Essays Tagged: "material possessions"

The Death Penalty

Life is a precious gift from God. Even when a person has no material possessions, life is stillpossessed. In light of these observations it is logical to assume ...

(2 pages) 130 0 3.4 Oct/1996

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

This essay concentrates on the central issue of "siblings in conflict." It is an analysis of Tobias Wolff's "The Richer Brother." It has parenthentical documentation and is solid.

d asked, Where is he? Where is your brother?(Wolff 269)What is the measure of a rich man? Is it his material possessions, the extent of his spirituality, or is it how he chooses to share his wealth wi ... extent of his spirituality, or is it how he chooses to share his wealth with others, whether it is material or spiritual? Are we really our "brother's keeper" or are we keepers of only our own wants ...

(5 pages) 345 8 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Baby Boomers Are Jealous. Generation x

bivalent about the future, and brimming with unsatisfied longings for permanence, for love, and for material possessions.' (Lauren, p.64) This less-than-flattering description of our generation has si ...

(4 pages) 134 0 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Materialism and Happiness in America "The great Gatsby" (Twain) era and today.

Materialism: attention to or emphasis on material objects, needs or considerations, with a disintere ... needs or considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual values.The acquisition of material has been equated with happiness in this country. This is true today, and it was true during ... s a result of our marketeconomy that encourages consumption and conditions us to think that we need material possessions to be happy. According to Andrew BardSchmookler, 'Wealth and human fulfillment ...

(4 pages) 150 0 2.9 Oct/1996

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

Gatsby's Dream. The central character of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"

n dream offers faith in the possibility of a better life. Its attendant illusion is the belief that material wealth alone can bring that dream to fruition. Through Gatsby, Fitzgerald brings together b ... lieves he can win Daisy over with wealth, that he could achieve the ideal she stood for through his material possessions.One look at Gatsby's past and it could be seen that he was destined to get ahea ...

(3 pages) 221 1 4.6 Feb/1997

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

Speaks of Okonkwo of "Things fall apart" by Chinua Achebe, and Charles Foster Kane of Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane"

uer the image of weakness inside him and his fear of powerlessness. Both characters feel that their material possessions can earn them the respect they 'deserve'. CharlesFoster Kane is in search for s ...

(6 pages) 99 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

As For Me and My House by Sinclair Ross An analysis of how weather and climate can be seen in the characters.

mes that emerge but through out the story a want for more is evident. It is not merely a desire for material possessions but more the desire for an emotional void to be filled. Mrs. Bentley displays s ... he desire for an emotional void to be filled. Mrs. Bentley displays strong feelings of the need for material belongings but it is only a mask to hide the love that is lacking in her life. Through the ...

(8 pages) 83 1 3.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A comparison of Anne Bradstreet and John Woolman, both New England writers.

street was a Puritan, who centered her writings on her domestic life, and she tried not to dwell on material things but sometimes she could not help herself. Woolman, who was a Quaker, also did not ca ... "(150). Bradstreet did everything for God because she felt that at times she was too concerned with material belongings. In Upon the Burning of Our House she indicates how much she values her things w ...

(5 pages) 53 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Price to be Paid. This essay is about the prices we pay for everyday things. The price of love and the need for possesions

even if the payment is not a dollar amount.Some people may believe that the best things in life are material possessions, but everyone knows that they are not free. They come at a price, and sometimes ...

(2 pages) 58 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"East of Eden", by Steinbeck: A Father's love

w that this type of love exists. It seemed that as much as Charles tried to impress his father with material possessions, Adam would exceed him by doing the simplest of things. On Cyrus' birthday Char ... Money, even clean money, doesn't stack up with that." Adam received his money through pride and not material possessions.Today a father's love is unconditional, but in this novel a father's love in th ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

. The hard trials they must endure make them realize that unconditional love is more important than material possessions.Since Jim and Della live in a dilapidated flat, they obviously don't have a lot ... pposite of what is generally thought. Love is a wonderful natural high that is achieved not through material possessions, but through silly head-over-heels experimentation.

(2 pages) 86 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

United States has a high crime rate.

had a child. Most parents work too much even though they do not need to. They are too obsessed with material possessions. Some might even say they work so much so that their children can have a better ... ve a better life, but what they should understand is that children need their parents more than any materialistic things. I understand that it is necessary for parents to work, but the children should ...

(3 pages) 79 2 3.6 Oct/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

"Great Gatsby" by Fitzgerald and "Death of A Salesman" critical analysis . Material wealth leads to corruption? Death of a salesman and Great Gatsby are allegorical representations?

erald repeatedly criticizes the American society, during a period where all Americans believed that material wealth would derive happiness and fame. Fitzgerald is showing that in the Jazz Age, people ... have sprawled East in pursuit of this notion of deriving fame, success, respect, and happiness from material wealth. All these characters are, in one way or another, attempting to achieve a state of h ...

(4 pages) 290 3 3.4 Oct/2003

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

Is Death Of a Salesmen a great American play? the essay argues that death of a salesmen is a great AMERICAN play because of the delusion that willy lives in.

m, or myth to society. Miller has realized the fabricated sense of importance people place on their material possessions, their cars, TVs, radios, and such. The tragedy and truth of the play "Death of ... n this blind faith shown in the play. Miller had a problem with the pseudo importance placed on the material things and power in society. During this time in America people were living in the phony se ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A school newspaper article. Deals with the materialism in our society(our bodies).

Materialism in our cultureAnwar El-Sadat put it best, when he said "Most people seek after what they ... thus enslaved by the very things they want to acquire". Our society is one which puts much value on material possessions. We see examples of this daily, people driving around in expensive cars, wearin ... r status in society is not governed by what we have, but who we are, and what we do.Another view on materialism suggests that women feel more pressured into being materialists than do men. This is a f ...

(1 pages) 32 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

David Blaine...What is he?

ome reason the buildings we were living in always seemed to burn down." This liberated him from his material possessions, even to this day.You don't get into magic. Magic gets into you. Its not only m ...

(1 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Directors

Compare and contrast: Rocking Horse Winner and The Destructors

Does the possession of money or material possessions lead to happiness? Or doesit lead to destruction? In his story "The Rocking Hor ... ion? In his story "The Rocking Horse Winner," D.H. Lawrencedepicts an example of how the pursuit of materialistic items will lead to destruction."The Destructors" by Graham Greene also exemplifies the ... ionin the form of notoriety which also leads to destruction. These authors argue that thepursuit of material possessions gives a false sense of happiness, and that this pursuit only leads to destructi ...

(4 pages) 122 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compare the morality of the values displayed by societies represented in "The Great Gatsby" and Mrs. Dalloway.

have been much more socially structured, not dissimilar to how it was in America prior to the war. Material possessions were desired but would have meant less if the family were not regarded as being ... the aftermath of the war led to a sudden, sustained increase in the national wealth and a newfound materialism, as consumerism ascended at unprecedented levels. Anyone from any social background coul ...

(8 pages) 81 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Analysis of Beautiful Old Age By D.H. Lawrence. This essay is on the subject matter, form, stlye and theme of the poem.

before the arrival of the harsh winter (death).When we grow old, we become "richer". Not richer in material possessions but richer in experience. We would have lived through the trials and tribulatio ...

(5 pages) 73 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analyze and evaluate the importance of culture and language in a global business environment.

aiming in a successful future in an international business environment. Attitudes towards work and material possessions, entrepreneurship, willingness to accept risk, politics, religion, customs, the ...

(6 pages) 541 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers