Essays Tagged: "despicable"

Ty Cobb

eatest hitter ever; he was, by the reckoning of virtually everyone who met him, personally the most despicable human being ever to grace the National Pastime (Deford 56).Cobb's playing career, with th ...

(7 pages) 48 0 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Why did some men desert and refuse to obey orders in the Western Front, and were they treated too harshly? Looks at the results of shell shock and punishments in the trenches.

ey orders on the Western Front and were they treated to harshly?The western front was a place of in despicable suffering and death. The trenches were damp and wet. They were brimming with disease. Amo ...

(6 pages) 65 0 3.7 Mar/2003

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

Elizabeth Kim, a Korean war orphan.

SorrowsAs a little girl walking with her mother, Elizabeth Kim hears herself called a "honhyol," "a despicable name that meant nonperson, mixed race, animal." Shortly after the end of the Korean War, ...

(3 pages) 24 0 1.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

John Gardner's novel "Grendel" which parallels the epic poem Beowulf.

ckery and sarcasm to ridicule them.Mr. Dragon shows contempt and disdain towards creatures he finds despicable and trivial. This scornful attitude reveals itself when Grendel says, "[the dragon] laugh ...

(3 pages) 43 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Holocaust Museum.

successfully did.The museum possesses aura of depression, as its walls hold the secrets to the most despicable war crimes of all time, but what was most interesting to me was how those responsible ros ...

(1 pages) 53 0 5.0 Jun/2003

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

Book Title: Scarlet Letter Author: Nathaniel Hawthorn

d to be a lovely and content person. Children believed she was a witch. They would sneak out on the despicable and almost intolerable soil Prynne lived on just to get a peak of the supposedly, 'unholy ...

(2 pages) 57 0 3.8 Jun/2003

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

Duddy Kravitz's changes throughout the changing of the society around him.

true that he has obtained all the land that he desires at the end, but he succeeds through immoral, despicable and contemptible means. It is clear then, that Duddy has failed in his apprenticeship and ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

This paper is about racism and how it is portrayed in the following poems: "Jasper Texas 1998," "A Party Down at the Square," and "Night, Death, Mississippi."

re. What could be this ghastly, castrating ailment that permeates into all that we see and do? This despicable ailment catches to the tune of racism. According to Encarta Online Encyclopedia, racism i ...

(4 pages) 64 1 4.3 Feb/2004

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

Loyalty in "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexander Dumas. This essay is about the loyal and unloyal people in the story.

o self-sacrificing loyalty is the greatest attribute of the "good" characters. Conversely, the most despicable disloyalty is the chief characteristic of the "villains" like Danglars and Fernand. The " ...

(7 pages) 34 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Why is Racism Against Caucasians Acceptable? By David Woolf

rmination of the Native Americans, and even the story of Christ remind us of 2000 years of the most despicable side of inhumanity. What do all these events have in common? I am blamed on a daily basis ...

(2 pages) 33 1 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Day My Life Began

. They are on my skin, in my clothes, they are in me. My dark hair is now infested with deplorable, despicable, detestable, disgusting, bugs. It won't ever be clean again, it must go. I frantically se ...

(4 pages) 96 3 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

The Death of A Salesman

Salesman: In the play, Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman: Willy Loman, a sympathetic salesman and despicable father who's "life is a casting off" has some traits that match Aristotle's views of a tr ... 's views of a tragic hero; "His heroic qualities contribute to his downfall." Willy, at times, is a despicable character who complains about the bad luck that has befallen him. He is also, at times, a ...

(4 pages) 70 1 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Ultimate Survivor" An effective problem/solution essay based on what I have learned about irony by reading "A Modest Proposal".

society so that when they are let out of prison on a "technicality", they are even more violent and despicable. The cost of sending criminals to prison today is outrageous because of all the food, med ...

(3 pages) 47 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Nero Drusos Claudius Germanicus.

istory if the name "Nero" is not mentioned; and I am definitely sure Christians will find such list despicable. We will come to understand what this means.Nero was born on the 15th of December, AD ...

(7 pages) 41 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Essay on The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

ntly demonstrates how social class division and blind obedience to traditions was the cause of this despicable event.First, the use of foreshadowing gives us clues to future events in the story but al ...

(4 pages) 107 2 4.4 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


l sense of rebellion against assaults. It's been yet another infuriating and boring summer with the despicable Dursleys, this time with minimal contact from our hero's non-muggle ("muggle" a human) fr ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The pride of the despot a B.E.P. on Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart

The most despicable character in Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart isOkonkwo, because he allows his pri ... ashamed to be related to hisfather. In Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart Okonkwo is the most despicablecharacter because he lets his pride get in the way of his actions.

(1 pages) 746 0 2.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

An essay on the Representation of Virtue in Pamela and in one Literary Response to Pamela:

s notion. By many accounts, Richardson was a feminist who believed in strict morals, and who's most despicable characters still had religious standards. Pamela was born from a strict set of beliefs, b ...

(11 pages) 57 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Title: 1984 Author: George Orwell Topic: Emotional Response

tions of the thought criminals' behaviour in response to the torture imposed by the Ministry are so despicable that the readers first feel disappointed, and then even ashamed to be a member of same ra ...

(5 pages) 57 1 3.9 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The Crucible"- Arther Miller "Selfish love of Abigail Williams." A look into Abigail Williams life, and thoughts.

mained bitter from the time of her childhood, obtains mysterious motives, and goes through with the despicable accusations all in favor of love.Abigail witnessed a tremendously difficult childhood, wh ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American