Essays Tagged: "Possessive"


state of fear, suspicion, revenge or envy caused by a real or imagined threat or challenge to one's possessive instincts. It may be provoked by rivalry, in sexual love, by competition or by desires fo ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.3 Jan/1997

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

Francis of Assisi - ' Brother Son Sister Moon'

norable.Francis has many great conflicts with his father. Francis' father is very materialistic and possessive. Francis' father did not honorably earn the money, he bought the 'loot' from the crusades ...

(4 pages) 45 0 4.3 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Comparisson and Contrast of Medea, Phaedra, and Dido. The things these women do to reveal the way Greeks and Romans understood women.

ary characters of any period.Medea, of Euripides' play Medea, represents the destructive quality of possessive desire often portrayed by Greek women. Medea becomes enraged by Jason when he leaves her ... he cannot have the things that matter the most to him in his life. Medea illustrates her nature of possessive desire for Jason with the line, "At last I understand that awful deed I am to do; but pas ...

(3 pages) 97 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Short creative essay on Katherine Mansfield's short story, Bliss. The main character's hysteric happiness with life is questioned when it is revealed that her husband has a lover.

ut the character is so incredibly happy without knowing why, not asking questions about the nanny's possessive nature with her child, or why her life seems so simple. She blindly goes on until she spi ...

(2 pages) 109 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner.

t first. The beginning of this story portrayed a women whom was somewhat forced to stay single by a possessive father who didn't want to lose his daughter. Leaving the reader to feel sympathy for Emil ...

(1 pages) 84 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"My Last Duchess" By Robert Browning

lls, of an unfaithful wife who offended his dignity, and the story he really tells, of jealousy and possessive love that leads to murder, engages the reader on a psychological level. Many of Browning' ... s he describes the painting of his last Duchess. The underlying theme is the Duke's dark secret of possessive love, obvious jealousy and resentment towards his belated wife. Miller argues that looks ...

(3 pages) 108 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Parts of Speech. Nouns, Pronouns, and Verbs

a or more than one.SINGULAR desk, bench, sky, wolf, manPLURAL desks, benches, skies, wolves, menThe possessive form of a noun can show possession, ownership, or the relationship between two nouns.SING ... oun can show possession, ownership, or the relationship between two nouns.SINGULAR POSSESSIVEPLURAL POSSESSIVEthe girl's coatThe girls' coatsa business's debts those business' debtsa prince's crown th ...

(5 pages) 65 2 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Grammar

Porphyria's Lover and My Last Duchess.

phyria's Lover' Browning gives the reader a dramatic insight into the twisted mind of an abnormally possessive lover, who wishes the moment of love to last forever. In this essay, 'Porphyria's Lover' ... are similarities in the narrator's attitudes towards their women. Both narrators show an unnatural possessiveness towards them, presenting an unattractive, all-encompassing jealousy that wanted to ec ...

(9 pages) 73 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Sons and Lovers-Use of setting

Leivers, his intense relationship with married Clare Dawes, and his powerful relationship with his possessive mother. In this setting, Lawrence uses the endless space around Paul, the tiny sparkling ...

(2 pages) 41 1 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"My Last Duchess" and "Porphyria's Lover" by Robert Browning

ssions make the men feel complete not love. The men in both of the poems appear to be insecure and possessive. The speaker in each literary piece is telling a story of the love he has for his late w ...

(2 pages) 62 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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

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 the basis of t ... actually does say.Porphyria's Lover is a monologue spoken by the mysterious 'Lover'. It is about a possessive lover who kills the woman he loves so that her love for him is eternal and enshrined fore ...

(14 pages) 82 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Discuss the characterisation of Emma Bovary in the novel "Madame Bovary".

hese romances begin with love, and end in disgust. The first ends with Emma?s lover reacting to her possessive lust by cruelly separating himself from her, and the other being overwhelmed by Emma?s fe ... e like relationship, which is what Emma eventually turns their affair into. She becomes jealous and possessive, and places demands on Rodolph, that he is unable, and unwilling to fulfill, namely begin ...

(4 pages) 89 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature


and often one-sided. Romanticlove is often uncertain and fearful of rejection; it is exclusive, possessive, and jealous. For example one might wonder, "When my beloved tells me that he loves me, ...

(1 pages) 43 0 3.4 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho What is Fatima's definition of love?

ust as if there is no trust there will not be a strong bond between them.Fatima defines love as not possessive. She does not want Santiago to stay with her all the time if he does not want to; she wan ... etting him go, when he thought of staying in the desert to be with her. She thinks that love is not possessive but trusting, patient, undying, sacrificial, devoted and freedom. Her love for Santiago w ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Murder of Martha Moxley: Why Micheal Skael did it

ffair and Michael's uncontrollable temper was what drove him to murder Martha simply because he was possessive of her.        Michael Skakel and his brother Thomas were well-known in ... nother although Thomas was known to be a playboy. This enraged Michael greatly because he was very possessive of Martha since they briefly had a fling for a short period of time. On the eve of Martha ...

(6 pages) 25 1 4.5 Apr/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Parts of Speech

ectives are past participles.Grammarians also consider articles ("the," "a," "an") to be adjectives.Possessive AdjectivesA possessive adjective ("my," "your," "his," "her," "its," "our," "their") is s ... ssessive adjective ("my," "your," "his," "her," "its," "our," "their") is similar or identical to a possessive pronoun; however, it is used as an adjective and modifies a noun or a noun phrase, as in ...

(5 pages) 4002 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies