Apathy Essays

  • Apathy in Ithaca

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    Apathy in Ithaca In Ithaca, the depth of Joyce's irony is displayed.  The denouement of this odyssey is perfect for this story, while at the same time leaving us with the exact opposite of the resolution in the tale the book proclaims to emulate.  Odysseus' public apotheosis parallels Bloom's private shame.  The concise question and answer format which Ithaca adopts, found no where else in the book, is refereed to by many critics as reminiscent of a catechism.  The description is well

  • Social apathy is a problem in today’s world

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    Aristotle's "Man is by nature a social animal". However, gazing the society nowadays, it sounds like we have become more apathetic while compare to few decades ago. Therefore, apathy has undoubtedly become an issue and concern in today’s society. Apathy seems getting into individuals, community and society bit by bit without notice it. Apathy between the individuals has been proven in our daily lives. While people living in the rural area, people usually interact with each other; in cities, people tend to

  • Loss Of Freedom Through Apathy

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    Loss of Freedom Through Apathy We do have freedom in this country but we simply choose to ignore it. We live in a democracy, the most just kind of government, where we the people hold supreme power. It is an institution that is a culmination of revolutions, wars, philosophies and heroes. It is the greatest and proudest government in the world. One reason for this is that Americans have a right citizens of Iraq and China and North Korea only dreamed they could have. It took one of the greatest military

  • Apathy and the Living Dead

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    Apathy and the Living Dead It’s nothing to die; it’s frightful not to live. - Victor Hugo The word “Apathy” has its origin in Greek and literally means "without feelings." Isn’t that a description of the dead? That was what Victor Hugo was referring to when he wrote, "It’s nothing to die; it’s frightful not to live." In other words, we should not be afraid of dying, but not living. The apathetic are alive, but without feelings, so they are not living. They are the living dead. Here’s what

  • Essay on Camus’ The Stranger (The Outsider): Apathy

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    Apathy in The Stranger (Outsider) Often times an author incorporates a thought or philosophy into a work that can shape or reshape the attitude emitted from the novel. In Albert Camus', The Stranger, the Existential philosophy that the author fills into the work give an aura of apathy. With the opening lines of "Mother died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can't be sure," Camus immediately sets a tone of indifference (1). Though the protagonist, Mersault, is not completely without cares, the overall

  • Social apathy is a problem in today’s world.

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    for general public is concern. There is a recent case in China, Yue-yue, a two-years old girl was run over twice, ignored by eighteen passers-by in seven minutes without any aid and finally passed out. This paper agrees with the belief that social apathy is an issue in today’s world. There are two main reasons for this: first, the scare emotion of the negative outcome after assist others, and second, bystander effect. The first reason for the issue of public indifference in recent world is the negative

  • Apathy and Addiction in William Gibson's Neuromancer

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    Apathy and Addiction in Neuromancer In the postmodern world of William Gibson's Neuromancer, nature is dead, and the world is run by the logic of the corporate machine. Confronted by a reality that is stark, barren, and metallic, and the hopelessness that this reality engenders, the postmodern protagonist, like Case, often immerses himself or herself in an alternate form of reality that is offered in the form of addiction (to virtual reality or drugs, for example), addictions that are

  • Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms - Apathy or Self Preservation?

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    A Farewell to Arms: Apathy or Self Preservation? Lieutenent Frederic Henry goes through hell in Hemingway's celebrated pacifist novel, A Farewell to Arms, yet as each crisis sweeps him along, it doesn't seem to quite register. He tells the story a decade later which could partly explain the baldness of statements like this one: "But [the cholera] was checked and in the end only seven thousand died of it in the army" (4). He describes the horrors of war in bare and matter-of-fact tones while

  • The Cause of Voter Apathy in Canada

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    What causes voter apathy? Why, in the most recent federal and provincial elections, did roughly 40% of eligible voters stay home? Perhaps candidate A, running for party A led by leader A, is not perceived as being significantly different from, or better than, candidate B, running for party B led by leader B. This lack of perceived difference between candidate-party-leader A and candidate-party-leader B, is not the only problem in an election. It is also impossible to vote directly on an issue

  • Schools and Education - Understanding the Rise in Apathy, Cheating and Plagiarism

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    The Rise in Apathy, Cheating and Plagiarism – Understanding the Problem Over the past ten years teachers have witnessed a drop in student preparation and a rise in apathy and cheating. Students who cheat do so from a variety of motives. Making this situation even more difficult is that faculty members do not even define plagiarism the same or punish it consistently (Howard, “Sexuality” 473). Some surveys even show that teachers simply ignore the problem or do not report plagiarism because:

  • Cause and Effect Essay - The Causes of America’s Social Problems

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    to the roots of the causes, we find three fundamental causes of social problems: ignorance, apathy, and greed. The ultimate remedy for social problems therefore must confront all three root causes. It does little good to just run down the street shouting "share the rent!" or "stop war!". Uttering a slogan does no good unless it arouses sympathy. As an example of the interplay between ignorance, apathy, and greed, consider the problem of pollution. Suppose the most efficient preventative is a pollution

  • How is technology affecting the younger generations' perceptions of morality and the world?

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    How is technology affecting the younger generations' perceptions of morality and the world? The advent of the internet signaled a revolutionary shift for society, in which participation in massive amounts of information was easily and rapidly accessible to any connected country. This digital revolution gave rise to monolithic digital communities that dominate the web and strongly influence the globe; Twitter helped Belarusian youth organize flash-protests against their authoritarian government

  • Teenage Life

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    pressure is ourselves. We try our hardest to be accepted among a certain group or circle. Whereas most of the time we are rejected and we become depressed. Depression, another problem, along with ignorance and apathy that thwarts our lives. A wise man when questioned about his view on ignorance and apathy, said &...

  • Cyrano De Bergerac

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    of goal. That will be a defining case in my argument. What I really believe is that he simply did not care about his happiness. In that sense, he did not so much sacrifice it, as he annexed and divided it when he saw fit. To a further extent, this apathy towards himself probably came from a low self-worth, almost certainly spawned not from his elephantine nose, but the fair maiden Roxanne. Finally, the nose itself, the very icon of de Bergerac, was probably not the problem that Cyrano believed it

  • Exemplification Essay: The Need to Improve the Apathetic Attitude of Young People

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    Are young people in today's society enamored with themselves? Do they care about others? Are they unfeeling; show little or no interest or emotion; unresponsive, indifferent; passionless or void of feeling? What is the cause or reason for apathy in young folks today that wasn't there a hundred years ago? Quite possibly it is a lack of mental stimulation. As responsible citizens of the United States, we should decide to not put up with indifference but encourage young people to get involved in their

  • Current Trends In The Philippines

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    manifestation of modernization and democracy. If a clear distinction between entertainment and politics cannot be established, the government may lose its credibility in the eyes of the people and thus, lose its legitimacy. Because the subject of political apathy in the Philippines is relatively not talked about both from a practical and an academic perspective, people are not well-informed and are mere spectators. Filipinos would rather feign indifference than admit ignorance. Because of lack of understanding

  • The Causes Of Apathy Essay: What Is Apathy?

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    What is apathy anyway? Apathy is the lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern for what is going on around us. We all experience apathy occasionally when we feel unmotivated in our daily responsibilities. However, this is normal from time to time. Constantly expressing apathy by behaving without feeling is not normal. As a result of people wanting to fit in with others so others will like them, being wasteful, and wanting others to suffer from being hurt, they have caused a growing immense problem

  • Apathy to Human Suffering

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    in the work of the great poets like Robert Frost and W. H Auden. The similarities between Frost's "Design" and Auden's "Musee des Beaux Arts" include the belief that the world may be blind to human suffering and to that that causes the suffering. Apathy by the part of the human being is explained either by sheer ignorance of a greater power or by lack of time to consider the existence of such a power that controls the fate of humanity and all that is present in the world. Robert Frost's "Design"

  • Apathy in Adult Education

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    most significant problems in adult education and learning is apathy. Apathy can be defined as a lack of interest in activities or interaction, which I believe is greatly seen throughout a school day. Students from all age groups suffer from a lack of interest in the material that they are being taught. However, this problem seems to be considerably more prevalent among adult learners. Researchers have pointed out many causes behind apathy in the classroom, ranging from the expectation to achieve high

  • Vices Of Spiritual Apathy

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    that I have decided to examine further is that of spiritual apathy. According to DeYoung, spiritual apathy can be described as “comfortable indifference to duty and neglect of other human beings’ needs. If you won’t work hard, you don’t care enough.” (81). DeYoung goes on to say that it “becomes a sin not merely because it makes us lazy, but because of the lack of love that leis behind that laziness” (81). Essentially, spiritual apathy is not giving enough attention or effort to tasks that are pressing