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  • A Singular Self-Identity

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    Self-identity is singular. The belief in this existence of one’s self, presupposes all our experiences of consciousness. We all hold that this identity is ours alone. I speak of my experiences as experienced by me. I would seem to be talking nonsense , if I referred to myself in the plural or spoke of how the multiplicity of ‘me’s’ experienced an event. Although most will submit to the existence of levels of consciousness, we categorize those people who exhibit distinct personalities as non-ordinary

  • Masculinity, Femininity and Simone Benmussa’s Singular Life of Albert Nobbs

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    Masculinity, Femininity and Simone Benmussa’s Singular Life of Albert Nobbs The semiotics of traditional theatrical form reinforce an oppressive patriarchal system. The physical body becomes the catalyst by which gender is assigned and expected. This emphasis on the body is amplified in the theater. Simone Benmussa’s play The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, adapted from the short story by George Moore, deals with issues of femininity and masculinity and how these are portrayed within the theater

  • Form and Structure of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn

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    Form and Structure of Absurd Person Singular by Alan Ayckbourn Plays are usually divided into acts and scenes. However in Absurd Person Singular we can clearly see three acts although there is evidently one scene in each act which in itself is a continuous sequence of events. Playwrights often have parallel scenes at different points in a play, or juxtapose two very different scenes to make a point. However Alan Ayckbourn juxtaposes the acts by having each act as the consecutive year therefore

  • Social, Historical and Cultural Aspects of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular

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    Social, Historical and Cultural Aspects of Alan Ayckbourn's Absurd Person Singular This is an essay about the social, historical and cultural aspects of Alan Ayckbourn's 'Absurd Person Singular'. I have studied the playwright and the time period in which it was written, in order to get an overview of what influenced his ideas. I came across a synopsis when researching to give some indication of Ayckbourn's intentions: o We visit three couples in their kitchens on the Christmas Eves of

  • Discussion of Bradley's The Principles of Logic

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    about this real class of beasts. For Bradley, to admit this is to admit that ideas are general terms that refer to an independent reality. But notice that if, faced with one of these actual canines, I then say “Here is a wolf”, each term of this singular judgment is itself general and cannot possibly hope to capture in its particularity and wealth of detail the animal in question. If ideas are always general, then how can they relate to the real that presents itself as a unique event with determinate

  • White: The Absence of Ethnicity

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    First, "White" is a singular population entity only in terms of a heritage of priviliges and in the delusional theories of demagogues. North American caucasians are an amalgam of dozens of ethnic, tribal, and national root groups, many of which have fought bitter wars with one another over the past few centuries. (The biggest of those wars were started by jerks like Napoleon and Hitler who foolishly sought to impose a singular nationhood on all Euros.) "White" isn't an ethnicity; it's the absence

  • Society in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Thomas More's Utopia

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    "Frankenstein." Although he was an extremely well educated person, who aspired for nothing more than love and happiness, they would never be his to have. The sole reason the monster was abhorred by all that knew of him was his appearance. This singular feature was the reason he was beaten by Felix, and nearly killed by the man whose daughter he had saved from river. His only curse was ugliness, but was this his fault? It was easy for the daemon to curse his creator, the man who had formed

  • The Two Worlds in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

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    poem's end. The dichotomy of the poet's obligations both to the woods and to a world of "promises"--the latter filtering like a barely heard echo through the almost hypnotic state induced by the woods and falling snow-is what gives this poem its singular interest.... The artfulness of "Stopping by Woods" consists in the way the two worlds are established and balanced. The poet is aware that the woods by which he is stopping belong to someone in the village; they are owned by the world of men. But

  • Identity in Gertrude Stein's The Making of Americans

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    often contradictory, with one passage exploring the inescapable weight of history and heredity on her characters, while the next admires her characters' capacity to resist cultural prescriptions, to exercise agency, to transform themselves, to be "singular." Identity in many Stein texts, especially in The Making of Americans, is, then, a negotiation between cultural prescriptions, biological and historical determinants on the one hand and self-definition, change and agency on the other. In this sense

  • Proletarians and Communists

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    Proletarians and Communists Since the beginning of time man has performed what was needed to be done for one singular reason. The reason of bettering himself. You could say that he went out and worked because he needed to feed his family but that is also bettering himself. If he let his family die he would be sad and that would not better him in anyway. Marx is telling how man's greed for power and money has gone rampant. In many ways the bourgeoisie is like McDonald's. It started out as

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