Essays Tagged: "self centered"


character becomes a frequent event. Although many people lose their lives as a result of their own self-centered wrong-doing, there are others whose death are a result of manipulation from the royalt ... while he is mad, but Ophelia is entirely manipulated and used by Hamlet and the king for their own selfish reasons. An example of how Ophelia is used by Hamlet takes place in Act II, scene I, when Ha ...

(7 pages) 218 0 4.3 Nov/1996

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

The Cause of Macbeth's Ruin

impaired since he only accepts ideas that will benefit him in obtaining his wants. He also becomes self centered and loses his feeling towards others as a result of his need for fulfillment. All thes ... d with the notion of being king and murder as the way of attaining that title. Macbeth even asks himself; 'why do I yield to that suggestion, whose horrid image doth unfix my hair and make my seated h ...

(7 pages) 116 0 4.9 Jan/1996

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

Achilles, The Super Yuppie

or so books, with the Greeks losing. One can conclude, after reading The Iliad that Achilles is so self-centered that he kills in battle for glory, not honor; that Achilles is the first yuppie, accor ... mnon has taken away his honor by not listening to him. The opposite is true: Achilles dishonored himself by trying to govern a prize won that was not his but Agamemnon's.Baker also states that Achille ...

(3 pages) 54 1 2.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Good vs. Evil By JumboMoos An analysis using "A seperate peace" and "East of Eden"

asizing, forgiving and athletic, and in all ways, we are Gene, paranoid, unworthy, indifferent, and self-centered. I shiver at the thought of myself as two inseparable entities, rarely recognized as b ... y evil? As a child we knew as much of this Gene character as I do now. Brooding in my subconscious, selfish, and, yes, evil. Just the little things. Jealousy of his or her toys or accomplishments. Hun ...

(3 pages) 59 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay on the "Birth of Venus" a painting by Sandro Botticelli in the Early Renaissance

f years to Greek mythology concerning the sky god Uranus, and the earth goddess, Gaea. Uranus was a self- centered, pompous preeminent male deity, who with Gaea procreated the twelve Titans. He detest ...

(4 pages) 242 0 3.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

"War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy.

mediums: war and peace. In times of peace, the rulers of the Russian Empire are mostly portrayed as self-centered hypocrites that work only for their own benefit. During such times, Tolstoy displays h ... vice versa for the sake of staying in power. Furthermore, Tolstoy uses this time period to show how self-serving Russia's nobles can be by using Pierre Bezukhov to illustrate his point. Having inherit ...

(5 pages) 73 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Awakening" by Kate Chopin.

na Pontellier, who was not a Creole, was married to Leonce Pontellier, who was a Creole. Leonce was self-centered and did not care about anybody but himself. He saw Edna as his possession because in C ... wakening to her sexual desire evolved after the first time she swam in the sea. Edna did not see herself as an individual with desires and opinions of her own while being with Leonce. He did not regar ...

(4 pages) 76 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Views of others in society.

People are inclined to be self-centered and judgmental. Everyone is looking for something better in life. For some of us, this ... ay mean a better career, car, house, or lifestyle. For others, it may simply be a stronger sense of self-worth. Many different factors contribute to the way others view a person's social standing. Som ... to a complex entity. This is true for most languages worldwide. Language is often used as a form of self-expression. A good example of this is Ebonics. African-Americans developed their own form and s ...

(3 pages) 107 1 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

A report on the play "Incident at Vichy" by Arthur Miller.

f the Holocaust through rumors that the men exchange, but it also deals with major themes of guilt, self-sacrifice, and honor. Through characters with different beliefs, attitudes, and ways of life, t ... f life, the play draws significant conclusions on the topic of individualism.The need to protect oneself is a very strong, reoccurring theme, and the characters all have different coping mechanisms. M ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Prejudice Essay.

ce, difference is a key factor of prejudice. Jealousy and conformity also cause prejudice feelings. Self centered persons form stereotypes on people who are different then themselves. These prejudice ...

(2 pages) 180 2 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on Daisy and Symbolism.

He views her as sweet, loving, innocent, and kindhearted. In reality, Daisy is in it for Daisy: she self centered and very materialistic. She only considered seeing Gatsby again because of him lavish ...

(2 pages) 52 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The American Nightmare. Essay on "The Great Gatsby". Fitzgerald's criticism of the perversion of the American dream and the upper class during that time period.

erson, regardless of their upbringing, race, or origin can attain their dream through hard work and self-reliance. Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a novel of a passionate young man, Nick Carraway, wh ... Twenties, who live in a moral and spiritual vacuum.Throughout the story, Fitzgerald exposes the self-centered and hypocritical attitudes of the upper class. He displays scenarios of snobbery and s ...

(5 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

It is about three types of people: egocentric, hyperactive, and shy. It is an average classification paper.

ls into only one category and thus can be classified.People who are egocentric tend to be extremely self-centered. They work to get others to notice them and like them. They also hate when others do b ... er, look better, and even feel better than they do. Usually an egocentric person thinks badly of oneself, although they get others to believe that they are the best. When speaking with one a person mi ...

(3 pages) 97 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Great Depressioon

citizens lost practically everything they owned. Three causes that led up the Great Depression were self-centered and foolish attitudes of Americans, the economic depression of agriculture and the une ... and greed that other Americans took part in during the roaring twenties.The 1920's seemed to have a self-centered attitude, which is explainable during the time of prosperity. The national income was ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

Evil and goodness in lord of the flies

and Ralph's first opposition are their ideals of social responsibility. First of all Ralph is very selfless. By this I mean he is generous and helpful. Since Ralph was the leader of the tribe he was ... e fire going and building the shelters even though nobody helped him except Simon. He was also very selfless when at the meeting he let everybody speak including the "little uns". But on the other sid ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparison between Charlie Chaplin's "The Kid" and Rowan Atkinson's "Mr. Bean - The Ultimate Disaster Movie"

y, both have child-like qualities, and the tendency to be rather mischievous. Mr. Bean is naive and self-centered, sometimes to the extent of becoming somewhat mean. Despite his considerable age, he s ... for established values and the possible consequences of their actions. Their quaintness manifests itself in the unconventional way in which they analyze and then try to make the best out of whatever s ...

(6 pages) 49 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Pride and Antigone -Igwurtle

. Though, pride is both a positive and a negative trait. Pride can be negative if it is arrogant or self-centered. Moderation is a virtue, so being over prideful would constitute an evil. But pride in ... the false accusation in order to save his life. Proctor refuses to tarnish his good name and soul. Self-pride is in this case a source of strength and hope for redemption in the after-life.Pride can ...

(2 pages) 32 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Reunion Critique

effort to start trouble. By what the father says and does, the author exemplifies an inconsiderate, self-centered and cantankerous character that the reader may not be fond of.In the beginning of the ... 't have had to demand good enough service and they would have had a better time. The father is very self-centered and if he cared about others he would have showed more patients and worried more about ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Lord Of The Flies

slowly fallen due to the lack of civilization. The boys on the island, in this book, are extremely self-centered. They care mainly about their personal necessities and not about the necessities of th ... is book had all or any. The people of a successful society are dedicated, intellectual, and possess self-control.The boys in this book had to be dedicated so that they could have a successful society. ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

"When Good Men Do Nothing"- various forms of evil present in various character in the story of Billy Budd.

ickedness in his essay Wickedness. Malignant wickedness strives for evil simply because it is evil; self-centered wickedness promotes a person's self interest at the expense of others; conscientious w ... t the good; Squeak ignores the importance of goodness, justice, and honesty in his blind pursuit of self-interest; Captin Vere falls victim to his stubborn upholding of the martial laws while fairness ...

(6 pages) 59 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American