Essays Tagged: "ridiculous"

Perfect Day for Bananafish--this is an analysis of the short story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" by J.D. Salinger

ge, mankind is faced daily with challenges that at first consideration may seem impossible, or even ridiculous. If an extraterrestrial life form were to gaze upon out planet and observe our cultures, ...

(4 pages) 99 1 4.8 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Adventures Of Huck Finn by Twain; List all the superstions and relate them to Huck and Jim. Tell how they originated and why Jim And Huck believed in them

e many examples from the book, that show this in the characters. Most of the superstitions are very ridiculous, but some actually make a little sense.Huck seen a spider was crawling on his shoulder an ...

(4 pages) 70 0 3.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Mark Twain


can not prove it to be false, I can not except it even with the evidence presented. It is obviously ridiculous because it offends either our reason or our common sense. However, I can not prove my sen ...

(2 pages) 83 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Human Brain vs. the Computer

the last. However, only now, as the computer arises that mankind's sentience itself is threatened. Ridiculous, some may cry, but I say look about you! The computer has already begun to hold sway over ...

(6 pages) 153 2 4.1 Feb/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Review of "In search of excellence" by Peters. Deals with many different principles of economics and what makes big business' excellent'

le, anyone assuming that a new manager of a Taco Bellwill perform exactly as the old manager did is ridiculous. Theorganization of workers must adjust and adapt to the new manager's wayof business.Ano ...

(3 pages) 133 1 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The Subtle Humor of "Pride and Prejudice", by Jane Austen

he reader to laugh at themselves. Sheintroduces caricatures and character foils to further show how ridiculous a character may be.Pride and Prejudice has many character foils to exaggerate a character ... aggerates many of her characters and therefore makes caricatures of them in order toemphasize their ridiculousness. Mrs. Bennet is such a character. Her extremely unpleasantmanner and reactions causes ...

(4 pages) 130 1 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Pride and Prejudice" by Jane Austen

Camouflaged Existence of the Living Prejudice in The Night of the Living Dead

new or shocking to minorities; especially African-Americans. Nevertheless, no matter how old these ridiculous and prejudice antics are, they will never become acceptable or right in the eyes of justi ...

(4 pages) 56 1 3.0 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Do UFO's really exist??? This essay is an arguement over whether UFO's exist or not. I sided on the, "yes, they do exist" side. I hope this is helpful to you!

going, and thealien form abducts it's victim and takes it off into space, you think toyourself how ridiculous it is for you to be watching this type of movie,because you know that this situation coul ...

(5 pages) 214 2 3.1 Sep/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Space

US-Japan Automobile Trade Relations

The first step required for the U.S. auto makers to sell competitively in Japan is not to impose of ridiculous tariffs, but to have Detroit bring up the quality to Japanese standards. All in all, the ...

(5 pages) 159 1 3.7 Dec/1995

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Wedding and Marriage Customs of the Chinese Culture

historical wedding customs. The traditions are outrageously superstitious, therefore are completely ridiculous. The act of marriage is merely a collaboration of families who now have more economic ben ... t there is still much sexism. Females who have not been severely westernized still live under those ridiculous traditions, and they think it is the right way. They believe the westernized Chinese fema ...

(3 pages) 98 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

An eye for an eye and soon the world will be blind (Gandhi)

t if you go by the saying " tit for tat " nobody will be left alive in the long run. This may sound ridiculous but if you want to be highly analytical and get to a statistical equation, it is actually ...

(2 pages) 50 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley: exploring Huxley's accuracy of the future.

any new aspects into a simple life, aspects which at that time (1932) would have been thought of as ridiculous and bizarre. Now, in 2002, it seems as though Huxley's futuristic world was not a frivolo ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Liking or Love?

ifferent. Now I know, but when I was younger, I was a boy with strange feelings that I thought were ridiculous. For example, I saw her flirting with another guy and it gave me two feelings; 1 is you w ...

(3 pages) 46 0 1.9 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

The Lottery, a response to the short story 'The Lottery' written by shirley jackson (1919-1965) Thesis statement: The people of the community have no real knowledge of this barbaric ceremony.

The LotteryThe community has no real knowledge of this ceremony. It seems ridiculous that a community would cling to such a barbaric tradition, especially when they don't eve ... draw, and kill someone as a community.The low intelligence level in this village also explains why ridiculous ceremonies like this can be carried out. The women are dressed very old fashioned, all wi ...

(2 pages) 290 0 2.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

These are simply quotes from Voltaire's pieces of work.

's punishment.""Fear could never make a virture.""Doubt is not a pleasant state, but certainty is a ridiculous one.""Luck is a word devoid of sense; nothing can exsist without cause.""The progress of ...

(1 pages) 32 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


literature, artwork, music, television, movies, and theatre. Satire is effective because it exposed ridiculous elements of society, but does so comically without directly offending anyone. Satirical w ...

(1 pages) 53 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Cigarettes and how bad they really are for you.

ar. That's more than aids, alcohol fire car accidents, suicide, drugs and murders combined. That is ridiculous, more than 3,000 teenagers start smoking each day. More than 1 billion packs of cigarette ...

(3 pages) 131 5 4.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Meursault in "The Stranger" by Albert Camus.

r, the reality is he just wastes time and does not even know that. Meursault thinks that emotion is ridiculous because people are controlled by it, and regret or feeling sorry is a waste of time. Thus ... es that nobody seriously cares about him, but still they come to his execution. Playing the game is ridiculous for him, but people can not live without it. Nobody really has a grudge against him, but ...

(5 pages) 94 0 2.7 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Book Report of "The Crucible," by Arthur Miller

century. At that time, people are filled with hysteria and phobias of witchcraft, which soon led to ridiculous accusations of innocent people. The main instigator of the story is Abigail Williams, a t ... ity of concrete evidence. A person can accuse someone else of being a witch by using very vague and ridiculous evident.Live in the 1760s Salem, Massachusetts, is very different from today's San Jose, ...

(4 pages) 104 2 3.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Not So Great Gatsby It describes the irony and the political incorrectness of calling Gatsby great.

Daisy was truly the woman for him she would have still loved him. Changing his name was completely ridiculous and his new name Jay Gatsby embodied nothing but fraud and dishonesty. His name led him o ...

(2 pages) 96 0 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald