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    idea of marriage and family in pursuit of personal gratification. While a common characteristic of the rake is his pursuit of personal gratification there are a number of different types of rakes: the Hobbesian libertine, best explained by Horner in The Country Wife; the philosophical libertine, seen through th... ... middle of paper ... ...rake was so strong that he continues to influence the perception of masculinity well in the twentieth century. Charlotte Bronte was attracted to rake model of

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    Patriarchal Pursuit

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    and it was created as a fun and interactive way to understand societal and theatrical changes of the period, as well as the role of female characters in the play. Significant aspects of the board game include the purpose, question mark cards, the “Libertine Lockup” space, as well as the trap door. The purpose of the board game is for the players to see who can reach the finish first, while earning the most points. Female characters move around the board as their game is influenced by gender struggles

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    fruit and taste the pleasure, and The last so sweet, so balmy, so delicious all discuss issues that we face today even though they are in a different time period. These poems mainly debate the issue of being a rake, or a libertine, and the issue of sinning. In that time a libertine was considered an immoral person, someone who commits adultery or fornication, does bad things, someone who takes advantage

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    All Quiet on the Western Front is a fictitious novel written by Erich Remarque that speculates the adventures and life of World War I German soldier Paul Bäumer. Paul is a young man of nineteen who joins the army voluntarily with his friends because they believe being in the military is very honorable and patriotic. However, after experiencing brutal and horrific training, him and his friends realize that their ideas of what nationalism and patriotism are are simply false. Over the course of multiple

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    Within most forms of literature there seems to be a representation of a double standard. Even in our societies double standards not only exist but are prevalent. In literature though double standards are sometimes not always noticeable to the reader, however in the texts that we have read double standards are not only noticeable, but are written in a way as if the author wants the reader to pick up on this. It’s fairly comprehensive how when it comes to adultery that the female characters suffer

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    Nearly every group suffered at one point in time: Romans fed Christians to lions for entertainment; Nazis killed Jews, gays, and the handicapped en masse; Americans white landowners enslaved blacks--the informed reader might cite myriad instances throughout human history when a particular community suffered at the hands of another. In "Border Crossing" David Sibley, writing primarily about recent events in both Britain and in the U.S.A., references numerous "manifestations of deep antagonism within

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    Aphra Behn

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    situations and circumstances to force audiences to reconsider preconceptions, inspiring the new movement in feminist thi... ... middle of paper ... ...uality keeps her from happiness. Through Angellica, Hellena, and Florinda, Behn reveals that the libertine female has no place in late Stuart society. The playwright’s observation comes as a wistful warning at a time when women seemed to push the limits of tradition. Actresses appearing on stage might feel they had found a career of bodily expression

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    Sade animates Newtonian virtue Sade integrated 18th century French materialism into his work at a such an elemental level that it is no exaggeration to say, as we will show here, that his pornography dramatises it directly. I will further argue that there is a strongly moral tone to his materialism : that characters are expected to practise what they preach, and to believe in their value system. The last part of my paper will look at how the opposing value system, Christianity, is satirised through

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    In Aphra Behn 's The Rover, the gender roles in society are particularly divisive. Gender roles were a major focus throughout the Restoration and especially in this play. The main conflict of the play is the attempt of Helena, Florinda ,and Angellica Bianca to avoid the fate their families have chosen for them.The play comes to the conclusion that there were only two “patriarchal definitions” of women: either that of a virgin or a whore. We see both of these in each of the major female characters

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    The Coquette

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    The Coquette Eliza Wharton is bound by the rules of New England society in the late 1700s. She chooses to disobey the rules of the society she lives in. While she is not wholly responsible, Eliza Wharton is mostly responsible for her own demise. When Eliza’s fiancé dies, she feels freed. Her first letter to Lucy expresses her pleasure at her new found freedom. Eliza claims she is not happy her fiancé is dead, but through out the letter, she sounds very happy. She was miserable being the nurse of

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