Essays Tagged: "virtues"


overnment whenever possible. Socrates believed his role in life was to teach a new understanding of virtues, it was these virtues that revolved around much of the controversies. The citizens thought t ...

(3 pages) 303 4 3.7 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Macbeth's Tragic Flaw

rotagonist who has within himself a tragic flaw, too much ortoo little of one of Aristotle's twelve virtues. In Macbeth, by WilliamShakespeare, Macbeth, a great Scottish general and thane of Glamis, h ...

(4 pages) 111 0 4.4 Dec/1996

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


st tragic hero.Othello is a noble man, one who has grace with the ladies but also possesses all the virtues of a military leader that he is. He is a general that is experienced in battle. He has shown ...

(6 pages) 263 0 4.7 Feb/1997

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

Plato vs. Nietzche

of Goodness.' He believes that all earthly Good, i.e. wealth, intelligence, and wisdom, as well as virtues such as courage, patience, altruism, and prudence come from this Good. In the 'Apology' he s ...

(2 pages) 212 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy


of his time was corrupt. Confucius thought the way to live with good ethics was to follow the five virtues:Jen; to do good on others,yi; rightsiosness by justice,li; religious and moral ways of actin ... line?" Confucius believed in what is called "superior Man." This was someone who followed the five virtues, and abided them. Confucius was a perfect example of a "superior Man." Some people believe t ...

(1 pages) 134 0 4.0 Jan/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

cinderella complex-my view and analysis of it-with backing by various Cinderella stories-and cultural norms.

oviding cultural and socio-historical information, fairy tales have helped perpetuate stereotypical virtues of the "ideal" woman throughout vastly different societies. Cinderella does not bear grudges ... key role as to whom the prince decides to marry. The prince, with no exception, looks for feminine virtues in his partner. Females, in turn, place beauty as an important factor in "catching" a man. T ...

(3 pages) 389 2 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Essay is a critical analysis of John Keat's poem "To Sleep," using college-level literary terms.

rks to enhance the reader's interpretation. The poem dwells within a sonnet form, extolling all the virtues of "sleep." Falling within the general bounds of the sonnet, the poem is the obligatory four ...

(4 pages) 145 0 4.1 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Ethics in the Workplace. Got an A

l executives of large companies discuss the factors that lead to employees' dismissal of ethics and virtues and it can be avoided.People need to feel appreciated for a job well done and rewarded for h ...

(2 pages) 731 3 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Chivalry and Knighthood

r landowner. Most of all,he was loyal to God, as all Christian knights were. A Christian knight had virtues offidelity, piety, loyalty and devotion to God. However, some knights did not live this idea ...

(3 pages) 79 0 4.3 Feb/1993

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Plato's Republic, Does Plato Believe There can ever be a Just Society ?

an organism. If the parts do not work well together then the whole thing breaks down. It must have virtues, voices, it can be wise and brave. The state must have everyone performing there jobs to the ...

(3 pages) 335 0 4.4 Apr/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Virtues of my life

I believe I can overcome by way of morality and virtue. Order, courage, patience, and faith are all virtues necessary for personal achievement in my life.The first virtue I have chosen is order. In ag ...

(3 pages) 113 0 3.0 Aug/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

This is a very well written paper on the Greek Theme of loyalty.

ive in medias res, which shows the characteristics of the people and a hero who encompasses all the virtues that the people strive to achieve. Odysseus is the ideal king of Ithaca who embodies physica ... s away, Telemakhos was raised by his mother Penelope, who bestowed upon him the characteristics and virtues that Odysseus possessed. He had grown up with his house being overrun by suitors looking to ...

(5 pages) 128 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Basic explanation on ordinary mortality - touches Lord of the Flies. Compare how Hobbes and Augustine think the condition of war arises and defend one author’s account of 'ordinary' morality as an ant

makes possible the full functioning of human beings. Full functioning comes from the four internal virtues (courage, justice, temperance, and prudence) that we must exercise to achieve good human mor ... lf, will not allow us humans to travel to our moral destination. It is only an exercise of the four virtues so that we as humans can achieve some sort of peace on our own through God's saving grace.To ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Reports discussing "My Antonia's points" by Villa Cather

te;ntonia represents to him the most fundamental, traditional way to lead one's life, including the virtues of hard work, charity, love, optimism, pride, and sympathy with nature.The prairie makes one ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Virtues, what are they and where are they found?

I. The VirtuesIn Robin Waterfield's translation of The Republic,Socrates attempts to give a definition of j ... ion of the construction of a good city. The good city is a relation to the human soul, and its four virtues. In the following paper I will discuss the virtues, what they are and where they are found. ... the moral life. Lastly, I will discuss the experience that I had that related to Leonitus.The four virtues used by Plato are prudence, courage, temperance, and justice. Plato relates the virtues to a ...

(5 pages) 145 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Howard Nemerov

nently as a poet-- does not seem to me to have received as much celebrity as it deserves. Nemerov's virtues are all in fact unfashionable ones for our time: vivid intelligence, an irreverent sense of ...

(7 pages) 43 0 3.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Hypocrisy in "The Scarlet Letter" by Hawthorne

th in The Scarlet Letter is hypocrisy. Hypocrisy is the practice ofprofessing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess. Allthree main characters, Hester, Dimmesdale, and Chillin ...

(5 pages) 93 1 3.5 Oct/1996

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

Influence of Personal Experience in Emily Dickinson's poetry- literary criticism. Includes excerpts of some of her poems

dhood, life in Amherst was based strongly upon religion and Puritan values. The distinctive Puritan virtues of simplicity, austerity, hard work, and denial of flesh, were ever-present disciplines in E ... his regard she was not unusual by Amherst's standards" (72). The most prominent figure of religious virtues in her life was her father, Edward Dickinson. Reading the Bible to his children and speaking ...

(9 pages) 246 0 5.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Gulliver's Travels" by Swift

ood and bad points of the people he encounters. Sometimes, he finds a civilization that he can find virtues within, but he also encounters peoples and places which truly diusgust him in their manner o ... t Guliver's Travels, Swift uses anecdotes told through Gulliver's eyes to demonstrate the vices and virtues associated with the way we live. No matter where he was, he was able to see enviable aspects ...

(5 pages) 119 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

13 virtues of Ben Franklin

heir parents, and teachers the best way to be an integral part of society. If the list of thirteen virtues given by Ben Franklin were taught to the new generation of kids, I feel that in the future, ... tellectuals. As a result the society as a whole would greatly benefit. How can a list of thirteen virtues change society in the future? After a brief overview of the list I was not impressed. Maybe ...

(3 pages) 80 0 4.5 Feb/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community