Essays Tagged: "social hierarchy"

Biological Determinism

ries lived.The author argues for the theory that in the nineteenth century , artificial barriers in social hierarchy prevented people from achieving higher intellectual performance. In the end of XX c ... the democratic processes, and nothing artificial can stand between the natural sorting process and social status of the people. These changes can not be considered as historical because the age of de ...

(12 pages) 162 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The portrayal of women in the novels "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Marquez and "The House of the Spirits" by Isabel Allende.

e novels were set in first half of the twentieth century in Latin America, the role of women in the social hierarchy of this backdrop is worthy of consideration. This was a patriarchal society where m ... men of whatever age were always superior in standing to women. As a woman aged, her position in the social hierarchy would increase. Furthermore women had few career choices; all were linked to some f ...

(6 pages) 116 0 4.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Salem Witch trials

The Salem witchcraft trials resulted from a climate of repression, religious intolerance, and social hierarchy combined with fanaticism and the oppression of women. The Puritan leaders used the ... ritan leaders used the trials as a way to control the community and to prevent change in the strict social hierarchy. The trials ensured that the teachings of the church would be followed anyone not f ...

(11 pages) 220 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Levi Strauss: polarities and deconstruction

ructures, which lead to polarities so as a complete opposite to order comes disorder and a need for social hierarchy.The "cold" societies were known for their resistance to change. Their biggest objec ...

(5 pages) 117 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Jane Austin's novel, "Emma".

r, Emma. Throughout most of the book, Emma snobbishly looks down on all the people below her in the social hierarchy. In Chapter 4, Emma displays one of her worst points, where she is assuming that, b ... example, where she doesn't like associating with Mrs and Miss Bates, believing this will lower her social standing; "all the horror of being in danger of falling with the second rate and third rate o ...

(5 pages) 90 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.

d the way they live, for instance, one's position in society and reputation within it establish the social hierarchy; the social values, beliefs and customs maintained in the community determine how a ... ely on. She lives separate from the outer world.Miss Emily has a reputation of being an eccentric, asocial and disturbed woman; she is the epiphany of everything that the Jefferson community believes ...

(3 pages) 103 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Social and Economic equality - is it feasible in today's world?

"Social and economic equality is neither feasible nor desirable"Do you agree?The statement "Social an ... one that reflects the thinking of defenders of tradition. It is believed that there is a need for a social hierarchy, that we are not fit to govern ourselves and in the word of Thomas Carlyle, "The fe ... eory of evolution, 'On the Origin of Species', the nature view severely constricts the progress and social advancement of mankind. However, the nurture view, seeing human nature as 'plastic', allows s ...

(7 pages) 163 0 3.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Talks about the levels of religion (Tolerant and intolerant)that were found in North America before 1700).

is particular group of Puritans stressed a well-ordered community. They were very involved in their social hierarchy, believing that a person's social status was ordained by God. The Puritans had very ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How the aspect of money has been appropriated from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, to the modern film Pretty Woman.

he idea of money is focused upon as one of the central elements, and assists in creating a sense of social class and social hierarchy. Both texts follow the rise of a young lady in social class, essen ... ld ever desire.Money is shown, in both texts, and indeed most stories, to be the key determinant of social class, as well as a symbol of power and authority. The professions of Higgins from Pygmalion ...

(3 pages) 58 0 2.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Plot and central idea in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

ich the lottery drawings take place emphasizes who does and who doesn't have power in the village's social hierarchy. Men or working sons draw for their families. The few exceptions involve death or i ... tually participates in this drawing (children included), women are disenfranchised from the village social structure. As the villagers anxiously wait for the lottery to begin, the young boys rough pla ...

(2 pages) 82 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Multi-directional Approach To Gender Stratification.

stratification refers to the fact that males and females generally occupy unequal positions in the social hierarchy» (319). To define gender stratification even better, one could imply from the abov ... women are supposed to be the «weak sex» according to the ideology that existed in the past in the social cycles of men. As a result it is believed in the western contemporary societies which remain ...

(10 pages) 166 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Laura Esquivel's novel "Like Water for Chocolate";

ow colonialism uses it, and Mama Elena. In Like Water for Chocolate tradition is used to maintain a social hierarchy in which the ruling class are the colonizers and the natives become the followers. ...

(7 pages) 89 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Emma by Jane Austen and Clueless by Amy Heckerling, An Analysis

in popular culture in its time. In Austen's world, the French Revolution was beginning to question social hierarchy and the privileges of the gentry, where the upper class's charitable duties to lowe ... ncial stability. Mr Woodhouse and Mr Knightley, being a landowner and magistrate, are on the top of social hierarchy in Highbury. Likewise, Cher's father's powerful position in Beverly Hills is reinfo ...

(3 pages) 89 2 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Satire of class distinction in the film 'Gosford Park' by Robert Altman (including techniques)

ed in Gosford Park is the absurdity of class distinction in society. Altman satirises the idea of a social hierarchy, where people are separated into different classes based on their amount of wealth ...

(2 pages) 40 2 4.7 Oct/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How Atticus in To Kill A Mockingbird does not fit the stereotypes of the community.

and this constantly baffles the children. The fairly well-off Finches are near the top of Maycombs social hierarchy. The ignorant and very much poor Cunningham family lye below most of the townspeopl ... ughter. The children find all of this very strange, as when Aunt Alexandria does not allow Scout to socialise with Walter Cunningham, it seems as if she would not let Scout, who comes from a respectfu ...

(5 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Marx theory

words they took control of international and domestic trade and they occupy a high position in the social hierarchy.Showing such big product will create a state of consumer culture that most people w ... t people would think that owning such huge sofa would supply them with power, provide them a higher social position and they believe that with their growing economic power, they as "class" will began ...

(2 pages) 77 1 4.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Comparative analysis on Jane Austen's Novel Emma and Amy Heckerling's clueless

g the process of transformation that we can compare the characterisation and examine the composer's social commentary on their context. This leads not only to a greater appreciation of both texts but ... assessment of values.Emma depicts life in Highbury, a microcosm of nineteenth century England where social hierarchy, land, manners and marriage plays an important part in all aspects of life, especia ...

(6 pages) 84 1 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Golden Slumbers Essay is about Vargas Llosa's book Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Essay incorporates historical information as well as biographical.

Peru is broken down into different classes of people and Indians are not very high on the social hierarchy. They live mostly in the highlands of Peru and are employed by the Mestizo people a ... erent cultural ways. However, many people mistake the Indians for being stupid because of their low social rank. But how many of the Mestizo people could probably raise livestock successfully: not too ...

(9 pages) 32 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

The o.c

om Ryan's first moments in Newport Beach, he found himself in conflict with the strict economic and social hierarchy that has existed for generations and doesn't tolerate any invasion from any outside ... . His fish out of water status continues to set him apart from the rest as conflict occurs over his social standing. Although it took time and many obstacles, Ryan eventually won the hearts of the New ...

(4 pages) 43 2 3.2 Jul/2005

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

Marching Backwards in Americana.

everything is backwards in our Beautiful America: Where the intellectuals are on the bottom of the social hierarchy--at least, until they become rich intellectuals. Where magnificent painters, musici ...

(2 pages) 14 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing