Character Analysis

Author: Wilhelm Reich

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374509804

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 3596

The German psychologist describes his theories of psychoanalysis and the biological and psychological bases of neuroses

"The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen: Character Analysis

Author: Hendrik Marschall

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640834429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

View: 3340

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: When I finished reading "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen I wanted to know if there is a general theme or problem that connects the Lambert’s siblings. The title of book itself has a negative connotation and makes it clear from the start that somebody already did something wrong. By reading the title, one can already anticipate that there is something wrong. However, it is not as Joseph Epstein suggested that the characters in the novel are because of their problems at various times on some sort of ‘correction’ pill (Epstein, 2002). The corrections or problems that the characters are trying to solve by using medical treatment come with their own lives and experiences. However, the title indirectly presupposes that the ‘hills’ that needs to be overcome in their lives cannot be flattened by taking corrections. Furthermore, the fictional place where the Lambert’s house is situated, St. Jude – saint of hopeless cases- gives further evidence that the characters do not succeed with their plans. Yet, besides these references that are detrimental for the tension of the narrative, the question that needs to be settled and on which the whole tension of the novel is based on; what did the characters wrong and why did they fail? The characters must have faced some problems or obstacles that needed to be overcome. Certainly, as the title already indicates, they failed or did something wrong even though their problems might have been different. Therefore, I would like to examine if there are connections between the reasons of their failures and the mistakes they have done. Although it has been seven years since The Corrections has been published and three years, it has been included in the Time magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels, not much has been written about it yet. Thus, I mainly used the novel itself for my researches, since most of the secondary literature I found, tried to see The Corrections as a ‘Novel of Globalisation’ that indirectly conveys market regulations (James Annesley, 2006) or as a narrative that portrays Midwestern stereotypes (Poole, 2008). I don’t want to look at The Corrections from a certain angle in order to understand it; I want to look in the novel to find the connections of the Lambert’s siblings problems.

Character Analysis

Subman Or Superman 1924

Author: Jean Morris Ellis

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766138834

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 959

Every fact contained in this volume in regard to cranial and temperamental indications of character are a part of the system discovered and promulgated by Dr. Franz Josef Gall and his immediate coworkers and followers. This book is the result of almost thirty years of practical experience by the author as a character analyst and vocational advisor. Contents: Gallian doctrine; cranial proportions as index to character; groups and individual brain centers; physiognomy; clues to characteristics; facial and other indications of characteristics; psychology of success; self analysis; health and condition; thrift; marriage; Eugenics.

Der große Gatsby

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159613437

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8893

F. Scott Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk von 1925 ist eine der großen Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur. Jay Gatsby, durch dubiose Geschäfte zum Millionär geworden, gibt in seiner Villa auf Long Island glanzvolle Partys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft. Er selber aber träumt davon, die Vergangenheit wiederzubeleben und seine große Liebe zurückzugewinnen. Doch die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit endet tragisch.

Handwriting & Character Analysis

Author: Dewitt B. Lucas

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787305710


Page: 64

View: 9914

1952 Contents: Introduction; Base Line and Slant; Pressure; Logic-Reason; Intuition; Introversion; Extroversion; Honesty-Dishonesty; Waste-Economy; Jealousy-Vanity-Envy; Intelligence-Will; How to Write Your Analysis.

Applied Graphology - A Textbook on Character Analysis From Handwriting - For the Practical Use of the Expert, the Student, and the Layman Arranged in Form for Ready Reference

Author: Albert J. Smith

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473389372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 8417

Analyzing someone's personality through their handwriting has been widely rubbished but it is still a fun game to play with friends and family.

Character Analysis: Dolly Scupp in Terrence McNally’s "Bad Habits"

Author: Christina Gieseler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640594487

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 8

View: 8397

Document from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, Hawai'i Pacific University, course: Acting I, language: English, abstract: My monologue is taken from Bad Habits by Terrence McNally and appears on page 19 (1; 2).I’m Dolly Scupp, my nationality is American and right now I’m in Ravenswood, WV, USA at some kind of mental health center to visit my husband; our home is actually in Larchmont,WV (3; 4). I’m 50 years old and have been married to my husband Harry Scupp for a long time (5). I feel like he does not give me the attention I deserve, and that he thinks I’m unattractive because he has got a round and mean-looking tropical fish he calls after me (5;6)! So, I sometimes feel old, fat and frustrated (5; 6). I’m desperate and kind of exhausted,because I wish my marriage has been different – I just don’t know what to do and how this all came about (25). About this fat fish thing I must say that am not a slender person, but hey, I’m not twenty anymore and actually, I think I’m a quite good-looking mature woman, and recently lost some weight (6)! Harry just doesn’t notice...

Balancing Empathy and Interpretation

Relational Character Analysis

Author: Lawrence Josephs

Publisher: Jason Aronson


Category: Psychology

Page: 435

View: 6502

How does the therapist avoid the twin dangers of either being a bull in a china shop or of handling the patient with kid gloves? How can he or she balance empathy for the patient's subjective self-experience with the rigorous analysis of the patient's unconscious defensiveness? For decades these questions have been at the heart of debates about psychotherapeutic technique and the source of tremendous polarization in the field. In the early days of psychoanalysis, one analyzed character resistances either aggressively like Wilhelm Reich or more gently like Anna Freud. Today, one sides with Otto Kernberg and confrontatively treats borderline and narcissistic pathology or, following Heinz Kohut, works more empathically. Lawrence Josephs transcends the rigid polarities of competing schools and offers an innovative approach. He proposes that one can move back and forth between opposing psychoanalytic stances and that flexibility in clinical technique is the key to efficacy. According to Josephs, when we avoid remaining rigidly stuck in any one way of working, we can learn from all perspectives. Dr. Josephs's own point of view centers on one simple recommendation: to maintain a dynamic balance between empathy and analysis. It is an easy recommendation to make but difficult to implement. Through the re-examination of classic case studies from Freud to Kohut, the author demonstrates how one can balance the rigorous analysis of the patient's character resistances - the most narcissistically injurious aspect of psychoanalysis - with a deep empathy for the patient's subjective self-experience - the most healing aspect of psychoanalysis.

Face Reading

Keys to Instant Character Analysis

Author: Chi An Kuei

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1590772970

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 216

View: 1390

How often have you taken one look at someone and ‘known’ that they were not to be trusted? Or conversely, instantly been sure that some new acquaintance was someone who was going to be your friend? You ‘know’ because you can instinctively see their character in their faces. The art of reading faces has been practiced in China for thousands of years. Now, with the help of this step-by-step guide, anyone can learn how to interpret different facial characteristics and acquire and instant knowledge of a person’s character, feelings, hidden desires, state of health, and mood. Everything is written in the face. High cheekbones, a pointed chine, flaring eyebrows or a turned-up nose all have specific meanings. Once you have learned how to interpret them you will gain greater self-knowledge and a deeper understanding of your friends, colleagues and partners. Your new insights will enable you to form more successful relationships and will give you the advantage in business dealings and interviews. You will know at once whether a person is trustworthy or has bad intentions, and your first impressions will be supported by the clear evidence in the face confronting you. Clear and practical, Face Reading includes 180 illustrations showing you all the facial features with detailed explanations of their meaning. Reading faces is entertaining and fun, but it is no mere party game; it will change your whole perception of the people around you as well as yourself.

Practical Numerology and Character Analysis

Author: C. G. Sander

Publisher: Kessinger Publishing

ISBN: 9780766128767

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

View: 3145

The Pythagorean system of numerology. A serious study of numerology to discover whether it be truth based or an illusion and superstition. The author gives numerology a serious trial and finds, when practiced with a real understanding of its subtle inner meanings, affords a true and helpful character delineation.

Character Analysis

How to Read People at Sight

Author: David V. Bush,W. Waugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258846688


Page: 608

View: 8812

This is a new release of the original 1923 edition.

Applied Graphology

A Textbook on Character Analysis from Handwriting for the Practical Use of the Expert, the Student, and the Layman, Arranged in Form for Ready Reference, to which is Added an Appendix Containing a Complete Compilation of the Qualification, Traits, Habits, and Propensities of Individuals, with Definitions and Graphological Interpretations; Illustrated with Over 300 Specimens

Author: Albert J. Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Graphology

Page: 197

View: 5561

George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan" - A Character Analysis

Author: Kristin Unger

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783638812757

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

View: 9387

George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan, first produced in New York in 1923, is said to be the first modern English drama, which inspired many authors to follow his example. But what exactly makes his drama so appealing? This question is ought to be discussed in the course of this term paper. The main argument will follow the character of Joan in the drama and Shaw’s ideas of the world which he interlaced with the character of Joan. The character of Joan is particularly interesting because it is well based on historical facts, but also consolidates Shaw’s ideas on progress, nationalism, and religion. This, on the one hand, gives the reader of the drama insights into Shaw’s ideas of the world and, on the other hand, points out important topics in society during Shaw’s time. All of this will be discussed in this term paper, regarding the question how Joan’s character represents these ideas. The second main focus of this essay will lie on the literary representation of Joan’s character. The study questions this paper will follow are: How is her character presented? What character traits are portrait in Joan? What does this tell us about Shaw’s world view? The argument of this term paper reasons that Shaw presents his view of the world and his ideas of progress, nationalism, and religion through the character of Joan. Shaw, therefore, creates her as a lower social class heroine with great ideas before her time. To support this argument a look will be taken at, as already mentioned, Joan’s character development in the course of the drama, Joan’s world which separates her from the other characters, and at Joan’s downfall which is brought about by her separation and her moral flaws. This is done in order to create a full picture of the character of Joan and to effectively present how Shaw connected his world view to her. The historical Joan, the circumstances of her time, and the time period, in which Shaw lived, will not be discussed since this would exceed the purpose of this term paper. Unfortunately, the library of the University of Hanover does not offer much literature on this topic. Thus, this term paper is for the most part composed of the observations made in class and my own thoughts on the topic. Yet, two texts on Joan’s character will be taken into account. The first is “Notes on George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan” published by Methuen and the latter “Saint Joan: Notes” by F. L. Lindsay.

Failure Characteristics Analysis and Fault Diagnosis for Liquid Rocket Engines

Author: Wei Zhang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662492547

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 401

View: 2858

This book concentrates on the subject of health monitoring technology of Liquid Rocket Engine (LRE), including its failure analysis, fault diagnosis and fault prediction. Since no similar issue has been published, the failure pattern and mechanism analysis of the LRE from the system stage are of particular interest to the readers. Furthermore, application cases used to validate the efficacy of the fault diagnosis and prediction methods of the LRE are different from the others. The readers can learn the system stage modeling, analyzing and testing methods of the LRE system as well as corresponding fault diagnosis and prediction methods. This book will benefit researchers and students who are pursuing aerospace technology, fault detection, diagnostics and corresponding applications.


Author: Nick Chedra

Publisher: Pascal Press

ISBN: 9781741250381

Category: English literature

Page: 120

View: 8744

Scientific Character Analysis, Practically Applied (Classic Reprint)

Author: Charles Frederick Boger

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780364616246

Category: Psychology

Page: 56

View: 4405

Excerpt from Scientific Character Analysis, Practically Applied Ost people are interested in the study of human nature. They delight in estimating the general characteristics, tal ents as well as the peculiarities of the men and women with whom they are brought in a business or social relation. This treatise may be aptly termed physio-pereno, a science combining physiognomy, the face, ' with scientific phrenology, the head. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.