Essays Tagged: "social conventions"

A comparision between Odyssey, Beowolf, Knight in the Cart

his sort of masculine society, of which the Iliad and Odyssey are examples, aptly illustrates these social conventions. The themes of these works are subjects which are of interest to men; warfare, hu ... asually. Keeping in mind this important attribute of epic poetry, which is the direct result of its social and intellectual environment, one cannot help noting the great difference between the Odyssey ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.3 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Edna, the main character in "The awakening" by Kate Chopin

her own happiness. She refuses to stay home onTuesdays, which she is expected to do to satisfy the socialconventions of the time. She spends more time on her art. Shegoes to races and parties all the ... s to marry Robert, but he willnot because it will disgrace her to leave her husband. Sheexceeds the social boundaries of the day by going her own wayand doing what she wants, but she is still bound by ...

(2 pages) 85 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Russian Literature: A Hero Of Our Time by Lermontov

ll": PechorinIt is very important to remember the significance of Pechorin's struggle not only with social conventions, but also with concepts of fate and will. The context in The Fatalist provides th ...

(1 pages) 38 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Different symbols in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

pts an "awakening" in which Edna goes through many drastic changes, defying traditional thought and social conventions. Edna finally drowns herself in the sea, ending her awakening. The reasons for Ed ... ier is also able to become a new person because of her awareness of "illusions" in society, such as social conventions. Edna defies the invisible rules placed on women and becomes her own person. For ...

(3 pages) 130 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Canada's Social Conventions at the Turn of Century

The social conventions in Canada at the turn of the century are much different than those today. Sexism ... rking class people were not treated anywhere near as well as they are in present time. Overall, the social rules and practices at the turn of the century in Canada were much worse than today's.The tre ... an society. Women were forced to wear corsets which shaped their waist and rib-cage to fit specific social concepts of the perfect female shape. In the long run, wearing a corset caused many problems ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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

family; a genteel family living in 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 pre ... and that due the position of women in society at the time, Mrs Bennet would have felt financial and social pressure to try to get her daughters married as soon as she possibly could. The Bennet estate ...

(6 pages) 53 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is Romanticism ?

strong emotion, imagination, freedom from classical correctness in art forms, and rebellion against social conventions.*The predominance of imagination over reason and formal rules (classicism) and ov ... ization*Authorial subjectivity*Experimentation in new forms: picking up and using obsolete patterns*Socially "harmful morality", a world of liesPHILOSOPHICAL PATTERNS*19th century marked by the influe ...

(3 pages) 201 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Latin Language & Literature

Analysis of Mrs.Mallard's character in "The Story of An Hour" by Kate Chopin.

said: "Each one must know himself." Unfortunately, most of us are not aware of our true character. Social conventions are the main cause making us repress what we really think and feel. Only when une ...

(2 pages) 81 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Awakening by Kate Chopin SYMBOLS

two birds to represent Edna and Mademoiselle Reisz. The parrot in a cage symbolizes Edna trapped by social conventions and the only person that understands her like no other is the mockingbird, Mademo ... she wants to be an independent woman, however; she is imprisoned behind the cold hard iron bars of social conventions. Later, as Edna continues to awaken, she moves into a small house by herself and ...

(4 pages) 56 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Romanticism Period Music

to other European countries. Some of the romanticism periods' goals were to oppose rationalism and social conventions. People discovered the natural beauty of things and the natural man. People had a ...

(5 pages) 91 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Celebration to Individualism in Mary Shelly's "Frankenstein"

nticism. Romanticism can be defined as a movement in art and literature that revolted against rigid social conventions. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelly stresses the importance of individualism in Romanti ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Romanticism and Keats

and aesthetic experiences, individual imagination as a critical influence, overturning the previous social conventions, principally the positions of the aristocrats in society . The Romantic composers ...

(5 pages) 90 0 3.9 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Discuss the main examples of such changing identities in "Pride and Prejudice" and "Fathers and Sons".

e used depicts realism through a representation or illusion of reality by juxtaposing the moral and social conventions of society against the narrative. To achieve this, narrative devices such as "sho ... Elizabeth's first wrongful judgment of Darcy to help advance the plot as his rudeness and sense of social superiority has created a negative impression on Elizabeth, causing her to be prejudiced agai ...

(7 pages) 21 0 5.0 Apr/2007

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

Authority Represented In Three Seventeenth And Eighteenth Century Texts By Women

period both implicitly and explicitly criticized the institutions that bound them: class, marriage, social conventions and religion. In their writings, Mary Astell, Mary Carleton and Lady Mary Wortley ... r in which they construct their arguments differ. To varying degrees, these writers acknowledge the social conventions they are working within and maintain the necessity of them, while at the same tim ...

(8 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Heinrich Ibsen Biography

eft a lasting impression on Ibsen, fostering a rebellious, belligerent and rowdy attitude. Flouting social conventions, which would become a theme throughout his life, teen Ibsen began engaging in pra ... on grew in Norway despite his absence and he finally achieved European fame with plays that tackled social problems such as women's rights and veneral disease, angering the conservatives of the time.I ...

(2 pages) 1055 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Heinrich Ibsen Biography

eft a lasting impression on Ibsen, fostering a rebellious, belligerent and rowdy attitude. Flouting social conventions, which would become a theme throughout his life, teen Ibsen began engaging in pra ... on grew in Norway despite his absence and he finally achieved European fame with plays that tackled social problems such as women's rights and veneral disease, angering the conservatives of the time.I ...

(2 pages) 494 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Taming of The Shrew" into modern film "10 Things I Hate About You"

e. Shakespeare portrays lively characters to depict these universal concepts and thus critiques the social conventions of patriarchal society. Gil Jugner has adapted 10 Things I Hate about You to furt ... ndicates the disadvantage which Katherina had suffered as a result of her not complying to expected social roles of women. Shakespeare then delivers the message that women who were not socially accept ...

(8 pages) 39 0 5.0 Jul/2007

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

Theories of adolescence - Kohlberg

hment is considered "wrong". Towards the end of this stage, individuals begin to understand what is socially acceptable and deliberately conform to society's rules in order to receive rewards. Individ ... personal relationships and a healthy environment. In Stage 3, the self enters society by embracing social roles and acknowledging the approval and disapproval of others in accordance with social stan ...

(3 pages) 158 1 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Gay Cinema In The 90's

s, is a work of an artist, and the artist is a result of the era, culture geographical location and social background in which he was brought up.In that sense, even if a film breaks social conventions ... he past, it is still a product of the era in which it was made.By watching films and looking at the social- historical background from which they emerged, we can see how social- historical development ...

(10 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Awakening Traditional Women

?s lack of interest in her motherly responsibilities. Leonce?s beliefs are defined by the Victorian social conventions. When Leonce returns home after the day when Edna goes for her first swim, he ins ... s situation also foreshadows her suicide later in the book because she ventures too far in breaking social conventions.Edna finds her place amongst the world in terms of developing her own opinions an ...

(4 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors