Essays Tagged: "Suicide"

The use of Symbols in Macbeth

ing as a by-product of the murderous rampage which consumedMacbeth, and later drove Lady Macbeth to suicide.If blood symbolized death, guilt, and pain, then surely water symbolized cleansing andpeace, ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.7 May/1996

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

Euthanasia in Today's Society

also includes situations where the individual who is suffering makes the decision to die, a type of suicide actually.In today's world there are two types of euthanasia that are most common. The first ...

(8 pages) 573 2 4.5 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

The religion that fears science dihonours god and commits suicide

u print! B- (the teacher hates me though)'The Religion that Fears ScienceDishonors God and Commits Suicide'In a modern and constantly changing world like ours, we are always moving forward, progressi ...

(2 pages) 67 0 4.5 Nov/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith


Suicide is a very serious problem, and it happens too often for us to ignore. I have always been int ... ppens too often for us to ignore. I have always been interested in the different things involved in suicide and what would cause a person to kill themselves, but have never had the time to find out, u ... ng, they may believe a lot of things about it that are myths. Here are some of the myths about teen suicide and the truth about each one. People who say they're going to kill themselves never do. That ...

(5 pages) 305 1 4.5 Jan/1990

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

Explanatory Style and Depression

st nightmare, they can become withdrawn, their grades can drop and they could even have thoughts of suicide. Since children spend over half the day in schools, the schools need to become aware of the ...

(2 pages) 79 0 3.4 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays

A Separate Peace by John Knowles

ss for Gene and Finny as they jump from the tree into the river and hold initiations into the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. Finny, Gene, and their friends use the Devon's warm water to ... The summer session allows Finny to use his creativity. Finny invents blitzball and founds the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session. The students let their carefree attitudes flow during the sum ...

(3 pages) 59 0 5.0 Dec/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of "Scared to Death of Dying", Article by Herbert Hendin

The background for this work is that the existing conflict over legalizing assisted suicides and euthanasia could bring our values down and society apart. The problem is not legalizing ... like Jack Kevorkian, to become famous for killing people. The claim for this work is that assisted suicides and euthanasia should be illegal.The Oregon Law would allow people to die quicker and witho ... was medically treated; if not he was given a few months to live. When told this, the man wanted to suicide. At first he was scared but after talking with the doctor he decided to take medical treatme ...

(2 pages) 65 0 4.3 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


le, for reasons that have never been fully understood,choose to end their own lives. This is called suicide, whichmeans literally 'self-killing.' For all the uncertaintythat has surrounded the phenome ... in a finalrevenge on everything and everyone that have caused theirfeelings of depression.Sometimes suicide has been used as a form of execution.Perhaps the most famous such case is that of the philos ...

(3 pages) 136 0 2.7 Apr/1997

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

This essay is about the morality of assisted suicide/euthanasia. It is an arguement for the legalization of the specified subject.

received a sentence ranging from ten to twenty-five years. Some argue that assisting individuals in suicide constitutes cruelty while others believe that those in pain should have the right to choose ... ould be the only person who controls life and death. These same opponents of euthanasia or assisted suicide are also the same individuals who believe abortion and homosexual marriage are morally wrong ...

(6 pages) 477 1 4.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Why we cant wait, Martin Luther King Jr. This is basically about the book, although I have thrown in a few desciptions of the times in which he lived, to better understand the era.

e African-Americans in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. To be black, and in Alabama at that time was, "suicide" (MLK 134). But they protested. They protested for everything that white America had and too ...

(5 pages) 138 1 4.0 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Dry Heat; A poem written as I began to come out of a 2 year long deep depression

t these timesI hate the brickI have no selfhood, I do not exist, I am just a meat puppetThoughts of suicide come again and again. How long before my body is found?Will I stink up the place? Should I g ...

(2 pages) 53 0 2.7 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Hamlet: A Study of Psychological Growth (William Shakespeare)

a typical mortal, bowed down by his human imperfections. Hamlet voices his thoughts on the issue of suicide and contemplates, "O that this too too solid flesh would melt...' (I. ii. 135). In this firs ...

(5 pages) 75 0 3.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Is Euthanasia Moral or Immoral?

'eu- Thanatos' meaning easy or good death. Euthanasia is a better choice for terminal patients than suicide.In our society, suicide is always traumatic for families and friends. If there is no alterna ... ere is no alternative to relieve the suffering of terminal patients, then the more humane option to suicide is euthanasia. An option for people that are unsure of euthanasia is called DNR or do not re ...

(6 pages) 518 3 3.8 Mar/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia

Dying with Dignity is about the whole process of PAS - Ph. Assisted Suicide. It gives good arguments on why PAS should be permitted in all states.

Dying With DignitySuicide. What a compelling word. When looked up in the dictionary, this word is defined:"su ïi ... urpose. Interesting. Now add a second word to this already intriguing utterance. Assisted. Assisted Suicide. When looked up in the dictoinary the word assisted is defined as:"as ·sist- vt. 1 to ... ian be able to help put a patient out of their misery if asked?Throughout North America, committing suicide or attempting to commit suicide is not a legal offense. However, helping another person comm ...

(4 pages) 137 0 4.7 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Hamlet by Shakespeare

. Before knowing about his father's death he doesn't want to live anymore. And he even thinks about suicide and death as he says:O that this too too sullied flesh would melt,Thaw and resolve itself in ... thing without the will of God which is directly opposite to his first attitude of wanting to commit suicide.Another reason that Hamlet appears to be a better man at the end is that he doesn't procrast ...

(5 pages) 51 0 4.1 Jan/2003

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

Nazi Germany in 1939.

ral unpredictable waves, which ultimately resulted in a social loss of status, and a rise in crime, suicide and prostitution. The middle class, once known for its patriotism, now rose in revolt again ...

(4 pages) 154 1 4.1 Jan/2003

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

A detailed insight into the first soliloquy of Hamlet.

by the fact that his mother is remarrying so quickly, even going so far as to privately contemplate suicide. The diction and imagery of the first soliloquy provide insight into Hamlet's feelings, show ... d flesh would melt....",(I:ii) Hamlet is alone with his thoughts, depressed to the point of talk of suicide. Hamlet tries desperately to make sense of the events that have recently taken place, but re ...

(4 pages) 82 0 4.3 Jan/2003

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

A character sketch, depicting the character Phineas from John Knowles "A Seperate Peace" as a propitious and understanding individual.

activity that he creates, or participates in. (Phineas is also referred to as Finny.)From the Super Suicide Society of the Summer Session, to Blitzball; Gene is never once excluded. Even at the beach, ...

(2 pages) 39 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hamlet's First Soliloquy

st SoliloquyThe tone of Hamlet's first soliloquy begins as sad and depressed as Hamlet contemplates suicide. The tone changes to angry and bitter while Hamlet ponders the relationship between his moth ... let's disapproval of this relationship.In the first section of this soliloquy Hamlet is considering suicide but does not follow through with his thoughts because of religious reasons. This is apparent ...

(2 pages) 82 0 3.6 Feb/2003

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


who is an alcoholic. One in ten women drink while pregnant. One third of alcoholic deaths are from suicide or accidental such as drowning or head injuries from falling. Drunk driving is a major probl ... as if it were food or water. Drinking alcohol increases the risk of automobile accidents and death. Suicide is more likely with alcoholism. One in four youngsters aged ten to eighteen are at serious r ...

(2 pages) 153 3 4.3 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs