Distress Essays

  • Damsels in Distress

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    Damsels in Distress “Frailty, thy name is a woman!” This quote can be found in William Shakespeare’s famed literary work, Hamlet. Throughout the decades and centuries there has been much dispute about the strength and role of “the weaker vessel.” But, many other sources have proven that women are, in fact just as strong if not stronger than any other “vessel.” In literary works throughout history, women have been portrayed in helpless and domestic, “feminine” roles. John Steinbeck did not employ

  • Distress in The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock

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    The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock - The Distress of J.Alfred Prufrock The human psyche is divided into three distinct aspects: the Persona, the Shadow, and the Anima/Animus; at least, it is according to Jungian Psychology. Drawing heavily on the theories developed by Freud, Jung's psychological concepts tell us that if these three facets are not properly integrated - that is, if one of the three is overly dominant, or repressed, or all three are in conflict with each other - then an individual's

  • Dystopian Distress In Brave New World, Player Piano, And

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    Dystopian Distress in Brave New World, Player Piano, and The Giver       Novels of the same subject matter may have decidedly unique ways of expressing the authors' ideas. Yet, dystopian narratives such as "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, "Player Piano" by Kurt Vonnegut, and "The Giver" by Lois Lowry share many similarities in how the novels end. Throughout the genre of dystopian literature, each story has common ambiguous patterns that leave the reader unsure as to specific details at the

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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    are some patients developed lung inj... ... middle of paper ... ...respiratory distress syndrome after pulmonary resection. General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 61(9), 504-512. Doi: 10.1007/s11748-013-0276-7 Marini, J. (2013). Mechanical ventilation: past lessons and the near future. Critical Care (London, England), 17 Suppl 1S1. doi:10.1186/cc11499 Villar, J. (2011). What Is the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome?... 26th New Horizons Symposium, “ARDS Update,” at the 56th International

  • Legal Memorandum on Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress

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    whether our client can gain relief from intentional infliction of emotional distress occurring from witnessing a friend¡¦s child being injured by a vehicle that is out of control due to being driven at a high rate of speed through a school zone. Pursuant to your request, this memo includes an analysis of the relevant state and federal law. Issue: Under Kentucky tort law, does intentional infliction of emotional distress occur when a person suffers severe insomnia and anxiety as a result of witnessing

  • Surfactant Replacement in Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome Type

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    in Neonates with Respiratory Distress Syndrome Type The innovation of surfactant replacement therapy in the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome has proven to increase the survival and minimize the complications of the premature neonate. Replacing surfactant has lessened time on ventilators, and allowing the neonate and parents an opportunity to grow together earlier outside of intensive care. This paper will discuss the etiology of respiratory distress syndrome type I, the treatment

  • Oedipus the King

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    change of fortune and usually conveys a strong impression of waste. It is always accompanied by misery and emotional distress” (20). The play, Oedipus the King, by Sophocles definitely demonstrated the characteristics of an impressive disaster unforeseen by the protagonist that involved a character of respect, included irony, and was accompanied by misery and emotional distress. Tragedies usually chronicle a disaster that was unforeseen by the protagonist. To qualify as a disaster this event

  • Modern Marvels

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    unmistakably. Now it?s as if I suffer from a mild case of amnesia. If I can barely keep in mind school deadlines, how can I retain a phone number from the lost portion of my brain? When I have my ?senior moments? and I can?t remember a thing, I am in total distress. I suffer mentally and physically, my headaches are unbearable at times. My computer has made just as much of a contribution to my demise as my cell phone, over the years it as accomplished myriad milestones. The internet is better than it has ever

  • The Movie Industry

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    Phantom Menace." We all know why "Star Wars: The Phantom Menace" exploded at the box office. But why did the other two gross over $340 million each? Because they were thought-provoking? Hardly. "Spider-man" has the tired old theme of damsel-in-distress-as-hero-saves-the-day. "Finding Nemo" finds a rebellious fish wandering off into an adventure as his parent desperately searches for him (can you say underwater Home Alone?). What makes these movies such great sellers is their entertainment value

  • The Author to Her Book by Anne Bradstreet

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    emotions Bradstreet felt when her most intimate thoughts were made know to the world with the publishing of her book. In addition she also relates some of the story as to how her work came to be published. The average person could not relate to the distress Bradstreet feels in this situation. The collection of poetry that she had written expressed her feelings in a way that most women during that time didn’t have the skill to do. Many people would wonder why Bradstreet the publishing of her work would

  • Blunt Trauma in Pregnancy

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    mother and the fetus. It is vital that the nurse know and understand the anatomical and physiological changes that occur during pregnancy. She must be aware of these changes, and how they can mask or mimic injury, and very importantly that fetal distress or loss can occur even when the mother has incurred no abdominal injuries. Regardless of the apparent severity of injury in blunt trauma, all pregnant women should be evaluated in a medical setting. Only viable fetuses are monitored, because no

  • discipline

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    to that of my peers, my family, and even some good friends. For the first time, I began thinking about what I truly believed in and about the direction in which I was headed. One would be hard pressed to find an individual who has not experienced distress over such thoughts. At one time or another, pressure from these or similar thoughts will plague just about everyone during their lives, especially throughout the teen years. The differences in the individual will be shown and defined through the

  • road less traveled

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    The Road Less Traveled The Road Less Traveled by Scott M. Peck was a very interesting book to examine and read as well. The book opened up with a very subtle and truthful sentence. It stated that life is difficult. This raised certain thoughts and questions to society. What is the reasoning behind our difficulties and obstacles we encounter in our lifetime? How can life become bliss and serene? Although many questions derive from such a blunt sentence, the universal question that the author

  • Radhakrishnan's Thought and Existentialism

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    existentialists emphasize the immense potential and present day condition of humanity. Radhakrishnan acknowledges the reality of suffering and misery of worldly existence. The existentialists maintain that there are antinomies, contradictions and distress at the root of existence. Radhakrishnan is concerned with liberation as a state of freedom. Freedom is the central concept around which the existential enquiry revolves. Though Radhakrishnan has certain affinities with existentialism, he regards

  • The wife of martin guerre

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    treachery. Bertrande’s intentions are fundamentally to promote self preservation and to put her mind at ease. Nevertheless, Bertrande knows these self-centred intentions, when put into action, will ultimately be reflected by the displeasure and distress of her children and the Mesnie. ‘I am destroying the happiness of my family. And why? … to free myself from the deceit which was consuming and killing me.’ Bertrande’s strong desire to free herself from the cunning of Arnaud du Tilh inevitably brought

  • Utilitarianism

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    be sacrificed only to bring greater happiness to other people. Psychologically, immediate happiness corresponds to what you want. Pain, including psychological distress, is the opposite of happiness. Actual happiness is not the same as apparent happiness: A person experiencing strong physical pleasure may suffer hidden psychological distress; the inner desire of martyrs to do what is right can override obvious physical pain. People do not always do what they want because sacrificing immediate happiness

  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

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    that I want to touch on is the idea of academic intelligence having little to do with emotional life. Goleman states that, “Emotional intelligence is the ability to motivate oneself, persist in the face of frustrations, regulate one’s moods and keep distress from swamping the ability to think.” I feel that academic intelligence gives you no preparation for the turmoil and opportunities that life brings. The funny thing is that our schools and our culture are still fixated on our academic abilities. Even

  • The Fool And Cordelia: Opposing Influences On King Lear

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    Both the Fool and Cordelia are frank with Lear, though he may not always appreciate that they do so for his own good. In Shakespeare’s King Lear, the Fool is a source of chaos and disruption in King Lear’s tumultuous life. The Fool causes the King distress by insulting him, making light of his problems, and telling him the truth. On the road to Regan’s, the Fool says “If thou wert my Fool, nuncle, I’d have thee / beaten for being old before thy time.” (1.5.40-41). He denies the king the respect due

  • Free Will in Shakespeare's Hamlet

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    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, Ophelia, Laertes, Claudius and himself. Following the performance of “The Mousetrap”, Hamlet is summoned to his mother's chamber. Upon arguing with Gertrude over the intentions of his play, and his reasons for wanting to distress the king so openly, Hamlet kills Polonius.  “How now? A rat? Dead for a ducat, dead (III.iv.27-28)!  Perhaps Hamlet did not know whom he was killing.  “Thou wretched, rash, intruding fool, farewell! / I took thee for thy better”(III.iv.38-39)!  Perhaps

  • The Fifth Element

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    Archaeologists in the media are more often then not portrayed as young fairly good-looking men dressed for an adventure where ultimately they will be the heroes. They will deliver the treasure and rescue the young beautiful damsel in distress, which is not the case in the film The Fifth Element. The movie opens with an older man who has a scruffy white beard and white hair with a thick European accent on an excavation. He is in what seems to be either an old Egyptian cave or pyramid deciphering old