Essays Tagged: "superficial"

Madame de

from romance to passion, to desperation, is set, ironically, in aristocratic circles that seem too superficial to take love tragically. Everything from the writing, casting, direction, photography an ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.9 Jan/1996

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

a character sketch of Pip in Dicken's "Great Expectations"

ve on life has shifted. This boy, beginning life with a caring,generous heart, regresses becoming a superficial, ungrateful man who isashamed of what he had once been. Pip and Biddy had become ... thout feeling critical towards her. Slowly, after coming into contact withEstella, Pip was becoming superficial, as he was only interested in a girl'sappearance. Thinking of Biddy, Pip thought to hims ...

(2 pages) 76 0 3.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Title of this essay is "Wrong Assumptions". The assignment was to write about a key theme of the story "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver.

ding. The author uses tone, diction, figurative, and rhetorical to communicate his theme that one's superficial assumptions about people may not always be correct.The story opens as a husband is begru ...

(2 pages) 167 1 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Forces of Corruption in "The Great Gatsby" by Fitzgerald

te to his tragic demise.First, the loose morality of Dan Cody, Gatsby's unfortunate role model, and superficialpeople who flock to Gatsby's parties contribute to Gatsby's downfall. Their examples enco ... t people like Jordan Bakergossip with reckless abandon about their mysterious host. Their careless, superficial attitudesand wanton behaviour represent Fizgarald's depiction of the corrupt American Dr ...

(2 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jan/1996

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

An essay on a quote by Hamlet

In Shakespeare's play Hamlet there are many quotes revealed with meanings that are more than superficial. In depth, what the statement means is more broader than what meets the eye. The play gi ... sively, there are also different meanings Shakespeare may have set forth. It is obvious of the most superficial meaning, but the clandestine meanings are revealed by the most analytical interpretations.

(2 pages) 70 1 4.8 Jul/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Great Gatsby - Nick's Attitude

d of hearing the same old stories about the great Gatsby. Many of which are false and most of which superficial in thought and have no basis. Nick wants to move on instead of brooding over the past an ...

(3 pages) 76 1 4.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An anti-uniform essay, covering several points on why uniforms should not be implemented into a school atmosphere.

ything? That if all students are "uniform" there will some kind of change? Isn't that idea a little superficial? In my opinion, promoting vanity won't help any school much, if at all. In some cases, i ...

(2 pages) 58 1 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The essay "Values Vanish Into Thin Air" is based on the book "The Catcher In The Rye"(J.D. Salinger) and analyzes how Holden Caulfield criticizes the modern society in different ways

of direction. We have developed into a society of "phony" philistines.All of society is based on a superficiality which makes it impossible for Holden to findreal friends and depresses him. Only Phoe ... resses him. Only Phoebe really understands Holden, because he cancommunicate with her without being superficial. However, whenever he really wants todiscuss his problems with anyone, they turn away fr ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Does language effect the way we perceive the world? [Chomsky; Sapir-Whorf hypothesis; 1984]

ge to a cloak, saying that language structures are universal, while cultural differences are merely superficial. Thus, he claimed that all languages function in the same way.Sapir and Whorf, however, ...

(2 pages) 138 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Plight of Daisy in The Great Gatsby

tsbyIt seems that all that we know about Daisy Buchanan comes through Nick. Most readers see her as superficial, shallow and foolish but this outward appearance is Daisy's attempt to conceal how she r ...

(1 pages) 46 1 2.4 Feb/2003

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

This is a guide for the students on how they should study To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

f which specific sub-topic to address first.Harper Lee's choice of words is unquestionably the most superficial aspect of her style, and thus the easiest to begin with. This is, of course, not to beli ...

(17 pages) 101 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparative essay between 'Sun and Fun' and 'Devonshire Street W.1' by John Betjeman.

et and disdain, with our subject looking back at her life and the realization that a materialistic, superficial existence has not benefited her in the slightest. In fact, here she is, alone in a dirty ... hat he is leaving behind. There is nothing fleeting or temporary in this man's life at present - no superficial or trivial considerations - simply cold, numb depression and all that he must leave behi ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe proving that the European views of the Ibo culture were superfical and misconstruded.

the Europeans and Ibo people were forced to interact with each other, their opinions were entirely superficial due to the fact that there was never an effort made to understand the Ibo people."The st ... y did, they never knew whom they were. Thus causing all European's opinions of the Ibo people to be superficial and misconstrued.

(2 pages) 61 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Comparing the "Rockinghorse Winner" and "The Wild Swans"

of the middle class society in this time were to emulate the upper class, gaining social status and superficial recognition. Lawrence despised these values, which society held, being exposed to them a ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Ordinary Son" by Ron Carlson.

ess. Nothing particularly meritorious underlies his conduct; his intelligence is average, his needs superficial. Reed's siblings blossom under a strict moral diet of work and unheralded 'sacrifice'. T ...

(1 pages) 38 3 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Death of a Salesman" by Arthur Miller.

s to achieve the American Dream because they accepted the delusion that success is obtained through superficial means. This false belief will differentiate Willy and his sons from Charley and Bernard, ...

(4 pages) 144 1 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

power and its effect upon our society

n our lives, neither of which are material but both govern our lives stronger than any of societies superficial forces, freedom and power. Without either we have nothing but our continued existence to ...

(4 pages) 125 3 4.1 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


these things, yet, how often have we said something similar? I believe our society is based on the superficial things, which we categorize people because of the actions of a small percentage. All of ...

(2 pages) 66 1 1.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Persuasive Writing

An essay which compares how both Orwell and Proulx develop there main characters in George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four"and E. Annie Proulx's "The Shipping News".

timately, however, such development is brought to a brutal end as his growing self is replaced by a superficial conformist personality imposed from outside. Similarly, 'The Shipping News' closely scru ... d continuation of a relationship, at the expense of entries to Winston's diary. As this is purely a superficial relationship and only serves to provide physical pleasure, little development of charact ...

(14 pages) 75 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Guy De Maupassant's "The Necklace".

e Maupassant's "The Necklace", the author uses various material objects to reveal Mathilde Loisel's superficial personality. Mathilde, "born, as if by error of destiny, into a family of clerks and cop ... other hand this money would buy the new dress that symbolized Mrs. Loisel's materialistic needs and superficial desires to be among the wealthy. Even a fancy dress and an exhilarating night out could ...

(4 pages) 101 0 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature