Essays Tagged: "taboo subject"

A director of 'The Glass Menagerie' has written: "All four characters invite compassion and sympathy from the audience". To what extent do you agree with this opinion?

that she is 'crippled' and are reminded of it when she moves around the stage. Her disability is a taboo subject for the Wingfield family and the fierce rejection by Amanda of Laura's acceptance of h ...

(5 pages) 79 0 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Suicide prevention program proposal

8th leading cause of death among women. Suicide is also high among the elderly. Suicide is a rather taboo subject because anybody can be vulnerable. Can you safely say that you will NEVER contemplate ...

(3 pages) 99 0 3.9 Mar/2004

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

Sexual Violence in Apuleius' The Golden Ass

tance, there is a high level of sexuality among the characters in the book. Sex is not treated as a taboo subject, suggesting a higher degree of sexual openness than we see in many parts of the modern ... er degree of sexual openness than we see in many parts of the modern world. Violence is also not as taboo as it is today, by far. The lack of real punishment for violent crime allows the characters of ...

(4 pages) 43 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Latin Language & Literature

How death is portrayed in the media that it affects on children and my feedback of it.

ords to describe death. Generally, people that grow up in the United States tend to view death as a taboo subject and are seen as a topic that should be kept behind closed doors and contracted with an ... ten have a difficult time communicating with their children about death and because it is seen as a taboo subject has made it increasingly difficult to effectively talk about death in a positive manne ...

(11 pages) 69 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

The European Rapid Reaction Force. The EU's move from a political instrument to a European army.

idea as old as the EU itself. However until recently the issue of an EU force has been considered a taboo subject and so there has been no need to warrant public discussion about it. The formal decisi ...

(5 pages) 43 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Homosexual Families

openly as homosexuals"(Herdt 2). Before the 1969's Stonewall riot in New York, homosexuality was a taboo subject. Research concerning homosexuality emphasized the etiology, treatment, and psychologic ...

(11 pages) 93 0 3.7 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

What were the "Roaring Twenties?"

led during that decade). More daring clothes were worn by both male and female, sex was no longer a taboo subject, dances were more daring. The First World War, to a certain extent, was on of the caus ...

(2 pages) 47 0 1.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Prostitution in Seventeenth Century Europe

ive labels such as "slut" or "whore" to its practitioners, and deem the institution in general as a taboo subject not mentioned in polite conversation. Regardless of its negative stereotypes, prostitu ...

(5 pages) 38 0 4.7 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

What, if anything, do you find impressive or unimpressive in Freud's account of infantile sexuality?

d's account of infantile sexuality and looking at the arguments against his theories as to why this taboo subject in Western society has become so controversial.Freud's impact on Western culture at la ... s to have a very closed mind when it comes to being open about sex, for some reason it is seen as a taboo subject, yet sex is the point of all of our creations! As Freud broadly noted, 'sexual curiosi ...

(11 pages) 51 0 4.0 Oct/2006

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

Homosexuality in the Middle East- Research Paper

rian Whitaker gives readers an overview of homosexuality in the region, noting that the topic "is a taboo subject in Arab countries."While its existence is recognized among citizens of these countries ...

(19 pages) 110 0 4.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

Sexual attitudes have changed

societies attitude towards it.After the 2nd World War and in the 1950's sexual behaviour was a very taboo subject and not openly discussed. Sex was conducted behind closed doors and in the confines of ...

(3 pages) 20 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

What modern teenage girls conc

ted. Some of the Queen's advisers totally opposed the young princess becoming involved with AIDS, a taboo subject never discussed in polite company or at British upper-class dinner parties and warned ...

(3 pages) 620 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Lethal Punishment. Supporting Arguments Against the Use of Execution by the State

my, just to name but a few of the instances where it is thought justified to take someone's life. A taboo subject for some, the death penalty has become a key subject in debate as to whether a person ...

(11 pages) 26 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues > Death Penalty