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  • The Theme of Desire in The Alchemy of Desire

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    Tarun Tejpal’s The Alchemy of Desire(2005) is a narrative about Desire .The novel opens with the quote: “Love is not the greatest glue between two people, Sex is” and ends with “Sex is not the greatest glue between two people, Love is….” (The Alchemy of Desire, 3,518) Amid the quotes, Tarun Tejpal explores what he calls, “The Alchemy of Desire”. The word ‘Alchemy’ has a scientific origin which means creation, combination or transformation from something very original and base to very valuable.(Concise

  • Mental Desire In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    In periods of uncertainty, mankind’s most cherished skill is the ability to change. When she arrives on her sister’s doorstep, the tragic hero of Tennessee Williams’ play A Streetcar Named Desire, Blanche DuBois, is blatantly out of place. However, with no where else to go, the former aristocrat arrives at the home of Stella and her husband Stanley in downtown New Orleans. Once there, Blanche seeks refuge from reality through the acceptance of men. However, Stanley, identifies Blanche’s compulsive

  • Desire: The Power Of Desire In Astrophil Lament

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    defined as desire. Desire is an emotion and it is the focus of the poem “Astrophil Laments” which convinces the reader of the power of this emotion. “Astrophil Laments” is a lyrical allegory sonnet consisting of one stanza without a known author or published date. It is written in third person omniscient point of view and focuses on the power of emotions, desire in particular. Through the authors use of sound and diction the poem emits the depth, strength and unpredictability of the power of desire. Sound

  • The Theme Of Desire In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at – Elysian Fields.’, which is effective as it encourages the audience to realise the importance of these different locations. Blanches desire is what she has followed which has led to a kind of death within herself. This is suggested in the name ‘Cemeteries’. The noun ‘Desire’ is used here to refer to Blanche’s past, both with Allan and in Laurel. The desire that she experienced with Allan was a desire for love

  • Theme Of Desire In A Streetcar Named Desire

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    naturally gravitates towards the inhuman. The life of Blanche DuBois, the protagonist of Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire is derailed by lust: the lechery of her ancestors causes the loss of the family home, her husband’s lust leads to suicide, and her own sexuality forces her to leave her occupation and her hometown in disgrace. After taking the streetcars Desire and Cemeteries, Blanche seeks refuge from reality in the home of her sister Stella and her masculine and somewhat barbaric husband

  • Unconscious Desire

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    Unconscious Desire One of the facets of psychoanalytic theory is the role of the unconscious and the conscious. For many psychoanalytic theorists, the conscious observes and records external reality. They claim that the conscious is the basis of reason and analytical thought while the unconscious merely accumulates and retains our memories. Therefore, many theorists believed that the conscious was solely accountable for our behavior and actions (Bressler 121). However, Freud challenged this

  • Desires for freedom

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    Desire for Freedom and Desire for Limitations on Freedom      People have the desire for freedom as well as a desire for limitations on their freedom. Freedom and the limitations on freedom are both needed to live peacefully. Absolute freedom cannot be achieved because when you take away limitations you take away a freedom. With out rules governing our society, people would be able to do what they want to each other with out fear of punishment. An examination of the advantages

  • Selfish Desire

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    want to attain their desires. Sometimes desire is such a strong urge that it cannot be avoided. Many people desire to have possessions that do not satisfy their needs. People often crave materialistic items that are luxuries like money, expensive house and cars, and expensive clothing and jewelry. I often confuse materialistic items with my needs. My desire is so strong that these seemingly important treasures often push past my needs. As a child, I would often use my desires for selfish reasons.

  • Desires in Macbeth

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    to be so overreaching about things that a narrow, personal ambition that not only benefits yourself but others around you will be at a potential threat of disappearing. Throughout Shakespeare's tragic drama Macbeth, there is primarily uncontrolled desire. The play demonstrates what can potentially happen when one pursues power at the expense of everything else. In order for certain individuals to reach such happiness, desperate measures will be committed and these individuals will realize that a stupendous

  • Consequences of Desire

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    many obstacles that can get in the way of achieving this goal and the main one is our desires. Desire is a strong feeling of something we want or wish to have. Our desire negatively impacts our life because it detaches our body both physically and emotionally from our mind which then influences us to make morally wrong decisions. In The Book of Job, one of the main themes is desire, more specifically the desire to know the actuality. Job is a wealthy man living in a land of Uz with his family minding