Essays Tagged: "self pity"

Bartleby The Scrivener and Herman Melville's life Good

eby, the FailureIt is not rare, sometimes it is even common, that an author speaks about his or her self in their works. Herman Melville's 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' is often considered such a story. M ... , at least in Melville's time, he immediately wrote Pierre, which was a deeply personal novel. This self pity could have been continued in 'Bartleby, the Scrivener'. In addition, Bartleby seemed to fe ...

(2 pages) 166 2 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Hamlet's Tragic Flaws

ncluded the play by dying. Hamlet is the standard Tragic Hero. Through his misogynist attitude, his self-pity, and his inability to act upon decisions, he brought his own downfall upon himself.Hamlet ... erful my mother looks, and my father died within these two hours" . He then makes a spectacle of himself, after being told that his father has been dead for two months. Later, in Gertrude's room, Haml ...

(5 pages) 177 0 3.9 Apr/2002

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

Arthur Miller's Creation of Linda Loman in "Death of a Salesman"

sis. She has a husband, Willy who is a salesman searching to achieve the American dream both for himself and his sons, whom he quarrels with as much as he loves them. But Willy is getting old, and fea ... of his yet to be accomplished goals seem to speak to Linda. Some critics claim that Linda is "above self-pity" and that "her confidence in him is unshaken". Others complain that she "offers more encou ...

(2 pages) 99 1 3.0 Jun/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot

ty comes through strongly in the poem as a shy and introverted man who is socially inept, extremely self conscious, lacking in self confidence and wallowing in self-pity, yet desiring for people to no ... t John the Baptist was executed by Salome and brought to her on a platter and that Prufrock sees himself in a same position; as a sacrifice to women. This reflects the fact that he is self conscious a ...

(4 pages) 240 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

The Long-Suffering and Self-Pitying Odysseus. The Odyssey by Homer This essay anaylyzes Odysses' character and his worth as an epic hero.

The Long-Suffering and Self-Pitying OdysseusWhat would it take to make Odysseus, the renowned warrior and the pride of all ... ghtering of his comrades. But more often than not, it is only mere words and memories, driven on by self-pity, not atrocities committed against his crew, that make Odysseus cry. Instead of acting as a ... gain attention from others. By examining Odysseus' outbreaks of grief, it becomes obvious that his selfishness and pride are at the very heart of the obstacles he has faced on his journey home.Odysse ...

(6 pages) 114 1 4.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Analysis of the different types of love in Romeo and Juliet.

. His talk is full of bookish and artificial expressions of emotion and he seems to be wallowing in self-pity (Act 1, Scene 1)"Grief of mine own lie heavy in my breast,Which thou wilt propagate to hav ...

(4 pages) 59 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What Makes a Monster? Mary Shellys "Frankenstein"

What makes a monster? A monster makes itself. A person will not be considered a monster if they are kind, gentle and warm hearted. You've ne ... ing rejected, it's hard to bear.If the monster in Frankenstein had sat at home and wallowed in it's self pity, we the readers, would feel sympathetic towards the monster, but it would have made a bori ...

(2 pages) 63 1 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"A Rock and a Hard Place" book review

family to take care of him, to his discovery of having AIDS, but he does this all in a upbeat, non-self pity tone. While not one of the best written stories I have read because of its frequent jumps ...

(2 pages) 33 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Song of Homesickness.

ter in every American dish, and my craving for the Vietnamese plain meals with rice? And what of my self-pity when I try to forget and ignore my own birthday? I know that I cried myself a Seneca Lake. ... senses but with my whole heart. The world I see is no more than the picture drawn by a painter - myself: I see the world the way I make it. Before, I drew it with my senses: what I smelled, tasted, s ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Critical reflection on an incident: Personal Development.

familiar thought pattern that would sometimes lead to daydreaming, but on this occasion it lead to self-pity.Although I often disregard such emotions as silly, as I find that it is all too easy for m ... ten disregard such emotions as silly, as I find that it is all too easy for me too feel sorry for myself, they inevitably creep up on me and catch me off guard. This turned into a feeling of anxiety a ...

(7 pages) 215 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Abuse In "The Woman Who Walked Into Doors".

tle money, an abusive husband and alcoholism. Paula Spencer lives everyday of her life in a blur of self-pity and confusion.The story is written in first person narrative to relay the intensity of her ... d their younger sister, Denise, that what she recollects is real. She also wishes to prove it to herself."-He was nice, he sang a lot, didn't he? -So did Hitler -Ah stop Carmel will yeh, I said. -Is t ...

(8 pages) 1468 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Sound And The Fury

arp with Miss Quentin, and Mrs. Compson, Jason and Benjy's mother, is overwhelmed by a highly vocal self-pity.Time and experience are unstable and off-kilter in Benjy's mind. Everywhere Benjy and Lust ... and Caddy's daughter Quentin, and two characters named Maury, Uncle Maury and (sometimes) Benjy himself. The flashbacks themselves are not even related in chronological order, and sometimes skip back ...

(6 pages) 11 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The role of women in medea

all the more heinous.Medea's state of mind in the beginning of the play is that of hopelessness and self pity. Medea is both woman and foreigner; that is to say, in terms of the audience's prejudice a ... e sees fit. Weak and submissive are not something she's going to settle for. Medea talking about herself..."You have the skill. What is more, you were born a woman, And women, thought most helpless in ...

(4 pages) 48 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Teenage Politics

pain. It hurts to grow up, yet we fight for maturity and age. The answer isn't denial, but it isn't self-pity either. It's appreciation; It's appreciation for eachother. It's appreciation for those th ... reciation for eachother. It's appreciation for those that came before us. It's appreciation for yourself. Live your life. Live it (bad cliche alert) like there's no tomorrow. Live it on Gradnite, and ...

(4 pages) 613 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Death Of Ivan Illych

ant to change what they have done in the past. But the only reason why, is because they are feeling self-pity for all the pain they have caused to the people that love them. When Ivan Illych goes on t ...

(1 pages) 499 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Oliver Twist         The poverty and cruelty of old London and

reasonable man with very little patience for young,uneducated pauper boys and yet he retains enough self pity for himself. Oliver is taken to the work house and fed even more meager rations. He is pre ... fairly straight forward and therefore he was considered prideful because he spok to people above himself socially. His crying also got him in to trouble because people thought it meant he was ungratef ...

(4 pages) 2316 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Catch-22: The insanity of war

his men and their wellbeing. But on the other hand, Doc Daneeka falls into a state of loathing and self pity in which he refuses to see anyone. He is to busy worrying about his own fate and not consi ...

(2 pages) 1182 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. Some people find it hard to like or sympathize with Helena in this play. What are your feelings towards her and why?

I do not say 'like Helena but I do sympathize with her. She wallows in self-pity all day, not doing much to improve the situation, hut instead making it worse. When Hermia ... nnot fight for love, as men may do; We should be wooed, and were not nude to woo'.Helena has little self-confidence, when Demetrius and Lysander fought for her love, she was convinced that the two men ... not think that she could win back the love of Demetrius if Hermia went away, instead she content herself with accompanying Demetrius to the forest since she believed that being by his side is already ...

(2 pages) 583 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Race and Power in Othello

rom such happenings. John Worldring is presented as a solitary farmer who deliberately separates himself from society. The opening focuses on aspects such as his daily routine and clothing, emphasisin ... lack of care towards his appearance and general well-being, indicating his attitude of wallowing in self-pity. The reason for his seclusion stems from the belief that he is blamed for the death of his ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Authentic Communication

ten afraid to tell others who we are, because they may reject us. We become imprisoned by fears and self-doubt which cripple us and prevent us from moving forward on the development road to maturity, ... o maturity, happiness, and true love.Because of our fear that people will not really like our "true self," we assume different poses to avoid being honest with others. People often portray different c ...

(2 pages) 525 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies