Essays Tagged: "Social isolation"

Editorial Concealed. Robert Wright, both reporter and commentator in Time Magazine. Includes review of his article "The evolution of despair"

al appeal:'Whether burdened by an overwhelming flurry of daily commitments or stifled by a sense of social isolation; whether mired for hours in a sense of life's pointlessness or beset for days by un ...

(3 pages) 66 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Autobiographical elements in the works of Edgar Allan Poe

s once titled the 'master ofthe macabre.' One of the aspects in his life with which he struggled wassocial isolation. He used this as a topic in a number of poems and shortstories. Poe's life was also ... whichhe knew all too well, and the general topic of death.During Poe's life, he experienced extreme social isolation. Thesefeelings of separation began when his father died or disappeared around theti ...

(6 pages) 182 0 4.1 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

Lesbian Health

sbian populations are limited, there are indications that depression, substance abuse, suicide, and social isolation may occur more frequently in lesbian women than heterosexual women. Additionally, l ...

(5 pages) 164 5 5.0 May/2002

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


of AIDS in the late seventies and early eighties, the disease has had attached to it a significant social stigma. This stigma has manifested itself in the form of discrimination, avoidance and fear o ... the form of discrimination, avoidance and fear of people living with AIDS (PLWAs). As a result, the social implications of the disease have been extended from those of other life threatening condition ...

(7 pages) 92 1 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community


have been linked to causing schizophrenia are brain trauma that was caused around birth, stress,and social isolation. There is not a single factor which causes the disease, but the more factorsinvolve ... zophrenia, but are not as common, andcould have more long term effects include, loss of motivation, social withdrawal, and moodchanges ( affects about 1% of all peo ...

(4 pages) 101 1 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

"The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams.

e image of a family of misfits.The illusions of Laura Wingfield can be attributed to her feeling of social isolation. However, these same illusions only serve to reinforce and emphasise these feelings ... no end of damage to both herself and her family. Her mother, unable to accept that her daughter is socially inept and even slightly retarded is forced further within her own illusions of her glorious ...

(7 pages) 112 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Life of Edgar Allen Poe" Assignment: Read an extended bibliography. Then write an essay in which you explor how the author's works are a reflection of his/her life.

any deaths of loved ones and lack of an appropriate parent-figure, drove him to feelings of extreme social isolation, periods of fear and paranoia, and depression. His short stories and poems, likewis ... and depression are reflected in nearly all of his short stories. The descriptions of extreme social isolation in Poe's works are direct manifestations of his early childhood. For example, in Th ...

(5 pages) 68 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

have always been present at all of the events that marked her life, until the day she died. Emily's social isolation is evident through the development of the elements of character and events.The main ... mething very frustrating, that gave people the right to "pity Miss Emily" (31).The theme of Emily's social isolation, from the rest of the town, can be further explored through the townspeople lack of ...

(6 pages) 58 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


ude: poverty, drug addiction, violence, personal history of physical or sexual abuse as a child and social isolation (2).In determining the causes of child abuse, the Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology s ... tment of their own parents by abusing their children. Such attitudes result in child abuse.Finally, social isolation can lead to child abuse. Abusive families are likely to be isolated from their comm ...

(2 pages) 60 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Depression in The Catcher in the Rye

are frequent sadness and crying, hopelessness, decreased interest in activities, having low energy, social isolation and poor communication, low self esteem, increased anger and hostility, difficulty ... that Holden is unable to recognize the importance of living his life to the fullest because of the social pressures that have been bombarding him.

(4 pages) 13 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Impact of Changing Technology on the Everyday Life of Australians in the Post-War Period

ents solved space problems by allowing more families to live up rather than out. In the 1990s, many social problems were attributed to massive urban sprawl. These include car dependence, social isolat ... nds. Moreover, Australians were able to stay aware about global events and participate in important social changes such as the women's liberation movement. In the 1960s, the introduction of the video ...

(3 pages) 31 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Disease vs. Sin

sues have been raised. In the course of history, masturbation, syphilis, and AIDS have been seen as social anomalies that have framed disease.Since the appearance of AIDS in the late seventies and ear ... ce of AIDS in the late seventies and early eighties, the disease has been attached to a significant social stigma. This stigma has manifested itself in the form of discrimination, avoidance and fear o ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Nymphomania, hypersexuality, erotomania, perversion, sexual obsession, sexual addiction

ion behavior often use sex as an escape from other problems such as anxiety, stress, depression and social isolation.Signs and symptoms of compulsive sexual behavior * Having multiple sexual partners ... th many anonymous partners or prostitutes. Sex addicts treat sexual partners as objects rather than social intimates that are only used for sex.* Engaging in excessive masturbation, as often as 10 to ...

(1 pages) 8 0 0.0 Jul/2008

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


e than 50% of all nursing home residents have urinary incontinence, which imposes significant psychosocial, physical and financial burdens on society, families and environment. There is a high correla ... s a high correlation between urinary incontinence, pressure ulcer, infection, depression, increased social isolation and lower self-esteem, but incontinence is misunderstood and overlooked by the publ ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.7 Oct/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


g hair, scratching, biting, and pinching. Second is indirect bullying, which causes the victim into social isolation. Meaning left alone and no one will talk to that person. Indirect bullying can incl ... and no one will talk to that person. Indirect bullying can include spreading of gossip, refusing to socialize with the victim, and criticizing the victim's manner of dress and other things like race, ...

(6 pages) 108 1 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Gothic texts should not be banned from high schools. Why The Turn of the Screw - Henry James and The Others - Alejandro Amenábar should be taught in schools.

er issues of society. There is no proof that studying Gothic texts can lead to “a path of anti-social, rebellious behaviour in an already disillusioned and directionless group” unless you, M ... tural forces which can’t be controlled, fear for safety of women and children and physical and social isolation; all of which are in the two set texts The Turn of the Screw (TOTS) and The Others. ...

(4 pages) 1543 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Animal Abuse

ates that "A chained animal is caught in a vicious cycle; frustrated by long periods of boredom and social isolation, he becomes a neurotic shell of his former self-further deterring human interaction ... he frustration of watching the world go by in isolation-a cruel fate for what is by nature a highly social animal"( ...

(17 pages) 27 0 5.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Animal Testing

How does the Wild Cat Falling involve values, social realism and characterisation?

QUESTION: How does the Wild Cat Falling involve values, social realism and characterisation?Texts are often constructed with consideration to the values the ... en that by trying to embrace white culture his mother caused her son's deep sense of alienation and social isolation. She misguided him when she taught him that he was not a Nyoongah. No one should fo ... cieties. he sits in FROE jail and is lonely there too. Loneliness is not new to him.The author uses social realism within the text as he creates a true picture of the unfair social position held by th ...

(3 pages) 815 0 0.0 Jun/2011

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gendered Violence

l abuse that destroys women's self-esteem but can also include the prolonged threat of violence and social isolation. Violence against women is not just carried out by individual males against individ ... le. These particular manifestations of violence against women are situated on a larger continuum of socially inflicted violence, which includes concerted, systematic violations of women's economic and ...

(3 pages) 5 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Deeper and harder than solitude: social isolation. Comparison between the play “La vida es sueño”, written by the Spaniard Pedro Calderón de la Barca and in the story “Everyday Use”, created by the American author Alice Walker.

rn Literature, 5th semesterSep. 02, 2013First partial essay: Deeper and harder than solitude: social isolation.Octavio Paz, in one of his most famous works, "The Labyrinth of Solitude", define ... t we are "the only being who knows he is alone". However, while loneliness is often temporary, true social isolation tends to last years or decades as a chronic condition.According to the Cambridge ha ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2013

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature