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Perversion - Dermott O'Flanagan Sexual Ethics Paper The issues of sexual ethics in relation to morality and perversion have been addressed in depth by each of the gentleman at this table. Sexual activity as described by Solomon and Nagle is comprised of a moral standard and ‘naturalness’ aspect. So, in claiming an act is perverted we must first examine it through a moral framework and understand how this interacts with the ‘naturalness’ of a particular act. Solomon makes the distinction as follows “Perversion is an insidious concept…To describe an activity as perverse is not yet a full blown moral condemnation, for it need not entail that one ought not to indulge in such activities.” Along with the examination of the nature of an act, there must be clear justification as to why sexual acts deserve special separate ethical principles....   [tags: essays research papers]
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Perversion and the Internet - Perversion and the Internet The Internet. An information super-highway to hate, violence, and child pornography. Sure it was ok when the nudie pictures came out, but teaching children racism and bigotry and exploiting innocent children in a sexual manner is taking things a little too far. Buckle your seatbelts and strap on those eyeglasses; we are about to take a ride on the “Informational Highway”. The First Amendment has been stretched, ripped, and torn into little pieces of propaganda, conveniently located on the “World-Wide-Web” for the viewing pleasures of all; young and old....   [tags: Internet Web Cyberspace Essays]
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Perversion of Society - Perversion of Society In today’s society a person is shaped by family, friends, and past events, but in Aldous Huxley’s classic novel, Brave New World, there is no such thing as family, history and “true” friends. The government controls every aspect of an individual from their creation in the hatcheries to their conditioning for their thoughts and careers. In this brave new world the ideas of stability and community reign supreme, and the concept of individualism is foreign and suppressed, “Everyone belongs to everyone else, after all,” (47)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1154 words
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Fetishism, perversion and the Gay Identity - Fetishism, perversion and the Gay Identity The contemporary Euro-American idea of identity as coherent, seamless, bounded and whole is indeed an illusion. On the contrary, the self carries many internal contradictions and nuances as a reflection of the many roles that a person plays in various social circles. Identity is partially post-social and socially constructed though rituals and disciplinary acts. In turn Delany challenges the concept of a Gay Identity, an entity of being that could be defined as referential....   [tags: Socialization Sociology Essays]
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Macbeth: Instruments of Perversion - Surreal, unexplainable, bizarre, dreamlike. Terms such as these are often used to describe the feelings associated with Shakespeare's Macbeth. These unreal qualities are the result of numerous twisted perversions in the plot and characters. Macbeth and Lady Macbeth are chased by equivocation, trying to balance out reality and their dream-world though they are entrenched in a fog of uncertainty and doubt. Macbeth himself quickly becomes an instrument of this distortion due to the influences of the Weird Sisters, Lady Macbeth, and the unstoppable chain of events his initial violence sets off....   [tags: European Literature] 1249 words
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Subversion And Perversion In Two Gentlemen Of Verona and The Jew Of Malta - Subversion and perversion are both prominently conveyed in both Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Jew of Malta through numerous mediums. Subversion entails the opposition to societal standards and authority whereas perversion occurs when morality and religious views are contradicted. The use of religiously symbolic objects, mockery, sexual innuendo, hypocrisy and irony are the focal matters used to express perversion and subversion in this essay. Often when a reader or the audience is shocked by themes and incidents occurring in plays, it is due to a feeling evoked when one is confronted with overt opposition to religion, morality, politics and society....   [tags: Comparative Literature, literary analysis] 1802 words
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Freedom from Religion: Perversion of the U.S. Constitution - Freedom from Religion: Perversion of the U.S. Constitution In the two hundred and thirteen years since its ratification, the U.S. Constitution has been the very spine of America—the single-most effective element in the preservation of her sacred liberties. Contained therein are the revolutionary ideals of its framers, influenced by the precepts of Enlightenment and spurred on by their own experiences in the perils of tyrannical oppression. Thus the preservation of America’s sacred freedoms has been the result of a strict adherence to the forefathers’ insights....   [tags: American America History]
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Perversion of Love in Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard - Perversion of Love in Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard This essay will address the apparent dissatisfaction with the concept of love, which is expressed by one of the play’s principal characters Peter Trofimov. As a student and former tutor in the Ranevsky household, Peter represents the Realist scholar as well as the working class, and voices the ideals and sentiments of both. In response to the negative social changes caused by the rising middle class, the working class had grown skeptical of the concepts of love and freedom, because such concepts had been used to increase the social and economic position of the middle class at the expense of the masses....   [tags: Anton Chekov The Cherry Orchard]
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Comparing the Perversion of Values in The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman - Perversion of Values in The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman      Throughout History there are many examples of perversions, from sexual, social to the very morals themselves. One of the greatest examples is the continuous corruption of the American Dream. As the Dream evolves, it tends to conform to the illicit dealings of the time and immortals of society. No longer is an individual interested in working hard to achieve goals, it is desirous of the quick fix. Society wants its wishes and wants them now....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Perversion of Dorian's Soul in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray - The Perversion of Dorian's Soul in Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray         The soul is thought to be an immaterial entity coexisting with our bodies which is credited with the faculties of thought, action, and emotion.  It is the part of our body which is believed to live on after the body dies.  In Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray, the main character, Dorian Gray, destroys the innocence of his soul and becomes corrupt. He becomes corrupt by failing to live a life of virtue.  The main reason for his transformation can be attributed to a portrait painted of him that captured the true essence of his innocence.  This portrait is the personification of his soul.  At the beginning of the book Dorian makes a wish that inevitably changes his life forever.  His wish is that, "If it were I who was to be always young, and the picture that was to grow old!  For that - for that - I would give everything!  Yes, there is nothing in the whole world I would not give!  I would give my soul for that!" (Wilde, 40)  As Dorian's wish of staying young and beautiful forever come true so does the fact that he has given his soul away to the devil.  Another contributing factor to the perversion of Dorian's soul comes from his supposed friend, Lord Henry Wotton.  Lord Henry fills Dorian's head with his outrageous philosophies such as, "....youth is the one thing worth having....   [tags: Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray]
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The Perversion of Religion - I'm not a tremendously religious person. I don't attend religious services, I don't say prayers before bedtime (or much of any other time), I don't read a section of my holy book on a regular schedule... you get the picture. The closest I'd come to claiming a personal faith is to call myself a sort of armchair Daoist. And yet I find myself deeply offended by those who profane their own professed faith... the Jim Bakkers, Osama Bin Ladens, Paul Shanleys of the world. They seem like a special category of scum in the swirling pool of humanity....   [tags: argumentative essays] 524 words
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Pop Princesses of Perversion - A sixteen year old girl poses for the camera, wearing a shirt that resembles something more akin to a bra than to an actual shirt. She is lying prostrate upon the floor with the photographer snapping pictures above her scantily-clad form. The girl's name is Britney Spears. She has just recorded her first hit single, named "Hit Me Baby One More Time". As Britney's veneer of a bubblegum pop princess fades, she has resorted to shedding more and more layers of clothing in order to attract a new breed of audience....   [tags: Sociology] 1028 words
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Perversions of Capitalism in Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story - Capitalism came into being as a social and economic system when private individuals or corporations--as opposed to the state or classes of people--began to build businesses where the goal was profit motivated for the self-interest of the owner. This is opposed to a socialist system where the business may be owned by the state and/or profiting the state. In an ideal world, it is the economic establishment of the individual right for self-accomplishment. The private individual/corporation succeeds or fails based on its own merits....   [tags: Capitalism, history, Michael Moore, "Capitalism: A] 666 words
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Cybersex - ... Physical contact should not be restricted to the world of physical phenomena, but also to the world of virtual phenomena. This conception of sexual intercourse as sexual arousal in the mind as embodied into flesh requires an examination of a major metaphysical issue, specifically the mind body problem. This problem arises out of the apparent appearance of mental phenomena as wholly distinct and disconnected from physical phenomena. The body is a composite of various parts, and constantly requires more parts to be installed, while others are expelled....   [tags: Sex Crimes, argumentative, persuasive]
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The Correlational Effect A Pedophile has on Their Victim - It is a scary thought to know that a pedophile is moving into your neighborhood. The parents become suspicious and worried, because they would be devastated if anything were to ever happen to their child. They want to know everything about the pedophile, like past convictions. The person wonders how an individual could ever do those sexual acts to a child, knowing very well the outcome of their choice. Their immediate assumption is the pedophile is a vial human being, unworthy of acceptance and forgiveness....   [tags: Criminology ]
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The Horrors of War in the Modern Era - ... The Reconstruction Amendments following this war were positive on the slave’s part. For instance, in Section One of Amendment Fifteen: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude” (The Reconstruction Amendments in Sources, 247). Moreover, the addition of the amendments into the U.S. Constitution, to a certain extent, ensured civil rights for the former slave....   [tags: War, American History] 1463 words
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Continuous Sexual Trajectory - Continuous Sexual Trajectory In his Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis, Freud works inductively towards a theory of the (sexual) mind. The lectures consider years of psychoanalytic experience and try to fit them into a framework, in the process always slightly altering both the data and the theory. His primary interest lies in the competitive interplay of libido - the pleasure seeking unconscious part of the mind - and the ego - the rational and socially constituted character who internalizes norms and tries to tame the libido....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1636 words
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Waste Land Essay: Water and Religious Motifs - The Waste Land: Water and Religious Motifs In his poem "The Waste Land," T.S. Eliot employs a water motif, which represents both death and rebirth. This ties in with the religious motif, as well as the individual themes of the sections and the theme of the poem as a whole, that modern man is in a wasteland, and must be reborn. In the first section, "Burial of the Dead," water (or the lack thereof) has a primarily negative meaning. It is first mentioned in lines four and nine, in reference to April, which the narrator calls "The cruellest month." Later, the narrator describes an arid scene, in which the "Dry stone [gives] no sound of water" (24)....   [tags: T.S. Eliot Waste Land Essays]
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The Antagonistic View of Sexuality in O'Connor Wise Blood - The Antagonistic View of Sexuality in Wiseblood In the novel Wiseblood, by Flannery O'Connor, one finds an unpleasant, almost antagonistic view of sexuality. The author seems to regard sex as an evil, and harps on this theme throughout the novel. Each sexual incident which occurs in the novel is tainted with grotesquem. Different levels of the darker side of sexuality are exposed, from perversion to flagrant displays of nudity. It serves to give the novel a bit of a moralistic overtone.             The "Carnival Episode" illustrated Hazel's first experience with sexuality....   [tags: O'Connor Wise Blood Essays]
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Alex La Guma's The Lemon Orchard - Stable Meaning, the Perversion of Nature, and Discursive Communities in Alex La Guma's "The Lemon Orchard" South African writer Alex La Guma was an active member of his country's non-white liberation movement. One of the 156 people accused in the Treason Trial of 1956, La Guma wrote his first book, A Walk in the Night and Other Stories, in 1962 (Wade 15). "The Lemon Orchard," a story which appeared in this debut work, is a gripping piece about the horror and cruelty of racism. In the story, La Guma describes in chilling detail how a black teacher (who had sought legal redress for being beaten up by his principal and church minister) is roused from his sleep and led to a lemon orchard by four white men for whipping....   [tags: Alex La Guma Lemon Orchard]
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Industialization - Industialization Holistic Living Socioeconomic status, gender, race and lifestyles are the four major sociocultural factors that affect health and illness. Industrialization has affected all four factors in a fashion that has drastically changed the makeup of the whole institution of health care. As a result of these changes in the health care system of the United States, human health in general, has also changed. Some would argue that the industrialization has made leaps in respect to the advancement of technology and modern medicine practice....   [tags: essays papers] 963 words
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Dionysus in Grecian Myth - Dionysus in Grecian Myth The god, Dionysus, fills an integral role in Grecian Myth. According to Euripides' Bacchae, Dionysus represents the animalistic and mystic life force that connects humanity to its innate earthy roots—roots that are illogical, chaotic, and instinctual. In this paper I will be discussing this aforementioned mystic life force and its existence in ancient Greece's supremely logical society. Being as completely logical as the ancient Greeks tended to be, they needed some sort of release valve that kept them from all going crazy in their otherwise rigid existence....   [tags: Papers] 575 words
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What Is a Furry - ... Furry lifestylers are unique in their own way; this class has a variety of sub-classes and groupings, but the basic gist amongst all of them is that their affinity to animals is expresses through more of a spiritual, emotional, or psychological connection, or a combination of those three factors, rather than that of your typical furry who simply feels an affinity toward their animal. They express their affinity through actions and ideals similar to that of the animal they most connect with. The degree to which their expressions vary is what most sets the lifestylers apart....   [tags: Mythology ]
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How Has Homophobia Become a Witch Hunt? - ... With Christians chanting “God made Adam and Eve, NOT Adam and Steve,” we can note that the REAL fear is the fear of what they don’t understand. How is it that it is so unnatural. Unbeknownst to them, homosexuality does occur in nature, does that mean that animals have sinned too, and are damned to suffer an eternity in Hell. Or is it that animals can be excluded from this debate, simply because they aren’t human beings. Religious backgrounds contribute enormous hatred toward gay communities, and usually create bias....   [tags: Homosexuality ]
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The God of Small Things; Crossing Lines and Breaking Boundaries - Some believe that boundaries are made to be broken, that lines are meant to be crossed while others believe that we should “ not move an ancient boundary stone set up by [our] forefathers” (Proverbs 22:28). Everywhere we look, we come across a moral boundary that we at least think we should not cross, but cross nonetheless. “As ye sow, ye shall reap” is a familiar proverb we have all heard at one point in our lives (Roy 31). But is it true. Do we really get what we deserve. And if so, who then decides what is right and wrong....   [tags: Character Analysis] 458 words
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Sadomasochism In The Metamorphosis - Sadomasochism in The Metamorphosis As I discussed in class, I believe that there are elements of possible sadomasochism between the characters in the book The Metamorphosis. There are elements of sadomasochism between Gregor and his father, Gregor and Grete, Gregor and his boss, and the boarders and the family. To understand what sadomasochism really is, you need to know how it came about and what the definition is. The concept of sadism was brought about by a man by the name of the Marquis de Sade (1740-1814)....   [tags: Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis] 1493 words
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Which Bible Translation? - ... One main flaw of the NIV is its simplistic language. It was created to be easier to understand, but in order to do that, the revisers had to change the majority of the words and sacrifice its precision. Like the RSV and NRSV, the NIV and TNIV both use gender-inclusive writing. Although this type of language might be helpful in eliminating biases, it can also cause misinterpretations. A small example of this includes the most famous verse of the Bible. John 3:16 in the KJV reads, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” On the other hand, the NIV reads that same verse as, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” The difference is that the NIV leaves out the word “begotten” and replaces it with “one and only”....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]
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Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights - Infanticide and Sadism - Wuthering Heights: Infanticide and Sadism   I would like to begin by simply defining the terms infanticide and sadism. Webster's Dictionary defines infanticide as the killing of an infant or the suffering of an infant. The same source defines sadism as both a disorder in which sexual gratification is derived by causing pain or degradation to others and simply pleasure in being cruel. Now, while reading Wuthering Heights, I was giving every character the benefit of the doubt. I was accounting their rough life to simple hard times....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Essays] 873 words
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Comparing Othello and Volpone - Similarities in Othello and Volpone       Upon reading Shakespeare's l604 tragedy, Othello, the Moor of Venice and Jonson's l606 comedy, Volpone, or The Foxe, a reader will notice both similarities and differences.  In both plays, we meet characters of "rare ingenious knavery." Indeed, Iago, Volpone, and Mosca are uncommonly similar in nature. An elaborate "con game" is practiced in each play through intriguing dramatic inventiveness. However, the focus of Shakespeare's tragedy is upon a noble and heroic figure; the focus of Jonson's comedy is upon a monster of depravity, a genius in crime....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Invisible Man Essay: Ethnicity, Invisibility, and Self-Creation - Ethnicity, Invisibility, and Self-Creation in Invisible Man   A community may be said to possess a genuine ethnic culture when it adheres to and closely observes a tradition rich with its own folklore, music, and idiom. In Ellison's Invisible Man, the concern with ethnic identity is strong and becomes increasingly urgent in the face of a "foreign" dominant culture. Ethnicity, as a means of self-affirmation is a possible stay against eclipse, invisibility. Ellison convincingly depicts the persistence of a vibrant African-American tradition....   [tags: Invisible Man Essays]
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Psycho-Sexual Reading of The Fall of the House of Usher - Psycho-Sexual Reading of The Fall of the House of Usher       The idea that "The Fall of the House of Usher" is in part an investigation into sexual motivation and sexual guilt complexes has often been hinted at but never critically pursued as the dominant theme in the tale. But such a reading is at least prepared for in important essays by D. H. Lawrence and Allen Tate which make the essential recognition that "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a "love" story (1). Lawrence and Tate, however, mistakenly attempt to purge the love concerned of all physical meaning....   [tags: Fall House Usher Essays]
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Search for Innocence in American Modernism - Search for Innocence in American Modernism      American Literature from its very beginning has been centered around a theme of innocence. The Puritans wrote about abandoning the corruption of Europe to find innocence in a new world. The Romantics saw innocence and power in nature and often wrote of escaping from civilization to return to nature. After the Civil War, however, the innocence of the nation is challenged. The Realists focused on the loss of innocence and in Naturalist works innocence is mostly gone....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Aristotle’s Politics - The Good Man Should Not Rule the City - Aristotle’s Politics - The Good Man Should Not Rule the City Aristotle contends that the good man is dissimilar to the good citizen in ways he goes a great length to illustrate. He distinguishes the two for the purpose of facilitating his later arguments concerning the appropriate allocation of sovereignty to the rightful ruler, who he subsequently claims is the good man who excels all others in each and every aspect. Aristotle's distinction further prompts the notion that he advocates a monarchial form of constitution, for the rule of a single good man is equivalent to a constitution of kingship....   [tags: Aristotle Poetics Politics Essays]
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Art and Republicanism - Art and Republicanism ABSTRACT: Republicanism is contrasted with liberalism with special reference to the notions of presence, absence and representation. The contrast is more conspicuous in the Platonic tradition of republicanism than it is in the Aristotelian tradition, the former being more likely to degenerate into some form of totalitarianism. Examples thereof are given in accordance with the distinction between a strong and a soft iconoclasm, as it is found both in Antiquity and in Eastern and Western Europe’s quest for absolute presence or—as in avantgarde art of modernity—for absolute self-presence of the work of art....   [tags: Government Republican Essays] 3136 words
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Ressentiment and Rationality - Ressentiment and Rationality ABSTRACT: This paper is an investigation of the condition of ressentiment. It reviews the two most prominent philosophic accounts of ressentiment: Nietzsche's genealogy of ressentiment as the moral perversion resulting from the ancient Roman/Palestinian cultural conflict and giving birth to the ascetic ideal; and Scheler's phenomenology of ressentiment as a complex affective unit generative of its own affects and values. A single sketch of the typical elements of ressentiment is drawn from the review of these two accounts....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical papers]
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Fetishism - Fetishism Fetishism is a perversion that is found, primarily in men, in which genital discharge is impossible without the presence of their fetish. A fetish, however can be a variety of things, yet there are three basic types of fetishes: an inanimate object (e.g. women's clothing, shoes, gloves, underwear), a part of the human body (e.g. foot, hand, hair, legs, breasts), or something odd such as, leather, rubber, the touch of velvet. Some fetishes, as observed by Freud, may not even be visible to the other person at all....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit And Its Existentialist Themes - Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit And Its Existentialist Themes I would like to take this opportunity to discuss Jean Paul Sartre's philosophy and it's integration into his play "No Exit". Embedded within the character interactions are many Sartrean philosophical themes. Personal attributes serve to demonstrate some of the more dominant ideas in Sartre's writings. Each of the three characters in the play show identifiable characteristics of sexual perversion, bad faith, and interactions of consciousness.This play takes an interesting setting, that of the afterlife....   [tags: No Exit Jean Paul Sartre Essays Existentialism]
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The Catcher In The Rye - Some may say that the main character of J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield, is merely the average teenager, although he seems to think about sex and women quite a lot for his age of sixteen. This point can be easily argued in many ways, one example being the time Holden called a perfect stranger, Faith Cavendish, to get together at an unruly time of night. Another example of the main character’s perversion is when he hired a prostitute named Sunny, and never actually accomplished anything....   [tags: essays research papers] 835 words
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The Crucible Coursework Essay - The Crucible Coursework Essay The Crucible was written in 1952 by the playwright Arthur Miller. It is an allegory of the McCarthy ‘witch-hunts’ which occurred during the 1950’s. It was effectively the arrest and questioning of those suspected of communist views or that sympathised with communists. The USA was very suspicious of communists due to the Cold War between itself and the USSR. Joe McCarthy, leader of the governmental organisation, the Anti-Democracy Policy, headed the hunts. Arthur Miller was himself arrested by McCarthy....   [tags: Essay on The Crucible] 1119 words
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Words to Describe Edgar Allen Poe - Words to Describe Edgar Allen Poe "Hoaxter, liar, impostor, and plagiarizer" (45) are words Kaplan used to describe Edgar Allan Poe. Poe as he claimed to be, was the best when it came to deception and perversion. In living his life and even in his manner of negotiating death, Poe was a captive of the imp of perversity. But with art as his shield, the realms of perversity became a haven for his troubled soul. . . Perversion is a complex strategy of mind, with its unique principles for regulating the negotiations between desire and authority....   [tags: Papers] 1678 words
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The Great Gatsby - ... Tom’s ego, fueled by profit, would lead him to disrespect others in order to achieve a false sense of security and superiority. Doctor Sloper, rather than using pure force like Tom, looks down upon those who are not as affluent as he is. The entire of the plot of the film is centered on Dr. Sloper’s belief that Morris Townsend does not deserve his fortune. Since he is from one of the “inferior branches” (17:43) of Townsends, Dr. Sloper treats him like a greedy and undeserving peasant. The doctor is convinced that Townsend is looking to rob Catherine of her future fortune; however it is Doctor Sloper who is truly corrupted....   [tags: Literary Analysis, F. Scott Fitzgerald] 1683 words
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The Night Stalker - ... (Bruno, 2012) Around that time, Richard’s Cousin Michael, a former Green Beret for the United States military, returned to El Paso from Vietnam. Richard and Mike spent most of their time together doing drugs and discussing the violence that Mike experienced during his deployment. Mike told him about the women who he beat, tortured, and raped just for pleasure, and Richard was very intrigued with his gruesome details and photos. At age thirteen, his violent fantasies came to life when Mike murdered his wife in front of him....   [tags: Case Review ]
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Review of Timothy Findley's Novel, The Wars - Many novels have been written about the great wars, but few are as absorbing, captivating and still capable of showing all the horrors of the battle as Timothy Findley's "The Wars"1. After reading the novel, critics and readers have been quick to point out the vast examples of symbolism shown throughout the novel. Even the author himself commented at the vast examples of symbolism throughout the novel, "Everything in that book has a life of its own. It's a carrier too -- all the objects are carriers of someone else's spirit"2....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical] 1326 words
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Beowulf: Grendel is Pure Evil - Grendel is the embodiment of all that is evil and dark. He is a descendant of Cain and like Cain is an outcast of society. He is doomed to roam in the shadows. He is always outside looking inside. He is an outside threat to the order of society and all that is good. His whole existence is grounded solely in the moral perversion to hate good simply because it is good. He is described as a monster, demon, and a fiend. Grendel has swift, hard claws, and enormous teeth that snatch the life out of his victims, which are numerous....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays] 485 words
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