Essays Tagged: "evil spirits"

Lady Macbeth

In a play that is abundant in evil occurrences, Lady Macbeth is the overriding source of evil in the first act. Lady Macbeth persu ... acbeth is very successful at persuading him to do things that he knows are wrong. Macbeth is not an evil person, but when he is allowed to be influenced by Lady Macbeth, he is vulnerable to committing ... first act. After Macbeth writes home telling of his murderous plans, Lady Macbeth begins talking to evil spirits. Because women often lack the ruthlessness to kill someone, Lady Macbeth asks the spiri ...

(4 pages) 63 0 2.8 Mar/1997

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

Bruce Lee

hoenix', a feminine name. Bruce had an older brother who died as a baby. The Chinese blamed this on evil spirits or demons who take the lives of male babies to destroy the family's name. So they dress ...

(5 pages) 140 3 3.6 Mar/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Actors

Inuit and Amish, Cultural Diversity or Cultural Destruction? A broad, general essay that discusses the impacts of North American society on these other two culture groups

ave a spirit. All phenomena occur through the agency of some spirit. Intrinsically neither good nor evil, spirits have the ability to affect people's lives and, although not influenced by prayers, can ...

(7 pages) 169 0 3.4 Feb/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

african art and its beauty and significance. AFrican culture explained

buted to the SAN (Bushman) people. Masks and fetishes areoften used to scare off bad things such as evil spirits, witches orghosts. They are also used to bring about a desired end-break a badhabit, im ...

(1 pages) 147 0 4.4 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

One page analysis on one Assyrian scuplture. (from 1076-612 B.C. The Assyrian Empire)

rian people and also prove the power of the Assyrians. The design of the bull was meant to ward off evil spirits and keep unwanted guest out of the area they were protecting. The size of the human hea ... and lavish items.The winged human headed bull is a huge intimidating beast that would ward off any evil spirits. The fifth leg of the beast is an indication that the bull is in motion and is not far ...

(1 pages) 36 0 3.7 Oct/2002

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

Comparing Taoism, Hinduism, and Shinto religions.

d with the sun and spring, and also bright and lighted places of the earth. Kwei was in general the evil spirits associated with dark and gloomy places. The people would make sacrifices to Shen to gai ... Also, the symbol that is believed in, is the yin and yang, a Chinese symbol that represents good - evil, active - passive, positive - negative, light - dark, summer - winter, and male - female. Altho ...

(3 pages) 130 0 3.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

At the end of Macbeth, Malcolm refers to Macbeth and Lady Macbeth as 'this dead butcher...and his fiend-like queen.' To what extent do you agree with this judgement?

end-like queen.' To a certain extent this judgement is true, yet Lady Macbeth has to actually evoke evil spirits to help prevent her from feeling any compassion or warmth. The evil spirits 'unsex' Lad ... The evil spirits 'unsex' Lady Macbeth and remove all feminine qualities from her, trading them for evil, proving that deep down there must be some good in her if she has to call for some outside help ...

(5 pages) 239 3 3.9 Dec/2002

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

With Reference to the anthology and your own reading, explore the influences on features of the modern novel.

hought impossible, as many people believed mental illness was due to in extreme cases possession by evil spirits, leaving the only possible cure as exorcism. Freuds other theories of human brains havi ...

(3 pages) 34 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hippocrates: The Father of Modern Medicine.

enly believed that illnesses were caused by superstitions, a disfavor of the gods, or possession of evil spirits. People believed that man was not responsible for medicine and therefore, had no power ...

(3 pages) 85 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The differences between Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracies.

elieved in equality and rule by the educated. Jefferson believed education would be the cure of all evils. He said, "Educate the people generally, and tyranny and injustice will vanish like evil spiri ...

(3 pages) 83 0 4.3 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Ancient Egyptian Music.

ed the "fair sistrum player." Music was used in some religious ceremonies and sometimes to exercise evil spirits.Music formed an important part of Egyptian life, and musicians occupied a variety of po ...

(4 pages) 55 0 4.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

Gwen Harwood's Poetry a speech on spiritual/philosophical beliefs.

, which is used in the Benediction Ceremony, the child thinks that this will keep him safe from the evil spirits and drive out the demons and terrors of the night. The day is represented by the 'resur ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

To what extent are the role of witches responsible for mac beths tragic end

fogs and tempests and kill animals. They cursed animals with fatal wasting disease and could raise evil spirits by concocting a horrible brew with nauseating ingredients. It was believed witches allo ... lieved witches allowed the devil to suck their blood in return for a familiar (an animal used as an evil servant). Accused witches were examined for the 'devils mark', a red mark on their body from wh ...

(9 pages) 24 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ancient Medicine was based on Belief in the Supernatural. Is this true? (What evidence is there to support this statement?)

ning was common practice. This was when a small hole was drilled into the patient's head to release evil spirits that were believed to be the cause of the patient's bad health. Spirits were often thou ... to be the source of illness and disease in prehistoric times. People had a variety of ways to keep evil spirits away and these included wearing charms, casting spells and chanting. A witchdoctor or m ...

(3 pages) 37 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

A Comparison of the Medical Knowledge and Practises of the Ancient Egyptians and the Ancient Greeks

s of doctors: priest-magicians who dealt with disease and illness supposedly caused by the Gods, or evil-spirits and physicians who dealt with diseases with natural causes. The priest-magicians would ... ith diseases with natural causes. The priest-magicians would provide potions and charms to ward off evil-spirits and the physicians would use herbs, and even simple surgery to cure people.The Greeks o ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Chooseing a plant that has had an important impact on people. Discuss how the plant has affected human culture.

it gave strength to the men who built the pyramids; the Nomadic tribes of Asia used it to ward off evil spirits; and some had even claimed it as having aphrodisiacal properties, while others used it ...

(1 pages) 23 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Hamlet act 1

e cannot believe this. Even though, we see that Horatio is superstitious, he explains that at dawn, evil spirits do not like the light. Would someone who isn't superstitious know of this? Then, when t ...

(8 pages) 46 0 4.0 Mar/2005

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

The Treatment of the Mentally Ill throughout the history of humans.

le were beaten and tortured even burnt on the stake with everyone thinking this would drive out the evil or bad spirits within them. They have always been there but it took a very long time in order f ... were treated in a more private matter. Often it was believed that they were under the influence of evil spirits or demons. They would be cast out of their own communities leaving them vulnerable to w ...

(3 pages) 61 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Lady Macbeth is pure evil. To what extent do you agree?

In Shakespeare's "Macbeth", we see a lot of evil; we see evil people and we see evil acts. We can see that - almost - everyone has an evil desir ... il acts. We can see that - almost - everyone has an evil desire within them. However, only a really evil person acts on that impulse and commits something morally wrong. An evil deed doesn't necessari ... g morally wrong. An evil deed doesn't necessarily mean an evil soul; Lady Macbeth was not naturally evil. Before her and her husband came to the conclusion of killing, they had their doubts. How can s ...

(3 pages) 19 0 3.0 Oct/2005

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

African Art

uted to the SAN (Bushman) people. Masks and fetishes are often used to scare off bad things such as evil spirits, witches or ghosts. They are also used to bring about a desired end-break a bad habit, ...

(2 pages) 63 0 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts