Essays Tagged: "self destruction"

Othello Act 5 Analysis

Othello Act 5 AnalysisIago's intelligence causes the self destruction of Othello. Heappears to be the most intelligent person in the play, Othello, by th ... ny plans to destroy Othello and others work well. Thedestruction of Othello was mainly caused by himself because he believedall the stories told by Iago. This can show how the power of trickery canwor ...

(1 pages) 91 0 4.0 Dec/1996

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

Critique of the article 'Myth of Narcissus: economic lifeblood of the catwalk' by Lia Darby.

hwhile things. The author is claiming the moral to the myth of Narcissus: excessive vanity leads to self-destruction, is still relevant in our society today. Her central argument however does not beco ... ect body''. She doesn't explain why she thinks it would be hard to argue or even try to argue it herself. The only proof she gives for this statement is that it's obvious they're thin, 'the rest of th ...

(5 pages) 73 0 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Essay on "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allen Poe.

Narrator's Self-DestructionThe Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe is an American classic about a man that loses his s ... y because of one cat. Poe wrote the book after his wife's death and his moms death. The narrator is self-destructive by killing or hurting all things that loved him, alcoholism, and recognizes his sel ... him, alcoholism, and recognizes his self-destructiveness.Alcoholism was a factor in the narrator's self-destruction. He wasted hours at the local pubs. Alcoholism drives him to stab an eye out of his ...

(3 pages) 135 1 4.1 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Edgar Allan Poe

John Steinbeck's "The Pearl". Material society, material thoughts.

ortheir own destruction, and the destruction of society. Steinbeck's'The Pearl' is a study of man's self destruction through greed.Juana, the faithful wife of Kino, a paltry peasant man, hadlived a sp ... e Pearl', Steinbeck expresses the fact that man'smanifestation for wealth and property leads to the self destructionof man, both mentally, and physically. The Priest of La Paz, Thedoctor, and Juana we ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

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

world, but suggests there was a passion behind her dramatic suicide. The narrator blames the girl's self-destruction on her being a fickle woman, 'One of Eve's family' (l. 27)and implies that her deat ... ten begins with this description of the city lights reflecting on the river our subject drowned herself in. She stood 'Where the lamps quiver/ So far in the river,' (ll. 49-50) alone, 'Houseless by n ...

(5 pages) 72 0 4.4 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

'Gathered by the River,' by Denise Levertov

fferent' (l 13), she is saying that nature has a huge stake in theoutcome of man's tendency towards self-destruction.'[I]f our resolves and prayers are weak and fail / there will be nothing left of th ... is implying there should be harmony between man and nature and the nature of howmankind conducts itself can have long-range effects on the course of nature. For example, we now knowhow the destructio ...

(5 pages) 39 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

King Lear's journy

King LearBy: Azam NullaThrough the course of the play, King Lear goes through a process of self-destruction. In the beginning, King Lear's pride, his self-image, and exercise of excess power ... would of liked them to. This hunger for praise is further shown when Kent (in disguise) presents himself to Lear after being banished. The royal Kent uses Lear's gullibility by praising him so he can ...

(4 pages) 70 0 3.8 May/2002

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

Animal Cruelty

holding our earth together tightly in the balance are being slowly unraveled to lead into ultimate self-destruction.In 1988, 16, 989 animals died in laboratories in the United Kingdom. This was due t ...

(4 pages) 114 0 4.5 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Animal Testing

Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe Okonkwo's internal struggle

ly and physically strong, is plagued with "failure and weakness"(p.13), which eventually causes his self-destruction. This man struggles to get through his unsolvable problems, which is a hopeless eff ... ng these seven years Umuofia undergoes many changes that Okonkwo does not experience, separating himself from the tribe even more. Christianity also takes its toll on Umuofia while Okonkwo is gone, dr ...

(4 pages) 141 1 3.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"The Pearl" by John Steibeck

their own destruction, and the destruction of society. Steinbeck's "The Pearl" is a study of man's self-destruction through greed.Doctor: Not once in his long career would he have dared refuse to aid ... son one becomes a Priest- to help, and teach the word of God.The pearl's evil also affected Kino himself. He wanted to sell the pearl and use the money to better his family's standard of living. He ha ...

(5 pages) 34 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Personal motive vs. societal influences: The powerful role played by society in "Crime and Punishment" and "The Stranger".

ourgeois society enslaves one such that any attempt to transcend the induced limitations results in self-destruction. In The Stranger by Albert Camus, Meursault's lack of a local cause, motivation, an ... s the direction of wrongdoing. Raskolnikov of Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment contrasts himself with Meursault in that he continually wrangles with himself over the motivation of his crime. O ...

(6 pages) 69 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Was Macbeth too much a victim to be a full tragic hero? Was he too manipulated by the Witches, Lady Macbeth, and fate (to be considered a tragic hero)?

loyal and noble man, but his ambition and thirst for power lead him onto a path of ruthlessness and self-destruction, and ultimately his own death. While Macbeth is manipulated by various people and o ... did have some control over the situation, which means that he was not a victim.However, Macbeth himself can't be entirely to blame. He was influenced and manipulated, particularly by the witches. If ...

(4 pages) 100 0 4.3 Feb/2003

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

Do you think Shakespeare made Othello's character believable? Explain why Othello, such a smart man, could be so easily fooled by Iago.

that they are, just as we all are, only human. Othello's mistake was that he unknowingly allowed himself to be influenced by Iago. Manipulation is a very powerful tool, especially if used by someone w ... ot only committed the tragic sin of murdering his true love, but also committed the ultimate sin of self-destruction. Although the saga of Othello was written long ago, the similarities of its misadve ...

(2 pages) 88 0 4.2 Mar/2003

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

This is a comparitive essay of the the novels, John Steinbeck's "The Pear"l and H.G Wells' "The Invisible Man". It shows how money, power and greed lead to one's downfall

ese. On the contrary, it is man's ambitions for wealth, power and other luxuries that lead to their self-destruction. Kino from John Steinbeck's The Pearl and Jack Griffin from H.G. Wells' The Invisib ... e for his own father's death: "I stole money from my father. But the money wasn't his so he shot himself." (Wells 158) This does not have to occur if Jack is not as keen as he is to satisfy his intens ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Comparing the "Rockinghorse Winner" and "The Wild Swans"

inner and The Wild SwansThe infatuation of the accumulation of money and wealth of an indulgent and self-righteous society is evident between the years of 1900 and 1945. This was the era of the Modern ... lation of wealth, and as a result of this, the value of family is discarded which will only lead to self-destruction. The opening of the story gives a fairytale like description of a mother who "could ...

(6 pages) 106 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How selfish individualism can lead to the breakdown of today's society.

Self-destruction of our SocietyPeople argue that selfish individualism has led to the breakdown of t ... worth with others. Bit by bit, the mentality of the humanity is destructing.Racism is an outcome of selfish individualism and it is swelling throughout the country. Racists show no apparent feeling fo ... stic ways have led to their misjudgment of others only by appearance.Drug usage is also a result of selfish individualism because people benefit from the suffering of others. The drug dealers, who are ...

(1 pages) 85 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.

he feels so lost and indecisive, and as a result, she breaks down in public. Continuing her path of self-destruction, she tries many times to commit suicide, and at one point, she almost succeeds. ".. ... e my eyes. The bottle slid from my fingers and I lay down" (169) Esther makes an attempt to kill herself by taking many pills. She is so lost and depressed that she truly believes that taking the pill ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An essay which analyses the ways Shakespeare presents the development of Othello's character.

are having an affair. However, although this scene can be pinpointed as the beginning of Othello's self-destruction his descent continues throughout the play and Shakespeare skillfully raises many qu ... r since have been taken as the absolute expression, such as:'If she be false, O then Heaven mocks itself,I'll not believe it;'Othello is presented in the first Act as dark and grand, no longer young, ...

(11 pages) 108 1 5.0 Jul/2003

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

"The Sun Also Rise"s and "Winter Dreams".

Twentieth Century TartsIt is inherent - people want what they cannot have, to the point of self-destruction. Brett Ashley wants a man that would never be able to satisfy her. Jake Barnes want ... nnot have and probably do not want. This perpetual want for things that they cannot have results in self-medication and self-destruction.Brett and Judy do have several defining differences between the ...

(6 pages) 71 2 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Oedipus Rex- Conflict and the Essence of Drama

d egotism. He likes to be praised, always having to get things done and be known for it. Oedipus himself is also off balanced due to the nature of his controlling character, and because of this he is ... lanced due to the nature of his controlling character, and because of this he is almost destined to self-destruction. In other words, his tragedy is to be predicted because balance cannot be achieved ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers