Essays Tagged: "arrogance"

Sophocles portrayal of unversal justice through Oedipus the king

shattered people of [his]." The pity he feels is rooted not only in his love and sympathy, but his arrogance as well. Perhaps this attitude is duly deserved, for Oedipus had solved the Sphinx's riddl ... ighteousness. When Teiresias is brought to him to help for the search for Laios' killers this proud arrogance misleads him to contrive a scenario in which Kreon desires to assume the throne. "Kreon wa ...

(3 pages) 192 0 4.3 Nov/1996

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

Reflections on liberation in Buddhism

ation1) Right understanding [12]In following this path one would not experience feelings of envy or arrogance2) Right thought or motives [15]Kindness towards the unenlightened brings a selfless mind s ...

(1 pages) 56 1 4.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

The Concept of Sin (King Lear)

misery and achieving some kind of peace in this world.The seven deadly sins or vices are:1. PRIDE - arrogance, having an overly high opinion of oneself2. COVETOUSNESS - an overwhelming desire to posse ...

(1 pages) 91 2 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Narcissm in " Anne" of Green Gables

self admiration". Narcissism is also synonymous with vanity, conceit, egotism, self-importance and arrogance. The narcissistic tendencies in Anne seem to change throughout the book and are often disp ...

(3 pages) 49 1 4.2 Jan/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is an essay from Paradice Lost that talks about the pride that Satan possessed that ultimately lead to his permanant destination, HELL.

reater than, more important than, more deserving than and more qualified than anyone else. It is an arrogance that deceives us and tries to make us believe that we don't need God or others, we only ne ...

(2 pages) 68 1 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The life of Napoleon I

poor boy, hated by most, rising to rule a huge empire, and then finally being destroyed by his own arrogance and ending his life humbled, remembering what he had doe, and leaving it all in his memoir ... emperor. At his crowning, Napoleon took the crown from the Pope and crowned himself. This shows the arrogance that Napoleon was capable of. As an emperor, he began to value family ties, and he put muc ...

(6 pages) 117 0 4.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Irony in the novel "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

cism. The main strand of this story concerns the prejudice of Elizabeth Bennet against the apparent arrogance of her future suitor, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and the blow to his pride in falling in love with ...

(5 pages) 149 0 4.7 May/1996

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

The True Tragic Hero in Antigone

law, which originates from within and usually manifests itself through poor judgment and/or extreme arrogance. The tragic flaw also dooms the character to a ruinous end.Creon, as king of Thebes, is at ... ng a tragic hero. Here we have the tragic flaw. Creon's tragic flaw was his hubris or his pride and arrogance in the face of divine powers. His downfall began when he denied the basic divine right of ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Illusion of Man- Is an essay written to explain how Oedipus contributed to his own fate with his ignorance and character flaws.

es how man becomes both victim and co-conspirator against himself by perpetuating his illusion with arrogance and self-denial.In Oedipus the King, Oedipus must fight against the predestined fate that ...

(4 pages) 105 2 2.4 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus - defying the divine order

rder. Oedipus served Thebes as a great ruler, loved by his subjects; but it is his one tragic flaw, arrogance, which dooms his existence, regardless of the character attributes that make him such a be ... ttered people of [his]." The pity he feels is based not only in his love and sympathy, but also his arrogance. Maybe this attitude is deserved, for Oedipus had solved the Sphinx's riddle, an apparentl ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Humility. Lear and Gloucester's JourneyBased on Shakespeare's King Lear. Describe King Lear and Gloucester's journey from arrogance to humility and to eventual wisdom.

play, it is seen that for a variety of reasons both King Lear and the Earl of Gloucester move from arrogance to humility and finally to wisdom. This pair's arrogance is evident through their gullibil ... r journey as egotistical characters. Each of these two possesses great gullibility and allows their arrogance to influence their decision-making abilities. In an attempt to impress his subjects with h ...

(7 pages) 180 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

This essay analyzes the different conflicts experienced by the characters in the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

ing of oppression that he inflicts upon her.In addition, Tea Cake for example, was so consumed with arrogance, that he tried to navigate his way through a hurricane. He was certain that he could survi ...

(2 pages) 64 0 4.6 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A character anylsis of Al Condraj from the book "Parsely Garden."

n Parsley Garden, Al Condraj has made many significant blunders due to his self-pride. In fact, his arrogance has gone straight to his head; Al thinks he is so great and is always right. Unfortunately ...

(2 pages) 28 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Antigone: Creon a main character, and his tragic downfall. His steps in making himself have a tragic downfall

e shows the need for control and order in the way he plans to rule. At the same time, he is showing arrogance in the way he insures all of his choices in judgement are correct.Creon is told that someo ... t will happen if he does not change his decisions. So he takes a drastic turn. He pushed all of his arrogance aside, along with his stobbornness and he asks for help, "what shall I do?" At this moment ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Master of his own fate "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin

ry first page. In addition, his resolve to find the secret of the cards signifies a certain kind of arrogance: he believes that he can - and must - succeed where others have failed. As one of the foun ... vy manifest themselves in his aloof nature, insistence on being totally independent (page 267), and arrogance. Given Hermann's position and psychological profile, it is not difficult to see that the t ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

For Love, or Money? The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

he wealthy but cocky Tom Buchanan. Daisy is a modern day "gold-digger" she fails to realize her own arrogance, and the success of her relationship with Tom is measured upon the size of his pocketbook. ...

(5 pages) 87 0 5.0 Mar/2003

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

Chapter Seven of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

re events.When the Marquis St. Evremonde left Monseigneur's party in such a rush, it symbolized the arrogance and instability of the entire oligarchy of France. He was ignored by Monseigneur and the r ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Apr/2003

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

"The House of Mirth" by Edith Wharton.

desperate to establish and maintain her position on the social ladder. Her extreme carelessness and arrogance initially evoke less pity than desired by the classic Aristotelian formula, but as the sto ... thize with her, for her failure to sufficiently secure Gryce as her husband was a result of her own arrogance.Lily's arrogance may qualify as a factor in the Aristotelian "error in judgement," and she ...

(11 pages) 77 1 4.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The invisible man" by Ralph Ellison.

someone he is not or copy the correct identity of a person. RalphEllison exposes the protagonist's arrogance in the beginning of the novel, his sarcasm inthe middle, and his acceptance in the end to ... l them (143) " Here the grandfather is another characterwho tries to change to protagonist with his arrogance. Instead of doing any good, hecontinues to want to be accepted. Ellison portrays here that ...

(3 pages) 102 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

I Love Nike.

ads don't simply say, "Shame on you." They champion the idea that false authority, exclusivity and arrogance will get walloped by the qualities listed above -- the same qualities that are the Nike sh ...

(3 pages) 118 0 2.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing