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The Father Of Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- Kate Chopin wrote “The Father of Desiree’s Baby”, later changed to “Desiree’s Baby,” in 1892 and was first published in Vouge, a female magazine (Gilbert 9). According to Cynthia Wolff, this story has “layers of ambiguity and uncertainty” (37) about the problems that occurred in the South during the 19th century. Chopin points out the problems of race, gender, and miscegenation throughout the short story. However, the most important thing to recognize from this story is how Chopin uses structure, symbolism, and foreshadowing throughout the short story....   [tags: Short story, Marriage, Fiction, According to Jim]

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Desiree's Baby - A Short Story by Kate Chopin

- "Desiree's Baby', is about a young lady who was nameless and abandoned as a child. Desiree was a child who's future was uncertain until she was found by the Valmonde family. During this time of the Valmondes' life, they had not been blessed with any children, therefore they took in Desiree and raised her as their own child. From the very beginning of the story, I knew that this would be something that I would enjoy. The Valmonde's taking in this child as their own, is two blessing in one. Desiree gets the love and support that she needs from parents; and the Valmonde's get a child that they are now able to give love and support to....   [tags: Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby]

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Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby - The Formalistic Approach

- The Formalistic Approach to Desiree's Baby     Kate Chopin's narrative of "Desiree's Daughter" created a sense of ambiguity among the reader until the last few sentences of the story.  However, the Formalistic Approach to Literature helps one to review the texts and notice countless relationships between the detailed components and conclusion of the story.  These elements draw clues and foreshadow the events that happen throughout the duration and climax of the narrative.  Close reading will help one to depict the devices used to help carry the audience through the plot and suggest the resolution.  Some of the most prominent devices used by Chopin are word choice, referenc...   [tags: Desiree's Baby Essays]

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Lacanian Desire: Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary

- Introduction Madame Bovary is Gustave Flaubert’s first novel and is considered his masterpiece. It has been studied from various angles by the critics. Some study it as a realistic novel of the nineteenth century rooted in its social milieu. There are other critics who have studied it as a satire of romantic sensibility. It is simply assumed that Emma Bovary, the protagonist, embodied naive dreams and empty cliché that author wishes to ridicule, as excesses and mannerisms of romanticism. She is seen as a romantic idealist trapped in a mundane mercantile world....   [tags: desire, manerism, romanticism]

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Symbolism in Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin

- Symbolism in Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin "Desiree's Baby" is Kate Chopin's most well-known short story and most anthologized piece of work. The story takes place in southern Louisiana and her writing reflects her Creole-French descent. Chopin begins the story with a descriptive quote, "when she reached L'Abri she shuddered at the first sight of it, as she always did. It was a sad looking place...Big solemn oaks grew close to it and their thick leaved, far-reaching branches shadowed it like a pall" (185)....   [tags: Desiree's Baby Kate Chopin Essays Papers]

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Such a Beautiful Play: A Streetcar Named Desire Journal Entry

- ... To be smarter than the men who have been in her life, the ones who have allowed themselves to use Blanche but never saw who the woman really was beneath the white veil. She sees this child as a future, and despite the fact her life is fleeting and hallow, this child can live on. This is echoed with the woman selling flowers for the dead; Blanche cannot touch them, let alone think of them, as they are symbolic of the end, while the child is the future. Blanche stands up for herself for a first; "I don't have to put up with insults" yet sadly, this is an empty statement....   [tags: desire, death, ascent, paradise]

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Man’s Domination Over Woman in Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby

- Man’s Domination Over Woman in Desiree’s Baby Differences between people create conflicts between people.  This is especially true between men and women, since throughout history society has viewed women as subservient to men.  Kate Chopin’s feminist short story, Desiree’s Baby, illustrates man’s domination over woman.  Since Desiree meekly accepts being ruled by Armand, and Armand regards Desiree as his possession, the master/slave relationship that exists between Armand and Desiree is undeniable....   [tags: Desiree's Baby Essays]

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Gender Roles in Chopin's Desiree's Baby and A Point at Issue

- Gender Roles in Chopin's 'Desiree's Baby' and 'A Point at Issue' Many female writers write about women's struggle for equality and how they are looked upon as inferior. Kate Chopin exhibits her views about women in her stories. The relationship between men and women in Kate Chopin's stories imply the attitudes that men and women portray. In many of Chopin's works, the idea that women's actions are driven by the men in the story reveals that men are oppressive and dominant and women are vulnerable, gullable and sensitive....   [tags: Desiree's Baby A Point at Issue Chopin Essays]

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Analysis of Susan Jaret McKinstry’s Desire’s Dreams: Power and Passion in Wuthering Heights

- In his renowned book of philosophy, The Leviathan, Hobbes described that “perpetual and restless desire for power” is a fundamental quality shared by all humans. He also points out that desire is another important aspect of human nature, since it provides motivation for us to strive to reach our individual needs regardless of the possible outcomes of our actions. These two themes are insightfully explored in Susan Jaret McKinstry’s “Desire’s Dreams: Power and Passion in Wuthering Heights”, in which she shows the important role that power and desire play in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights....   [tags: Desire, Power, Literature]

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The Raw Power of A Streetcar Named Desire

- The Raw Power of A Streetcar Named Desire         Tennessee Williams's play A Streetcar Named Desire contains more within it's characters, situations, and story than appears on its surface. As in many of Williams's plays, there is much use of symbolism and interesting characters in order to draw in and involve the audience.  The plot of A Streetcar Named Desire alone does not captivate the audience.  It is Williams's brilliant and intriguing characters that make the reader truly understand the play's meaning.  He also presents a continuous flow of raw, realistic moods and events in the play which keeps the reader fascinated in the realistic fantasy Williams has created in A Streetca...   [tags: Streetcar Named Desire]

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A Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams

- A Streetcar Named Desire In what way can A Streetcar Named Desire be seen as an exploration of”old” America versus the “new” America. In the play, Blanche represents old America and Stanley represents new America. Why Blanche represents old America is because of her way of thinking, lifestyle and values. When Blanche walks into the room where the guys are playing poker, there is a great example of how Blanche represents old and Stanley new. When she walks in, the guys are sitting around the table, then Blanche says “Please don’t get up”....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- The American Dream is an ethos idealized by millions of people. It is an attitude and mindset that can promote success and prosperity throughout life. When it comes to the American dream, a significant part is the quest for money. As shown in classic American Literature such as The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, the influence of money plays an important role throughout both novels. There are characters in both books that use money as a way of representing what their morals and values are....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire]

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Questions On Desired Behavior ( S )

- Desired Behavior(s): 1. Increase time on task – defined as attending and following teacher directives in the absence of distracting/off-task behavior with no more than 3 additional prompts (distracting behavior includes talking over teacher, refusal to follow directives, breaking classroom rules/expectations) 2. Increase self-advocacy – defined as communicating her personal needs and/or feelings to seek assistance in completing her work, expressing herself to others, or what she needs in that moment in order to continue to demonstrate appropriate and acceptable responses....   [tags: Psychology, Human behavior, Sociology, Behavior]

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The Desired Outcome Of Academic Success

- Ultimately, the desired outcome of academic success is to construct the ability to be a life-long learner. It means to feel prepared for the future by retaining information and applying the acquired knowledge in a real-life setting outside of the class. Evidently, mindsets are a substantial part of academic success. If a positive mindset is not established, then there will not be positive outcomes. On a personal level, I believe academic success is defined as the ability to get an education, achieve personal goals through learning, gain excessive knowledge from those experiences and eventually apply it to the future....   [tags: Learning, High school, Study skills, College]

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The Desired Effect: First Impressions

- The Desired Effect: First Impressions Whether we like it or not, it takes just three seconds to come to a conclusion about someone new (Flora, 2004). First impressions strike like lightning and before you hear the thunder, you have formed a first opinion. In First Impressions Matter, “According to New York University, Graduate School of Business, people make eleven decisions about us in the first seven seconds of contact: (1) education level, (2) economic level, (3) perceived creditability and believability, (4) trustworthiness, (5) level of sophistication, (6) sexual identification, (7) level of success, (8) political background, (9) religious background, (10) ethnic background, and (11) s...   [tags: Psychology, First Impression]

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Paper as a Metaphor in A Streetcar Named Desire

- "[M]ortgages, foreclosures, directions, letters, poems, telegrams, newspapers, appraisals, songs, even moons (Kolin 1)." What do these all have to do with each other. Paper and A Streetcar Named Desire. Philip C. Kolin points out this metaphor in his article " 'It's only a paper moon': The Paper Ontology' in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire.'" Kolin has found that Williams has used paper as a metaphor to describe Blanche's and Stanley's faults and desires. Kolin finds this to be a common thread in Williams' work but mainly focuses on Streetcar....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire]

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Brutality and Deceit in A Streetcar Named Desire

-     A Streetcar Named Desire is a socially challenging play in light of the way in which Tennessee Williams depicts the capacity of human nature for brutality and deceit.  He takes the viewpoint that, no matter how structured or 'civilized' society is, all people will rely on their natural animal instincts, such as dominance and deception, to get themselves out of trouble at some stage in life.  William's has created three main characters, Blanche Dubois, Stella Kowalski and Stanley Kowalski....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire]

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Relationships in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

- Relationships in A Streetcar Named Desire    In many modern day relationships between a man and a woman, there is usually a controlling figure that is dominant over the other. It may be women over man, man over women, or in what the true definition of a marriage is an equal partnership. In the play A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Stanley is clearly the more dominant figure over Stella. Throughout the play there are numerous examples of the power he possesses of her. Williams portrays Stella as a little girl who lives around in Stanley’s world....   [tags: Streetcar Named Desire]

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True Love Cannot Be Broken: Desiress's Baby by Kate Chopin

- “Désirée’s Baby” by Kate Chopin is the epitome of amazing love. This story can be compared to “The Story of an Hour”, as well as “The Storm”. However, rather than highlight her character’s sexuality or internal emotional conflicts, Chopin manages to make a gradual impact on Desiree’s strength, courage, and pride; elements that made me fall in love with the story of a woman who is a victim of assumptions, lies, and racism. Unconditional love is the predominant characteristic that allows both Desiree and her baby to survive her husband’s narrow-minded personality, and indirectly allows them to escape a cruel reality....   [tags: unconditional, mother, passion]

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Symbolism in A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- Tennessee William's novel, A Streetcar Named Desire, is the story of the brutish Stanley Kowalski and his meek wife Stella, a New Orleans couple whose lives are turned upside down with the arrival of Stella's neurotic, Southern belle sister Blanche who is immediately drawn into a battle of wills with Stanley. Blanche's childlike helplessness, romantic desires, and pretensions to aristocracy completely collapse when Stanley's ruthless exposure of her past brings about Blanche's final disintegration....   [tags: Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire]

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The Character of Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

- The Character of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire                 Blanche, Stella's older sister, until recently a high school English teacher in Laurel, Mississippi. She arrives in New Orleans a loquacious, witty, arrogant, fragile, and ultimately crumbling figure. Blanche once was married to and passionately in love with a tortured young man. He killed himself after she discovered his homosexuality, and she has suffered from guilt and regret ever since. Blanche watched parents and relatives, all the old guard, die off, and then had to endure foreclosure on the family estate....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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Essay on Blanche DuBois in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

- The Destruction of Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire      A Streetcar Named Desire is an intricate web of complex themes and conflicted characters. Set in the pivotal years immediately following World War II, Tennessee Williams infuses Blanche and Stanley with the symbols of opposing class and differing attitudes towards sex and love, then steps back as the power struggle between them ensues. Yet there are no clear cut lines of good vs. evil, no character is neither completely good nor bad, because the main characters, (especially Blanche), are so torn by conflicting and contradictory desires and needs....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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My Desired Career in the Field of Psychology

- ‘ in 1970 a girl, a victim of abuse and neglect was brought into the light of Los Angeles, however she struggled to walk and could not talk as she suffered from prevented linguistic development, this child named the feral child, known as Genie.' Only the depths of psychology can even begin to explain why Genie was so feral, Bowlby’s theory explained how Genie suffered due to the lack of carer sensitivity that should have been given as a reaction to her social releasers during the critical period....   [tags: professional choices]

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Desired Approval From The Beau Monde

- Desired Approval from the Beau Monde “As she drove the familiar route to the school, she considered her magnificent new age. Forty… Such a colorless age… Nothing would matter all that much when you were forty. You wouldn 't have real feelings when you were forty, because you 'd be safely cushioned by your frumpy forty-ness,” Liane Moriarty in her novel Big Little Lies remarks on the colorless way it feels to be forty no doubt based upon other’s opinions of the age. Though people cannot stop the natural process of aging the woman still feels less valuable than she would have at a younger age....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Gerontology, Ageism]

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Client Desired A Consistent Therapeutic Relationship

- client desired a consistent therapeutic relationship following a change in three counselors in three months. The client stated that he wanted to work on and develop a relationship with his children, he wanted to find employment, and he wanted to successfully develop coping skills in order to develop strength in a sober environment. I often feel that society directs their bias towards substance abuse and cannot possibly imagine how individuals get to the point of addiction. Societies’ values are rooted in judgement, excess, and entitlement when in fact, addiction does not discriminate....   [tags: Social work, Sociology, Psychotherapy]

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The Theme of Desire in The Alchemy of Desire

- ... Self-actualization or Self-realization .We begin from the First stage and move towards the Higher order needs for the betterment of our lives .Maslow stated that when all four of the basic, deficiency needs have been satisfied, “ a new discontent and restlessness will soon develop , unless the individual is doing what he, individually is fitted for …what a man can be he must be….” (Theories of Personalities , 450) Similarly Tarun Tejpal has also divided his novel into five parts –Prema : Love, Karma: Action, Artha : Money, Kama : Desire, Satya : Truth ....   [tags: Tarun Tejpal, narrative analysis]

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Formalistic Analysis of Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby

- Formalistic Analysis of Désirée’s Baby   The short story “Désirée’s Baby” is told by a third person omniscient point of view. The narrator, whose character or relationship to the story never receives any discussion, is a seemingly all-knowing observer of the situation. Although the narrator does not take sides towards issues that arise during the course of the text, her general view does shape the overall characterization of the white Southern society. The text exhibits interesting clues such as word choice, tone and mood, reappearing symbols and references that enrich the story and intensify its underlining message....   [tags: Desiree's Baby Essays]

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A Comparison Between Desirees Baby & Stench Of Kerosene

- A Comparison Between Desirees Baby & Stench Of Kerosene 'Stench Of Kerosene' was written by Amrita Pritam approximately fifty years ago. This emotional short story mainly revolves around the relationships between a woman, her husband and his mother. Another important theme is the significance of cultures and traditions in the protagonists' lives. The main characters are Manak and Guleri, who are husband and wife. Guleri and Manak are a loving couple who live with Manak's mother in a small village in India....   [tags: English Literature]

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Social Role Play and the Search For Identity in Chopin’s Desiree’s Baby

- Social Role Play and the Search For Identity in Chopin’s Desiree’s Baby When I think about women’s role in our society, especially nowadays, the first word that comes to my mind is ‘exhausted’. What I mean is that this subject is exhausted. There are so many literary and sociological interpretations of the physical and psychological female image that whatever I say or prove would be just another attempt to understand the ‘incomprehensible’. It’s not because I am a woman, or may be exactly because I am....   [tags: English Literature]

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Societal Boundaries in Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour and Desiree's Baby

- Societal Boundaries in Kate Chopin's The Story of an Hour and Desiree's Baby As humans, we live our life within the boundaries of our belief systems and moral guidelines we were raised with. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” and “Desiree’s Baby” tells the story of two women who live according to those societal boundaries. American author Kate Chopin (1850–1904) wrote about a hundred short stories and two novels in the 1890s. Most of her fiction is set in Louisiana and most of her best-known work focuses on the lives of sensitive, intelligent women....   [tags: Chopin Feminism]

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Analysis Of ' Desiree 's Baby '

- What’s true love. How do you even know when it’s pure and real. For all we know love might not even be real, it could simply be something our minds’ created in order to make us feel happy as well as safe when we 're with our partner. The truth is no one knows what love is even when you think you’re truly in love, something could happen in your relationship to make you see the person you loved in a whole other point of view and completely change your feelings towards them. The thing about relationships is that they change with time, meanwhile everything around us is also changing and getting more modern....   [tags: Marriage, Love, 21st century]

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Desiree's Baby, by Kate Chopin

- Throughout time, humans struggled with issues of conformity and individuality. In the modern world, individuality is idealized, as it is associated with strength. Weak individuals are usually portrayed as conforming to society and having almost no personal ideas. In “Desiree’s Baby”, a short story, the author Kate Chopin deals with the struggles of African descendants in the French colonies during the time of slave labor. The protagonist is a white woman named Desiree who is of unknown origin and birth as she was found abandoned as an infant at an aristocrat’s doorstep....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Conformity, Society]

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Desiree's Baby by Kate Chopin

- ... When she stated “Master over slave, white over black, and man over woman”, this is the perfect example of the social ranking that occurred which left Armand feeling entitled and proud. From the beginning the reader can see that Armand Aubigny is a very passionate man. He shows his passionate love for Desiree when he states It was no wonder, when she stood one day against the stone pillar I whose shadow she has lain asleep, eighteen years before, that Armand Aubigny riding by and seeing her there, had fallen in love with her.” (Madden 947 ) According to the narrator all of the Aubigny’s fell victim to the love at first sight theory....   [tags: story analysis]

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Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby

- Throughout the years many variations of the ideas on race, class, and culture have been presented based upon different factors. In earlier times people’s views were not nearly the same as they are presented today. Ideas that women belong in the kitchen or that African-American’s were an inferior race were common. Those views were very popular during the time of Kate Chopin’s book “Desiree’s Baby.” Chopin’s book explores the controversial areas of race and class as well as touching on the subject of culture....   [tags: Race, Class, Culture, Novel Analysis]

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Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby

- Stories about the tragic mulatto have conjured feelings of anger, racism, and sympathy since the 19th century. In Kate Chopin’s short story “Desiree’s Baby,” Desiree plays the role of the tragic mulatto. This is a person who believes they are white, but finds out that they are actually black. There are three categories of the tragic mulatto and often they are female. The first is a woman fair enough to pass for white. She falls in love with a white man, but her mixed identity is revealed and the story ends dreadfully....   [tags: short story analysis, racial identity]

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Solving The Conflict Resolution Is Defined As, And End Or Desired Result

- Goals are defined as, “what does each person want” (Wilmot & Hocker, 2011, p.72) Goals can also so be viewed as, and end or desired result. In regards to goals, we often try to reach and accomplish goals in our relationships. However, we often don’t achieve these goals due to existing conflicts, poor communication, or conflict styles. An ongoing conflict between two parties can be very difficult to handle, especially, when you are dealing with someone who chooses not to acknowledge the conflict....   [tags: Time, Want, WANT, Communication]

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Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- Desiree’s Baby In the story, “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin, the author uses the elements of the short story to rely her points of view about society. These elements help to enhance the story’s conflict by creating tension and excitement for the reader. There are 5 major parts consist of the character, setting, plot, conflict, and them. The first important part of a short story is the characters. “A character is a person, or sometimes even an animal, who takes part in the action of a short story or other literary work.” One of the most important characters in the story is Desiree’, who 's the baby’s momma and daughter of Madame Valmondé....   [tags: Fiction, Character, Short story, Plot]

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The Desire to be Happy

- In the movie The Pursuit of Happyness [sic], Will Smith talks about how Thomas Jefferson used the word "pursuit" in the Declaration of Independence. He goes on to state, “...a person can pursue happiness, but can never obtain it.” A level of happiness may be experienced as a result of hard work and dedication. Most people have tribulations and setbacks while striving to reach happiness; even ideas of what constitutes happiness fluctuate from person to person. A determined individual may overcome exceedingly complex problems in order to access an adequate level of happiness....   [tags: wisdom, courage, moderation]

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Desiree's Baby

- In the short story “Desiree’s Baby” made by Kate Chopin, there is a racial indifference between a father and has colored child. Desiree is of course the mother of this child. The story is very controversial between race and how there were treated and denied. This has a very good example about how women were treated during the time. Marxism is seen throughout the story and it is obviously seen if you are giving some examples. Aristotle’s three key elements to a plot are also shown. The Hamartia, Desiree has a problem with her child who is black....   [tags: Literary Review]

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Kate Chopin's Desiree's Baby

- In the story of “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin, there are many literary themes that can be analyzed such as love, racism, gender inequality, and miscegenation. What this analysis will focus on is primarily on the central male character, Armand Aubigny, and on his views towards racism. More specifically, what this essay will aim to prove is that Armand Aubigny looked down upon the African race to the point where he hated them. One of the biggest driving points to aid this idea is how his family name shaped his behavior and actions according to the societal normalities of his time period....   [tags: racism and literary analysis]

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Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- The story of Desiree’s baby was written by Kate Chopin. In Desiree’s baby, Kate Chopin offers a compelling critique of the class-based and racial prejudice. The story is about a young lady named Desiree who was abandoned with an uncertain future. Desiree was found by Madame Valmonde who adopted her as her own. Madame Valmonde and Mr. Valmonde was not bless with any children of their own they took Desiree and raise her as their own. The story was written in 1892, which was the twenty-seven years after slavery was abolished but it took place during the time of slavery....   [tags: Slavery, Racism, Slavery in the United States]

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Consequences of Desire

- I truly believe that every single person in the world has a purpose in life. God created each and every one of us for a reason. Whether we know it or not our life is planned and we follow a path throughout our life. In this path, we have the option to make good decisions or bad decisions. In order to achieve salvation and enter a virtuous after life we had to do deeds that had a positive impact on other people. In order to do this though, one must have the self-discipline and devotion to God. There are many obstacles that can get in the way of achieving this goal and the main one is our desires....   [tags: Story Examples, Negative Influences]

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Understanding The Desire Satisfaction Theory

- Humans desire so much in life — friendship, love, wealth, success, happiness — the options and paths one can go on with their lives are limitless. Desires of the heart take one on unexplainable journeys which shape us into the people we are. The Desire Satisfaction Theory completely allows a person to go on these journeys, as they essentially lead people to their heart’s desires towards pure happiness. In philosophy, not many theories allows one to endure hardships in a mission for true happiness....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Theory, Ethics]

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Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- “Desiree’s Baby”, written by Kate Chopin, takes place in the late 1800s, during a time of class and racial conflict. The story highlights just where blacks stood in society by sharing the treatment that blacks got as slaves, as well as the pride that the white citizens have over themselves. Blacks were typically seen in a much lower tier then their white counter parts, and to have them both on the same level is unfathomable. “Desiree’s Baby” uses pride to show that people tend to care more about themselves and aren’t who they say they are....   [tags: Black people, White people, Race, United Kingdom]

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Desiree 's Baby By Julia Alvarez

- In the stories, “Desiree’s Baby” by Kate Chopin and “Trespass” by Julia Alvarez, the plot mainly revolves around race issues and also includes sexism. In relations of race the difference between being white or black or Hispanic shows a vital importance in the characters’ lives through the stories. As Desiree and Armand both originally associate themselves with the white people, once the plot unveils their black inheritance they are faced with uncertainty, and eventually their lives become meaningless and not worth living....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Race]

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Desiree 's Baby, By Kate Chopin

- Desiree’s Baby - Armand seems more in lust with Desiree than in love. In her story, Desiree’s Baby, Kate Chopin underlined the contrast between lust and love, exploring the problem of a man’s pride that exceeded the love he has for his wife. Armand, the main character of the story, is a slave owner who lived in Louisiana during the era of slavery. He married an adopted young woman, Desiree, and together they have a son who eventually became an obstacle in the way of his father’s happiness, thus removing out the true character of Armand....   [tags: Love, Romance, English-language films, Lust]

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Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- In the short story Desiree’s Baby, written by Kate Chopin, the author shows different variations of love. The story explores a man’s love for his wife, a wife’s love for her husband, and a mother’s love for her child. The purpose of this essay is to examine the different ways the characters portrayed love, as well as which version of love is the ideal version. Armand falls in love with Desiree suddenly, it was described as love at first sight. “the passion that awoke in him that day, when he saw her at the gate , swept along like an avalanche, or like a prairie fire, or like anything that drive headlong over all obstacles.” As for Desiree, “she loved him desperately.” Armand’s version of lov...   [tags: Love, Marriage, Short story, Unconditional Love]

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Desiree 's Baby, By Kate Chopin

- “ I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery.” (Desiree’s Baby, 4) This is the ending dialogue to the story “ Desiree’s Baby,” written by Kate Chopin, describes an interracial marriage that is ended during the time of slavery, but even though we are past those times, there are still problems that interracial marriages are facing today. In this short story, Armand is a man who believed that he was white and fell in love with a woman whose origins were unknown and they had a child together....   [tags: Race, Miscegenation, Marriage, Black people]

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Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- Once apon a time there was a man and a woman who fell in love and lived happily ever after. Right. That’s how it ends. well no not in this case. In “ Desiree’s Baby “ written by kate chopin one could say not everybody gets a happily ever after. the one thing that draws them together ends up being their doom. in “desiree’s baby,” kate chopin points out the prejudices that interracial couples faced in the 19th century as they do today. True Love. Armand, a man who came from one of the proudest families in Louisiana had fallen for a woman....   [tags: Marriage, Love, Lust, Woman]

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Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopping

- “ He coldly but gently loosened her fingers from about his arm and thrust the hand away from him. Tell me what it means!” She cried despairingly. “It means,” He answer lightly, “that the child is not white, it means that you’re not white.” (Desiree’s Baby, 3) This quote shows how interracial relationships in 19th century were really harsh. In “Desiree’s Baby”, Kate Chopping shows how an interracial couple, who loved each other, were separated by the prejudices of the 19th century, some of which exists today in modern day relationships....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Race, Interracial marriage]

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My Desired Career

- My Desired Career I have always wanted to be able to do the same work that my father does. I have always found it fascinating when there are only a few people who organize, lead, and manage the people, materials, and processes of construction in a company. I always enjoy being outside and working with my hands. Over the summers I work for construction companies in Palestine , and want to continue that when I get out of College. I feel that if I come out of college with a BSBA in Real Estate and Construction management that I will be able to find a good job that will allow me to get my feet wet in the construction business....   [tags: Personal Narrative Job Career]

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Analysis Of ' A Streetcar Named Desire '

- A Streetcar Named Desire sets the decaying values of the antebellum South against those of the new America. The civil, kindly ways of Blanche’s past are a marked contrast to the rough, dynamic New Orleans inhabited by Stella and Stanley, which leads Tennessee Williams’s “tragedy of incomprehension” (qtd. in Alder, 48). The central protagonist, Blanche, has many flaws; she lies, is vain and deceitful, yet can be witty and sardonic. These multifaceted layers balance what Jessica Tandy, who played Blanche in the first stage production in 1947, “saw as her ‘pathetic elegance’ ....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois]

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Sociology: Sexual Objectification of Women in Music Videos Today

- The Research Problem This study works to examine the use of sexual objectification of women in music videos today. The primary purpose was to examine the differences between genres, specifically hip-hop and country. I tested the following; Women are more likely to be sexualized in hip-hop music videos than in country music videos. Literature Review Since the explosion of music videos in 1981, a large portion of their popularity has been due to the objectification of women and their sexuality....   [tags: Explicit Desired Content, Exploitation]

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The Role of Alcohol in A Streetcar Named Desire

- I was so drunk last night that I cheated on my girlfriend, but I don’t remember it, so does it count. People instinctively try to place blame on anything but themselves, and alcohol presents itself as the perfect escape route for a guilty conscience. People often find themselves making impulsive decisions more frequently while under the influence of alcohol. However, how much poor behavior can alcohol excuse before a person must accept the consequences for their own actions. Tennessee Williams delves into the theme of alcohol dependence throughout his play, A Streetcar Named Desire....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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The Importance of Light in A Streetcar Named Desire

- This paper will discuss the use of light in the play, "A Streetcar Named Desire", by Tennessee Williams. Blanche’s relation to light is quite obvious because she tries to avoid bright light of any kind. Her reaction to light can be regarded as an attempt to hide her true nature as well as her vanishing beauty and youth. By hiding from the light, she tries to escape reality. She covers the naked light bulb with a Chinese paper lantern, saying, “I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action” (Sc.3 p....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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Fantasy and Illusion in A Streetcar Named Desire

- “Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces” (Sigmund Freud). Illusion can be a part of our lives; however, if taken to the extreme, it can lead one to forget reality. Every individual has problems in life that must be faced with reality and not with illusion, even though it might throw one into flames of fires....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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From Desire to Disaster: Macbeth

- ... Macbeth expresses his devout loyalty to the king and proves that loyalty while fighting on the battle field for his king. Duncan has already proven his trust in Macbeth by not only giving him the title of thane over Glamis, but also Cawdor. During a conversation with his wife about killing Duncan to become king Macbeth tells her, “We will proceed no further in this business:/He hath honour'd me of late; and I have bought/Golden opinions from all sorts of people,/Which would be worn now in their newest gloss,/Not cast aside so soon” (I.vii.31-34)....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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Exposing the Truth in A Streetcar Named Desire

- Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is a play that needs no introduction. This complex piece of drama is most readily associated with Marlon Brando’s iconic portrayal of Stanley Kowalski’s lamenting cry in the streets of New Orleans. Stanley screams STELL-LAHHHHH!, and his “heavenly-splitting violent” cry only emphasizes the voicelessness of the female characters (Williams 2322). Despite Blanche’s ability to hold her own in verbal sparring matches or Stella’s lively demeanor, both women are oppressively held under the thumbs of various men....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- Males tend to have love-Hate relationship in Tennessee Williams’ and William Shakespeare’s plays. Stanley from A Street Car Named Desire was a gruff, hardworking blue collar man, who has been living the married life for a decent amount of time to his wife Stella. Othello on the other hand was a man that was a highly ranked in the military, and seen as a highly respected man; Until Othello smothered his newly married wife Desdemona to death. Both of these men may have been from different time periods but they are the same when it comes to their attitudes towards leadership, treatment of women, and their way to confirm assumptions....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- In Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, he evaluates Blanche’s struggle to accept reality. Williams brings to the attention of the audience that Blanche has psychological issues; therefore, she cannot decipher between fact and fiction, or is it her choice to deny reality. Blanche DuBois, Williams’ most famous Southern belle finally resolves a lifetime of psychological conflicts (Rusinko 2738). Blanche tries to live a life of both desire and decorum (Riddel 17), thus driving her to insanity....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire

- While watching A Streetcar named Desire, the character of Blanche Dubois at first appeared to be a weak self-absorbed southern woman, when really what started coming from her character was a flawed personality. What is not known is whether this is something that runs in the family, or has only shown itself through Blanche. Since this was during a time when mental illness was not yet studied deeply, the way Blanche is treated while succumbing to her illness and how she was sent off to the mental hospital was rather archaic....   [tags: A Streetcar Named Desire Essays]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

- In Tennessee Williams’ 1947 play, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” Stella and Stanley Kowalski live in the heart of poor, urban New Orleans in a one-story flat very different from the prestigious home Stella came from. This prestige is alive and well inside Stella’s lady-like sister, Blanche Du Bois. Over the course of Blanche’s life, she has experienced many tragedies that deeply affected her, such as the death of her gay husband, the downward spiral in her mental health that followed, and most recently the loss of her wealth and therefore social status....   [tags: new orleans, stella, desire]

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Christian Sexual Ethic and Desire

- This essay can be broken up in to two distinct parts: first I attempt to define the role of christian sexual ethics into two main objectives: (1) primarily, it should be concerned with orienting sexual desires towards God and checking all desires against a desire for God above all. (2) And secondarily, sexual ethics should be concerned with the formation of a sexual character of commitment, loyalty and faithfulness. The second part of the essay is call for reform from the current state of sexual ethics as it relates to the most vulnerable social group– teenagers....   [tags: god, commitment, loyalty, faithfulness]

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Sexual Orientation Is Defined As An Individuals Desired Preference For Experiencing Sexuality

- [TITLE] Sexual orientation will be defined as an individuals desired preference for experiencing sexuality as manifested in various ways from mental to physical, but not limited to as much (Cochran, 2001; Plöderl, Wagenmakers, Tremblay, Ramsay, Kralovec, Fartacek, & Fartacek, 2013; Savin-Williams & Vranglalova, 2013). Sexual minority has been utilized by Plöderl et al. (2013) in their review of suicide risk in non-heterosexuals to be pertaining to anyone that does not identify as heterosexual and that is the context under which this research will follow....   [tags: Suicide, Parasuicide, Bipolar disorder]

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The Desire for Intoxication Leads to Destruction

- The Desire for Intoxication Leads to Destruction Through time, people all over the world have looked for ways to feel intoxicated and alter their consciousness for different reasons. One of the most ancient ways people have reached this state of intoxication has been through the popular marijuana plant. Today this plant has become so widely accepted that it has been legalized in a few states and will most likely be legalized in other states, such as California and Maine, even though it is prohibited by federal law....   [tags: Marijuana Drugs]

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Kate Chopin 's ' Desiree 's Baby '

- In “Desiree’s Baby,” Kate Chopin writes about the life of a young lady and her new family. In this short story, the fond couple lived in Louisiana before the American Civil War. Chopin illustrates the romantic atmosphere between Armand and Desiree. Chopin also describes the emotion of the parents for their new born. When the baby was born, Armand’s heart had softened on behalf of others. One afternoon, Desiree and the baby were relaxing in a room with a young boy fanning them with peacock feathers....   [tags: Abuse, Suffering, Bullying, Child abuse]

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Greed Is The Extreme Or Excessive Desire

- Greed is the extreme or excessive desire to have more than what is necessary. In order for one to better understand the meaning of greed, one must also know the definitions of excessive and necessary. Excessive is more than what is necessary. Necessary is the basic requirements of life which can range depending on the needs of the individual. Greed is not part of human nature but the search for pleasure is. Pleasure is feelings of happiness, satisfaction, and enjoyment. The search for pleasure and avoidance of pain is shared by all living things that have this ability....   [tags: Human, Humans, Prehistory, Religion]

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Analysis of Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin

- Desiree’s Baby and Southern Social Structure The short story Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin provides a sobering depiction of how the dark forces of prejudice and social hierarchy tore apart a plantation owning family in the state of Louisiana. Desiree’s character is that of a lady who carries the burden of being submissive to a domineering husband, a role she keeps until the very end of the narrative. Desiree is portrayed as an agent of light so to speak throughout the plotline but is seriously blinded by her doglike allegiance to her husband Armand, who is in essence her master and her livelihood....   [tags: Slavery, South, Death]

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Love Is The Desire Of The Whole

- According to Aristophanes, “Love is the desire of the whole, and the pursuit of the whole is called love.” (Page 8). Love is the name that human beings give to the desire for wholeness, the desire to be restored to original human nature. Love is important given the kind of creatures humans are; it is the only thing that can lead to happiness. Human beings innately find themselves as lacking – as incomplete and wounded. Love is important because it presents itself as a chance to heal this incompleteness....   [tags: Human, Hominidae, Religion]

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Blind Violence and Desire in Macbeth

- In Macbeth desire and violence are prevalent throughout the book. Desire blinds one’s ability to think clearly when making a decision. If violence is used due to one’s desire than violence becomes a never ending cycle until the outcome of the violence goes against the one whose desire led to violence. When making a decision, one should use reason, which is having a logical justification or motive. Violence is committed many times in the book but not all for the same motive. Macbeth commits several acts of violence in the book due to his desire for the kingship of Scotland....   [tags: Macbeth, Shakespeare, violence, ]

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Kate Chopin 's Desiree 's Baby

- “He coldly but gently loosened her fingers from about his arm and thrust her hand away from him.” (Chopin 3) This is how Kate Chopin explains how enraged Armand is and shows the imagery and the anger he was feeling towards Desiree. In the story “Desiree’s Baby” the author Kate Chopin explains how complicated love could be in the nineteenth century for interracial couples just as it is today in our time. In “Desiree’s Baby” Desiree and Armand appear to be in love with one another but before they were lovers they were best friends....   [tags: Race, Marriage, Race, Interracial marriage]

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Presence of Desire in Three Short Stories

- Human beings behave the way they do due to inherent urges that give them the impetus and the drive to do so. A person without these urges which have been commonly referred to as ambitions, goals and aspiration in life is in most cases considered to be a social liability lacking in both direction and purpose in life. This is a life that is worthless and insignificant. It is the direction in life, the burning aspirations, dreams and desires that push individuals to pursue their goals oblivious of the dangers, challenges and setbacks that swarm in pursuit of their desires....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Story Of Desiree 's Baby By Kate Chopin

- Even in our modern age, racism still exist. Although racism still exists today, we have come far from where we started. In the 1800s, it would have been blasphemy for a caucasian person to have an interracial child, as it is demonstrated in “Desiree’s Baby.” The story of “Desiree’s Baby” is about a woman with an unbeknown background marrying a well-known, respected man and procreating, only to have a child of color. Kate Chopin wrote the story as a form of criticism of gender inequality between men and women, and to point out the toxic racism that existed back then....   [tags: African American, Race, Discrimination, Gender]

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An Analysis Of Kate Chopin 's ' Desiree 's Baby '

- In 1892, an author by the name of Kate Chopin 's wrote a story entitled,“Desiree’s Baby.” It was simply written about an adopted girl named Desiree, who married a man named Armand Aubigny. As time passes, they have a son together. Unbeknown to them, their son’s skin tone would reflect how both of them had black ancestors. This would not have posed a problem if the baby was born in a non racist time frame, and if his father was not a slave owner. Several would agree, that the baby of Desiree and Armand is the most sympathetic character from the story because his father chose power over him, and he did not get a chance to live....   [tags: Human skin color, Slavery, Black people, Race]

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The Dangers of Desire in Myrrha

- In Ovid's myth "Myrrha" translated by Ted Hughes, the consequences for giving in to immoral urges is explored through the character of Myrrha, who is cursed to desire her father and only her father sexually. While she did not choose to feel this way, her crime is acting upon her passion. This is a cautionary tale which emphasizes that it is necessary to resist temptation, even at the expense of happiness. The fact that Myrrha's feelings are immoral is stated from the very beginning of the myth; "Hatred for one's father is a crime./Myrrha's love for her father/Was a crime infinitely worse." (105)....   [tags: temptation, incest, punishment]

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Foreshadowing in Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin

- In the short story Desiree’s Baby by Kate Chopin, there are many examples of foreshadowing that provides the reader with insight on the events to come. Chopin constantly hints at the importance of lineage and origin which informs the readers that it will play a large part within the plot. Significant families in the South take pride in their heritage and name which are seemingly important to Armand; important enough to abandon his wife and child. In the ending, it is revealed to the readers that Armand is the one who is not completely white (Chopin 5)....   [tags: armand, monsieur valmonde]

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The Desire for Everlasting Life and Gilgamesh

- The desire for everlasting life or immortality has been the first and the oldest quest of mankind. At the beginning of time, man was designed to live forever. When God created Adam, he created him to dwell on the earth and to fill it with his offspring’s. At no time was he told that this was a temporary arrangement. He was to live forever unless he ate from one certain tree. If he ate from that tree, then he would die. We are then left with several questions, if he had not eaten from that tree, would he still be alive....   [tags: immortality, Epic of Gilgamesh, Foster]

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What Are Sex And Sexual Desire?

- 1. What are sex and sexual desire according to Goldman. Consider two objections to his theory. Do they succeed. According to Goldman, sex and sexual desire is the desire to have contact with another person’s body solely for pleasure and desire which comes with physical contact. This sexual activity is only for desire and pleasure. The physical desire might be satisfied by certain activities without genital presence for sexual excitement, such as kissing and caressing. This could be objected by comparing the physical attraction with a baby’s needs....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexuality, Marriage]

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The Desire to Perpetuate the Purity of Children

- In The Name of the Wind, Patrick Rothfuss wrote, “When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” Children live in a world full of innocence, ignorance, and bliss. They are not affected by the corruption of the world; therefore, naiveté is preserved. In J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, innocence is shown through the pond and Holden’s desire for being a “catcher in the rye”; through Phoebe, Allie, and Sunny for their adolescence; and through the carrousel and the Museum of Natural History for their conservation....   [tags: J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye]

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The Botany of Desire, by Michael Pollan

- Beauty can be defined in many ways. Though, regardless of its definition, beauty is confined by four characteristics: symmetry, health, vibrancy and complexity. Michael Pollan, in the book The Botany of Desire, examines our role in nature. Pollan sets out to discovery why the most beautiful flowers have manipulated animals into propagating its genes. Most people believe that humans are the sole domesticators of nature, although, beauty in some sense has domesticated us by making us select what we perceive as beautiful....   [tags: Defining Beauty, Flowers]

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