Essays Tagged: "detachment"

Biography and History -- Harriet Jacob's The Life of a Slave Girl

riet Jacob's The Life of a Slave GirlTo be a good writer, you must posess a careful balance between detachment andassociation, a delicate waltz where you are not so wrapped up in the events of a story ...

(4 pages) 150 0 3.3 Oct/1996

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


he Buddha felt that this suffering was brought on by our attachmentto people and things. Only by detachment and selfless acts can webecome free from the unpleasantness of Dukkha.    ... ffering.C.) I have mixed feelings on the concept of Dukkha. Specifically with theelement of detachment.I agree with the idea of detachment from material things but I don't      ...

(7 pages) 197 0 4.7 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Alienations and "All Quiet on the Western Front"

New World College Dictionary, alienation is 1. Separation, aversion, aberration. 2. Estrangement or detachment. 3. Mental derangement; insanity.The theme of All Quiet on the Western Front is about how ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.4 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An esaay evaluating and explaining symbolism and rhetoric devices used in the novel The Stranger

In Albert Camus' absurdist novel, The Stranger, Meursault's detachment from society and his killing of the Arab reveal moral and ethical implications for him an ...

(3 pages) 55 0 3.7 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Rise of The SS

n, lead to their brutal effectiveness?The SS was an offspring of the SA, the 'Sturmabteilung--Storm Detachment' (Höhne 17). The SA, originally designed as a guard for Hitler, developed into a str ...

(9 pages) 68 0 4.7 Mar/1995

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


1944, the mysterious disability of autism is characterized by a peculiar emotional and intellectual detachment from other people and the common world. An impaired capacity to have social relationships ... play, such as staring at revolving objects or arranging things in specific patterns. Their sense of detachment and drive for solitude gives some people the idea that they live in a world of their own, ...

(4 pages) 163 0 4.2 May/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The conquest of Peru

iola in 1502. Upon arriving in the New World, Pizzaro served as a member of the governor's military detachment on the island and in 1513 participated in the Vasco Nunez de Balboa expedition that ended ...

(4 pages) 102 0 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

"An American Indian Wilderness" by Louis Owens.

ive him and he starts to understand the Indian philosophy in regards to "Mother Nature" and his own detachment with it.In the first half of the story, Owen recalls that he "felt good and smug" about t ...

(2 pages) 45 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Should judges reflect the society in which they live?

for judges to reflect their society in the performance of their judicial role. Ultimately it is the detachment of the judge which enables the litigation process to fairly administer justice.First of a ...

(5 pages) 74 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

The Narrative Technique in "The Secret Agent".

The omniscient is required to reveal the burning core of the narrative whilst retaining the ironic detachment Conrad wanted. The truly amazing thing about the gift of divinity is that it allows one t ...

(3 pages) 62 0 0.0 Aug/2003

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

Characterization in Conrad Aiken's "Silent Snow, Secret Snow".

, Aiken allows the reader to follow the stages of Paul's downward spiral from sanity, to occasional detachment and ultimately into complete alienation from reality. The story is narrated from Paul's p ... fallen. Yet in his own mind, he is mysteriously aware of a "secret snow" that signifies the growing detachment from the real world. The desire for Paul to have a secret place of refuge leads him to be ...

(3 pages) 42 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is about Don Quixote and his insanity.

t is that Cervantes himself tried to write romances of chivalry, but did not succeed. Don Quixote's detachment from reality serves as a comical approach to a culture escaping from reality.The pastoral ...

(2 pages) 86 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"araby" a literary analysis

e boy is "detached" and "uninhabited". The house at the end of the street symbolizes the boys total detachment from the real world. Mangan's sister does provide the boy with an escape at times. For ex ...

(3 pages) 243 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Camus - "The Stranger"

eriences existentialism throughout the entire book because he is detached from so many things. This detachment causes him to go through traumatic experiences, leading up to the end of the novel, where ... f Maman, his boss and job, Marie, and his denial that hes on trial, are all examples of Meursault's detachment from emotion. He became detached from emotions like remorse, frustration, love, and guilt ...

(2 pages) 58 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Animal Imagery used throughout The Pearl by John Steinbeck

eautiful, peaceful morning, he examines a vulnerable ant ensnared in a set by an ant lion "with the detachment of God" (pg 3). This demonstrates that Kino, like the feeble ant, will be harassed by sad ...

(3 pages) 28 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Discussion of Buddhism

usion. The eight-fold path, the middle road or fulcrum between pain and pleasure, is the process of detachment that eventually leads to nirvana. Unlike Hinduism, in which Samsara is an illusion that o ... rt, action, livelihood, meditation, concentration, and mindfulness. All of this culminates in total detachment, which, in the body is paranirvana, but out of the body is the ultimate nirvana.One story ...

(6 pages) 114 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Coen Brothers' film noir

d him. He hardly speaks, going about his job as a barber in his brother-in-law's shop with complete detachment. He treats the affair of his wife Doris (Frances McDormand) with her boss at a local depa ...

(2 pages) 45 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies


" much like the narrator. The house he describes at the end of the street could represent the boy's detachment from the real world. His friend Mangan's sister seems to provide him with an escape from ...

(1 pages) 48 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

David Malouf's Fly Away Peter; 'Enemies, like friends, told you who you were.' To what extent is Jim's understanding of self enhanced by his contact with those around him?

ns he learns through his contact with others.A strong note emphasised throughout the novel is Jim's detachment. During the establishment of his relationship with Ashley, and his decision to join the w ...

(4 pages) 30 0 3.5 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Delving into computer crimes

mputers and crimes against computers are usually committed without fear of being caught, due to the detachment of the offender from the victim. Computer crime is defined as, "Criminal activity directl ...

(9 pages) 144 0 4.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science