Essays Tagged: "self absorbed"

Autism. False Words and False Hopes

-a tiny, golden child on hands and knees,circling round and round a spot on the floor in mysterious self-absorbed delight. She does not look up, though she is smilingand laughing; she does not call ou ... m the New York Times, 'Facilitated communication seemstantamount to a miracle, but it's more like a self-fulfulling prophecy - you seewhat you want to see' (C11). There is always the chance that the c ...

(7 pages) 346 5 4.8 Nov/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Forces of Corruption in "The Great Gatsby" by Fitzgerald

- his naive belief is that money and socialstanding are all that matter in his quest for Daisy. The self-absorbed debetants and theirdrunken escorts are among those who 'crash' his extravagent soirees ... manner and playful banter. That she is incapable of leaving her brutal husband, Tom, ofcommiting herself to Gatsby despite his sacrifices, escapes him. As Nick observes, Gatsby'sexpectation is absured ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Teenage Parenthood

er is more likely to be poor and have fewer opportunities. Often times, a teenage mother may be too self-absorbed with her voyage of personal discovery that she may not be able to meet the needs of he ... s how effective she will be as an adult. Through interaction with peers, a teenager learns about herself. This is a very important period of time to construct personal identity. If this period is cut ...

(3 pages) 96 0 3.7 Nov/2002

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

"Tricks With Mirrors" by Margaret Atwood

the impression that she is merely an object in this relationship. She is a mirror through which her self-absorbed lover may view himself. "Mirrors are the perfect lovers," she states (6-7). They show ... show a constant and loyal reflection to whoever may stand in front of them. She is objectifying herself as she tells her lover to carry her carefully up the stairs and to throw her on the bed with he ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

How the tragedy of september 2001 affected the world of sports and its outlook.

s. This happened, because the people in sports felt pressure to honor the country and not look like self-absorbed millionaires after the attacks, but now they no longer feel that pressure. Prior to th ... nes. The actions of people in the sports community has returned to its aged traditions, filled with self-serving interests unconcerned with community or country.

(2 pages) 26 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Dracula vs. Hunchback of Notre- Dame.

hat what you intend never comes out like you intend it" (Arbus). In this world, often people are so self absorbed that whenever we meet or look at someone, we are unable to see their inner self. Somet ... reoccupation with outward appearance. Although Dracula's appearance mirrors the nature of his inner self and Quasimodo's appearance betrays nature of his inner self, respective authors articulate soci ...

(10 pages) 37 0 3.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study

"Streetcar named Desire" by Tennessee Williams.

iams may have aimed to look closely at Blanche's character to see whyshe lied, and by justifying herself, she appears a tragic self absorbed failure, not acynical manipulator. Blanche is described as ... n't descend t the level of suchcheap accusations to answer them even'. She is trying to reassert herself as a lady, butthis is wasted on Mitch.Blanche tells Mitch that she likes the dark, 'the dark is ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Examine the different views of love presented in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and discuss for their inclusion.

e audience first meets Romeo he fancies the 'pants' off Rosaline. Romeo seems at first to be a very self-absorbed character. Romeo's good friend Benvolio tries to cheer him but he refuses to be happy. ... a lover. He tells us Rosaline has 'forsworn' to love and therefore "Do I live dead." Romeo shows himself as being a very dramatic young man and only cares for his own feelings. His feelings for Rosali ...

(6 pages) 28 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Of Sound Mind by Jean Ferris

e his family?s interpreter; both his parents and younger brother are deaf. His mother Palma is very self-absorbed and careless to see and care about others feelings. Theo sees a young girl at the bus ... ees a young girl at the bus stop one day and is instantly attracted to her. He begins to sign to himself, but quickly stops when he realizes what he was doing. They both see each other at school one d ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Imperialism and how it best served the united states

China. The United States fought and threatened in order to establish its reputation as an ignorant, self absorbed country.Also, the United States got more than its adequate share of land. Just from fo ...

(1 pages) 55 0 1.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Book-Johnny Tremain Author-Esther Forbes title-Pride

pends on how proud they are. It's good to have some pride because you need it so you believe in yourself and so you can do well at the things you do. But to have too much pride or no pride at all can ... ll at the things you do. But to have too much pride or no pride at all can make people very dull or self absorbed.Johnny Tremain was a silversmith apprentice. Johnny was too proud. He was constantly g ...

(1 pages) 26 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hamlet Microwiting, Character Analysis, "Hamlet" A.R.Braunmueller a one page microwriting about Hamlet's character

try to analyze Hamlet's character we come to the conclusion that he is not aware of being actually self-absorbed and ignorant to the fact that his actions can inflict pain on other people. Hamlets ch ... eartes. Hamlet is definitely a thinker. He has to analyze and think things over before he allows himself to perform any action. This characteristic shows when he constantly delays to kill Claudius to ...

(1 pages) 81 0 2.5 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What does J.M. Coetzee's Disgrace suggest about contemporary South Africa?

but without pleasure or fulfilment. He is neither particularly happy nor unhappy; he exists within self-imposed parameters broken only by regular visits to a coloured prostitute.Spurned by Soraya, hi ... lanie. Although his activities fall just short of the legal definition of rape, his relationship is self-absorbed in its arrogance. Melanie and her father lodge a complaint against him and Lurie is br ...

(6 pages) 54 0 3.8 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

A Doll House, NORA comparison

bsen. Henrik Ibsen was born in 1828 in Skien, Norway. Ibsen portrays Nora as a person with very low self esteem, untrustworthy, and self absorbed. During Ibsen's era women where subservient and listen ... acter. Even though Ibsen attempts to address women's rights, he fails women by portraying Nora as a selfish woman who ran out on her family to fulfill her own needs.The play "A Doll's House" was writt ...

(7 pages) 65 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

History Recycled in the Works of T.C. Boyle

hapter structures, are fused in motifs and unstressed parallels" (DeMott 52). History's repeating itself is a dominant theme throughout T.C Boyle's novels. If people do not learn from past mistakes, t ... identical generations, separated by three hundred years. Boyle attacks modern society's conceited, self-absorbed attitude, and he discourages reiteration of the past.In the Tortilla Curtain, Boyle re ...

(7 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Materialism in young children in the world today.

Young adults don't seem to know the value of a dollar. Their continuous wanting is making them more self absorbed and selfish, not caring about issues in the world around them.Even when parents try an ... ticle on this topic and stated: "Children are blatantly letting you know that they are experiencing self-doubts and fears. ( Children fear that they w ...

(11 pages) 46 0 0.0 Jun/2006

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

Patrick Bateman in "American Psycho" - A Freudian Analysis

Patrick Bateman was a young, white, ivy leagued male who worked on Wall Street in the 1980's era of self indulgence and materialism. He was driven to be perfect and to be the best at everything he doe ... st at everything he does no matter what the cost. Material things meant more to Patrick than life itself which was clearly stated in the movie. Patrick was vain and self absorbed person who treated hi ...

(6 pages) 68 1 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

High School Today: Should Sports Dominate?

ultural defect that football is the center piece of school activities and most football players are self-absorbed and arrogant."Every year before the homecoming game, schools hold pep rallies to pump ...

(2 pages) 24 1 3.4 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

"The Great Gatsby"- Tom Buchanan & Myrtle Wilson

only desiring the acceptance from the upscale socialite friends of her boyfriend Tom; and Tom as a self-absorbed, wealthy, and power craving aristocrat.Tom Buchanan, the wealthy and self absorbed soc ... se main goal in life is to obtain complete and ultimate superiority. He does this by surrounding himself with his wealth and material possessions, and by controlling every aspect of his life as well a ...

(2 pages) 18 2 4.5 Apr/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Influences Of English

t at a distance by the other children. Quentin and Caddy are extremely close. In the absence of the self-absorbed, ailing Mrs. Compson, Caddy serves as a mother figure for Benjy.As the children grow o ... s to send him there. Caddy loses her virginity, which causes Quentin to threaten to kill her and himself--a threat she accepts as a suggestion. Quentin, shattered, lies to his father, claiming that he ...

(2 pages) 409 1 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American