Essays Tagged: "self worth"

discovering self- identity in Zora Neale Hurston's "All Eyes Are Watching God "

In life to discover our self-identity a person must showothers what one thinks or feels and speak his or her mind.Sometimes ... nd away to speak her ideas, receive a response, and through thisexchange she developed her sense of self-worth.When Janie found a way to speak her ideas, they would havean impact on everyone. Though, ... m her feelings. '....And now you got tuhdie tuh find out dat you got tuh pacify somebody besides yo'selfif you wants any love and any sympathy in dis world. You ain'ttired to pacify nobody but yo'self ...

(3 pages) 100 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparative Essay (The website makes many errors in my essays. Please get me to e-mail the originals of my work to you if you like them).

Self-worth versus your worth to others is a timeless theme. This theme inspired the story of Teddy a ... heir preferred realities are quite contrasting, the stories lead the reader to the same conclusion: self-doubt can be experienced, even after the individual has achieved great success.In both narrativ ... illustrative of irony, as he effectively destroyed the only reality he felt fully complacent within.Self-doubt is evidenced in both stories. Harry Golombek told C.H. O?D. Alexander the entire tourname ...

(4 pages) 124 0 2.1 Jun/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

This is a short essay / speech on the causes of violence among youth ages 15-24 in the U.S.

ome search for a sense of belonging and commitment. Others want recognition and power or a sense of self worth and status. Nevertheless, I think the most common reason is acceptance. Everyone wants to ...

(1 pages) 100 1 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

How Maya Angelou gives personal account of her life and how she dealt with abandonment and loneliness, discrimination, and rape in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

efell unto them caused by such prejudices, black men and women learned to display a strong sense of self-worth and pride. Maya Angelou was one of these people who learned to defeat such adversity. Alt ... ers in a junkyard. During this period she learned to dance, swear and gain a sense of belonging and self-confidence. After returning home and realizing how much she had matured, Maya began to feel lon ...

(5 pages) 179 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Juvenile laws a collective of 4 essays in one.

f the standards are bonding, attachment and commitment from adults. This is a way to build up their self worth. The problems that exist with in the juvenile is because they lack these things. Recognit ...

(7 pages) 133 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Death of a Character.

Essay looks at the character of Willy Loman. How Willy's low self worth, misplaced societal values, and his stubborn inability to change leads him through his li ... h he has pursued for 40 years, has failed him. Willy's pursuit of success has affected not only his self worth, but has also dominated the lives of his wife Linda and his sons Biff and Happy. Willy's ... sion he has leads him to his death thinking that he will actually be helping his family.Willy's low self worth is not talked about much in the story, but rather more implied through several conversati ...

(3 pages) 79 1 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Rosa Parks Life

school founded by liberal-minded women from the northern United States. The school's philosophy of self-worth was consistent with Leona McCauley's advice to "take advantage of the opportunities, no m ... r honor.After the death of her husband, Mrs. Parks founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. The Institute sponsors an annual summer program for teenagers called Pathways to F ...

(2 pages) 68 0 3.0 Apr/2003

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

Hamlet and the character Ophelia.

Being emotionally distraught has led many down a road of questioning self-worth, resulting in a dead end with only suicide to turn to. In the play Hamlet, William Shakes ... never a victim of abuse, she doesn't know how to deal with this maltreatment. Ophelia falls into a self-destructive path when she says, "And I, of ladies most deject and wretched, that sucked the hon ... that sucked the honey of his music vows" (III.i.148). Ophelia deals with her new pain by blaming herself for Hamlets actions, further instigating her problem of an oncoming mental breakdown. She takes ...

(2 pages) 52 1 5.0 Apr/2003

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

Unemployment in Australia.

is the main way of receiving money and thus survival, but we also often gain our sense of identity, self-worth and social connections through the paid work we do. Unemployment is the condition of one ... hat 622,300 people were unemployed in Australia at a rate of 6.3 per cent. This is disturbing, in itself, but the figures would be even higher if the definition of unemployment was not so narrow. Whil ...

(6 pages) 127 1 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Views of others in society.

People are inclined to be self-centered and judgmental. Everyone is looking for something better in life. For some of us, this ... ay mean a better career, car, house, or lifestyle. For others, it may simply be a stronger sense of self-worth. Many different factors contribute to the way others view a person's social standing. Som ... to a complex entity. This is true for most languages worldwide. Language is often used as a form of self-expression. A good example of this is Ebonics. African-Americans developed their own form and s ...

(3 pages) 107 1 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

"A Lesson Before Dying" by Richard E. Gaines, Jefferson.

ignity and strength. Grant and Jefferson are able to learn from each other the important lessons of self acceptance, friendship and pride for the African American community.In the beginning of the sto ... story, Grant and Jefferson do not fully accept themselves. Grant has not fully discovered his inner self nor his self worth. He is educated but does not teach for the joy of it, but is obsessed with h ...

(3 pages) 197 4 4.7 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

From "A Doll's House"- character analysis of Nora Helmer.

husband to obtain freedom. Henrik Ibsen shows us the story of a woman recapturing her strength and self-confidence. Nora begins a very hard and difficult search for her self esteem and self worth - o ... rom a wife, dependent on her husband, to an independent woman who is out on a mission to educate herself and make a living for herself. During the beginning of the play, she is a grown woman that has ...

(8 pages) 323 0 4.3 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"The heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad This essay is about how marlow portrays the natives of the Congo as "Dark Shadows"

of the characters in the novella are guilty of viewing the natives as animals and taking away their self-worth. Upon first entering the jungle and going to the Outer Station, Marlow exhibits his Europ ... gloom" (26). Again Marlow can only view the natives as objects of evil. For Marlow evil manifests itself in the jungle. The dark and gloomy landscape of the jungle mirrors Marlow's view of the inhabit ...

(3 pages) 71 1 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Emersonian Influences on Ben Franklin's Autobiography" This essay shows how Emerson's philosophy of Transcendentalism is shown in Franklin's essay. Uses citations from Emerson's Self-Reliance.

"Emersonian Influences on Ben Franklin's Autobiography"Being one of the first "self-made men" in America, Benjamin Franklin and his autobiography best portrayed many of Ralph Wald ... many of Ralph Waldo Emerson's views regarding transcendentalism. Coinciding with Emerson's views of self-reliance, Franklin placed a great deal of value on individuality and self worth. He was indepen ... is family, Franklin was removed from all institutions of formal instruction and had to rely upon himself to obtain a quality education. Franklin stated in his autobiography, "[h]aving emerged from th ...

(4 pages) 105 0 3.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

What makes MURIEL'S WEDDING an engrossing and wholly entertaining film?

out how a loveable loser, Muriel, eventually breaks free from what she is labeled and discovers her self worth and identity. The movie is entertaining because of the hilarious elements it has, such as ...

(4 pages) 35 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Susan B. Anthony.

rance movement, women's rights and anti-slavery campaigns during the late 1800's, she has proven herself to be great leader. Through her accomplishments and actions Susan helped start a revolution whi ... evout Quaker family, Susan's father enforced discipline, principled convictions and belief in one's self worth. It is through this upbringing that Susan acquired the strong will and determination that ...

(2 pages) 52 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Adolescent depression

a disorder occurring during the teenage years marked by persistent sadness, discouragement, loss of self worth, and loss of interest in usual activities" (MEDLINE plus Medical Encyclopedia). Depressio ... use. Sigmund Freud helped the public understand that depression "comes from anger turned against oneself." Now, in the twenty-first century, doctors know that depression comes from a chemical imbalanc ...

(5 pages) 233 2 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

Essay on Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga

fs?Tambudzai's search for her identity is the central theme of Nervous Conditions. Her identity and self-worth is challenged on a number of levels, each of which contributes to the overall excitement ... noxious it was assumed that he "was doing no more than behave ... in the expected manner." Nhamo himself puts the case bluntly when he tells Tambu that the unfair treatment is "because you are a girl. ...

(7 pages) 77 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors

William James "The Will to Believe", Book IX

d exist (Burger)." Science can tell people what exists, but it can't approach the question of one's self worth. Since people can not consult science, they should turn to what the French philosopher, P ... phy. Dover Publications: New York, 1956Schlecht, Ludwig F. "Mysticism and Meliorism: the Integrated Self of William James." Philosophical Forum. Fall 2001, Vol. 32 Issue 3, pg. 253 - 264

(6 pages) 119 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Dune.>People will spend their entire lives searching for a sense of self worth despite many possible outcomes that could result in failure.

t a place and people to call his own. People will spend their entire lives searching for a sense of self worth despite many possible outcomes that could result in failure. Paul's first test on ... he is an animal. With the discovery of Paul being a human he is able to move closer to his goal of self understanding. In many religions there is a rite of passage from boyhood to adulthood. I ...

(5 pages) 29 0 3.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers