Essays Tagged: "A Single Man"

Eastern Desires (An essay on 'The Great Gatsby' by Fitzgerald)

Eastern DesiresThe roaring twenties. Cars were the things to have anda party was the place to be. Eve ... were the things to have anda party was the place to be. Everybody wanted something.F. Scott Fitzgerald's book, The Great Gatsby, describes theevents that happen to eight people during the summer of 1 ... events that happen to eight people during the summer of 1922.In the book, people went from west to east because somethingthey desired was in the east; unfortunatly in the end those'somethings' were un ...

(3 pages) 34 0 3.0 May/1996

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

Irony in the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want ... ingle man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife".(pg.1) The first sentence of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice is perhaps the most famous opening of all English comedies concerni ... ejudice is perhaps the most famous opening of all English comedies concerning social manners. It encapsulates the ambitions of the empty headed Mrs. Bennet, and her desire to find a good match for eac ...

(5 pages) 149 0 4.7 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

How the 'social contract' described by Hobbs and Locke led to the formation of the United States and the citizens role in maintaining the social contract today.

The Social Contract and the formation of the United StatesFor most of recorded history, with brief exception ... mation of the United StatesFor most of recorded history, with brief exceptions, i.e. ancient Greece and Rome, mankind has lived under the rule or control of a single man or a group of men. The majorit ... under the rule or control of a single man or a group of men. The majority of men therefore lived in a state of insecurity, fear and terror. Imagine living under the power of a man who had control over ...

(7 pages) 205 1 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Mark Twain's "The Man Who Corrupted Hadleyburg.

In "The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg," Mark Twain explores many weaknesses of human nature. Hadleyburg was a ... d Hadleyburg," Mark Twain explores many weaknesses of human nature. Hadleyburg was a town, noted, praised and envied of the citizens honesty and incorruptibility, until a single man corrupted and surf ... izens honesty and incorruptibility, until a single man corrupted and surfaced weaknesses of individuals and the community as a whole. Dishonesty, greed and falling into temptation are the stories grea ...

(5 pages) 76 0 4.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen.

In Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," one of the most prevalent themes throughout the novel is the nin ... the most prevalent themes throughout the novel is the nineteenth-century English society's preoccupation in procuring socially advantageous marriages. It was the era where much importance was placed ... ng socially advantageous marriages. It was the era where much importance was placed on marriage and all things in connection with it.One of the primary purposes of getting married at that time is econ ...

(3 pages) 53 1 3.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

In checkov's short story "Love", you will see what checkov experienced about olive and marriage...

LOVEIn his short story Love, Checkov highlights his experiences about love and marriage while trying to find an answer to one frequently asked question: How is love ... marriage while trying to find an answer to one frequently asked question: How is love defined?The main characters of the story are the author himself and a nineteen year old girl, called Sasha, whom ... tory are the author himself and a nineteen year old girl, called Sasha, whom he falls in love with. At three o'clock in the morning, he tries to write a love letter to Sasha. He states that this situa ...

(2 pages) 22 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What is freedom?

There are man types of "freedom". Freedom can be the free will to do as one pleases, independance, restrai ... om". Freedom can be the free will to do as one pleases, independance, restraint, speech, authority, and even of physical movement. But, all of these concepts share a common meaning- "The right to do a ... these concepts share a common meaning- "The right to do anything without control or interference" (as stated from www.dictionary.com). Freedom is what every single man and woman on earth strives for, ...

(1 pages) 76 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Has 'Majority rule' in South Africa brought with it the 'tyranny of the majority?'

The principle of the 'tyranny of the majority' has been explored since the earliest studies on modern democracy. Indeed, it w ... d since the earliest studies on modern democracy. Indeed, it was Alexis de Tocqueville in his Democracy in America who coined the term. It is the capacity of the majority of the people to have the rig ... of the majority of the people to have the right to everything is it were (de Tocqueville, 1992). He argues that, though it may be the will of most, this does not justify imposing tyrannical excesses o ...

(6 pages) 115 2 4.9 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Single People Should Be Allowed to Adopt

Being single in our society has become common and normal. For somepeople instead of having a destructive marriage, it is better t ... nd normal. For somepeople instead of having a destructive marriage, it is better to stay single. Today modernlife is complicated already and it is hard to predict what could happen tomorrow. Andmaybe ... ady and it is hard to predict what could happen tomorrow. Andmaybe staying single could prevent certain issues, like separations and divorces thatcould lead to struggling and suffering for the whole f ...

(3 pages) 57 2 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Pride and Prejudice

Money, either the possession or lack of it, is of tremendous importance in most aspects of our lives. This is no less the case for th ... tremendous importance in most aspects of our lives. This is no less the case for the characters in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In fact, one's wealth is a significant factor in several aspects o ... e. In fact, one's wealth is a significant factor in several aspects of the plot of this novel. It shapes relationships between people, influences their decisions, and even determines their hope for th ...

(5 pages) 85 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How does the first chapter introduce us to the main themes and central concerns in 'Pride and Prejudice'?

'Pride and Prejudice', first published in 1813, is Jane Austen's most popular novel. It tells the story of ... st published in 1813, is Jane Austen's most popular novel. It tells the story of the Bennet family; a genteel family living in rural Britain in the early 19th century. The novel explores the social co ... rural Britain in the early 19th century. The novel explores the social conventions of its time; social class and wealth, marriage, love and of course, pride and prejudice. 'Pride and Prejudice' discus ...

(6 pages) 53 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Elizabeth [pride and Prejudice by jane Austen]is a modern female in and early 19th century world. Discuss

Elizabeth is a modern female in and early 19th century world. DiscussElizabeth's astute perceptions of h ... male in and early 19th century world. DiscussElizabeth's astute perceptions of her surroundings reveal a quality in her that was is quite different from her sisters and shows a level of observation an ... ters and shows a level of observation and wit that was not to be expected of women of the Regency era. From the opening scene, Simon Langton presents Elizabeth as a free spirited young woman, a ...

(2 pages) 46 1 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Elizabeth [pride and Prejudice by jane Austen]is a modern female in an early 19th century world. Discuss

Elizabeth is a modern female in an early 19th century world. DiscussElizabeth's astute perceptions of he ... emale in an early 19th century world. DiscussElizabeth's astute perceptions of her surroundings reveal a quality in her that was is quite different from her sisters and shows a level of observation an ... ters and shows a level of observation and wit that was not to be expected of women of the Regency era. From the opening scene, Simon Langton presents Elizabeth as a free spirited young woman, a ...

(2 pages) 38 1 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Conflicting views on marriage in Pride and Prejudice.

'It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want ... owledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife'This opening paragraph of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen has become one of the most famous sentences in Englis ... nd Prejudice by Jane Austen has become one of the most famous sentences in English literature. It states clearly that the novel will explore the theme of marriage and the connection between it and mon ...

(8 pages) 94 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Theme of love, money and marriage in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

The intricate nexus of marriage, money and love in Jane Austen's society is unfolded through the development o ... arriage, money and love in Jane Austen's society is unfolded through the development of plots and characters of her novel Pride and Prejudice. In the nineteenth century's rural England, marriage was a ... novel Pride and Prejudice. In the nineteenth century's rural England, marriage was a woman's chief aim, both financially and socially. Financially because of women's dependent position marriage was t ...

(4 pages) 113 0 4.8 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Static Characters - This is about the static characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Among Mr. Collins, Mrs. Bennet, and Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mrs. Bennet is the prime example of a ... erine de Bourgh, Mrs. Bennet is the prime example of a static character. From the very beginning, learning of Mr. Bingley arriving into town, we see the wheels in Mrs. Bennet's mind start to turn. "Oh ... ingley arriving into town, we see the wheels in Mrs. Bennet's mind start to turn. "Oh! Single, my dear, to be sure! A single man of large fortune, four or five thousane a year. What a fine thing for o ...

(1 pages) 2567 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Views On Female Marriages in "Pride and Prejudice" and "Jane Eyre".

Introduction.There were two great novels about love and marriage coming into being in the 19th century ---- "Pride and Prejudice" a ... g into being in the 19th century ---- "Pride and Prejudice" and "Jane Eyre", which were written by Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte. The two books give us two women's totally different concepts of lov ... e Bronte. The two books give us two women's totally different concepts of love.1.1 The main content and background of Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice is actually a love comedy, which is filled ...

(25 pages) 75 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Should Single Parents be allowed to Adopt?

The lifestyle and some health issues of this century have led to a steady, sizable increase in the number of singl ... century have led to a steady, sizable increase in the number of single-parent adoptions. Why would a successful, independent single man or woman want to give up his or her freedom and assume the resp ... ependent single man or woman want to give up his or her freedom and assume the responsibilities of raising a child? The trend is mainly due to the fact that the desire to nurture and share life as a f ...

(3 pages) 76 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Divorce, the Epidemic of America

In 1999, John and Libby Curry were a poor couple from rural West Lafayette, Indiana who had three children, Dave, ... were a poor couple from rural West Lafayette, Indiana who had three children, Dave, Elizabeth, and Mary. The family was completely dependent on John's salary from the local hardware shop, however work ... s completely dependent on John's salary from the local hardware shop, however work was slowing down and things at home were not going so well. As the months passed on, John was getting fed up of worki ...

(13 pages) 132 1 4.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

"It's a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in a possession of a good fortune must be in want ... ly acknowledged that a single man in a possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife," (1) as the narrator states. Now we must ask ourselves this, is a single woman required to marry a man in ... states. Now we must ask ourselves this, is a single woman required to marry a man in possession of a good fortune, or is there more to it than that? In the story, "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen