associated with confusion and sadness. The poem has a certai ...

(4 pages) 120 0 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Black Mountain Herb - Part 2

cidedly different."Grinning I walked into the approximate centre of them, the people being stoners, politeness took over and they quieted down a lot, not that they were boisterous. This is the Blue Mo ...

(10 pages) 26 0 4.4 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Politeness and Culture

Thesis Statement:Politeness can be realized in a number of ways, among which the use of language concerns us most in ... ed in a number of ways, among which the use of language concerns us most in the present discussion. Politeness is then taken to be the various forms of language structure and usage which allow the mem ... mbers of a socio-cultural group to achieve their conflict-avoiding goals.Outline1.0 Introduction of Politeness1.1 What is Politeness?Politeness is a kind of socio-cultural phenomenon in human communic ...

(13 pages) 201 1 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Language Culture and the Brain: Ties Between Neurolinguistics and Linguistic Anthropology As Seen in Japanese, English (British and American), and Arabic

few universal concepts that have parallels in the realm of language. Some of the concepts include: politeness, the concept of "face" (a term coined by sociologists Penelope Brown and Richard Levinson ... face" (a term coined by sociologists Penelope Brown and Richard Levinson to explain interactions in politeness) deference, and group identity. More generally, the actual structure of the language spok ...

(16 pages) 123 0 4.2 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

"Streetcar Named Desire" - Blanche - character analysis/overview

he Kowalski household, Blanche pretends to be a woman who has never known shame. However, her false politeness is an attempt to attract the opposite sex. Blanche depends on male sexual admiration for ...

(2 pages) 34 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Cultural aspects of China

hina. Generally, it is a custom to bring a gift when invited to a home, as it signifies respect and politeness. These gifts are usually flowers or fruit. Although, the more expensive the gift the grea ...

(4 pages) 76 0 4.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Discuss how politeness forms in language interactions are used to create and reduce social distance in Australia today.

ocial expectations ensure that the language and behaviour we consider as polite is changing as well.Politeness is used as a way to avoid conflict and to create an appropriate amount of social distance ... that you are a good person. Degrees of directness and indirectness also factor into this; negative politeness is used to respect a person's negative face, for example, and often involves making reque ...

(4 pages) 23 0 1.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Hucks Adolscent

f an independent young adult. He holds more respect for the adults that he encounters, showing them politeness and submission that he lacked earlier, as with the widow and Miss Watson. He prefers to b ...

(2 pages) 300 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Introduction to Literature Essays

Robinson explains that Richard Cory was most admired by the town's people because of his wealth and politeness. In fact, the people of the town "thought he was everything" (Robinson 842). What the tow ...

(3 pages) 33 0 2.3 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Journey to the end, An analysis of Emily Dickinson's "Could not stop for Death"

e rewards him by putting away her "labor" (her struggle) and "leisure" (her freedom) (l. 6) for his politeness "civility" (l. 8). Symbolically, in stanza three the poem signifies the three general sta ...

(4 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Manners are important

being released into the air. To illustrate farther, I had a particular bad experience when lack of politeness was the culprit. It was a cold and raining day with rain drops the size pen caps shatteri ...

(5 pages) 21 1 5.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Role Modeling: A Positive Influence

. It is much more satisfying to walk away from a situation knowing that I handled it with grace and politeness, and with the ability to forgive.Forgiveness is having the ability to stop being angry at ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

People's positions in the world are shaped by discourse - With reference to face, power and solidarity.

features" and these include "turn taking, exchange structure, topic control, formulation, modality, politeness and ethos." However, in any argument, these conventions are not adhered to, and breakdown ... s constrained or restricted in one's actions with a loss of autonomy and freedom. Many believe that politeness in conversations is used to account for face-threatening acts (or FTA). In general, peopl ...

(9 pages) 31 0 4.3 Nov/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Prologue To The Canterbury

ight and the Squire, Chaucer reveals the decline of the code of chivalry, the code which called for politeness on and off the battlefield. Chaucer also uses several ecclesiatical characters in order t ...

(1 pages) 747 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Chilean Culture

most serious people in Latin America. However, they are professional in their behavior in terms of politeness and indirectness. They seem to be workaholics with their routine days of about 12 hours. ...

(5 pages) 38 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History