Essays Tagged: "mistake"

Humor in A Midsummer Night's Dream

f 'odious' in the sentence. Odors means 'fragrant smells,' while odious means 'repulsive.' A simple mistake by someone that is low in the society, but totally changes the meaning of the sentence. This ... ges the meaning of the sentence. This humor is obvious to everybody watching that Bottom had made a mistake. This type of humor, while obvious, sometimes doesn't portray the meaning correctly. Inferre ...

(2 pages) 113 0 3.4 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > A Midsummer Night's Dream

Brutus' Harmartias

Brutus' Harmartias Throughout the play of "Julius Caesar" Brutus makes many mistakes orharmartias, which eventually lead to his tragic downfall. Although Brutus makes manyharma ... the beginning. Another harmartia Brutus makes isdeciding not to kill Antony. Brutus also makes the mistake of meeting Antony's army inPhilippi instead of waiting at the camp. These three harmartias o ... er because oftraveling to Philippi, which contributes to their loss. Brutus makes very large mistakes in this play. I think that these three are thelargest harmartias made because they lead to ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.9 Dec/1996

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

The Most Meaningful Gift. 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry

it is often valued more.This theme is demonstrated in this story in numerous ways. 'Don't make any mistake Dell; he said about me. I don't think there is anything in the way of a haircut or shave or ...

(2 pages) 128 2 4.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Essay on Oedipus Rex

s is the son of Polybus, he is still of noble birth; Polybus is king of Corinth.The tragic flaw, or mistake that a character makes, in Oedipus Rex does notactually take place during the story. We only ... y take place during the story. We only watch as Oedipus and the rest of thecharacters discover this mistake that was actually made long, long ago and cannot bereversed. This tragic flaw is of course O ...

(2 pages) 160 0 3.7 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

The North Doesn't Need the South Why didnt the north need the south at the time of the civil war...

and knew that we would make his dream of mass production a reality. Pushing Whitney away was a big mistake of the south. Although it did help them out at first, it is now benefiting us. We now no lon ...

(1 pages) 62 2 3.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Different image of the wife between sixteenth centuries and today

e Taming of the shrew', Katherine needed to live in the Petruchio's house. When she pointed out the mistake to her husband, her husband would call her who came back to their home. We can see that the ...

(2 pages) 77 0 3.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers

Characteristic of Mistriss Hibbons in "The Scarlet Letter" by Nahaniel Hawthorne

characters. Henry Louis Mencken once said, 'It is a sin to believe evil of others, but is seldom a mistake.' In this novel he was right, Mistriss Hibbins is evil. However, she is an important charact ...

(3 pages) 32 0 5.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Carl Gauss

istant.At a young age, Gauss taught himself how to read and count, and it is said that he spotted a mistake in his father's calculations when he was only three. Throughout the rest of his early school ...

(3 pages) 54 0 2.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Sosa's Reliabilism

ucive process. A belief is weakly justified iff it is 'blameless' (not the result of an intentional mistake?) but ill-formed, and the believer is not aware that the belief is ill-formed. A belief is s ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Lost Heritage in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use"

By contrasting the family characters in 'Everyday Use,'Walker illustrates the mistake by some of placing thesignificance of heritage solely in material objects. Walkerpresents Ma ... izes Mama for not understanding heritage when, in fact, Deefails to really understand heritage. Dee mistakenly placesheritage wholly in what she owns, not what she knows.Works CitedWalker, Alice. 'Eve ...

(3 pages) 350 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Why do humans err?

uters are viewed as the ideal slaves. They work non-stop, never complain, and above all, never make mistakes. It is often said that computers don't make mistakes, that it is the person using the compu ... d ears to sense with.Before I can establish causes for error, I shall define the terms 'error' and 'mistake'. In the context of this essay, they will simply mean that a human obtained a result differe ...

(5 pages) 63 1 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


ery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this iscool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because i screwed it up. Notbecause it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Corporal punishment

te one for doing wrong by means of physical abuse expecting the individual to learn from his or her mistake.But we must ask ourselves this question.Is the person benefiting from this or is he or she n ... t wrong doing results in pain and agony.As more people know the effect of misbehaving,the fewer the mistakes there would be.Michael Fae for example, used a paint canister to spray paint on cars for fu ...

(2 pages) 70 0 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Who should punish a sinner? Should it be religion, society, or the individual? Refers to Hester Prynne in "The Scarlet letter" by Hawthorne

n plays a big part in the Scarlet Letter. Hester Prynne wore the ScarletLetter to remind her of the mistake ahe made. Instaed of taking Pearl away the peoplewanted her to wear the 'A' for adultry. Hes ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Year Round School vs. Nine Month Schedule

Year Round School: An Annual MistakeThroughout time education has been considered a process that every so often must be improved. ...

(4 pages) 150 2 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Descartes vs. Pascal

ave.Descartes:Reason is the tool by which we know everything that we know. But most people make the mistake of basing their reasoning on assumptions which are not known with 100% certainty. As I've sa ...

(5 pages) 79 0 4.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Review of the film, Double Jeopardy

ard shines a spotlight on her. It appears as though she has killed her husband. Was this a terrible mistake, or was she framed? Well, she goes to trial, and the overwhelming evidence pointing in her d ...

(3 pages) 64 3 3.0 Jul/2002

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


eir family. Last is they just hate their life.Suicide is a way out to some teens. I almost made the mistake of taking my own life but i didn't want to go to hell and I for sure didn't want to die. It ...

(1 pages) 81 2 1.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Tone Analysis for the Prince of Tides (This essay talks about the peaceful yet remorseful attitude shown by the author in the story.)

essure he was under after killing the eagle, yet at the time he hadn't realized the enormity of his mistake. The nervousness of being around his classmates after doing something that horrific, and hav ... wrong and having to face "it" is a hard thing to do. He took this to heart and is shameful for his mistake. But, peacefulness hangs in the air before his crime, showing that he is not bad, just human ...

(2 pages) 70 2 2.8 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Lowering the drinking age

ficials in Littleton, Colorado, feel that lowering their state's legal drinking age would be a huge mistake. Colorado's Department of the Treasury announced in October of 1997, that Representative Ron ...

(4 pages) 269 1 4.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law