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  • The Turn Of The Screw As A Representation Of Victorian Sexual Repression - 722 words
    "The Turn of the Screw" as a Representation of Victorian Sexual Repression L.R.G. "The Turn of the Screw" is largely a representational book. For the most part, I think it stands to characterize Victorian views of sexuality. The entire book seems to be sex related in one way or another. Everything that happens, from Miles being kicked out of school to the governess seeing ghosts, can be interpreted with a sexual connotation. When Miles is kicked out of school, no one says exactly why. After reading the letter from the school, the governess only says that, "he's an injury to others." Because of the indirect nature of this discussion, we are left believing that the reason for his dismissal is ...
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  • Clarissa Dalloway - 467 words
    Clarissa Dalloway Virginia Woolf creates interesting contrast within the character of Clarissa Dalloway using stream of consciousness narration in her novel Mrs. Dalloway. Clarissas inner thoughts reveal a contrast between her lack of attraction to her husband due to her lesbian feelings and her fear of loosing him as a social stepping stone. These contrasts and many others can be seen throughout the novel using the literary device of stream of consciousness narration. Clarissas character reveals to us early in the book her lack of attraction to her husband. This revelation can be seen in the passage that states: "...through some contraction of this cold spirit, she had failed him...she coul ...
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  • Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious - 1,377 words
    Feminist Backlash: The Unconscious Undermining of Genuine Equality American people come in a variety of shapes and sizes; their thoughts, fears, and convictions differ widely. It is usually necessary for Americans to choose a status in politics and community; but it is obvious that among specific groups and organizations, a persons beliefs and opinions differ dramatically from the next. Feminist groups, specifically in the last twenty years, have announced their view of membership as an elite group of woman who must have the same specific convictions. Moreover, they denounce anyone who does not, as irrational and supporting the continuance of subordination of women. Feminist propaganda is of ...
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  • Great Expectations - 1,009 words
    GREAT EXPECTATIONS. By Anne Gilmour. November 1996. Of the major themes from Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations to be discussed as to their importance concerning its structure, I have selected Love in the context of human relationships, Isolation and finally Redemption. The loneliness isolation brings can only be redeemed by the loving associate of our fellow man, this is a two way thing. Had grown diseased, as all minds do and must and will that reverse the appointed order of their maker. In isolation the greatest sin we commit against ourselves and others, is to shun human companionship as Miss Haversham did. After her betrayal in love she hardened her heart towards her fellow man. B ...
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  • Ice Storm - 1,296 words
    ... and only because I read the book I can infer what Moody may have had in mind. Otherwise to the average person they would be pretty irrelevant. The focus on the main parents the Hoods and Williams were both shown in two different ways as well. At the key party Elana Hood and Jim Williams had sexual relations. Though in the movie they never actually show them having sex, they do nothing more than kiss. The watcher is left to infer if theyve had sex or not. Instead the movie shows this more as Elanas revenge for Bens cheating. Though in the book there is a graphic sex scene. "She (Elena) was pulling down her panties with one hand and settling herself across his lap" (176). There is obviousl ...
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  • Lesbian By Choice - 583 words
    Lesbian by Choice There are many labels, names and categories that have been assigned or given to lesbians. What is "lesbian"? Is it a certain type of woman? Does one lesbian have an identical feature or character as another lesbian? Does a lesbian have something extra or something missing from heterosexual women? This notion that we can classify a human being by their sexual preference is absolutely ludicrous and unsubstantiated! Women are just that, women. Sexual attraction to humans, be it the same sex or not, is not a concrete science that can allow society to label women. The choice of heterosexuality may not truly be a choice. In a recent survey of women, 57% stated that heterosexualit ...
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  • Maggie Tulliver: Divided Needs Represented In Diverse Relations - 1,816 words
    Maggie Tulliver: Divided Needs Represented in Diverse Relations It is said that George Eliots style of writing deals with much realism. Eliot, herself meant by a "realist" to be "an artist who values the truth of observation above the imaginative fancies of writers of "romance" or fashionable melodramatic fiction." (Ashton 19) This technique is artfully utilized in her writings in a way which human character and relationships are dissected and analyzed. In the novel The Mill on the Floss, Eliot uses the relationships of the protagonist of the story, Miss Maggie Tulliver, as a medium in which to convey various aspects of human social associations. It seems that as a result of Maggies nature a ...
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  • Male Response To The Female Form - 1,991 words
    Male Response To The Female Form... Every action has a reaction. All human beings react to certain situations in certain ways. Little children cringe at the sight of brussel sprouts, people cry at sad movies, and everyone laughs at jokes. How do men react when they are brought before the nude female form? What is the basis for their reactions? Do people change personalities when exposed to this? I have tried to learn the mysteries behind these questions, and brought myself to many conclusions. The explanations of these questions' answers are not short and simple. They are in fact very complex. To sum up the topic, there is not just one reaction, and this depends on many key factors. All peop ...
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  • Midsummer Nights Dream And Lunatics - 1,833 words
    Midsummer Nights Dream And Lunatics In A Midsummer Nights Dream, the moon is the guiding force of madness in the play which influences the chaotic nature and lunacy of the characters. The moon seems to preside over the entire play and is a symbol of change. Oberon and Titania, king and queen of the fairies, are one example of lunatic lovers that parallel the theme of changeability. Oberon and Titania are quarreling over the possession of an Indian boy that Titania has mothered since the boy was a baby. This makes Oberon very jealous. But, Oberon doesnt help matters much with his straying after nymphs and admiring Hippolyta. This quarrel becomes so intense that it begins to affect the seasons ...
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  • Oedipus Rex: The Oedipus Complex - 729 words
    Oedipus Rex: The Oedipus Complex Thousands of years after Sophocles wrote the story of Oedipus Rex; psychologists named a complex after the behavioral characteristics of Oedipus. For many years psychologists have called a son having a sexual attraction toward his mother the Oedipus Complex. It is common belief that Oedipus Rex did not actually suffer from the Oedipus Complex. The basic support for this theory can be found through Oedipus' inherent fear of the prophecy placed upon him, by the Oracle, actually coming true. Oedipus is told, by a member of the royal court, of the prophecy of the Oracle. The love for his mother and father, and the mere thought of the prophecy drives Oedipus into ...
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  • Sexual And Racial Tension In Larsens Passing - 846 words
    Sexual and Racial Tension in Larsens Passing Clare Kendry and Irene Redfield are the two main characters in Nella Larsens Passing. We do not learn about the both of them by seeing or hearing the story from a neutral point of view. Rather, we are subject to envision the entire novel from behind the eyes of only one of these characters, Irene. At first, forcing the reader to suspend themselves in only one of these two complex minds may seem like a biased action on the part of the author. However, as we read further into the book, we soon discover that the limited third-person view is necessary to bring both of these figures to life. This is because Irenes perspective thrives off of Clare. Desp ...
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  • Sexual Deviances - 1,945 words
    Sexual Deviances Sexual disorders are categorized into three general groups. The groups are sexual dysfunctions, sexual deviations, and homosexuality. These are not necessary abnormal, but what is considered out of the norm by either the mental health establishment, or society, or both. The first group, sexual dysfunctions, have increased significantly over the last decade. Which, in turn, has increased the progress in the study and treatment of sexual dysfunctions. One important aspect that came out of William masters and Virginia Johnsons research is classifying the various forms of dysfunctions. Closely related is Kaplans system which groups sexual dysfunctions according to the phase in t ...
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  • Student - 1,353 words
    Student Societies Influence Upon Humanity Rejection is the key to self-destruction. Rejection of an individual could possibly cause the mental deterioration (nervous breakdown) of that individual due to the repudiation of society. Ostracization is not always induced by the physical appearance of a person but is sometimes caused by a character flaw. In both J.D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye and E.L. Doctorows Ragtime the main characters, Holden and Evelyn, feel rejected by society and in isolation turn inward and reject themselves. The death of Holden Caulfields younger brother Allie initiates Holdens nervous breakdown. Holden enters an unrecoverable spin of depression spiraling downward ...
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  • The Anxiety Caused When A Mistake Is Realized - 1,333 words
    The Anxiety Caused When A Mistake Is Realized Sigmund Freud believed himself to be a scientist. He believed that he was not a philosopher, just a scientific thinker. Freud carefully thought everything through and always backed up his views. Before any idea went into print, Freud worked hard to make sure that he covered his theories from all angles and that he himself could not disprove one of his theories. As a scientist, Sigmund believed that he must continue to test his theories. While continuing to investigate the workings on the human mind, Freud realized that his views of anxiety tended to contradict each other. In Freud's later years he takes the flipside of his initial view on anxiety ...
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  • The Awakening - 1,968 words
    The Awakening Carey Coco July 23, 1999 Dr. Jackson English 2070 Kate Chopin and Edna Pontellier as Feminists Kate Chopin is known for her literary works that depict culture in New Orleans, Louisiana, and of women's struggles for freedom. She was born Katherine O'Flaherty in Missouri, and later married Oscar Chopin in 1870. He was a Creole cotton trader from New Orleans. Later they moved to a plantation near Cloutierville, Louisiana, where her husband died in 1882. She returned to Missouri with her six children, and began her writing career. She began writing mostly "local color" stories that earned her consideration as a contributor to Southern regional literature. She later began writing st ...
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  • The Tobacco Industry - 1,670 words
    ... mmonplace in our society. The Tobacco Industry is in the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) manual. The industry's specified four digit SIC is 2131, which is in Division D: Manufacturing and in Major Group 21: Tobacco Products. The industry group that I have analyzed is Group 213: Chewing And Smoking Tobacco And Snuff. This analyzes establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing chewing and smoking tobacco and snuff. The manufacturing division includes establishments engaged in the mechanical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products. These establishments are usually described as plants, factories, or mills and characteristically use power driven ma ...
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  • There Are Many Labels, Names And Categories That - 631 words
    There are many labels, names and categories that have been assigned or given to lesbians. What is"lesbian"? Is it a certain type of woman? Does one lesbian have an identical feature or character as another lesbian? Does a lesbian have something extra or something missing from heterosexual women? This notion that we can classify a human being by their sexual preference is absolutely ludicrous and unsubstantiated! Women are just that, women. Sexual attraction to humans, be it the same sex or not, is not a concrete science that can allow society to label women. The choice of heterosexuality may not truly be a choice. In a recent survey of women, 57% stated that heterosexuality was not something ...
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  • Thomas Hardy Was An English Writer Who Was Born On June 2, 1840 In Higher Brockhampton Doretshire, England Something About Th - 1,000 words
    Thomas Hardy was an English Writer who was born on June 2, 1840 in Higher Brockhampton Doretshire, England (Something About the Author 129). Hardy wrote form personal knowledge and experiences, his characters were real people of the time and settings consisted of places he had been. Many Things influenced Hardys writings throughout his life including his early life, work experiences and his first wife Emma Gifford Thomas Hardy did not begin his education until late in his childhood. He started to go to school at the age of eight years old and continued on through public school for eight more years. Following these eight years of general schooling Thomas went off to London to study at Kings C ...
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  • Use Of Irony In Oedipus Rex - 1,491 words
    Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex Many sources tell us that Sophocles wrote more then one hundred plays, but only seven of them have survived the centuries in their entirety. Certainly the best known of his surviving plays is Oedipus Rex. The plot of the play hinges on the element of irony. Irony can be defined as a combination of circumstances or a result that is the opposite of what is or might be expected or considered appropriate, (Guralnik, Webster's, 1968, p. 745). Irony is one of the prevailing and defining characteristics of the play. The first event that sets the whole tragic tale in motion is when Laius, King of Thebes, is told by a prophet that any child that is born to him and his quee ...
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  • Women In 18th Century France - 1,731 words
    Women in 18th Century France Women in 18th Century France Many changes occurred during the Enlightenment period of the eighteenth century. For instance, more and more emphasis was placed on the family as the eighteenth century passed. There were three groups of urban women in eighteenth century, lower-class, middle-class, and upper-class. This essay will discuss the experiences of the lower and middle class urban women. It will also cover Olympe de Gouges, The Declaration of the Rights of Woman. The changes were different for lower-class women as opposed to middle class women. "Only those wealthy enough to afford to dispense with womens work could partake of the new domesticity." Our textboo ...
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