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Confusion and Instable Emotions in Poetry - In this essay I shall be identifying the comparisons and contrasting the differences between the following six poems which I have read and analysed in my English lessons. ‘Havisham’ (Duffy), ‘The Laboratory’ (Browning), ‘November’ (Armitage), ‘Stealing’ (Duffy), ‘On My First Sonne’ (Johnson) and ‘Education for Leisure’ (Duffy). I will discuss how each poem has connotations of death and express violence through powerful use of language, structure and imagery. I will go into depth on why the characters behave the way in which they do, what they blame it on and why they hold this accountable....   [tags: poetry, emotions,] 2507 words
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Bishop's Inner Emotions in Poetry - Approaching a topic as broad as loss can be a simple step; however, translating one's own attitude and perspective of the common experience can be a complex idea to communicate without a clear and organized transition between thoughts. Bishop's ability to craft this poem about such a variable and poignant concept with the lucidity and emphasis with which she does is evident in her unique use of language and structure. The most obvious thread throughout Bishop's poem is her clever and rhythmical use of repetition....   [tags: Bishop, poetry, emotions,] 552 words
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Emotions: From Birth to Old Age by Richard Spilsbury - Before I started to research for my project, I had a little background knowledge on my topic. I knew a little about the brain and emotions, since last year in science we learnt a bit about it, but we didn’t go into any real depth. Prior to the research I knew that the amygdala, hypothalamus and pituitary gland help in producing emotions, and what an introvert and what an extravert is, but not in any real detail; I didn’t know what causes people to become an introvert or an extravert, or all of the different parts of the brain that help to create emotions and interact with others....   [tags: introverts, extroverts, emotions]
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Correspondence Between Vocal and Musical Emotion - Throughout history and across cultures, language and music prevail as defining characteristics of humanity. This unique status as species-specific traits has inevitably prompted a great deal of cross-domain comparisons, and much research has gone into identifying both similarities and differences between the two systems (Patel 2008: 3). Intonation, or “speech melody”, has been hailed as “the point at which language and music meet” (Bolinger 1972: 261). A frequently discussed yet under researched aspect of this affiliation is the expression and communication of emotion....   [tags: Emotions] 2313 words
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Emotions and The Brain - Everyone has emotions. Some people may have a lack of emotions but because of the hundreds of different emotions, everyone has at least a couple of emotions. Why do these emotions occur. How are they processed through the brain and then shown by our facial expressions or the way we hold our bodies. Our brains are made to watch for threats and rewards (Emotions and the Brain). When either one is detected the feeling region of the brain alerts the body through the release of chemical messages. Emotions are the product of these chemical messages....   [tags: Anatomy, hormones, Adrenaline]
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The Nature of Emotions - In his 1798 book Lyrical Ballads, whom he co-authored with Samuel Coleridge, William Wordsworth described poetry as a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Cooksey). Both Wordsworth and Coleridge were pioneers of the Romantic Movement which stressed the importance of expressing emotions, particularly through poetry. Nature was a key element for the Romantic movement. Romanticism encouraged exploration of feelings and many poets used nature as an inspiration for their thoughts. Another important aspect was the idea of intuition over reason....   [tags: Lyrical Ballad, William Wordsworth]
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Emotions in Dreams - Introduction Sleep is an essential need for all human beings across all cultures. Throughout history, various religions and societies have tried to interpret what dreams during unconscious sleep really mean. Are they really prophetic messages or windows into a hidden compartment of the mind. And what are our brains doing during sleep. Are our emotions in dreams the same as emotions in a conscious, awake state. Does the brain process the emotion as a real “feeling” or is it just an illusion our brain creates to make the stories of dreams more realistic....   [tags: Sleep, Dreaming, Experiments]
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music and emotions - How can different types of music affect people’s emotions. Music has many different ways to affect people. In some ways, it is good for the body both physically and mentally. In other ways, people think it is nice to listen to. More detailed, music has personalities, which can express what people feel. There are many observations involving different ways to express human emotions. Emotions are very interesting things, especially when they involve music. Music can have many personalities, affect people’s emotions, and be used as therapy....   [tags: music] 1411 words
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Pleasure of Emotions - Pleasure of Emotions On The Pleasure of Hating by William Hazlitt he reaches out to an audience of the Romance Era in Great Britain to argue his belief that emotions are ever changing (save for the emotion of hatred). Whereas the emotion of hate is therapeutic and everlasting for the human mind. According to Hazlitt his hatred is the result of politics, religions, and the aristocracy of Great Britain. Ultimately, what Hazlitt hates most is that he did not have enough hate. I believe Hazlitt wrote this piece to reveal the pleasures of hatred is in itself the pleasure of realism, sophistication and self-esteem to his peers of the Romantic Era to point out to them life is not always a soirée...   [tags: Literary Review] 514 words
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Revenge and Emotions - In the world today, many people face family problems every single day, but there are few people who face adversities as tough as those in William Shakespeare’s plays. Coping with family problems can cause a person to do vile things to themselves as well as to others. Shakespeare’s famous play revolves around revenge, which is the desire to do harm in return for a wrong. His play shows how the loss of loved ones can affect people. He builds up the idea that people do harmful things through anger rather than reasoning....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1385 words
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Emotions - Universal or A Learned Phenomenon - This essay concerns emotions and controversial arguments based on whether emotions are universal or a learned phenomenon. Most of the research in to cross cultural Psychology surround their attention on the biological aspect of emotions as being the primary source of the occurrence of emotions and has been the subject of numerous studies. However, culture is also known to affect and provoke emotional experiences. This essay will discuss the position of emotions from a Universalist view and from a cultural view....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Emotions of a Father For a Son - ... In order to survive it is good to chase dreams and goals. This is one of the great poems of gallery of Peter Meinke. There is a selection of easy words. A true and honest advice is given to son. This is the true expression of feelings of every father for his son. The tone of poem is very inspiring and mature. There is no vagueness present in the poem. The father does not want to pollute soul of a son. He wants an honest soul in his son. An honest soul like bread is essential for wine; wine is a metaphor for a fun....   [tags: peter mainke, love, fatherhood, son] 678 words
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Teaching Children to Express Their Emotions - Every single person goes through life experiencing similar obstacles. Learning how to ride a bike or maybe losing a tooth. Through the ups and downs people learn wisdom or gain an insight to the world around. Sometime it can be told whether the wisdom is to be shared among friends or remain within. Emotions are one of those obstacles. Young children lack the understanding for the complexity of the world around them. Even worse, parents are lacking the proper techniques and skills needed to teach their children how to control their emotions....   [tags: Vicious Cycle, Self Control]
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Internal Reason and the Emotions - The greatest human challenge is to try and understand oneself. To understand oneself is to understand why we have feelings, how we interact within ourselves, what is actually occurring in our internal psychological conflicts, and if our thoughts are rational in comparison to our feelings. An internal psychological conflict can come down to just the simple decision between what is right and what is wrong. The ancients describe this as “what I think is best” versus “what I really want and desire to do right now”....   [tags: Aristotle, Stoic Views]
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Authors Playing With Our Emotions - Authors Playing With Our Emotions in Robert Frost’s “The Fear”, Chuck Palahniuk’s “Speaking Bitterness”, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, and Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” Some authors are very clever in the way they toy with our emotions. It is not uncommon to find yourself giggling at a story while simultaneously realizing you probably should not be laughing at something that is actually quite gruesome. These mixed emotions are stressful for a reader, and this anxiety is an author’s way of creating paranoia....   [tags: The Fear, Speaking Bitterness]
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The ability to express emotions - There is a famous phrase by Victor Hugo that says, “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” There are many genres of music and everyone has their own preferences in what they listen to and why. Sometimes the music that one listens to is dependent on what one is feeling like at that current moment because we tend to agree with the quote and believe that music has the ability to express emotions. The job of an artist is to create music that leaves an impact on the listener, and they work to express emotions in the words and the notes used because it is through them that listeners identify themselves....   [tags: music, inspiration, emotional balance]
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The Society of Televised Emotions - The Society of Televised Emotions Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendental ideals in the 19th century were radical, yet not sensationalistic. Much of his essays and poems were proclamations on how humans needed to commune with the natural world. Emerson’s ideals of embracing nature with both arms had been diluted in the current day to viewing nature with a remote control on an animal show on television. Nowadays in the 21st century, humans have become accustomed to quantifying personal values through detached experiences....   [tags: Transcendentalists]
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The Complex Emotions of Hamlet - In “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark,” by the legendary playwright William Shakespeare, the titular character possesses numerous personality traits. Some of his qualities are admirable, others are inexcusable, and others still are understandable. Hamlet is a complex man; thus, throughout the story he experiences and expresses several emotions and opinions. Throughout the play, Hamlet remains in a depressive state (Cavus, par. 2). It would appear the cause of his broken emotional state is his father’s recent death and his mother’s marriage to his uncle, Claudius....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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My Life, My Emotions - We are who we pretend to be, so we must be careful of who we pretend to be – Kurt Vonnegut “Theme- a subject of discourse, discussion, meditation, or composition; topic (Dictionary.com).” A theme is something that makes up a huge, important part of a story: it gives the story an identity. A theme holds the story all together, and the theme that holds my story together is Whirlwind of Emotions. My life is full of ups and downs, so there is no one emotion that rules my life. These emotions come at unpredictable times, and I affect everyone around me in a negative or a positive way as a result....   [tags: Essay About Myself]
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Hamlet's Wave of Emotions - Hamlet's Wave of Emotions “Hamlet” the play by William Shakespeare features the character of Hamlet who is the main focus of the play. Hamlet has recently lost his father and his mother remarries quickly to his uncle Claudius. Thus leading Hamlet to believe that something fishy is going on between his parents. This becomes Hamlet's lead throughout the play allowing him to seek the truth of what happened to his father. Whether his father was killed naturally, or by Claudius himself. This truth seeking Hamlet is what leads him to a path of revenge and shifts his attitude of what he used to be to a vengeful spirit....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Literary Analysis]
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Gender Differences and Emotions - Coexistence between men and women is not impossible or always difficult. However, problems arise when there is an expectation or automatic assumption of what the opposite sex will think or feel about any given situation. Acceptance of each other without trying to change the other to suit our own personal need is by far the simplest way to achieve a harmonious relationship. The challenge we face today is in accepting and recognizing the differences between men and women; and when possible find the humor in those differences....   [tags: Gender] 1699 words
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Poetry: Emotions in Words - Poetry is an art form of expression and emotions through words. It encompasses the writer’s mood and point of view about a certain idea. Two poems that demonstrate the use of emotions in words are “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou, and “A Dream within a Dream”, by Edgar Allan Poe. Both of these poets are very important in the literary field even though their ways of writing contrast each other. Angelou is a revolutionist who is known around the world for her astounding stories of racism, family, and overcoming adversity....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Human Euthanasia and Emotions - In this book, a collection of ten stories about the medicine drama in real life are presented. The stories are filled with extremely agonizing decisions that patients and their family members confront. In contrast to the wooden and rigid cases found in text-book scenarios representing the literature of medical ethics, the individuals who are involved in these crucial moments of ethically charged decisions come to life. The characters and the settings they encounter are enriched and vivid. These compelling stories bring up ethical issues that range from parents faced with donating the organs of their daughter, who had traumatic brain damage; to a young woman's decision to refuse her last the...   [tags: medical ethics, medicine drama]
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The Swirls Of Emotions - Emotions can be classified, according to your personal experience, into three different categories: happiness, sadness, and anger. First of all, there is happiness. Happiness has no limits, for it can be felt at any time, any place and to any person. It cannot be hunted for; it is not obvious, but inscrutable. Happiness is realized by understanding one's self, which is completely a personal experience. For instance, a person may find happiness in one thing, whereas someone else may in another. Happiness is what we let it be, and even though carry the abilty to let ourselves be happy, we rarely do....   [tags: essays research papers] 378 words
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Nonconceptuality and the Emotions - Nonconceptuality and the Emotions I present an argument for the existence of nonconceptual states. A nonconceptual state is an intentional state which does not require the bearer to possess all requisite concepts in order to represent the state. I frame the debate by outlining two constraints that an argument for nonconceptuality should meet. First, successful argument must present a platitude of concepts and illustrate that there are intentional states which both actually violate this platitude (the empirical constraint) and explain behavior independently of conceptual states (the robustness constraint)....   [tags: Conceptuality Psychology Papers]
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The Emotions of Fear - The Emotions of Fear Fear is defined as an emotion that is bought on by a threat to an individual's well-being. This is often expressed as anxiety and elicits a reaction in which an individual will choose to 'fight or flight'. A phobia is an intense fear of something specific e.g. an animal or a situation. The reaction towards a phobic stimulus is often irrational and is very often followed by an intense anxiety response. Many psychologists have researched these aspects of human emotions and in this investigation the researcher's aim is to find out how fear correlates to the negative description of an animal....   [tags: Papers] 642 words
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Communication Icons: Emoticons - Since 1982, emoticons and smileys have gone from an adorable glyph to convey human emotions to a communication icon. Whether you are adept in using text emoticons and smileys or use computer generated emotion icons, these characters are a communication tool beloved by this technologically based society. Virtually every country has its own set of descriptive emotion icons. Whether Mexican or Japanese, there are hundreds of delightful characters to express emotion and enhance the electronic written word....   [tags: human emotions, graphical image, pop culture] 1105 words
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How Important are Emotions in Human Cognition? - For many people, they live their lives based on emotions. Emotions of happiness, love, success, and many more, could possibly be the most satisfying feelings. Except we commonly experience unpleasant emotions. There are emotions of anger, hatred, sadness, and disgrace. A very important question in the understanding of the human mind and highly related to cognitive science, is how do these emotions affect human cognition and the impact on our abilities to be rational. To tackle this question, we need to understand what emotions are, but not solely in the manner we are all familiar with, we need to understand them from a cognitive nature involving our physiology, psychology, and environment....   [tags: Rational Decisions, Emotional Stability]
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Positive Psychology: The Effects of Positive Emotions - Positive psychology describes the effects a positive attitude can have on one’s enjoyment of a situation, people, and life as whole. If one is able to find something good about every situation they encounter, then their overall life experience will be positive. It explains that one’s mindset determines the outcome of a situation, including how well they get along with people around them. Positive emotions are capable of changing not only one's outlook on life, but also their life as a whole. By viewing every situation in a positive way stress can be reduced, and both physical and mental discomfort will be limited....   [tags: positivism, physical therapy, mental illness]
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Unspoken Mottled Emotions - Unspoken Mottled Emotions The decision process for choosing life over death can be very complex. However, choices and its consequences will eventually manifest. While it may appear the American has decided in favor of the abortion, the conversation continually goes back and forth in undertones. The question posed in this situation is whether Jig has total control to decide autonomously to have an abortion. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”, the short story describes an American man and a girl traveling to Madrid to have an abortion....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 842 words
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The Things They Carried: Emotions Are Not A Sign Of Weakness - Regardless of whatever the situation may be if a man's will power is strong enough he will definitely prevail. "I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail... the poet's voice need not merely be the record of the man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” William Faulkner’s speech in 1950 talks about the importance of emotions that man carries all throughout the difficult predicaments in life, all in which they surpass one after another, and Faulkner’s speech also talks about how a poet’s duty is to record all of the memorable moments of the life of man that are sometimes incomprehendable....   [tags: The things they carried, Tim O’Brien ] 852 words
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Stained Glass Art: Visual Emotions - Stained glass window artists capture not only artistic techniques, but architectural methods as well to construct their works of art. These techniques have subsisted for thousands of years and have survived through multiple cultures. Colors, patterns, and scenes draw an emotional response out of a viewer as well as portray a visual interpretation of a story, scripture, or moment in time. In order to completely comprehend the extent of the art and architecture of a stained glass window, an individual must first have knowledge of a stained glass window’s origin....   [tags: Art]
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What are Emotions? - What are Emotions. What are emotions and do they affect those we relate to in our daily lives. Webster’s Dictionary describes emotions as an affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, or the like is experienced. One can easily see emotions are a strong surge of feelings. These feelings could be happy, sorrowful, joyful, and anxious. You know these feelings and have probably experienced them all from time to time. Different situations will affect our emotions and cause them to change, but can our emotions affect the people that surround us....   [tags: Psychology Emotional Essays] 845 words
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Food: Enhancing People’s Emotions - Foods play an important role in the human’s life and help them to express their feelings. Food can help people on special occasions such as holidays and get-together to know their feelings. Thanksgiving Day is the best example of gathering and offering food to know how they feel and share their emotions with each other. The first novel “Like water for chocolate” and second novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” proposes the theme that food is strongly associated with a person’s intentions. Moreover, food not only helps us to fulfill hunger it helps to know inner–feelings and expressions....   [tags: food recipes, cooking, kitchen]
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The Universal Expressions of Emotion - This literature review will aim to discuss the universality of facial expressions of emotion drawing up points from a biological social and psychological view. Focusing on the debate of whether universal facial expressions of emotion exist through the biological perspective and if they don’t through a social perspective. As a result the biological and social perspective will be both merged to clarify the presence of certain universal expressions or emotion and the absence of others. Thus touching upon Charles Darwin’s theory, an anthropological cultural perspective, studies with blind children, and a study on mirco-expression and corpse muscles and finally language as a limitation....   [tags: literary analysis, emotions]
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Emotions in Music - “The aim and the final end of music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul,” (brainyquote.com). This quote from Johann Sebastian Bach wholly describes the Baroque era. What musical forms, styles, and composers defined and dominated the Baroque musical era. The Baroque period lasted from the mid-1600’s to the mid-1700’s. The word “baroque” actually comes from the Portuguese term, “barocco,” meaning, “oddly-shaped pearl,” (baroque.org). This term was applied to the music and art of the 1600’s and 1700’s because, to the critics, as well as the patrons, the styles were overdone and exaggerated (baroque.org)....   [tags: baroque music era, god]
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Wuthering Heights - childs emotions vs. adult emotions - Child Emotions vs. Adult Emotions All appearances said that Catherine Linton was as grown up as she could be, she was married and quite past the age when one is considered an adult. But, if one would look just a little farther, they could see that in all her rebelliousness she is maintaining a carefully constructed façade, created to look adult while she spends hours of time dreaming about the childhood that she wished would last forever. When we first see Catherine enter Nelly’s story she selfishly wanted the gift that her father promised her despite the fact that her father had gone out of his was to help a little boy that was all alone in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 813 words
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Critical Analysis of Mrs. Mallard's Emotions in The Story of an Hour - Write a critical analysis of any aspect of "The Story of an Hour" which you found of interest and significance. Kate Chopin's `The Story of an Hour' is a short yet complex piece describing the feelings of Mrs Mallard. This story is overflowing with symbolism and imagery. The most prominent theme here is the longing for freedom. Chopin focuses on unfolding the emotional state of Mrs Mallard which can be separated into three stages: quickly moving to grief, through a sense of newfound freedom, and finally into the despair of the loss of that freedom....   [tags: American Literature Kate Chopin Emotion Mallard] 677 words
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Adolescents and the Structure of Negative Emotions - Adolescents and the Structure of Negative Emotions This study observes nonclinical adolescents for the structure of negative emotions. These negative emotions include: fear, anxiety, and depression. Negative emotions have always been best understood in separate components. The pre-existing model categorizes symptoms of anxiety and depression into three groups: The first group includes general symptoms, which are nonspecific; the second group is made up of symptoms of somatic arousal and tension that are exclusive to anxiety; and the third group contains symptoms of anhedonia that are unique to depression....   [tags: Papers] 667 words
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Emotions Seen In "of Mice And Men" - Emotions Seen in "Of Mice and Men" This essay will deal with the way emotions were used in the story of "Of Mice and Men". Not only friendship and loyalty between George and Lennie. Faith, hope, charity, love, hate, jealousy and indifference are among the other emotions that develops during the story between them and the other characters, and that shows us Steinbeck's way of character definition. In the beginning of the story, we think that everything between George and Lennie is a big friendship, but even them show other emotions during the story....   [tags: essays research papers] 458 words
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Emotions - Emotions *Missing Works Cited* Emotions are inferred states of overt behaviors exhibited after stimulus presentation. When stimulated, a peripheral neuron changes cell polarization causing the cell to fire and send a signal to the brain. Once received in the brain, the signal is processed for its meaning. From an evolutionary perspective, human and non-human behaviors are selected only if they are functionally adaptive and provide the individual with reproductive advantages. Emotional expressions are considered part of an individual's behavior repertoire....   [tags: Papers] 368 words
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The Power of Emotions in Shakespeare's Othello - Emotions have some control over our actions. However, there are other factors that influence what we do. In the play Othello though, emotions have way more power over the characters' actions. For example, the actions committed by characters consumed by love are greatly amplified. Another example of this is that the characters in the play that are consumed by jealousy go to far greater lengths than one normally would to quench their thirst for vengeance. The last instance that proves this is that the actions of characters overcome by despair are based solely on their hopelessness....   [tags: essays research papers] 1340 words
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Article Analysis: Emotions and Choices by Robert C. Solomon - This paper will examine Robert C. Solomon's Emotions and Choices article, to best identify what anger is, and to what extent a rational human being is responsible for their anger. Firstly, Solomon's argument must be described. A quick summation of Solomon's argument can be found in the following four points: Emotions are judgements, emotions are chosen, emotions serve a purpose, and emotions are rational.1 To quote Solomon, he explains that “Emotions are not occurrences, and do not happen to us....   [tags: feelings, reasoning, rational, anger]
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Catherine A. Lutz - Unnatural Emotions - ”Yes, it’s only Reservation Blues but I like it:” On the Connection between Christian and Native Religions One of the most interesting aspects of the anthropological study of Catherine A. Lutz, entitled Unnatural Emotions, is that the author applies the same sort of intense self-examination to her own project as an anthropologist amongst the Ifaluk as she does to the Ifaluk themselves. Every individual at some point in his or her own life has been confronted with the surprise, after all, that someone seems ‘exactly like me.’ Or, conversely, one is shocked how another human animal, possessing roughly the same physical attributes of one’s genus and species as one’s self, could behave in suc...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Lost Innocence and Buried Emotions - Lost Innocence and Buried Emotions Have you ever had a special relationship with a sibling or spouse. Henry and Lyman did in the “Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich. They grew up on an Indian reservation in Minnesota and were the first ones to own a convertible, which allowed them to leave the reservation and experience life outside of it. That summer they grew close as they traveled from Minnesota to the Little Knife River in North Dakota, eventually finding themselves on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana: “We went places in that car, me and Henry....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Emotions in O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman - The poem, "O Captain. My Captain!" by Walt Whitman re-imagines the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by using emotions filled with shock and regret of losing a father figure. Walt Whitman has a patriotic attitude towards this poem as he describes Abraham Lincoln and all that he did for America by using imagery to develop a scene similar to the reality. The poet conveys his deep admiration for the achievements of Abraham Lincoln. Whitman shares his form by using a physical way of laying out and his attitude through the use of sound devices such as the iambic meter and the use of amphibrach....   [tags: abraham lincoln assassination, patriotic attitude]
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The Range of Emotions in the Novel “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathanial Hawthorne - Nathanial Hawthorne, the author of The Scarlet Letter, provoked many emotions throughout his entire novel. The emotions ranged from grief to anticipation. Each character played an important role in the novel and I believe that each character evoked a different emotion in the reader. Three of the characters in which Nathanial Hawthorne demonstrates this are Hester Prynne, Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale and their daughter Pearl. Hester Prynne, the main character of the novel, was a courageous and honorable person; even though, what she had been known for wasn’t such an admirable deed....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay] 525 words
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Two of the Strongest Emotions A person can Feel - Love and hate are two of the strongest emotion a person has for two seemingly very different reasons. These two emotions are classified as total opposites, but I believe that they are closer than one might expect even though they have very different connotations. Love is classified as the stereotypical eccentric and bubbly emotion with a fairly positive connotation. When you feel love, you feel like you are walking on air and you don’t understand it but all you know is that you are feeling the quintessence of happiness....   [tags: relationships, love, hate, oxytocin]
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How Memory and Hearing are Linked and thus Influence Emotions - Specific emotions, registered through previous experiences and thoughts, are triggered when a situation or atmosphere resembles or is akin to a memory from the past. Hearing is saved in one’s memory mostly together with the linked setting and happening. When a certain sound is heard, it can directly relate to what one has experienced or seen with that sound in the past and can bring up certain feelings. Childhood is a time of life that represents innocence and happiness. Composed of lively rhythms, most people have memories of singing children’s songs at kindergartens or child cares with peers they first start calling friends....   [tags: deja vu, science, senses, psychology] 554 words
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Feelings and Emotions in The Piano Lesson by August Wilson - One of the main characters that is mentioned in the play The Piano Lesson by August Wilson is a woman named Berniece Charles. She has been a widow for three years and she has a daughter named Maretha Charles. Berniece works on her own to take care of her small family in the town of Pittsburgh. The main discussion in the play is the argument over the families’ piano with her brother, Boy Willie Charles. Berniece shows readers her different attitudes throughout the play about how her family piano makes her feel in a negative way, how it makes her feel in a positive way, and what the piano really means to her on a personal level....   [tags: widowed mother, Berniece Charles]
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Kino's Emotions in Steinbeck’s Novel, The Pearl - A small twist of fate can destroy the life of an individual. Kino, a Mexican, pearl diver, is in desperate need of help when his baby, Coyotito, is stung by a scorpion. Kino feels his only hope is to find a pearl beautiful enough to sell. His dream comes true when he discovers a magnificent pearl one morning. At first the discovery of the pearl can be looked upon as not only a miracle but also a life saver. Throughout the novel it becomes apparent the pearl is no where close to a miracle. Kino’s life becomes a struggle with many decisions that have to be made....   [tags: Character Analysis, Analytical Essay] 579 words
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Three Ways that a Manager can Cope with Negative Emotions - Three Ways that a Manager can Cope with Negative Emotions After an employee layoff, a manager can expect that that remaining employees will show signs of signs of distrust towards management, feel anxiety, and their productivity may decrease. Following a layoff, management should communicate individually with their staff and share that they are valued employees. Explain to them why and how they are valued; tell them what you feel they contribute to your effective, continuously improving work environment (Heathfield, 2014)....   [tags: honesty, transparency, layoffs]
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Representation of Nature and Emotions in Romanticism - Romanticism is a philosophical and artistic movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth century that marked a change in the emotional core of literature, philosophy, art, religion, and politics in reaction on the enlightenment. It is a contrast to neo-classicism characterized by the predominance of imagination over reason and formal rules, the love of nature —nature is good; cities are harmful to humans—, the power of individual, an interest in human rights, sentimentality, childhood innocence, the revolutionary spirit and melancholy....   [tags: Romanticism Essays]
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Why Do Emotions Exist? - Pervading us with an array of highs and lows, ranging from anger and sadness, to love, joy, and contentment, emotions vividly affect our daily lives. So, unequivocally it could be asked, “Why do emotions exist?” It is possible that the sole, underlying principle of emotions is to create a reaction in people and things in our environment; or perhaps they exist to be our governing channel of communication; or maybe they precisely exist to regulate individual self-confidence and disparage. The theory that emotions have a sole principle to generate reactions amongst people, things, and their environment, is very conceivable....   [tags: essays research papers] 405 words
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Emotions in Group Interactions - Emotions in Group Interactions When most people are in any type of group setting they or someone else may feel as if they are in control of the situation, but are they. I'm afraid that the answer is no. Instead the "hidden dynamic" is in control; formerly know to the rest of the world as emotions. These emotions which play a big role in all communication transactions are the biggest, but most frequently looked past part of verbal, and in some cases, non-verbal communication within groups. In work, as well as in our personal lives, "we can no longer succeed without taking down the walls of our emotions that often separate us in groups settings" (Ralston, 2)....   [tags: Papers] 672 words
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Are Emotions Ethically Significant? - Are Emotions Ethically Significant. Introduction The ethical significance of the emotions is a potentially enormous and difficult topic. Some of the positions that can be maintained include: 1 No moral judgements (either positive or negative) can legitimately be made of emotions. 2 Emotions are subject to moral praise or blame in just the same way (or, analogous to the way) that acts are. 3 Emotions are subject to moral praise or blame, but in a very different way from acts. 4 Emotions are the primary carriers of value, while rationality is purely instrumental ('reason is a value-neutral technique'); therefore moral judgement should properly concern itself only with the emotions, their o...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Papers]
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Emotions And Decision Making - A recently published article seems to lend new information as to the way in which emotions influence our decision-making process. While emotions and reasoning are considered inherently separate by some, new experiments are challenging that perception. A series of studies done by experimental psychologists now show us that emotion plays a very natural role in decision-making situations. The experiments, ranging in type from neuroimaging to simple classical conditioning, suggest that emotions can affect everything from simple judgments of other people to severe behavioral disabilities seen for example in sociopathic individuals....   [tags: essays research papers] 826 words
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Human Emotions and Cognition - The human emotion of expressions has three major functions. They contribute to the opening and ruling of emotion experiences; they communicate something about internal states and intentions to others; and they activate emotions in others, a process that can account for angry, aggressive and violent behaviour (Macropaedia 1992: 18: 248). This essay will consider the meaning of anger, aggression and violence in terms of emotion and the activation, structure and functions of them culturally, environmentally and socially....   [tags: essays research papers] 3328 words
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Romeo And Juliet- Emotions - Images of Emotions in "Romeo and Juliet" One of William Shakespeare's most famous plays is "Romeo and Juliet." I believe the reason for this is its sense of reality and idealism. This paper will present images of human emotions in "Romeo and Juliet," which make this tragedy so believable. Youth and family play a big role in this tragic story. "Shakespeare delineates the hold of the patriarchal family on its children" (Kahn 18). This statement is true both then and now....   [tags: essays research papers] 1278 words
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Emotions Associated With Aging - Emotions Associated With Aging Admittedly, as we age, our physical and mental capabilities may deteriorate. This is not to be a cause for concern- it happens to everyone and is part of the miracle of life. Instead, we must celebrate the process of growing old. Popular culture tries to tell us that the elderly are a burden, and often we accept this view and put them away in nursing homes, forgetting them until it is convenient to visit....   [tags: Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie] 318 words
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Law and Emotion and Lacan: Should We Let Our Emotions Control Us? - Law and Emotion and Lacan Should we let our emotions control us. Should we base our decisions on how we are feeling at a specific time. Perhaps emotion shouldn’t factor at all into our decisions. Some of the characters we have studied exhibit both sides of this question. Luther and Alice from the show Luther fall on opposite sides of the spectrum while Billy Budd takes a hybrid approach. Immanuel Kant, a German philosopher who is considered to be a major figure of modern philosophy, developed the idea of the “pathological object.” This idea, when put up against the “categorical imperative,” is what can lead a person to make a certain decision....   [tags: kant, categorical imperatives, pathological object]
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Changing Conceptions About What Emotion is - Emotions are one of the most beautiful and complicated features of human species. Although, emotional changes of some other species are also known to us or even proven by scientific research, human emotion is so unique and irreplaceable that from time immemorial, former sages and ancient scholars have initiated continuous discussion about it. A. A brief history of emotion before 19th century. Early stage of research about emotion can be represented roughly by Aristotelian western philosophy and Confucian eastern philosophy....   [tags: confucian philosophy,aristotle,human emotions]
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Human Emotions - Human Emotions Emotions affect everything we do, colouring every thought and action. They are an essential ingredient to our lives and our survival. But how and why do we experience these emotions. What function do they have. What would life be like without our emotions, if indeed there would be life. Joseph LeDoux, a leading authority in the field of neural science and author of 'The Emotional Brain' wrote, "Emotions are the threads that hold mental life together. They define who we are in our minds eye as well as in the eyes of others"....   [tags: Papers] 1592 words
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Animal Emotions - Animal Emotions Do animals feel joy, love, fear, anguish or despair. What ere emotions, and perhaps more importantly, how do scientists prove animals are capable of emotion. Sea lion mothers have often been seen wailing painfully and squealing eerily as they watch their babies being eaten by killer whales. Buffaloes have also been observed sliding playfully across ice, excitedly screaming “Gwaaa.” Emotions are defined broadly as psychological phenomena that help in behavioral management and control....   [tags: essays papers] 1281 words
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Processing Emotions in Mrs. Dalloway and Demonology - Processing Emotions in Mrs. Dalloway and Demonology Hold them in or let them out; typically these are the only two options one has in dealing with their everyday emotions. Over time, making this decision has differed greatly. The transition between holding in your emotions and letting them out can be seen between two writers from two different eras. In Virginia Woolf’s Mrs.Dalloway, she portrays people in upper class England during the first half of the 20th century and how they process their emotions....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Rick Moody Social Classes Essays] 1468 words
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Emotions in the poem Snake by DH Lawrence - Snake by DH Lawrence In Snake, Lawrence tells of a confrontation with a snake he had at his water trough. This poem is actually based on an incident that occurred to him and obviously reflects his feelings and emotions. Lawrence was honored by the snakes presence, but was also afraid. “If you were not afraid, you would kill him”, he said to himself. He simply waits for the snake to finish drinking its water, and then throws a log at it to scare it away. After doing so he immediately regrets doing it because he missed a chance with one of the “lords of life.” Throughout the poem Lawrence illustrates his point about strife and the clash of opposites....   [tags: essays research papers] 569 words
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How does language in ‘Medea’ and ‘Hedda Gabler’ convey emotions? - Between Medea, a Greek tragedy by Euripedes (484- 407), and Hedda Gabler, a play written by Norwegian Henrick Ibsen (in 1890) there is small difference in language between both plays as even though they were written in different eras and both have been translated from their original languages to English, they show similar uses of language, like sarcasm, speeches, lies, figurative language and vocabulary that expresses the character’s personality and emotions, which shows what they are really feeling: anger, unhappiness, resentment, boredom, jealously, amongst others....   [tags: Greek, Literary Analysis, Character Analysis] 1254 words
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Buildup of Emotions and Lack of Communication: A Perfect Day for Bananafish by J.D. Sallinger - The human mind, only able to withstand so much pressure before losing control, is like a volcano. The harsh truths that accumulate throughout the course of one’s life can lead to devastation, the eruption of the mind’s volcano. American twentieth century author, J.D. Salinger, illustrates the devastating consequences caused by a buildup of emotions and a lack of communication in his short story, “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.” Salinger “has become, in biographer Ian Hamilton's phrase, ‘famous for not wanting to be famous’ ” (Stevick)....   [tags: human mind, communication, materialism]
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The Human Emotions and Experiences expressed in “The Whipping” and “My Papa’s Waltz” - The Human Emotions and Experiences expressed in “The Whipping” and “My Papa’s Waltz” “The Whipping” and “My Papa’s Waltz” both deal with critical and serious issues that lie within the human mind. The issues being compared can be viewed as abusive, emotional or confusion. The reader can possibly be drawn by the poet to experience their own memories, emotions, and experiences in similar situations. These childhood memories can easily be revisited as adults and their life experiences can be viewed differently as they enter into adulthood....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 768 words
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Can Violent and Derogatory Song Lyrics Cause Negative Emotions? - Music is something that every person has a different opinion on. Music can range from genres such as blues, jazz, country, rock 'n' roll, hip hop, pop and even electronic. The type of music that you listen to depends solely on what you enjoy or the activity that you are doing. With music surrounding us on every car radio and in every set of headphones, there have been many studies done on how different genres of music can affect people of all ages. Many studies that have been done on the influence of rap and hip hop on crime all have similar results....   [tags: music, genres, blues, jazz]
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Navy Blue Then and Now: Meaning, Feeling and Emotions World Wide - Navy blue remains the darkest shade of the primary color blue. It was conceived from the natural pigments and chemicals found on earth like gravel or zinc. #Often the color is so dark that it is mistaken for the color black. Essentially navy blue gives off many different emotions and meaning to each person. It all depends on how it show cast and how the viewer perceives the color. Considering its character, navy blue has had a lasting effect in history, culture, literature, arts from the Paleolithic cave men to the modern day blue collard individual....   [tags: Art ]
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Mixed Emotions in Post-War America in "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" - Society in the 1950 was dramatizing, this is the time were world war two was going, manufacturing conformity and the great depression, so there were some transitions that had been made in order to keep a substantial life. In the film The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, there are different subjects that take place, talking about the dramatic change in an individual that took place during the world war two and how it affected him and his family. In the book Packerd the Status Seeker gives you a variety on the different class behavior in America and the hidden barriers that affect you, and the people that surround you that also focus on changes in work, family, and consumer culture....   [tags: Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, plays, America, USA,] 1245 words
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Ethical Issues on the Treatment of Animals - Animals have always played an essential role in many aspects of this world. Some people look upon these roles with favoritism, some with disgust. Animals are considered different from humans by some people because of their behavior, mannerisms or actions. Some animals are used as food by humans and other animals, while others are trapped for their furs. Many times people acquire animals for pets, only to neglect or mistreat them. For many years, the ethical treatment of animals has been a very controversial topic for moral discussion, often in reference to an ethical code or rule....   [tags: Pain and Emotions] 730 words
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Toward Effective Emotional Intelligence Simulation - The ability to understand the emotions of others is critical for successful interactions among humans (Dias & Paiva, 2009; Kazemifard, Ghasem-Aghaee, & Ören, 2010). The psychological theory of emotional intelligence (EI) proposes four categories of relevant abilities (Mayer & Salovey, 1997): (1) identifying emotions, (2) understanding emotions, (3) using emotions in thought processes, and (4) managing emotions. This research focuses on emotion understanding, the cognitive activity of making inferences using emotional knowledge about why an agent is in an emotional state (e.g., unfair treatment makes an individual angry) and which actions are associated with the emotional state (e.g., an angr...   [tags: Psychology, Emotions] 583 words
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Emotional Intelligence and Athletic Performance - According to Salovey and Mayer (1990), “understanding emotions involves comprehension of how basic emotions are blended to form complex emotions, how emotions are affected by events surrounding experiences, and whether various emotional reactions are likely in given social settings. Regulating emotions encompasses the control of emotions in oneself and in others. An individual’s emotional intelligence is an indication of how he or she perceives, understands, and regulates emotions. In sum, emotional intelligence is a form of intelligence that involves “the ability to monitor one’s own and others’ feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use this information to guide one’s th...   [tags: psychology, emotions]
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Sex Without Love by Sharon Old - Sharon Olds’ poem “Sex Without Love” wonders at the ability for two people to have sex and not involve emotions or pretenses of love. The poem argues that it is better to have sex without love under the premise that love is a false savior for people, and everyone is all alone anyhow. In other words, the claim is that personal interactions do not serve a purpose other than being a distraction, and they will inevitably end. However, the notion that attachment and love are false hopes for people and each person is all alone does not account for the inevitability of human interactions and the underlying importance of relationships....   [tags: affection, emotions]
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Exploring Emotion - Emotions have developed along with the sophistication of the brain as an organ throughout the process of evolution. Instinctive feelings necessary for survival, such as thirst, hunger, and sex drive, are the oldest and most primitive “emotions”, and they are present in many non-human creatures. The monitoring systems in an animal’s body send signals to the brain when the body is in need of food or water, and this triggers the firing of neurons that in turn advise the creature to search for these necessities....   [tags: Psychobiology of Emotions]
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Influences on Emotional Expression - Emotions play a significant part in our daily lives, especially to our overall wellbeing whenever we share these experiences with other people. The ability to express and interpret emotions is an important skill that everyone can improve on that would greatly benefit their interpersonal communication. Our expressions accompany our emotions; they serve as windows that allow other people to know what we are feeling inside. There are several factors that influence how we communicate our feelings. The primary explanation for the differences in how people express their emotions rests on biology....   [tags: Psychology, Emotions] 1214 words
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The Emotions of Ambition, Remorse and Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare - The Emotions of Ambition, Remorse and Fear in Macbeth by William Shakespeare The most important emotions that we see in Macbeth are ambition, remorse, and fear. They are significant because they provoke Macbeth to do evil and cruel things. Ambition takes control of him earlier in the play when the witches tell him he is going to be king. After he already has done the deed, killed Duncan, he is remorseful for his actions. Out of fear for himself, Macbeth murdered Macduff’s family and killed Banquo....   [tags: Papers] 387 words
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