Essays Tagged: "defy"

I, Too, Am America

twice as hard asthe next man and not get the promotion. I am a part of the percentage who chooses todefy the probability, break the stereotype, and change society. I, Too, Am America.Unfortunately, in ...

(2 pages) 92 2 4.8 Feb/1997

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

A review of Gone to Soldiers

ed, but everyone is connected by the war. War freed women by allowing them to work in factories and defy their husbands by hiding resisting French Jews. Piercy makes history exciting by making each ch ...

(2 pages) 39 0 4.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Oedipus, the King" and His Fate, by Sophocles

fate, Oedipus' downfall is primarily the result of King Laius' and his own actions and attempts to defy the gods, consequently Sophocles says that prophecies from the gods of someone's fate should no ... m the center of the wagon. I killed the lot of them."(56-57)In King Laius' and Oedipus' attempts to defy the gods, they brought the downfall of Oedipus in Oedipus the King by Sophocles, in which Sopho ...

(3 pages) 117 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Dracula, by Bram Stoker - The Superstition That Made the Supernatural Powers

st no shadowand showed no reflection in mirrors? 'Superstition links causes and effectsin ways that defy logic and fail all impartial tests.'[1] The supernatural alsogoes counter to logic in truly ast ... by science, and calls them supernatural events. 'Superstitionlinks causes and effects in ways that defy logic and fail all impartialtests.' [Ashley 1] Superstition is exemplified through the supernat ...

(3 pages) 113 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Clash of Titans

her. Religious ideas are usually presented first and then enough scientific evidence accumulates to defy religious beliefs. These findings of science are met with incredulity and most are considered h ...

(5 pages) 50 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Film/Video testimony of the Holocaust. includes an excerpt from ""Night" by Ellie Wiesel.

nding need for their retelling. A narration back into the apparent sociological standard which they defy.Film/Video testimony and written text are two forms of Holocaust representation that have been ...

(8 pages) 80 0 5.0 Feb/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Towards a Definition of Culture

e being so difficult to define? It is because there are so many different aspects of a culture that defy definition. However, we can define several portions of culture to get a good understanding of a ...

(4 pages) 200 0 5.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

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.

ty of his daughter's vows of love. Lear feels that because he is King, his daughters would dare not defy him, nor lie to him. Thus, when Regan and Goneril profess their undying love he fully trusts th ...

(7 pages) 180 0 4.6 Nov/2002

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

Analyitcally prove Frankenstein by Mary Shelley is considered a classic novel

reveals many important things about human nature and emotions.Frankenstein is a novel about how to defy death. Ever since Egyptians and their beliefs of a life after death, people have found overcomi ... hat people want in the first place. Frankenstein is a novel that shows the reader there is a way to defy death, which is why the novel has enjoyed continuing popularity ever since publication in 1818. ...

(3 pages) 42 0 2.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An Analysis Of "A Yellow Raft in Blue Water" by Micheal Dorris

narrators and their relationships to each other, history and media, and symbols. Dorris' techniques defy the traditional belief that characterization is obtained by description or detail and goes a st ...

(7 pages) 118 1 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Antogone written by Sophecles Ismene argues that it is hopeless to embark on a hopeless task. Antigone is furious.

he living but all eternity to please the dead. She strongly believes it is her duty and she will be defying the laws of heaven to not even attempt to burry him.Ismene argues she does not defy the laws ... to go against Creon's word I would do it myself. I believe that if it got to this point I would be defying my duty to not attempt to bury my brother. It is only fair that both were buried and mourned ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

It is a Rogerian Aurgument on Genetic Engineering

it a life's work to stay alive longer and healthier. People always attempting to invent new ways to defy time. Modern technology has opened up a gateway from which a large controversy has emerged from ...

(5 pages) 114 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

How such a tiny country as the Netherlands become a major world power between 1650 and 1715?

erlands, a small country with just two million inhabitants and virtually no natural resources would defy all odds and pull ahead as a world leader.In the late 16th century, the northern regions of wha ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Extrasensory Perception.

nd future. Since Ancient times, people have wondered about psychic experiments and how they seem to defy scientific explanation. Extrasensory perception is commonly divided into three kinds of ...

(3 pages) 96 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Sensation & Perception

The Templar Knights.

other Crusaders in the battles for the Holy Lands.In two centuries, they became powerful enough to defy all but the Papal throne. The fear they instilled on the battlefield their wealth and their gen ...

(4 pages) 67 0 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The insanity of Hamlet can be portrayed as an act of will to revenge his father's death. William Shakespeare captures this through Madness vs. Melancholia.

ane or suffering from a profound emotional depression. Hamlet's idea of assembling a staged play to defy the guilt set inside his uncle Claudius was an intelligent act. Further more, Hamlet's executed ...

(4 pages) 103 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The battle of Vicksburg.

ntil that key is in our pocket. We can take all the northern ports of the Confederacy, and they can defy us from Vicksburg". Lincoln assured his listeners that he was familiar with that region and he ...

(5 pages) 69 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Way to dream - a review of the "Billy Eliot" movie.

very hard to do the opposite of people in a neighborhood, have different customs, and sometimes to defy your own family, but Billy never gave up affront barrier on the way to his dream, because this ...

(1 pages) 46 0 2.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

This essay describes James' manipulation of appearances versus reality in his novella, Daisy Miller.

ainst convention and runs from any stereotype that could be applied to her. She seems determined to defy convention and to never be completely understood. Daisy's flat-out rejection of her time's idea ...

(4 pages) 62 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A letter written to Anigone from Ismene trying to talk her out of burying their brother

uested that I assist you in this criminal endeavor I was flabbergasted that you would even think to defy King Creon. In my opinion it is a foolhardy idea. I understand why you may feel compelled to gi ...

(1 pages) 19 0 4.0 Mar/2004

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