Essays Tagged: "true self"

"A Pair of Ticket"

she denies her Chinese culture, but through the trip to China, she matures and begins to realizeher true self.When the narrator leaves the Hong Kong border to China, she feels the 'familiar old pain'a ...

(6 pages) 203 0 3.6 Mar/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Amory Blaine's "Mirrors" in Fitzgerald's "This Side of Paradise"

tity by 'mirroring' people he admires. However, these 'mirrors' actually block him from finding his true self. He falls in love with women whose personalities intrigue him; he mimics the actions of me ... s Amory's persevering and stable source of security. Despite the fact that Amory would not know his true self from a common housefly in his drink, the Monsignor stayed with him throughout his search f ...

(6 pages) 62 0 5.0 Apr/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In the book The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier is a character who is entrapped both externally and internally.

hroughout the whole book is fighting to abandon her unknown psychological identity and discover her true one. The origin of this information is from The Awakening, written by Kate Chopin and published ... ier's attitude causes her to not fit in, so Edna, when around other people, always acts against her true self and pretends to be like a very interactive mother. One incident, Edna felt there was no ne ...

(3 pages) 104 0 4.0 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

In The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois introduces the concept of "Double Consciousness."

orn with a veil, and gifted with a second-sight in this American world--a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a pe ... W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk, 1903Many people of color are denied what DuBois calls a true "self-consciousness" because the white society looks at them and their traditions with contempt ...

(3 pages) 291 0 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

A letter to a friend about education and generation

enjoy reading. Then she says she hopes her students will learn to open new doors in search of their true self. The nerve of this lady! She goes on and on about searching those dark, deep, smelly chasm ... dden deep within ourselves and how here, more likely than not, we will find our inspiration and our true voice. Does she not remember what she learned in grade school? Does she not understand the good ...

(4 pages) 90 2 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

True Self.

True Self"Uh, let go of me!"she tried to jerk free from his grip. Suddenly, she discovered that what ... discovered that what under her feet was hollow.She flighted down the stairs, expecting to bring her true self back to life with the assist of her creator, Lojus, the holder of the seventh Hades, the l ...

(2 pages) 84 2 3.9 Jul/2003

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

"The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

she seems to do and think the unthinkable things, but then reflects an inner goodness. Which is her true self?In the first chapter of the book, Hester is depicted as a sinning hussy who deserves to ge ...

(2 pages) 24 0 5.0 Jul/2003

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

"Hinduism and Buddhism"- Short essay comparing two old religions.

Nirvana). Buddhists believe that Buddha found the Four Noble Truths and that knowledge will lead to true enlightenment and Nirvana. Buddhist and Hindus, however, have different viewpoints on life. Hin ... na. Buddhist and Hindus, however, have different viewpoints on life. Hindus practice the Atman, the true self, and a reincarnation cycle. They believe if you have a bad life it is because of the bad k ...

(1 pages) 105 1 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

The Character Analysis of Anne Frank.

Webster's College Dictionary defines character as "one's true self; one's thoughts and feelings; traits". In Anne Frank's Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Gi ... at faced her, including scarcity of food. By the end of her diary-writing times, Anne had found her true, independent self, and she had learned to thoroughly comprehend herself without the help of others.

(2 pages) 39 1 3.7 Nov/2003

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

The novel "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding.

in the cruel savage beast in us all. In Golding's Lord of the Flies, the theme of discovering one's true self is displayed through object symbolism, analytical symbols of the cruel tribe and beast, an ... war torn country. The appearance of object symbolism establishes the theme of looking inside one's true soul and describes the biblical battle between good and irrational evil. The establishment of J ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How to Find Happiness

t the moment that they tend to forget the more important things in life. Everyone should find their true purpose and live their lives the right way. The only way to find your true self is to learn how ... m realizing our purpose and fulfilling our dreams. Some people are alienating themselves from their true self because of the pressures that they encounter. Many are forced to work in jobs that they li ...

(3 pages) 54 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

MASLOW: toward a psych. of being

e ideas of psychology can learn from existentialists, who promote the psychology of an advanced and true 'self'. Moreover, Maslow discusses the meanings of growth, motivation, and cognition. He expres ...

(2 pages) 79 0 4.5 Mar/2004

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

The Tragic Hero, Macbeth

. When the first prophesy becomes reality, Macbeth immediately longs for more power. He reveals his true self under his façade. As Macbeth realizes that he must murder the king to obtain the th ... his downfall, is more thoroughly depicted when Macbeth begins to hallucinate presenting more of his true self. He believes he sees an untouchable bleeding dagger in front of him right before the murde ...

(4 pages) 156 9 3.8 Mar/2004

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

Symbolism and Imagery in Macbeth

bolizes murder and guilt. The symbol of clothing is particularly used to suggest the hiding of ones true self is also widely used in order to achieve the general theme of evil. The image of animals al ... of symbolism used in this play is that of clothing. Clothing has always long been used to hide ones true nature under disguise. The first instance of clothes as imagery occurs in the first act of the ...

(5 pages) 67 0 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

George Orwell's thesis

, born with a veil, and gifted with second sightin this American world, -a world with yields him no trueself-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelationof the other world. It i ...

(9 pages) 64 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Huck Matures

. Not lost like they can't find their home, but mentally lost. Many people are trying to find their true self and "identity''. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, is a great book about just ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Julius Caesar --- Importance of Self-Knowledge

subplot ends with Brutus' suicide, because he is horrified that he lacked the knowledge to see his true self.Cassius wants to murder Caesar to seize more power for himself. To accomplish his cause, h ...

(5 pages) 51 2 4.8 Aug/2004

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

Importance of Clothing in Prologue of the Canterbury Tales

of where a person has been and where they intend to go. Theirappearance also illustrates a person's true self and spirations. A man wearing torn jeans, dingy shirt, and old shoes might be thought of a ... ng, the Knight's attire would say little about his life as an honorable man. By humbling oneself, a true hero lends credence to the fact that flash is not always needed. His armor left dark smudges on ...

(2 pages) 34 0 2.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > "Canterbury Tales" by Geoffrey Chaucher

John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath: "Casy and Tom: Two Explorers"

itled "The Explorer" is that the speaker of the poem is on a journey in his mind, in search for his true self. Many people explore themselves in order to define who they are, why they are here, and wh ...

(4 pages) 19 0 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

Arendt and feminist spheres

by modernity Arendt grew up in a time of war and chaos in which she was not welcomed to express her true self or freely practice her religion. Her history undoubtedly biased her to come to her conclus ...

(3 pages) 35 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology