Essays Tagged: "Irish Catholic"

"John Mackasey" This is a short paper on John Mackasey, an Irish Catholic and other irish immigrants living in Canada during the late 1800s.

John Mackasey (1840-1919), an Irish Catholic, lived in Halifax during a difficult time. Irish Catholics were placed in the lowest- ... me, work was not easy to find and one could soon find advertisements for jobs which specified : "No Irish Need Apply", later shortened to NINA.# Irish-Americans generally began at the 'bottom of the p ... m of the pile'. There was work to be done, labour that most people refused to do, and the unskilled Irish were ready to do it. They worked as longshoremen, as ditch-diggers, as construction workers, a ...

(2 pages) 28 0 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > The Great Depression

Dirk Van der Elst's "Culture as Given, Culture as Choice".

or my children. I was raised a Roman Catholic, and in my family, our heritage plays a huge part. My Irish culture gives me a sense of pride. My parents started me in step dancing when I was five and I ... omething, elementary education major at Rowan University, or even a Catholic, I identify with being Irish more. Like I said, I grew up in my heritage, much in the same way many people may have grown u ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Five Myths about Immigration - a summary of david cole's view.

usetts and New York. Cole takes this topic to heart because his ancestors were among the "dirt-poor Irish-Catholics" who moved to America in the 1960s but were fortunate because after fifteen years th ... oints out that a similar prejudice has returned with the exception that the focus has changed from "Irish Catholics and Germans" to "Latin Americans (most recently, Cubans), Haitians, and Arab-America ...

(4 pages) 111 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Discuss the life of Eugene O' Neil and how he has impacted American History.

Eugene O' Neill was born in New York City on October 16, 1888 to an Irish-Catholic theatrical family. (Beyond Mourning) He would later become one of the greatest playwr ...

(5 pages) 59 0 3.7 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Discuss the view that the period 1800-1850 was one of both progress and disillusion for Irish Catholics.

During the first half of the nineteenth century, much was accomplished by the Irish Catholics under the leadership of Daniel O'Connell. However, it was also a time of disillusion ... hough every time one goal was accomplished, another problem would surface. In the very early years, Irish Catholics lacked any real direction or focus in achieving their main goal at the time, which w ... ain goal at the time, which was emancipation. Then finally, O'Connell emerged as the saviour of the Irish Catholics, and achieved emancipation merely six years after he founded the powerful Catholic A ...

(6 pages) 55 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Angela's Ashes author Frank McCourt

It is a common view that times for the Irish majority in the1930's and 40's were very hard. Especially for the IrishCatholic families with ... arried 'gentlemen' are constantly try torun her life, and how she acts as a woman. His father, the 'Irish drunk' whois constantly making him and his brother swear their lives for Ireland and singingRo ... dy McCorley and Kevin Barry after a night at the pub. How his father will tellhim stories about old Irish folklore and get sacked from job after job. As Frank progressesinto adolescence, he explores t ...

(2 pages) 27 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Freedom Of the City: Justice

nce to the events of the Guildhall after an illegal protest march for civil rights was organised by Irish Catholics in the city of London Derry. This bias is introduced early in his speech before he i ...

(2 pages) 18 0 2.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ireland has a long history of censorship. Compare the political and cultural motivations behind two different periods of censorship since 1922.

ch saw this as an opportunity to firm up moral codes that had become less vigorous. The majority of Irish people had been conditioned to accept some form of control. Catholic Ireland saw the Church as ... Bishop of Clogher:'It would be somewhat reassuring to our sense of moral rectitude if we read of an Irish Catholic newsagent being sentenced to imprisonment or the lash by an Irish Catholic Judge for ...

(11 pages) 50 0 1.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Evaluate the role of British administrative mismanagement in the Irish Potato famine.

The Irish potato famine of the 1840s is often referred to by scholars as the most devastating and encomp ... a large role in the extent of the famine, a significant percentage of the hardships suffered by the Irish people were caused by the administrative mismanagement of the British government. The policies ... ies in place regarding tenancy prior to the famine were the driving force behind the poverty of the Irish people, thus causing their dependency on the potato which was cheap, nourishing and easy to ha ...

(6 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Speech on Satire - "Family Guy"

ed television series set in the town of Quahog, Rhode Island. The title character is the head of an Irish-Catholic lower-middle class family, frequently beset by the consequences of his antics. As a s ...

(3 pages) 46 0 1.7 Feb/2006

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

Examine the Concept of 'Social Exclusion' linked to Irish Identity

Within this essay I am going to explore and examine the concept of social exclusion linked to Irish identity in Britain. I will be exploring the social conditions of the Irish people living in B ... the social conditions of the Irish people living in Britain because if first and second generation Irish people are taken together, the Irish form the largest ethnic group in Britain today. In fact, ...

(8 pages) 79 2 4.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (F.Scott Fitzgerald)

ther, Edward Fitzgerald, was from Maryland while his mother, Mary McQuillan, was the daughter of an Irish-Catholic immigrant.Fitzgerald had an intensely romantic imagination and he charged into experi ...

(6 pages) 39 0 3.7 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Explore the character of Bob Doran from James Joyce's "The Boarding House"

context of his society. These heavy influences stem in most part from the enormous pressures of the Irish Catholic church.Bob Doran feels pressures from all directions in this story. He feels social p ... ding House" symbolizes the weakness of people to the beliefs of society, which are oppressed by the Irish Catholic church. Joyce is saying that too many people follow the rules and too many people con ...

(3 pages) 21 1 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Book Report And Analysis For Angela's Ashes

to America.Analysis : Frank Mcourt's purpose in writing this book was to portray the horrors of his Irish Catholic childhood in order to show people how much they should appreciate what they have. Ano ... wanted to show the world the extreme, filth, hunger, and misery that the unfortunate people of the Irish slums had to endure, and that we would never comprehend unless it was vividly portrayed to us. ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Angela's Ashes

Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir, was nothing more than a factual retelling of the author's "miserable Irish Catholic childhood," Alan Parker's film version would be a perfectly suitable companion piece. ... suitable companion piece. And though the grimy, waterlogged photo-realism of Parker's depiction of Irish poverty is not unmoving, the book's beating heart is McCourt's exquisite, lyric prose and his ...

(2 pages) 8 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Angela's Ashes" - How did Frank McCourt's tragic childhood lead to his success as an adult?

ela’s Ashes" McCourt explains, with a bit of a cynical sense of humor, how the childhood of an Irish Catholic is one of the most, if not the most, difficult childhoods for a person to live throug ...

(2 pages) 15 1 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

History of Immigration

n number, mostly as indentured servants, contracted for a specific term of years. Some Scottish and Irish-Scottish peoples came along with them, approximately 12,000 a year. The English government ins ... Two specific people came in more amounts to this land and they were the Germans (1,500,000) and the Irish Catholics (2,000,000) immigrants. There was a distinction, however, between the two; the Irish ...

(8 pages) 191 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Pluralism and Diversity in Australia

axon and Celtic settlers. These people brought with them the British tradition of Protestantism and Irish Catholic faith. For many years, these religions would dominate the Australian population. The ...

(4 pages) 20 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Jonathan Swift : A Positive Irish Influence

d of turmoil, with England making strong attempts to colonize the island. As oppression towards the Irish from the British intensified, the Irish (especially the Irish Catholics) saw their rights and ... ax, Jonathan Swift was positioned in Ireland and began to recognize the British cruelty towards the Irish. Swift remained in Ireland witnessing British rule, and his tolerance for their authority less ...

(4 pages) 4060 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors