Essays Tagged: "self identity"

discovering self- identity in Zora Neale Hurston's "All Eyes Are Watching God "

In life to discover our self-identity a person must showothers what one thinks or feels and speak his or her mind.Sometimes ... nd away to speak her ideas, receive a response, and through thisexchange she developed her sense of self-worth.When Janie found a way to speak her ideas, they would havean impact on everyone. Though, ... m her feelings. '....And now you got tuhdie tuh find out dat you got tuh pacify somebody besides yo'selfif you wants any love and any sympathy in dis world. You ain'ttired to pacify nobody but yo'self ...

(3 pages) 100 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Thomas's short story "test".

t story about humanities need for power. The power being that to control others ideas, opinions and self identity, through trepidation of divergence and government control.The short story "Test" is de ... gence and government control.The short story "Test" is derived from the fear of diversification and self identity. From the moment Robert Proctor wakes up from his hypnosis, the reader sees that the f ...

(3 pages) 48 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"The Unredeemed Captive". A report on the Author's theme and a brief summary.

main purpose in writing this piece was to write a story. This book, I believe is about finding your self identity and where you belong through different life experiences and situations. From John Will ... erneath all of this. I believe she was happy and this was the life she new, lived and choose for herself. English was now a forgotten language and Puritanism was no longer her life. Since family and r ...

(5 pages) 189 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Death of a Salesman: how Willy's false reality and lack of self knowledge leads to his downfall.

Self-Identity Of Willy LomanWilly Loman, in Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman, is the typical hard ... on a smile and a shoeshine" (1947) Yet he was a man who 'didn't know who he was'(1947). His lack of self-knowledge and inability to accept who he is results in his insanity and ultimate demise.Through ... diocrity or even failure. Unable to accept his place in the world as a 'low man', Willy deceives himself into a false reality. He lies about his exceptional importance to the company and his fame by s ...

(3 pages) 157 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Eyes Were Watching Gods" by Zora Neale Hurston.

The process of self-identity exploration is a life-long journey. For some it comes naturally. For Janie, it might t ... espectable and nothing at all. This led to the way she is treated in society and she hide her truth self and never has chance to exchange thoughts with townsman. All of the women in the town think Jan ... was there. (p.104)". The spirit of being free is depicted as Janie unties her hair. She releases herself for all those odd years with Joe. Janie is celebrating the freedom inside her heart internally; ...

(3 pages) 42 1 0.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," written in the early modern period is an exploration of one's self identity. The poem is about a timid and downcast man in search of meaning of love, and in searc ... o Prufrock's world for an evening, and traces his progression of emotion from his timid behavior to self-disparagement and, ultimately, to despair of life. In this "Love Song," Prufrock searches for m ...

(3 pages) 186 2 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A Jewish immigrant family.

d the old culture. Whereas the daughter, Sara a person of individualism, radical, and the desire of self-identity, which symbolized Americanism. As the story were happened a hundred years ago which we ... , which is her dreams. So, At age of seventeen she left her family and rent a basement lived by her self. By escaping her father's shadow she is like a bird free from a cage that she can breath the fr ...

(2 pages) 50 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II


ial world, which includes sexuality. The belief that "sexuality functions as a malleable feature of self, a prime connecting point between body, self identity and social norms." (Giddens 1995, p.6) Th ... would not be a huge generalisation, but it would be the case. Many women of today are independent, self-sufficient and dominant in their line of work. According to a study done by Rubin (1989) men de ...

(6 pages) 247 1 4.5 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Cultural diversity in america.

ural diversity is incorporated into his life by the many experiences he endured within the areas of self- identity, education, stereotyping, and community.I believe that all people, especially James M ... n to understand who he was. In the book McBride says, "I felt like a Tinker toy kid building my own self out of one of those toy building sets; for as she laid her life before me, I reassembled the ta ...

(4 pages) 216 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The metamorphosis: a short story about gregor samsa,a man who devotes his life to his family and work, for nothing in return.

nothing in return. Only when he is transformed into a helpless insect, then he begins to develop a self-identity and understanding of the relationships around him. The Metamorphosis shows an existent ... entity has caused him to be numb to everything around him.One morning, Gregor awakens to find himself with the body of an insect. Although it never explains how Gregor morphed into an insect , or ...

(3 pages) 52 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analysis of The House On Mango Street by Sanda Cisneros

speranza, Mango Street is not what she considers a home, but represents a young girl's struggle for self identity among poverty, disappointment, and her family. She detests Mango Street, determined to ... ustrated, wanting freedom. This freedom she yearns for is the freedom to be who she wants to be, herself.After Reading this book, a book in which the majority is written on Esperanza's observations of ...

(4 pages) 112 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Metamorphosis

nothing in return. Only when he is transformed into a helpless insect, then he begins to develop a self-identity and understanding of the relationships around him. The Metamorphosis shows an existent ... rmation, Gregor abandoned his obligations to society and instead devoted the rest of his life to himself. As a result, Gregor's family quickly grew to resent him as a burden to the household.According ...

(2 pages) 30 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Isolation of One's Self

on. Lost in Translation depicts a sense that isolation in this world is linked to culture and one's self identity.Sometimes in life we are isolated not by choice but by our ignorance of other cultures ... e eyes of an uncultured man explains the need of greater diversity within his life. Isolation of oneself often comes from the ignorance of other cultures. We see this through the confused eyes of an u ...

(5 pages) 110 1 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

The Joy Luck Club

it means to be Chinese. Once she realizes what it means to be Chinese, she is able to find her own self-identity.Lindo Jong tries to teach Waverly about many values, beliefs and traditions of the Chi ... purity refers too, the Chinese want everything to pure, inside and out; this includes your personal self.Lindo's Chinese culture greatly affects Waverly and her decisions. Lindo's Chinese culture teac ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The purposes and uses of history, with various examples including Marx and john Tosh etc

History can be utilised as a guidance of social behaviour, education, a verification of self-identity, a means of understanding the development of present society, an indication of human p ... uman history as a progression from lower to higher forms of production', according to Tosh. Marx himself goes further to explain: 'It is not the consciousness of men that determines their existence, b ... provided, contributing to the context of society. Hence, this would also add to the verification of self identity as a person's character is supported by their cultural background. However, faithful r ...

(3 pages) 29 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Self and Identity in The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye.

blacks are seen as struggling with the patriarchal worlds they live in order to achieve a sense of Self and Identity. The texts I have chosen illustrate the hazards of Western religion, Rape, Patriar ... cope with or crumble due to these issues in their struggle to find their identities. The search for self-identity and self-knowledge is not an easy task, even more so when you are a black woman and co ...

(11 pages) 137 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Discussing Peer Pressure, Schools` social norms and reasons teeagers are high drug users-with info from websites and the proper citing

n the growing process. During these years teens are faced with difficult tasks of discovering their self identity, discovering independence, learning to cope with authority and searching for goals tha ...

(3 pages) 46 2 4.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

In the Name of Salome: Mother and Daughter Forever. Themes found in "In the Name of Salome" by Julia Alvarez.

s through political rebellions, love and family, and reveals the pains and battles of education and self-identity. Alvarez crosses the bridge between the past and the present, incorporating poems and ... place, and characters into the politics of their country, the emotions of love, and the journey of self-discovery.One of the themes of the novel is the difference of political struggles and war w ...

(4 pages) 26 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Freud, S. on the Theory of Sexuality from his article 'The Transformations of Puberty in Three Essay on the Theory of Sexuality and other works'

or Freud sexuality is infinitely complicated and far-reaching in its effects and forms the basis of self-identity and interactions. His Third Essay discusses the transformations of puberty in both mal ...

(6 pages) 75 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"Men Exhibiting Abuse in Relationships: Results of childhood abuse and its inhibiting results in relationships" by Rick Morris

ng from childhood attachment issues (Thomas, 2000). None of these men was able to develop a healthy self-identity when it came to connecting intimately with others. Thus, living much of their adult li ... o emotionally connecting with another sexually. This paper will explore the correlation between the self-identity as it is developed and attachment deficiencies as the adult maneuvered through the pro ...

(1 pages) 18 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology