Essays Tagged: "Pride"

Hawthorne's Pride of Intellect

Hawthorns Pride of IntellectMany of Hawthorne's characters wrap themselves in a pride of intellect. The charac ... wthorne's characters wrap themselves in a pride of intellect. The charactersbecome victims of their pride and consequently suffer. Goodman Brown, from 'Young GoodmanBrown' and Hooper, from 'The Minist ... ng GoodmanBrown' and Hooper, from 'The Minister's Black Veil' are two characters that suffer from a prideof intellect. Their pride causes them similar problems and they end up living similar lives, al ...

(3 pages) 62 0 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A Character Sketch of Joe Gargary from Great Expectations

harpcontrast between him and his wife. Three qualitiesbelonging to Joe are his affectionate nature, pride, and hisperseverance. When Joe asks Mrs. Gargery to marry him, heespecially insists tha ... she will give Pip for his service. Joe,on the other hand, pays no attention to their high hopes.His pride is also evident when he turns down the moneyJaggers offers him for Pip's indentures. It is not ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.2 Dec/1996

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


hout the playOthello's character during the play is first shown as a hero of war and a man of great pride and courage. The other main characters in the play all form their own opinions of him and as t ... o was shown as many different characters depending on who was speaking. Iago complains of Othello's pride and 'bombast circumstance' and is angered by the appointment of Cassio, and educated military ...

(4 pages) 167 0 4.0 Nov/1996

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

King Lear, Searching for Vision

ear eventually tears down his strength and sanity. Lear is not as strong, arrogant, and filled with pride as he was in the beginning of the play instead he is weak, scared, and a confused old man. At ... , Lear begins to see humans as no more than animals, except that we where clothes. Because Lear has prided himself on his image, and clothes play a very important in the visual image of kingship, this ...

(6 pages) 107 1 4.1 Nov/1996

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

Style and Theme in "For colored girls who have considered suicide? When the Rainbow is Enuf" by Ntozake Shange

ingthe combination of a unique style and riveting content Ntozake Shange sendsa message of hope and pride to her fellow black women in her work ForColored Girls who Have Considered Suicide/ When the R ...

(3 pages) 60 0 4.3 Nov/1996

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

Lear as a Tragedy

inition, a tragedy is when a great figure falls a great distance through the mistakes brought on by pride. The reader is then left feeling pity and fear for the character's loss. The events in King Le ... ition of the word. Lear was a great King who fell a great distance by the fault of his overwhelming pride. And the struggle he goes through to regain his composure is cut short by the evil plot of oth ...

(5 pages) 65 0 4.8 Mar/2002

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

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

f the piece as the hero, Sir Gawain, is stricken with shame and remorse rather than modest knightly pride, even after facing what appears to be certain death and returning to his king alive and well. ...

(2 pages) 99 1 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The War America Can't Win

the war on drugs is as useless as prohibition was almost 80 years ago. Now it has become a point of pride for our elected officials, who use the war as a reelection tool. To study this problem, I visi ...

(5 pages) 188 1 4.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Romeo and Juliet

The Capulet family is one of pride and high social standing. It consists ofLord and Lady Capulet, their young daughter Juliet, an ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

The style of The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne

ific indication of her high birth, the reader would know that Hester is alady, from her bearing and pride, especially in chapter 2, when she bravely faces thehumiliation of the scaffold: "And never ha ... -like, inthe antique interpretation of the term, than as she issued from the prison." It is Hester'spride which sustains her, from that opening scene until she dies, still wearing the scarletA. And co ...

(2 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jan/1996

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

Death of a Salesman Essay by Arthur Miller

as planned. Willy's downfall is his own doing which is brought about by his unrealistic dreams, his pride, his career choice and his failure to manage life's problems.Willy, at a young age, noticed an ...

(3 pages) 256 0 3.9 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

This is an essay from Paradice Lost that talks about the pride that Satan possessed that ultimately lead to his permanant destination, HELL.

Pride Equals PenaltyPride is a conceited superiority. It is a part of our mind that tells us we are ... deceives us and tries to make us believe that we don't need God or others, we only need ourselves. Pride was the sin of Satan. He took upon the belief that he was better than God, and it was better t ... er to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven. Because of Satan's actions and comments in the name of pride, he and all the other angles that followed his beliefs were sentenced to an eternity in Hell.S ...

(2 pages) 68 1 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Being an American

om the past and present. These individuals made this country what it is today. By their beliefs and pride in what they do, they are able to make this country even better than we can ever hope for.Mart ...

(2 pages) 95 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Poe As A Romantic

ualities that were never seen before. His works focus on four main motifs, Love, Beauty, Death, and Pride. These themes, when incorporated into one entire work, made up Romanticism, the thread Poe wov ... ghout Poe's stories. Death is a universal topic, and it is found in almost every one of Poe's works.Pride, the last of Poe's themes, is often the flaw in many of his narrators. In 'The Tell-Tale Heart ...

(4 pages) 155 0 3.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

My First Murder

did not feelwrong until the fraction of a second after it was too late. I remember vividly the pride Ifelt in my steady aim, the rifle-sights barely moving from the tiny target I had chosen, ... arely moving from the tiny target I had chosen, andthen the crushing suffocation which replaced pride as soon as I squeezed my right indexfinger. I was told that it was alright. My father said ...

(4 pages) 65 0 3.0 Oct/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

A Literary Essay on Romeo and Juliet, impulsiveness of the play

ris told Capulet that he wanted to marry Juliet, Capulet said "Let two more summers wither in their pride/Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride"(Pg 27, Lines 10-11) because he wanted to look out for ...

(4 pages) 44 0 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Epidemiology of Varsity Sports

lment interest. The athletes as well take their sport very seriously, if only for the sake of their pride.It therefore follows that each team strives to be the very best, and only 100% effort is enoug ...

(5 pages) 115 1 4.5 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The Power of Fear in Obrien's If I die in "A Combat Zone", Hasford's The "Short-Timers", Moore's "The Green Berets", and Obrien's "Going After Cacciato"

ween what he feels is a responsibility, and the many parts of his fear. Afraid of not upholding his pride, afraid of dying in a, '[war that] was wrongly conceived and poorly justified,' (Combat, 29), ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Gawian essay

he Green Knight tells Gawain that he was sent by Morgana Le Fay because she wanted to test Gawain's pride and "determine the truth of the Round Table's fame, and the tales that tell of it." (Gawain 12 ...

(2 pages) 71 1 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Antigone: A Tragic Hero

nst an impossible enemy, one who does not fit well into society's mold, and is destroyed by her own pride. For these characteristics Antigone is given the title of an epic Heroin.Antigone is one of th ... ociety.Lastly, Antigone is inherently destroyed by the one thing that is her tragic flaw: excessive pride. This was also a downfall of her father Oedipus. This pride could also be confused with honor. ...

(4 pages) 107 0 3.0 Sep/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology