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25 Jan 2023

Middlemarch, Part 6, Chapter 56 - George Eliot (1871-1872) - How does George Eliot, through a posterior view and a description of fictitious events, manage to present the prejudices of the time on the progress?

Text commentary - 3 pages - Economic politics

In 1919, Virginia Woolf writes, about Eliot's contribution to English literature, that her masterpiece Middlemarch is "one of the few English novels written for grown-up people". Indeed, Eliot's novel is known for its realism and its psychological insights on its different characters from...

28 Jul 2020

Pride and Prejudice, Volume II, Chapter 3 - Jane Austen (1813)

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

This fragment is located in the third chapter of the second volume of the book. This chapter is showing that Elizabeth Bennet has been rejected by Mr Collins, cousin of the Bennet sisters and the heir to their properties. Its principal function is to show us that this rejection has touched her...

21 Jun 2012

Define prejudice and discrimination from a sociological perspective, discussing cultural determinism, ethnocentrism and other aspects

Essay - 2 pages - Political science

Prejudice refers to the “preconceived opinion or bias, against or in favor of, a person or a thing” (Marshall, 1994: 414). Prejudice can refer to a negative attitude toward an entire group or category of people. All port defined prejudice as an antipathy “based...

05 Sep 2011

The Pride and Prejudice of Elizabeth: An Analysis of the Heroine in Pride and Prejudice

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

This paper gives an analysis of characters of the heroine in Pride and Prejudice-Elizabeth. Pride and Prejudice is generally considered as one of the Jane Austen's most popular works. After reading the novel, people will be attracted by Elizabeth's intelligence, wit and...

29 Sep 2010

Literary devices and style in pride and prejudice

Book review - 15 pages - Literature

Sound effects connect the 2 words in the title ?Pride and Prejudice? right from the start of the novelv(also used in Sense and Sensibility). This connection between Pride and Prejudice helps define the 2 main characters of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, and participates in the...

05 Jul 2009

Poignant prejudice

Thesis - 4 pages - Social sciences

Arthur Schopenhauer, a German philosopher of the late 18th century once said, ?The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively, not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error, not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers, but by preconceived opinion, by...

22 May 2009

Caring for patients in alcohol-dependent: Prejudices and attitudes against alcoholic patients

Thesis - 5 pages - Medical studies

Alcoholic patients often uncomfortable caregivers in general and doctors in particular. Trigger behavior among health professionals emotional reactions that directly affect the nature of the therapeutic relationship. These reactions, called against-attitudes, are rooted in the relationships that...

13 Jul 2009

Comparison of Pride and Prejudice: The novel and the Bollywood adaptation

Thesis - 3 pages - Film studies

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”(Austen 2001: 3). This is the well-known first line of Pride and Prejudice, the acclaimed novel by Jane Austen published in 1813. This line establishes the...

24 Jul 2008

Reducing prejudice through exchanges between equals

Essay - 8 pages - Psychology

America prides itself on its immigrant culture and great progressive values that have been the key to political, economic, and technological superiority. Indeed, the United States is comprised of a diversity of cultures and ethnicities. Even with its progressive history and values, America is far...

08 Apr 2008

Discrimination and Prejudice

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Researching prejudice is so undoubtedly crucial to the modern family because in order to eliminate something, we must first be fully aware of it. If it is not implemented from the very beginning of the development process that such intolerance and discrimination is totally unacceptable, a...

06 Sep 2022

A Room of One's Own - Virginia Woolf (1929) ; Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley (1818) - The Quest for Education

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

While analyzing A Room of One's Own and Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, the quest for education among the youth in England and the prejudices they had to overcome in their quest to receive an education will be explored. The characters will elaborate on various social and system...

10 Aug 2022

Stigma on mental illness

Dissertation - 24 pages - Sociology

When society labels someone as being less desirable than others, this amounts to being stigmatised. Stigma usually encompasses three fundamental aspects. The first aspect is ignorance or being deficient in knowledge regarding something or someone. The second element is prejudice or...

25 Nov 2022

Islamophobia, Gender and Migration

Presentation - 3 pages - Sociology

This presentation is about Islamophobia, Gender & Migration. While Islamophobia can be thought of as the fear of those who are Muslims or assumed to be Muslims, this discrimination and fear have increased and often been justified since the events of 9/11. Migration, another aspect of my topic,...

04 Aug 2021

In what way storytelling helped shape feminism in our current society?

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

I choose the notion of the Idea of Progress. To illustrate this notion, I decided to talk about the idea of progress in feminism. Before I start, I'd like to give a quick definition of the notion: the idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change. As a...

29 Sep 2016

A Raisin in the Sun - Lorraine Hansberry, 1959 - Racism, an inherent theme throughout our times

Book review - 2 pages - Sociology

One of the most important themes in "A Raisin in the Sun" is the unity of the family in overcoming racism. The plot essentially deals with the plight of one family to overcome their personal differences and strive together towards a common dream. The book is about the Youngers, a poor black...

16 Feb 2015

"The spiritual in art" of Wassily Kandinsky

Case study - 4 pages - Literature

Wassily Kandinsky is, for many, the inventor of abstract art, that is, the man who abolished the object. The elimination of the figurative was for him a combat several years and does not unfold in the area of the formal or aesthetic, but concretely. The larger exterior differences do not exclude...

27 Nov 2013

Jane Austen on historical issues

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

Jane Austen has been accused in the literary world of neglecting to write on any important events or issues. However, there have lately been quite a few studies that argue otherwise. In fact, many would argue that Austen's genius stems from her style of addressing these issues in a subtle manner....

18 Mar 2009

An analysis concerning stereotyping people in connection with their dialect

Thesis - 6 pages - Sociology

Language is primarily considered to perform two major functions in society. It is designed to convey information to those around us as well as establish and maintain relationships. However, linguistically (albeit from social stereotypes) certain paradigms relating to class, social and financial...

14 Apr 2010

The untold gossip

Thesis - 3 pages - Journalism

Jane Austen begins her novel, Pride and Prejudice, with one of the most famous lines in literary history, “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife” (1). These opening lines reveal the nature of the...

18 Dec 2008

The effect of black soldiers in the Civil War

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Throughout the history of the United States, Africans and African-Americans have consistently been treated as second-class citizens. This prejudice is most apparent and appalling in the system of slavery that lasted for more than two hundred years in the United States. In the 1800's...

10 Jan 2011

Career management: Women and the Glass Ceiling

Thesis - 27 pages - Human resources

There has been an increase in the participation of women in the professional world today. They are becoming increasingly qualified and skilled. However, this increase in opportunity has not led them into illusions and they do not consider themselves lucky. They do not compare their situation to...

09 Jan 2009

Vision in the prologue and battle royal scene of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

The most predominant theme in a noel full of them—Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man—is that of vision. More specifically, in Ellison's novel, how characters in the novel see the world reflect the prejudices and inaccurate perceptions of the society in which the protagonist lives....

06 Nov 2008

Bias against blacks and hispanics in the criminal justice system

Essay - 5 pages - Other law subjects

Is there a racial bias in America's criminal justice system? This seems like a fairly straightforward yes or no question, yet it has caused heated debate between researchers throughout the second half of this century. Recently the debate has intensified as several states move to enact a...

18 Mar 2009

Aggressiveness and violence in humans and its relation to the upbringing

Case study - 12 pages - Psychology

Aggression is a common behavior in humans. It is not necessary to regard aggressiveness in a person as a bad quality for it has been found to be necessary in animals and is a part of nature. The more aggressive animal in a species is generally more successful, powerful and gains control over...

28 Aug 2014

Changing the attitude of stereotyping

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

Cofer asserts that to end stereotyping “…the transformation has to occur at a more individual level (Cohen, Samuel S.56)” In The Myth of the Latin Woman Judith Ortiz Cofer highlights the need for individuals to shun stereotyping since it raises misplaced conceptions that breed...

12 Jan 2009

Cleopatra: Shakespeare's analysis of women's alienation

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

According to Yves Bonnefoy Shakespeare wanted to do with Antony and Cleopatra more than a political analysis of Rome. Indeed, Shakespeare analysed in this play the place of women in the Roman society, in order to make a comparison with their role in his own society. At the beginning of the XVIIth...

29 Jul 2008

Eurocentrism and the noble savage

Essay - 8 pages - Social sciences

Europeans of the fifteenth century undertook a daunting task: to explore the entire world. Looking back on it today, we can see that the sheer size of this venture would naturally impede the flow of accurate information about discoveries of new lands and peoples. Yet, it seems that pragmatic...

27 Feb 2007

"In sum, at night, young people seek excitement in cities, not safety": discuss the relationship between young people's leisure activities, crime and the fear of crime.

Essay - 8 pages - Criminal law

Young people's behaviours are seen in the society as a catalyser of change, a vector for social and moral evolution. Usually our societies, often driven by a sense of cautious conservatism, are prudent or even resistant towards youth's attitude. Contrary to the common thoughts youth delinquency...

15 Jan 2009

Antony and Cleopatra: Shakespeare's criticism of the XVIIth century's anti-feminism

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

like in his other Roman plays like Julius Caesar, Shakespeare used in Antony and Cleopatra the description of the Roman society to describe his own society. But in this play the main point of analysis was not politics but the place of women in the society. During the XVIth and XVIIth centuries,...

11 Aug 2009

Urban conflict resolution

Book review - 5 pages - Social sciences

Herbert Kohl's “36 Children” is a brutally honest account of his experiences and reflections as a sixth grade teacher in an elementary school in Harlem, New York City, during the 1960's. First published in 1967, “36 Children” describes the startling poverty, prejudice...