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The Details of Human Sexuality and Society

- This is a definition of from someone who has studied human sexuality ”human sexuality is the way in which we experience and express ourselves as sexual beings (Rathus et al., 1993). There are many factors that help develop our sexuality, arguably one of the most important, is our actual gender. Whether, I am a male or female will likely have a major influence on the development of my individual sexuality. Furthermore, sexuality is an integral part of our personalities whether we are aware of it or not.” Ludwin Molina....   [tags: Sexuality, gender, sociology,]

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Human Sexuality: God Created Woman for Man

- Abstract In the beginning God created Adam and then Eve from Adam’s rib. According to God’s word and plan women were created for men. In Genesis 2:20-22 it states but for Adam no suitable helper was found. 21 So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh. 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. Marriage is designed to be sacred between men and women....   [tags: Sexuality, argumentative, persuasive]

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Human Sexuality is Very Complex

- Human sexuality is a very complex and can have many different interpretations. Although monogamist relationships tend to be the norm accepted by society, many variations in human sexuality have recently challenged social, ethical and political expectations. One of the most controversial relationships is those involved with more than two individuals; such as polyamory, polygamy or polygyny. Although homosexual and bisexual relationships eventually gained their own identity in United States; multi-party relationships are still far from gaining acceptance into a monogamous based society....   [tags: monogamist relationships, social factors]

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Human Sexuality in Greek Poems

- The birth of the goddess from the castrated genitals of Uranus is an obvious allegory for how ancient poets viewed the nature of human sexuality. The images the Greek poets used to represent the erotic experience, figured as a type of suffering, a violent and intense aggression, are emphasized in the myth. When I was staring hypnotically at the painting, feeling a bit uncomfortable with Venus’ nudity, but mesmerized at the same time, I started to think of Aphrodite’s dual nature. Hesiod’s poem makes evident that the Aphrodite I was looking at was Aphrodite Urania, “born from the male alone and not as the result of sexual union” (MLS 189)....   [tags: Hesiod Poems, Aphrodite, Literary Analysis]

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Genetics and Human Sexuality

- Human sexuality plays a major role in everyone's life. Regardless, whether we are young or old, man or woman, American or Japanese, it is an integral part of what we do and who we are as a human species. Next to sleeping and eating, it seems that it is one of the most important drives we have to deal with as humans. That is, it takes up so much of our time in thought and behavior that it sometimes seems that every facet of our life revolves around this to a certain extent. Human sexual behavior is different from the sexual behavior of other animals, in that, it seems to be governed by a variety and interplay of different factors....   [tags: evolution, hormones]

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Human Sexuality

- Just as other interpersonal themes, sexual themes in film are often depictions of sexual themes that exist in real life relationships. For this very reason, it is very easy for a person to compare his relationships with that of a relationship shown in media or film. Some relationships are total train wrecks from the start while others are not necessarily ideal, but healthy. Although not seen very often, ideal couples in film are attributed with characteristics that are seen by society as desirable; youthful, attractive people who are hyper-sexual and affectionate....   [tags: sex education, It´s Complicated, sex]

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Human Sexuality

- We are born, we are named. We die, we are named. Be it the name of a new child or the title given to a hero who gives their life for the sake of many, a name is a sacred thing within our world. A name is a mark that follows us, identifies us, and lets us state our place in the world. Humans name everything we come in contact with – corporal or incorporeal. Every substance, action, or emotion has a name. Every state of being is labeled and defined. For centuries this powerful ability to give a name has been used in a variety of ways, some almost sacrilegious to the nearly spiritual act of defining yourself....   [tags: homosexual, sexual behavior, asexuality]

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Course Affects on My Views Regarding Sexuality

- Overall, I found the course to be freeing, liberating and challenging. I have what many think to be an unorthodox view regarding sexuality and the way that the physical union between husband and wife reflects our relationship with God. It was freeing to be confirmed in my open exploration and beliefs. It was liberating to apply areas of Penner’s readings to my marriage. It is good to introduce freshness to a marriage along the way and even more so as the years go by. I am challenged to new levels and depths of biblical thinking regarding sex and sexuality....   [tags: Human Sexuality]

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The Psychology of Human Sexuality in The Bird Cage

- The Psychology of Human Sexuality in The Bird Cage The Bird Cage, Starring Nathan Lane and Robbin Williams is a film that explores societies views of homosexuals through the medium of humor. By creating outrageously stereotyped homosexual men, the director, Mike Nichols creates an awareness in his viewers of the biases and stereotypes that they hold . The two gay male leads, Albert and Armand are owners of a nightclub in South Beach Florida. Armand (played by Robin Williams) is in a long-term relationship with Albert (played by Nathan Lane)....   [tags: The Bird Cage Sexuality Movies Film Essays]

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Sartre and the Rationalization of Human Sexuality

- Sartre and the Rationalization of Human Sexuality ABSTRACT: Sartre rationalizes sexuality much like Plato. Rationalization here refers to the way Sartre tries to facilitate explanation by changing the terms of the discussion from sexual to nonsexual concepts. As a philosophy which, above all, highlights those features of human existence which seem most resistant to explanation, one would expect existentialism to highlight sexuality as a category that is crucial for considering human existence....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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The Origins of Human Sexuality

- The Origins of Human Sexuality In their book Homicide, Martin Daly and Margo Wilson put forth a theory that challenges human societies common notion of human sexuality. They do this in an attempt to bring about a better understanding of homicide and male aggressiveness. According to Daly and Wilson, males instigate the overwhelming majority of "dangerous altercations" and they contend that this is due to "status competition." Status competition is the idea that males must aggressively compete for sexual access to females in order to pass on their genes....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Sexuality and Gender Differences

- Human Sexuality and Gender Differences The following research is a study of gender differences in selecting romantic partners. The goal of the study was to determine if males and females place different values on characteristics of the opposite sex, while selecting a romantic partner. To research this situation, surveys were distributed at random to both males and females. The survey asked these people to rank features they felt influenced their decision in selecting romantic partners. Through analysis of the surveys, it has discovered that men and women are more similar then expected....   [tags: Papers]

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Human Sexuality: How Do Men and Women Differ?

- The beginning of this short research essay began with the author explaining what the essay will be about. This essay primarily focuses on the differences and similarities of sexuality between men, women, gays, and lesbians. It also focuses on time, because throughout time, human sexuality has changed. New scientific evidence has also helped give new insight to the human mind and their most basic needs. The first topic that was approached in this essay was sexual desire among men, women, gays, and lesbians....   [tags: gay, emotions, culture]

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Neurobiology of Human Sexuality

- Neurobiology of Human Sexuality Human sexuality is a topic that has been taboo for many centuries. The orgasm, for example, is one aspect of sexuality that has been overlooked. In particular, the female orgasm is an important function to address because it's a subject that has been socially steeped in silence and shame, and is directly connected to female health in general. Not many people are willing to admit, that orgasms actually benefit a woman physically and psychologically in many ways (i.e....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Human Sexuality Research of Masters and Johnson

- Human Sexuality Research of Masters and Johnson Masters and Johnson were a pioneering team in the field of human sexuality, both in the domains of research and therapy. William Howell Masters, a gynecologist, was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1915. Virginia Eshelman Johnson, a psychologist, was born in Springfield, Montana in 1925. To fully appreciate their contribution, it is necessary to see their work in historic context. In 1948, Alfred C. Kinsey and his co-workers, responding to a request by female students at Indiana University for more information on human sexual behavior, published the book Sexual Behavior in the Human Male....   [tags: Papers]

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The Facts About Masturbation

- Alfred C. Kinsey is regarded as the first major figure in the research of human sexuality, more specifically masturbation. Kinsey was groundbreaking in his research on sexuality and made it possible to talk about sex. In the early 2000s, masturbation has become more accepted for both males and females yet there is still a stigma about discussing it openly (Wells, 2006). Societies and Cultures views on masturbation have changed over time and vary depending on who you are, where you are from, and the family you grew up in....   [tags: Human Sexuality]

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The Effects of Unhealthy Human Sexuality on Whole Person Health

- Unhealthy sexual activity has a profound effect on one’s mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being because there is a chemical release that occurs during orgasm that creates a bond between two people; soul ties are created with each sexual encounter; engaging in early sexual activity fosters unhealthy views; sexual abuse is somewhat common, and it is destructive; pornography and the lack of a father figure results in unhealthy views of one’s self. Exploring the chemical bond reveals that there has been much research in regards to the chemicals released in the brain during sexual activity and the effect that the bonds created during such activity has on one’s whole person health....   [tags: Academic Essays]

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Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

- Sex and relationship education (SRE) is supporting children through their moral, physical and psychological aspects of growing up to be an adult, and making sure they have knowledge on relationships, sex, human sexuality and sexual health (Sex Education Forum, 2010). There are three main elements in SRE, the first element is attitudes and values, which is about developing positive values and be able to consider moral issues before they make their decisions on having intercourse (Kirby, 2007). The second element is personal and social skills, which is about teaching children to have the confidence to value themselves and others to become respectful for individual conscience and the skills to...   [tags: human sexuality and sexual health]

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Sex Education In Schools

- “Indiana SB 454 requires accredited schools that provide instruction on human sexuality or sexually transmitted diseases to provide comprehensive sexual health education that is age appropriate, medically accurate and culturally sensitive. Requires schools to notify parents and allow parents to review the curriculum. Also allows parents to opt out,” 2013 Sex Education Legislation (NCSL, 2013). As sex education has been around for many years, it is changing year to year because of what is being taught in the curriculums....   [tags: abstinence, human sexuality]

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David LaChapelle and Fetichism

- In this essay I intend to prove that David LaChapelle’s work is more than just mere pornographic smut that at face value some would suggest, that his work is in fact an exposé on the deviant nature of human sexuality and addresses the subject of class and politics in England today. David LaChapelle’s 2002 ‘Aristocrats’ is the subject of this study, due to its provocative nature. LaChapelle displays have many different connotations within, making his work a great source of analysis for the purpose of this study, having never before considered the deliberate societal commentary hidden within the photograph’s underlying narrative....   [tags: aristocrats,human sexuality, ]

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The Impact of the Sexual Revolution on Choices Related to Sex

- In the study and discovery of human life and development, the inquiry of sexual development and behavior has greatly changed and impacted the course of human history. Human sexuality refers to “sex, gender identities and roles, sexual orientation, eroticism, pleasure, intimacy and reproduction. It is experienced and expressed in thoughts, fantasies, desires, beliefs, attitudes, values, behaviors, practices, roles and relationships.” (WHO, 2006a) The major shift towards human sexuality in America began in the 1960’s, and continued strongly throughout till the 1980’s; this specific period of time has been referred to as the American Sexual Revolution....   [tags: sexual revolution, human sexuality, pornography]

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Smut, Erotic Reality/obscene Ideology

- Smut, Erotic Reality/Obscene Ideology In the book Smut, Erotic Reality/ Obscene Ideology , by Murray Davis (1983), the author expresses the idea that the best source for studying human sexuality objectively is "soft core", rather than “hard core” pornography. (Davis p. xix). The purpose of this paper is to critique Davis's claim and to study what understanding of human sexuality someone might have if they used some other resource that is available today, in this case the Internet. Davis argues that , "hard core pornography is usually more abstract and less explicit than soft-core pornography"....   [tags: Murray Davis Human Sexuality Essays]

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A History of Sexuality

- Unlike sex, the history of sexuality is dependant upon society and limited by its language in order to be defined and understood. In his paper which is called Is There A History of Sexuality, Halperin drew a distinction between the topics of sexuality and of sex. He claimed that the two concepts are separate ideas. In Halperin's view, sex is a natural function that has not changed in many years, if ever at all. He says that sex “is a natural fact, grounded in the functioning of the body, and as such, it lies outside of history and culture” (Halperin 416)....   [tags: Sexuality ]

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Public Health Concerns with the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine

- Sexuality is an essential part of being a human being. Passionate emotions such as love, affection and sexual intimacy contribute to our overall well being and our healthy relationships. However, with these positive aspects of human sexuality, there are also several illness and unintended consequences that can severely affect our sexual health. With the incidence rate for the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) on the rise, it is important to address the public health concerns that are associated with disease....   [tags: Health, Vaccine, Sexuality]

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Human Sexual Response

- I. Introduction to the human sexual response A.Definition of sexual arousal B.Differentiation of cognitive vs reflex erection C.Models of sexual response patterns D.Intro to central vs peripheral nervous systems E.General intro to the brain areas activated in arousal F.Gender differences and why we’re only considering boys II. Information processing of sexual stimuli (1st component of sexual response) A.Detection of sexually-salient stimuli III. General arousal raising mechanisms (2nd component) A.Locus coeruleus/noradrenaline B.Studies of the transference of general to sexual arousal IV....   [tags: Sexuality ]

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Asserting Your Independence by Testing The Boundaries of Sexuality in "The Storm"

- caught in their own individual marital obligations to people other than themselves. The passion they have for each other, though, overtakes any kind of desire to stay committed to their spouses with minimal regrets as the story progresses. A great majority of the narrative in the “The Storm” implies that testing ones boundaries in human sexuality is one of the more passionate forms of asserting one’s own independence. This approach greatly contradicts the opposing beliefs of traditional cultures that have an extreme disapproval of any kind of experimentation or heavy passion outside of one’s own marriage....   [tags: The Storm, sexuality, Kate Chopin,]

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A Review of Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue

- Introduction This article “Sexuality and the Chronically Ill Older Adult: A Social Justice Issue” is published in the journal Sexuality and Disability and the authors are Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire. The article provides an overview and outline on sexuality in the older adult with a chronic illness. In today’s world, according to Verna C Pangman and Marilyn Seguire, sexuality for the older adult and the elderly is a “taboo” word, and if mentioned, fear and apprehension by the older adult and society develops....   [tags: Sexuality in Older Adult Population]

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Prostitution, Premature Ejaculation, and Abortion: Sexuality in America

- Introduction The reason I am writing this paper is to share the information I attained about human sexuality by learning about sexuality in a college setting and by exploring my sexuality through personal experiences. I do not consider myself to have experienced much exposure to sexual behavior but I do have a cultural bias to what I consider a heavy amount of exposure because the North American culture is considered more promiscuous and sexually active than other cultures. In order to further understand my experiences one must acknowledge the cultural background, which constructs my opinions towards sex, sexuality, and gender role....   [tags: sex, sexuality, gender roles, sexual identificaito]

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The Portrayal of Sexuality in the Media

- The media is a large part of our everyday lives; everywhere we go we can find a source of media. It influences our thoughts, feelings and behaviours every day as it is a huge influence in today’s society. Society heavily relies on the media to show them what is in the norm and what is going on in the world. The media also serves as another way to display the normative of the society. Sexuality is a big part in the media and what is appropriate sexuality. The media negatively affects the people who do not fit society’s ideal normative....   [tags: classification of sexuality]

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The Right to Sexuality

- Imagine if you were mistreated, abused or even murdered by your government and its people, purely due to the fact that your sexual orientation is not considered normal. Gay and transgender people are denied many of the basic liberties that we take for granted. In many countries across the world this is the plight of homosexual and transgender people, as they struggle for their Right to Sexuality. The Right to Sexuality is expressed as, “Every woman, man, youth and child has the human right to freedom of sexual orientation....   [tags: netherlands, gay, transgender]

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Gender and Sexuality

- Gender and sexuality can be comprehended through social science. Social science is “the study of human society and of individual relationships in and to society” (free dictionary, 2009). The study of social science deals with different aspects of society such as politics, economics, and the social aspects of society. Gender identity is closely interlinked with social science as it is based on an identity of an individual in the society. Sexuality is “the condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex” (free dictionary, 2009)....   [tags: Sociology, Gender Roles, Stereotypes ]

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Sexual Dimorphism and Human Evolution

- Introduction The topic of gender differences must understandably be approached with caution in our modern world. Emotionally charged and fraught with ideas about political correctness, gender can be a difficult subject to address, particularly when discussed in correlation to behavior and social behavior. Throughout history, many people have strove to understand what makes men and women different. Until the modern era, this topic was generally left up to religious leaders and philosophers to discuss....   [tags: Anthropology Dimorphism Evolution Sexuality]

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Readings on Sexuality and Racism

- Readings on Sexuality As I begun to read chapter four I thought that it would be one of the most interesting and informative for me. The further I got in to the reading I realized I couldn’t relate too much of what was said. The first concept I chose was a basic for the chapter, sexuality is not instinctive but learned from our families, our peers, sex education in school, popular culture, negotiations with partners, and listening to our own bodies. I have never thought about my sexuality in that way....   [tags: Sexuality Sex Racism Racist Essays]

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The Introduction to the History of Sexuality by Foucault

- ... With this method, people will be aware of what is normal and abnormal to do and it will prevent them from doing unacceptable acts. According to Foucault, modern societies begin to develop these discourses on sexuality and because they are so inscribed in us that is a way to control individuals’ sexuality by causing fear on us that keep us organized and shape societies. Many people will think there are ways in which people can reveal and Foucault leaves that as an option; nonetheless, those people resisting will just generate another discourse that entails some power....   [tags: morality, sexual science]

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The Purpose of Sexuality in African Carvings

- The Purpose of Sexuality in African Carvings Unlike sexuality in western carvings where sexual orientation goes beyond heterosexuality, in African art sexuality was limited to heterosexuality. A critical analysis of African carvings demonstrate that apart from expressing the society’s perception of sexuality, deities were also assigned sex in most instances incorporating both male and female organs. This does not imply that sexuality in African art has also experienced the sexuality debates like western art....   [tags: sexual orientation, heterosexuality]

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The Impact of Sex in the Media on Society

- According to a poll of 10 to 16 year olds done by the advocacy group Children Now, "77 percent say that there is too much premarital sex on T.V., while 62 percent say sex on T.V. and in movies influences kids to have sex when they are too young" (Clark, "Sex, Violence"). The influences of the media is felt everywhere and especially in terms of human sexuality. Everything from TV commercials to the newspaper has some form of sex in it, usually to keep the audience interested. In modern society, the changing times as well as media executives wanting more ratings(and therefore money) have lead to teenagers more willing to try sexual acts at a younger age and the country being more openminded ab...   [tags: Sexuality ]

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Gender and Sexuality in Hollywood Films

- The American black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese was released December 25, 2013 and stars the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Margot Robbie. While on face value The Wolf of Wall Street looks like a film about excessive cocaine binges, long evenings filled with men with cigarettes, large portions of alcoholic consumption, having many sexual escapades with various women and even dwarf tossing from time to time, the film is deeply rooted in perception gender within the genre of The Wolf of Wall Street....   [tags: cinematography, stereotyping]

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Gender and Sexuality in Culture

- Diversity or rather, the lack of understanding diversity may be one of the most prevalent issues in the world today. Though the World Wide Web has bridged the cultural gap some, it will never fully or accurately reveal the truth simply because it is difficult to fully understand cultural meanings from an outsider’s perspective. Before the internet, careers in anthropology and similar fields made information available through ethnographic readings and studies. A key inquiry anthropologists seek to answer is the distinction between and role of sex, gender, and sexuality within each separate culture....   [tags: Sociology]

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Foucauldian Notion and Sexuality

- The very term Sexualit­‘ies’ bursts the notion of sexuality as a monolith institution. It underlines the fact that there is more than one form of sexuality which are often suppressed and constantly marginalised to legitimise and uphold the dominant norm. However I will use the terms ‘Sexuality’ and ‘Sexualities’ as interchangeable in this paper. I will begin by tracing various approaches that have historically been adopted to understand sexuality. Then I will discuss sexuality as a form of desire (transgression of heteronormative ideal) and how the women’s movement in India is conceptualizing it....   [tags: freud, cultural, normative]

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Sexuality is Socially Constructed

- The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sexuality as a) the quality and state of being sexual, b) the condition of having sex, c) sexual activity, and d) the expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive, and it cites the first use of the word at around the year 1800. Human beings experienced their own sexuality prior to 1800; however, it was not until the late nineteenth century when the ideas heterosexuality and homosexuality were initially formulated. As sexuality is the result of social interactions, one’s sex, class, and race all play large roles in defining sexuality, whether it be to others or simply on a personal level....   [tags: Heterosexuality, Gender Hierarchy]

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Reconciling Sexuality with Spirituality

- At first perusal, Anne Bradstreet’s writing adheres to a very Puritan sensibility: she argues that women, though they are worthy individuals, are naturally inferior to men and that earthly treasures are mere distractions from heavenly eternity. But, woven beneath the surface of her poems is the subtle revelation of her sexuality. Bradstreet eroticizes the complex relationship between nature, religion, her husband and herself, seemingly contradicting her religion, but by contextualizing the sexuality in religious terms, she shows that sexuality can be reconciled with spirituality....   [tags: Poetry Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Personal Views on Human Life and Behaviors

- Introduction The nature of human beings is dictated by several factors that include the idea of nature and nurture. I believe one of the most important factors in this case is nurture since it works concurrently with the nature in shaping someone’s personal conduct. Nurture helps to instill certain moral ideals in a person so that they are able to cope in their own surroundings. The main role I find that moral ideals take in shaping human nature is the fact that they help in creating human beings who live in accordance with societal moral ideals....   [tags: nurture, moral, ideals, ethics, human]

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Popular Culture Affect Gender and Sexuality

- Gender is a sociological factor which is a set of relationships, attributes, roles, beliefs and attitudes of human. On the other hand, sexuality can be referred into two traits. First is Biological; second is Physiological. Biological trait is about the difference of sex organs, the production of estrogen or testosterone. Physiological trait is about the difference of facial features, size of bones, shoulders, muscles, fatty issues. According to American Psychological Association, gender and sexuality impacts and is impacted by cultural, political, legal, and philosophical aspects of life....   [tags: media, communications, popular culture]

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Gender and Sexuality in The Piano

- Gender and Sexuality in The Piano The Piano examines the construction of sexuality in nineteenth century colonial New Zealand within the discourses of power that shaped this era. Different discourses of gender and race and their interactions are presented in order to support a narrative critique of the European patriarchal ideology as dominant social structure.     In the opening sequence of the film, the viewer is immediately presented with an image of marriage as entirely contractual: "Today he married me to a man I've not yet met." The protagonist, although she has already been established as strong-willed and non-conforming, is accepting but not altogether optimistic about the arrangem...   [tags: Piano Essays]

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Intersecting Factors: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Immigration

- The United States was founded through means of immigration; immigrants from everywhere and anywhere around the world. Who are they. How did they get here. Why did they come. Many of these questions can be answered when considering how race, gender, and sexuality affect immigration. Immigration means something to different to everyone and for some it forced, while for others, it is a choice. For some it means pursuing the “American Dream,” for others it may be breaking away from political and religious persecution, but nonetheless, it is always a test....   [tags: Social Issues, Erica Rands, Susan Pierce]

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Exploring Sexuality in Taming of the Shrew

- Exploring Sexuality in Taming of the Shrew                                  Human sexuality underlies many of the happenings of "Taming of the Shrew."  It affects the conflicts, theme, and resolution of the play.  It becomes evident throughout the play that sexual behavior denotes whether a character is thought of  as good or evil (not necessarily good evil as meant in conventional terms, but rather as a "nice" character versus a "waspish" or "mean' character).         In the beginning of the play, there is an obvious conflict between Kate and her sister, Bianca.  This conflict stems from the fact that their father favors Bianca, as well as the fact that Bianca ha...   [tags: Taming Shrew Essays]

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Literary Review of Sexuality and Gender in Science Fiction Literature

- Literary Review My argument is that SF literature offers a utopian hope for the future where individual differences are no longer criticized. To conduct this literature review I used multiple information sources to examine issues of gender and sexuality within science fiction literature. None of these sources claim to have produced a conclusive work on the interpretation of gender and sexuality in SF. Some of what I have read seems to be a general overview while some is more focused, but everything clearly references other theorists, studies and texts to back up the arguments made....   [tags: Masculinity, Utopia, Queer Narratives]

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Such A Beast!: Sexuality And Humanization In Dracula

- Over the course of cinematic history, many filmmakers have attempted to recreate the chilling, unprecedented world of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Arguably very few have succeeded, for the majority of directors tend to avoid the pervasive sexuality inherent in the novel. It is a difficult task to achieve, considering the blatant imagery surrounding sex and vampirism, such as the reproduction following a vampiric encounter and the phallocentric nature of the violence committed both by and against these creatures: penetration is involved in their hunting, and one must impale them with a stake in order to destroy them....   [tags: Dracula Film History Analysis]

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Emerging Adulthood and Sexuality in Latin American Immigrants in Madrid

- ... Do they believe that there are differences about sexual and reproductive health issues between their countries and Spain. Are they having different behaviours than in their origin countries and, if yes, which ones. Migration has been associated with HIV risk, among other STI´s.9-11 But it has been rarely studied in specific migrants groups. Also the comparative between sexual practices before and after migration are necessary for future results comparison. In the sample we can see a very clear pattern in which Mexicans and Argentineans do not demonstrate any real changes in their sexual practices, while most Bolivians and Ecuadorians do find changes, although not necessarily in their...   [tags: reproduction, culture, health]

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Gender Issues and Sexuality in Marge Piercy's "Sex Wars"

- Sex Wars; a title provocative enough to garner not only a second look when encountered on an overcrowded bookshelf, but undoubtedly a perfunctory lift from the shelf and a superficial perusal. If you do delve deeper into the novel by Marge Piercy you come to see that Sex alludes to gender and the relationship between men and women; not just the act. War denotes power, agency; a struggle to gain it, fought in our own cities not on some far off shores. It isn't peculiar that Marge Piercy would devote over four hundred pages to such a struggle....   [tags: Marge Piercy, Sex Wars, sexuality, gender, ]

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Morality of Sexuality

- In our society there are many hate crimes and senseless murders against targeted citizens. In a story from CNN, a twenty year old, African American man was brutally beat by four aggressors, while walking into a convenience store. When he came out he was jumped unexpectedly by men outside the store. While assaulting the man they yelled “no faggots in Jack City”. Jack City is nickname for a suburban area in Atlanta, Georgia where the assailants lived. Humiliation played a big part in this incident because while Brandon White was being assaulted, non-violent participants where videotaping the whole incident (Basu, Moni, Police Arrest...)....   [tags: Religion, homosexuality, New Testament]

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Human Genetic Engineering: Dreams and Nightmares

- Technological breakthroughs and advancements have occurred so rapidly since the dawn of the information age, that one often overlooks the great power humanity holds over the building blocks of life itself. While our understanding and mapping of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequences has been slow coming since Friedrich Miescher’s isolation of the double-helix shaped molecule, efforts in recent decades to map the human genome have opened many doors to the potential manipulation of life’s basic elements....   [tags: human genome, human genetics, cloning]

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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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Sex Sells, But At What Cost: American Apparel

- “Sex sells” has been used as an excuse to exploit and humiliate women through advertising for years. It is seen everywhere: television, movies, magazines, billboards, literally any place that can have an advertisement put in/on it. One company that specializes in advertisements composed of sexualizing women in order to sell their clothes is American Apparel. For years, they have created degrading ads that make the average believe they need to look like these images in order to feel good about themselves....   [tags: Sexuality ]

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Sexuality in the New Arcadia

- Mustafa Rana The focus of this essay is to explore sexuality presented by Philoclea in the New Arcadia. Philoclea cultivates a relationship towards another women in the book. Yet readers understand that Zelmane is in fact Pyrocles. Sidney allows the reader to be given the impression that until Pyrocles admits to be Zelmane, Philoclea would be shown to have a homosexual tendencies. Philoclea herself is certain that a same-sex friendship is giving way to sexual desire. It becomes easy for us to think of the man with whom she is in love as a woman....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Sexuality of Pablo Picasso

- Pablo Picasso is generally considered one of the best and most influential artists of the modernist era and perhaps of all time. His personal life was anything but stable, marked by a vast sex drive that caused him to have multiple wives and mistresses, constantly searching for new women as he lost interest with his former lovers. This womanizing aspect of his personality and the tumultuous times in his life resulting from it had a great effect on his art. A large number of his works have a sexual component to them, such as nudity, phallic and vaginal imagery, and depictions of sexual acts....   [tags: Biography]

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Analysis of Excess in Sexuality According to Sigmond Freud and Leo Bersani´s Theories

- Sexual excess is an antithetical idea, one that denotes both liberated pleasure and contemptible transgression. Therefore, it is also an idea that rests on the assumption of boundaries and an insatiable desire, one that needs to move beyond normative parameters in order to achieve pleasure. Whether it is the uncontainable physical sensations, the decision to avoid the “talk” with children, or even the inability to construct emotions into words, the notion of excess spawns from the inevitable interconnection of morality with modern sexuality....   [tags: Shame, Stimuli, Morality]

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Pre-Research Topic - A View of Social Stigmatization of Women´s Sexuality

- Statement of Purpose Throughout an American woman’s lifetime we are told to be lady-like, classy, sophisticated, non-masculine. We are taught that if we are like a man, we are unworthy. If we are sexual beings, we are manly; only men think of sex. As women, sex is taught to be for reproduction, not pleasure. But what if these ideals were not taught. What if sex were not socially stigmatized for women, but was praised as it is for men. Better yet, the question that should be the most focused on here is, if not for the social stigma presented to women, would they have the same sexual drive, urges, and thoughts as men....   [tags: Gender, Roles]

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Emerging Adulthood, Regular Migration and Sexuality: Latin American Immigrants in Madrid

- The main idea of this paper is to discuss about the sexual and reproductive health of Latin American immigrants in Madrid, briefly approaching three different questions: do they believe that there are differences about sexual and reproductive health issues between what they lived in their countries and Spain?; are they having different behaviors in Spain than in their origin countries and, if yes, which ones?; and finally, what do they perceived about sexual health services and access in Spain. Regular Latin American immigrant's sexuality in Europe has been rarely addressed by researchers....   [tags: Spain, health services, machismo]

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MALE DOMINANCE AND FEMALE SEXUALITY IN MEASURE FOR MEASURE AND THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

- Constructed upon the model of the ‘tale of the unjust judge’, Measure for Measure presents us with an ambiance which is scarcely typical of Shakespearean comedy. The play is soaked through and through with libidinal urge, sexual appetite, abuse of authority and real threat of dishonour and death, and the characters are not at all light-hearted about life as they usually are in Shakespearean comedy. Prison houses, brothels, judgement chambers and rather uncomfortably enclosed and dark places are the locations where much of the action takes place....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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Women's Sexuality

- Women of society from the earliest of times to the present day have faced a multitude of struggles. The issue of sexuality is especially critical to the lives of women. If one’s personality is the set of characteristics about them, including attitude, interests, emotionality and behavioral patterns, than sexuality is a part of that identity. As people we take pride in who we are, and are taught that self-esteem is important to our mental health. In our society however, women are programmed to shame their sexualities, and in turn, themselves....   [tags: Women Oppression]

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Female Sexuality

- The female sexuality plays the very important role in both DRACULA and MAXIMUM GAGA. They both talk about the virginity and dissoluteness in female sexuality, but have different views about it. In DRACULA, only virginity is accepted; dissoluteness is completely intolerable. Stoker thinks virginity is very precious, and he want the readers know that women will be punished for being lascivious, so each female character has different ending in terms of their virginity. In MAXIMUM GAGA, Lara didn’t give an exact attitude about the virginity and dissoluteness in female sexuality; she thinks they can exist at the same time....   [tags: Literary Themes, argumentative, persuasive]

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Divinity, Sexuality and the Self in Whitman’s Song of Myself

- Divinity, Sexuality and the Self in Whitman’s Song of Myself Through his poetry, Whitman's "Song of Myself" makes the soul sensual and makes divine the flesh. In Whitman's time, the dichotomy between the soul and the body had been clearly defined by centuries of Western philosophy and theology. Today, the goodness of the soul and the badness of the flesh still remain a significant notion in contemporary thought. Even Whitman's literary predecessor, Emerson, chose to distinctly differentiate the soul from all nature....   [tags: Song of Myself Essays]

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Personal Environemnt and Sexuality: How My Environment Influenced my Views on Sexuality

- Everyone regardless of background or culture has a specific set of beliefs or values. These beliefs and values can vary from being simply not liking to lie, to believing that homosexuality is a sin. Human beings can develop their particular set of beliefs and values through life experiences or even through reading a book. Almost every person has a moral code which they use to differentiate whether a specific problem is morally wrong or morally right. Sexual issues are some of the most debated of these problems....   [tags: morally, issues, religion, culture]

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Feminine Sexuality and Passion in Kate Chopin's The Storm

- Feminine Sexuality and Passion in Kate Chopin's The Storm        In Kate Chopin's short story The Storm, the narrative surrounds the brief extramarital affair of two individuals, Calixta and Alcée. Many critics do not see the story as a condemnation of infidelity, but rather as an affirmation of human sexuality. This essay argues that "The Storm" may be interpreted as an affirmation of feminine sexuality and passion as well as a condemnation of its repression by the constraints of society.             If one is to attempt to interpret The Storm, it becomes necessary to examine the conditions surrounding the story's genesis....   [tags: Kate Chopin Storm Essays Papers]

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Sexuality in Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

- In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the young Viola, having once lost her brother in a shipwreck, realizes that dressing up as a boy herself is the best way to continue living and thriving and looking for him. This play shows how much respect Shakespeare had for women more than ever, as Viola can do anything that a man can do. In addition to that, the serving-woman Maria proves herself perfectly capable of tricking Malvolio, enough so to make everyone in town to think he has gone completely mad. Both of these women are headstrong and sure of themselves and just itching to prove to the men in the play that none of them can think of themselves as better than the women....   [tags: Viola, LGBT, women]

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Sexuality and Television

- Sexuality and Television After viewing only a few hours of television I asked myself, “How is it that people can spend as many as 20 hours watching television per week?” A whole day wasted, and what has come out of it. More garbage that will further distort any real comprehension held about what it means to be a male or a female. What it means to be male or female in the American culture cannot be defined with simple words, but yet can be easily distorted when viewing any commercial on television....   [tags: Papers]

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Society and Sexuality in Waiting for the Barbarians and The History of Sexuality

- Society and Sexuality in Waiting for the Barbarians, and The History of Sexuality   Within our modern minds reside two very different ways in which we deal with the subject of sexuality. The conceptual framework of modern society, to some extent, has developed out of past notions about the body. We can see that springing from our historical roots, issues concerning sexuality have been dealt with through mutual feelings of desire and disgust. The relationship between these two opposed feelings arises from a dual sense of our awareness of our sexuality....   [tags: Waiting for the Barbarians Essays]

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The Difference between Gender Identity and Gender Role

- Today in the world there have been more people interested in their sexuality and how to understand it. Many people have tried to control certain feelings and interests in their gender and human sexuality topic. Modern researchers have found different reasoning’s why an individual would want to hide who they really are or become someone else. Research dates all the way back to the Victorian period and what they thought about sex in general. American Biologist Alfred Kinsey talks about sexology because he did sex research into human sexuality in 1947....   [tags: sexuality, gender differences]

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Discourse of Sex and the Creation of Docile Bodies

- ... It was treated as a disease by using various “scientific” technologies such as conversion therapy, which used medication and electric shock treatments in an effort to treat and cure the “affliction.” However, according to Foucault, as the episteme, or characteristic of the way of thinking at any one time, changed, homosexuality was no longer viewed as a disease that needed treatment. Thus, the so-called true discourses concerning sex were based on collective and accepted societal thoughts, how people operated in the world, and what was said to be true....   [tags: sexuality, michael focault]

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Gender and Sexuality in The Piano

- Gender and Sexuality in The Piano "THERE IS A SILENCE WHERE HATH BEEN NO SOUND THERE IS A SILENCE WHERE NO SOUND MAY BE IN THE COLD GRAVE, UNDER THE DEEP DEEP SEA." With these words, The Piano ends and leaves me in a state of confusion about what point the film was trying to express. The film by Jane Campion has been compared to the likes of Wuthering Heights and has been highly lauded for championing freedom of women’s sexuality and identity. Many critics, though, have debated on the final meanings of the film....   [tags: Piano Essays]

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Treatment of Female Sexuality in Last Tango in Paris

- ... But most importantly, this film explores female sexuality and sexual power structures in a unique way. The treatment of female sexuality in Italian film also gives us a historical dialectism because we are exposed to the treatment and regard of women at that particular point in history, both when the film took place as well as when the film was created. To begin, the treatment of female sexuality in the masterpiece of a film, Last Tango in Paris. Last Tango in Paris, or Ultimo tango a Parigi, was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1972....   [tags: film analysis]

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A Vampire’s Touch: Exploring Sexual Nature in Dracula

- Jonathan and Sexuality Jonathan Harker, Mina Murray’s fiancé, represents a typical human dealing with sexual desires. He knows for certain that he wants to marry and spend the rest of his life with Mina but still struggles with natural, sexual urges. The reader clearly detects Jonathan’s struggle when he encounters the three vampire ladies in Dracula’s castle. As he lies there, Jonathan feels “an agony of delightful anticipation,” and also describes one of the ladies as having “a deliberate voluptuousness which was both thrilling and repulsive” (38-39)....   [tags: sexuality in vampire literature]

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Violence and Sexuality in Video Games

- Violence and Sexuality in Video Games Unlike popular belief, the first violent video game was not Mortal Kombat. The killing started with a game called Death Race 2000 released in 1976 by Exidy Software. It was based on a B movie by the same title and features the main theme of the movie in the game: to run people over. You control the car to run over people, and the people you have killed become a cross. Needless to say, the game was quick to draw attentions towards it. The criticism from Americans all over the nation eventually got the game pulled off the market....   [tags: Video Games]

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Sherwood Anderson’s Expression of Sexuality and Loneliness

- Living in Ohio for the majority of his life, Sherwood Anderson based many of his stories on city life in Ohio. Anderson’s short stories were influenced by not only his surroundings, but also by his life-shaping events that occurred in his youth. Throughout the stories “Sophistication” and “Hands”, Sherwood Anderson expresses his astute knowledge of loneliness and isolation in relation to the protagonists’ sexuality, while also differentiating the root of these emotions in each character’s lifestyle as he continues through life and overcomes its obstacles....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Love and Sexuality in Hamlet

- The aim of this paper is to analyze the themes of love and sexuality in one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, Hamlet. As a playwright, Shakespeare depicted human nature profoundly, therefore, in Hamlet we may find as many kinds of love as the number of relationships that are described and intermingled. There is romantic love, paternal and maternal love, and friendship, which is love among people of the same rank, class or sex. The love present in some of these relationships is sometimes connected or overlapped with sexuality, even in cases where it is not expected to....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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A Correlation Between Sexuality, Power, and Gender Inequality of Women

- In this essay I conduct a close reading of Hakim’s thesis which considers the correlation between sexuality, power and gender inequality. I suggest that Hakim’s work merits attention as it reflects the current debate concerning women’s sexuality and power within the sex industry. Using prostitution as my main argument, I will outline her central theme erotic capital—is overstretched and downplays structures of race, class and age that largely effect women’s access to socio-economic capital. Furthermore, I communicate ways that Hakim might counteract her critics, but conclude her theory as being indefensible.    The central thesis of this book builds on Bourdieu's analysis of the forms of c...   [tags: sex, industry, prostituation]

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Twilight: Gender Representations and Sexuality in Vampire Tales

- ... This story also contains some sexual components like virginity and fornication, but the gist of this story is depicting pure evil, malicious character, Lord Ruthven, and the relationship with his companion, Aubrey. "He sucked their blood, he threw their flesh… cut off their lips, and put their heads window" vampires played with girls, and they kept them until dark only to kill them which shows another example of the evilness of vampires (Murgoci 342). As stated above, the early fictional literature and film portrayals of vampires made them fear-inducing creatures; henceforth, they grew more sophisticated, attractive and humane with time....   [tags: romantic sci-fi movie, modern vampires]

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Sexual Expression: Defining Joyce’s Characters

- Sexual Expression: Defining Joyce’s Characters James Joyce uses sexuality throughout his works to establish an intimate and relatable bond between the reader and the characters in his works. All of Joyce’s works address issues in sexuality, which presents the idea that sexuality was of upmost importance to him. Given that sex is a large part of human existence, it is a good way to get the attention of the reader. A substantial amount of characters throughout Ulysses and A Portrait of the Artist as A Young Man are driven by sexual desire....   [tags: James Joyce, Writer, Sexuality]

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The Politics of Sexuality in E.M. Forster’s Maurice

- Modernist writings have always been hailed for its nuanced relationship with sexuality. This paper looks at the ways E.M. Forster, one of the modernist writers on the fringes, deals with the discourses of sexuality different in ways different from other high modernists against the backdrop of the socio-cultural milieu which was extremely intolerant to homosexuality through his novel Maurice, written in 1913-14 and published posthumously in 1971. To what extent Forster’s homosexuality and his novel on same sex love negotiate with other homosexual writers and activists of the period....   [tags: Homosexuality in Literature]

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