Essays Tagged: "old woman"

Seasonal Affective Disorder

that SAD was discovered. It was discovered by Peter Mueller, who was reviewing a case of a 29-year-old woman. He had noticed a pattern, the woman's depression came in the winters and left in the spri ...

(4 pages) 116 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Alzheimer's Disease, "The Disease of the Century". 7 page paper on the history, causes, effects and research on the disease. Includes citation in apa format

Century".In 1906 a German neurologist Alois Alzheimer performed a neurological autopsy on a 56-year-old woman who had suffered deteriorating mental health for many years before her death. Alzheimer no ... ia" or "pre-senile dementia". Dementia refers to the lost of mental health. The term "senile" means old. "Pre-Senile" refers to those patients less than 65 years of age. ( ...

(6 pages) 511 1 3.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Character and Nature Of Molly Grue in "The last unicorn"

lities prove to be a great help in finishing the quest.When we first meet Molly Grue, she is a very old, crude, and rugged woman. The book describes Molly as being a 'thin thorn of a woman' (Beagle 56 ... agle 57) and 'horny knuckles.' (Beagle 57) From these descriptions the picture we get is that of an old woman, who is unsophisticated, and has worked herself to the bones. You would probably think tha ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.0 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Utilitarianism, Principles of Mill's utilitarianism with application to "Crime and Punishment" well-organized and good grip on Mill's theory

to employ the fundamentals of utilitarianism by pitting the negative consequences of murdering his old landlady against the positive benefits that her money would bestow onto society. However, a true ... ever, a true follower of utilitarianism would be outraged at Raskolnikov's claim that murdering the old woman can be considered morally right. Raskolnikov arbitrarily leaves out some necessary conside ...

(7 pages) 274 0 3.8 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Wife of bath, on of Chaucer's wisest characters

ave, which was wit and wisdom, and used it to her advantage. Although she was assumed to be an ugly old woman, she had five husbands all of whom she had mastered only to have them die. She personifies ... means of learning.Through her tale she explains herself, in a sense. She speaks of a wise, but ugly old woman. A handsome young knight happens upon the old woman. She asks him what he is seeking. The ...

(5 pages) 110 0 3.3 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What a symbolic piece. "A worn path" by Eudora Welty

by Eudora Welty teaches what a person can do for a loved one. This story relates the journey of an old black woman who goes through a path that confronts her with many adversities. She manage to over ... n at the beginning of this story gives of a glance of how difficult this trip is going to be for an old woman like her. This description gives us a version of a woman that has been physically worn out ...

(2 pages) 221 0 4.2 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An analysis of "The Major of Casterbridge" by Thomas Hardy

hten up anyboring day.Michael Henchard, looking for something to drink, enters into a tent where an oldwoman is selling furmity, a liquid pudding made of boiled wheat, eggs, sugar, and spices.Henchard ... ant and even mayor.When Henchard learns that his family has returned, he is determined to right his old wrong.He devises a plan for courting and marrying Susan again, and for adopting her daughter.A y ...

(4 pages) 68 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


infant. Children playfully throw pieces of bone into         the flames. An old woman tends the wounds of a hunter with an herbal         ointment. The str ... 30,000 years agoEurope was filled with caves, marshes, and grasslands. It was a very harsh and coldwilderness. The Neandertals were in existence right in the middle of the Ice Age, andaltho ...

(4 pages) 29 0 3.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Comparison essay on O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and Faulkner's "Barn Burning"

ar themes and conflicts through the stories.The Grandmother, in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find", is an old woman with old-fashioned ideas and manners. She considers herself to be a good person, but she i ... direct the family's vacation and tell them what to do. She feels that she knows best because she is old and wise. This is ironic because listening to the Grandmother is what gets the family into the p ...

(3 pages) 146 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Great Expectations

tarts out with the early life of Pip. Around age 8 or 9 he goes to Satis House at the request of an old woman named Ms. Havisham. He goes there to play with Ms. Havisham's adopted daughter, Estella. N ... h the garden, Pip asked Estella if he remembered when she made him cry when they were younger. She told him no, she did not remember. Then, Estella looked directly at Pip and said "you must know, that ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

The Short story "Ms. Brill" was a depiction of the woman alone.

ways something interesting happening in this crazy world we live in. The character Miss Brill is an old woman who is a school teacher that spends her Sundays doing the most worthwhile activity that an ... he two lovebirds."No, not now," said the girl. "Not here, I can't.""But why? Because of that stupid old thing at the end there?" Asked the boy. "Why does she come here at all - who wants her? Why does ...

(5 pages) 168 1 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"A good man is hard to find" by Flannery O'Connor and "A very old man with enormous wings" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Two Short Stories: A Comparative CommentaryThe views that "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" expose about human nature does not make humankind look very pleasant. I ... they want to move to Florida and along the way meet a murderer, known as The Misfit. The story is told through the grandmother who does not want to go to Florida. The grandmother is a selfish, stubbo ...

(3 pages) 201 0 2.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Somewhere in Time

r his first play, he will also meet someone who will change his life forever. This person is a very old woman, who hands him an antique watch and bids him to return with her somewhere. He is confused, ...

(4 pages) 38 0 3.0 Apr/2003

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

Paulo Coelho's 'The Alchemist' .

position of the sun, and hurried his pace. He had suddenly remembered that, in Tarifa, there was an old woman who interpreted dreams."). Santiago explained his dream in detail stating he had he dreamt ... day, they come upon a Coptic monastery. The Alchemist preceded to make a mixture that turned into gold ("The lead had dried into the shape of the pan, but it was no longer lead. It was gold.")- he le ...

(4 pages) 115 0 3.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Arts and Culture: Drama Critique Svetlana in Slingbacks.

ake your pills mother" she says in a strong and overpowering voice. Svetlana is a 30 something year old woman reflecting back on her life as a child recently brought to Australia from Russia after the ... arina Devery played the role of Svetlana Fretlov well, it is difficult to watch a 30 something year old woman play the role of a child. Devery looks awkward in the school girls uniform and seems to cl ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.4 Jul/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Performing Arts

Great Expectations - An insight of Miss Havisham and an exloration of the key topics of the novel.

Miss Havisham is the wealthy, eccentric old woman who lives in a manor called Satis House near Pip's village. She is manic and often seems i ... hieves this realization when he is finally able to understand that, despite the esteem in which he holds Estella, one's social status is in no way connected to one's real character. Drummle, for insta ... retly buying Herbert's way into the mercantile business. Finally, there are two adults who seek to mold children after their own purposes: Magwitch, who wishes to "own" a gentleman and decides to make ...

(8 pages) 112 0 3.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

William Faulkner's "A Rose For Emily" The Character Miss Emily.

given prominence to her house, and even rests above her coffin.When Faulkner describes Emily as an old woman, he mentions a gold watch she wears around her neck. The watch hung so low on the chain it ... seen its constant ticking is heard. "They could hear the invisible watch ticking at the end of the gold chain." The watch symbolizes the passing of time as generations pass and go by. Emily seems to b ...

(1 pages) 203 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Information About Alzheimer's Disease.

iscovered Alzheimer's disease in 1906. The first recorded case of Alzheimer's disease was a 55-year-old woman. She was admitted to the mental asylum where Alzheimer worked when she was 51 and slowly d ... common. About 3 percent of men and women ages 65 to 74 have AD, and nearly half of those age 85 and older may have the disease. The early stages of the disease are often viewed as the consequences of ...

(4 pages) 105 0 3.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

"A Worn Path" by Eudora Welty.

orn PathIn the short story "A Worn Path" written by Eudora Welty, she talks about a journey that an old, under-educated, African American women named Phoenix Jackson takes. This old woman lived in the ... s branching wrinkles and ass though a whole little tree stood in the middle of her forehead, but a golden color ran underneath, and the two knobs of her cheeks were illuminated be a yellow burning und ...

(4 pages) 130 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

This is an anylazation of the poet rumi's styel and how his phrasing and other components of his writting affect the way that it is visualized in the eyes of the reader

ed "An Empty Garlic". The title threw me off at first, since it goes into this whole thing about an old woman, who the narrator is trying to discourage his friend from going after. "Tasteless fig, fol ...

(4 pages) 37 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers