Essays Tagged: "Selfishness"

The Character of Amanda Wingfield in "The Glass Menagerie"

ness is what motivates her to make her children become something. Her foolishness, stubbornness and selfishness makes her cruel to her children without the intention. Amanda, Tom, and Laura all fantas ... understood that one of the main reasons Tom left in the end of the play was because of his mothers selfishness, her constant nagging, and the many desires Amanda had for her children that Tom didn't ...

(2 pages) 149 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

All My Sons , Miller's Chief Criticism Of American Society

his guilty, worthless life. Miller criticizes that American society has become corrupt- a place of selfishness, where people care too much about themselves, and that which benefits them, and will go ... m than pursuing his dreams and 'helping humanity.'Miller makes it clear that money, dishonesty, and selfishness take precedence over friendship and human life in our corrupt society. The selfishness t ...

(3 pages) 75 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Critics on some of the characters in John Steinbeck's "The Pearl"

Excelant Idea ... Very CreativeEssay: The Pearl:I chose to write my essay on the profound amount of selfishness and greed displayed by some of the characters in The Pearl.The person who I feel is the ... which he knows could be fatal, simply because they cannot pay him immediately.The doctor shows his selfishness again, after learning that Kino has found a large pearl. When the doctor sees that Coyot ...

(3 pages) 99 0 4.4 Jan/1995

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This essay talks about evil, and how it's inside all of us. It makes references to Macbeth and Lord of the Flies

r own definition of evil. Evil is an entity inside every living being in the world characterized by selfishness, torturing, and ultimately, the unjustifiable taking of others' lives.For many, selfishn ... knew, Duncan would have choked on his breakfast and died, but he didn't take that chance. Macbeth's selfishness was opitimized when he dealt with Banquo and his son, whom the witches said will be king ...

(3 pages) 44 0 3.0 Sep/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Lord of the Flies" by Sir William Gerald Golding

Essay Comparing the Religions of the Modern to Thoose of the Ancient Greeks As Representated in the Odyssey

omer's book, The Odyssey, is always caused by human error. Whether their death was caused by greed, selfishness, or just being curious, many people died in The Odyssey. Still, the question of what hap ... d in each one of Odysseus's adventures on his return home. The Kyklopes represented the greediness, selfishness, and uncilvilization of Odysseus's men. Odysseus fell asleep and his men unleashed a bag ...

(3 pages) 114 0 2.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The Picture Of Dorian Gray

of this book is the evil created by one's self and thrusted upon one's self. The power of greed and selfishness take over Dorian Gray and create an ugly evil side to him.The mid eighteenth century was ... line; that he does not have a soul. In my opinion that was a poor excuse because his greediness and selfishness began before he abandoned his soul. His first act of covetousness was when he craved to ...

(4 pages) 121 0 5.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Les Miserablesy by Victor Hugo: Jean Valjean, An Angel in hell...

ean Valjean"s inner turmoil and his ultimate choice to trade material comfort for moral comfort and selfishness for selflessness.In this paradise that Jean Valjean lives in, he takes on the role of M. ...

(5 pages) 54 0 3.6 May/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Everyone in " A Man For All Seasons" by Robert Bolt, is pursuing their own ends. What makes More special?

ach which primarily encompasses self-interest. In all, most of the characters in the play personify selfishness in one way or another. Of course there are some whose selfishness is more noticeable tha ... blood. In doing so More acts in very selfless ways which are unfortunately misconstrued for acts of selfishness, especially by those nearest and dearest to him.This assumed selfishness is insinuated b ...

(9 pages) 78 0 3.0 Dec/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by R.L Stevenson.

In the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by R. L Stevenson, a story ofmischief and selfishness occurs. It's like this, there is a man called Dr. Jekyllhe doesn't like who he is so one ... work harder for example on my math.In conclusion, in the novel Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, mischief andselfishness occurs which gets a young gentleman, by the name of Mr. Jekyll,in lot's of trouble. If t ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Comparison of "Surfacing" and "Picture of Dorian Gray"

DorianGray, of The Picture of Dorian Gray both choose similar paths in life. They choose a road of selfishness by detaching themselves from the rest of the world and basically becoming completely une ...

(8 pages) 50 0 4.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison essay on O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and Faulkner's "Barn Burning"

rti's father Abner, in "Barn Burning", also posses the same two character flaws as the Grandmother, selfishness and manipulativeness. He uses his authority as an adult and as a father to put guilt tri ...

(3 pages) 146 0 4.6 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Compassion in Oliver Twist. Discusses three characters who express compassion throughout the novel.

nd abuse the good. Many emotions portray themselves in the novel such as love, hate, vengeance, and selfishness; but the one sentiment that is at times overpowered in the novel is compassion. In Olive ...

(3 pages) 63 0 3.9 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Literary Analysis of Romeo and Juliet

uction of the main characters and young lovers, Romeo and Juliet. These characters, through acts of selfishness, betrayal and authority over the young lovers led to their desperate actions and ultimat ...

(4 pages) 75 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet


advantages to drink clean water, and breathe fresh air, etc. The "Common Good" also eliminates the selfishness of individuals that look out for themselves only, rather than concentrating on their cou ...

(2 pages) 132 2 2.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

In Tenessee Williams' 'The Glass Menagerie', Amanda says to Tom, 'Go to the moon you selfish dreamer' (pg 96). How far do you agree with this statement?

extent that Tom was more of a dreamer than a selfish being. He followed his dreams but his lack of selfishness denied him an absolution - Tennessee Williams would anticipate a resolution that would n ... e been the most insulting and deeply hurtful to Tom, mainly because I believe that his range of his selfishness does not lie beyond human. In my opinion he is as selfish as most other people in the wo ...

(13 pages) 114 1 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Title: "What is a Human?" Uses two of Kafka's works to describe what it means to be human.

anding of who we are and how we view ourselves.Humans are naturally inclined towards aggression and selfishness. We are all (subconsciously or not) egoists seeking power and wealth. This natural compe ...

(5 pages) 153 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Willy's unnending struggle for wealth forces the goodness of Humanity to depleat from the Loman family.

that "...the man who creates personal interest, is the man who gets ahead."(33) Willy's belief that selfishness will lead to success is a false idea, which will ultimately lead to loneliness, and ther ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay compares and contrasts the sin in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short stories "The Birthmark," "The Minister's Black Veil," and "Young Goodman Brown."

understand the inherent evil that lurks inside every human being. Whether expressed in the form of selfishness, passion, or obsession, the sin is somehow masked and concealed from others, and prevent ... is strong passion for science, Aylmer develops a method to remove this birthmark, demonstrating his selfishness, a trait that Hawthorne believes leads men to sin.One night, Aylmer has a dream that whe ...

(4 pages) 128 1 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Taoism vs. Buddhism a comparative essay with bioliography

cations exist only because people choose to complicate their own lives. Desire, ambition, fame, and selfishness are seen as hindrances to a harmonious life. Eventually the hope is to become immortal, ...

(5 pages) 148 0 0.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Hobbes' views on humanity. Is this conception of humanity accurate, that is, is man a self-preserving and anti-social machine? Are humans ultimately selfish and perpetually in a state of conflict?

urately say that every single action, thought or feeling, whether conscious or unconscious was pure selfishness and in our own self-interest? If it was not so, it would not even be conceivable. Man is ... good and care nothing about others, and that they are an anti-social machine. Hobbes' definition of selfishness might be a bit extreme when comparing it to people like Mother Theresa or Gandhi. These ...

(10 pages) 113 1 2.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy