Essays Tagged: "Wisdom"

David Copperfield is a novel of "Passionate jealousy, sniveling hypocrisy, cold hearted, sexual degradation, sexual exploitaion and much morefff

ion, selfishexploitation and much more; but the final impression is one of joytempered and mellowed wisdom" Discuss.David Copperfield is probably one of the most successful novels of all time. I belie ... at?The initial title also says that: 'the final impression is one of joy tempered and mellowed with wisdom.' This is very true and it is what has given this book the success that it has: when we begin ...

(5 pages) 78 1 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Fear and Loathing in the Shakespearian Age

e/ We beseechyou, bend you to remain here [In Denmark]...' Claudius says this as a test for Hamlets wisdom.If Hamlet agrees with the king, he becomes a sitting duck for the King to kill him. But if he ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.2 May/1995

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

Act V-Scene 2 in Hamlet

is decisiveness. He is able to formulate a plan and to execute it without delay. He has found man's wisdom, or reason, to have its limitation: fortune, accident, chance - call it that what it will and ...

(4 pages) 67 0 4.7 Oct/1996

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


ion are means of changing oneself inorder to develop the qualities of awareness, kindness, andwisdom. The experience developed within the Buddhist traditionover thousands of years has create ...       The state of Enlightenment which he reached has threemain facets. It is a state of wisdom, of insight into the truenature of things. It is also a source or boundless compassion, ...

(4 pages) 257 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Buddhism

The Case Of The Spaniard Quietist Miguel de Molinos

onflicts arose because of ambition of power, lack of moral, and intrigues, other because of lack of wisdom and a poor theological understanding.One of the instances in which a mixture of the elements ...

(7 pages) 32 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Chaucer - Pardoner's Tale

The Pardoner has undergone a variety of situations. He has sinned, so he speaks from experience and wisdom. With the power of words, he is able to direct the thoughts of his followers and discourage t ...

(2 pages) 81 0 4.8 Oct/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Plato vs. Nietzche

'...essential Form 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 ...

(2 pages) 212 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy


Jen; to do good on others,yi; rightsiosness by justice,li; religious and moral ways of acting,chih; wisdom andhsin; faithfulness.All of these being represented by the parts of a tree for example: Jen ... le believe that he was a great man, he was indeed, but he was merely a teacher of ethics with great wisdom.

(1 pages) 134 0 4.0 Jan/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

A Civil Rebuttal (not revolt)

A Civil Rebuttal (not revolt)Philosophy -- a:pursuit of wisdom. b:a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather t ... he word philosophy has two definitive definitions. The first simply means to pursue, or strive for, wisdom. I beg to differ in the understanding of the fault I make in trying to gain this unprecedente ...

(3 pages) 67 0 3.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

Aristotle's Sophia

In this paper, I will set out Aristotle's conception of "wisdom" (sophia), as compared to the modern American conception of the same word. I will then discus ... the same word. I will then discuss some of the problems of Aristotle's approach to and concept of "wisdom."One of the most fundamental concepts in Aristotle's Metaphysics is "wisdom" (sophia). It is ... le discipline to which Aristotle devoted his life that it is called "philosophy," i.e. the "love of wisdom." Accordingly, when we study the philosophy of Aristotle, it is crucial that we understand ex ...

(7 pages) 162 1 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

'How true would it be to say that Socrates was a sophist?'

rranean teaching skills such as the art of rhetoric (or eloquence), and claimed to be able to teach wisdom which they interpreted as statecraft. Most were non-Athenians who attracted enthusiastic foll ... were often agnostic or atheistic and they aimed at producing cleverness and efficiency rather than wisdom and goodness.However, from studying in some depth about Socrates and his views I do not agree ...

(7 pages) 320 2 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

"Siddhartha's Journey" by Hesse

y not lead one to find one's true inner 'self'. The other part is that knowledge can be taught, but wisdom comes from experience. The main character, Siddhartha, came to understand these things during ... o four main parts. These parts include: understanding, escape from 'self', knowledge of 'self', and wisdom, (enlightenment). The first part, understanding, involved him living with his father who was ...

(3 pages) 132 0 4.0 Dec/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Socrate's First Accusers and Athenian Law

of authoritativeopinions is not easily accomplished nor is that realm of philosophy - thepursuit of wisdom. Socrates was the instigator of the conflict. While thepolitical element takes place within o ... know nothing of which they speak' (Plato, 22c).Socrates, in affirming that he reanked above them in wisdom, because heknew nothing, in fact became the oracles main supporter. It must be notedthat Socr ...

(4 pages) 125 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The generation gap in "King Lear" by Shakespeare

he generations. These events contribute to the themes of authority, power and loyalty, judgment and wisdom. Overall, it emphasizes the general themes of the generation gap.Symbolism contributes to the ... ring. The confrontations between young and old symbolize authority and power, loyalty, judgment and wisdom. They relate directly to the overall rift between the generations.

(7 pages) 64 0 3.0 Nov/1996

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

Listening to Women, Being a Man. Speaks of Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon"

o listen to women. In the first part of the novel, he emulates his father, by being deaf to women's wisdom and women's needs, and casually disrespecting the women he should most respect. He chooses to ... to fly, not gold. At the end, he acts with kindness and reciprocity with Pilate, learning from her wisdom and accepting his responsibilities to women at last. By accepting his true inheritance from w ...

(7 pages) 106 0 2.3 Nov/1994

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This essay is about Charles Dickens's 'A Tale Of Two cities.' It describes the subject of rebirth through the chraracter of Lucie Manette.

only seventeen. Though her age would suggest the girl to still be a child, it is revealed that her wisdom goes far beyond her years. Lucie could be seen as an old soul who is wise enough to be able t ...

(5 pages) 66 0 4.5 May/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Plato's "trial and death of socrates", Explains socrates view of self-examination (meditation) as the path to knowledge.

erself.Socrates analyzed everything including his own knowledge and actions. Socrates realized that wisdom can be obtained by self-examination and by speaking the philosophical language. He spoke the ... ts to be, he can't begin to speak the philosophic language. It was Socrates who believed that basic wisdom is gained through the knowledge of oneself, without which, wouldn't one lack the ability to s ...

(4 pages) 251 0 3.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy


rcy killing. The question that we have to ask ourselves is who gives man the right to decide or the wisdom to determine when it is time for someone to die, by performing a mercy killing called euthana ...

(3 pages) 51 0 2.3 Oct/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

Additional Scene to Shakespeare's Macbeth. I wrote Act VI, Scene 1, after Shakespeare concludes the play in Act 5.

ugh that serpent's guiseHe would've been all the wiserChoosing an heir t' rule his countrymen. 5But wisdom wasn't of my father's fortune,'Twas this that was the thread to his undoing.[unhorses and beg ...

(5 pages) 45 0 4.0 Nov/2002

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

The title is "Symposium" Diotimas view on reproduction , love, the nature of eros, and beauty

osium". Philosophy is the most perfect form of love, in fact, since the philosopher is the lover of wisdom and wisdom is the most beautiful thing of all. The lover is intermediate between being beauti ... emon, a spirit between human and immortal. He is neither wise, nor beautiful, but is the desire for wisdom and beauty. The idea that Eros is not a selfish desire, as one might think. Instead, it is on ...

(7 pages) 109 1 3.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy