Society & Culture

Looking at society from an analytical perspective requires more than just education—it also requires an open mind. Challenge your thinking by searching through our database of essays covering everything from anorexia to race relations in America.

  • Fitting in

    Fitting in Fitting in is an important part of life because it has almost everything to do with turning out in life. Knowing the right people will directly effect a persons life later on, job wise and high school reunions. Part of fitting in is rejection. This happens because when someone does n

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  • Conformity and Obedience

    Conformity and Obedience The desire to be accepted and belong to a group is an undeniable human need. But how does this need affect an individual? Social psychologists have conducted numerous experiments and concluded that, through various forms of social influence, groups can change their m

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  • Admiration of Anne Bradstreets Essay

    Admiration of Anne Bradstreets values as compared to those of Ben Franklin and Johnathan Edwards The relationships that people have with others has a severe impact on that person's life, albeit many are good, some, though, are bad. How we choose to form, maintain and use these relationships is

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  • Love, What Is It Good for?

    Love in today's world has been strongly effected by the social and artistic factors of the past. The question of how has the social environment, in which love is taking place, effected the people that are in love. In stories like Romeo and Juliet, the social environment is the major aspect of th

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  • Fiction Analysis Hills Like White Elephants

    WC: 754 Title: Sacred Moments Close interpretation of the story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway leads the reader to an issue that has plagued society for decades. Understanding of the human condition is unveiled in the story line, the main setting, and through the character r

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  • Definition of Abortion

    Abortion (noun): a. Termination of pregnancy and expulsion of an embryo or of a fetus that is incapable of survival. b. Any of various procedures that result in such termination and expulsion. Also called induced abortion. As stated above, abortion is the termination of a fetus. In other wo

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  • Deviance

    In today's world deviance is everywhere.Where did it come from ? I want to know what is deviance and what reasons adoes it exist .So in this paper I will discover these answers. Deviance is any behavior that does not conform to the prevailing norms of a society.Deviance is the recognized violation

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  • Drugs and Teenagers

    Drugs and Teenagers Drug use is one of the most serious and concerning issues among teenagers in today's high schools. Most drug use begins in the preteen and teenage years, and it is these years that can be the most crucial in determining how a young person develops as a human being. During thes

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  • The Crucible

    interpretations of the word crucible as there is for the theme of Arthur Miller's, The Crucible. Closely related to the word "crucifixion", The Crucible is about a man put in a crucible situation, who is forced to choose between life and morality, just as Jesus Christ did. Miller interweaved these s

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  • Anorexia - Paper 10

    Anorexia Anorexia Nervosa is a disorder where the main characteristic is the restriction of food and the refusal to maintain a minimal normal body weight Anorexics may start by limiting or excluding foods that they perceive as having high fat or caloric content. Once an individual is convinced that

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  • Romantic Love Essays

    1. Romanticism can be described as a cult of the autonomous isolated self. Explain how Goethe's Sorrows of Young Werther exemplifies this mystique of inward personality. What role does childhood/childishness play in Werther's love? What is it the love of? What ideal does it flee? What ideal does it

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  • Peoples Temple

    Peoples Temple On November 18, 1978 more than nine hundred people died in one of the largest mass murder/suicides in history. The man that implemented and carried out that atrocity was James Warren Jones, otherwise known as Jim Jones, a self proclaimed Second Coming (God). His exposure to an i

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  • Barbie Doll: Why Trade Natural Skin For Plastic?

    Why trade natural skin for plastic? Marge Piercy addresses this issue, though indirectly, in her poem "Barbie Doll". Piercy presents an innocent young girl, but conveys that she has fat legs and a big nose. Piercy explains that the child was a normal kid, not bad looking, not in bad shape, but si

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  • Conformity

    Conformity is all around us in this world. It is not something we are happy with, since it gives us the pressure and limits our freedom. Conformity can be sometimes useful and sometimes frustrated. Conformity is related to authority. Authority means legitimate power. There are many legitimate aut

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  • The Slade Company

    The clocking problem Despite apparent success of Slade Company, the manufacturer faces problems in the plating department. The production Manager, Ralph Porter, is concerned about dishonesty among employees, abusing the clocking system for logging in the work hours. The typical workweek in the depa

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  • Grameen Bank

    Grameen Bank Background:  Grameen bank was started in 1976 by Prof. M Younas  They started an action research project at Jobra village  It was extended to Dacca and subarls in 1978  Till 1978 the funding was coming from commercial bank and capital bank.  Grameen project was gi

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  • Machismo in Mexico: Downfall Due to Women’s Progression?

    Mexico is a country that has long been in a struggle to find a concrete national identity. This struggle transcends the boundary of gender identities as well. This is the precise issue in which Matthew C. Gutmann addresses in his book The Meanings of Macho: Being a Man in Mexico City. In his book

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  • Suyuan’s Tragedies in the Joy Luck Club:

    In Amy Tan’s novel, The Joy Luck Club, each female character experiences different degrees of tragedy, but Suyuan Woo’s life appears to the most tragic. Despite suffering many misfortunes in her life, Suyuan is a willful woman who does not focus on the hardships in life but instead attempts to c

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  • Innocence and Prejudice in to Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a beautiful story depicting a family living in the South of the 1930’s, and their struggle against the prejudice which was common to that time. The book centers on Atticus Finch, the father of the family as well as a lawyer, and his fight against prejudice.

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  • Analysis of the Lucifer Effect

    Whether we want to believe it or not there is evil in all of us. The mind thinks and controls our bodies in ways that we would never think possible until it happens. We laugh at racist jokes, gossip about others actions, cheat on tests, and on the larger note murder and rape other human beings. Peop

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  • Liar Liar

    Liar Liar My mother always said, “God is watching you.” So even though I would get away with lying to her, I recognized that God knew I was lying which made me feel worse. In “Salvation”, Langston Hughes tells his past experience of guilt, deception, and grief. Hughes shows how adults in

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  • Attitude-Organisation Behaviour

    Before coming to the main topic, we must be clear about the term “Attitude”, what the term means. ATTITUDE: “An attitude is a hypothetical construct that represents an individual's degree of like or dislike for an item”. Attitudes are generally positive or negative views of a person, pla

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  • Discrimination Against Women

    Roslyn Willet wrote in her essay, “Working in a ‘Man’s World’”, that women are subject to closer scrutiny and harsher criticism than their male colleagues, which is why women always have to prove that they are different from and better than the “average” female, yet rarely dares to thr

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  • Peer Pressure

    Peer pressure is the social pressure by members of one’s peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted. It is a powerful mental force that influences everyone, but it could bring about good or bad effects depending on the group of people ar

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  • Tween Sexualization

    There is so much social pressure on girls to look sexy, whether they are sexually active or not, for many reasons. The first reason that comes to mind is Hollywood, the media, and entertainment. Britney Spears first video when she was like 16 was her in a sexy Catholic school girl uniform, singing,

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  • Opinions and Social Pressure

    Opinions and Social Pressure Summery Essay 9/3/10 Solomon E. Asch was born in 1907 and died in 1996. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Social Psychology. Solomon performs experiments and tests to illustrate what individuals think of and reach from the pressure in social sit

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  • Time Theft

    Time theft, an unethical behavior in the workplace, is far too often overlooked. By utilizing the theory of planned behavior the determinants of time theft can further be understood in order to eliminate further replication of these unethical actions. Positive attitudes, pressures of subjective no

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  • Girls Living as Boys

    The New York Times Article – September 20, 2010 ‘Afghan Boys Are Prized, So Girls Live The Part’ In a nation where segregation of two different sexes are strictly enforced, Afghan boys are seen has family’s most prized possession whereas girls are bounded by societal rules and culture

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  • 12 Angry Men: Synopsis

    A Synopsis of 12 Angry Men One of the top one hundred movies of all time according to the American Film Institute (number 87 to be exact), and also listed as one of his "Great Movies" by Rogert Ebert, 12 Angry Men is considered a household classic today and the definition of a quality movie. Unl

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  • The Bluest Eye: Claudia

    Question 2: Discuss Claudia’s reactions to representations of beauty in her culture. To what extent does she rebel against what the dominant culture regards as beautiful? To what degree is she complicit in the social prejudices and prejudgments that she grows up with? Claudia shows clear sig

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