Essays Tagged: "Gambler"

Dostoevsky's "The Gambler " As A Reflection Of Myself. Personal comparison

ify? Why?The literary character that I most readily identify with would be Dostoevsky's Alexei, The Gambler. I can relate to him because like me, he is a man of many passions. He is also all but helpl ... hting to 'break even' his whole life.In conclusion, the timeless themes created by Dostoevsky inThe Gambler and brought out by the protagonist Alexei, have made me aware that I am not a freak. I'm not ...

(3 pages) 72 0 2.3 Mar/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Edgar Allen Poe, the writer of terrorsome short stories

d abandoned him. Hewas adopted by a family and given the benefits of wealth and education. Poe was agambler, and an intolerant alcoholic, which eventually caused him to be removed fromseveral prestigi ...

(10 pages) 258 0 3.6 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

This is a term paper for Western World Lit II (The Tragedy of Greed) Complete with Work Cited page

duced to three main characters. The first character, Hermann begins as a young honorable man, not a gambler like his peers, but an engineer. The second character, Lisaveta Evanovna is portrayed as a y ...

(5 pages) 59 0 4.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Outcasts of Poker Flat

y still better than some of the people that were not forced to leave. For example, Jim Oakhurst the gambler was forced to leave town because of the large sums of money he had taken from people gamblin ... of the people he had previously gambled against. Mr. Oakhurst easily beat Tom because he was a bad gambler. Misjudged, Oakhurst was really a good-hearted man. He gave back the fortune that he had won ...

(3 pages) 54 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This paper gives a brief biograpghy of Thomas Watson Jr. and how he built IBM into the company it is today.

Thomas Watson Jr. far out done any expectations that was set for him when he took over IBM. He was gambler and a veteran but had the vision to make IBM what it is today.Thomas J. Watson Jr. was born ...

(5 pages) 96 1 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies > Computer and Electronics Companies

Pathological Gambling

se include cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol. I believe pathological gambling belongs in that group. A gambler that goes beyond the usual bounds of gambling for fun, recreation, or entertainment usually ... inning phase. This is marked by an increasing desire for gambling as excitement, not entertainment. Gamblers often experience a series of wins or a big win that leaves them confident that they will co ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Gideon's Trumpet to discuss the various powers in the US Government.

how these powers are gained or lost.In June 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon, a fifty year old unemployed gambler was arrested in Panama City, Florida. He was charged for breaking into a poolroom at stealin ...

(10 pages) 84 0 4.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

"The Great Gatsby", written by F. Scott Fitsgerald.

g lunch, Gatsby is asked who Wolfshiem is by Nick Carraway and Gatsby unbelievably replies, "he's a gambler.......... He's the man who fixed the 1919 World Series" (78). If a man can commit crimes thi ...

(5 pages) 62 0 3.6 Oct/2003

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

Pete Rose deserves to be in the Hall of Fame

cted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Saraceno's article may be correct; Pete Rose may be a gambler and not an honest man. However, in my opinion, Rose is an outstanding athlete who deserves t ... "Gambling is baseball's ultimate sin." I agree that gambling is morally offensive. It is true that gamblers, like racists, drunks, and abusive husbands, lack integrity. Consequently, there are a numb ...

(3 pages) 37 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

This is a brief essay entitled Tennessee's Partner that delves into the charcters that are portrayed by Bret Harte in his short story Tennessee's Parter.

sive to the newcomers. Harte tells us that Tennessee is known to the townspeople to be an obsessive gambler, a fact the reader knows to be true by Tennessee's excessive use of gambling terms and situa ...

(1 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Edgar Allan Poe -- Write a biography of an author from the Gothic period of literature.

University of Virginia, but only stayed for a year. Although he was an excellent student, he was a gambler, and not a very good one at that. He ran his debts up, so he left never to return. In the pr ...

(2 pages) 43 1 2.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Conflicting views on marriage in Pride and Prejudice.

ealth, in fact the whole shape of life, on her making a good marriage. If her husband was poor or a gambler or a drunkard, she and her children could suffer from plight as her perspectives for employm ... ne does their best to find the missing couple. The truth comes out and it appears that Wickham is a gambler and a fortune hunter, forever in debt and forever seeking to marry a girl with money. When h ...

(8 pages) 94 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

The pinballs

lected and abused in their own homes. Harvey was run over by his father, who was an alcoholic and a gambler. Thomas J was abandoned by his birth parents in front of a farmhouse. Carlie was move around ...

(2 pages) 23 1 2.5 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Outcasts of Poker Flat

their life is directed by fate already. In the story The Outcasts of Poker Flat, John Oakhurst is a gambler and he doesn't believe fate. "He was too much of a gambler not to accept fate. With him life ... s beliefs and fight with his "fate" through the end of his life.John Oakhurst is a "calm, handsome" gambler. He was famous from his calmness in the city. Unfortunately, he and couple people got kicked ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Realism and Naturalism

uld be that of Mark Twains The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg. In this story a stranger, once a poor gambler, drops off forty-thousand dollars worth of gold, which he won from gambling, to a lady's hou ...

(2 pages) 78 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Compulsive Gambling.

in today's society. It is defined as being unable to stop gambling at any point in time and. To the gambler, gambling has become an addiction - like an addiction to alcohol or drugs. They find it extr ... bling, they loose all their money, their job, family and can even loose their life over it. Problem gamblers come from many backgrounds. They can be rich, poor, young, or old. Problem gambling can aff ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Obituary for Oskar Schindler

he ran with the cheapest labour around, the Jewish. Oskar was a heavy drinker and had the soul of a gambler which was to win big but might end up losing bigger. He succeeded in his mission for the ric ...

(2 pages) 19 0 3.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > German History

Behavioral Accounts and Treatments of Problem Gambling

amblingResearch done by the State Government of Victoria (2004) has described the clients attending Gambler's Help problem gambling counseling services during the period 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002. T ... d between 1 July 2001 and 30 June 2002, representing an increase of 18.3 per cent for women problem gamblers and 9.4 per cent for men problem gamblers compared with 2000-01 figures. On the other hand, ...

(9 pages) 96 0 0.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Outcasts Of Poker Flat

that have very similar characteristics, except for one, "Uncle Billy." John Oakhurst is a big time gambler in Poker Flat. He took large sums of money from many people in town. The residents of Poker ... ere "The Duchess" and "Mother Shipton", both of which were prostitutes, and "Uncle Billy" who was a gambler and a drunk and the most opposite character in the story from Oakhurst.On the way to Sandy B ...

(6 pages) 6 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Laramie Project

edia). He always had a mistress or two on the side. Schindler was a hard drinker and was a big time gambler. He took charge of his family's business and became a salesman when opportunity came at the ...

(2 pages) 18 0 0.0 Nov/2001

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