"Loneliness" Essays and Research Papers

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  • Sociology and Loneliness

    Loneliness Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connectedness or communality with other beings‚ both in the present and extending into the future. As such‚ loneliness can be felt even when surrounded by other people. The causes of loneliness are varied and include social‚ mental‚ emotional‚ and spiritual factors. Research has shown that loneliness is widely prevalent throughout society among

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  • The Theme of Loneliness in the Catcher in the Rye

    The Theme of Loneliness in The Catcher in the Rye Stephen King once said that alone was the most terrible word in the English language. That may be so. However‚ in The Catcher in the Rye‚ we see loneliness through a wholly different point of view‚ that of its protagonist‚ Holden Caulfield. The solitude that Holden experiences is a type of seclusion from the rest of world that is more or less self-inflicted. His inability to understand or be understood by those around him has led him to weave a

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  • The Theme Of Loneliness In Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    Mother Teresa once said‚ “The most terrible poverty is loneliness‚ and the feeling of being unloved” (Brainy Quote). Loneliness is an unavoidable part of life everyone lives with. Without companions to communicate and confide in‚ people often struggle with depression and solitude. Even with the need for camaraderie‚ people make barricades to sustain seclusion. John Steinbeck‚ explicitly and implicitly‚ emphasizes the theme of loneliness. The ranch George Milton and Lennie Smalls travel to is close

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  • The Catcher In The Rye: Depression, Loneliness, And Isolation

    Depression‚ Loneliness‚ and Isolation Can you relate? There is a story about a young man who lost his younger brother‚ Allie‚ and it caused a huge impact on him that no one saw coming. This young man’s name is Holden Caulfield. The novel The Catcher in the Rye‚ by J.D. Salinger‚ is about a troubled young soul trying to find himself. Depression‚ confusion‚ loneliness‚ isolation‚ and fear are what Holden is feeling through this book. These feelings are contributing to his offbeat behavior. Holden

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  • Loneliness In American Lyric Don T Let Me Be Lonely

    Redefining Loneliness The term “loneliness” appears on multiple different occasions throughout the American Lyric Don’t Let Me Be Lonely by Claudia Rankine but what does being lonely truly mean? According to Google‚ the definition of loneliness is sadness because one has no friends or company. I too had always thought of loneliness as the way Google describes it up until I read the book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely. Throughout the beginning of the book the speaker hints at a different meaning of loneliness

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  • How I Found Solitude

    Asha Prasad ENGWR 300 Professor Abraham September 10‚ 2012 The Truth about Solitude In the article “The End of Solitude”‚ William Deresiewicz says “Loneliness is not the absence of company; it is grief over that absence…if boredom is the great emotion of the TV generation then loneliness is the great emotion of the web generation”. Deresiewicz believes the two emotions are closely related. Since they are both characteristic of the modern era‚ he says‚ “as their generation lost the ability to

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  • Catcher in the Rye Allusion

    Self-isolation Benedict Arnold‚ an allusion Salinger uses in The Catcher in the Rye‚ greatly helps enhance Holden’s story and contributes to the theme of isolation and loneliness. First of all‚ Benedict Arnold was a traitor‚ and hid his true identity from everybody he knew. Much like him‚ Holden pretends to be fine‚ even though he is extremely hurt and depressed because of Allie’s death. Holden gives us a glimpse of his concealment when he says that he “didn’t want anyone to know that I was even

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  • of mice and men

    love. I think that once they learn what happiness is‚ they could have a whole new outlook on many things‚ like life. The concept of having someone is threaded throughout the novel. Discuss the significance of this idea‚ along with the theme of loneliness. Be sure to include observations about the “outcasts” on the ranch including Lennie‚ Crooks‚ Candy‚ and Curley’s wife. What constitutes a genuine friendship? A genuine friendship should have people who both are willing to stand up for each

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  • The Rewards Of Living A Solitary Life

    Reward of Living a Solitary Life” discusses the virtues of being in the state of solitude‚ it also provides an in-depth view of what and how the person thinks while being alone. Consider the following : how does one experiences the vicissitude of loneliness? Does not one afflicted from solitude in any way? What kind of virtues can be derived from solitude? And most importantly‚ does not one feels the mundane sorrow of being alone? I assumed that what Sarton is trying to do is to provide a summary

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  • personal responce to M.r Blearnly by Philip Larkin

    Personal Response to Mr Bleaney In the poem Mr Bleaney by Philip Larkin the poet portrays a theme of loneliness. And not only does the poem suggest a feeling of solitude and emptiness the poet also deliberately uses langue and poet techniques to emphasise the theme he’s going for. The title of the poem itself is of a person whose first name is unknown to us. It creates a sense that it is irreverent to us and that Mr Bleaney is not of much importance. The lacking of strong syllables in the title

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