Essays Tagged: "Virginity"

Ophelia and Gertrude

nd he forbids his daughter to see Hamlet because of the possibility that he beseechher name and her virginity. She truly loves Hamlet and is devastated when he shuns her andpretends to be mad.Hamlet's ... go about choosing their wives at random. She is said to becareful to protect her good name, and her virginity.In this scene, Ophelia's love still has no definition towards Hamlet. She seemsindifferent ...

(7 pages) 132 0 5.0 Mar/1997

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

"About St. Lucy" This paper describes the life of St. Lucy. It also describes how she came to be a saint and martyr.

reek, due to her mother's name, Eutychia. Lucy, like so manyof theearly martyrs had concecrated her virginity to God and hoped to devote all her worldlygoods to theservice of the poor.The fame of the ... , and Maximian would meet his end. So, strengthened with the Breadof Life, and she won her crown of virginity and martyrdom.

(1 pages) 38 2 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Hurston.

ee in the backyard.... From barren brown stems to glistening leaf-buds; from the leaf-buds to snowy virginity of bloom."(10) The quote describes the maturity of the pear tree from a stem to a bloom. T ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A simple summary and analysis of The Wife of Bath's Prologue and Tale

aid of what other thinks of her lifestyle.2.Here she states that God did not enforce the concept of virginity. If that concept was enforced, marriages would not exist and there would be no one to give ...

(4 pages) 39 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

How do the poems we have studied argue the differences between love and lust?(includes To His oy Mistress,The Relic,The Flea,The Clod and The Pebble)

ave studied argue the differences between love and lust?'...then worms shall tryThat long-preserved virginity:And your quaint honour turn to dust;And into ashes all my lust.' - To His Coy MistressThes ... istress. From the words '...long preserved...' we surmise that he believes she has been keeping her virginity needlessly for a long time. Mockingly, Marvell conjures a grotesque image of '...worms...' ...

(4 pages) 61 0 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Constellations: Delphinus

wished to make Amphitrite his wife, she, out of modesty, fled to Mount Atlas, eager to preserve her virginity. Poseidon sent out many searchers to find her, among them the dolphin. While wandering abo ...

(2 pages) 37 0 1.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Astronomy

Generation X by Douglas Coupland: Reactions to the Reading

inside the tract houses. During the story, Elvissa talks about a teenage experience of losing one's virginity. At this point, feelings of invincibility are remembered by most readers. Life is looking ...

(1 pages) 29 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Chaucer's Wife of Bath: How does the introduction of the Wife of Bath compare to her self description and tale?

means does she abide by the standards set for a woman in her time. She preaches to the others about virginity and marriage, not only in her life, but in the world in general. Due to her futuristic vie ... ost desire?"From the very start the Wife of Bath is outspoken. She dares to address the group about virginity and God's laws on the topic. She states:Where can ye saye in any manere ageThat hye God de ...

(4 pages) 75 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Sex Ed: Slut or Just a Healthy Dose of Hormones?

ntil marriage, or at least until they are sure they've found their soul mate. Don't throw away your virginity on a person you won't stay with, they say. Others say if you don't respect it, lose it! On ...

(5 pages) 63 2 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Memoirs of a Geisha, by Arthur Golden

nto the slave life of being a geisha after her mother's death. Lost in this new world where a girls virginity is sold to the highest bidder, Chiyo works as a servant in the okiya of Hatsumomo until sh ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Movie review on American Pie

s Klein as Chris Ostreicher.In the movie American Pie, four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night . In American society, sex plays a great role on teenagers, and it can have ... agers, and it can have a negative or positive effect. In American Pie, the sociological concepts of virginity and penis size were a major factor in the lives of the main characters. Virginity is a fac ...

(2 pages) 51 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Sydney Bliss, written by Tom Schipke.

Billy was 15 years old and tonight he would lose his virginity.She stood in front of him, smiling shyly and slightly silhouetted by the lights of the Syd ...

(3 pages) 59 4 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays


art in the influence of teens having sex. People think it is cool that they have sex and lose their virginity, and they pressure other people to do it as well, even if they don't want to. Girls mainly ...

(7 pages) 273 5 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Hera queen of the gods.

r of Zeus. Hera was worshipped as a goddess of marriage and birth. It is said that each year Hera's virginity returns by bathing in the well Canathus.Hera was the third daughter of Rhea and Cronos. Li ...

(2 pages) 42 1 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Symbolism in Their Eyes Were Watching God

with time and experience. To her the pear tree was a fountain of mystery. The pear tree symbolized virginity and sexual awakening. The curiosity that came from the beginning of the brown stems blosso ...

(2 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sweet sixteen

es in her life. In the song stay you have this young girl who is decideing if she wants to lose her virginity to her boyfriend or not. She is afraid that if she gives it up to him, that he will leave ...

(1 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays

Given It Up

ally involved. In the song Stay there is a young girl who is fighting with the choice of losing her virginity to her boyfriend. She is afraid that he will leave her once he gets what he wants from her ...

(2 pages) 16 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

"New World Beginnings"

Indirect Discoverers of the New WorldThe American continents were slow to yield their virginity. The all-conquering Romans, a half century after the birth of Christ, expanded their empir ...

(6 pages) 63 0 3.9 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger

Holden doesn't like the fact that he is still a virgin, despite having several chances to loose his virginity. However, when he gets the chance to have sexual intercourse with a prostitute, Holden bac ... en backs out at the last minute. He doesn't realize it, but Holden subconsciously wants to keep his virginity. He feels uncomfortable with Sunny because he is uncomfortable with everything that is inv ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Turn Of the Screw, The Governess' repression

eat effort--so great a one that I was a long time coming to it" (10). Breaking the seal (losing her virginity) causes the Governess to fall in love with the master, wanting him more with each passing ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature