Essays Tagged: "Human Condition"

Film Analysis: The Great Gatsby

hailed as a key symbol of the ?Roaring 20?s,? yet its themes transcend time in an expression of the human condition. The film's flaws, however, turn it into a glossy disappointment. With its luxurious ...

(4 pages) 173 0 3.9 Mar/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Waiting....Samuel Becket's Godot

Life is occupied by waiting. In Waiting for Godot, Samuel Becket presents the suffering of the human condition. Godot is about two beings who talk about nothing, experience the drudgery of life, ... t. Prufrock is too old, too good for nothing, so it is safer to just do nothing. This aspect of the human condition of just going through the motions is the easy way out, and both Beckett and Eliot wa ...

(3 pages) 98 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Exestentialist View on Human Condition

Two of the main principles of Existentialist Human Condition are: That man exists and then creates himself and what man chooses for himself he ch ...

(2 pages) 54 0 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

The Triumph of "Gorsh the Cellist" Miyazawa Kenji

Miyazawa Kenji's children's story 'Gorsh the Cellist' takes us on a journey of discovery about the human condition and overwhelms us with a tale of triumph. Each step is like a microcosm of the whole ...

(3 pages) 28 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Isolation and Emily Grierson: A Deadly Combination

eality. 'With Faulkner, as with all men, the personal condition underlay and shaped his view of the human condition' (Backman, p.183).The critic goes on to note that men in Faulkner's works tend to un ...

(3 pages) 121 0 4.2 Dec/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Lord Of The Flies" by Golding Viewing the various aspects of the island society .

island of marooned youngsters then becomes amacrocosm, wherein the island represents the individual human and thevarious characters and symbols the elements of the human psyche. As such,Golding's worl ... human psyche. As such,Golding's world of children's morals and actions then becomes a survey ofthe human condition, both individually and collectively.Almost textbook in their portrayal, the primary ...

(7 pages) 79 0 3.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

B.F. Skinner's Walden Two

Is it possible for psychologists to ever understand the human condition well enough to create a utopia by "engineering" human behavior? This is the challeng ... h finite dimensions that the entire workings can be completely understood and programmed by another human, if highly intelligent, being? Most people's tendency would be to revolt against such a notion ... lture. But his conditions strike me as evidence that Skinner is ignorant of crucial portions of the human psyche. The first thing he mentions is leisure obtained by means of patronage. Of course, it h ...

(13 pages) 157 0 2.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Perception of reality. Comparison essay on Alice in Wonderland, Waiting for Godot, Screwtape Letters

he Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis uses the vantage point of a demon, Screwtape, in order to show the human condition.To begin with the obvious, each character is not only physically, but mentally diffe ... zzo, so different in appearance, yet so similar in spiritual condition." These characters represent humanity and all humans. Pozzo's reference to Vladimir and Estragon being made in "God's image" and ...

(12 pages) 166 0 3.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Vision and its Relevance to Tragedy, this goes into the heros journey, the Appollonian and Dionysiac worlds, and how it relates to commonly read novels.

ribe the so abused word. In order to begin analysis of the word, one must first understand man, the human condition, and the nature of humanism. Man in true nature is evil. Only through a social and m ... manism. Man in true nature is evil. Only through a social and moral upbringing is man introduced to human nature which is kind, loving, and more able to gain a clear vision of the world. Natural natur ...

(26 pages) 178 0 3.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Racism in Society, an essay on "Obasan" written by Joy Kogawa.

images of animals, such as insects, kittens and especially chickens to support a general theme of dehumanization. Also these animals always seem to correspond to human beings, whether they are general ... e foreshadowing of the story and also the close connection between the animals in the story and the human condition of the story, through the use of these vivid images of the animals.At the very begin ...

(5 pages) 152 1 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A novel is an authors perception of the world - or is it? An analysis of 'The Well of Loneliness' by Radclyffe Hall and 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Wilde

I began by thinking that for all novels this must be true. The very writing of a book implicates humans - even if the subject matter is the cretaceous period or the moon - because to write you have ... it would take a species with a spectacular amount of time on their hands to come up with it. Again, humans.The human condition is such, I would have said the argument went, that we cannot escape ourse ...

(7 pages) 54 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Identify the Codes and Conventions used by the Performers and the Audience in Commedia Dell"Arte

Commedia arose from the thematic concerns the form had. It was mainly concerned with examining the human condition via satire. Therefore, the canovaccios were filled with driving themes such as food, ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Socrates' opinion of death and the afterlife.

better lot is known to no one, except the god. (42a)Fear of the unknown is a phobia inherent to the human psyche; we are often dually terrified and fascinated with that which we cannot explain or unde ... st hand without lethal consequences, a topic on which no one can rightly claim to be an expert. Yet human beings, in our attempt to explain the inexplicable, have created innumerable belief systems, o ...

(2 pages) 84 0 2.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"Homo Suburbiensis" by Bruce Dawe.

Introduction: "Homo Suburbiensis" is as much a poem about the human condition, as it is a record of one man's escape from the demands of his existence. "Homo Subu ... But within the lines and the imagery, it incases a whole worth of meaning and of Dawe's view on the human condition. Objects are no longer just objects but a metaphor for our emotions and our actions. ...

(3 pages) 84 3 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Michelangelo Buonarroti's life as a child,a young man,and an old timer.

an artist he was unmatched, the creator of works of beauty that express the full measurement of the human condition. But in a world where art flourished only with patronizing manner, Michelangelo was ... Medici, two of whom later became popes (Leo X and Clement VII). He also became acquainted with such humanists as Marsilo Ficino and the poet Angelo Poliziano, frequent visitors to the Medici court.Dur ...

(12 pages) 92 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Shakespeare's creation Edgar from King Lear and Elizabethan attitudes toward mental illness.

hese ideas as extensively as Edgar in King Lear. It has often been said that Shakespeare understood human nature better than any man ever did. If that is the case, then we have to believe that his cre ... the case, then we have to believe that his creation, Edgar, represents many different levels of the human condition. In fact, according to critic Harold Bloom, "on the title page in the first Quartro ...

(17 pages) 80 0 3.7 May/2003

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

Dynastic Chinese History Paintings & Ceramics.

realistic detail was the artists form of self cultivation. Landscape became a vehicle for conveying human emotions. Landscapes display the general Chinese desire to avoid direct depiction of the human ...

(2 pages) 84 2 2.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

A review of Kurt Vonnegut's life and it's connection with his book 'Slaughterhouse-Five".

s that are frequently repeated. One such theme deals with scientific progress and its affect on the human condition. Vonnegut is wary of technology and society's eagerness to develop it; he endeavors ... ssacre than Hiroshima). From this point on, he was skeptical about science and its contributions to humanity. As he put it,I thought... scientific truth was going to make us so happy and comfortable. ...

(8 pages) 49 0 4.3 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Brief story about Doctor Zhivago.

musings..Within the heart and mind of the true poet resides a grasp and perception of life and the human condition unequaled in it's purity by any other art form. From Rimbaud to Frost to Jim Morriso ...

(3 pages) 48 0 2.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

An essay on the period of the enligtenment.

ring the Enlightenment, most theories of power and authority were based on the relationship between humans and the sad state in which they lived. This trend was intensified by the practice of absoluti ... ightenment was an age of optimism, yet through it surfaced the recognition of the poor state of the human condition. Progress was the keynote of the age, new values which stressed freedoms and rights ...

(4 pages) 191 1 4.6 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History