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Comparing Bharati Mukherjee's The Tenant and Susan Minot's Lust

- Comparing Bharati Mukherjee's The Tenant and Susan Minot's Lust       The protagonists in both Bharati Mukherjee's "The Tenant" and Susan Minot's "Lust" are extremely promiscuous; both have many sexual relationships with little emotional involvement and no commitment. While the two protagonists display many of the same behaviors and often have similar motivations, their reasoning and reactions sometimes differ. "The Tenant" and "Lust" offer two different perspectives into the social expectations that would lead someone to be so irresponsible with their relationships....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Helen as Angel and Rebel in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

- Helen as Angel and Rebel in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall In nineteenth century England, the lives of men and women were completely different. The women had very few - or no - rights and the man had absolute power over his wife and children. He even had the rights to his wife's income or heritage. The only acceptable way for a woman to lead her life was to be a social character, a supporting wife and loving mother, so to speak an "angel in the house". The term "the angel in the house" refers to Coventry Patmore's poem with the same name....   [tags: Tenant Wildfell Hall Essays]

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The Seven Deadly Sins Of Lust

- ... But one can lust over other’s possessions, life, money, etc. Lust is a leach that slowly starts to rot your skin, leaving nothing but flesh and bone. Lust is a detonator that destroys your life in an instant. It is a sin that takes away your character and you lose your essence in this world. This sin takes control of your life and dominates your soul, all aspects of your character begin to diminish to nothing. The wall you have built of all the good deeds you performed, the money you have donated, and the time you have spent building your character and reputation, stumbles to the ground once you allow this sin to overcome you....   [tags: Seven deadly sins, Pride, Lust, Gluttony]

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War and Lust of Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- Considered one of the darkest and most influential of the tragedies, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth tells of the effects one suffers due to war and the lust for power. Macbeth himself is led to believe that he deserving and destined to become the king of Scotland, and allows his thoughts and actions to become corrupted due to his ambition. While Macbeth loses himself in his conspiracies to murder his king and his friends, the character of Macduff shows true strength and honor throughout the play....   [tags: murder, tragic, lust, power]

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Analysis of Lust, by Susan Minot

- "They turn casually to look at you, distracted, and get a mild distracted surprise, you're gone. Their blank look tells you that the girl they were fucking is not there anymore. You seem to have disappeared.(pg.263)" In Minot's story Lust you are play by play given the sequential events of a fifteen year old girls sex life. As portrayed by her thoughts after sex in this passage the girl is overly casual about the act of sex and years ahead of her time in her awareness of her actions. Minot's unique way of revealing to the reader the wild excursions done by this young promiscuous adolescent proves that she devalues the sacred act of sex....   [tags: Lust Essays]

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The Tenant

- Seneca Falls. This topic in my opinion closely relates to Anne Bronte’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. In 1848, around the same time this novel was published the Seneca Falls women's rights convention took place in the United States. They fought for the woman’s right to vote and overall equality. It was like men and women lived in different worlds they had to obey different rules and standards. Men basically had little rule, while women were very oppressed. They couldn’t make decisions and own property....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Landlord And Tenant Board

- ... There were 54 cases to be heard that day. The list mentioned the case number, rental address, case type, and filing date. That made it easier for people to locate their hearing room. On one side of the hearing room there was a platform for the adjudicator with a nameplate in front, identifying the adjudicator. There was a witness stand beside it. Facing the adjudicator there were two tables and chairs for the landlord and the tenant, followed by chairs for people to sit and wait to be heard....   [tags: Renting, Leasehold estate, Rental agreement]

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The Tenant Of Wildfell Hall

- Aris Bell Eng 300 Paper 1 Or consider why the primary narrator of Bronte’s novel is male—what does that “do” to the text as a feminist novel. Anne Bronte 's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’s themes of marital abuse and women 's silence and solitude of a marriage are explored in depth. Consider the relationship between Helen and Milicent, two wives of alcoholics. Recognize the lack of communication between them and the connection between their silence and the cycle of abuse within families and within society....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Woman, Gender]

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Tenant Farming and Sharecropping

- Many things changed during the Reconstruction period and when the slaves became free. Former slaves needed jobs to support themselves and their families. Sharecropping and tenant farming was the answer for the latest problems. There were both negatives and positives to sharecropping and tenant farming, but everyone had their opinions on this solution. The whites had strong opinions on freed African Americans getting their own land. The sharecropping and tenant farming was a better societal solution for the time being....   [tags: Reconstruction period after Civil War]

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Lust in Madame Bovary and No Exit

- In Flaubert’s ‘Madame Bovary’, and Sartre’s ‘No Exit’ lust is a major theme. It is expressed by theprotagonist Emma Bovary, in ‘Madame Bovary’, and is conveyed through all three characters, Inez, Estelle and Garcin, in ‘No Exit’. Emma’s life is observed intricately through an omniscient narrator who engages in realistic descriptions of her life. She is a tragic and unfulfilled dreamer. She aspires to have an aristocratic life, although she is clearly from the bourgeois class. She continuously seeks ways to initiate the romantic fantasies and illusions that she has gained from romantic novels, into her everyday life, one of the major factors that have led to her ruin....   [tags: Character Analysis, Inez, Estelle and Garcin]

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Lust Is A Strong Sexual Desire

- What is lust. Lust is a strong sexual desire. Superficially, the young woman in the story would seem to be lustful, but in her case, this lust is not a strong desire for sex but rather a desire to belong. Her random and haphazard sexual encounters spring only from her desire to be accepted. When she talks about being seated between Mack and Eddie and “they were having a fight about something. I’ve a feeling about me” (Meyer 276), she seems actually happy to be wanted and fought over all the while degrading herself....   [tags: Love, Short story, Libido, Woman]

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The Lust for Murder: The Milwake Canibal

- The Lust for Murder Emotions get the best of everyone in stressful situations, but what about those without any emotions to spare. The media glamorizes murders and serial killers by making them the spotlight of movies, shows and novels. What readers and viewers often forget is that these people are real and have resided on the same street that their kids ride bikes on. The people that commit these horrendous crimes are often known as sociopaths. Not all sociopaths become serial killers, but the combination of abusive childhood, environment and genetic influences pushes them to repeatedly kill and take innocent lives....   [tags: sociopats, serial killer]

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The Anthology Project Is Love And Lust

- ... The story transitions to Calixta, Bibi 's mother and Bobniôt 's wife who is at home furiously sewing and doesn 't notice the storm until later on. She runs out to grab the laundry and spots her ex-lover, Alcée, at her gate. As the storm roars louder, so does the passion between Calixta and Alcée. I chose this short story because it fits into my theme of lust between two people, even if they are ex-lovers. This story is told from a third person point of view because it is told from a person who isn’t in the story itself....   [tags: Love, Short story, Essay, Fiction]

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Biological Precursors of Lust and Love

- The premiere of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac in 1897 introduced a love affair that would be remembered for years to come; Baron Christian de Neuvillette and Cyrano de Bergerac’s yearning for Lady Roxane’s love inspires them to collaborate in earning her love. However, research shows that the female body physiologically desires different traits in males across the cycle of menstruation. It can be argued that Christian and Cyrano cannot create a single, ideal persona for Roxane to pursue a relationship with, given their personalities evoke functionally separate responses and will seem appealing to Roxane during different times within her menstruation cycle....   [tags: women, menstruation, fertility, hormones, desire]

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Love and Lust in Indian Literature

- The pursuit of love and pleasure is well documented in Indian literature and theoretical texts, its sensual and powerful nature weaving its way into the history of Indian culture. Kama, as this pursuit is so called, is all encompassing of pleasures of both carnal and more educated stature, such as the pursuit of enjoyment in drama and musical endeavors. In the literature based on the more literal sense of “love between two people” there are two distinct types of this affection: that of the carnal desire that all people possess, no matter their strength of ascetic beliefs, and the sacred love that is felt between husband and wife....   [tags: Indian Literature]

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`` Lust `` By Susan Minot

- What it’s like to be a girl “What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl (For Those of You Who Aren’t),” is a poem written by Patricia Smith in 1955. She used rough words to describe what is like to be a black girl. “Lust” is a short story by Susan Minot who tells the story of a teenage white girl’s sexual desires in a descriptive way. Both authors talk about two young girls searching for them selves, trying to discover when will their true reflections show whom they really are inside. Smith tells the story from a young black girl’s eyes in the 1950s, while Minot tells it from the eyes of a young white girl in the 1960s. First of all, it’s being 9 years old and feeling like you’re not finished, l...   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Human sexuality]

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The Trials of Human Lust and Mistakes

- Allah has masterfully woven a chapter in the Qur’an rendering four stories regarding trials of human lust and mistakes and how to overcome these obstacles. The stories deal with staying true to your faith, shown by the people of the Cave; being thankful to Allah, illustrated by two gardeners; learning form your mistakes, depicted by Musa (PBUH) and Khidr (PBUH); and helping people while spreading righteousness, portrayed by Dhul-Qarnain. The four main lessons that can be understood from those stories are the following: Allah will help you if requested; be appreciative to God for giving you what you have; none can ever be as perfect in their intellect as Allah; and lastly, to have good virtue...   [tags: obstacles, faith, allah, helping, lessons]

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The Possible Rights and Obligations of Tenant and Landlord

- The Possible Rights and Obligations of Tenant and Landlord 1) 1.0 Detail the possible rights and obligations of both Tenant and Landlord. Use examples and case law. Be as comprehensive as possible as to the possible options. Relationships between landlords and tenants are governed by several statutes and court rulings. However, the most important source of information is the rental agreement, whether it is written or oral. Some landlords prefer oral agreements; however it’s most common for them to require your signature on a written lease....   [tags: Papers]

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The Meaning Of Lust Of The Eyes And Crown Of Life

- Introduction The purpose of this reflection paper is to discover the meaning of lust of the eyes and crown of life. It will be clear lust of the eyes came not from the God but is a product of the world. Furthermore, lust of the eyes will not prevent the faithful Christian from earning a crown of life as the Lord promised. Theological Definition The New Oxford American Dictionary describes lust as a strong sexual desire or a strong desire for something. In the Bible, we find the phrase lust of the eyes, which can refer to sin committed by the eyes towards desiring something or someone....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, God, Original sin]

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American Obessions: Lust, Gluttony & Greed

- Lust, gluttony, and greed- three of the seven deadly sins- are considered to be the some of gravest offenses of the human species. Although these vices were originally elements of religions such as Roman Catholicism and Christianity, they have since been ingrained into western culture as immoral. These cardinal sins are not only sins themselves, but have often been thought to incite further ‘evil’ behaviors. Are these sins really all so terrible. Can lust, gluttony, and greed lead America towards success and happiness....   [tags: Sex, Food, and Power]

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Love and Lust in Love's Labours Lost

- “Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love. (Love’s Labours Lost. 1.2.)” This Shakespearean quote relies on the fact that love can lead to many misfortunes, presented as one of the aspects of love in both William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and Wole Soyinka’s “The Lion and the Jewel”. One aspect of love demonstrates its brilliant sides, and with it, brings affection, faith, and intimacy. However, it is also noted that an equal aspect of love conveys the consequences and misfortunes, the negative connotations of love, which the essay will be exploring, broken down into several characteristics: lust, manipulation, and hatred, which both plays share in...   [tags: Shakespeare]

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An Analysis of Masculinity in Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

- ... Through the devaluing of alcohol, Huntington is able to present the situation as having significance because he “wasn’t over full to-night” preventing the possibility of having “snoosed away and never dreamt of looking what my sweet lady was about” (311). Although Helen’s concerns with Huntington’s alcoholism have always been towards his disgraceful actions, Huntington is acknowledging the negative effects that alcohol can have for the first time in the novel. Although Huntington presents intoxication as trivial to him, he does not find the actions and behaviors he does under it as accountable for humiliation of his character....   [tags: disgrace, intoxication, violence]

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Immoral Lust and Storm-binding Obliviousness

- Immoral Lust and Storm-binding Obliviousness The short story “ The Storm,” by Kate Chopin is an encompassing story of two people and their affair. Chopin exhibits the enabling and approval of intimacy outside the marriage. Society condemns the idea of the enjoyment that accompanies sex which in-turn pushes the femininity closer to adultery. Although during this time period the constraints on infidelity were strong, Chopin gives the readers a second in time to break free. “ The Storm’s,” title is in direct representation of the stories vast array of sexuality and passion....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Love and Lust

- Love and Lust Love and lust are two very strong words with very strong meanings. In this class we discussed whether or not the two are related. Love and lust are two words that go hand and hand in relationships. They are emotions that are interlocked with one another. Without one it is hard to have the other and it also seems that in order to be in and stay in love, one must desire or lust after their partner. Without that desire, love and the wanting to be with one's partner can fade away. In relationships both must be present, but it is important to understand these emotions and keep them in balance....   [tags: Papers]

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The Blood Lust

- The Blood Lust My parents met at a party in September, 1975. A month later they left Rhode Island and drove cross-country together in the Volkswagen bus that my mom had bought for the trip. They brought along my mom's dog Sagebrush and two of her friends. Actually, the two friends, the dog, and my mom brought my dad. He wanted a ride out to his friend's place in Ohio, but ended up staying with them all the way to California. My mom's two friends left in California, and my mom and dad ended up driving home together....   [tags: Personal Narrative Vegetarians Papers]

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The Destruction of Identity in Vertigo, The Tenant, & Mulholland Drive

- The Destruction of Identity in Vertigo, The Tenant, & Mulholland Drive The rudimentary form of narrative storytelling lends itself towards application to an individual subject’s life story due to the correspondence of a narrative’s finite bounds and the subject’s mortality. Vertigo (dir. Alfred Hitchcock, 1958), The Tenant (dir. Roman Polanski, 1976), and Mulholland Drive (dir. David Lynch, 2001) are consistent with this idea because their narratives follow an individual human subject from an anecdotally significant beginning to their death....   [tags: Film Cinema Movies]

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Lust in Sonnet CXXIX (129)

- Lust in Sonnet CXXIX (129) A Savage Action Full of Blame - The essences of pure lust and its’ dark side. That is, in a word, what Shakespeare in his Sonnet CXXIX1 describes. His language is full of anger, frustration and self-blaming. A real, emotional, affected language - no flourishes. Shakespeare doesn't write about eternal love, the beauties of a woman or spiritual relations - all themes which we might expect from a classical sonnets. No - he talks about lust and the feeling of being dominated and helpless....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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The Hobbit - The Motivation Of Lust

- Anyone who had something of great value stolen from him would try to get it back. Even if that person had to go to high risks to reclaim what was theirs. In the book The Hobbit, a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins, a wizard named Gandalf, and thirteen dwarves have to get back their lost treasure that a character named Smaug stole. To reclaim their treasure they have to travel a long distance to the Lonely Mountain where Smaug is hiding . Throughout their journey they encounter many life-hindering experiences....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ramayana And The Theme Of Lust

- Ramayana and the concept of Lust Ramayana by R.K. Narayana is an epic tale of the protector god Vishnu in his human form as Rama. Ramayana is not just a story about Rama’s journey to abolish evil but it also deals with conquering the five fold evils and reaching a higher level of one’s own spirituality. Lust is one of the main fold evils and is a very common subject in the epic tale. In many instances and situations, Rama conquers it to save many lives including his own. First, Rama learns about the sin of lust, how people involved in the story should be judged and then he learns the art of conquering the fold evil....   [tags: R.K. Narayana]

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Love And Lust In Shakespeare?

- Love and Lust in Shakespeare’ sonnets Shakespeare’ sonnets are on a variety of themes such as time, love, gender, politics, sexuality, law, methaphysics and many others. They express strong feelings and strong arguments. However shakespeare struggle with love and lust is evident in his sonnets. Troughout the reading of Shakespeare’ sonnets I can persieve that he is a profound admirer of beuty; and he persieves beuty of different ways. There are some kinds of beuty that he considers good for his spirit, and others that he considers bad or evil for his spirit....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hamlet - The Lust For Power Corrupts

- "Corruption is a tree, whose branches are Of an immeasurable length: they spread Ev'rywhere, and the dew that drops from thence Hath infected some chairs and stools of authority" (Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher). Corruption in Shakespeare's play Hamlet has infected Claudius, the brother of the old king Hamlet who kills him out of lust for power. In Shakespeare's play Hamlet, corruption had inevitably led to the downfall of Denmark. Hamlet describes the present state of Denmark as an "unweeded garden" (Act 1 Sc 2, line 135-137) where only nasty weeds grow in it....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Rover By Aphra Behn : Themes Of Love, Lust, And Marriage

- Love can influence the lives of many people in various ways, but many people do not actually differentiate between love, lust, and marriage and the way in which they can reap benefits from the three things that seem to be perfectly similar, but are different altogether. People mostly end up in marriage without knowing whether it is love that is actually driving them or whether it is lust. In this essay, I chose the play; Rover by Aphra Behn, to show the various perceptions of people towards the three....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Human sexuality]

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God and the Sea of lust

- A man and a woman fall in love and make promises to love each other and uphold each other in times of need, to love and to protect each other during whatever storm may crash upon their beach of love and peace. This is what God intended for us. A good husband will give his wife a place to live in this world and a place in his heart; a place that she may call home. He will be held up with her in front of God and will never leave her side. A good husband must trust his wife when he is at work. He must also trust himself to let her be alone and to always trust her no matter what she does to him to make him think other wise, no matter if she kills her husband’s best friend and lies about it and...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Love, Lust, and Tragedy in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

- Love is the forceful attraction between two people blossomed from desire and intimacy. Lust is physical manifestation of what many would call love, but in reality this feeling can bend the will of any man and woman alike. Lust is power, it is passion, and it can motivate. One thing love and lust has in common: they have the ability to kill. Thus tragedy strikes a wary, yet inevitable, sentiment every person experiences at least once in their lifetime. Love in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Everybody knows Romeo and Juliet are supposedly in love; many think otherwise....   [tags: literary/story analysis, Elizabethan plays]

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Lust Leads to Death in Mann's Death in Venice

- Can lust lead to your death bed. Aschenbach is known as the main character in the novel “Death in Venice.” He grew up in a rich background where he had the fame, wealth and money. Aschenbach was born the son of a career civil servant in the justice ministry, while his mother was the daughter of a music director. Aschenbach had his life planned out; he was very accurate and organized. Even in his youth, he set out a goal for himself. He envision to live an old age and to continue to produce great literature....   [tags: Death in Venice, Thomas Mann, ]

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Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya

- The life of a tenant farmer is not an easy way to live. They some how are able to get by on what little they have. Things start to go bad when foreigners come and start to modernize their little village. They struggle at first but managed to adapt to the new. The author of Nectar in a Sieve Kamala Markandaya was influenced by her early life as a journalist, her homeland and the culture around her. Kamala Markandaya was born in 1924 in the city of Mysore(Abdullah). She died at the age of eighty on May 2004 in her home out side of london, England(Sinclair)....   [tags: tenant farmer, women in india, fame]

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Love, Lust and Infatuation in Midsummer Night’s Dream

- Fairies, mortals, magic, love, and hate all intertwine to make A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare a very enchanting tale, that takes the reader on a truly dream-like adventure. The action takes place in Athens, Greece in ancient times, but has the atmosphere of a land of fantasy and illusion which could be anywhere. The mischievousness and the emotions exhibited by characters in the play, along with their attempts to double-cross destiny, not only make the tale entertaining, but also help solidify one of the play’s major themes; that true love and it’s cleverly disguised counterparts can drive beings to do seemingly irrational things. In the first part of the play Egeus has a...   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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Lust of Power Depicted in William Shakespeare´s Macbeth

- ... Macbeth acting as the susceptible puppet, allows his many puppeteers to use him, heeding twisted promises from witches and forceful prodding from his wife. His appetite for power is fueled by his cunning wife who, taking initiative, plots the destruction of King Duncan. According to Lady Macbeth’s conspiracy, Macbeth murders the king and despite his guilt Macbeth concedes to his wife’s chiding and assurance, “My hands are of your color, but I shame To wear a heart so white.  I hear a knocking At the south entry....   [tags: Authority, Corruption]

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Comparing Araby and Lust

- Joyce’s Araby begins as a story about a young boy and his first love, his neighbor referred to in the story as Mangan's sister. However, the young boy soon turns his innocent love and curiosity into a much more intense desire, transforming this female and his journey to the bazaar into something much more intense and lustful. From the beginning, Joyce paints a picture of the neighborhood in which the boy lives as very dark and cold. Even the rooms within his house are described as unfriendly, "Air, musty from having long been enclosed, hung in all the rooms, and the waste room behind the kitchen was littered with old and useless papers.” The young boy sees all of this unpleasant s...   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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True Lust

- True Lust Romantic love is both an inward and an outward admiration and investment in another person. When a person loves another person, he or she displays admiration and respect for that person’s body, personality, emotions, and desires. On the other hand, when a person’s only admiration for another person is for their body, such desire cannot be defined as love. For example, a rich, middle-aged man may truly admire and enjoy his prostitute’s body, but his investment in her aesthetic beauty does not equate to love for her as a person....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Lust in Homer's The Odyssey and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata

- Lust in Homer's The Odyssey and Aristophanes’ Lysistrata Lust is defined as an intense longing or a sexual desire. It is a common theme in literature; particularly in classic Greek literature. The reason it is so prevalent in literature is that is prevalent in our daily lives. Everyone lusts after something or someone. It is an interesting topic to examine closely, and classic literature is an excellent medium for such an investigation. Two works I have studied, in which lust is a theme, are an epic, Homer's The Odyssey, and a play, Aristophanes’ Lysistrata....   [tags: Odyssey Lysistrata Homer Aristophanes Essays]

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The Lust for Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- The Lust for Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare *Works Cited Not Included Macbeth's destiny and his lust for power, confirmed by the Three Witches and Lady Macbeth, leads to destruction. Every act that Macbeth commits effects the kingdom as a whole. Macbeth's indecisiveness and his understanding of success cause this destruction. This lust for power leads Macbeth, as it would all men, to an evil that exist in everyone. It is his destiny to fail....   [tags: Papers]

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Lust, Loss, and Immorality in the Little Mermaid

- The Little Mermaid: Of Lust, Loss, and Immortality Under the sea, in an idyllic and beautiful garden, stands a statue of a young man cut out of cold stone – for the Little Mermaid who knows nothing but the sea, the statue stands as an emblem of the mysterious over-world, a stimulus for imagination and sexual desire, an incentive for expansion of experience, and most predominately, an indication that something great and all-encompassing is missing from her existence. Traces of curiosity and a vague indication of the complexities of adult desires mark the child mermaid; in such a stage of development, the statue will suffice....   [tags: Fairy Tale Children Story]

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Macbeth's Weak Mindset, Lust for Power, and Quest for Blood in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- In the story of Macbeth the character Macbeth is portrayed as an honest and trustworthy man. In the beginning of the story Macbeth meets three witches that tell him that he will be the Thane of Cowdar and eventually become King. Essentially Macbeth does not believe this and ignores it. Macbeth tells his wife about the series of events with the witches and his wife begins Macbeth’s quest for all power. In the story Lady Macbeth is the force that provokes Macbeth to commit all of these evil deeds....   [tags: Macbeth Essays]

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The Ups and Downs of the Sexual Movement Displayed in “Lust” by Susan Minot

- ... Some of these hook ups were follow ups to some sort of drug usage. This just further added to the effect of the meaningless sex that they were engaging in. Since they were under the influence, their feelings and emotions were already altered and so the sex was just something to do while they were buzzed. One of the other aspects of this time period was the amount of freedom that teenagers were given. The narrator was a high school student in New England, yet she tells stories of hook ups on the beach and empty New York apartments (Ellerby)....   [tags: emotions, encounters, meaningless]

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Teenage Sexual Encounters in the Short Story, Lust, by Janet Ellerby

- ... The narrator feels emotionally unattached when she tells of her encounters, and she was willing to do things for boys that did not care about her. None of her partners mentioned that they loved her, and as Ellerby describes, the narrator would most likely find it hard to believe if they had said they loved her. The narrator talks with nonchalance about her encounters, and keeps an emotional distance. Through these encounters the narrator has a mindset that she has to deliver something if she goes with a boy....   [tags: nonchalant, psychologically, emotional]

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Love vs. Lust in Andrew Marvell's Poem, To His Coy Mistress

- I know that there is a unique difference between love and lust. In the Andrew Marvell poem “To His Coy Mistress,” I would argue over the issue of love versus lust. In this poem, we are introduced to a man who is infatuated with a young woman and wants to become intimate with her. He tries to pursue this young woman, but the woman is playfully hesitant. The man is trying to explain to the young woman if she keeps being resistant to him, they would never get a chance become intimate. Could it be that the man really does have true love for the young woman....   [tags: Poem Analysis, poetry, poems]

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Lust, Violence, and Death in John Milton's Paradise Lost

- Lust, Violence, and Death in Paradise Lost   Images and allusions to sex and death are intermingled throughout John Milton's Paradise Lost. The character of Satan serves as not only an embodiment of death and sin, but also insatiated sexual lust. The combination of sex and lust has significant philosophical implications, especially in relation to themes of creation, destruction, and the nature of existence. Milton, in Paradise Lost, establishes that with sex, as with religion, he is of no particular hierarchical establishment....   [tags: Milton Paradise Lost Essays]

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Kino's Lust for Money in The Pearl by John Stienbeck

- Kino's Lust for Money in The Pearl by John Stienbeck In the novel The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck, Kino is a poor, hardworking man who dives for pearls as a living. Kino?s lover, Juana, fathered his baby boy, Coyotito. One day while fishing, Kino finds a giant pearl referred to in the story as ?The Pearl of the World?. He thinks it will bring him great wealth and status. Kino planned to marry Juana in a church and send Coyotito to school with the enormous profit he would gain from the pearl....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Seduction and Lust in Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market

- Seduction and Lust in Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market A seemingly innocent poem about two sisters’ encounters with goblin men, Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” is a tale of seduction and lust. Behind the lattice of the classic mortal entrapment and escapement from fairyland, “Goblin Market” explores Laura’s desire for heterosexual knowledge, the goblin men’s desire for mortal flesh, and Laura and Lizzie’s desire for homosexual eroticism. Goblin men fascinate the sisters Laura and Lizzie, innocent virgins who were taught not to “peep at goblin men” (Rossetti, l....   [tags: Goblin Market]

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

- Lust is a desire that can drive an individual to go to all extents, just to get what they wish for. Literature is very broad in the way that it is available to everyone and can help us gain knowledge in many different aspects. In my opinion, I believe that literature is about gaining knowledge about a certain event and being able to connect with the story and relate the situations to what is actually happening in reality. I also think that literature can cause people to form different opinions that can end up being very eye opening when things are looked at from a different perspective....   [tags: lust, tom buchaman]

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Is it Love or Infatuation? Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

- Sometimes what you think is true love, especially when you’re young, might not turn out to be the perfect romance you dreamed of or imagined. William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet tells the story of two young star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet. They come from two different feuding families, but their unfaltering affection ends with a fair amount of tragedy on both sides. There is no question of their unconditional dedication, but there is one of if this love really just stems from lust....   [tags: tragedy, relationship, lust]

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I Am At My Computer Screen Tonight

- ... He at least had the decency to take me to dinner first, but a few drinks in and we ended up back to my apartment faster than I intended. After that evening, I never heard from him or made the effort to talk to him again. It was a decently physical relationship, pure lust, nothing more and nothing less. I come back to reality all hot and bothered. What time is it. I look over at the clock again, immediately regretting it. The clock reads two o’clock in the morning. I had no idea that I was out for that long....   [tags: Love, Romance, Time, Lust]

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John Proctor, a Character in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- John Proctor is a quiet man who has a secret that will turn into his downfall. Even though he has a family and owns a farm on the outskirts of town, he fails to keep his morals straight and eventually falls victim to his own lust. Because of the lust between John and Abigail, she starts a witch-hunt so hopefully she can have John all to herself, and get herself out of trouble. The hunt causes John to forget his pride and sacrifice himself for his family and his friends. By doing so he shows the whole village of Salem what it means to be a Puritan....   [tags: Salem, Witch Trials, Lust]

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The Seven Deadly Sins in The Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chauscer

- Gluttony, Avarice, Wrath, Lust, Pride, Envy, and Sloth are all commonly known as the “Seven Deadly Sins”. Each of these seven sins plays a major role in development of the different characters. In Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”, the Pardoner committed sins through gluttony and avarice; the Wife of Bath through Pride and Lust; and also the Monk through gluttony and wrath. However, omnipresent on all the characters are the different deadly sins that led to their development and morality....   [tags: pride, lust, gluttony, avarice]

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Rash actions Leads to Chaos in Shakespeare´s Romeo and Juliet

- Bloodshed, tears, and chaos; will one endure all of these hardships for love. When people are in love, they perform rash actions which ultimately lead to chaos. In Romeo and Juliet, written by the well-known playwright William Shakespeare, one of the main characters, Romeo, falls in love with a beautiful girl named Juliet, who is of the Capulet family. Throughout the tragedy, lust proves to be a greater factor than true love. Lust causes Romeo’s love for Rosaline to quickly move on to Juliet. In addition, the deep anger that Romeo feels after witnessing the death of his good friend, Mercutio, leads to the thought of revenge and slaying towards Tybalt, the murderer....   [tags: love, lust, revenge]

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Vlad Dracula: Origin of the Vampire by Bram Stoker

- It has been nearly one hundred and seventeen years since Bram Stoker published his ground breaking novel entitled “Dracula” and only twenty-two years since the movie “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, a film based upon the novel, was unleashed upon the world. The book and the movie were a success and influenced the creation of a genre that still is seen today in pop culture. Though many raved about the story, no one ever explored the source of this fantastical tale of blood shed. To understand where his inspiration took flight, one would have to look back five hundred and eighty-three years ago, when a notorious Romanian prince inflicted fear upon the masses....   [tags: blood lust, hunyadi, fasulo]

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Why Do We Fall in Love?

- When we slump in love we sometimes don’t know why we did. There is a copious amount of weird reasons we fall in love and explanations on how and why we do. First, it sounds weird that it may take from two to four minutes to figure out if you love someone, or if your feelings come then and there. You mainly love someone on three things that are; their body language, the way the person talks, and on what the person specifically says to you. There are three stages of love. These stages are lust, attraction, and attachment....   [tags: lust, attraction, and attachment]

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The History of Sexuality: George Orwell

- In his novel 1984, George Orwell presents a dystopian society in which sex and sexuality are fundamentally repressed by the government of Oceania. According to the Repressive Hypothesis, discourse and debate surrounding sexuality in 1984 should be restricted and concealed. This viewpoint is flawed, however, because sex permeates the culture in Oceania. Though the word “sex” is only whispered, evidence of its continued utilization appears everywhere. Sex lingers in the culture through the vocabulary and speech of everyday life, through Winston Smith’s descriptions of his sexual conquests, through Julia and her ostensible sexuality, and through the need for sexual confession within the novel....   [tags: sexual craving, lust]

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Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- ... Not long after they wedd they had a child , a baby boy in fact. The mother was recovering with the child beside her side. According to Kate, Armand was the proudest father in the parish. When the child was finally three months old, his mother awoke one morning and felt something in the air menacing her peace. There was a strange change in her husband’s behavior, he avoided desiree and the child. Without knowing why, she does not dare to ask, as the spirit of satan takes hold of her husband and dealings with slave....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Lust, Woman]

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Love and Lust in Play-By-Play, Sex without Love, and Junior Year Abroad

- Love and Lust in Play-By-Play, Sex without Love, and Junior Year Abroad      Lust is an incredibly strong feeling that can prove to be almost uncontrollable, leading it to commonly be mistaken for love. Due to the relative closeness of these emotions, both are often confused, and even when one is in love he or she does not recognize it. Many think that love just comes knocking on one's door and one will know when it does, but they don't realize that for love to occur a relationship has must be worked out....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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The Lust For Power: Monsanto and Westernization

- Humans have long lusted after power - the power to control, dominate, and influence other beings, the environment, and civilizations. It is from this drive to be powerful over others that many people had created divides between races, sexes, and geographies, contending that the ones in charge are the ones who are right. For those who are not major players in the game book of societies, life may look bleak and less than fulfilling. In order to accumulate power, people over millennia have tortured, killed, burned, enslaved, and overall destroyed entire communities who had done virtually nothing to harm their invaders, except for being “in the way”....   [tags: culture loss, GMO's]

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Lust and the Degeneration of Man Exposed in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129

- Lust and the Degeneration of Man Exposed in Shakespeare’s 129th Sonnet  Love in its purest form is the most unsurpassable of all emotions, requiring intense commitment, while simultaneously providing incomparable bliss. However, often the intense desire for these feelings produces a new emotion, lust, with a craving that gives priority to obtaining an objectified person, as opposed to a very real human. Lust can be further practically defined as the inability to place selfless love on a higher pedestal than selfish desire....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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Lust and Love: A Father's Role

- ... While Lorraine and Kathleen love their father and want him to be with them Paula feels quite differently about hers showing the difference living at home and away can make. Another major difference between the two fathers is the amount of time the narrator spoke of them and the amount of time they were focused on in the stories. While Paula’s father was focused on for a very short amount of time and was not developed very much Kathleen and Lorraine’s father was in the story longer and his character was developed until the very end of the story....   [tags: Madeleine Thien's Simple Recipes]

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Love and Lust in Most Like an Arch, When You Are Old and Other Poems

- Love and Lust in Most Like an Arch, When You Are Old and Other Poems I have chosen to compare and contrast three "love" poems with three "lust" poems from our text, An Introduction to Poetry (9th edition, Kennedy and Gioia, Longman Publishing). I feel that poems about true love often incorporate themes of duration, unity and longevity; all lasting sentiments. Conversely, poems of a lusty nature convey the sentiment that the feeling is transitory, and must be pounced on immediately (before we get a chance to think about it too much)....   [tags: Most Arch When Old]

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Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge

- Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge            "After the briskness of loving, loving stops"-Susan Minot    This quote from Minot summarizes the love affairs in her short story "Lust" and T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Carnal Knowledge." The protagonists in these stories go to great lengths to please their significant others hoping to find loving, fulfilling relationships. They make sacrifices and relinquish certain degrees of power to find happiness, only to discover that this happiness is temporary....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Lust and its Negative Consequences

- Antoinette’s relationship with Tia represents several values for her. Their relationship embodies several racial metaphors. Tia is the symbol of the person Antoinette greatly desires to be but never could. She embodies the black character that is free from alienation that is accepted by her community, unlike Antoinette who is neither black nor white. She struggles to decipher her own identity. The novel opens with the portrayal of the Cosways’ ruin after the emancipation, due to the fact that they formerly owned black slaves....   [tags: Character Analysis, Antoinette, Tia]

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Dialogue Essay: Lust and Learning

- Maka smoothed down her skirt and clapped her hands together excitedly. Today starts a brand new school year. she thought. She hurried around the classroom, placing this and that in different spots even though it wasn’t really needed. Since she started teaching kindergarten, a whole new part has been added to her already studious attitude. It was a time to buckle down and get to work, is what she always thought of the beginning of a new school year. The only thing about the ending of the summer vacation that troubled her were the upcoming frantic, overworked, and annoying parents that constantly nagged her about her ways of teaching....   [tags: school, soul, flirting]

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- Soul ran his left hand through his ruffled locks of white hair and stared at his daughter, Mary. “You could at least try to eat,” he said. She shook her head, pushing the bowl of cereal away from her body. “I’ve eaten nothing but nasty cornflakes for three days!” she exclaimed, pouting. Soul laid his head down on the table and sighed. “Just wait for Daddy to get paid in a couple of days--then we can get you more food. Until then, you’re stuck with this. Sorry,” he said. And he truly was. There was no telling how much money he’d be able to spend on food this time....   [tags: daughter, money, tired]

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Symbolism of Evil in J. R. R. Tolkien´s The Lord of The Rings

- Power, despair, corruption, all are conceived by the ring of power, the one ring that’s sole purpose is to bring evil to the world and destroy the race of man. In the epic novel “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring” by J. R. R. Tolkien, the author uses the ring as a symbol of evil that corrupts almost every soul it encounters. Tolkien carefully uses the ring to symbolize how even the smallest objects can cause so much pain and death and bring fear to the hearts in Middle Earth (setting in the book)....   [tags: hobbit, evilness, ring of power, lust]

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`` Goodbye Columbus `` : The Presence Of Greed And Selfishness Within Brenda

- ... With this in mind, Brenda cleverly obuses Neil’s open mindedness in formulating a scenario to enable a source of faith and new level of relation to develope among themselves. Once brought into action, she uncovers the other side to her integrity. Respectively, Neil shows benevolence to that part of her that seems to understand him deep inside, “There among the disarrangement and dirt I had the strange experience of seeing us, both of us, placed among disarrangement and dirt: we looked like a young couple who just had moved into a new apartment; we had suddenly taken stock of our furniture, finances, and future [...] ” (68) However since she has grown accustomed into a new rank of social...   [tags: Love, Romance, Lust, Interpersonal relationship]

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Lust and pleasure as a theme. To His Coy Mistress, The Lover A Ballad,

- Lust and pleasure as a theme. To His Coy Mistress, The Lover A Ballad, The Passionate Shepherd How have poets presented women and how are gender issues explained Having studied a range of poems regarding gender issues and how women are treated in society, I have chosen to focus on two main poems To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell and The Lover A Ballad by Lady Mary Wortly Montagu. In addition to this I will deal with The Passionate Shepherded to His Love by Christopher Marlowe and The Nymph’s Reply by Sir Walter Raleigh....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis Of William Shakespeare 's ' The First Lover '

- Women are prizes to be won over in this tale. Competition for women is portrayed throughout the entire story. This competition leads to lies and deceit which overall creates an unstable conflict. But, because of the way of life, the people who don’t lie and deceit still lose out in the end. Therefore, Chaucer teaches us that life isn’t fair and that people don’t always get what they deserve. This tale is essentially how to win over a woman successfully. Multiple people love her, but she only chooses one person to love her....   [tags: Love, Romance, Lust, Personal life]

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Essay on Lust and Love in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 and Campion’s There is a Garden

- Lust and Love in Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130 and Campion’s There is a Garden in Her Face      When a comparison is made between There is a Garden in Her Face by Thomas Campion and Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare, the difference between lustful adoration and true love becomes evident. Both poems involve descriptions of a beloved lady seen through the eyes of the speaker, but the speaker in Campion's poem discusses the woman's beautiful perfections, while the speaker in Shakespeare's poem shows that it is the woman's faults which make her beautiful....   [tags: Sonnet essays]

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How Cinema and Theater Convey Pleasure in the Acts of Search and Lust

- How Cinema and Theater Convey Pleasure in the Acts of Search and Lust In her essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, British film maker Laura Mulvey attempts to demystify how pleasure can be fulfilled in film. Contending that a pleasure in looking (scopohilia) and a pleasure in possessing the female as what to be looked at (voyeurism) fufills the audience’s desires, Mulvey suggests how filmmakers use this knowledge to create film that panders to our innate desires. In “Meshes of the Afternoon” by Maya Deren and “Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock, it is seen that Mulvey’s argument—the desire to look, the hunting, seeking, and watching, and harnessing of the female form is natural...   [tags: Movie Movies Film Essays]

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The Lust For Power: How Politics And Personal Relations Become One

- The Lust For Power: How Politics and Personal Relations Become One The stories of the Bible reveal a pattern of “ups and downs” for the nation of Israel. A period of prosperity, faithfulness and fearing God would almost always be followed by a period of destitution, lawlessness and idolatry. This recurring cycle can be linked to political authority, and the level of separation of political authority from other influences. The successful struggle for liberation under the leadership of Moses and the glorious conquest of Canaan under Joshua instilled a fresh breeze of hope and a renewed faith in God in the nation of Israel....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Streetcar Named Desire By Tennessee Williams

- People spend their lives not discovering who they are, but making who they will be. Their relationships and interactions with other people define them and contribute to their personality. The accumulation of every meeting and conversation an individual has leads up to who they have become. This happens in stories as well, interactions between characters show the reader who that character is as a person. This type of characterization can be used by the writer not only to create a personality, but to bring out a theme as well....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship, Lust, Romance]

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William Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- One of the most renowned stories of all time is that of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Their willingness to sacrifice bright futures for love will always be remembered; but were they truly in love. I believe their feelings were nothing more than pure obsession. Infatuation can be immensely convincing and is not to be taken lightly. It has great power to influence human behavior and, unfortunately for Romeo and Juliet, it brought about their death. It is not to say that love can’t be created from lust, but the two teenagers did not have time to build love; they knew each other for only a matter of days....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, Love, Romance, Lust]

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Infatuation Vs. Shakespeare 's Love

- Infatuation vs. In Love Is one in love, or infatuated with the idea of being in love. Many people confuse actually being in love because they are so blinded by the idea of what a love even is. In fact, the majority of adolescent relationships are not a real love; although many teenagers like to swear they are in love with one another. How do these two emotional states compare and contrast each other in the results of affection given and received in a relationship. What is the final outcome of a loving relationship and an infatuated puppy love....   [tags: Emotion, Love, Interpersonal relationship, Lust]

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Macbeth's Lust for Power in Shakespeare's Macbeth

- Just before the soliloquy in act 2 scene 1, Macbeth has doubts about Duncan’s murder. He says to himself that if the deed is to be done then it will have to be done quickly. (“If it were done when ‘tis done, then ‘twere well it were done quickly”.) Lady Macbeth then enters the scene and insists that Macbeth continues with Duncan’s murder for if not he is a coward. Macbeth is aware that it is an evil sin as he states “I dare do all that become a man.” This statement shows that Macbeth believes killing Duncan will make him nothing more than a beast....   [tags: Literary Criticism]

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