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  • Passivity and Impotence in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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    Passivity and Impotence in Frankenstein There are many ways to interpret a literary text, especially one as laden with ethical questions and literary allegory as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Shelley's complex family dynamic - her conflicted relationship with her father, her need to please her mentor/husband with literary success, her infants' deaths - enhances the intrigue of the novel and suggests multiple themes and layered meanings. One discernible theme in Frankenstein is illuminated

  • Impotence

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    I passed from the cold January morning into the deceptive warmth of the courthouse. It was routine by now – keep the pockets empty, put the cell phone in the tray, the briefcase on the conveyor, and walk through the metal detector. It was a trip I'd made almost three dozen times, and I was hoping that today would be the last. I tried to focus on reading my novel as I waited outside the courtroom for my attorney, Rodger, to arrive. My focus was broken after a few minutes by a couple was screaming

  • Erectile Dysfunction

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    population of men in this country is getting older. The proverbial baby-boomers are on the cusp of reaching a stage in their sexual life where dysfunction is no longer a weakness in ‘littler’ men, but a reality. As such, erectile dystfunction (or impotence) has become a headlines making issue, from the physiological explanations behind it to the social implications that come with being impotent. This paper will first look into the physiological and psychological causes of erectile dysfunction in men

  • Criticism of Goldsmith’s, She Stoops to Conquer

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    his dealings with those in a lower station, but with women of quality he becomes shy. Evidently, women of low social standing fail to qualify as 'modest women' for him and this fits closely into "Freud's description of the sufferer of selective impotence. "(322) Reading further it's found that the reason Marlow is so shy with those of hi... ... middle of paper ... ... such an approach to a comedy traditionally, if tacitly, regarded as bland, inoffensive, and largely devoid of sexual content."(326)

  • Kafka and his Portrayal of Characters

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    wishes and published his works, although many were unfinished (Sokel 35). Kafka came from a middle-class Jewish family and grew up in the shadow of his domineering shopkeeper father, who impressed Kafka the ultimate father figure. The feeling of impotence, even in his rebellion, was a syndrome that became a pervasive theme in his fiction. Kafka did well in the prestigious German high school in Prague and went on to receive a law degree in 1906. He soon found a job at the Assicurizioni Generali Insurance

  • Promethean Myth

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    obscure grip on the imagination. What is the reality behind this myth and how does our own contemporary reality compare with a three thousand year old Greek fable? One aspect that we can relate to is the impotence of Prometheus. This is highlighted in Marlowe’s Dr Faustus; this impotence is inextricably linked with the conflict between the representatives of man (Prometheus and Faustus) against a superior power. To explore these links, it is first prudent to trace the history and influence

  • infertility

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    menopause. For males, smoking decreases sperm quality. Alcohol has found to increase the risk of tubal factor and cervical factor infertility and ovulatory dysfunctions. On males, alcohol is found to increase abnormal shapes in sperm, can lead to impotence, and adversely affect male hormone levels. These lifestyle factors have adverse effects on reproduction as they are found to be able to change the regulation of hormones in both the male and the female, resulting in infertility. One of the most

  • T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land – Can We Learn From the Past ?

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    women's subsequent lack of response to this violence, to show how apathetic the world is. But The Waste Land is not a social commentary on the plight of women. Rather, the women's non-reaction to the violence against them becomes a metaphor for the impotence of the human race to respond to pain. Violence recurs throughout time, and as Eliot points to in his essay "Tradition and Individual Talent" in the epigraph, we can break this cycle of violence and move ahead only by learning from the past and applying

  • The Impotent Othello

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    striking as this claim sounds there is much evidence in the drama to support the idea that Othello was impotent in both sexual and social relationships. Othello's sexual impotence stifled the consummation of his marriage to Desdemona as the two never experienced sexual intimacy. His sexual disorder then sparked a social impotence: powerlessness in dealing with his wife and friends. In terms of shaping the final events of the drama, Othello's impotency played an even more vital role than his military

  • Essays on Movies (Films) - Stephen Spielberg's Schindler's List

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    you that the spell can be broken, that there is an illusion of impotence, that strength of heart, intelligence and courage are enough to stop fate and sometimes reverse it." Albert Camus. Albert Camus believes that the greatest tragedies of history are so horrific that people stand in awe, and consequently, nobody even attempts to do anything in response of the tragedies.  Many are under “an illusion of impotence” , and eventually, Camus states, “The Gorgon devours them”.