Free Essays on Patriotism

  1. Patriotism in Spiderman Movies

    engrossed in the movie than they would be otherwise. What is arguably the strongest emotion in many people is the feeling of patriotism. As George Bernard Shaw said, "Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it." Though this feeling is...

  2. Patriotism

    Patriotism: What is it? Patriotism has been defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as devotion or love for one’s country. According to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll 72.2% of Americans consider themselves very or extremely patriotic. That same poll found that 94.5% of Americans think of themselves...

  3. Patriotism - the Ethics of Patriotism

    Patriotism is an essentially emotional support for the nation, the homeland. It is not intended to have a rational foundation: soldiers do not fight for a country because it produces more cement than the enemy, but because it is their country. Their patriotism pre-supposes its existence — but not everyone...

  4. Patriotism Essay

     Patriotism The role of patriotism in America should be valued when it brings people together for a good cause; however, patriotism can be viciously corruptive when used for the wrong reasons. “The Things They Carried” exploits one aspect of bad patriotism; the idea of America’s pointless...

  5. An Illusion for the Masses

    1 An Illusion for the Masses “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.” So said 18th Century British writer Samuel Johnson. One can start to think about patriotism in its many forms but still arrive at the same juncture, it is simply people’s need to align themselves with a larger identity...

  6. Is Patriotism Important Today

    Does Patriotism Still Matter? By Hal Lemon I think patriotism still matters because if we didn’t have patriotism we wouldn’t have the freedoms that we have now. Part of patriotism is realizing that we are not just given our freedom and democracy without a price. We may have to fight to protect...

  7. Does Patriotism Still Matter?

    Does Patriotism still Matter? Ah! You ask me,” Does patriotism still matter?” Well of course patriotism still matters! When you think of all of the love you receive for yourself, shouldn’t you apply that similar love to your country? I could definitely dig out a few explanations. Well first of all...

  8. What It Means to Love One's Country

    1 My View on What It Means to Love One’s Country Patriotism, according to Merriam Webster, is defined as “devotion or love for one’s country.” I believe this definition does not capture the true essence of the meaning of patriotism. This definition would be outstanding if there were no other...

  9. what does patroism mean to me

    Most of all I do not like patriotism very much because I have some negative associations with it. It reminds me of flags, war and football. I have to think about people being proud and admiring their country – sometimes in a quite naive way. I do not think that pride is completely bad. Pride is good...

  10. A Response to Dave Barry’s Article

    In the article, “Red, White, and Beer,” author Dave Barry uses humorous observation and irony to show the reader how beer companies use patriotism to sell their product. He also points out how even though beer commercials target men, there is also a sense of sexism since there are no women used in the...

  11. War & Patriotism

    Do you think patriotism means supporting the government in times of war? Patriotism is love, devotion, support and defense of one's country. Unpatriotic is showing lack of love, devotion, support and defense for one’s country. Citizens who support a particular war as well as those who oppose it are all...

  12. Patriotism: a Virtue?

    and countries. This expansion has thereby given birth to ‘patriotism’, which is now universally known. According to the dictionary, patriotism is a sense of love and devotion to a specific group, country or nation. But in my opinion, patriotism is a very strong sentiment found in immeasurable amounts;...

  13. What Patriotism Means to Me

    What Patriotism Means To Me Patriotism, the very sound of the word compels in my heart feelings of loyalty and pride like winter brings snow. I feel loyalty for my country and my country's ideals and I feel pride for those before me who fought and sacrificed for the freedom of my country. I love...

  14. The Telling Truth to War

    Cummings shows no patriotism in his poem and the emptiness that he portrays allows the reader to understand that he shows no tolerance for war. He has an anti-war attitude that easily comes across to the readers. As opposed to Owen’s poem he seems to attack the idea of anti patriotism in a very cynical...

  15. patriotism

    Trade Center and the Pentagon have caused confusion on the topic of patriotism. The best way to start understanding patriotism is to simply define it. Patriotism is a person’s level of loyalty toward their country. Displays of true patriotism are prominent in times of despair, such as wars and terrorist attacks...

  16. Patriotism and the American Flag

    There is much controversy surrounding the idea of patriotism and the iconography of the American flag in today's society. Some believe patriotism is simply the act of supporting the decisions of the leaders of the country. Others say, to be patriotic, people should be outspoken and voice their oppositions...

  17. Patriotism: the Definition

    The word patriotism holds a definition that can be loosely interpreted. In the essay, “All Consuming Patriotism,” by Ian Frazier he questions what is currently considered patriotism. He expresses his idea of patriotism as shopping and putting money into the economy. To support his idea he claims the...

  18. Patriotism Argument of Definition Essay

    02/01/13 What is Patriotism? - Argument of Definition Proposal Some people define patriotism as supporting ones country no matter what. However, I believe patriotism is questioning the government and exercising our freedom of speech. The significance of patriotism is that patriotism is the duty of...

  19. Pledge Allegiance to Peace

    White, he begins by explaining that the majority of Americans take their patriotism very seriously and are utterly offended if anyone denounces ones’ pride in his or her country. White then goes on stating his view on patriotism and how it causes many problems in the world, including religious teachings...

  20. Democracy Leads to Partriotism

    country if democratic ideals are misused and abused. In this work, I have outlined various ways in which democracy may cultivate and nurture a sense of patriotism in its citizens. There are excerpts from various world known leaders, especially the former and current leaders of the United States of America....

  21. Canadian Nationalism

    leaded the Canadians to victory and had given them a strong and powerful name. His contribution to nationalism is the fact that Canadians gained patriotism after the battle of Vimy Ridge was won. Under his command and leadership Canadian corps transformed from a single division of untested volunteer...

  22. patriotic

    Patriotism is an attachment to one's homeland excluding all the differences caused by the cultural differences that are present within the nation. Patriotism is considered as a devotion to one's country. Each and every person living in a country should be proud of his country. It is true that the reverence...

  23. Is Patoriots Is Still There

    http://www.shareyouressays.com/729/691-words-essay-on-patriotism-in-india-for-school-and-college-students Free sample essay on Patriotism in India for school and college students . Patriotism lends a great dimension to a man’s personality and it exalts him to rare heights of nobility. A patriot is not...

  24. And Our Flag Was Still There

    Flag is a supreme symbol of patriotism. In Kingsolver’s the essay, flag is used in the title, and it is an important idea in the whole essay. He argued for the right to be included in national practices of patriotism, and he said that after September 11, 2001, it is time to retire the rockers red glare...

  25. Patriotism

    In the article Politics and Patriotism in Education, Joel Westheimer made a clear distinction of what it means to follow “authoritarian patriotism” and “democratic patriotism.” The author defines authoritarian patriotism as the belief that one’s country is inherently superior to others and nonquestioning...

  26. Eassy

    IS PATRIOTISM good for democracy? Or does a commitment to patriotism threaten democracy? Educators do not agree on this issue. Chester Finn (former assistant secretary of education in the Reagan Administration) argues that, since September 11, “American education has generally made a mess of...

  27. Does Patriotism Still Matter

    Many people today wonder if patriotism still matters. There are many different opinions to this issue in present day America. Some people say that it does still matter and that it will always matter. Patriotism to those people is important because they have a love for their country and a desire to for...

  28. What Does Patriotism Mean to Me

    The very definition of patriotism cannot simply be defined by a dictionary. In fact, no two people you meet will have the same explanation of what it means to them. From America’s Founding Fathers to courageous everyday heroes serving in our military at home and overseas, patriotism fills their hearts with...

  29. Learning History Through Popular Culture

    students and is an essential determinant in understanding the past. Movies and cartoons are an excellent way for students to develop a sense of patriotism. Patriotism is not a quality that someone acquires suddenly, but one that must be taught at a young age, primarily to students. In Liberty Kids, students...

  30. Patriotism

    Patriotism Patriotism was one of the first reasons Television was made, and sense then has continued to contribute to TV and theater all around the world. Viewed as both a common good and insidious evil depending on whom you talk to, either way patriotism has seeped into every ones minds one time...