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  • Sincere Irreverence

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    A prominent theme in The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is the question of earnestness or sincerity. At the core of the play’s exploration of earnestness is the playwright’s social criticism for the substitution of moral values for aesthetic values. Wilde pokes fun at the notion of morality as a set rules dictating what people should and shouldn’t do. For Wilde, “earnestness” contains false morality as well as false truth. It is for this reason that Wilde makes a point to contrast his

  • Generations: Probity in Photojournalism

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    well known and respected in the photojournalism field, probity reaches out through their photos with the presence of its’ own soul. Elizabeth Anstead, the author of the article, was all too convinced of this fact trying to expose an alter ego in photojournalism. The alter ego, that is all too often overshadowed by those of poor taste and more so as time goes by, receives the respect and glory that she surmises as overdue. Modern photographers tend to chase personal success, in turn placing a cover over

  • The Importance of Being Earnest

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    she loves Ernest only for his name. This just adds to the satirizing of courtship because the girl only will marry him because he has the name Ernest. The characters Lady Bracknell’s and Al... ... middle of paper ... ... invent these fictitious alter egos so they are able to escape the restraints of propriety. However, different members of the society have different viewpoints of what is decent and what is not. A paradox within the play is the impossibility of being earnest and moral within the

  • Catherine & Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

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    instead a “part of a specific psychological pattern”(Tytler).Through Catherine and Heathcliff’s childhoods as unloved outcasts, Brontë demonstrates that their development as adults is hindered, creating a void in their personalities that they fill with alter egos. Both Catherine and Heathcliff grow up in environments of neglect and abandonment, causing them to develop voids in their personalities. Mr. Earnshaw brings Heathcliff to Wuthering Heights, and he says “but you must e’en take it as a gift from

  • The Importance Of Language Identity

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    acquisition took place earlier in life and the cultural barriers are eroded in one way or another. Early language acquisition is important as near-native mastery is very unlikely otherwise. To fulfill the cultural requirement, one must be able to build an alter ego that respects the cultural norms of the community that speaks that language, which should be easy enough to be attainable, but hard enough to provide a solid and meaningful basis for the

  • Primary And Secondary Process In Sonya Hartnett's Surrender

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    Sigmund Freud used his system of the unconscious and the conscious to further explain how people think and analyze the events around them and the decisions they make by creating the concept of primary and secondary processes. The primary process is represented by the unconscious and the secondary process is represented by the conscious. The primary process is the unfiltered, raw thoughts or decisions one makes. The secondary process is the reasonable, more logical thoughts and actions. The primary

  • Argumentative Essay On Social Media

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    Many individuals today are easily distracted by the use of technology, in staying connected to the virtual world that online social networks have created. This time consuming activity appears to be more important to individuals, as they end up missing valuable life lessons and talents because they needed to update their news feed, talk about the latest gossip, or take a selfie to post for everyone to see. These kinds of individuals, who are glued to technology, lose the opportunity for face-to-face

  • William Golding's Lord of the Flies and John Knowles' A Separate Peace

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    are not physically alike but have reflecting and opposite personalities. These two people are shadows of one another and resemble the duality of good vs. evil. These types of counterpart characters are known as doppelgangers. A doppelganger is an alter ego of one's charisma. In William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and John Knowles’ A Separate Peace, the characters Ralph/Jack and Gene/Finny represent doppelgangers, explaining how they complement each other and maintain supremacy. One significant pair

  • Dysfunction in a World of Order

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    Carson McCullers “Reflections of a Golden Eye” is a story about the lives of a six dysfunctional people living on an army post during peacetime. The characters lives are entwined both public and private, but when the private becomes public it reveals a truth that leads to path of destruction. Private Williams is a solitary man full of secrets and desires. Captain Weldon Penderton, a closeted homosexual, and his cheating wife Lenora have a fiery relationship. Major Morris Langdon, who is having

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    in love with Algernon's cousin Gwendolen Fairfax (Frances O’connor), a composed, sophisticated women who is trapped by her mother. When Algernon finds out the truth about Jack’s double life as Earnest, he finds perfect sense of it because he has an alter ego as well, Bunbury. This compels him to sneak away to Jack’s Hertfordshire estate to see where he is from. He introduces him self as at the estate as brother Earnest... ... middle of paper ... ...think they are. If you are a serious person looking