Essays Tagged: "material things"

Early American Writers

Among Anne Bradstreet and Jonathan Edwards all speak of their opinion of religion, god, heaven, and material things. Anne Bradstreet was a puritan wife, originally from England but then moved t ... superiority over women. A common concern in these religious writers was the unimportance of material things on Earth. In Bradstreet's Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666, her house w ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.6 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The downfall of Madame Loisel in Maupassant's 'The Necklace'

ng middle-class. There is a stereotypical 'rich man, poor man' quality as Mme. Loisel longs for the material things that her old schoolmate Mme. Forester has. The physical appearance of the characters ...

(3 pages) 145 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Galileo and Newton and their ideas

Galileo believed the physical world to be bounded. He says that all materialthings have 'this or that shape' and are small or large in relation to other things. He also ... r not touching someother body, and are either one in number, or many. The central properties of the materialworld are mathematical and strengthened through experimentation. Galileo excludes thepropert ... rimentation. Galileo excludes theproperties of tastes, odors, colors, and so on when describing the material world. Hestates that these properties 'reside only in the consciousness.' These latter prop ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Imagination Essay. It describes how the use of imagination is used in the Gatsby, Sarty snopes,and Harry.

n's mind, a vision of himself he had spent years creating. The Buchanan's base themselves solely on material things and Gatsby would seem to be exactly the opposite of this extreme, to be a man living ...

(6 pages) 74 0 4.6 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Materialism is closely tied to our individualism. Personnaly opinionated essay about the States and materilism

This, however, is not true in America. In America, money is not the problem, the love of money, or materialism, is the problem. Materialism is at the core of our American dream. We grow up learning t ... em. Materialism is at the core of our American dream. We grow up learning that success is rooted in material wealth and power. We live in a country where material things mean more to the general popul ...

(2 pages) 92 0 4.7 Jul/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Philosophical Beliefs of Geoffrey Chaucer: Why has Chaucer's works been kept alive for so long? What are his beliefs?

sh Poetry.The philosophy behind Christianity is to gain a higher spirituality, and be elevated over material things. Chaucer reveals a Church based upon corruption and immorality. Chaucer views Christ ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.7 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Analysis of the different theories about the nature of space held by Isaac Newton, Carl Leibniz, and Emmanuel Kant

the ideas of Isaac Newton, describes space as a container. This container of space holds all of the material things in the universe and had a kind of reality. Inside of the container space interacts w ... e relationist view. According to Leibniz, space can be thought of in terms of relationships between material objects. Space is simply a collection of all spatial relationships, like distances and dire ...

(2 pages) 80 1 4.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

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

Citizen Kane: Lost Childhood

y a banker by the name of Mr. Thatcher.Kane becomes a very wealthy newspaper tycoon who holds on to material things tomake up for his loss of a childhood and lack of love from his mother. Kane mayhave ...

(4 pages) 81 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own Woolf writes about the struggles that women of her time faced in writing.

own. Woolf stresses this throughout the novel. She directly says "Intellectualfreedom depends upon material things. Poetry depends upon intellectual freedom. Andwomen have always been poor, not for t ... theme that in a world where women constantly struggle to prove themselves, they needcertain things, material things. Women cannot truly write fiction without money and aroom. However materialistic it ...

(3 pages) 225 0 4.1 Feb/2003

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

"The Metamorphosis" By Franz Kafka.

vidual and transforms into a beast or insect who does not have time to care for in order to provide material things for his family. In order to have and give financial security, he sacrifies a social ...

(2 pages) 78 0 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The facade essay on 'The Great Gatsby".

F. Scott Fitzgerald demonstrates that real joy does not come from material objects and the deception that wealth will bring people happiness in his novel, The Great G ... t they seem. A wealthy man, Jay Gatsby, spends his whole life trying to find happiness in money and material things. Daisy and Tom are fake and too careless to know what true reality is. In the novel, ... conception he was faithful to the end"(104). He wastes his life trying to impress other people with material success. Gatsby is the type of person to do anything to get happiness even if it is the fal ...

(2 pages) 47 1 4.2 Oct/2003

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

The Shepard and The Nymph

Shepherd" is the female's reply to the shepherd. In it, the nymph rejects the shepherd's offers of material things. It seems that if he had offered himself instead of material things, she may have ta ... o means can move To come to thee and be thy love." The nymph is just telling the shepherd that such material things do not tempt her to love him nor to marry him.In the last stanza, the nymph finishes ...

(3 pages) 63 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

QU/ What are the values of 1870 New York? How are they conveyed to the viewer in Martin Scorses's "The Age Of Innocence"?

era focuses on these obvious symbols of wealth (e.g. the elaborate jewellery) From this emphasis on material things it is obvious that this society is one that greatly values wealth.The fact that ... ness of the setting, such as the expensive china and glassware. This reinforces the value placed on material wealth in this society. When the food arrives, it looks as if it has been sculpted; everyth ...

(6 pages) 27 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Grady and Miranda- A Comparison of Lessons The Collector by John Fowles and All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

light. As a result of being locked up, Miranda slowly begins to realize that life is not all about material things. Along Grady's journey throughout Mexico, he learns that things that he once saw as ... As an art student, she tries to see the beauty in everything, but she cannot seem to look past the material things in life. At times, Miranda is extremely hypocritical and has many untested beliefs. ...

(6 pages) 54 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

History of the Corpulent

History of the Corpulent"IntroductionFor centuries some of the signs of affluence were signified by material items such as grand homes and fine jewelry. The differences in classes could be quickly asc ... e differences in classes could be quickly ascertained by the clothes one wore. In addition to these material things, the rich had access to one other thing that the poor didn't: fine food, and lots of ...

(23 pages) 140 1 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Henry David Thoreau's "Walden"

far from society. He then speaks about his belief that people are enslaved. They are too focused on material things, instead of living a simpler life with "spiritual values". "Thoreau then adjures his ...

(3 pages) 109 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

City of the Sun vs New Atlantis

sires because the advances of science would make it possible to appease bodily desires by providing material things and that would satisfy human greed. The Solomon's House is a vision of future knowle ...

(5 pages) 23 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Essay on three of the most important supplies a person can use to successfully journey through life.

do you think it through? Many people tend to wish for something off the top of their heads, usually material things. However, others wish for things that will help them through life. Maybe we should w ...

(2 pages) 43 0 4.3 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy