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Kawabata’s Beauty and Sadness and Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World - Kawabata’s Beauty and Sadness and Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Although wildly different in subject matter and style, Kawabata’s Beauty and Sadness and Murakami’s Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World both show how Japan has been internationalized as well as how it has remained traditional. Kawabata’s novel is traditional and acceptable, much like the haiku poetry he imitates, but has a thread of rebelliousness and modernity running through the web that binds the characters together....   [tags: Kawabata murakami Sadness Essays] 2677 words
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The Difference of Sadness and Depression in Children - ... But after that, the symptoms become more serious when the child experiences new uncontrolled feelings which lead him/her to withdrawal from friends and family, and lose the interest and motivations in things used to be enjoyable. Furthermore, the child may face difficulties in sleeping, eating, and concentrating on schoolwork. These symptoms have a major influence on the child self-esteem, performance at school, and on the relationship with friends and parents, more serious, the child may start to think of self-harm acts, substance abuse and suicidal....   [tags: sympotoms, causes, treatment] 1667 words
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Does Aging Bring Sadness to an Athlete? - ... E. Housman I believe athletes do get sad. Athletes can become very saddened that they can’t play the sport they have loved forever because of old age. We see this today in many profession sports around the world, where once you turn thirty-five or older, these players retire because sports teams no longer want them. Sports teams want the young people to take over the spots that older athletes are in now. We can look at the National Basketball Association for an example, the athlete Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs is close to forty years old and nearing retirement age because the younger, faster, and stronger athletes are pushing him out....   [tags: sports, talent, physical] 654 words
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Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Ray - One song that has been of importance to me since coming to Maryland would be “Summertime Sadness” by Lana Del Ray. The entire album from which the song comes from is one of my personal all time favorites. I remember seeing her for the first time on Saturday Night Live where she was the musical guest. She was performing her popular single “Video Games” off of her album Born to Die. Her performance was not theatrical at all; in fact it was very minimalistic. The performance was supposed to be just about the song and not specifically about her showmanship....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Album Born to Die]
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Depression in "In Speaking of Sadness" by Karp - Depression in "In Speaking of Sadness" by Karp "Depression can be devastating, leading to family breakups, loss of employment, even suicide." Depression is a national problem, engulfing some ten to fifteen million Americans within its bitter grasp. In Speaking of sadness, Karp captures the human face of this widespread affliction as he brings forth his own experience and that of others in a heart felt, personal work. Speaking of Sadness had a powerful impact on my life. Though the sort of depression that I faced was not clinical depression, I still learned quite a bit from Karp's own experiences....   [tags: Papers] 2260 words
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The Sadness of Poverty in Frank McCourt's Angela’s Ashes - The Sadness of Poverty in Frank McCourt's Angela’s Ashes “It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.” In the novel Angela's Ashes, (1996) by Frank McCourt, a life of poverty is the only life this family knows. It is a memoir about a young boy born in New York City. Frank, born ten months prior to his brother Malachy, was raised in a small apartment with his parents, Angela and Malachy McCourt....   [tags: Frank McCourt Angela’s Ashes]
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The Sense of Sadness and Loss Expressed in the Two Poems, On My First Sonne and Refugee Mother and Child - The two poems successfully bring about the emotions of sadness and loss by conflicting feelings dealing with death. Both the poems are narrated from the parent’s view addressing his or her child that has died or is about to, and this brings about emotions of grief in the reader as well. The two poems set the mood and atmosphere in the first stanza. In “Refugee mother and child” Chinua Achebe says “for a son she would soon have to forget” brings about sadness and loss because she cannot do anything about it and tells the reader the poem is about a dying son she cannot save....   [tags: Poetry, Poem Analysis, Poetry Analysis] 983 words
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Motivation and Emotion Part VIII: Self Concept & Regulation - People who have suffered from traumatic life experiences go through a wide range of emotions throughout their lives and the majority of these emotions are deleterious to the person’s mental and physical health. Specifically, these individuals go through fear via re-experiencing their traumatic life experience or sadness through the victimization process they are likely to undergo. Emotions have four major components including feelings, bodily arousal, sense of purpose, and social-expressive. Recognizing these negative emotions will assist in alleviating the research participants’ aversive symptoms for the treatment of their trauma spectrum disorder....   [tags: experince, fear, sadness, feelings] 1001 words
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Caught in a Landslide No Escape from Reality: Ulises by James Joyce - “A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” James Joyce, an early twentieth century writer, said these words, and portrayed it often through his works. Often, his greater works discussed the way the mind works through realistic examples; one such example is the novel Ulysses, in which Joyce writes over 900 pages on one day of one man’s life. One specific short story, “Araby”, tells the story of a young boy who comes to an epiphany at the end of his story. Three crucial realizations the narrator comes too at the very end of this story are his curse of poverty, life’s lack of true meaning, and the shear anger and anguish that comes with the sadness of life....   [tags: poverty, frustration, sadness] 534 words
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A Book About Life, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ... He describes, “The thing is, it’s really hard to be roommates with people if your suitcases are much better than theirs – if yours are really good ones and theirs aren’t. You think if they’re intelligent and all, […] and have a good sense of humor, that they don’t give a damn whose suitcases are better, but they do. They really do.” (Salinger 109). This narrative showed the importance people placed on material belongings and economic rank, which Holden found sad. I agree with him, because while it is difficult enough already to feel accepted in society, economic inequities are a cause of sadness in some and guilt in others, adding misery to everyone’s existence....   [tags: sadness, existence, corruption]
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The Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Teen Depression - People constantly overlook the severity of depression, more importantly, major teen depression, which presents a legitimate obstacle in society. Teen depression’s intensity results from society’s general lack of acknowledgement of the rising affair. The surprisingly low amount of people aware of teen depression creates a serious matter in today’s world. Within the past year, 15.8% of teens contemplated the option of suicide, due to their major depression going unnoticed or untreated for (Vidourek)....   [tags: peer pressure, sadness, isolation]
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What Causes Depression According to Scientists - Sadness is how the human being reacts to the loss of a loved one, the struggles of life, the disappointments, and the frustrations. Although it is a normal feeling in all these situations, there is a broad difference between being sad and being depressed. Unlike normal feelings of sadness, depression overwhelms a person, last a long time, and interferes with his or her day-to-day life. According to the World Health Organization in 2010, depression was reported as the most common mental disorder; it affects 120 million people globally and is among the leading causes of disability....   [tags: sadness, depression, emotions]
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Causes and Treatment of Depression - Feeling sad is normal to an extent but once that sadness feels like it is part of life there is something wrong, it might be depression. Depression is felt for over a period of time and can make someone feel like there is no hope. Depression happens to all kinds of people and different times in their life. It happens all over the world and sometimes it goes undetected because people do want to share how they are feeling with other and they decide to keep those horrible feelings inside which may make their depression condition worsen....   [tags: sadness, failure, preocupied]
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Typical Symptoms of Depression - Depression is a serious disease that is characterized by feeling of sadness, hopelessness, guilt, and worthlessness. Typical symptoms of depression include loss of pleasure in everyday activities, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, weight loss or weight gain, and persistent feelings of sadness or emptiness (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2011). Unfortunately, depression is a common problem in today’s world. In recent years, depression has been termed a major public health concern in the United States....   [tags: feeling of sadness, hopelessness] 699 words
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Treating Depression Lowers Your Risk of Heart Disease - Does too much sadness increase one's risk for heart disease. Or, can depression lead to a heart attack. Although sadness is often associated with a broken heart in popular literature, the direct link between depression and development of coronary artery disease in people who were previously healthy has not been established until recently. What is Depression. Sadness is a common experience to all men and women. Everyone undergoes a feeling of depression after a major life problem or loss occurs....   [tags: sadness, heart disease, heart attack]
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Factors Contributing to Depression in Adolescents - Depression is a medical problem that causes persistent sadness and loss of interest in activities. This affects how teens think, feel, and behave. Depression can also cause physical and emotional problems. Common things that occur in adolescence, such as peer pressure and academic expectations, can have a much stronger effect on some teens when compared to others. The lows that they experience are not something normal. Dramatic changes in behavior and mood throughout the years of adolescence can be accepted as something normal; however, more often than not, those young adults may be suffering from depression....   [tags: persistent sadness, loss of interest in activities] 819 words
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What is Chronic Sorrow? - Is chronic sorrow a normal thing to live with. Is there a point where feeling sorrow is no longer healthy. Nurses in the field of health care are introduced to patients who experience ongoing sadness due to a loss. Nurses must be able to understand and work with patients who experience chronic sorrow. This paper researches chronic sorrow, and its’ connection to the field of nursing. Nursing theorists started to study this theory of chronic sorrow back in 1980. A group of scientists joined together in an effort to study chronic sorrow and to build a framework that helped nurses to understand how patients react to chronic sorrow....   [tags: Sadness, Field of Nursing, Nusre Theorists]
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Postpartum Depression - Postpartum Depression Having a child can be the happiest moment of a person’s life. A sweet little baby usually gives new parents tremendous joy. That joy can be accompanied with anxiety about the baby and the responsibility the new parents are faced with. The anxiety, in most cases, fades and joy is what remains. For some new mothers, however, the joy is replaced with a condition known as postpartum depression. “Postpartum depression is a serious disorder that until recently was not discussed in public…Women did not recognize their symptoms as those of depression, nor did they discuss their thoughts and fears regarding their symptoms” (Wolf, 2010)....   [tags: infant, sadness, treatment] 1249 words
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Sorrow - Sorrow      Whether it is getting a bad grade in English class, leaving home to go to college, or losing a loved one, we all experience sorrow. Sorrow a pain or distress of the mind caused by a loss or misfortune. It is a part of life that we all must learn to deal with. People cope with sorrow in different ways. Certain people let every misfortune that they encounter get to them. They flip out if they get a C on one of the many minute assignments in a class. If they get a traffic ticket, they think the world is coming to the end....   [tags: Sadness Sorrow] 957 words
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The Motif of Ernest Hemingway´s A Farewell to Arms - The world contains many recurring events that remind humans of morals or things that are important. In the novel “A Farewell to Arms” many events come again and again. Usually, these events that repeat or come again have a deeper message inscribed in the text. This is not unlike whereas the novel “The Great Gatsby” has weather that unfailingly matches up with the tone and mood of the text. The author Ernest Hemingway has created “A Farewell to Arms” with a motif that is very precise. The motif of rain and nature in Hemingway’s novel divulges that there are things that a human beings cannot control; making them recognize what they lack and how life can bring sadness....   [tags: rain, nature, control, lack, saddness] 1083 words
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Major Depressive Disorder - It happens often that individuals believe they are suffering through depression when in reality, they are simply feeling sad. Sadness is caused by an event that is happening in the moment in contrast to MDD (Major depressive disorder), when the individual is suffering through a constant feeling of mixed emotions for a long period of time. MDD is a mood disorder that causes one to feel constantly sad and lonely. It also causes a loss of interest in past hobbies and activities, and affects the way one feels, thinks and behaves....   [tags: Depression, Saddness, Mental Health, Disorder]
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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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The Accurate Depiction of Adolescent Depression in It’s Kind Of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini - ... He constantly finds himself wondering what is feels like to be happy and contemplates if he will even survive his difficult teen years. Ned Vizzini really separates depression from sadness very well in his book by creating “tentacles” or burdens in Craig's life (Vizzini 14) . This is balanced out with Craig’s “anchors”or strongholds (Vizzini 15). Craig has a hard time overcoming his sadness and it gets to the point where even his tentacles have tentacles. Many people do not realize that depression isn’t something one can simply conquer with determination (“Diseases and Conditions: Teen Depression”)....   [tags: tentacles, symptoms, treatment]
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Tales of Ise and The Tosa Diary - As seen in examples of monogatari such as Tales of Ise or nikki with The Tosa Diary, poetry is a very much used tool in the writings. While other examples of the two writing styles use poetry, these two examples best demonstrate the breaks in the writing style changes from a narrative and turns into something that takes on a more personal voice when it clearly goes into its poetic style. These poems are made to compliment the setting, such as in a poem credited to the former governor in The Tosa Diary where there is a description of the waves as they illustrate the governor’s sadness as he leaves Kyoto (83)....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1768 words
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New Year Baby by Socheata Poeuv - Mourning and Melancholia After a tragic loss someone will go through a grieving process that will either be constructive or destructive. Mourning is a period of time when the person experiencing this loss begins to search for reconciliation and a way to deal with the sadness. They will attempt to move on, forgive and forget, the past. Freud wrote that mourning is a normal reaction to the loss of a love object, which is consciously known and identifiable. People mourning will express their sadness but will be able to eventually part from their love lost....   [tags: mourning, melancholia, grieving process]
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An Old Champion Athlete - ... Or some in which involve how state standings and/or championships are viewed. As stated by A.E. Housman, “The time you won your town the race we chaired you through the marketplace; man and boy stood cheering by, and home we brought you shoulder-high.” (Prentice Hall Literature [page 1092 lines 1-4]). As newer generations come into the sport, some are born with a gift unimaginable with great potential, people who set the school/state record cause a sadness in the record holder from the past....   [tags: disappointment, dedication, sports]
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A Convenient Appeal: The Image of Urgency in an Inconvenient Truth - ... An accompanying graph depicts rapid population growth. But perhaps more crucial to the logical appeal is its direct connection and impact to the audience. The audience feels the pressure of the situation. Through appeals to logic, Gore exemplifies the apparent danger and urgency of global warming to his audience. To underscore the imminent calamity of global warming, Gore appeals to his audience’s sadness and distress. He wants to reveal the bleakness of a world which becomes increasingly warmer....   [tags: Al Gore documentary]
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The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare - The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare Shakespeare creates many topics for discussion throughout his play, The Winter's Tale. For many of these themes, multiple viewpoints can be derived from the thoughts, words, and actions of the characters in the play. The reasoning for Shakespeare's title is indeed one of the aforementioned topics. Firstly, the title helps to set the stage for which the play takes place. Numerous references hint to the fact that the play is staged mostly during the winter season or close to it....   [tags: Papers] 751 words
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Philippa Foot on Moral Dilemmas - The problem of dilemma, as presented by Philippa Foot in her writing, “Moral Dilemmas Revisited”, is the problem of whether it is possible to be in a situation where you cannot avoid making a wrong choice. Foot argues that it is always possible to avoid making a wrong choice in a difficult situation. She presents the ideas of multiple philosophers and their defense of the thought that there are situations where you can and will make a wrong choice. Foot defends herself further in the explanation of her point....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 834 words
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Hamlet: Dancing Through Darkness - Dancing Through Darkness One cannot exercise the mind enough to prepare for the moment when tragedy occurs. Our emotions are very unpredictable in this way. What comes after the tragedy is referred to as the ‘grieving period’. The mind has to go through this in order to stretch itself from the unpredictable emotions, back into a form of acceptance of what was lost. In the tragedy striking play of “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” written by William Shakespeare, the author has the reader take a look at the more intense grieving period of the many members who cope with more than one death at a time....   [tags: tragedy, emotions, grief, Shakespeare]
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Analysis of Dover Beach and The Buried Life by Matthew Arnold - Analysis of Dover Beach and The Buried Life by Matthew Arnold Matthew Arnold is one of the many famous and prolific writers from the nineteenth century. Two of his best known works are entitled Dover Beach and The Buried Life. Although the exact date of composition is unknown, clearly they were both written in the early 1850s. The two poems have in common various characteristics, such as the theme and style. The feelings of the speakers of the poem also resemble each other significantly....   [tags: Papers] 1959 words
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The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger - Experiencing a tragedy at a young age causes many problems as that individual grows up. The most common effects are changes in usual behavior, episodes of crying or sadness, and suicidal thoughts. In The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, and The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger, the death of a close sibling causes two characters to act out and experience these effects. Enduring a tragedy often leaves one with feelings of depression. These effects could include loss in interest, hopelessness and feelings that things will never get better....   [tags: death, loss]
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Depression: Understanding What It Is and Who It Affects - What is depression. Who are the groups affected by depression. How do people know when they are having signs, and/or symptoms of depression. Depression has numerous signs and symptoms, which means it comes in different shapes and sizes. No one individual is identical when it comes to feeling depressed. Depression is a mood disorder involving disturbances in emotion (excessive sadness), behavior (loss of interest in one’s usual activities), cognition (thoughts of hopelessness), and body function (fatigue and loss of appetite) (Wade, Tavris 567)....   [tags: Mental Health]
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The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. Du Bois - W.E.B. Du Bois The Souls Of Black Folk is a sentinel work both in terms of describing for the modern reader the struggle of the freed slaves in their movement from slave to truly free, but also in describing the character or soul of the black community of the time. Du Bois is very careful in his introduction of the work to point out "and, finally, need I add that I who speak here am bone of the bone and flesh of the flesh of them that live within the Veil?" (Du Bois, 1994, p. vi) Of all the choices, Du Bois makes in his work, his choice to include quotes and a bar of the sorrow song as lead ins to the chapters is the most interesting....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Black Community]
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The Potential Harm of Today's Portable Electronics - Cell phones and other portable electronics are here to stay, becoming more advanced and impressive each day. The way people live and interact with others on a day to day basis is changing thanks to portable electronics, such as cell phones. Portable electronics, however, should be used responsibly, for portable electronics may be just as dangerous as helpful; for instance, one’s behavioral development may become prolonged or poor; one’s mental and physical health may suffer or deteriorate; one’s social skills may become ineffective or weak; and one’s field and sense of surroundings may become impaired....   [tags: Cell Phons, Portable Electronics]
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Two Versions of the Song Roxanne - Many say that music has evolved over the years. This essay shall explore the elements of two versions of one song. It shall discuss the correlations and disparities of these songs and confer how it has been revolutionised to entertain the audiences of today. The two songs which shall be scrutinized shall be Roxanne. Originally released in 1978, it was performed by ‘The Police’. The cover version El Tango de Roxanne was rearranged by Mariano Mores in Moulin Rouge, 2001. The main gist of the song is Sting telling his girlfriend that she doesn’t have to be a prostitute anymore....   [tags: Music Analysis Assignment] 807 words
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How Medication and Therapy Combats Depression - Introduction: Depression is a life changing disorder that affects more than 350 million people worldwide (who.int). Depression is not just being sad, and it’s not something you can just ‘snap’ out of. Depression for many people is a perpetual feeling of doom. It causes people to see life as ‘grey’ and meaningless. It’s like being in the depths of despair. However, I am pleased to inform you that depression is a treatable disease. There are two main methods of treating depression, medication and therapy....   [tags: Mood Disorder, Clinical Illness, Loss of Interest]
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A Person's Emotional Response to Food - Since the beginning of time, food has been a necessity of life. Eventually, it became a pleasurable necessity of life as the Romans would throw private parties where they would entertain a small group of guests and serve a feast full of Roman delicacies. Since then food has become an emotional aspect of our lives. Certain foods, such as cakes and cookies, might create a pleasurable experience for an individual, while other foods, such as vegetables and seafood, might create an unpleasant experience for them....   [tags: behavioral science research]
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Hamlet's Grief - "’Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother, / nor customary suits of solemn black / [ . . . ] but I have that within which passeth show; / these but the trappings and the suits of woe” (Shakespeare 1.2.76-73, 85-86) says Hamlet when confronted about his way of grieving over his father’s recent death. Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is a remarkable tale that is centered on the idea of death and grief. While death is a universal occurrence, meaning every person will deal with it, how we grieve after a loss is completely individual....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]
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Alcohol and Depression - There is a definite link between alcohol abuse and the symptoms of depression. When someone is depressed, they may use alcohol to find temporary relief from the pain. There are many situations where someone may overuse alcoholic substances. The most common reason for consuming alcoholic beverages is to cover for feelings of social inadequacy. When this becomes a regular occurrence the resulting condition can lead to a depressive disorder. The individual experiences feelings of temporary euphoria but when the intoxicant wears off the feelings of sadness or anxiety remains....   [tags: Mental Health ] 452 words
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We Wear the Mask - Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask” is a lyric poem in which the point of attraction, the mask, represents the oppression and sadness held by African Americans in the late 19th century, around the time of slavery. As the poem progresses, Dunbar reveals the façade of the mask, portrayed in the third stanza where the speaker states, “But let the dream otherwise” (13). The unreal character of the mask has played a significant role over the life of African Americans, whom pretend to put on a smile when they feel sad internally....   [tags: Literature]
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Various Expressions of Grief - Various Expressions of Grief Heaney’s lyric poem “Mid- Term Break” is filled with various expressions of emotions caused by the death of a loved one. Robert Stecker in, “Expressiveness and Expression in Music and Poetry” stated that, “It is also virtually impossible to read a lyric poem without taking it to express and attitude toward (a possibly fictional) someone or some (possibly fictional) state of affairs.” (89). In the case of this lyric, it is the reactions of the loved ones left behind after the unexpected death of a four year old little boy that are expressed in this poem....   [tags: Mid Term Break, Heaney, Lyric Poem, Poetry]
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Does Retail Therapy Really Work? - Many have said that one of the reasons that consumerism has become such a prevalent activity for people today is because it helps people cope with stress. In fact, an astute journalist from Chicago Tribune in 1986 coined the term "retail therapy" to label the phenomenon. Now, after reading about the particular theory, you're probably asking the question "Does the act of shopping really bring happiness to people?" Well, there's no question that people -- whether it's a mother buying women's cashmere (http://illann.com/women.html) sweaters for her daughter or a husband purchasing jewellery for his wife -- do find some form of satisfaction from buying things....   [tags: consumerism, shopping and happiness] 554 words
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Understanding The Emotion of Jealousy - It is human nature to experience a variety of emotions throughout the extensive journey of life, especially jealousy. Jealousy is the state of being fearful or wary of being supplanted [1]. It is essentially when a person sees a threat to what they have or what they want to have. Many people experience it every day, but not a lot actually stop to analyze and consider the effects of it on their outlooks on life. Hence, jealousy starts out as a small pestering feeling, but it can grow. Jealousy is continuously misunderstood and remains unanalyzed every day by those who experience it....   [tags: lack, anger, self-esteem]
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Feelings of Grief and Sorrow - ... Any event that distinguishes their child’s development from that of a healthy individual has the risk of triggering a chronic sorrow episode. These events tend to be major life milestones such as learning to walk, to write, speech development, driving a car, graduating high school, etc. Parents of highly dependent children can feel chronic sorrow more intensely and with higher frequency due to the draining demands of being a primary caregiver, possibly for the rest of their child’s life into adulthood....   [tags: chronic sorrow, grief] 592 words
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The Giver’s Compassion for Jonas - The Giver’s Compassion for Jonas Jonas’ community is ordered and ruled. Everything is same: their clothes, houses and lives. People follow the rules until they die. They know nothing about the true human life. The receiver of memory, the giver, is the only person who is able to the true pleasure of life. When Jonas is elected as the receiver of memory by the community and meets the Giver, his life is changed. Everything he believes in was controlled and hidden the real human life by the community....   [tags: The Giver Essays] 673 words
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How Does Moniza Alvi Explore The Concept of Identity in An Unknown Girl? - Alvi also employs the use of end-stopped lines in key moments of the poem to highlight key aspects of identity. At the height of the poem, when Moniza Alvi is feeling deeply connected to her culture, she claims she has “new brown veins.” This is the first end-stopped line we encounter in the entire poem, and Alvi uses it to accentuate her connection to this newfound aspect of her identity. The “brown” she if referring to is the henna that someone is making on her hand of a peacock. The henna, as well as the peacock, is symbolic of India, and the Indian cultural identity, as henna is something associated with India, and the peacock is the Indian national bird....   [tags: cultural identity, symbol, peacock, india]
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Finding Hope in Mutability through Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats Poems - The Romantic period happened in and around the years of 1789 to 1832. During these years, all around the world terrible things were happening. In France, the French Revolution was devastating and were the after affects. Almost all of Europe was affected, and this loss and suffering permeated the writings of Romantic poets. Percy Bysshe Shelley and John Keats poems are two authors that write about mutability but also write in a way that comes off as a search for something hopeful and happy in human existence....   [tags: positivity, mortality, autumn] 809 words
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