Essays Tagged: "emptiness"

Comparing Three short stories by James Joyce; Araby, Eveline and A Little Cloud

ounty in support of Irish independence. Joyce subsequently incorporates the feelings of exhaustion, emptiness and numbness into his characters as a result of this political upheaval. "Araby", "The Dea ...

(6 pages) 238 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Critical essay on the "Great Gatsby" by Fitzgeralds

The quote 'material without being real' shows theemptiness of an existence with the realization of atainted ideal. Fittingly, this quote from Nick is ...

(1 pages) 51 1 3.8 Nov/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hacking to Peaces

do not have to be focused on profit because many do it out of curiosity. Hackers seek to fulfill an emptiness left by an inadequate education. Do hackers have the right to explore wherever he or she w ...

(5 pages) 99 0 2.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

"The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice

tional pain, and yethe felt empty. Michael approached the rocks of the bay, thought of his life and emptiness,then he slipped and fell to his fatal doom in the sea. Found by a woman known as RowanMayf ...

(6 pages) 49 0 5.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Ozymandias - Power and Despair" by Percy Bysshe Shelley

ibly produce. It's an uncontrollable feeling that leads even the worthiest and most powerful men to emptiness and hopelessness. In the 14-line poem, "Ozymandias" by PB Shelley, Shelley chooses the gre ...

(2 pages) 94 0 3.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Comparison on "Song of Songs" by Ellen Gilchrist and "Shopping" by Joyce Carol Oates

, the main characters in each are lacking a sense of real love in their souls. They both experience emptiness in their hearts and are searching for unconditional love to fulfill their lives. Both wome ... Barrett, in "The Song of Songs," shows how desperate she desires love to fulfill the loneliness and emptiness in her heart as she knows she has been abandoned when she was young. However, on Christmas ...

(4 pages) 74 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Edgar Allan Poe and Reflections of His Life.

Annabel Lee" we can clearly see the attachment to and loss of several key women in his life and the emptiness that this left in his life. Next, taking a look at Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" we get ... In Alexander 103)In the two poems "Alone" and "Annabel Lee" we can see the loneliness, longing and emptiness he feels. In "Alone" we can clearly see how Poe describes his own loneliness. "My sorrow; ...

(8 pages) 125 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Cricket Behavior.

an egg carton into the otherwise empty tub. Our hypothesis is that the crickets will move from the emptiness of the tub to the area that we have changed to appear as the crickets' natural habitat. We ... imulate the crickets natural environment and our hypothesis is that the crickets will move from the emptiness of the tub to the area that we have changed to appear as the crickets' natural habitat. We ...

(3 pages) 34 0 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

"The Luck of Ginger Coffey" by Brian Moore.

tive and humiliating boss, MacGregor. Because of his radical Irish optimism, Coffey is blind to the emptiness of the editor's promise to promote him to journalist "one day soon". Before that mysteriou ...

(3 pages) 41 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jerzy Grotowski "Poor mans theatre".

hers; to destroy the limitations caused by our ignorance and lack of courage; in short, to fill the emptiness in us: to fulfill ourselves." Art is neither a state of the soul (in the sense of some ext ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Analysis of Pico Lyer's short story "Nowhere Man".

"Nowhere Man" by Pico Lyer hits the target in exposing the emptiness that looms our generation. The meaninglessness threatens to swallow us all like a black ho ...

(2 pages) 51 1 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

eth century mankind's story too. Eliot's "Prufrock" is a brilliant commentary on the less portrayed emptiness and solitude of modern individuals.Prufrock is the anti-archetype of what man should be, t ... o much so that he wonders whether he dares to "disturb the universe" by making an entrance (46).The emptiness and the shallowness of Prufrock's "universe" and of Prufrock himself are evident from the ...

(3 pages) 186 2 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Robert Frost and his Poems, discriptions of his poems.

aces. The snow is a white blanket that covers up everything living and the blankness symbolizes the emptiness that the speaker feels.To him there is nothing else around except for the unfeeling snow a ...

(3 pages) 103 0 4.3 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Describe Commodus, (from movie Gladiator)motivation for growth and change through conflict.

ualities, Commodus's is almost empty, apart from a few unvirtuous qualities he embodies. It is this emptiness that makes his lack of moral fibre so transparent. Marcus Aurelius sees through the glass ...

(3 pages) 223 9 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Sons and Lovers-Use of setting

fair with Miriam. "When he turned away he felt the last hold for him had gone." (415) This sense of emptiness makes Paul feel there is no place for him in the world and "he stood alone." (416) Even th ...

(2 pages) 41 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

What each character represents to isabel archer in portrait of a lady

and yet she marries a man who would guarantee her constraint, and she has a strong distaste for the emptiness of conventionality while submitting to it readily and consistently.In her decision of whom ... Osmond for the reality and interpreted as a noble detachment and disinterestedness what was merely emptiness, and it was her weakness that she was too much concerned with appearances and that on one ...

(10 pages) 39 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Borderline Personality Disorder: History, Understanding and Treatment

nd abuse of drugs and alcohol as a means of trying to feel better; obsessions, phobias, feelings of emptiness and loneliness, inability to tolerate being alone, problems about eating.There are four im ... r anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).(7) Chronic feelings of emptiness.(8) Inappropriate, intense anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays ...

(8 pages) 303 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Analyzation of a quote from the novel Night by Elie Weisel.

ough his point of view. The quotation, "Everywhere rooms lay open. Doors and windows gaped into the emptiness. Everything was free for anyone, belonging to nobody. It was simply a matter of helping on ... andoned ghetto, they had to use what the others had left behind. There is a sense of desolation and emptiness in the quote, especially when the quote states, "Doors and windows gaped into the emptines ...

(1 pages) 33 1 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


hin the story.In both the "Cat in the Rain" and A Clean Well-Lighted Place there is emphasis on the emptiness life or the "nothing" however, it is expressed in distinct ways in each story. The emptine ... t lonely. I have a wife..." (380). But, the older waiter understands and even shares the feeling of emptiness the old man has and defends the old man for staying so late by saying, "It's not the same" ...

(7 pages) 70 0 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Richard Wright - A Hungry Black Boy

in his autobiographical novel Black Boy, but he uses this physical hunger as a symbol of the larger emptiness Richard's inhumane, brutal life has caused him to feel. Throughout the first half of the n ... writes of hunger along with many other short descriptions meant to create impressions seemingly of emptiness of what he felt and experienced as a child. "There were echoes of nostalgia I heard in the ...

(3 pages) 34 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American