Essays Tagged: "imprisonment"

False Homecomings in the Odyssey

nd of Ithaka. Several of these adventures are false homecomings, the most prominent of which is his imprisonment on Kalypso's island. This false homecoming is strikingly different from what one would ...

(3 pages) 102 1 4.6 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Frederick Douglass

o him, leaving him with a great hatred forslavery. In 1836, Frederick had finally had enough of his imprisonment, andattempted an escape with many other slaves. The escape was not successful,Frederick ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

The Death Penalty

nt official, 'the execution of a lawfullycondemned killer is no more an act of murder than is legal imprisonment an act of kidnaping'.Finally, the same Bible that condemns murder also advocates 'an ey ... tal offenders. This position favors inhumane andunlawful disciplinary actions like torture and life imprisonment. Though some think it not harshenough, the death penalty delivers justice quickly and e ...

(2 pages) 130 0 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty

Forms of Imprisonment. This deals with the mind of criminals and how they phsyically are in a prison but also how normal indivduals with mental disorder are in a state of imprisonment.

Forms of ImprisonmentWhen we speak of a prison and incarceration, the first thought that comes to mind is inm ... se convicted of crimes. 2. A place or condition of confinement or forcible restraint. 3. A state of imprisonment or captivity (Easton 175). If we take a closer look at the denotation of the third defi ... . A condition of excitement or distress (American Heritage Fourth Edition). We can plainly see that imprisonment can generally occur both in the physical and mental states of being.Zimbardo's "mock pr ...

(3 pages) 188 5 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

A look within Milton's " Paradise Lost " Looks at Satan as the tragic hero in the Poem

ght becomes more conceptual rather than metaphoric, it falls trap to its own special kind of static imprisonment. Most of the images in Paradise Lost, however, have a substantial life of their own; th ...

(3 pages) 190 1 2.8 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Voltaire, Author and Philosopher

taire' the same year.In 1726 Voltaire insulted a powerful young nobleman and was given two options: imprisonment or exile. He chose exile and from 1726 to 1729 lived in England. While in England Volta ...

(2 pages) 75 0 3.9 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

This essay is about the morality of assisted suicide/euthanasia. It is an arguement for the legalization of the specified subject.

eOn April 13, 1999 retired pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian was sentenced in Michigan to two terms of imprisonment for helping Thomas Youk end his life. Kevorkian was charged and ultimately convicted of ...

(6 pages) 477 1 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

This is a college essay on Gandi, his life and his works. Includes works cited and parenthetical documentation

struggle for elementary rights for Indians.Gandhi remained in South Africa for 20 years, suffering imprisonment many times. In 1896, after being attacked and beaten by white South Africans, Gandhi be ...

(8 pages) 176 0 4.4 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

1989 AP British Literature Question. Explain the use of Biblical allusions and how it advances the work as a whole. Road to Jezebel's: Biblical illusions in Margaret Atwood's the handmaid's tale.

ical reference or Biblical origins. The name of the country, the role of women and their reason for imprisonment, down to the ceremonies and the soldiers in the army all are founded in the Bible. Thes ...

(5 pages) 68 0 3.5 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"The Hobbit" by J.R.R Tolkien. Complete summary of plot, characters, setting, etc

giant trolls. Eventually he shows his value to dwarves by saving them numerous times from death and imprisonment.Thorin- He is the most important dwarf. His father was the king under the mountain of L ...

(4 pages) 68 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Drinking and driving offences

ht line or pick up objects. The penalty of thefirst offences is a fine of $50.00 to $2000.00 and/or imprisonment of upto six months, and automatic suspension of licence for 3 months. The secondoffence ... r 14 days to 1 year and automatic suspen-sion of licence for 6 months. The third offence penalty is imprisonment2for 3 months to 2 years (or more) and automatic suspension of licence forsix months. Th ...

(5 pages) 92 0 2.3 Apr/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Alternatives to Incarceration.This paper is about options available for offenders that do not require jail or prison terms.Raises the question of cost effectiveness.

iod many creative alternatives to incarceration have been tried, and many at a much lower cost than imprisonment. It wasn't until the late 1980's when our criminal justice systems across the country b ...

(3 pages) 360 2 3.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

A very short essay. giving a overview of Like a Winding Sheet by Ann Perty

ry, "Like a Winding Sheet" by Ann Petry, we see that the character of Johnson feels imprisoned. The imprisonment that he feels comes from different areas, his job, his perceptions, and his own helples ... ns, and his own helplessness in the face of control that he feels from women.His job is a source of imprisonment because he is at the mercy of the shift change, the pain in his own body and he feels t ...

(2 pages) 82 1 1.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Community Policing

ost countries, crimes are defined and punished pursuant to statutes. Punishments may include death, imprisonment, exile, fines, forfeiture of property, removal from public office, and disqualification ...

(5 pages) 231 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Nonviolent Criminals - Is Incarceration the answer?

e inmate. Why is this happening? The U.S. Judicial System has become so succumbed to the ideal that Imprisonment is the most visibly form of punishment. The current structure of this system is failing ... (Carson).Most people have the common view that the criminal justice system's increasing arrests and imprisonment is an effective strategy for reducing crime. If the judicial system makes greater disti ...

(6 pages) 198 0 4.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens.

Many characters face imprisonment in the novel Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens. This essay explores those imprison ... great iron on his leg."Early on in the novel Great Expectations, Dickens introduces the concept of imprisonment, a theme that is subtly intertwined throughout the story. In this first part, the man w ... gonist of Great Expectations, and also the person being threatened in the above quote, suffers from imprisonment on a day to day basis. As a child, he has a frightening encounter with an escaped convi ...

(2 pages) 57 1 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

THis essay is about American Prison Reform, the many changes, as well as both sides of the issue- DOes it need to be reformed? It also concludes and solves the issue.

minal Justice, p. 209) While this may be anything from a fine to incarceration, in the past century imprisonment has been the favored option. During the 1960's and 70's when there was little emphasis ... ates dropped dramatically. These statistics show that there is a clear connection between a rise in imprisonment and a decrease in crime, yet people still a question whether prisons are effective. Exc ...

(8 pages) 423 2 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Evans & Cheevers "Cruel Sufferings" Felltham's "Of Puritans" Discusses representations of spirituality, religion and religious difference.

ritual ideologies.Evans and Chevers are writing in the form of an autobiographical account of their imprisonment in Malta. Evan writes, "I told him I did not fear, the Lord was on our side, and he had ...

(3 pages) 56 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Women did not have an easy life during the American Colonial period. Discuss.

cted, although the change was occurring at a snail's pace. Life for the colonial woman was a mix of imprisonment and freedom in their marriages, homes, and in the American Colonial legal system.Women ... ir marital status and attitudes of her husband if she was married.Women's life was both freedom and imprisonment. She was expected to marry and loose all legal rights, but she did have the freedom to ...

(4 pages) 157 1 3.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

This is a persuasive paper i had to turn in last semester on Capital Punishment. All authors used are at the bottom of the last page.

. The death penalty is corporal punishment in its most severe form and is used instead of life long imprisonment. Putting people to death that have committed extremely terrible crimes is a practice of ... lty saves tome and because of the limited appeals and time, money is saved due to reduced court and imprisonment fees. Life in prison without parole serves just as well, if one ignores all the murders ...

(10 pages) 783 1 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights