Argumentative Essay Examples

Losing Independence India

India’s struggle for independence was actively shaped, influenced and nurtured by Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Reverentially worshipped as Mahatma and respectfully adored as ‘Father of the Nation’ from 1920 to 1947 for a period of nearly three decades. ADVERTISEMENTS: During this momentous period of our history, Gandhi was undoubtedly the undisputed leader of millions of freedom […]

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The extent of equality for homosexuals & transsexuals

Homosexuals are individuals who are sexually attracted to another person of the same sex, and transsexuals are people who perceive their gender to be different from their biological sex2. They will often live according to gender or have surgery to change their biological sex. Willingness to take such drastic and risky steps is caused by […]

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How fallacies can be used in argumentative writing

The only policy that effectively reduces public shootings is right-to-carry laws. Allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns reduces violent crime. In the 31 states that have passed right-to-carry laws since the mid-1980s, the number of multiple-victim public shootings and other violent crimes has dropped dramatically. Murders fell by 7.65%, rapes by 5.2%, aggravated assaults by […]

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A Comparison Of ‘Telephone Conversation’ And ‘Not My Best Side’

For this essay I am to be comparing the two poems ‘telephone conversation’ and ‘Not my best side’. First I shall begin by writing about the content of each poem separately, the first being ‘Wole Soyinka’s’ ‘Telephone conversation’. Telephone conversation is about two people from very different background orientations . One of the pair is […]

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Who is the greater villain

My definition of a villain is a wicked person or a criminal. The definition I have taken from The Oxford Study Dictionary tells me that a villain is ‘a person who is guilty or capable of great wickedness; a wrongdoer, a criminal; or a character in a story whose evil actions or motives are important […]

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The attitudes of the poets towards relationships

I will be comparing the varying attitudes towards different aspects of the relationships between men and women through four different pre-1900’s poems. These attitudes have varied through time and it is sometimes quite surprising how similar the attitudes in the poems reflect our attitudes today. Three of my chosen poems are male and one is […]

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Compare the Ways in Which Pre-1914 Poets Approach

In the three poems, “To His Coy Mistress” – an argumentative yet satirical take on a man’s quest for sex by Andrew Marvell, “Porphyria’s Lover” and “My Last Dutchess” – Two dramatic monologues by Robert Browning, the dominating themes running parallel in each are the all powerful concepts of love and death. I have chosen […]

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A conversation between a director and the actress playing Juliet

Director: This scene begins with Romeo leaving after he and Juliet have spent their wedding night together. Juliet is in mixed emotions as the scene begins because she is longing for Romeo to stay with her. She is distressed because she knows that she will have to wait a long time before she can see […]

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Bamforth and Macleish

The attitudes of Bamforth and Macleish towards the prisoner change considerably throughout the play. Usually the attitude will change from one extreme to another at a certain point in the play which triggers this change in perspective of the prisoner. The language and action of the characters represent the change in attitude with some obvious […]

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How two poets have presented different attitudes

In this essay I will compare the attitudes to love and relationships presented in two different poems: ‘The Beggar Woman,’ by William King, and ‘To His Coy Mistress,’ by Andrew Marvel. In ‘The Beggar Woman,’ a man of the upper class goes astray from his hunting party to pursue a beggar woman, who has a […]

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Abortion Issue reflects ironies of modern living

Jayanthi Natrajan, a Congress MP and AICC spokesperson, highlights the incongruity between the thrill of motherhood and the ordeals of abortion, through her article titled “Abortion issue reflects ironies of modern living”. She focuses on the trauma and mental strain that the protagonist, “Niketa Mehta” and her family encountered on discovering that their unborn child […]

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How our life stage developments parallel what society expects

In this essay, I propose to examine the Adolescent stage in development, in order to determine what is expected of the developing teenager, in regards to the rest of society. It will critically investigate many aspects of an adolescents’ life, in terms of relationships with their peers, as well as how they view themselves. It […]

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What do we learn of the motivations & characters

We first start to unravel the complex web of deceit which Richard has woven over the eyes of the characters in the play in Act I, Scene III, Richard addresses the characters, onstage and offstage in an oblique and brash manner, “They do me wrong. and I will not endure it! “, (line 44). Here […]

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Shakespeares portrayal of Hotspur in Act 3 Scene 1

Hotspur has several ongoing characteristics in the play, with the main one that is constantly being brought forward is his egotism that shows in his interaction with other characters. In line 16, after listening to Glendower’s boast, Hotspur feels that his ego has been threatened. This character development tells us that Hotspur doesn’t like to […]

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Eating disorders in teenage girls and young women

I don’t think that there is enough help in the world for the huge amounts of teenage girls and young women who are trying to overcome Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. There are many people in the world who are oblivious to the differences between Anorexia and Bulimia. People with Anorexia starve themselves, avoid high […]

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We all communicate in order to establish and maintain relationships with others, to give and receive information and instructions, to understand and be understood, to share opinions, knowledge, feelings, and emotions, to give encouragement and show others they are valued. Communication is an essential tool for a Support worker, who can use it to meet […]

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Defining Abnormality Paper

This paper will be about the challenges in defining and classifying normal and abnormal behavior. There are several challenges that arisen when defining and classifying normal and abnormal behavior. The challenges that will be elaborated will be situational context, culture, and mind and body. Efforts to understand, clarify and control challenging behaviors can be found […]

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Socrates On the Relation Of Wisdom To Virtue

The Socratic method of enquiry has been squarely criticized through the ages. The mode of criticism leveled against it is that it is merely destructive, lacks coherence, and is unreasonably insistent on definition before any further enquiry. Typical is the opinion of the modern Greek scholar Hugh H Benson who puts it thus: “Socrates’ view […]

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Values of a Noble Roman Funeral Procession

In book VI of Polybius’ Histories (53-54), it covers a funeral procession as a form to educate and teach Roman youths. Various values and qualities range throughout this extract, and these values reflect the lives of the ‘Roman Society’, such values would include; Passion, Nobility, Immortality, Excellence, etc. These values of the funeral procession are […]

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Socialization Assignment

The existing traditional gender orientation in China is said to affect the society’s perception of women and women of themselves. A culture that has shaped that perception is difficult to change despite the changing social, political, and economical condition of the country. For that reason, the culture that considers women inferior to men has been […]

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Sam Spade and Brigid O’shaughnessy

The novel entitled “The Maltese Falcon,” published in the year 1930 and written by a great American Author named Samuel Dashiell Hammett, is one of the most distinguished detective novels that has ever been written and adopted in the big screen presentation. Hammett, as an author and a prolific writer, is widely known for his […]

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