The Gambler Essay

Sort By:
Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Good Essays

    Gambling In The Gambler

    • 1485 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Gambling and the unpredictability of the roulette wheel stand at the center of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Gambler. Despite the fact that it is not a very rational activity, gambling captures the enthusiasms of many in The Gambler, enthralling those characters that are intoxicated by the feelings of victory. Experienced gamblers often work out strategies to ensure success, or at least a greater chance of success. Unfortunately, these types of patterns and strategies simply do not apply in games of chance

    • 1485 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    knew otherwise . So the tobacco company got $23.6 billion punitive judgement. Is that possible for a gambler to sue the casino that casino owes the duty to tell him gamble may be addictive and may cause him to lose money and time? Do the casinos have obligations for those “compulsive gamblers”? Since the Missouri carried out the first state-wide self-exclusion program in

    • 535 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Better Essays

    Gambling: Effects on Gamblers For centuries, people have allowed themselves to enjoy a particular pleasure in the form of gambling through activities including; poker, sporting events, lottery, bingo, and slot machine. Gambling has become more widespread in the modern times than it was in the 1920s’. However, modern technology has revolutionized gambling, which allowed it to prevail throughout time. Technology has been able to help gambling to evolve from a game that is played at a casino to a game

    • 1994 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    The Psychology of The Gambler Essay

    • 2127 Words
    • 9 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited

    The Psychology of The Gambler   In Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Gambler, we are presented with a novel whose protagonist is what we would call today a problem gambler.  The gambling mania of the story's hero, Alexei Ivanovitch, is a mirror of Dostoyevsky's own gambling compulsion.  The heroine, Polina Alexandrovna, represents a woman Dostoyevsky had as a real lover.  Polina is the stepdaughter of the General, who Alexei works for as a servant.  The General shows paranoia over gambling from the

    • 2127 Words
    • 9 Pages
    • 3 Works Cited
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Gamblers This film explicitly demonstrates that gambling is a part of all of the characters’ lives.. The one character who does not gamble for most of the Film is Bernie because he had such bad luck and was a recovering problem gambler. Even Bernie caves into gambling at the end of the film by betting all of the money he had on the craps table. The film does not focus on any specific character gambling and shows hundreds of men and women gambling during the movie. The different faces gambling only

    • 1343 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Gambler Will Reilly plays a hefty role in this novel. From taking in Val to making the Russian Prince Pavel furious in Europe Will made his way around. Eventually getting himself killed by three different people while walking out of the bar. Throughout the book there are 3 main searches going on. The first search being Van looking for a place to bring Val, second Prince Pavel trying to find Will, and third Val trying to find Wills killers. Van gets stuck with a difficult choice after Val’s mom

    • 632 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    First Day Gambler

    • 421 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Writing I only have ever done one short story assignment that I was proud of. That would have been a story that I had to write for my creative writing class in high school. It was for my final grade in that class. My short story was called “The Gambler.” This is how I started the story. The teacher gave us dices to roll. We would roll the dices with pictures on them. Then pick a topic and a theme from what you had rolled on the dice. My story is is about a man who gambled away his money and his

    • 421 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Better Essays

    Center (NORC), the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC) states that there are two and a half million individuals who fall into a state defined as a pathological gambler, another three million are considered problem gamblers, and roughly fifteen million more could be considered “at-risk” (NORC, 1999). A pathological gambler is one who has a severe uncontrollable urge to gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop. This project proposes to address the need to keep a casino

    • 1481 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Decent Essays

    for money. If one is truly a pathological gambler, just like lying they cannot stop unless they are helped. When gambling it is very difficult to come to the realization that one is addicted. They simply do not want to believe this because all there fun must finally come to an end. If it does not they will be on track to mess up everything they have worked so hard to accomplish. When someone is addicted to something, the addiction stems

    • 1782 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Good Essays

    in one’s life, even though the gambling business provides economic and social benefits. One serious outbreak caused by the act of gambling is the production of problem gambling. Problem gambling is actually and impulse-control disorder, where the gambler cannot control his or her obsession. People easily become obsessed with winning the more they play, but when they lose it all, the only goal in their mind is to obtain that next

    • 1590 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
Previous
Page12345678950