Essays Tagged: "obsessive"

The Cause of Macbeth's Ruin

his role in William Shakespeare's play, Macbeth , progresses.Macbeth's desire for power becomes an obsessive trait for him. It prevents him from realizing when to stop; he is never fully satisfied an ... h o'erleaps itself' (Act.1,Sc.7,Ln.27). It made him not realize that his desire for power became an obsessive trait; because of it he was never fully satisfied with the power that he had. This made hi ...

(7 pages) 116 0 4.9 Jan/1996

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

Its harder to be overweight. The effects that society has on the obese.

to my anorexic ways. It's no wonder I constantly feel the pressure to go back to hardly eating and obsessive exercise. I am constantly being given the message that as an overweight person I'm not goo ...

(4 pages) 109 1 4.4 May/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Explication of 'Bridge of Sighs' by Edgar Allan Poe includes an excerpt of the poem

hm to establish the somber, introspective mood of the poem. A feeling of pity for the beautiful but obsessive subject is set. Every line of the poem is begun with a single trochaic foot, with iambs co ...

(5 pages) 72 0 4.4 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

a biography of J.D. Salinger

er is the most talented fiction writer in America.'(Hyman, Edgar p.444) ''Salinger is an oddity, an obsessive, who commands respect..'(Kazin, Alfred p.446) These are just a portion of endless quotes w ...

(5 pages) 70 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Kenji Mizoguchi and an analysis of his film Ugetsu

f great beauty. Yet, a sense of responsibility must have guided his career: He grew up to become an obsessive creator of poetic films about the struggles of women.These characters and events from his ...

(14 pages) 87 1 4.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Points out that the reason for the eventual downfall for the characters in the play "Hamlet" are caused by character flaws such as: obsession, cleverness, manipulation and bitterness.

Hamlet and Claudius, arguably, but ultimately lead to their eventual downfall. Whether it is being obsessive, clever, manipulative or bitter, the deaths of these two contrasting yet vastly similar ch ... was her door out of a life she was too weak to withstand.The mood swings, personality swings and an obsessive attitude towards his revenge through means of eventual death all account for Hamlet's flaw ...

(3 pages) 64 0 3.9 Feb/2003

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

The Veggie Guy-very short story about a guy, a girl, a patty melt, and homemade pop rocks

announce her entrance and quickly turned and retreated out of site. Did he see her? Was he the same obsessive guy she left 6 years ago? Had he changed? Should she leave? NO!!! Carrie pulled at the tai ...

(4 pages) 36 1 2.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Master of his own fate "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin

is not Tomskii but Hermann, who is at the same time the calculating German and the imaginative and obsessive Russian. Hermann is established as an outsider on the very first page. In addition, his re ... ttitude towards the incredible is a skeptical one. The realist treats ghosts, mysticism, murder and obsessive gambling all as results of hallucinations or psychological pathologies and in the end the ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

John Knowle's "A Separate Peace".

information to help the reader understand this.Gene's character is introduced into the story as an obsessive thinker, with this, he is one of the few boys who realize that Devon has it's own separate ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Amy Tan's "Two Kinds".

ghter. Throughout the text, Jing-mei's mother continually pushes her to become a prodigy. She is so obsessive of her daughter's excellence, that she does not see the emotional damage she creates. Jing ...

(2 pages) 152 1 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay clearly describes Lady Macbeth's Character in the play Macbeth by Shakespeare. It is detailed and it has very good examples.

nning of the play, Lady Macbeth is introduced as a dominant, controlling, cold-blooded wife with an obsessive ambition to achieve kingship for her husband. Her personality begins to change drastically ...

(3 pages) 70 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gaddis' Agape Agape: Dead Man Micturates on Masses' Delight (complete with annotated bibliography).

ent of images, sentences lasting for pages, a lack of a singleparagraph break, and centered upon an obsessive repetition that the soul (also called a'doppelganger', 'detachable self', or 'belly-talker ...

(8 pages) 43 0 0.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Ridley Scott's 'Gladiator'

embodies all admirable qualities, and has a heart of gold. He is, however, opposed by the jealous, obsessive and power-hungry Commodus who abuses his position of authority, as Caesar. Commodus is a c ... , loyal and respected, despite his social position as a Gladiator. Ironically, Commodus is jealous, obsessive and power-driven and abuses his position of authority, striving to be everything that Maxi ...

(2 pages) 54 0 1.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

This is a brief essay entitled Tennessee's Partner that delves into the charcters that are portrayed by Bret Harte in his short story Tennessee's Parter.

eing offensive to the newcomers. Harte tells us that Tennessee is known to the townspeople to be an obsessive gambler, a fact the reader knows to be true by Tennessee's excessive use of gambling terms ...

(1 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is Suicide? And It's Effects on Family

elves in 1997 (Stats Canada). The most important varieties among suicides are maniacal, melancholy, obsessive, and impulsive. Mostly apply to people who suffer some episodes of insanity although that ... because that way they will not have to make the decision and they will be away from the problems.3)Obsessive Suicide: This type of suicide is related with the desire to find out about the consequence ...

(5 pages) 70 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Parts of the Whole: Women in Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time as Missing Pieces of Pechorin

with Pechorin is akin to a death sentence. He brings women nothing but pain and loss. He is almost obsessive in his conquests of women. Women fascinate him; he is repulsed, feels superior to them, an ...

(8 pages) 44 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An essay on the novel "Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

ew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey shows a battle between Ms. Big Nurse Ratched's manipulative, obsessive, and robotic system to her patients and R.P. McMurphy, the controversial patient in her wa ...

(3 pages) 85 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

'Dramatic monologue between My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover?' - Was one mark off 100% on this one

and contrast Browning's My Last Duchess and Porphyria's Lover. Both poems deal with the themes of 'Obsessive and Possessive Love', which are displayed in contrasting ways. Dramatic Monologue will be ... y realistic and life-like, but also he could be describing the last Duchess herself. We realise his obsessive love with her when he says: "The depth and passion of that earnes ...

(14 pages) 82 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ophelia's Tragedy

suicide" (Bloom 41).Ophelia loves Hamlet with a passion that can be recognized by the swooning and obsessive talking about the prince. Bloom speaks of Ophelia with the highest praise, describing her ...

(4 pages) 48 0 3.0 May/2004

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

A Separate Peace: Character Analysis, Plot Summary, General Analysis, and Alternate Ending

his alma mater, Devon School, and recollects the story of his friend Finny. He is intelligent, yet obsessive and worrisome, and eventually develops a love-hate relationship with his friend whom he ad ...

(9 pages) 42 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors