Essays Tagged: "social ladder"

The True Tragic Hero in Antigone

ragic flaw also dooms the character to a ruinous end.Creon, as king of Thebes, is at the top of the social ladder. He thus already meets one of Aristotle's chief criteria. Yet, not only is he king, he ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Comparing Feudal System to Caste System

he many similarities and differences the two systems had. In the Caste system, people in each varna(social class) were born into his/her class and married within their own group. One could not move up ... return. In the caste system, every person had their own dharma to fulfill, depending on their rank socially. The social systems of medieval Europe and India have many similarities and differences, ev ...

(2 pages) 69 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Modern Day Class System

nities they had to make a living for themselves, and the ability to either ascend or descend on the social ladder. Paul Fussell wrote extensively about the class system of his day and his belief in in ... ty of that system. Fussell's system for putting people into classes is somewhat outdated. He labels social classes starting with "lower out of sight" and moving all the up to "upper out of sight." Fus ...

(5 pages) 103 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Reparation for slaves

ithout receiving wages, live in shacks, and have no freedoms. Slowly, Africans' began to ascend the social ladder by obtaining emancipation, civil liberties and rights, respect, and finally, equality. ...

(5 pages) 140 2 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton.

behaves as the young and jaded protagonist, desperate to establish and maintain her position on the social ladder. Her extreme carelessness and arrogance initially evoke less pity than desired by the ... the story.The whole story focuses on Lily's main objective to acquire wealth and permanently lofty social status. Her decisions and actions are all based on intricate planning, and "her simplest acts ...

(11 pages) 77 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Transformation from Jane Austens "Emma" to Amy Heckerling's "Clueless"

his society England marriage was used to form alliances, guarantee financial security and climb the social ladder. However, Emma, the heroine of the novel, feels no compulsion to make a good match in ... less is set in the late twentieth century, multicultural Beverly Hills, USA. Wealth, appearance and social connections( as opposed to birth and family connections) are the criteria for social status a ...

(4 pages) 132 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

The Digital Divide

Effects of the new technology also follow social class lines. The higher one goes up the social ladder, the more this technology is benefit. T ... nology opens and closes opportunities for people largely by virtue of where they are located on the social class ladder. For people 500 years ago, the new technology was the printing press. For people ... dents of private schools and to the richest public school districts, thus helping to perpetuate the social inequalities that arise from the chance of birth. Computer will also transform the college at ...

(13 pages) 256 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

In 'The Government Inspector', Nikolai Gogol '...resolved to gather into one heap all that was bad in Russia.' Playing the Mayor, illustrate how you would communicate this to an audience.

Russia in the 19th Century was a country full of corruption, and battles between social classes. As state secondary school and university education became more readily available, th ... certificate attesting his right to 'the rank of the 14th class.'The problem of defining a person's social status stretched back to Gogol's grandfather. Gogol's real name was Ianovskii, but his grandf ... andfather had taken the name 'Gogol', to claim he was of noble Cossack ancestry, and thus climb the social ladder.The corruption that existed in Russia around this time was an offshoot of the need to ...

(5 pages) 28 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Critical analysis of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

tsby, before leaving for the war, knew the only thing keeping him from the love of his life was his social and economical position. After returning, his single goal was to climb up the social ladder b ... no chance.Gatsby quickly fell in love with Daisy, but was unable to marry her because of his lower social position. The pre-war image of Gatsby is depicted very clearly; he was free spirited, but kne ...

(5 pages) 52 0 3.8 Apr/2004

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

Setting in Wuthering Heights (By Emily Bronte)

thering Heights were that of theworking class, while those of Thrushcross Grange were higher on the social ladder. The people ofWuthering Heights aspired to be on the same level as the Lintons. This i ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the ways in which your engagement with the construction of a character or characters in "The Collector" has contributed to your understanding of the text.

ly looks down on his companions that belong to that same class as him. Eventhough he is of the same social stature, he believes that he is better than his peers. It is obvious that Clegg, is uncomfort ... that he is better than his peers. It is obvious that Clegg, is uncomfortable where he stands on the social ladder. The Collector is a novel that compares the upper middle-class, where Miranda is place ...

(9 pages) 63 0 3.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Muslim women and wearing the veil

ciety and should not be discriminated against, denied their rights, or shunned to the bottom of the social ladder. I believe that they have the right to exercise freedom of religion in France and ever ... ere else.I have many convincing reasons to support my opinion. The new law in France causes many social problems in the world. Many countries have an overwhelming population of Muslims in them, thi ...

(1 pages) 35 0 2.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Could the Great Depression be describes a time of desperation?

ression could not be described as a time of complete economic desperation; it was however a time of social adversity. While many millions of people endured the harsh conditions that occurred during th ... sses and even entire industries that survived effortlessly and even prospered. There were also many social issues that individuals had to deal with during the Depression; homelessness, education, heal ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Transformation of European Society This is a thesis paragraph on an essay of the same name by Gary Nash. This essay is in Portrait of America, Volume I.

there was so much land in the colonies, it was easier for people to "get rich quick" and climb the social ladder. This was one difference between American and European societies. In Europe, there was ... or land also led to conflicts with the Indians, Spanish, and French. Nash's second point focused on social change in North America. According to Nash, Europeans "accepted the naturalness of hierarchy ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Explain why indentured servants and other poor whites were given more rights than slaves or free blacks during the early 1800's

of Europe, poor whites did have the opportunity, though not necessarily the ability, to move up the social ladder. Elite white planters in America were worried that the lower classes would join in reb ... te planters in America were worried that the lower classes would join in rebellion to overthrow the social structure. Thus, while at first glance it seems that these opportunities were theoretically a ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Summary of article: A. Susan P. Mattern, Physicians and the Roman Imperial Aristocracy: The Patronage of Therapeutics , Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 73 (1999), 1-18

cy: The Patronage ofTherapeutics, Susuan P. Mattern describes how a physician moved up the social ladder and aboutthe competition between physicians to gain reputation in the Roman society. T ... in in status was the most important payment an Roman aristocrat could give.(p.5) The highest social standing a physician could receive is the physician to the emperor (imperial physician). Ther ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Outsiders- by SE Hinton Why Gangs Portrayed in this Novel are Real

hat is portrayed in SE Hinton's novel, The Outsiders. Two different gangs from opposite ends of the social ladder clash in this epic novel of social tension between two rival groups, the Socs and the ... d who are accepted in society. The Greasers, in contrast, struggle to put food on the table and are social outcasts. SE Hinton has mentioned about gangs several times in her novel. But what really def ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Plato and his views on Rome

otivation was to serve and protect. The army of Rome was mainly lower-class men trying to climb the social ladder. The last of Plato's ideals had to do with happiness and a higher power or goodness. T ... s for promotion, and at the end, citizenship for the non-citizen. For men on the lower rungs of the social ladder, this was plenty" (Casson 78). Plato stated the ideal society should have a fearless m ...

(7 pages) 31 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Examining the use of satire in Jane Austin's classic, Pride and Prejudice

who possess a significant amount of the said unwanted qualities. Beginning at the top of the social ladder, Austen uses satire through Lady Catherine to establish that no societal group is free ... nt while simultaneously groveling at the feet of his hosts. These actions are not contingent on his social rank however, because they reveal that even people generally held in high regard such as anyo ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 May/2005

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

Analysis and Evaluation of "Things Fall Apart".

the story Okonkwo was one of them most respected men of his tribe and was constantly moving up the social ladder yearning to join the lords of the tribe. However, after committing crimes against the ...

(5 pages) 25 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature