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Leadership Self-Analysis - As a leader in our church, after attending the program in Clinical Pastoral Education, I learned so much about self. Self awareness is a major growing edge in anyones leadership skills. Especially if you are trying to be successful and effective with your congregation, family and in the community. I learned that when dealing with conflict, I had the tendency to shy away or pretend as though the conflict is not happening or that it didn’t exist. This behavior would lead to some unattended and unhealthy issues within my self....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 828 words
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Learning Self-Analysis - I once thought of myself as a slow learner. My friends and acquaintances seemed to have knowledge and experiences unknown to me. I now realize I was a sheltered learner. My sensory input was limited. What I saw, read, heard, and even did, was limited to what my parents, teachers, preachers and even my spouse, thought I should experience. Reading, which once seemed restricted to school books, the Bible, and parenting books, became an adventure to a new life. I acquired new desires, dreams, goals and thoughts....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 537 words
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A Self Analysis - I don't particularly like to write. Unless we're talking poetry, I have no innate talent in written expression. While I deeply enjoy the consumption and sharing of knowledge, its conveyance is not my strong suit. When pen is put to paper or fingers to keyboard, coherence is of the utmost importance. There is no way to clarify mistakes made or intentions left unclear and what we say in writing is more or less final. The effort, or lack thereof, that a reader is required to expend in order to comprehend information is key to that reader's acceptance of the ideas that an author presents....   [tags: Language] 1859 words
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Theoretical Self Analysis Essay - Erik Erikson composed a theory of psychological development that was composed of eight stages. Erikson’s theory focuses on how personalities evolve throughout life as a result of the interaction between biologically based maturation and the demands of society. According to Erikson, “Each stage of human development presents its characteristic crises. Coping well with each crisis makes an individual better prepared to cope with the next.” (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2013, p. 314) According to Erikson’s eight stages of development, I have only been through six of the eight stages....   [tags: Erik Erikson, Psychological Development]
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Self-Analysis of Writing Process - It’s ENC 1101, Not knowing what to expect I entered the room with absolute fear, after all it was my first year of college. Although I’ve never been quite fond of English in the past, I’ve always excelled in the subject. I had yet to work for my grade and no English course I had taken proved to be a challenge through my eyes. I am a huge procrastinator, if not one of the biggest when it comes to assignments. I most likely wrote papers the night before or the day of and still managed to average an “A” on all of them....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 961 words
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Life Styles Inventory (LSI): Self Analysis - Introduction The Life Styles Inventory (LSI) is a self-assessment diagnostic instrument that measures 12 key thinking patterns, or "styles". The LSI promotes performance change and improvement by increasing personal understanding of one's thinking and behavior. By responding to these 240 inventory items, individuals learn exactly where they need to focus their development efforts, without ambiguity or guesswork. The results of the self-description are plotted on a circular graph for easy visualization of how the individual thinks and behaves in the 12 LSI styles....   [tags: self-assessment diagnostic instrument] 1597 words
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Analysis of Portfolio - Throughout this portfolio, I demonstrate my abilities to critique my own writing and to make an argument based on evidence and analysis. My revised papers are the evidence, and the analysis I make is how these papers show my growth, improvement, and now capable writing abilities to meet the outcomes of English 131. In the very creation of this portfolio, in addition to the revised essays, I accomplish multiple global objectives for this class. These objectives include writing a complex claim, writing with intertextuality, showing awareness of my audience, and revealing the effect of successful, critical revision and editing techniques....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 1044 words
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Theraphy: Self-Intake Analysis - ... It was so strange to realize that it wasn’t until getting involved with my current husband that I truly believed that I had the right to enjoy my sexuality and to have my needs considered. The lessons I have internalized during the first 34 years of my life are now beginning to fall into context and agree with Basson’s theories. Psychosocial History The psychosocial section was no less emotionally charged than the previous ones. Going through the psychosocial elements of my understanding of sexuality reminded me of Antioch’s Family of Origin course....   [tags: emotional healing, sex history, relationships]
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Concept Analysis on Self Perception - This is a concept analysis on self-perception. Self-perception is non-discriminatory in that it crosses all socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds. The effects of self-perception can be and usually are life altering. Self-perception can tear at the fabric of the victim's self-confidence, self-worth and trust in their perceptions when relating to life events, eventually causing a chasm or warped view of the inner self. The reason for examining self-perception relates to how it affects the healing process and the relationships with those providing care....   [tags: Psychology]
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Leadership Style Self-Analysis - (1)Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your leadership style. My leadership style is problem solver; this leadership style offers me the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and experience of my followers. I believe that I am more of this leadership style because I tend to accept input from group members when making decisions and solving problems. I do this because I feel that everyone in the group have something tangible to contribute to the group, and sometimes they might have access to key information that can help in my decision making....   [tags: Leadership ]
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Writing Self-Evaluation - Now that I have completed the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth course Crafting the Essay, I feel I have tremendously grown as a writer. Even after submitting the first assignment, I looked back at a position paper I wrote for school that I received an A+ on, yet I saw several flaws I wished I had changed. I feel I have significantly improved on my aspects of punctuation in grammar; the progressions Leslie suggested to me on said aspects synchronized with the grammar lessons taught in my English Honors class....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 551 words
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Social Quiz Analysis - RESEARCH STUDIES 3 I participated in two studies, one was “Do you have a positive personality?” and the other one was “Social Needs and Facebook Usage.” I think the hypothesis of Do you have a positive personality, is that more people have a positive personality than negative, and the research study that I took, will prove it right or wrong. The point of the study for the person taking it is to figure out if they have a positive or a negative personality. The hypothesis of Social Needs and Facebook Usage is that people’s social skills and facebook are related....   [tags: Self-Analysis]
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Communication Self-Analysis - 1. I just started working at a clothing store, and it was a great way for me to engage in new conversations and identify the elements that go into interpersonal communication. An essential to this conversation was that she was willing to take her time to get to know me and teach me how to do things, and I was able to listen. The following contexts existed in my conversation with a fellow girl coworker. The physical dimension was that we were at our workplace where it is dimly lit, there wasn’t a lot of people around, and we were surrounded by clothing....   [tags: Communication] 1416 words
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Leadership Self-Analysis - One of the challenges facing nurses today is learning how to be an effective leader. Assessing and analyzing the style of leadership the nurse possesses is the first step in facing the challenge. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and understand the characteristics of my style of leadership from an assessment performed by Gallup Strength Finders and DiSC and compare the strengths I have in common with Eleanor Roosevelt. For me to be an effective leader, I must first evaluate my strengths. I took the Gallup 2.0 Strength Finder report which showed my strengths in an insight and action planning guide....   [tags: Leadership ]
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A Bruised Self Image: An Analysis of Conflict in John Keats' "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" - John Keats' "On Seeing the Elgin Marbles" is a sonnet written upon visiting the British Museum, subsequent to the country's purchase of marble statues that had originally been part of the Parthenon in Athens. The poem contains a web of underlying tensions and conflicts that are evident in both the words and imagery of the poem. However, unlike other sonnets in which conflict is often resolved by the end, this sonnet leaves a lasting feeling of despair which sheds light on the internal strife embodied within the speaker himself....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Self-Directed Team Analysis - The world ‘s economy has developed continuously throughout the decades. In order to catch up with the economic development and people demand, the business is always seeking for the best approaches to enhance productivity as well as performance of the company. “According to Mc Shane, Olekalns and Travaglione (2010), self-directed teams have a high degree of autonomy, which is proven to increase productivity”. Based on my experiences either in the course ‘s work group activities, I agree that self-directed team if implemented appropriately will lead to the high level of productivity....   [tags: Business Management ]
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Self-Analysis - Once again this essay lucidly reflects one of my very abilities: I can adapt to requests. I can write creatively. Yet I cannot lie – in this particular regard. I dearly wish I could, as I am not keen on revealing such essential desires of my being. Well, I will now relinquish my phobia (in the hope of choice pedagogues only reading this paper): Since you might have difficulties gaining insight in my Austrian scholastic “career”, I will summarize the past ten school years exiguously. I usually rank among the top of my class, and always end the respective grades “cum magna laude”....   [tags: Personal Reflection] 945 words
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My Professional Profile Essay - After taking the StrenghtsQuest and the Holland Interest Inventory I have realized a lot of points that I’ve never realized before. I have realized there are certain things that I did know about but I just never justified the interest in knowing about it. After much consideration I’m honestly not sure if my career that I’m looking into is really what is going to fit my profile. I’m going to tell you my top three scores from the Holland Interest Inventory and the top five StrengthsQuest. I took the Holland Interest Inventory first and my top three characteristics that match me are Social, investigative, and Realistic....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 1136 words
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Self-Analysis - Self-Analysis Before taking this course my writing styles and habits were very different. I was the typical procrastinator because I would wait until the night before a paper was due to start it. This did not allow me enough time to properly proofread everything, which resulted in getting points deducted for simple grammatical errors that could have been avoided if I would have had the time to proofread. My writing styles have many strengths and weaknesses and I have been able to improve my writing because of them....   [tags: Essays Papers] 577 words
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How I Communicate - For this paper I considered a variety of people that have seen me communicate on different levels. I started by interviewing one of my coworkers, then I asked for the participation of one of the consumers, and finally a fellow member of my church. It was interesting to find out how others felt about the way in which I communicate. In the process of writing this paper I have learned a lot about myself. Andy and I work closely together at a small daycare in Quinlan. I thought she would be a great candidate for this assignment, because she observes how I communicate with the children and other coworkers....   [tags: Self-Analysis] 644 words
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Who Stole My Cheese? Self-Analysis - Change, like time, is always happening. There is no way to stop it, not even for a second. Whither or not you realize it, you are always changing in every possible way. However, we commonly simplify change to only the large differences in our normal routines each day or week, whither they are expected or unexpected. These large problems can sometimes become problems for people, which is not surprising. They should be problems, whither they are good problems to have, or bad. It is our job to adapt to these changes, and to adapt quickly....   [tags: essays research papers] 1021 words
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An Analysis of Magaret Atwood's Bluebeard's Egg: External versus Internal Self - Margaret Atwood's “Bluebeard's Egg” is a story centred upon a woman called Sally, describing her relationship with her husband, Ed, and her best friend, Marylynn. The story is told in a third person perspective, a “God-like” figure that takes us through the whole narration, but only revealing the thoughts of one character, Sally. In the story “Bluebeard's Egg”, the main conflict is within the protagonist, Sally; that is, her external self versus her internal self. Sally's external self does not act according to her internal self....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 990 words
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The Search For Self - A Critical Analysis Of The Odyssey - The afternoon was slowly fading into the evening and I had gone the whole day without the figure of my aspiration, my father. I impatiently paced the floor in front of the door like a stalking cat waiting to pounce on its prey. The thoughts of wrestling my father and hear those words of affirmation, “You got me. Mercy. I give up!” filled my head. My father was obviously faking it but there was something about his words that have such power over a young boys life. Mothers are sources of comfort and safety for a young boy but it is the father that defines the identity of a young boy, the father bestows manhood on the boy....   [tags: The Odyssey Homer] 1018 words
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Analysis of Self-Sacrifice in Part One, Chapter III – IV - Crime and Punishment, written by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, establishes his motifs through the use of. This novel reinstates the motif of self-sacrifice into different characters that interact with the main character, Raskolnikov. Although the largest case of self-sacrifice lies in the character of Sonya which is not thoroughly discussed in Chapter III and IV of Part One, pages 35 to 64 contributes the largest variety of self-sacrifice that is found within Crime and Punishment. Here, self-sacrifice comes in three different forms: the sacrifice of ones own body, the sacrifice of someone you love, and the sacrifice for someone you love....   [tags: Classic Literature]
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The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe - The Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard begins his book, The Sickness Unto Death like this: “Man is spirit. But what is spirit. Spirit is the self. But what is the self. The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self.” I understand The Fall of the House of Usher in these terms; the story is a description of the sick self, the sick spirit, the mortally morbid human. The title provides a reasonable summary of the story: the subject is the House of Usher and what happens to the House is a fall....   [tags: Thematic, Literary Analysis, Self]
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The Career Value of a College Education - The Career Value of a College Education My present career is in Information Technology for a regional company. I work as a Senior Network Analyst in the Information Services Department, and provide support for all devices on the computer network. I work on a team of seven members with responsibility for over 400 file servers, 40 routers, and 120 switches at more than 60 locations. Our company runs a mixture of network operating systems including Netware 6, Windows 2000 server, AIX, and various flavors of Linux....   [tags: Self Analysis Career Job ] 1880 words
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Pursuit of Happiness in Bridget Carpenter’s Up - In the few scenes of Up the audience is introduced to Walter’s obsession with his inventions which would lead to him becoming increasingly frustrated. Notwithstanding that his ambitions would be reduced due to the realty issues he faces. As the play continues, the audience is then introduced to Petit, who re-installs happiness into Walter’s life through conversations which embody work which they are most passionate about. Petit’s conservations would in turn make Walter feel determined and free again to do his inventions....   [tags: Analysis, Economics, Self Determination]
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Hiding Behind the Words - Hiding Behind the Words As I look back at the first paper I wrote for this class, I see lots of things I needed to improve on. I was simple minded in many of my ideas that I wrote about. Throughout the paper I only elaborated on a few thoughts and ideas. It all could have been summed up in two paragraphs. My opening paragraph talked about my whole paper. "A university education is important to me. By getting a degree in geography I hope to improve my knowledge and increase my chances for a good job....   [tags: Writing Education Self Analysis] 1173 words
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Personal Thinking Styles - Personal Thinking Styles After taking the survey, my results depicted that my primary style of thinking is Affiliative. I find this someone accurate in how I live my life, however there are characteristics I exhibit which diminish my affliliative personality. I find that I am continuously trying to find that perfect relationship or bond with someone. Frankly, I find it hard to make connections with others because my continuous need to be perfect. I find that my closest and best relationships are those who have common values, way of living, and ideals about living life....   [tags: Self Analysis Personality Leadership] 1792 words
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The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka - How individuals think about their identity and how they respond to others is a person’s self-concept. Various factors in an individual’s life can have a negative or positive affect on their self-concept. Focusing on negative self-concept, we can see reoccurring variables in their social environment that can trigger depressive symptoms. Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, begins when Gregor has awakened from his disturbed dream as a dung beetle. Gregor, the main character and Kafka himself, experienced insecure behavior, alienation and depression in their relationships....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Negative Self-Concept]
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Analysis of "Mirror Self-Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins: Implications for Comparative Investigations of Highly Dissimilar Species" - Analysis of "Mirror Self-Recognition in Bottlenose Dolphins: Implications for Comparative Investigations of Highly Dissimilar Species" Studies using chimpanzees, orangutans, and humans have shown displays of self-recognition with the introduction of a mirror. The display, exhibited by these animals, shows a certain cognitive level that's hard to achieve by other animals. The experiment tested by Marino, Reiss, and Gallup, Jr. built on the idea of self-recognition by testing cetaceans, particularly bottlenose dolphins....   [tags: Papers] 374 words
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Francis Bacon - Francis Bacon’s self portrait is a haunting image that evokes thoughts of the human body’s fragility, especially the aged human body. This piece is a reflection of mortality and death expressed with melancholy colors and sparse imagery. The viewer is forced to reflect on the impact of time on the body and how time is the real Grim Reaper bringing us closer to death. The pose of Bacon’s body in a bleak environment brings to mind an empty waiting room and how life is like a vast waiting room with its inhabitants watching as all their friends and family are called into whatever lies beyond....   [tags: Art Techniques, Analysis. Self Portrait]
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Self-Awareness and Contiuous Self-Development - SELF AWARENESS AND CONTINUOUS SELF DEVELOPMENT WORD COUNT: 1098 words This part will discuss self-awareness and continuous self-development through analyzing a number of prior researches, then come up with the link of them to support my role as a manager in the future. Self-awareness Self-awareness is a terminology that has been widely discussed in not only psychological but also business and managerial perspectives. There are a number of authors trying to propose different definitions of it. In very earlier research, the theory developed by Wicklund (1975, 1978, 1979) defines self-awareness mostly as one’s ability to self-observe....   [tags: management, self evaluation, communication]
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Self-Deception and Absurdity - Self-deception is described as a strong urge and desire to maintain or defend a belief or idea that one regards to be the truth even while there is strong evidence that the contrary is actually the truth (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Self-deception is “a way we justify false beliefs” and these rationalizations “may even produce it themselves” (Skeptic’s Dictionary; Perspectives, 117). Some views of self-deception suggest that it is an egoistic act, while others do not believe that this is necessarily true....   [tags: Psychology, Self-inflation Bias] 2764 words
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Self-imposed Isolation - Nathaniel Hawthorne was a prolific writer, weaving some of the best-known stories in American literature. While Hawthorne’s works tend to focus around the Puritan themes of sin, he was usually critical of Puritan ideals. Some of Hawthorne’s works (“Young Goodman Brown”, “The Minister’s Black Veil”, and The Scarlet Letter) have characters living life outside of their Puritan communities and can be classified as outsider narratives. Young Goodman Brown, Reverend Hooper, Arthur Dimmesdale, and Hester Prynne are all outsiders in their communities, but what makes the characters unique is that they chose to be outsiders....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Hawthorne] 1543 words
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Qualitative Analysis Critique - Qualitative Research Critique There are many differences between quantitative and qualitative research. Such things like: quantitative research provides only variables that can predict specific results but it does not tell us very much about how the variables affect an individual’s life course. Qualitative research adversely provides an enriched understanding of characteristics, qualities, attributes, and environmental factors affecting life events. Qualitative analysis can give understanding to the meaning of a specific characteristic, entity, or phenomenon within a context, instead of only measuring how much is present....   [tags: Self Development]
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A Journey Into Self Discovery - Devotion, Admiration, and Respect. These were all the qualities that Marlow possesses the beginning of his journey as he traveled into the Heart of Darkness. A devotion to his job and his European counterparts. Admiration to one of the best Ivory sells man in the Congo and respect for himself. Conrad shows us that these beliefs that Marlow once thought were true are slowly changing as he spends his days in the jungle. Watching as the Europeans treated the natives with no consideration or respect put much hatred inside Marlow’s heart for the pilgrims(92).Marlow’s change in attitude towards Kurtz changes drastically, as his love and deep admiration for the man has turns into disgust and regr...   [tags: Character Analysis] 587 words
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Emotional Intelligence and Self Management and their Influence on Attitudes of Self Preparedness for Life Situations - The purpose of this study is to gauge the affect of ones emotional intelligence, A deficiency in emotional intelligence can mean a lack of success and the existence of emotional problems, (Chopra & Kanji, 2010) and ability to self motivate (the ability to motivate oneself, to find a reason and the necessary strength to do something, without the need of being influenced to do so by another person) ("Define:Self motivation - Google Search," n.d.) with self estimation of ones preparedness for life situations....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Theme of Self Confidence in Literature - Theme of Self Confidence in Literature Spirit of self shows self confidence. In the stories of "The Life of a Slave" by: Frederick Douglass and "The Invisible Man" (The Narrator, The Battle Royale) by: Ralph Ellison with shorts stories of Black Elk Speaks (High Horse, Crazy Horse and Pipe Boyhood) Translated by: Jim Neidhardt all have characteristics of self confidence. Self Confidence comes from the spirit of self which is the belief of what you have, the essence that keeps you going and the ability to persevere when others do not....   [tags: Literature Theme Analysis Compare] 1494 words
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Self Discovery: The Gullah - The Gullah is a community that lives in the coastal parts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia where they fish and farm. The ancestors of the Gullah trace back to Charleston, South Carolina, where there was a port for the Atlantic Slave trade, which was the most commonly used port in North America. Gullah is “more than simply the language and name of a people. It encompasses the essence of struggle, spirituality, perseverance and tradition” (South Carolina Business and Industry). Their relatives are West Africans who suffered many hardships and are honored and remembered by a rare preservation of African culture that the Gullah keeps alive....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Self-annihilation in The Cask of Amontillado - Self-annihilation in The Cask of Amontillado It is now generally common that Poe’s writings draw on his personal problems. William Bittner, the author of Poe: A Biography even suggests that Montresor and Fortunato in the Cask of Amontillado "are two sides of the same man—Edgar Poe" (218). There exist countless interpretations of the story, resulting from Poe’s ability to puzzle his readers and make them rack their brains over the often-ambiguous lines. Disregarding the many explanations that already exist, I will try to point to passages in the story, which could be considered relevant in proving the theory that by killing Fortunato in so monstrous a fashion, Montresor has annihilated his o...   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Literary Analysis]
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Self-Interest in Human Nature - Roush 1 Human Nature is made up of many different things, from the choices a person makes and how they feel about making these choices, to how they are thinking when these choices are being made by them. In the world of political philosophy there have been many different views on this very topic. Views from Philosophers such as Machiavelli, Locke, Plato and, Rousseau all try to give the best understanding of human nature. All of these philosophers are intelligent and have hard far into their work to prove their work on human nature but they all have a different understanding of what the truest meaning of this actually is....   [tags: Philosophy, The Prince, Analysis]
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Punishment and Self-Persuasion in Adam and Eve - Using Punishment and Self-Persuasion to Explain Adam and Eve The Book of Genesis tells the story of how God created man and woman. He permitted Adam and Eve to eat from any tree in his garden except the Tree of Knowledge, and they faced death if they did. They were handed out a severe threat; that of death. As we all know, Adam and Eve did eat from the tree of knowledge and were banished from the Garden of Eden. Looking at the situation from a social psychology perspective, I will examine why that was the case, and what God could have theoretically done to be obeyed....   [tags: Scripture Analysis] 1119 words
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Self-Censorship - The stated research question of this study was “whether [Texas] SLMSs engage in self-censorship as part of the collection development process with regard to YA literature having content that significantly increases the probability the materials will be challenged” (Coley, 2002, para. 11). The concept being studied is self-censorship by School Library Media Specialists. The researcher’s nominal definition of self-censorship by media specialists is “the process by which a librarian chooses not to purchase a given book because of the item's potential for being challenged” (Coley, 2002, para....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Exploring the Self-Destructive Potential of Humanity - Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Herman Melville's Moby Dick, two separate and radically different compositions that both explore the self-destructive potential of humanity. Moby Dick, set in the New England region of North America during the mid to late 1800s, tells the story of Captain Ahab's quest on the whaling ship, The Pequod, to slay the white whale that crippled him on his last voyage. Throughout their trek the crew are faced with many warnings to turn back, ultimately Ahab must make the decision between saving multiple lives, and exacting his revenge....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 1334 words
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Self Portrait, 2007 by Chuck Close - Self Portrait, 2007 by Chuck Close The artwork that ignited my interest at the High Museum of Art was the Self Portrait, 2007 by Chuck Close. In this particular painting, Close was influenced by a printing technique used in Japan known as nishiki-e. The nishiki-e technique involves multicolored wooden block printings, which would have a specific engraving on it and then arranged in a particular way to make an image. Close liked to experiment and combine different styles and techniques such as employing “different media and materials, using airbrush and even his own fingertips” (Spires) to create new artworks....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Scarlet Song: A Self-Fulfilled Interest - America’s thirty-second President and conqueror of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt, quoted, “Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection” (Roosevelt). When an individual makes decisions that involve the love and feelings of another person, it is important to refrain from taking for granted their affection just for one’s own personal benefits and interests. Scarlet Song tells the story of two young lovers who find true love for one another despite their religious and cultural differences, and fail to remain committed to maintaining their marriage....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Importance of Self-Image in the Loman Family - Published in 1949, Arthur Miller’s Death of Salesman is a post Second World War American drama that highlights the plight of isolation and desolation experienced by the common man, as symbolized by Willy. The play deals with the society, life’s absurdity, various internal and external conflicts, death and above all, the tragedy of existence. It is located in the industrial society of the twentieth century where the pressure to succeed and the financial difficulties seem insurmountable. The play depicts America as the land of opportunity as well as a place where the society has acquired a new set of values that threatens to destroy those who cannot abide by new changes....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Arthur Miller]
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A Divided Self: The Many Facets of Faustus - Having attained all that he desires from the knowledge of man, Marlowe’s character Faustus turns to the only remaining school of thought that he feels he must master which is the art of necromancy. In his pursuits, he manages to summon the devil Mephistopheles, arch demon of hell, and strikes a deal to trade his immortal soul with Lucifer in exchange for being granted an infinite amount of power and knowledge that extends even beyond the limits of human understanding. However in the process of negotiating the terms of his pact, it becomes clear that Faust is in a constant state of uncertainty in terms of whether he should repent and forsake the arrangement or simply go through with it....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Character Description]
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