Essays Tagged: "self knowledge"

Eleanor Rosevelt

ielded a great deal of political power. She wrote now laws and appointed no high officials, yet the self-knowledge and profound humility that invested her regard for every human being has made the sto ... ation of helpfulness. The honesty with whcihc she told us of hte long path she travelded to free herself of fear and prejudice and become an independent person has placed her in that specaila pantheon ...

(10 pages) 212 1 3.1 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

King Lear, Searching for Vision

, Searching for VisionThrough the course of the play, King Lear goes through a process of attaining self-knowledge, or true vision of one's self and the world. With this knowledge, he goes through a c ... azy man, and the death of the one who truly loved him, clear his vision and allow him to see the himself and the world as they truly are. The pain and suffering endured by Lear eventually tears down h ...

(6 pages) 107 1 4.1 Nov/1996

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

"Siddhartha's Journey" by Hesse

part is that people can teach religious doctrine, but it may not lead one to find one's true inner 'self'. The other part is that knowledge can be taught, but wisdom comes from experience. The main ch ... urney to find spiritual enlightenment in the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse.In order to find his 'self', Siddhartha undertook a quest that was split into four main parts. These parts include: unders ...

(3 pages) 132 0 4.0 Dec/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparative Essay. "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and William Golding's "Lord of the Flies"

he victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal growth, and to gain a sense of self-knowledge from it. That is, when one's darkness appears, one must learn from this experience ho ... ce how he or she can prevent similar results from occurring in the future. It is ultimately through self-knowledge that we gain the power to defeat our inner darkness, and all of its elements. Just as ...

(10 pages) 142 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Individual's Achievement's of self Knowledge. Refers to As Rev., character in Arthut Miller's "Crucible"

An important theme is an individual's achievement of self-knowledge as a result ofundergoing an ordeal. As Rev. Hale sits through the proceedings of the ...

(1 pages) 40 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

This essay is a critical comparison of Adrienne Rich and Patricia Williams, one as an idealist and the other as a realist.

rienne Rich's voice taking idealistic positions on how society, more specifically, women can regain self-control and self-knowledge if they look back, "re-envisioning" the past. This way, women can ul ... weather by society. Instead, the woman is sought and convicted for the way she is allowed to let herself be treated, as was the case in Tawana Brawley and even Patricia Williams herself. Both suffered ...

(5 pages) 79 0 3.4 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Death of a Salesman: how Willy's false reality and lack of self knowledge leads to his downfall.

Self-Identity Of Willy LomanWilly Loman, in Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman, is the typical hard ... on a smile and a shoeshine" (1947) Yet he was a man who 'didn't know who he was'(1947). His lack of self-knowledge and inability to accept who he is results in his insanity and ultimate demise.Through ... diocrity or even failure. Unable to accept his place in the world as a 'low man', Willy deceives himself into a false reality. He lies about his exceptional importance to the company and his fame by s ...

(3 pages) 157 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

King Lear: Examination between sight and blindness.

f sight and blindness associated with the characters of Lear and Gloucester illustrate the theme of self-knowledge and consciousness that exist in the play.These classic tropes are inverted in King Le ... ear swears, "Now, by Apollo-" (1.1.159). As Apollo is the god of the sun whose maxim is to "know thyself," it is particularly telling that Lear is invoking the god associated with sharpness of vision ...

(5 pages) 73 0 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Othello's stature as a tragic hero.

omised by the alacrity with which he turns against his wife, and by his failure to achieve any real self knowledge"To what extent do you agree?Othello's stature as a tragic hero is severely compromise ... by the speed and ease with which he turns against his wife, and by his failure to achieve any real self knowledge. In the Shakespearian tragedy of Othello, we witness the character of Othello fall fr ...

(4 pages) 136 1 4.6 Aug/2003

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

Comparison of "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest", "The Picture of Dorian Grey", "All Quiet on the Western Front", and "Balzac" and the "Little Chinese Seamstress".

into their world, into their lives, and into their views on gender roles, violence, isolation, and self-knowledge.Ken Kesey has plenty to share with his readers about his idea of gender roles in ... sil Hallward with his own bare hands, and inadvertently causing Alan Campbell to go mad and kill himself. Wilde shocks the reader when the "Innocent, charming boy" (12) we know as Dorian "dug the knif ...

(8 pages) 81 0 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

How is Gwen Harwood's poetry received in 1960's and in 2003 also make reference to one critical essay from the 1960's?

2003. 'go/on paths of love and pain/to meet you face to face' shows that life is a journey to find self-knowledge. It is relevant for 2003 as you take your life journey you learn about yourself and t ... nt.Chris Wallace-Crabbe wrote a critical essay on Gwen Harwood's poetry. It was called "My ghost, myself: The poetry of Gwen Harwood" (*) written in 1969. It talks a lot about her poems in general not ...

(7 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Title of essay: Paradox of Truth Title: Oedipus Rex Author: Sophocles

not worth living." Many men live their lives for superficial reasons, never bothering to search for self knowledge. Yet life must be closely examined and reflected, known and discovered by every indiv ... that he was the, ?curse, the corruption of the land,? he took on his responsibilities and blinds himself from the superficialities of the world. (401) He understood that, ?nothing human can penetrate ...

(5 pages) 70 0 4.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Evil in Macbeth: Good vs. Evil, several sources

s an evil monster.In no other Shakespearean tragedy does the hero have so firm and correct grasp of self-knowledge, nor a well developed concept of the universe and his place in it. In Macbeth, the ch ... th is strongly impelled to evil but he also abhors evil. It is this that causes Macbeth to abhor himself. The play explores the tensions between Macbeth's proneness to evil and his abhorrence to evil. ...

(8 pages) 106 0 4.6 Apr/2004

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

Socratic dialectic

This paper will begin by looking at Socrates' understanding of the good life and the importance of self knowledge. It will then look at the theory of learning that the Socratic dialectic fosters, alo ... ght to live. Socrates firmly believed the words adorning the wall of the Oracle at Delphi, "Know thyself", and held that ignorance is the root cause of evil and that by stripping away misconceptions a ...

(5 pages) 67 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Spiritual Rebirth: A Journey Towards a New Beginning

Whether the embarked journey is for God, spiritual rebirth, or simply insight into ones' self, knowledge is gained and lessons are learned. The Divine Comedy of the Inferno, Gilgamesh, Ever ... n and abandonment from God. This is what the "shadowed forest" indicates when he said "...I found myself in a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray," (Cantos I, line 2-3). In li ... ch thought put into it, that those small things are transformed into great things in an instant.I myself can relate to some of these journeys and some of the lessons learned during them. For example, ...

(9 pages) 63 1 4.6 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Critical lens heart of darkness and lord of the flies

art of Darkness by Joseph Conrad we see how Marlow's journey into his ultimate evil, into his inner self, can be a positive experience. By contrasting Marlow with Kurtz, who represents the absolute ev ... an see the two products of an inner evil which has emerged. Marlow, who defeats his evil, and gains self-knowledge, and Kurtz, who is defeated by his darkness and falls prey to its wrath. In William G ...

(3 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Interpersonal relationships

AllFreeEssays.comInterpersonal relationsOne's self-concept affects one's perception, attitude and behavior, which can be demonstrated during the p ... monstrated during the process of interpersonal communication. Aspects of one's life influence their self-concept, which not only affect how people perceive them but how they perceive themselves. Such ... ical type. It is widely known that in order to communicate with others one must first understand oneself. This is self-concept, and affects the way one communicates. In the process of communication, s ...

(5 pages) 249 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Self and Identity in The Color Purple and The Bluest Eye.

blacks are seen as struggling with the patriarchal worlds they live in order to achieve a sense of Self and Identity. The texts I have chosen illustrate the hazards of Western religion, Rape, Patriar ... cope with or crumble due to these issues in their struggle to find their identities. The search for self-identity and self-knowledge is not an easy task, even more so when you are a black woman and co ...

(11 pages) 137 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Thematic Analysis of "Rosmersholm" by Henrik Ibsen.

ay "Rosmersholm" tackles the issue of the oppression of new and radical ideas, liberal thought, and self-knowledge. The forces of oppression at work in the play range from organized political forces t ... from organized political forces to interior motivations that distract one from completely realizing self-actualization. A battle is taking place between those who want to change the course of future e ...

(5 pages) 14 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

An Argument that 'Talking Heads' by Alan Bennett is a book about the miseries of the lonely, the thoughts of the unhappy and the alienation of the characters from a changed society.

characters that these six monologues evoke or even for the humour caused by the character's lack of self-knowledge, but for the fact that we can all relate to these characters. They may be the outcast ... d with the human condition, loneliness and alienation, a failure to understand others and a lack of self-knowledge caused by individuals at odds with contemporary society.Loneliness and alienation fro ...

(8 pages) 20 0 0.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature