Female Form Essays

  • Women Artists and the Female Form

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    Women Artists and the Female Form "The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told." Cindy Sherman Cindy Sherman is an American born artist (b.1954) who grew up in Long Island. Her family was not particularly involved with the arts, so she developed her interest in the arts during her college days. She began with painting, but felt frustrated with its limitations and decided to pursue photography. She is one of the most esteemed photographers of the late

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

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    pleasure in looking (scopohilia) and a pleasure in possessing the female as what to be looked at (voyeurism) fufills the audience’s desires, Mulvey suggests how filmmakers use this knowledge to create film that panders to our innate desires. In “Meshes of the Afternoon” by Maya Deren and “Vertigo” by Alfred Hitchcock, it is seen that Mulvey’s argument—the desire to look, the hunting, seeking, and watching, and harnessing of the female form is natural human desire. Deren and Hitchcock will use entirely

  • Myth and Violence in The Waste Land

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    violent act) is a pre-requisite for creation. Furthermore, myth entails specific, violent acts against the human form as means for purgation and purification. On another level, creation is a violent exploit not only through its relationship to destruction, but also through its relationship to sexuality. The sex act, the animal process of creation, is an act of violence against the female for... ... middle of paper ... ...t regenerate, and his very use of structured myth conveys through contrast

  • The Lotus And The Nile

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    survive and resprout after long droughts, and the seed's ability to remain viable for many years (Edwards, 1998). In China it was regarded as a religious symbol, and a symbol of feminine beauty. Similarly in India, it was compared with the human female form, and in their legends they believe that Brahma, their creator of the universe, sprang from a lotus-like blossom (Edwards, 1998). The Japanese saw a representation of purity and the juxtaposition of good and evil, and the Buddhist's have a prayer

  • Luctis Cogitatio and Noctis Reflectio as the Forms of Consciousness and Human Exploration of the World

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    Cogitatio and Noctis Reflectio as the Forms of Consciousness and Human Exploration of the World ABSTRACT: The task of philosophy in the modern world consists in the construction of a methodology of self-consciousness and self-development in the person-the method of human knowledge. I suggest a binary approach to the development of human reason which is able to understand both the world and the place of the person in the world. This allocates two spheres and two forms of consciousness: 'day time' (practical)

  • Reciprocity In All Its Forms

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    Reciprocity In All Its Forms Reciprocity is symbolic of creating, maintaining, or strengthening social relationships as well as satisfying the material needs and wants of someone in need. It refers to the exchange of objects without the use of money or other media of exchange. It can take the form of sharing, hospitality, gifts, or bartering. Anthropologists identify three forms of reciprocity. One form is generalized reciprocity, which is the giving of goods without expectation of a return

  • Use of Signs and Symbols as Important Forms of Communication

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    Use of Signs and Symbols as Important Forms of Communication Signs. They're everywhere. Though this statement is in no way enlightening, it is none the less very true. Within our culture, we are so completely surrounded by signs of all types that they become nearly invisible unless they are looked for. Though this likely seems true to you upon some reflection, it is just as likely that you have only considered "signs" in the most basic literal sense, that is, signs such as those that offer

  • Art in many different forms

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    Throughout history art has presented itself in many different forms. Two forms of art are poetry and paintings. William C. Carlos’ poem “The Dance” paints a picture while Pieter Brueghel’s painting “Peasants’ Dance” tell a story. The odd thing is that both the poem and the painting have many similarities as well as many notable differences. Tone, image, and imagination show the many similarities and differences between William C. Williams’ poem “The Dance” and Pieter Brueghel’s painting “Peasants’

  • Justice often masks an occurrence of injustice in many forms and in

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    Justice often masks an occurrence of injustice in many forms and in the crucible by Arthur Miller, the leaders of Salem, believe that the way that they are dealing with people of strange happenings is right and just but is actually wrong and unjust. Justice can be defined as the right and moral decision and general beliefs. Injustice can be defined as unfairness and a lack of justice. Someone who is done by an injustice may have been judged to harshly. In "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller

  • Three Forms of Irony in Shakespeare's Macbeth

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    of the acceptance the work has enjoyed for centuries. Three forms of irony may be found in the play, Macbeth: Dramatic irony, being the difference between what the audience knows and what a character knows to be true; Verbal Irony, being a difference between what is said and what is meant; and Situational Irony, a difference between what happens and what is expected to happen. I will attempt to show examples of each of these forms of irony and explain their relevance to the characters and the

  • Plato and the Forms

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    Plato’s notion of the Forms vs. the physical realm is quite and interesting topic. I believe something very similar to what Plato thinks about the Forms and our physical reality. Plato says that there is nothing that is perfect in this reality that we live in. And the Forms are the perfect ideals or thoughts that we are striving to achieve throughout our lives. Plato says it is impossible to reach the Forms in our current reality and that it is only possible to achieve perfect knowledge and truth

  • A Meteor will Strike the Earth and Destroy All Life Forms

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    A Meteor will Strike the Earth and Destroy All Life Forms “With millions and millions of meteors hurtling around in our solar system, there’s always a chance that one could hit Earth at any moment. But what would be the consequences and how would the Earth be affected if one does happen to hit? If an object from space hit the sea, a huge tidal wave would be formed, hundreds of meters high, which would leave most of the world under water for a period of time, destroying and killing everything

  • Platos Forms

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    theory of Forms. Aristotle, along with others, cross-examines Plato's proposals. Yet, I happen to see the potential of his point of view and would like to take a deeper look into his theory. The purpose of this paper is to critically analyze the theory of Plato's Forms from his perspective and that of several others, including Aristotle. Topics The topics in which I will mainly focus on will be Forms as universals, Forms as separate entities (substances), Universe as two realities, and Forms as final

  • Electronic Forms of Expression

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    Electronic Forms of Expression The confusion of new forms of media can be overwhelming. For those of us who grew up with the Internet, it may not be all that difficult to grasp its concepts and to tackle its nuances; but for those who grew up with print, the transition between the two could be exhausting. The concepts in new forms of electronic expression are in their developmental stages—still trying to find a dynamic equilibrium between mimicking print and inventing new ways of performance

  • Viruses: Complex Molecules Or Simple Life Forms?

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    Viruses: Complex Molecules or Simple Life Forms? Viruses have been defined as "entities whose genomes are elements of nucleic acid that replicate inside living cells using the cellular synthetic machinery, and cause the synthesis of specialised elements that can transfer the genome to other cells." They are stationaryand are unable to grow. Because of all these factors, it is debatable whether viruses are the most complex of molecules or the simplest life forms. While the definition of living organisms

  • Plato on the Existence of Negative Forms

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    Plato on the Existence of Negative Forms The question of the origin and nature of evil in the world has preoccupied philosophers throughout history. The ancient philosopher Plato does not directly address this question in his writings, but it can be argued that the logic of his theory of forms demands the existence of forms that are negative in meaning, such as the evil and the bad. When discussing his theory of imitation, Plato alludes to the principle that whenever there are many things

  • God: Identity, Sex, And Gender

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    God created female and male in God’s “image and likeness.” So why have Christians continued to unnecessarily exclude women from traditional religious language? Why have Christians made female and male so distinct that an inequality has formed? The answer originates with the way Christians have unwarily chosen God as male. All male language for God is idolatrous for the Christian faith (McCabe) and by choosing to give God a gender at all, it has affected the self-understanding of the roles males and

  • The Libyan Sibyl: Michelangelo's Like With The Night

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    The Libyan Sibyl is another famous depiction of female figure. Created using the same materials as the previous painting discussed, fresco, and displayed in the same monument, this piece hasn’t received the same recognition as the depiction of Adam and God. The image contains a female from classical mythology, a prophet. There is not much information available, other than her fame stemming from her prophetic visions of the coming of a king born of a virgin. Once again, Michelangelo used

  • The Descent Of Alette By Alice Notley Summary

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    concept of form is a reoccurring theme within Alice Notley’s The Descent of Alette. In addition, form is heavily associated with gender and identity, the loss of form is the loss of identity. The puppet master within this epic is the tyrant, who nevertheless owns form. Ultimately, by owning form, the tyrant is able to exert his male dominance within this patriarchal society in order to degrade women into submission and establish gender roles. In Notley’s epic poem, The Descent of Alette, form takes many

  • Sex Discrimination Essay

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    reading, describe some forms of subtle sex discrimination. List and discuss some examples of each that we commonly see in society. In the article "How Subtle Sex Discrimination Works", author Nijole V. Benokraitis discusses eight different types of subtle sex discrimination. Although this type of sexual discrimination may go unnoticed and considered normal behavior by the general public, feminists believe this behavior is having a negative impact on the equality of the female sex in the United States