Essays Tagged: "sense of guilt"

Nathaniel Hawthorne's ideas and views

ho played an important role in the Salemwitchcraft trials. Hawthorne's attitude was molded by a sense of guilt, which he tracedto his ancestor's actions. After college, Hawthorne lived, seclud ... individual conscience transcendexperience and were therefore better guides to truth than are the senses and logicalreason. They respected the individual spirit and the natural world, believing ...

(3 pages) 162 0 4.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Scarlet Letter.

oncerned with sin and consequences of dealing with it, Hawthorne's work relates to his own personal sense of shame about his ancestor's persecuting roles in the 17th century Salem Witch Trials. By ind ... ancestor's persecuting roles in the 17th century Salem Witch Trials. By indirectly dealing with his sense of guilt through fictional circumstances, he shows his viewpoint as being highly critical of t ...

(3 pages) 48 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Life and Times of Nathanial Hawthorne is a summary of his life, his career, and an analysis of his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales

lic fiction through his shadowy and unreal characters. But Hawthorne's best characters revealed the sense of guilt he felt about the roles of his ancestors in the seventeenth century persecution of Qu ...

(6 pages) 48 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Discusses the key conflict in the novel "The Ransom of Mercy Carter"

an nothing, all because these Indians are less strict. That is what Mercy is going through and this sense of guilt is making her undergo a heavy conflict. This conflict is expressed throughout the who ...

(2 pages) 27 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Real Courage-Comparison between the central characters in "Roger Malvin's Burial" and "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

distinct ways. In "Roger Malvin's Burial", the protagonist, Reuben Bourne, is haunted by a looming sense of guilt from the knowledge that he did not come back to provide a proper burial for his fathe ... though both Reuben Bourne and the Misfit appear lacking in courage, unable to act up to their ideal sense of behavior, there appears to be overriding factors in both men which help create this flaw, t ...

(10 pages) 84 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The use of blood imagery in MacBeth

thrill in his plays. In the tragedy of MacBeth, Shakespeare utilizes blood imagery to add a fearful sense of guilt, insanity, shame, and anger to the play. The blood imagery enables the audience to en ...

(3 pages) 31 1 3.1 Jan/2005

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

Critical Analysis on an extract of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee William

e break up of the family is about to happen, showing how the characters become disappointed and the sense of guilt breaks out within them, in which their only reaction is to flee from it.The extract o ... lmost dance-like" gestures seems to display a mystical view of the events on stage, thus creating a sense of distance, showing how Tom has withdrawn to his own world, closing out everyone else. Furthe ...

(5 pages) 86 0 1.7 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Two prominent figures of the literature as well as philosophy : Franz Kafka and Albert Camus based on "The Metamorphosis" and "The Guest" respectively.

uminous literature has been written is identified with melancholy, loneliness, anxiety, alienation, sense of guilt in the popular memory.In "Kafka For Beginners"(p. 3-28), Kafka's style and mood is re ... rab both ways, one to the police department and one to the place where nomads live.I think, in this sense Camus is more humanist and ethicist than Kafka. Camus presupposes a universal human being. As ...

(5 pages) 36 0 3.7 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Oedipus 2

ay not overcome them. In Sophocles' work, the internal conflicts are revealed as Oedipus develops a sense of guilt when he realizes that he has killed his father and married his mother. Freud invokes ... d his father and married his mother. Freud invokes this concept and identifies with this Sophoclean sense of humanity's tragic condition in his discussion of the symptoms of inner conflict and the fee ...

(8 pages) 19 0 3.0 Feb/2008

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

The yellow wallpaper 5

reak free from the confines of her marriage and her life. All the while, she experiences an extreme sense of guilt and shame for her negative view of her life, consciously repressing her innermost des ... ll until she gets to the room where she and her husband are staying. This room's wallpaper evokes a sense of anger and passion from the woman as she calls it "sprawling", "flamboyant", "dull", "lame", ...

(6 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Horror! The Horror!

, and of craven terror" (Conrad 87) on the face of Kurtz as he is about to die, giving the reader a sense of guilt and sorrow in the mind of Kurtz as he reflects upon what he has done. Looking back on ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Pakistani Grocery Store

arted to look for a similar response from the being. But then I was struck by reality, along with a sense of guilt due to some mild form of treason for my country - I was not in the foreign land! I wa ... a, I decided it was too much for me. My sinuses had committed treason. It was now on of them.With a sense of guilt mixed with denial, trying to convince myself that the reddening eyes and watery nose ...

(3 pages) 17 0 4.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions

World War 1 Sources Revolving Around Australia

is also the implication that it would be shameful for fathers to ignore this message and promotes a sense of guilt in the viewer. It is also an appeal to women with children to encourage their husband ... throughout the campaign. He tells his troops that he has absolute faith in their loyalty and common sense and appeals to their strong sense of mateship by asking them look out for their comrades and t ...

(6 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2013

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I