Essays Tagged: "contemporary society"

Readings of King Lear

themes and issues raised in the play, considering the vast diversity of people and cultures in our contemporary society. Various adaptations of the play on the big and the small screen have made the ... the stage and film production of it. The issues of the play can and will always be altered to suit contemporary issues and subject matter ranging from the wars in Bosnia to the political unrest in th ...

(4 pages) 107 0 4.7 Mar/2002

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

'The hypodermic syringe model sees the media audience as passive and easily influenced and manipulated by the mass media.' Assess this,referring to sociological evidence and arguments.

ically violent programmes, and this would affect their views and behaviour). The model tends to see contemporary society, as Greg Philo, a challenger of this theory says: 'composed of fragmented indiv ...

(5 pages) 197 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Teenage depression: recognizes the connection between teenage dression and adolescent problems today such as suicide, eating disorders, and pregnacies

were unknown to previous generations and are often dealing with them in a self-destructive way. Our contemporary society has changed the perception of teenagers Young people are faced with stresses am ...

(2 pages) 204 1 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Women's Psychology; Striving for a Fair Work Environment.

duction to Psychology, I really felt fortunate for the near-equality found between men and women in contemporary society. It personally touched me to read about the adversity females in that field fac ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

What did habermas mean by the "public sphere"?

by the Public Sphere? Is this concept at all useful for understanding the role of the mass media in contemporary society?Jurgen Habermas by many is considered the most influential thinker in Germany; ... as the "ideal speech community") and its usefulness in understanding the role of the mass media in contemporary society."All humans are created equal and should have equal rights in society; governme ...

(6 pages) 153 0 3.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

The Cause and Effect of the Civil War.

hat encompasses many other issues within it, particularly that of state and federal rights. Even in contemporary society, one can see how the causes of the Civil War have not completely disappeared an ... vil war and it's causes not only as history from a past century, but as something still relevant in contemporary society, there are still lessons to be learned from this period in history.

(7 pages) 343 0 4.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

"The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood.

sive Gilead regime enforces their new ideals on the unsuspecting population. When compared with our contemporary society, the Gilead rule shows us our world in a different and more critical light and ...

(6 pages) 121 0 3.7 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Class in America: Myths and Realities" Gregory Mantsios.

: Myths and Realities" the author G.Mantsios advances a few hypothesis about the differentiation of contemporary society in the U.S. First author is showing that however, people rarely or never talk a ...

(2 pages) 18422 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Brave New World" by Adous Huxley.

n compare Ford's following (in the fictional World State), to the followings of Jesus Christ in our contemporary society.The World State is a global caste system set up after the double cataclysm of a ... d to be a piece in the puzzle, which is the World State.What is the role of Jesus Christ in today's contemporary society? Jesus Christ is basically a representation of G-d himself. Much like Ford's so ...

(2 pages) 80 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Title: Analysis of the Role of Media in Society Considering the Idea of the Public Sphere.

itizens"(Habermas, 1964: p.49). The public sphere theory helps understand the role of mass media in contemporary society."The public sphere as a sphere which mediates between society and state, in whi ...

(9 pages) 259 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Discrimination around the world

nefits for everyone, we still face discrimination and prejudice in our day to day living.In today's contemporary society minorities play a huge role in every aspect of the socialworld. They play a par ... crimination against these minorities, there are a lot of conflicts and difficulties which makes our contemporary society more complex to some extend.Many times the skin color, country of birth, religi ...

(3 pages) 76 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" -- A story symbolic of the oppression inherent in society, and the depths to which it pervades our lives through the media, politics, and popular culture.

nd many times after, I have come to realize that there are more parallels between the story and our contemporary society than I had ever thought to consider; today, in 2004, American society is figura ...

(6 pages) 133 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discuss the quote "a memorable speech holds contemporary worth to society regardless of its time of presentation" with reference to 2 speeches of your choice.

he speech is one of the best ways to convey an idea or opinion. The quote "a memorable speech holds contemporary worth to society regardless of its time of presentation" is indeed factual. Through viv ... n program", an unaired television speech communicating the evils of war, holds significant worth to contemporary society. The first descriptive paragraph summarizes the circumstances for which the sta ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Negro Community. Compare different texts of how authors construct negro's in a positive and negetive representation.

orthy. This discrimination has been promoted by prejudice texts, both visual and written. Even in contemporary society, this negative outlook is still prominent. Throughout history the white race ha ...

(4 pages) 47 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Personal statement. Written by a person interested in studying languages as a foreigner.

tence and understanding in both languages by the end of the school.I have also enjoyed the study of contemporary society at school, which involved the social and political issues of the day. I feel th ...

(2 pages) 120 1 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and Alexander Pope's " The Rape of the Lock ".

of the Lock ". I chose those two works especially because they are both satirical, critisizing the contemporary society in England in the eighteenth century.To begin with, I would like to give a few ... (1688 - 1744 ) and his "The Rape of the Lock", which is a mock - epic poem. Although he is Swift's contemporary and friend, his work is much different. He was brought up in Catholic family and had to ...

(5 pages) 120 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Examine the arguments of those who object to the Porter's monologue in Macbeth and to the succeeding dialogue between and Macduff.

of literary work, two aspects can be found. One deals with different values and incidents from the contemporary society while the other reflects eternal and universal values in them. But the more int ... trate a little deeper into the scene. But before that it would be better if we judge it against the contemporary socio-religious background.Anybody familiar with medieval religious drama is likely to ...

(5 pages) 68 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Marx vs. Kierkegaard

philosophers and between the ways they understand the world.Both Marx and Kierkegaard agree that in contemporary society many people feel alienated. But while Marx argues that the source of this alien ...

(6 pages) 43 0 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The Amish Culture

in today's society. "Their lifestyle, based on religious beliefs, is a separate culture in today's contemporary society." (Kraybill-Enchant, 3). The Amish reside in more than 200 communities around t ...

(9 pages) 176 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Themes in Frankenstein Seen in Contemporary Society

In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, many themes that are present are also present in contemporary society. Many of these themes are universal. The term universal pertains to the "relati ... theme can be seen; a victim being seen as a perpetrator.One constant theme that is seen everyday in contemporary society is the theme of perpetrator as victim. In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, the mons ... izes it is his responsibility.This theme of parenting and looking out for others is clearly seen in contemporary society. Who is blamed when a child commits a crime? The parent is. These days, everyth ...

(7 pages) 129 4 4.9 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American