Essays Tagged: "selflessness"

Kanflict, A bold journey into the world of the metaphysical

clination is the desire, primarily, to be happy.To be moral means adhering to codes of goodness and selflessness. This might involve running into a burning building to rescue a child. This doesn't mak ...

(4 pages) 57 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Impermanence, Selflessness, and Dissatisfaction in Buddhism

es the three characteristics of existence, which aids one in achieving enlightenment. Impermanence, selflessness, and dissatisfaction are concepts that are easily understood on an intellectual level, ... permanence is concerned with the thought that nothing remains static, and change is to be expected. Selflessness holds that there is no immortal soul or external Self that exists in each individual; ( ...

(4 pages) 95 0 3.7 May/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

Title- The Value of Altruism Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand Prompt- Explain how Rostand uses three central characters in her novel to further her theme,

, Christian, and De Guiche, Rostand proves this theme that respect and honor are always won through selflessness.Rostand illustrates the value of selflessness through his protagonist Cyrano de Bergera ... would rather live a free life as a poor man than a rich man living any other way. Cyrano proves his selflessness numerous times throughout the play, earning himself great respect and honor from nearly ...

(4 pages) 74 0 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Machiavelli's "The Prince".

m that Machiavelli attributes to man any basically good intrinsic characteristics, such as loyalty, selflessness, or concern for others. In short, he appears to view humans as being downright wicked. ...

(4 pages) 269 0 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

"Lives of a Bangel Lancer" and "Stanley and Livingstone".

s movie says heroism is.) The main requirement that this film stresses to be important in a hero is selflessness as well as courage, bravery, strength and knowledge. This selflessness is a trait that ... ing Dr. Livingstone. Stanley develops a great admiration for the doctor and because of the doctor's selflessness he begins to take on a heroic quality throughout the film. There are many scenes where ...

(6 pages) 24 0 5.0 May/2003

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

In My Place, The Life Of Charlayne Hunter-Gault and is a good paper for people who are looking for a civil rights assignment.

the world of education. Her act will always be remembered in history as a great act of courage and selflessness.The book begins with Charlayne discussing her family background. Her ancestors were ...

(3 pages) 31 0 4.2 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

money. In order to give a gift, each one sold his or her most prized possession. This shows extreme selflessness. Giving up such a central thing in their lives was an amazing feat. However, with their ...

(2 pages) 86 0 3.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

What Is A Hero

weaknesses and behave in a heroic manner, which to me means acting withintegrity and moral courage. Selflessness sounds like an easy thing, but how many of us are capable of a truly selfless act? An a ...

(3 pages) 123 2 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Hinduism and Buddhism vs. Confucianism and Taoism

lsive attachment to, and fascination with, the ego or the self, so that we can realize The Self, or selflessness. The differences in supreme beings between Hinduism and Buddhism show two extremes of t ...

(3 pages) 206 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Life's Basic Questions (for college students specifically)

e community and you will discover the special charm that will endear it to you. The simplest act of selflessness can change the world"The journey in between what you once were and who you are now beco ...

(1 pages) 405 0 0.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"Flowers for Algernon" Character Analysis on Alice Kinnian. It touches on how she cares for Charlie and how she helped him emotionally.

t continues on loving him even after he is way above her intellectual level. Through her caring and selflessness, Charlie is shown not only a new world of knowledge after the operation but also of emo ...

(5 pages) 24 1 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Forrest Gump": Themes, Techniques and Meanings

to all; hence, he is able to live in the moment, rather then evading what is real. Forrest's unique selflessness and compelled nature to do what is right, as opposed to what is easy, are what our soci ...

(10 pages) 99 1 4.7 Jul/2006

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

A quick analyis of the play "Doll House"

sions. When she borrowed the money in order to save her husbands life, she showed great heroism and selflessness. Yet throughout the story, she is vulnerable and weak. I didn't like how she treated he ...

(1 pages) 506 0 0.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Women and the Law: Has the pregnancy of an elderly woman changed the myth of Motherhood in a legal context aswell as social attitudes?

nd one for women . The myth of an ideal mother is an idealised woman, full of love, forgiveness and selflessness, and can be seen as a tradition includes certain responsibilities and duties, but women ...

(8 pages) 35 0 4.0 Dec/2006

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


rom then. Heroes today thrive for different aims compared to then. Also whether today's heroes have selflessness like Beowulf. During the Anglo-Saxon times, heroes like Beowulf proves their deeds in w ... us one day by sending them to piano, ballet, acting, and singing lessons.Today's heroes do not have selflessness like Beowulf. Many of Beowulf's actions indicate that he is a selfless person. During t ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


the elders of the city to rejuvenate them and return the youth to the kingdom of Uruk. This show of selflessness and concern for his people is a sight that might not have been seen a short while befor ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

It's A Wonderful Life

movie. Through It's a Wonderful Life, Frank Capra taught people that everyone's existence matters, selflessness is more important than money, and all material objects can be taken away at any minute. ... e reaped the bounty of his actions."2 It's a Wonderful Life also showed people how selflessness is more important than money. Sacrifice is a big key to this selflessness.3 Time and ti ...

(6 pages) 9 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Hero Like a Hurricane

as always unconsciously pronounced and obvious. Her enthusiastic words of encouragement and acts of selflessness, even the smallest ones, became a source of great inspiration and helped to broaden my ... us life.”My admiration for someone only seven years older than me grew not only because of her selflessness but also from her ability to chase after a goal. Although Katrina is doing her part to ...

(1 pages) 11 0 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Rousseau and the Artists of th

lective way to govern society. He believed that individuals should give up their rights of personal selflessness for the good of society as a whole. His answer therefore was to find a ?form of associa ...

(6 pages) 20 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Scarlet Letter

. Over the course of The Scarlet Letter, Hester helps the poor, needy, and sick, which portrays her selflessness. Hester also is a loving person, which is shown through Hester and her daughter Pearl's ... cern for her daughter's well being shows that she is a caring and concerned mother. Hester's selflessness is reflected in the services that she renders to the poor, needy, and sick. Her philant ...

(2 pages) 1031 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature