Suicide

Macbeth In The Tragedy of Macbeth, Shakespeare proves how powerful an emotion guilt is and its destructice force upon one's conscience. Macbeth and his wife are attributed to doing many horrific deeds in order to grasp and assure kingship for Macbeth. Therefore, both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth must feel guilty for their crimes. Over the course of the play this is drawn out until its lethal ending. Macbeth's first thought of guilt appears directly after he commits the king Duncan's murder and says
Genie was called the "wild child." This term was defined as a child who grows up in severe isolation. When Genie was one year of age, her father found out that Genie was going to be slightly slow. He felt this to be unacceptable and locked her in a room tied to a potty-chair for the fist ten years of her life. Her blind mother was seeking help for herself and Genie was with her. When the social worker saw the terrible condition Genie was in, she reported it immediately (class discussion). The f
John Ernst Steinbeck was an American novelist, short storywriter, dramatist, and essayist. He was born in 1902 and died December 20, 1968. He attended Stanford University, specializing in marine biology (Herzberg 1079). Steinbeck’s first published book was Cup of Gold , which was not successful. Tortilla Flat , his first successful novel, was published in 1935. John Steinbeck is best known for his vivid portrayals of the hardship of the Great Depression in Grapes of Wrath , which won him the 19
In the United States in 1995 alone, 43,063 died from breast cancer. It is the number two cancer killer and the number one cancer in females ages 15 to 54. On average if a woman gets this disease, their life expectancy drops nineteen and a half years. This cancer is within the top three cancers of all woman above the age of 15, and comprises 6% of all health care costs in the U.S. totaling an astounding 35 billion dollars a year. An average woman is said to have a one in thirty chance of getting
Eventhough many people do not like to hear about it, but many kids each year are either thrown or run away to live on the streets. For one reason or another they turn away from there home life, and turn to live on the street. Many look towards prostitution as a means of funding there drug addiction. All they have to look forward to is broken hearts and broken dreams. Most of the kids in the movie have no homes. One girl lives with her parents. Some other kids live at the YMCA Many live out of s
Euthanasia usually refers to mercy killing, the intentional ending of someone’s life who is very ill. Euthanasia is requested by the patient, but sometimes it is requested by a loved one or even recommended by a doctor. Euthanasia can be either active or passive. Active euthanasia is when the doctor or nurses gives the patient something to deliberately make them die. Passive euthanasia is when the patients dies of lack of treatment from the doctor or nurse. Euthanasia is not legalized in most a
Moving place to place all the time sucks. From a very young age I will always remember moving around a lot. My father worked for Union Pacific and my mother was a housewife. My family lived in one house for a maximum of about three years. When my parents decided to get divorced, the moving increased. I’ve learned one thing from being dragged across the country though, and that is wherever you go, there is always something to learn from the situation and the place that you lived in, when you loo
William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet: The Contemporary Film, the Classic Play William Shakespeare Screenplay by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce Grades 9, 10, 11 about this book One of the greatest love stories ever written, Romeo and Juliet is a play that bears repeating and revising for each generation. The screenplay of the contemporary film of Romeo and Juliet and the original classic version of the play are now available in one book for readers to enjoy. The screenplay is by Craig Pearce and
In early August 1945 two atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. These two bombs quickly brought about the surrender of Japan and the end of American involvement in World War II. By 1946, the two bombs caused the death of approxamately 240,000 Japanese citizens. The traditional view that dominated the 1950s and 60s, created by President Harry Truman and Secretary of War Henry Stimson-- was that the dropping of the atomic bombs was a military action that avoid
A Critical Analysis of Daddy the poem by Sylvia Plath Daddy, the poem by Sylvia Plath, illustrates the author’s emotions to the world at a point in her life. This poem expresses the views of a suicidal manic-depressive, and it is explained this is exactly how Sylvia Plath lived, and sadly ended, her life. In several stanzas, she attempts to cover her depressed mood with false affections; however towards the conclusion she shows her true feelings. In the beginning, Plath reveals her age in a sta
Spanking The main reason why parents spank is that they think spanking will teach children not to do forbidden things and stop them quickly from doing whatever action is irritating their parents. Some parents do not believe that some methods of discipline such as time outs do not work. Also to my surprise, spanking is more prone to certain cultures and to certain areas. Research has shown that spanking may be the least effective method of discipline. Researchers surveyed parents with the assump
Joseph Stalin, Soviet Communist leader, the longtime ruler who more than any other individual molded the features that characterized the Soviet regime and shaped the direction of post-World War II Europe; in this regard, Stalin may be considered the most powerful person to live during the 20th century. Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili, as he was originally named—he adopted the pseudonym Stalin, meaning "a man of steel," only about 1910—was born on December 21, 1879, in Gori, now in the Republi
Who's Choice? "We all must die. But if I can save someone from days of torture, that is what I fell is my great and ever new privilege. Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself." Albert Schweitzer It's easy to imagine how best we would want to die: at home, at peace, tended by loving family members, and without pain. But for many Americans, the hard reality is that they die in the hospital, often isolated and in pain, while constrained to a frightening display of life supp
According to the American Heritage Dictionary, sociology is "the study of human social behavior." In other words, to understand the world around us, we must understand the different aspects of sociology and different sociological viewpoints. As is to be expected, there are many different viewpoints on why people or why society acts the way is does. But there are very few who views and ideas are as prominent as such theorists as Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, and Max Weber. Although there viewpoints
HITLER At half past six on the evening of April 20th, 1889 a child was born in the small town of Branau, Austria. The name of the child was Adolf Hitler. He was the son a Customs official Alois Hitler, and his third wife Klara. As a young boy Adolf attended church regularly and sang in the local choir. One day he carved a symbol into the bench which resembled the Swastika he later used as the symbol of the Nazi party. He was a pretty good student. He received good marks in most of his classes.
Ernest Hemingway sought to live as his characters did. He tried to experience first hand what it was like to be in danger, to test his courage in war, and to take great personal risks as no other writer had done before. At times it is hard to tell his stories apart from his life. Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1899 to parents Clarence Edmonds and Grace Hall Hemingway. As he grew up his father, a practicing doctor, taught him to hunt and fish. While his mother hoped to make
Murder at Manderley I remember her all to well, the first Mrs. de Winter. She was a very mean and uncaring woman. I don’t think I will ever be able to forget her, mainly because she was blackmailing me. Somehow she found out that I burned my parents house to the ground in an angered rage. It was a very bright night, the sky was illuminated with the bright light of the full moon. I decided to take a walk along the beach to look at the stars. As I walked I came upon Mrs. de Winter’s cottage. I ha
Egypt Booker Drennan Global Studies Period 5 Arab Republic of Egypt, or unofficially Egypt, is one of the most interesting countries in the world. Its historical background is incredible considering it’s terrain hardly varies at all. There seems to have always been an interest in Egypt because of its huge temples, called pyramids. Also it was known to be one of the most advanced cultures since 3200 BC and even today we can still not imagine what great force it took to make such pyramids. They a
Do the Ideas of “coming of age” carry over indirectly to the big screen? Yes, the ideas of “coming of age” carry over indirectly to the big screen due to the fact that so many different movies conjure up the same principles, but use different tactics in doing so. We will use a few movies to help us understand this concept in which I have brought fourth. Some of those movies include American Graffiti, Biloxi Blues, Rebel With Out a Cause, Brighton Beach Memoirs, and Girls Town. We will discuss e
Death in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet There are many themes that are shown throughout William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. One of these themes is the theme of death. Romeo and Juliet shows that death is a force that life uses to influence people and to change their lives. Tybalt kills Mercutio, so Romeo kills Tybalt. Romeo kills Tybalt so he gets removed from the city. Romeo kills himself, so Juliet kills herself. One example of death in the play is that Tybalt kills Mercutio. Tyba
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was born at an inn in Braunau, Austria, near the German border to Mr. Alois Hitler and Mrs. Klara Poizl on April 20, 1889. When in grade school, he always got good marks in all of his classes. Nobody is sure why, but later, when he got into high school he got low marks, possibly starting with his short, bad temper. In 1914 he joined the German army, later fighting in World War One, being only 25. In 1919 he started the infamous Nazi party, later to drop out of the army
Gun control is a very controversial issue. I firmly believe that the distribution of guns should be controlled. There are over 20,000 murders per year and in approximately 62% of murders, guns were used in the commission of the crime (Sugermann 101) There is indeed a problem with gun violence and everyone must work together to prevent it. Statistics show that guns are the number one weapon used for murder and suicide. Guns are second only to auto accidents as the leading cause of death due to i
King Lear King Lear, like many of Shakespeare’s other plays, is a tragedy. The main character learns a lesson about life that he or she had never known. The price of this lesson is usually a person or object close to the main character, and in some cases, even the life of the main character, this happens quite often in some of Shakespeare’s other plays. An example of this is when Romeo loses Juliet to suicide. Shakespeare, in his writing, usually included several themes in his plays. Two of the
Evil Emperors Block F Augustus was one of the single most extraordinary emperors to ever rule the Roman Empire, he was also the first. Augustus set a precept for emperors to come. Some emperors followed it, some tried, and some didn’t try at all. My report is about two emperors of Rome that didn’t rule in light of Augustus, and probably couldn’t help it, considering they were most definitely insane. Caligula Gaius Caesar was born in the ancient city of Antium on August 31, 12 A.D.. Gaius had tw
Slave Life The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Slaves, owned by one in four families, were controlled from birth to death by their white owners. Black men
English 1302 Othello Essay Shakespeare wrote many play’s that the younger generation would not have a clue as to what he is trying to say without the help of an instructor. Plays and poems are not understood by many people without the help of their peers making it easier for them to understand. Shakespeare’s play’s are really hard to understand without the help of peers or a teacher. Play’s always have a certain point to which they are trying to get across and the reader may not fully see it un
Judith Guest is an author who has had a major impact on the writing industries. Her ability to portray family situations, and interactions between people accurately as well ,as naturally, makes her books profound and appealing to readers. Criticisms of her work ring out revolutionary, true to life, and excellent. I thought that Ordinary People book was one of the more thought provoking books that I have read. Judith Guest is just a “run of the mill” average, everyday person. Guest was born on M
Daddy’s Little Girl: Torchbearer For Tobacco Study of Smoking Behavior: Predisposition, Prediction, and Consequences Abstract: The abatement of tobacco use was promising in the 70s and 80s. Teenagers were engaging in smoking in ever increasing less numbers. The 90’s came upon with numbers of adolescent users that increased as the years progressed. A record number demographic group has appeared through the smoke. An explosion of adolescent girls are accounting for this decade’s resurgence of tob
"Anti-Semitism" Anti-Semitism is the political, social and economic activities directed against Jewish people. The term is now used to denote anti-Judaic acts or sentiments based on any grounds, including religious ones. The word Semitic derives from the decedents of Shem, the oldest son of Noah. Around 1880, the term anti-Semitism was used to denote hostility only towards Jews. This hostility is supposedly justified by a theory developed in Germany in the mid nineteenth century, that people of
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
Abstinence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder The teenage years are often troublesome, filled with decisions, punishment, hard work, and school and for some, what they perceive as love. Almost everyone knows what being a teenager is like from his or her own past experiences. Although some decisions are harder than others for teens to make, one decision is probably the hardest: abstinence. Sex, something that should not be taken lightly. The decision to have sex should not be made while a teenager. Gro
William Shakespeare’s great tragedy Romeo and Juliet is a play which addresses the ideas and dilemmas that have faced teenagers since it was written nearly 500 years ago. Three predicaments which are encountered in this play are teenage suicide, rebelliousness, and love. Romeo and Juliet is the tale of two teenagers, whose families are sworn enemies. Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love. Upon realizing that the objects of their affections are their families sworn enemies, they decide to marry
What would you do if you were dying from an incurable disease, and you knew that you were going to suffer? Would you choose to go through all of the pain and suffering or would you look at other options, such as Euthanasia? Also known as Doctor Assisted-Suicide. People choose the way that they live, so they should be able to choose the way that they die. Why should someone else have the authority to force people to live in suffering or indignity if they don't want to? Some believe that Euthanas
Hitler, Adolf (1889-1945) Founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Reich Chancellor and guiding spirit of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria, on 20 April 1889. The son of a fifty-two-year-old Austrian customs official, Alois Schickelgruber Hitler, and his third wife, a young peasant girl, Klara Poelzl, both from the backwoods of lower Austria, the young Hitler was a resentful, discontented chi
How Gambling Hurts the Economy Over the past twenty years or so, wealth and improved economic and social conditions have been promised to the communities that have embraced legalized gambling. However, with twenty years of experience it is time to look back and analyze whether this is true or not. It could easily be said that gambling is an American as apple pie. Gambling has shaped American history since it’s beginning. Lotteries were used by the First Continental Congress to help finance the
In Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome, the reader easily sees the main character, Ethan Frome, as both admirable and pitiable. There are many extremes to the admirable and pitiable traits of Ethan Frome. While the readers admire Frome, they are also able to pity him at the same time. Ethan Frome can be admired for his heroism. He always comes through to save Mattie Silver, his secret love. In a particular scene in the story, Mattie breaks Zeena’s, Ethan’s wife, pickle dish. The pickle dish was a posse
Life: A Right Or A Sentence? On June 4, 1990, Janet Adkins, age 54, became Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s first patient to commit suicide under his supervision. With His assistance, Janet injected lethal drugs into her body. Since then, many others have sought his help, and controversy over the issue of assisted suicide has sparked. Assisted suicide should be completely legal. Religious organizations and individuals are by far the largest, most outspoken group against assisted suicide. These closed-minde
The world of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina is a world ruled by chance. From the very opening chapters, where a watchman is accidentally run over by a train at Moscow's Petersburg station, to the final, climactic scenes of arbitrary destruction when Levin searches for Kitty in a forest beset by lightning, characters are brought together and forced into action against their will by coincidence and, sometimes, misfortune. That Anna and Vronsky ever meet and begin the fateful affair that becomes the cent
Charlotte Anne Perkins was born in 1860 in Hartford Connecticut; her father was also a writer and left her mother just after shewas born. He never returned and as a result Charlottes childhood was unstable. At the age of twenty-four, after studing and working as an art teacher, Charlotte married an artist by the name of Charles Stetson. When her first and only child was born in 1885, Charlotte fell into a period of deep depression. She then became a patient of a doctor who was famous for treatin
Many authors use their personal experiences in their lives to help influence themselves in their writings of plays and novels. For example, in Death of a Salesman, Miller has shown the traditional family structure. Which is, the husband Willy Loman, goes to work and brings home the money, only about fifty dollars a week to support his family. Wile the wife Linda Loman stays home cooking, cleaning, and taking care of their children. Miller shows how much of a struggle it was to be successful wit
A gun gives criminals the power of life and death over ordinary, innocent citizens, and because of that reason ther are countless robberies, rapes, and assaults carried out with handguns. There are 200,000 robberies and 120,00 aggravated assaults are committed with handguns every year.12 Over 200,00 handguns are stolen every year (A sizeable proportion are later used in ctiminal activity).13 Firearms in the home carries out associated risks. Guns in the household include risks such as homicide d
Kathleen M. Foley, author of Competent Care for the Dying Instead of Physician-Assisted Suicide, believes doctors should develop treatments for the physical and psychological problems of dying patients rather than helping them commit suicide. Available data suggests most physicians do not receive training in the care of dying patients. Dying patients experience physical symptoms such as pain, psychological problems such as anxiety and depression and existential distress (described as the experi
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in July of 1899. His full name was Ernest Miller Hemingway. His father was a physician and his mother was very artistic and responsive to the culture of her day. In high school Ernest participated in many sports. He participated only because he was expected to not because he wanted to or enjoyed playing. However, from the beginning his only true love was for writing. At the young age of eighteen, Hemingway began a promising career in writing, that
The Islamic Resistance Movement, commonly known as Hamas, is a Palestinian Islamic fundamentalist movement and terrorist organization whose primary goal is the establishment of an Islamic state in place of Israel. The word ‘Hamas’ is an acronym for Harakat Al-Muqawama Al-Islamia, the organization’s full Arabic name. The Arabic word hamas literally translated means ‘zeal’ or ‘enthusiasm,’ although the group’s membership interprets it to mean ‘courage and bravery.’ The Islamic Resistance Movement
Jack the Ripper was a serial murderer in Whitechapel, London, Englan in the year 1888. From August 31 to Nonember 9, Jack killed five women. In this horrific 10 week period, he murdered five prostitutes, all in a mile area that involed the districts of Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Aldgate and the City of London proper. All ranged in age from their late teens to theri early seventies. He raped the women and they were all found nude in a road, except for one who was found in her house. Jack the Ripp
Anabolic Steroids Many athletes, throughout their careers, have considered using steroids to give them an edge over other athletes. The athletes that do decide to take them are ignorant to the side effects or they just think nothing will happen to them. Side effects can range from something small like hair lose or the side effects can be so horrifying that the individual may wish that they had never taken them. Quite often the side effects out weigh the benefits. Anabolic steroids have been arou
The rapid evolution of a style characterized by canvases filled with swirling, bright colors depicting people and nature is the essence of Vincent Van Gogh's extremely prolific but tragically short career. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Holland, son of a Dutch Protestant pastor and eldest of six children. His favorite brother Theo was four years younger. When Vincent was twelve to sixteen years old, he went to a boarding school. That next year he was sent to The Hague to
Pre-Civil War New Orleans History New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a great turn of the river, it is known as the Crescent City. New Orleans, with a population of 496,938 (1990 census), is the largest city in Louisiana and one of the principal cities of the South. It was established on the high ground nearest the mouth of the M
Tchaikovsky, His Life and Times Jenna Garrity 11/07/96 BOOK REPORT (can be edited to just a biographical report on Tchaikovsky) Wilson Strutte All through his life, Tchaikovsky was tormented by his imaginary horrors. Yet while suffering psychological terror, Tchaikovsky was a musical genius. This is his story. Peter Llyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 07,1840 in Russia. He had a younger brother, Modest, whom in later years Tchaikovsky wrote many letters to. His letters told us most of what we kno
Creative Writing Assignment Paul's Case "So Michael, how many points did you score in tonight's basketball game? My father asked. "Twenty-four!" I answered proudly. "Twenty-four, you should have been pushing at least thirty. I averaged thirty-two per game back when I was in high school." My feelings were shot, and my confidence taking a nosedive. My father has always been rough on me. Pushing me to my limits and setting a standard of expectation. However there are times when I feel he goes a bit