Essays Tagged: "taboo"

Homosexuality, Morality, and Human Rights

ility of homosexuality in mainstream society. Until recently, homosexuality was considered strictly taboo. If an individual was homosexual, this revelation was considered a grave secret to be kept fro ...

(7 pages) 544 6 3.2 Sep/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

A general overview of Maxine Hong Kingston's "the Woman Warrior" done for an english class.

r village in China, her aunt became pregnant before she was married, and premarital sex was a major taboo in their culture. Nobody in the family acclaimed this pregnancy but everyone, including the vi ...

(4 pages) 153 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Domestic Violence In America

ny, they feel that it's about time that thegeneral public has taken notice. This problem has been a taboo for centuries and in themid nineties it has chosen to let itself be known, the problem that I ...

(7 pages) 275 0 2.7 Oct/1996

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

The Function of Profanity in Modern English

day Usage of ProfanityChapter 3- How Profanity OffendsChapter 4- A Look at the Literal Meanings and TabooChapter 5- Phatic and Emotive LanguageChapter 6- The Employment of SubstitutesChapter 7- A Brie ... f the English language, there have existed certain words that were considered by the majority to be taboo, or not to be spoken in polite discourse. Over the centuries, these words have changed, some d ...

(15 pages) 236 2 4.5 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

Jack and Roger in Lord of the Flies by William Golding.

k are in the forest and they see the pig for the first time Jack does not kill it no doubt from the taboo of killing. The second time he meets the pig he kills it with his knife and this is only the b ... ne of the few remaining spears and poked Sam in the ribs' (P.182) Jack's own name has even become a taboo, he has almost god-like power and uses it for 'evil'. If it were not for the rescue of the boy ...

(3 pages) 46 1 4.7 Oct/1992

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Lowering the drinking age

ce on an issue that directly involves one's own life. By setting the standard drinking age at 21, a taboo was placed on alcohol for young people. Perhaps by settling the standard drinking age to 18 yo ...

(4 pages) 269 1 4.1 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

This is an essay about the symbolism regarding the roles of Women In Ralph Ellison's 'Invisible Man'.

The taboo of the white woman plays a major role in the literary as well as political history of the Unit ...

(6 pages) 131 0 4.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Lord Of The Flies : The end of innocence and the "darkness of mans heart" are a consequence of the savage instincts in all people.

Henry, Perhaps six yard in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and police ...

(4 pages) 61 2 2.2 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ethics: Argues points made by Prof. Raymond Angelo Belliotti's essay Sexual Intercourse Between Consenting Adults Is Always Permissible

pics which he covers are rape, bestiality, necrophilia and incest. But before we explore those more taboo sexual relations let us look at the general overview of his argument. He begins by using one o ... merely as a means to ones own end" (pp684)In the following portion of the essay he talks about such taboo subjects as rape, bestiality, necrophilia, and incest. So let's look at rape. Obviously, socio ...

(6 pages) 64 1 4.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Flaming Feminist: Margaret Sanger's Battle for Birth Control.

ooks, created pamphlets, and gave speeches educating women and confronting topics that were seen as taboo. Using her research and extensive education, Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control cl ...

(9 pages) 130 0 3.8 Apr/2003

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

Woman's Curse?, Meredith F. Small, The Sciences, Jan/Feb 1999, pp. 24-29.

Summary PaperA Woman's Curse?"Why do cultures the world over treat menstruating women as taboo?An anthropologist offers a new answer - and a challenge to Westernideas about contraception"A ... them an evolutionary advantage.In evolution, the name of the game is making babies. The traditional taboos exhibited throughout the world seem to be simply fertility indicators, at least on a subconsc ... he is menstruating or not, which leads to another of Strassmann's ideas about the role of menstrual taboos: you can use menstruation to track paternity. Strassmann notes that by forcing women to signa ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.2 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Taboos and Love Laws in "The God of Small Things" by Arundhati Roy .

Taboos exist in all societies; they are the conventions that govern behaviour and conduct. The basic ... all societies; they are the conventions that govern behaviour and conduct. The basic definition of taboo is: "Any conventional social restriction" (Webster's New World Dictionary 600). This character ... nal social restriction" (Webster's New World Dictionary 600). This characterizes what is meant by a taboo very clearly, but, taboos are not always universal; they change with time and place. Furthermo ...

(9 pages) 100 1 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Literary critique of "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde.

tics have ranted and raved about the novel's supposed advocacy of seeking out the sensual and often taboo pleasures of life and denying the senses of nothing. They've praised and condemned Wilde's amb ... controversy and accusations that may have arose due to writing about a subject which was considered taboo at the time. He tactfully veered from directly expressing the sexual orientation of his charac ...

(7 pages) 158 0 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Time to end reverse discrimination.

due to their color, true or not. There is one group that still needs to remain quite because it is taboo for them to say that they are discriminated against. That is the white male. I agree that we o ...

(7 pages) 108 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

About population control in world/US, written for college admission.

ecause in the end it will mean the survival of our species.Population control is thought of as very taboo in the United States because of the drastic measures the Chinese went to not only to prevent a ...

(2 pages) 67 1 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Tennessee Williams' Play "A Street Car Named Desire" an Essay about how Blanches society is the epitome of her eventual demise.

on of being a homosexual in the 1940?s, wrote many plays concerning topics that could be considered taboo for their time. An excellent example of his controversial writing is presented in the play ?A ...

(4 pages) 75 0 0.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Pornography and the Internet

egs around the neck of our culture, jumping literally out the screen whenever you log onto the net. Taboo images, at one time the sole preserve of 'gentleman with appropriate demeanour,' are now commo ...

(11 pages) 364 1 3.8 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Napoleon killed and persevered the gains of the Revolution. This paper is about the revolution and how Napoleon affected it.

01 with the pope and gave Catholics freedom of worship. The state named bishops and paid priests, a taboo in the past. The church also gave up its claims on property. He had the clergy swore loyalty t ...

(1 pages) 45 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Paved in Innocence: The Quiet American

20th century, none invoked the ire of its citizens more than Vietnam. Even now it is somewhat of a taboo, something that if spoken about wrongly, could incur the wrath of those around you. Yet Graham ...

(6 pages) 114 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Not a bit surprised - an essay re: neglect of canadian aboriginals by the canadian government.

o be consistently on the back burner. What is it about these issues that seem to be too far-gone or taboo to address? As a descendant of aboriginal lineage, the issues facing first nations communities ...

(2 pages) 45 0 2.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays