Downward Spiral Essays

  • The Downward Spiral of Macbeth

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    The play Macbeth traces the character Macbeth's downward spiral from a brave, loyal soldier, to an ambitious, cold blooded murderer. Macbeth is the warrior hero in King Duncan's Scottish army. He is spoken of with great admiration. Macbeth is the Thane of Glamis because of his courage and valor. He is loved for his loyalty to King Duncan, and his bravery on the battlefield. Macbeth further proves his bravery and loyalty when he defeats the rebel, Macdonald. The King rewards Macbeth by naming him

  • Summary: The Downward Spiral Of Depression

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    In an article called “The Downward Spiral of Depression,” John Gibson states “Depressed persons see the glass as half-full.” This quote demonstrates that depressed people have a perceptual bias toward extracting negative information from situations while ignoring positive information

  • Black Thursday

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    The stock market crash of 1929 and the year 2000 bug are very similar. Black Thursday was not one of the brightest days in American History. This day was the cause of a nation downward spiral that closed 4000 banks, starting the great depression, and leading to stock that at one time would decrease 89% to the value some had bought. The cause of the stock market crash was largely due to over investment. The problem was people who didn't have the resources, investing from credit to buy into the short-lived

  • Thelma And Louise Analysis

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    Thelma and Louise escaped for a weekend getaway. These were two women that wanted to get away from their day to day lives and live a little. Louise had her own place, car and a job at the diner. Thelma was longing and regretful of her early marriage to her husband, Darrell. Since the young age of 16, she has been with the same man. Thelma had accepted her life and the way she was treated. Louise didn’t think highly of Darrell and thought Thelma could do much better. As they were on their way

  • Red Ink: Try Using a Different Color for Grading School Papers

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    leading to depression or even worse. Because of this, red ink may be one of the worst serial killers ever known to man. Yet, despite its wicked habits, schools continue to use it as their number one grading tool, encouraging this negative spiral to keep spinning downwards. Teachers tend to use red pens when grading and editing homework and tests. It is especially used for editing essays and written responses. As students advance through school they quickly learn the negativity of red marks. When they

  • The Negative Effects Of Laziness, By Ernest Smartt

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    Many people go about their lives cycling through the routines of society. After experiencing the mundane routines of everyday life, some may succumb to lethargy and apathy without realizing it. These people often ask themselves why is it that their lives and the world around them do not seem to make any positive progression even after reaching adulthood. One answer is laziness. This personality trait can easily grow and become a negative impact if not kept in check. Its adverse effects, such as low

  • Academic Cheating

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    lack of morals prompt a student to cheat to maintain an acceptable grade. When students pick on a less academically inclined student, the unfortunate student will loose confidence in himself and resort to cheating, cheating that will begin a downward spiral of negative effects. Furthermore, if failing grades persist and plague the student, one will cheat to halt the continuation of unacceptable grades. Secondly, loving parental pressure will generate the need to cheat in school. For example, a child

  • Flowers for Algernon

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    by Daniel Keyes, Charlie gets a chance to alter his I.Q. substantially through operation. The only drawback to this is, the long-term outcomes of the operation are unknown. The operation does succeed, but later Charlie is sent on a riveting downward spiral into the life he tried to run away from. The operation hurt Charlie in every imaginable way; and did nothing to help him. Is it not better to do your best than to be the best? Charlie Gordon was a motivated man who always put forth as much

  • Simone De Beauvoir

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    Simone De Beauvoir - Essay Pd. 6/7 Throughout history, women have been portrayed as the passive, subdued creatures whose opinions, thoughts, and goals were never as equal as those of her male counterparts. Although women have ascended the ladder of equality to some degree, today it is evident that total equalization has not been achieved. Simone De Beauvoir, feminist and existential theorist, recognized and discussed the role of women in society today. To Beauvoir, women react and behave through

  • Personal Narrative: Pearl Harbor Bombing

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    The downward spiral of madness began with the bombing. The bombing itself was a surprise, but the events that followed had changed the state of our family forever. A smoky dark grey filled the sky resembling clouds before a storm. I stood in shock at the sight, shaking my head in fear. A voice boomed over the loudspeaker revealing Pearl Harbor had been attacked by the Japanese. My mother and I were puzzled “What is Pearl Harbor?” I yelled out in alarm the situation was intense, we had the slightest

  • Best Friends Essay

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    expecting them to bring some substance to the conversations we have with them about our problems, but in all honesty, a majority of the time they have no real advice to give besides, “You’ll make it, just stay positive.” And to that begins the downward spiral of a doomed friendship. Without anything to go off of it makes it very hard to continue to go back to friends for advice when in the past they have a history of kind of sucking at it. This is when we see our friends true colors and start to notice

  • Film Analysis In The Movie 'Pet Sematary'

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    show the Creeds the Pet Sematary later on, it 's a place children have made in order to bury their pets. After their pet cat dies whose name is Church, Jud will bring Louis secretly to an Indian Burial ground. It will be the commencement of the downward spiral of the Creed family. After Gage passes away, Louis will be unable cope with his son’s death, so he will try to revive him which produces great consequences for the family. Pet Sematary shows that even though death is something sad and heartbreaking

  • Human Nature In Lord Of The Flies Essay

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    William Golding’s book; Lord of the Flies uses defects of society to trace back to the defects of human nature. One of the many motifs Golding uses is this “beast” which represents the core of human nature, savagery. To the stranded boys the beast was seen to be a physical thing that hunted them and hid on the island, but the truth that only Simon and Jack knew was that the beast was not physical at all, but inside each and every one of the boys, covered up only by a thin layer of society. This layer

  • Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger

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    Catcher in the Rye is one of the most famous books in American literature. Written by J. D. Salinger, it captures the epitome of adolescence through Salinger’s infamous anti-hero, Holden Caulfield. Holden Caulfield learns about himself and his negative tendencies, and realizes that if he does not do something to change his perspective, he may end up like his acquaintance James Castle whom he met at Elkton Hills. Holden tries to find help to mend his outlook on life through Mr. Antolini so he does

  • J.B.Priestley’s play, An Inspector Calls

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    An inspector calls' - what is the main message and is it still relevant today? We get the impression that she is a when Priestly adds, ‘very pleased with life’. She is ignorant to the world of the working class, and is constantly surrounded by her riches without even considering the lives of other people. During the engagement party, Gerald gives Sheila an engagement ring. This is to represent their relationship and love. Her words on receiving the gift are ‘Oh –Gerald-you’ve got it’. The

  • Jurassic Park

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    arrive to approve of the park opening. All seems well until the "experts" lose control of the park, leaving the main attractions, genetically engineered dinosaurs, free to roam and hunt. This loss of control further contributes to the downward spiral the park experiences, resulting in numerous deaths. How, one might ask, could a team of technicians and experts let something like this happen? The answer is simple. They over-estimated their perceived sense of control over one of the world’s

  • The Role of Media on Middle Eastern Conflicts

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    limit, constrain, and distort information about terrorism.' The relationships between countries in the Middle East and with the West have never been ones of peace or tranquility, and in recent years these relationships seem to be headed in a downward spiral. Currently, there has been an increasingly intense clash between the citizens of all societies that is largely a reaction against what is perceived through the news media about the other society. While the general public goes about watching their

  • Goethe's Faust - A Man of Un-heroic Proportions

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    keen endeavor, through and through..." It is obvious that through his studies he has valued deep and critical thinking, however with the help of Mephisto, he would disregard his values and pursue the pleasures of the flesh. Faust's impending downward spiral reveals the greed that both Mephisto and Faust share. Mephisto's greed is evident in the hope that he will overcome Faust's morality and thus be victorious in his wager with God; also because he is the devil and that is what he does. For Faust

  • The story of Ben Carson

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    outstanding surgeon society would think Dr. Carson made the right choices, but along the way Ben wasn’t so sure. One of the important decisions Ben was faced with was in the tenth grade. He had to decide weather or not he wanted to continue on his downward spiral with school and friends or if he wanted to get his act together and become high in rank in his school’s ROTC program. After seeing his brother in his ROTC uniform Ben was certain he wanted to follow in Curtis’ footsteps. He knew he would have

  • Worldcom Case Study

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    WorldCom, US second largest telecommunication company in the United States behind AT&T, was founded in 1983. The company starts their business under the name “Long Distance Discount Services” (LDDS), providing long distance telecommunication services. The company was profitable from the start. In 1985, Bernie Ebbers became the company’s CEO. The company changes its name to WorldCom in 1995. During the 1990’s, the company starts to grow through series of successful acquisition and merger. However