Essays Tagged: "defiance"

Tarrou, the Plague's Only Hero in The Plague by Albert Campus

o heroically deal with death. Tarrou also provides an example of heroes who get crushed by fate for defiance. For these reasons, only Tarrou can be considered a hero.All the characters except Rieux an ...

(3 pages) 81 0 3.3 Feb/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jay's Treaty in the States

'If this country is preserved in tranquillity twenty years longer, it may bid defiance in a just cause to any power whatever; such in that time will be its popularity, wealth and ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics > Foreign & International Economics

This is an analytical essay on Beowulf and the role of evil versus good. It talks about how evil is needed to define the good guy.

emons of destruction prowl through the dark, haunting the marshes. These God-cursed brutes, rule in defiance, gruesomely slaughter, mangle and murder, yet show no remorse.They are the enemy; they are ...

(5 pages) 121 0 3.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is a position paper on General "Billy" Mitchell. It is done in the format specified in the "Tongue and Quill", a military book of standards on writing.

lenged the Navy and proved the effectiveness of airpower by sinking Navy battleships. The General's defianceand outspoken beliefs infuriated many leaders of the Navyand Army. In 1925, his insistent at ...

(1 pages) 38 0 3.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Censorship: A Comparison of Two Literary Works (Plato's Allegory of the Cave and Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451) with Modern Day Examples of Censorship

pieces, Ray Bradbury being one of them. Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury's "classic novel of censorship and defiance," (Bradbury Rear Cover) contains several references to The Allegory of the Cave.In The Alle ...

(3 pages) 128 0 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Heart Of The American Dream

st years. In 1776 a group of revolutionists, oppressed by the British, got together to pledge their defiance and their independence from England. Almost immediately they were met with opposition. Not ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

"Mrs dalloway" Virginia woolfs

d Septimus, share the quality of communicating through actions, not words, and perceiving death as "defiance." Through these basic beliefs and mannerisms, Clarissa and Septimus, although never meeting ...

(3 pages) 100 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

War, What is it Good For?

different causes of war that inspired Yangstine to think of this quote. Terrorism and international defiance are the major causes of war. I am amazed that in 1990 when George Bush threw up in the lap ...

(3 pages) 85 1 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath". It also examines defiance found in the film "Cool Hand Luke" and the "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger.

bottles, vandalism and crime; these are all aspects that come to mind when a person hears the word defiance. Defiance is often perceived to be negative, unnecessary, and destructive, while in reality ... ssary, and destructive, while in reality can be a vital part of life. There are numerous aspects to defiance, many of which are positive and necessary to ensure survival. However, it is necessary to h ...

(8 pages) 36 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The theme of defiance.

The theme that I choose to explore and relate to from Scarlet letter is Defiance. I feel that this is a principle theme throughout this novel. There are many characters who ... and to make them behave in a way that is complacent to "God's wishes."Look at the many examples of defiance we are given by Hawthorne. Rose embodies the very essence of defiance. She was conceived an ... he ought to say but she goes against all this and says proudly "a rosebush."Again, in Hester we see defiance. She is supposed to wear this letter in shame. It is supposed to be the weight of the world ...

(2 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Colonization of Latin America.

ned the civilizations externally, internally however dissenting ideas, bitter beliefs, and internal defiance, temporarily weakened the Spanish crown's control its colonies in the New World and ultimat ... from within his own army.To begin with, the act of Cortés even being in Mexico was an act of defiance towards the Spanish crown. Cortés was at the last minute ordered by the governor of ...

(6 pages) 232 3 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

Explore the view that 'Thelma and Louise' is a feminist film.

her about their past. The film ends with Thelma and Louise committing suicide together as an act of defiance. I believe that 'Thelma and Louise' is a feminist film and within the confines of this essa ...

(2 pages) 96 3 4.2 Dec/2003

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

Ethics and different Culture- Right or Wrong?

reason that the people of Japan consider direct and constant eye contact a rude gesture that means defiance or challenge, and they shift their eyes or look down to show respect to another. Our cultur ...

(3 pages) 228 1 2.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

East Timor's location, government and history.

ed the lives of over 200,000 Timorese people, one-third of the original population. It continues in defiance of the United Nations Security Council which has twice called on Jakarta to withdraw "witho ...

(1 pages) 26 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

The Signifcance of the Capture of Saddam Hussein

ecember eighteenth article in the Wall Street Journal entitled, "In Hussein's Hometown, Tension and Defiance," I have realized that our focus should be on the negative effects, and what we can do to c ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Breaking the Barriers of Ignorance (Black Boy)

respected writer in the north through his refusal to accept what white people expect him to be, his defiance of his own family's and community's expectations, and his willingness to do whatever it tak ... ericans.Richard's refusal to become what white people expected him to be is directly related to his defiance of his own family's and community's expectations. As a young boy, at the age of 6, Richard ...

(5 pages) 75 2 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Describe in your own words how the deviancy amplification spiral operates to produce a moral panic. Illustrate with two examples.

A deviancy amplification spiral occurs when a moral panic i.e. an overreaction to forms of defiance or wrong doing believed to be a threat to society, is stereotyped in a negative manner by t ...

(2 pages) 51 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Prohibition: American History

Speakeasy: Prohibition: FoodThe Roaring Twenties, from 1920 to 1929, was a decade of defiance. America's economy was high; people were rich from the bond business and new technologies s ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

How far was Hitler responsible for the triumph of the Nazis in coming to power in March 1933?

had been responsible in many ways for the collapse of the Weimar Republic, made a final gesture of defiance:"We German Socialists pledge ourselves solemnly in this historic hour to the principles of ...

(11 pages) 54 2 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

History Day Project: The social impact of Rock and Roll Music

ory. Rock and Roll has affected society by bringing a new attitude to past generations; encouraging defiance and independence. The history of rock fits into the larger picture of modern culture in not ...

(5 pages) 105 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History