Essays Tagged: "Norm"

Analysis of Nan Goldin's photography.

fessor SchroederIn the 21st century there are many taboos and ways which are considered outside the norm and not commonly accepted by our society. Nan Goldin, photographer, seeks to explore these idea ... s her life in a different world than most of us where she associates with people who stray from the norm, and therefore shunned by society. To view part of her collection of photographs was a pleasure ...

(7 pages) 247 1 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Art Essays

Kate's Soliloquy in The Taming of the Shrew

e, as well as in making them feel as through they are accepted for their kindnessto men, and in the norm. Women, not having a strong role in society at that time,enjoyed receiving praise and encourage ...

(2 pages) 60 1 5.0 Nov/1996

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

Blind Conformity - on essay written by Malcolm X

of thinking, a religion, or any facet of our personalities that may not conform withwhatever is the norm or the accepted at a given time. When this is the case, we sometimesfeel forced to change, thus ... old. Therefore, blind conformity is actually a molding of ourselves togetherwith what is said to be normal in society instead of using our differences to enhanceourselves as humans. Known for having s ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.8 Feb/1997

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

The term "Criminal justice"

cision we make is either justifiable or unjustifiable.Justice is usually decided by society or the 'norm.' The 'norm' changesfrom one society to another. However, there are always laws that can bebrok ... When these laws are broken, the infrastructure of asociety breaks down, and this deviance from the 'norm' must be corrected.Personal feelings, morality, religious beliefs, and inflammatory, biasedfeel ...

(3 pages) 144 0 4.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Shot Change Constructs a New Perspective

ie Man with a Movie Camera. Using multiple shot changes and variations Vertov strayed away from the norm and created a novel technique. He strongly thought that, as a whole, the general public was stu ... ky as possible to the audience. One reason was that he did not at all want the continuous motion of normative movies to be present. He desired the ebb and flow which daily life really is. He perceived ...

(4 pages) 77 0 4.5 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Interpersonel communications and technology - APA style

ll phone while using short messaging systems (SMS). In America, it is possible but probably not the norm. If you are working for a technology multinational you are probably wired at all times; work, h ...

(8 pages) 722 1 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Report on "The Odyssey", by Homer

In The Odyssey , Homer uses guest-host relationships as an ethical norm against which behavior is measured. When the ritual is preformed correctly by guest-host, good ... preformed correctly by guest-host, good results ensue. In contrast, the violations of this ethical norm results in misfortune. This idea was taken very seriously by people of that time and it can be ...

(5 pages) 91 1 4.3 Feb/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology


with appearance, especially weight. We are conditionedat a young age to believe the only way to be normal is to be thin. This norm is projected to millions ofAmericans each day through television, ma ... o dieting and increased low self-esteem of people constantlystruggling to become what they see as a normal member of society.A problem that lies within this problem, is the chronically obese person. O ...

(5 pages) 402 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Film/Video testimony of the Holocaust. includes an excerpt from ""Night" by Ellie Wiesel.

Violent events, such as the Holocaust, are perceived aberrations or anomalies from the cultural norm. Whether reason's include popular culture's morbid curiosity, a film director's desire for a co ... s master-structuring of events for the benefit of 'eyewitnesses' of course, was the naturalized and normalized conditions in the ghettos that the Germans propagated. The Jews affirmed life and humanit ...

(8 pages) 80 0 5.0 Feb/1995

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War II

Basic stereotypes of women in the workplace, in modern day america.

ne or feminine and if we cross over the boundaries set up for our sex then we are going against the norm. We put pressures on each sex to identify with certain characteristics. It's as if someone set ... t is a shame that boys knowing how to take care of a child is the exception to the rule and not the norm. Then again the same could be said for working women. In today's society however, women are acc ...

(15 pages) 595 1 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Even more on Spanish culture

ey should nevertheless be paid attention to as it is always respectful to adhere to the customs and norms of any country that one visits. The more one knows about a culture the more one understands ab ... re.The Spanish culture is ultimately very collectivist, therefore teamwork and team rewards are the norm. This is largely due to the fact that many local Spanish businesses are family owned and family ...

(8 pages) 139 0 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

What are the essential ingredients to a successful military leader? Please draw your essay from the Taylor/Rosenbach text.

shall. is in the DescriptionNote: My Answer is VERY personal with a first-person approach. Not the "norm" for college level essay, BUT in this particular case, with my background and the subject matte ... d morally courageous, standing up for what I believed in, even if it went against "command" or the "norm" and always supported my troops if they were the victim of an unnecessary disciplinary action ( ...

(5 pages) 123 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Franz Kafka's "The Metamorphosis": A Report

tificial values, often called "truths," provide the moral basis of society. Conformity leads to the norm whereas deviation from the norm leads to opposition. The deviant oftentimes defines the norm be ... as deviation from the norm leads to opposition. The deviant oftentimes defines the norm because the norm is established with reference to the deviant. For example, the protagonist in "The Metamorphosi ...

(7 pages) 206 2 4.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Why do Women Work? Critical Analysis Paper

ions on work. They agree that there are differing views on the subject and that working was seen as norm or even a way of life from the early days. The fact that Ms. Hart encompasses the trials of mot ... s during the day, sometimes arrange to leave work early to spend more time with her child and would normally think about her child all day.Perhaps work is the balance between work and children, or pro ...

(4 pages) 133 1 3.4 Feb/2003

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

Feudalism and Weapons Revolution impacted by the use of Mercenary forces after William the Conqueror began strenghtening his grip on Northern France and England.

Even before the emergence of William of Normandy as William the Conqueror, the use of feudal armies began to diminish. This reason for the c ... this phenomenon in order to trace the roots from feudal army to the armies-for-hire that became the norm throughout conquered, yet not always so-unified England.It was already customary for every able ... questionable when compared to the armies of some of England's possible enemies--the Vikings and the Normans, as later turned out. Therefore, the English were left with another option to insure they po ...

(11 pages) 61 0 4.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Book report on "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote

would be just cold facts and impersonal information. Capote, however, chooses to break awayfrom the norm, telling the story in an engaging, suspenseful novel format. He brings themurderers to life. Yo ... kock- Dick is the man that came up with the plan to rob and kill theClutter family. He grew up in a normal home, got married twice, then went to jail forwriting bad checks. Dick is a typical, practica ...

(4 pages) 90 0 3.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

SITUATION COMEDY: CHARACTERS, STEREOTYPING and IDEOLOGIES - a 400-word hand-out for Popular Television module seminar.

tomy can be seen in sitcoms, e.g., when an 'outside' character enters the situation, disrupting the norm. That is resolved by leaving it all as it was before in the end.Comedy programmes routinely dra ... and depiction of sexuality. Sitcoms have limited number of characters and are filmed in cheap sets. Normally 30 minutes long, therefore immediacy becomes imperative.However, sitcoms cannot function wi ...

(2 pages) 76 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Comparing the movie "Awakenings" with the book "Charlie"

Is about a mentally challenged man who undergoes a surgery to make his intelligence increase to the norm, except it increases to the point of brilliancy. Both Charlie and Leonard learned to appreciate ... the doctor had taken of him, he ran to the mirror to find that he had aged. Though Charlie was not "normal," he had feelings, knew he was alive, he could interact with the people around him. He worked ...

(3 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/2003

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

Anorexia Athletcia - Exercise Obsession syndrome

sm, and self-absorption; preoccupied with our looks and bodies, unrealistic expectations become the norm. Both men and women are expected to achieve perfect or near-perfect bodies: slim, toned, strong ... but rather power, control, and self-respect, with the anorexia athletica sufferer going beyond the norm in their exercise regimen to achieve these."The first locus of control in life is food intake," ...

(14 pages) 190 1 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

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

example of analyzing sex. Elst makes it clear in his analysis that pluralities of identity are the norm, that everyone is multi-ethnic and multi-racial in some fashionEven when discussing the contemp ... hat nothing really exists as 'culture,' instead culture itself is a "constructed, socially produced norm." After reading this book I got the feeling that the authors purpose was mainly to advise each ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays