Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned 334 essays for "kitty":
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
The Kitty Genovese Murder Case - On March 13, 1964 a woman by the name of Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was coming back to her apartment in Queens, New York at 3:00 a.m. when she was impaled to death by a serial killer. According to the news, the said attack was about 30 minutes long. During the attack, Kitty Genovese screamed for help numerous times. The killer left the scene when the attention of a neighbor was attracted. Ten minutes later, the killer returned to the scene and murdered Genovese. It came to attention that 38 people witnessed the attack and murder, but all thirty-eight failed to report it until after the murder....   [tags: the bystander effect] 2234 words
(6.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Aunt Kitty - He chatted about his relationship with this democratic river, that was most often lazy and whispery, and rarely in a testy mood. “Just about where the GW Bridge stands, it’s like an old man awakening from a nap sensing its approach to the turbulent Atlantic, it takes on a youthful vigor.” “It’s almost poetry I’m hearing, said Aunt Kitty looking toward the silver bridge. “More like the makings of a Barcarolle,” he laughed. He turned to her, becoming serious and almost in a whisper he said rapidly, “I must talk to you....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 2361 words
(6.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Need for Clean and Unpolluted Water: Kitty Hach Darrow - Water is one of the most important things in this universe. It is used in everyday life, and without it, there would be no life on this planet. But, to be able to use the water efficiently, it needs to be clean and unpolluted. One woman realized that all across America people needed something to purify their water with. So, she and her husband set out on a mission to create a chemical company for water analyzation. Her name was Katherine Hach Darrow. Kathrine (Kitty) Hach Darrow was born in 1922....   [tags: biography, water analyzing] 535 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) - The Dead Kitty in Ode on the Death of a Favorite Cat (Favourite) Gray's "Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes" is a story of a curious cat that ends up in Purrgitory (ha ha). Gray uses not only formalistic literary devices, but he also uses dialog. As Gray speaks to the reader, he uses word choice and allusions to convey the correlation between women and cats. Word choice plays a major roll in this poem, due to the fact that it helps set up allusion and other literary devices....   [tags: Ode to the Death of a Favorite Cat Essays] 626 words
(1.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Gender Stereotype: Gender in The Toy Store - Envision yourself entering a toy department and noticing numerous diverse aisles. In one aisle, you encounter toys packaged in complementary and color triads colors that include building sets (such as “LEGO”, “LEGO Super Heroes”, and “Angry Birds”) and a wide selection of action figures—Spider Man, Transformers, The Dark Knight, Power Rangers, etc. In the next aisle, adjacent to the aisle with complementary and color triads colors, you find toys packaged in shades of pink and purple. These toys range from “Hello Kitty” dolls to “Barbie Dream” house play sets....   [tags: hello kitty, barbie dream, children]
:: 11 Works Cited
1409 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Women’s Right to Choose: Marriage in Anna Karenina - “Women are the only oppressed group in our society that lives in intimate association with their oppressors.” said American journalist Evelyn Cunningham. For centuries, women were considered inferior to their male counterparts and caged into the small bubble of the domestic sphere, left out of any advancements in politics or science. In protest, women would attempt to voice their opinions is various ways, such as going through their husbands, writing essays under a male alias, or just plainly defying society’s regulations....   [tags: Leo Tolstoy, Novel Analysis, Gender Roles]
:: 1 Works Cited
1401 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Anna Karenina - In Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy presents marriage in a realistic sense, marriage is not an easy institution; couples must work through the rough patches in order for it to be strong; he also presents passion as a force that can have a positive influence, but simultaneously presents passion as a factor that can have a corrupting power on a person’s life. These two couples, Levin and Kitty and Vronsky and Anna, are compared throughout the course of the novel. Levin and Kitty differ from Anna and Vronsky because they do not communicate in the same ways....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Leo Tolstoy] 2003 words
(5.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Anna Karenina - Photographs, despite their reputation as a form of proof, can be at most, an interpretation of reality because after all, cameras have a limited dynamic range (the range from light to dark) and a limited depth of field. Still, the human eye is even more subjective than a roll of film because past experiences, gossip and most importantly, emotion can alter one’s perception of a person. Perception can also be influenced by how someone wants to appear and in fact, everyone consciously acts to present a certain image....   [tags: Marriage, Characters] 918 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank opens the reader’s eyes to the world of a teenage girl living in hiding during World War II. In this dairy, the day-to-day life of young Anne appears along with her hopes, fears, and deepest thoughts. The reader learns how drastically a life changes at any moment. This book serves as evidence of the suffering of the Jews living in Europe in the years of 1942-1944. The reader learns valuable lessons from Anne’s thoughts, beliefs, and emotions throughout her diary....   [tags: Jews, World War 2, Germany, bravery, Otto Frank]
:: 3 Works Cited
963 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Feminist Analysis of Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina is a novel by the prominent Russian author Leo Tolstoy. It was published in serial installments between 1873 and 1877. Tolstoy himself claimed that Anna Karenina was his first novel. Despite criticism that the novel was indeed two separate novels, there was much acclaim. Fellow Russian author Dostoevsky hailed it as “a flawless work of art” (En8848.com.cn). Despite the criticism that Anna Karenina is actually two novels, Tolstoy insisted that it is one novel. Although certain characters hardly ever interact, they are still aware of each other and one’s actions have even the smallest influence on the other....   [tags: Oblonsky family]
:: 5 Works Cited
1522 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Children of the Holocaust - The children of the Holocaust had plenty of experiences throughout their lives in the Holocaust. They went through very hard times as children from the time when they lived in the ghettos, living conditions, and there transport to safety. What experiences did children who lived in the Holocaust have. The General way kids lived in the Holocaust was very bad and what they went through. Children would be forced out of their houses with their families. The first group of kids that were transported out of their countries were the ones who lived in Poland....   [tags: ghettos, racial struggle, nazi] 982 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
His Fifteenth Year Crystallized - The film, Donnie Darko, shows Donnie a fifteen year old suburban teenage boy is visited by a six-foot bunny, named Frank with a disturbed face. Donnie is the only person who can see Frank. Frank first visits Donnie in his upstairs bedroom while sleeping; he coaxes Donnie to a golf course in which he reveals his fate. Frank tells Donnie the world will end on October thirty-first; meanwhile, a rogue jet-engine crashes into his home and crushes his room. The next morning Donnie and his Father drive to see his psychotherapist....   [tags: Film Analysis]
:: 3 Works Cited
2365 words
(6.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Theme of Growth in Exodus - The Theme of Growth in Exodus  Exodus, by Leon Uris, is a novel of genuine Affirmation. One of the most prevalent of the affirmative themes is the idea of growth. Many of the characters learn a lot about themselves, and change tremendously in a positive way. Earlier in their lives, these characters decided to live their life one way, but throughout the book they change, and join each other to unite. Fighting for their common religion and fundamental rights brought them together in a way that is barely imaginable....   [tags: Exodus] 1611 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Nature and Significance of Gender Relations in Mrs. Warren’s Profession - Mrs. Warren’s Profession is one of three plays that feature in George Bernard Shaw’s collection titled “Plays Unpleasant”, each of which Shaw indicated “force the spectator to face unpleasant facts”. Shaw was an early advocate of feminism, so he wrote Mrs. Warren’s Profession to highlight the capitalist and chauvinist society and challenge how people view the role of women within society. The play takes a critical look at the male double standard and how women are objectified. Victorian society created a rigid outline where the roles of women and men were clearly defined....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
:: 5 Works Cited
1094 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Anna Karenina by Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy - One of literature’s most beloved works is Anna Karenina, written by the famous Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy in 1877. Leo Tolstoy was a Russian author who wrote many epic-length novels as well as short stories in the genre of realistic fiction. As a writer, Tolstoy tends to focus on the major and minor details of everyday Russian events, and in the space of a single page can enlighten the reader of a character’s entire past and lifestyle. He is a master of close-ups: short segments in a novel that describe something in great detail....   [tags: literary, story and character analysis] 671 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Will You Practice What You Preach? - ... Perhaps, in between the photoshoots, someone could have called medical personnel. No one needed to perform a miracle during that rescue situation; however, a call -- just ten mere, yet powerful, digits long -- could have saved a woman’s life. Unfortunately, this incident is only the tip of the iceberg. In early 2011, a toddler named Yueyue was hit by a van not once, but twice because the van driver knew the fee he’d have to pay would be lesser if the young girl was dead rather than just injured (Osnos)....   [tags: the bystander effect, psychological analysis]
:: 3 Works Cited
1487 words
(4.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Mrs. Warren’s Profession - Mrs. Warren’s profession is just one of three plays that feature in George Bernard Shaw’s collection aptly titled “Plays Unpleasant” each of which according to Shaw ’force the spectator to face unpleasant facts’. Shaw had an idea, which was to highlight and challenge the role of women within society. Mrs. Warren’s profession takes a critical look at the male double standard within society and how women are objectified. Victorian society created a ridged outline where the roles of women and men were clearly outlined....   [tags: Gender Relations, Social Dichotomy] 804 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Free Essays - Chronicle of a Death Foretold - The Understanding of Characters Through Relationships Relationships create strong holds in novels. They give a sense of what to base a character's acts and decision's on. Through how the author uses their tone and descriptions, relating to relationships, a sense of characterization can be developed. "Anna Karenina", by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Joel Carmichael, and "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, translated by Gregory Rabassa, are no exception to this clause. Relationships form throughout these novels, by incorporating literary elements like characterization romanticism and realism, giving characters a sense of who they are, and the reader a sense of their ro...   [tags: Chronicle Death Foretold Essays] 1204 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Class, Exile and Trauma In Rebecca West’s "The Return of the Soldier" - In Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier the continual coverage made by the media of the war during its occurrence and the infectiousness it had on those back home is portrayed through the eyes of her narrator, Jenny. The use of a female narrator wasn’t uncommon nor new but the way West includes her feminist values into Jenny without making it central to the story is fascinating. Up to this point in history, coverage of a war had never been read about as it was during this period. Because of this advancement in getting news out had improved drastically from the last war, people back home were more aware of what was occurring from reading a newspaper without having to wait for letters from...   [tags: Literature Review] 3136 words
(9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Our Young Folks - An Ethical Guide for Children - Our Young Folks - An Ethical Guide for Children Our Young Folks was a children’s magazine that ran from 1865 until 1873. Although the magazine didn’t last long, it was widely read by children across the country and even abroad, and circulation eventually exceeded 75,000 (Kelly 345). The magazine began publication just four months before the end of the Civil War, and during this time of upheaval Our Young Folks was an ethical guide for the nation’s children. Nearly every story offers the reader a moral, and children were continually urged to put others before themselves....   [tags: Our Young Folks]
:: 10 Works Cited
3196 words
(9.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Use Of Indirect Characterization in Anna Karenina - Use Of Indirect Characterization in Anna Karenina          Russian author, Leo Tolstoy, is famous for his novels, among them, Anna Karenina . It is said that Tolstoy reaches "unsurpassed perfection in the realistic art of the novel" with Anna Karenina . In the novel Anna Karenina , Tolstoy leads the reader through Anna Arkadyevna Karenin's life and all the people who surround her. The reader follows Anna as she sorts out a fight between her brother Stepan and his wife Dolly. Next the reader finds themselves trailing Anna as she dances away from a Moscow ball with Count Vronsky's heart....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 897 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Time Travel and Black Holes: Annotated Bibliography - Anderson, Craig. “The Twin Paradox.” College of the Redwoods, Spring 1999. Web. 22 July 2010. This article explains the concept of the “twin paradox”, which is also known as “time dilation.” Craig starts his article by introducing the readers to Albert Einstein’s concepts of relativity. According to Craig, Einstein believed that “the basic premise of relativity is that neither time nor space is absolute.” Craig then goes on to explain the background of time dilation, and tries to explain the complicated mathematics behind time dilation....   [tags: Annotated Bibliography] 2719 words
(7.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Film Industry During the Great Depression - The Great Depression is when the film industry boomed with new types of movies like: gangster films and musicals. They were both born in the Great Depression. Most films show the hardships of the time period. Some of the films display this very well for example Modern Times staring Charlie Chaplin. One of the more well-known gangster films was The Public Enemy.. These films have very different views of the time period but still have things in common. This paper will compare Modern Times and The Public Enemy....   [tags: work, gangsters, jail]
:: 2 Works Cited
761 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Foreshadowing in Anna Karenina - Foreshadowing in Anna Karenina Throughout life there are situations which arise that seem to have been hinted earlier. You might not have noticed the hint when it first appeared, but suddenly at one point it finally dawns on you. The same goes for the literary aspect of foreshadowing. The novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy has many instances where the situations are similar to the one described above. The following paragraphs will present the foreshadowing that is included in this novel....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 478 words
(1.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
My Cat - As I walk into the kitchen, I spot Kitty sprawled out on the dining table with rays of warm sunlight striped across his jet black fur. Kitty gazes up at me with his huge, green eyes, lets out a soft little cry to say hello and jumps to his feet. He scampers over to me then standing on his hind legs, he puts his paws on my thigh. I pick him up, knowing that after a long day alone, he's dying to be handled. I hold him in my arms as if he were my child, and he immediately begins to almost vibrate....   [tags: Descriptive Essay, Descriptive Writing] 522 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Plantation and Race in the Caribbean - Plantation and Race in the Caribbean The incredible history of the Caribbean is indeed, one of the most rich, and at the same time troubling, of the New World. Its incredibly heterogeneous population and its social racial base make it a very difficult place to, for instance, live and raise a family. While some children may have a future because of their light complexion, the others are doomed to a life of poverty in the unforgiving culture and society of the Caribbean. Three people have taken it upon themselves to portray the Caribbean in their own ways....   [tags: Caribbean History Racism Agriculture Essays]
:: 4 Works Cited
1754 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is a novel about love and marriage among the Russian aristocracy in the 1870s. Anna is young, beautiful woman married to a powerful government minister, Karenin. She falls in love with the elegant Count Vronsky and after becoming pregnant by him, leaves her husband Karenin and her son Seryozha to live with her lover. Despite the intervention of friends such as her brother Oblonsky, an adulterer himself, she is unable to obtain a divorce, and lives isolated from the society that once glorified her....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Russian Literature] 1560 words
(4.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Character Analysis: Stew - Mary Gaitskill uses a third person perspective, along with crafty diction and insightful allusions to keep her reader’s in suspense through her piece of “Tiny, Smiling Daddy”. It is with these tools that Gaitskill is able to slowly change our perceptions of the narrator from likeable to confusion and ultimately ending in dislike. “Tiny, Smiling Daddy” is told in the third person limited point of view through the father, Stew. This point of view is vital to our understanding of events, in that the progression of the story evolves only through Stew’s recollection of memories giving a very limited perspective....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
:: 6 Works Cited
1976 words
(5.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
A Good Death - There have been many research studies viewing the perception of a good death from the viewpoints of health professionals such as hospice co-ordinateurs and nurses. Almost nothing is known about dying patient’s preferences and no outcome measures using the concept of a good death are available to demonstrate the value of terminal care. According to text; clear decision making, pain and symptom management, preparation for death, contributing to other persons, accomplishments, and affirmations of the whole person all are components of a good death (DeSpelder & Strickland, 2011, p....   [tags: care, death, dignity, health]
:: 6 Works Cited
1883 words
(5.4 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Factors That Affect Bystander Behavior in Criminal Situations - This essay will give examples and discuss the factors which can affect bystander behaviour in various situations. Models explaining theories will be looked at along with various studies, as well as looking at the three social cognitive processes by Latane and Darley and explain how these were put together to propose a complex cognitive model. The essay will explain the Arousal cost reward model by Piliavin and Piliavin. After the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964, bystander behaviour was first looked at by Latane and Darley in 1970....   [tags: psychology, criminal justice] 877 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Yellow Journalism: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy - 1964 was a very turbulent year for America; the people were still mourning the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war in Vietnam, the cold war, race riots, boycotts, the civil rights movement, thermo-nuclear testing, political divisions, violent imagery was increasing on TV and film, a growing drug culture was becoming apparent, and crime rates were rising rapidly (www.historyorb.com). New York City had over 600 murders in 1964 alone (Lemann), and the residents were awash with fear. Yet during this horrendous time in our history, one reporter wrote an article specifically designed to spark moral outrage from the citizens of New York and the world....   [tags: inaccuracies, civil rights movements, war]
:: 5 Works Cited
979 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Saviour in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Elizabeth gave a small inaudible sigh as she walked through the white grounds of Longbourn, not even pretending to be listening to the constant ramblings of her companion. Instead, she was paying much more attention to the snow that was crunching beneath her feet and to the refreshing cool breeze that hit her face as she walked. She had hoped that her sister Kitty would make this time spent with Mr Collins more bearable, but it seemed that Kitty had suddenly developed an extremely quick pace and was out of their sight soon after they left the house....   [tags: walks, elizabeth, mr. collins] 1009 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Analysis of Carol Tavris' In Groups We Shrink From Loner’s Heroics - Analysis of Carol Tavris' “In Groups We Shrink From Loner’s Heroics” “Something happens to individuals when they collect in a group. They think and act differently than they would on their own. (17)” States Carol Tavris in her article, “In Groups We Shrink From Loner’s Heroics”. Tavris believes people who are in groups tend to act in a more sluggish manor than those alone. She states many examples of this theory in her article, including the story of Kitty Genovese which is stated in the first paragraph....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis] 1001 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Plots, Characters, and Relationships in Anna Karenina - Plots, Characters, and Relationships in Anna Karenina   "Reason has been given to man to enable him to escape from his troubles."1 These words, spoken by an unknown woman on a train minutes before Anna took her own life, proved cold comfort for Vronsky's mistress. Unable to reason her way out of her despair, she flung her body under a train in an act of vengeance and escape. She failed in her personal quest, one for fulfillment that she shares with the other main protagonist in the novel, Levin, who makes corresponding attempts to reason through his own dilemmas....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays] 1657 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Synthesis of Tavris, Goodman, and Underwood - Synthesis of Tavris, Goodman, and Underwood We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve been unknowingly manipulated by a group of people. It’s human nature to follow. Often times, for instance a gang shooting or the Holocaust in the 1940s, the outcome of blind following reminds that human nature can be atrocious. But do you think every German Nazi who contributed to the mass murders was an evil person. No, most were lead to believe that they were doing a good thing. Hitler was a powerful orator who convinced millions of people to support him....   [tags: Culture Sex Cultural Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
1007 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Addressing Safety in Home Care - A universal aspiration for all Registered Nurses (RN) and workplace environments is to create a safe atmosphere for both the client and employees. The RN has an obligation to ensure, “a culture of safety by using established occupational health and safety practices, and other safety measures to protect client, self and colleagues from injury or potentially abusive situations” (Saskatchewan Registered Nurses’ Association, 2007, p. 11). This competency guides RN’s to provide and advocate safe practice environments....   [tags: Health Care, Registered Nurses] 1607 words
(4.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy - “Sometimes [one should be] terrified of [the] heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants (Edgar Allen Poe). Endeavors of the heart may be the most dangerous of all, resulting in dismay. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy follows the lives of several families who live in 18th century Russia, each coming from different social groups and classes. The story begins with Anna’s brother Stiva Oblonsky, who is caught having an affair. As a result of this discovery, Anna must leave her family in St....   [tags: literary analysis, allen poe]
:: 2 Works Cited
1153 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Anne Frank and Hello Silberberg - This first chapter of her diary contains the diary entries between June 14, 1942 and June 30, 1942. Anne starts her diary with the hope that she can reveal everything and anything to it, since she has never really been able to confide in anyone. In the first chapter Anne says that on June 12th it was her thirteenth birthday and for her birthday she received this diary. Anne then tells how she was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1929 and in 1933 her family moved to Holland because they were Jewish....   [tags: nazi, holland, jews] 1078 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Wright Brothers Invention of the Airplane - Invention Project: The Airplane Oliver and Wilbur Wright had invented the airplane in 1909. Their parents were Bishop Milton Wright and Susan Catherine. They had 3 other siblings. Their father worked as a minster in churches, causing them to move a lot. Also, their father pushed them to read extensively and deliberate issues. This encouraged the Wright Brothers to invoke in a wide variety of interests. When in France, their father bought them a small helicopter which helped spark a curiosity towards flight, and they soon began to build their own models....   [tags: flight, engine, pilots] 527 words
(1.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Evolution of Social Psychology - Introduction Social Psychology is one of the younger sub disciplines within the field of Psychology. In the short span in which social psychology has existed, began with the work of the Norman Triplett in the late 1890s. Triplett's work at Indiana University was primarily experimentation with people in competitive settings. Gordon Allport followed Triplett's experimentation with his observations the attitudes of individuals and the study of the self. While these contributions to the history of social psychology were important, the question still remains of what the most significant event in the history of psychology was....   [tags: Psychology]
:: 9 Works Cited
1662 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Cultural Globalization - Globalisation and global flows of culture have redefined the processes in which we share and connect to ourselves, others, and the world. From its onset, globalisation had both proponents’ and critics; some believed that it leads to a rich, hybrid global culture. Others saw it as the west versus the rest, an imprint of Western values and ideologies upon the world’s rich and diverse cultures. In exploring global flows of culture, we can observe these major assumptions about globalisation as well as its changing nature....   [tags: Globalization of Culture ] 2091 words
(6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Stereo-typical Characteristics of the Old West Lawman - Marshall Matt Dillon - Stereo-typical Characteristics of the Old West Lawman The sound of pounding horse hooves and the piercing ricochet of a gunshot break the silence over the radio. As theme music begins to play, an announcers voice is heard, Around Dodge City and in the territory out West, theres just one way to handle the killers and the spoilers, and thats with the US Marshall and the smell of gun smoke. (Radio Spirits) Thus begins the program Gunsmoke, a program in which the hero, United States Marshall Matt Dillon, personifies the stereotypical old-west lawman through his lonely, compassionate, and judge-mental character....   [tags: Sociology Essays Research Papers]
:: 3 Works Cited
584 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier - Estrangement in Joseph Conrad's Amy Foster and in Rebecca West's The Return of the Soldier The concept of male estrangement in an alien environment is portrayed in both Joseph Conrad’s short story, Amy Foster, as well as in Rebecca West’s book, The Return of the Soldier. First, there are adverse reactions to the male protagonists’ placement in their environments. The reactions vary between the protagonists and the people they come into contact with. Second, there are similarities and differences between the way the two authors chose to explore the situations presented....   [tags: West Soldier Conrad foster seclusion Essays] 2160 words
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Views on Marriage and Divorce in Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - Marriage and family are prevailing themes in the major works of Tolstoy. In War & Peace the marriage of Pierre to Hélène is later contrasted with that of Pierre's later marriage with Natasha (among others) and in Anna Karenina, the novel is in some ways two separate stories of two separate marriages. On one hand is the union between Levin and Kitty and on the other is Anna Arkádyevna and Alexéy Karenin. One is a marriage coming together, while the other is one breaking apart. Based on the characterization of the players involved, coupled with parallels to Tolstoy's own life it is possible to discern his philosophy towards marriage and therefore why each character's fate was chosen at the out...   [tags: Anna Karenina Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
2267 words
(6.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
To Kill A Mockingbird Essay: Parallels and Differences - To Kill a Mockingbird: Parallels and Differences Jill McCorkle's Ferris Beach, a contemporary novel, shares numerous characteristics with Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel written in the 1960's. Like To Kill a Mockingbird, McCorkle's novel documents the life of a young girl in a small southern town. The two narrators, Kate Burns and Scout Finch, endure difficult encounters. A study of these main characters reveals the parallels and differences of the two novels. Jill McCorkle duplicates character similarities and rape from Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird to show the reader how young girls think and develop....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays] 1759 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Characters of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - The Characters of Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina       By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character.  With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters,  Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel.  Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is.  Tolstoy gives us a lifelike representation in Anna Karenina by creating  characters, both major and minor, that contribute to the sense of realism....   [tags: Tolstoy Anna Karenina Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
1685 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Stereotypical Marshall of the West - The Stereotypical Marshall of the West The west was a rough and rugged era that needed taming. It was a time of outlaws, gunfights, and cowboys. Some sort of order had to be enforced so that the west could become a productive safe place for everyone. The best way for that to happen was to bring in law enforcement. Someone to be in charge and make things run smoothly. Matt Dillon from the show Gunsmoke was the answer to this problem. He brought balance to the west. Dillon was the Marshall to the city of Dodge....   [tags: American History Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
768 words
(2.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Rorschach In Alan Moore's The Watchmen - Through the character Rorshach, The Watchmen explores the issues of nature verses nurture for him. Moore adds that a super hero, can be a psychological argument. A super hero is neither born nor shaped by environment, it is the creation of an alter ego to suppress childhood conflicting inner issues. Rorshach dealt with issues as a young child that rationalized in his mind to hide behind a costume and a mask in order to live. The first character the book introduces to the reader to is Rorschach, Walter Joseph Kovacs, one of the main characters....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen] 1271 words
(3.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Hours: Women, Sexuality, and Death - The Hours: Women, Sexuality, and Death The Hours is a movie that won the most awards in 2002.The movie is mainly about relationships, love, and death. This movie follows a single day in the lives of three women in different time periods between 1941 to 2001.The clothes that all three of these women wore were from different time periods. It is apparent from this movie that throughout history women were faced with trials and tribulations. Through each of their lives they battled with their own identity and the roles that they should play in society....   [tags: Gender Studies] 825 words
(2.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Wright Brothers - In the late 19th century, transportation took enormous time and effort, and it was often dangerous. With this being said, it was time for someone to shine. The creative minds in world began to come out, and, finally, the world met a breakthrough. In Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, an alarming invention would change the way humans transport forever. In 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright had succeeded in a lifelong adventure of creating a flying machine. The Wright brothers grew up in West Dayton, Ohio, and ever since they were children they were destined for greatness....   [tags: invention, first airplane]
:: 7 Works Cited
1631 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Theme of Haunting in the Following Modernist Works: Rebecca, A Haunted House and The Painted Veil - Modernism as a new genre emerged as a reaction to the previous one-Realism- and took its own place in literary canon. As being introduced to the literary world upon facing the brutal facts of life and its chaotic realities, it brought different aspects to the world of the writers. Its difference existed as a result of its newness not only in content but also in form. The genre of Modernism brought new dimensions to the literature by means of new techniques that are unconventional and unusual.In the field of art and literature, Modernism caused a shift in aesthetic and cultural sensibilities with the period of post World War One....   [tags: virginia wolfe, ] 1884 words
(5.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Women Putting Down Other Women in Pride and Prejudice - Feminists contend that throughout history, women have been treated as less than human by men. However, women are not exempt from putting down other women, especially those who are of lower social rank. In Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, women are seen treating other women unequally based upon their appearance, manners, and skills. During the Regency era appearance was extremely important. If a woman arrived at a party under or overdressed she would be mocked and ridiculed for days by other women....   [tags: Gender Roles, Jane Austen]
:: 1 Works Cited
791 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank - Today, I am going to discuss the bestselling, fictional novel, The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. In her book, Annelise Marie – better known as Anne Frank, documents her experiences during the Holocaust and World War II (WWII). Readers are better able to get a feel for the suspense going on and emotion that Jews experienced, through a teenage mind. Anne Frank was only about 13 when she began writing about her book and 14 during hiding. She talks about the dangers of outside, bombings, shootings, and air raids of foreign enemies, as well as the “call ups” by Gestapo and the capture of her fellow acquaintances (including their experiences in the brutal concentration camps)....   [tags: The Diary of a Young Girl]
:: 2 Works Cited
1314 words
(3.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Future Financial Status of the Social Security Program - Stephen C. Goss has extensively written about the future financial status of the social security program for the Americans and for the whole world at large. He patently articulates that changes enacted in 1983 on Social Security are expected to bring dynamic revolution, such that the benefits and other compensations would be paid in full and on a timely basis until 2037. In 2037, trust fund reserves are expected to be virtually exhausted. After the reserves are used, continuing taxes will be vastly relied upon to pay 76% of the benefits....   [tags: retirement scheme model]
:: 2 Works Cited
974 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cons of the Good Samaritan Law and Its Solution - On March 13th, 1964, a woman named 'Kitty Genovese' was stabbed by a psychopathic stranger on the street near her home in New York City. While she was being murdered brutally for 35 minutes, 38 neighbors were witnessing the crime scene. In spite of her desperate cry for help, none of them had offered any help. Even after the criminal had left, only one neighbor called police, but by the time police had arrived, she was already dead. This incident is well-known as 'Genovese Syndrome', which refers to a social phenomenon where a person is less likely to offer help to another person who is in danger....   [tags: bystander, society, law, solution] 1025 words
(2.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
There is No Hope of Doing Perfect Research - There are two ways of looking at research and perfect research. Conceptually, these two are oxymoron. Research is done to understand the unknown or clear doubts about the known. Perfect research is possible only when you have the full knowledge of the subject of investigation so have no room for mistakes or bias in planning, formulating, and executing the research and drawing conclusions from it. If you know everything about the subject and have no doubt about it, then there is no need for perfect research....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
:: 4 Works Cited
944 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Overview of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - “Pride and Prejudice” is a novel written by Jane Austen. Jane Austen is an 18th &19th century English novelist. The novel was published in 1813. Millions of copies of the novel have been sold over the years. The novel has many adaptations including the popular 1995 BBC television version starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. This 1995 version stays true to the original story. The conflict facing the main character was a common one in the 19th century; women who lacked a fortune needed to marry well (in other words marry a rich gentleman regardless of love)....   [tags: Wickham, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet]
:: 1 Works Cited
1216 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Courtship in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - ... The Collinses’ marriage can only be measured by the couple’s safety instead of passion; Austen demonstrates her viewpoint on such a marriage through Elizabeth Bennett's distaste of Charlotte’s engagement. In contrast, Lydia and Mr.Wickham’s marriage results from lust, which causes disgrace to the Bennett family. Wickham and Lydia go against common protocol, but their ignorance almost causes their names to be tainted. The Wickhams’ marriage symbolizes that going against society’s customs could bring harm to the party and their families....   [tags: literary devices, true love]
:: 7 Works Cited
1584 words
(4.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Antithetical Love in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice - Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, the main characters of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, hate each other upon their first meeting but by the end of the novel are happily married. Elizabeth Bennet, protagonist, is developed through her interactions with antithetical characters: sisters and mother. Mr. Darcy is developed through events in the novel, his friends, and the Bennet family. Societies view creates irony and further contrasts which help to bring the novel to its climatic ending. Jane Austen is a very reclusive writer....   [tags: elizabeth bennet, Mr. Darcy]
:: 8 Works Cited
2017 words
(5.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Why I Want to Be an Airplane Pilot - Lets think about a job that allows you to soar through the air like an eagle, without a care in the world, the job of a pilot is an amazing job that provides you with three things freedom, fully using your sight, and control. The definition of a pilot is a person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.Being a pilot is a hard a career to get into it is hard to learn all the things that are needed and the being able to find a job is just as hard(PEA).The job of being an aviator is also learning to be copilot.Being a copilot is a lot harder though, believe it or not....   [tags: flying, co-piloting]
:: 4 Works Cited
1097 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Movies as a Distraction During the Great Depression - During The Great Depression films were an upright distraction for people in the 1930’s. Some examples of films are, “Public Enemy,” released in 1931, “Gold Diggers,” in 1933, next was “Modern Times,” 1936, lastly was “Room Service,” released in 1938. These films all served as a distraction of The Great Depression for people, and also showed what it was like during the time in some different ways. For example, the treatment of women was portrayed in some of these films. My opinion on how women were portrayed in some is that they were treated poorly based on some things in the move “Gold Diggers.” For example, it was harder for women to find a job than it was for men....   [tags: women, money, film]
:: 4 Works Cited
695 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Cultural Significance of The Hours - In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references while intertwining the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours into a piece of queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to create the illusion that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: Homosexual Literature] 1909 words
(5.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Beginnings of Commercial Air Travel - The First Commercial Flight “The first commercial flight in the United States occurred in Florida on Jan. 1, 1914, when Tony Jannus flew A. C. Pheil the 21 miles across the bay from St. Petersburg to Tampa in a two-seat Benoist at an altitude of 15 feet” (McDowell, 1995). It was no doubt an amazing breakthrough in the way that travel would be conducted from that very moment on. From 1783 when Jean Pilâtre de Rozier ascended about 500ft in a balloon and traveled approximately 5 ½ miles in 20 minutes (infoplease.com) to the dawn of the St....   [tags: Technology, American History]
:: 6 Works Cited
925 words
(2.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Leo Tolstoy’s Timeless Novel, Anna Karenina - The end of November, 2012 was marked in the USA by the release of the new version of “Anna Karenina.” Director of the film, Joe Wright, adopts Leo Tolstoy’s novel with the identical name. Although, a novel “Anna Karenina” “has traveled to the big screen dozens of times, from a handful of silent films dating to the birth of cinema to a 1997 English language version starring French actress Sophie Marceau” (Siegel, 2012p. 2), nonetheless this tragic love story still remains relevant to the present day....   [tags: Wisdom about Marriage]
:: 8 Works Cited
2234 words
(6.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Minimalism in Cat in the Rain - ... The wife adopts a nomadic life and travels in Europe with her husband living in hotels. This roaming lifestyle inhibits her from starting a family and having children. Consequently, she selfishly desires domestic lifestyle. She states “I want to eat at a table with my own silver and I want candles. And I want it to be spring and I want to brush my hair out in front of a mirror and I want a kitty and I want some new clothes ” (Hemingway 535). The lack of domesticity in her life is then highlighted when the maid specifically brings a “tortoise-shell cat,” a multicolor cat which can only be found as a female....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, literary analysis]
:: 1 Works Cited
1025 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Hours by Michael Cunningham - In his novel The Hours, Michael Cunningham creates a dazzling fabric of queer references managing to intertwine the lives of three different women into one smooth narrative. In this essay, I will discuss what makes The Hours queer literature, how the novel has contributed to the queer genre, the cultural significance of the novel, and I will discuss several points made in Jeanette McVicker’s critical article “Gaps and Absences in The Hours.” My aim, however, is not to say that Michael Cunningham’s The Hours is strictly a queer novel, but to highlight what makes the novel queer and to discuss Cunningham’s idea of sexual orientation as a fluid entity....   [tags: The Queer Genre] 1441 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Biography of the Wright Brothers - WRIGHT BROTHERS Wilbur and Orville Wright were well-known brothers who were inventors of airplane concept. Wilbur Wright was born in 1867 and his brother Orville was born in 1871 in Ohio, Dayton. Wilbur was the successful student and he had a chance to go Yale University but he had an unfortunate accident when he was playing ice-hockey. After this accident, he felt into depression and he didn’t want to go university, and he even didn’t graduate from high school. The brothers firstly worked in newspaper....   [tags: wing, air, pressure, plane]
:: 3 Works Cited
1184 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Wright Brothers: The First Flight - Wright brothers; the first flight Perhaps the most influential brothers in aviation history, Wilbur Wright born on April 16, 1867 Millville, Indiana and Orville Wright born on August 19, 1871 Dayton Ohio, creative and technological genius revolutionized transportation system on earth. The wright brothers were the first to fly a controllable self-propelled heavier than air flying machine on December 17, 1903. The passion of the Wright brothers for aviation came early on. Their common interest for flying dates back to 1878, when their father coming home one evening brought a mini copter....   [tags: machines, aviation, kites, flyers, transporation] 713 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Tolstoy's Anna Karenina - Tolstoy's Anna Karenina By examining the character list, one immediately notices the value Tolstoy places on character. With one hundred and forty named characters and several other unnamed characters, Tolstoy places his central focus in Anna Karenina on the characters. He uses their actions and behavior to develop the plot and exemplify the major themes of the novel. In contrast to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Tolstoy wishes to examine life as it really is. Both novels have relationships and adultery as a central theme....   [tags: Anna Karenina Tolstoy] 1653 words
(4.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Solving the Foreclosure Crisis - Foreclosure is the process in which an estate which was brought through a mortgage is taken over by the lending company. It results in denying the homeowner the right of the estate, for example, the homeowner is not allowed to redeem the estate. Currently, there is a dramatic increase in cases of foreclosures with more than 4% of 120,000 homes in America experiencing foreclosure. Although some of the homeowners are able to tackle the problem, a majority are faced with the problem because they delay or are seriously behind in paying their mortgage....   [tags: Foreclosures,]
:: 4 Works Cited
1191 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Altruism in Everyday Life - ... Diffusion of responsibility occurs when there are a lot of people around an incident where someone needs help and people don’t feel that they aren’t responsible to help because they expect that other people who are around the incident will help. As the number of people present at the scene increase the feeling of responsibility for each person decreases because the responsibility is distributed among the people at the scene. This is why you may sometimes see when someone is in need of help people around that person will be looking around to see the amount of people around and plan their course of action accordingly....   [tags: bystander effect, stimuli, incident]
:: 1 Works Cited
1104 words
(3.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Compare the relationships between Mr and Miss Bingley, Mr and Miss Darcy and any two of the Bennett sisters - Compare the relationships between Mr and Miss Bingley, Mr and Miss Darcy and any two of the Bennett sisters, exploring the use Austen makes of sibling relationships in the novel. The core theme in Pride and Prejudice is the relationships between [MSOffice1] siblings. Austen had a large family and many siblings with whom she was close but with her sister Cassandra, was she especially so. These reflect the sibling relationships that, in my opinion, are central to the novel. Each character has more than one sibling relationship, whether related through blood, through growing up together or in the sense of a close friendship....   [tags: English Literature] 1763 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Metamorphosis of Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank - The Metamorphosis of Anne in The Diary of Anne Frank        A young girl, Anneliese Marie Frank, receives an empty jar of a diary for her thirteenth birthday, amidst much political strife in her new home country of Netherlands. As a German-born Jew in hiding, Anne will eventually fill her diary with over 2 years of experiences of the Secret Annex. Initially, she makes use of her newfound outlet to exhibit her growing interest to become a writer. The diary, for Anne, acts as her personal confidante before her family goes into hiding, and becomes even more valued to her during their ordeal....   [tags: Diary of Anne Frank Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
1234 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Loneliness, Sympathy, and Remuneration in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row - Loneliness, Sympathy, and Remuneration in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row             Many themes were portrayed in Cannery Row.  These themes give the play depth and fascination.  The three most significant themes thought are Loneliness, Sympathy, and Remuneration, allowing the story to reach many areas in life.             In the story Cannery Row Loneliness is a main theme to the characters lives.  One of these themes is Loneliness.  'He was a dark and lonesome looking man' No one loved him.  No one cared about him'(Page 6).  The severity of his solitude makes this theme one of the most important.  The seclusion of this man can penetrate ones innermost thoughts and leave them with a sen...   [tags: Cannery Row Essays steinbeck]
:: 1 Works Cited
680 words
(1.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death - Cunningham's The Hours: A Story about Life and Death "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham is a complicated story that explores life and death. Cunningham attempts to distinguish his writings from author Virginia Woolf's by characterizing sanity and insanity while each protagonist contemplates their own life and suicide. Each woman in The Hours wrestles tension and confusion throughout the novel giving a sense that these issues transcend time. By introducing issues of homosexuality, infidelity, and suicide the reader is invited to think of life's experiences within the context of daily life....   [tags: Cunningham Hours Essays]
:: 2 Works Cited
1062 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Idle Minds and Wagging Tongues: Conversation in Anna Karenina - Idle Minds and Wagging Tongues: Conversation in Anna Karenina Perhaps one of the most striking scenes in Anna Karenina is that of Kitty and Levin’s silent declarations of love to each other, etched out cryptically in chalk on a card table, with each understanding innately the exact words the other was saying (362). With the relationship between Kitty and Levin serving as Tolstoy’s model for a strong and successful love, it appears odd that such a relationship should be founded on silence, and in such sharp contrast to the chatter of Society surrounding the couple at the party....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1828 words
(5.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Marriage in Ernest Hemingway's Cat in the Rain - Marriage in Ernest Hemingway's Cat in the Rain In today's society, people have the assumptions that we have evolved far beyond past cultural notions and marital stereotypes. The reality to this is that we are not so superior and tend to take the easy way out in relationships. This is reflected through our atrocious divorce rate. The American wife in Ernest Hemingway's 'Cat in the Rain,' although controlled by her husband, George, is an obvious victim of marital neglect. While vacationing in Italy, the romance capital of the world, George's use of control and carelessness cause the wife to focus on a stray cat for fulfillment....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway Cat Rain Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
1138 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Marshall Matt Dillon - An Old-West Hero - Marshall Matt Dillon - An Old-West Hero In the 1950s the radio program, Gunsmoke, starred William Conrad as Marshall Matt Dillon. Gunsmoke was set in Dodge City, Kansas between 1872 and 1885, when the Santa Fe Railroad reached town and when the Texas cattle drives were forced to end by local farmers. Known as the Queen of the Cow Towns, the Wicked Little City, and the Gomorrah of the Plains, this little town had the reputation for being a hostile, lawless town where the fastest gun ruled (Gunsmoke)....   [tags: American History Essays]
:: 3 Works Cited
873 words
(2.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Psychological Research Into the Behaviour of Bystanders - Psychological Research Into the Behaviour of Bystanders The first researchers to investigate systematically the circumstances in which bystanders are and are not likely to intervene to help others were Latane & Darley. The tragic case of Kitty Genovese in 1960s New York acted as a catalyst for research studies since the case highlighted concepts such as bystander apathy and the unresponsive bystander. Latane and Darley have shown through research that we are less likely to define a situation as being dangerous if other people are present, a phenomenon they called pluralistic ignorance....   [tags: Papers] 974 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Profile of Rorschach in Alan Moore’s Watchmen - Who chooses our heroes. Who watches our heroes. Who watches the Watchmen. Over the course of history, many public figures have been scrutinized for heroic actions that some have deemed controversial. Charles Darwin dismantled theories of Creationism with his discoveries in evolutionary biology. President Harry Truman single-handedly ended World War II by authorizing the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, killing thousands upon thousands of civilians. Gangster John Dillinger stole from banks all across the U.S....   [tags: Alan Moore, The Watchmen 2014]
:: 3 Works Cited
2550 words
(7.3 pages)
Research Papers [preview]


Your search returned 334 essays for "kitty":
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>