Essays Tagged: "Doris Lessing"

Collective Thinking

rains to ensure our self-esteem and self-reliance. In fact, is this really the way Americans think? Doris Lessing, in Group Minds clearly does not think so. ?We are group animals?when we?re in a group ...

(3 pages) 221 2 3.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

critical analisys on doris´lessing´s to romm 19

From Pain to Freedom: The Use of Setting in Doris Lessing's "To Room 19"Susan Rawling, the main character in Doris Lessing's short story "To Roo ...

(4 pages) 71 0 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Doris Lessing, Art Mimicking Life.

Doris Lessing:Art Mimicking LifeBritish Author Doris Lessing's life was molded by her hard childhood ... od, and idealistic friends. In return, her life was reflected in her works. Her characters followed Doris' journey of self-actualization and discovery. Her unique experiences shaped her way of thinkin ... nd resolutions are those of the author's own existence.Born in Persia on October 22, 1919 and named Doris May Tayler, Doris lived a childhood much like that of the protagonist in The Grass is Singing. ...

(7 pages) 46 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Do They Really Go Hand In Hand? An interpretive analysis of language and obedience to authority.

ur lives are being threatened - all just for the acceptance of a particular group. Apparently, what Doris Lessing stated in "Group Minds" is true: "It is the hardest thing in the world to maintain an ...

(3 pages) 56 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ideologies of the reader is a main factor which results in the readers reading.

een studied are, "Stolen Car" by Archie Wellar, "Manhood" by John Wain, and "Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing. All these texts presented the reading that boys feel the need to be men. The various ...

(4 pages) 34 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

A Doris Lessing Perspective on Youth Gangs

Philpott 1Robert P. PhilpottProfessor EarleWriting and Critical Thinking 10118 November 2003A Doris Lessing Perspective on Youth GangsYouth gangs are very attractive to youths in the inner-citie ... prestigious to these groups, which can lead to multiple jail sentences through out his or her life? Doris Lessing's "Group Minds" best describes this phenomena sweeping the youth of our nation as she ...

(10 pages) 86 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

Gideon in "No Witchcraft for Sale"

Authors often include interesting characters into their stories to capture the reader's attention. Doris Lessing includes such a character in her short story "No Witchcraft for Sale". Gideon is the p ... s passed from generation to generation in his family. In "No Witchcraft for Sale" written by Doris Lessing, Gideon exhibits allegiance, boldness and reliability. He was allegiant to Farquar fam ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.7 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparitive Critique of Doris Lessing's article "Group Minds" and Solomon Asch's experiment.

ent that he devised to observe to what extent conformity occurs. In her essay titled "Group Minds", Doris Lessing claims that as a society we have enough knowledge about conformity to do something abo ... we have enough knowledge about conformity to do something about it, yet we choose not to. Although Doris Lessing and Solomon Asch both suggest that people desire independence yet yield to conformity, ...

(8 pages) 83 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"A Woman On A Roof", by Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing's "A Woman on a Roof" allows us to understand how some men view woman: as mere objects ...

(4 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Symbolism In A Woman On The Roof

A Woman's Power Struggle Of the symbolism in Doris Lessing's short story, "A Woman on the Roof", the most obvious symbols are the women, he ... s gained power over the three workmen through being in a higher economical stature than any of them.Doris Lessing's, "A Woman on the Roof", demonstrates that there is a definite inequality in po ... lly as this story demonstrates, it is the woman who asserts her power and wins.Works Cited Lessing, Doris. "A Woman on the a Roof." Fictions.Ed. Joseph F. Trimmer and C. Wade Jennings. 4th ed.Fo ...

(5 pages) 12031 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing - AP Essay

omplished his own personal conquest though his unyielding determination. In "Through the Tunnel" by Doris Lessing, the author uses vivid details and elaborate diction to emphasis the determination of ... to endure in order to accomplish his goal of passing through the tunnel in the ocean to the reader. Doris Lessing conveys the meaningful message of determination may sometimes help one attain what may ...

(4 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Women's Friendships

analyze the theme of friendship among old women which is evident in The Diary of a Good Neighbor by Doris Lessing to demonstrate how friendships among older women are significant as they provide a way ... bs, Ruth Harriet. "Friendships Among Old Women." Journal of Women And Aging 2(1990): 19-32.Lessing, Doris. The Diaries of Jane Somers. Penguin Books, 1985.

(11 pages) 46 0 4.9 Nov/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Through the tunnel

Through the Tunnel In Through the Tunnel by Doris Lessing, an eleven-year-old English boy is on vacation at an exotic beach. Getting bored with ...

(2 pages) 2320 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Essay On Doris Lessing's Use Of Color In "To Room

2002 English 105-Modern Love Doris Lessing's Spectrum of Illusion James Branch Cabell once wrote, "People marry for a var ...

(6 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Synthesis on Group Conformity

I am discussing two articles, "Group Minds" by Doris Lessing, and "Group Dynamics" by Donnellson about why people conform within groups and what we ... namics? by Donnellson Forsyth Found at Minds by ?Doris Lessing? Found in ?Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum? text book ?

(4 pages) 29 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Comparison of Martha and Susan (Comparison of main characters from Fay Weldon's short story The Weekend and Doris Lessing's short story To Room 19)

ha is a main character from Fay Weldon's short story The Weekend and Susan is a main character from Doris Lessing's short story To Room 19. These two key female characters try to cope with roles of wi ... ibility to give lessons to children about their behavior.On the other hand, there is Susan from the Doris Lessing's short story To Room 19. Susan is a beautiful and intelligent woman. She has a well p ...

(15 pages) 13 0 0.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

To Room 19 and Shirley Valentine

Doris Lessing's To Room Nineteen and the movie Shirley Valentine shared some feminist concepts but d ... other family I know in the story.Bibliography"To Room Nineteen: Collected Stories, Vol. 1 (1978)", Doris Lessing"Shirley Valentine" [Film], 1989, Lewis Gilbert (Director)

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To Room Nineteen Crytical Analysis

"To Room Nineteen"I plan to argue "To Room Nineteen" by Doris Lessing for an audience of professors interested in the field of psychology and it's affect on ... freedom and liberation are restrained because of the principles followed by customary lifestyles. "Doris Lessing draws extensively on women's inner, private experiences and on their departure from th ... oelle Watson. Detroit: St. James Press, 1994. Literature Resource Center. Web. 4 Nov. 2012.Lessing, Doris. "To Room Nineteen." The Norton Anthology English Literature. 9th ed. Vol. 2. New York: W.W. N ...

(7 pages) 2 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Conformity and Obedience

nce, groups can change their members' thoughts, feelings, and behavior. In her essay "Group Minds," Doris Lessing discusses our paradoxical ability to call ourselves individuals and our inability to r ... n (Eds). Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum. (pp.336-342). New York: Longman Press. Lessing, Doris. "Group Minds." In L. Behrens & L. J. Rosen (Eds). Writing and Reading Across the Curricul ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2013

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


anges than for the old people. Discuss this statement in the light of the characters in "Flight" by Doris Lessing*****************************As a circle of life, growing up is leaving "the nest" and ... ly between the old generation and young generation in the family from the characters in "Flight" by Doris Lessing.In this short story, the main character is the old man without the proper name. He lov ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers