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  • Grigory Pechorin: The Superfluous Man

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    Mikhail Lermontov's protagonist, Grigory Pechorin, belongs to that group of literary characters known individually as the 'superfluous man.'; Generally an intelligent, educated individual, the superfluous man would appear to be one who has been either unjustly treated or outcast by society in general. The superfluous man attempts to find a place for himself in the world, but perhaps due to the combination of his talents, upbringing, personality and intelligence, continually finds himself on the outs

  • Analysis on Minefields in Pakistan

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    himself as being like "a sailor born and bred on the deck of a privateer" (147). The word privateer has a strict connotation imp... ... middle of paper ... ...use of the fate motif, are akin to the features of the Russian archetype of the superfluous man. Lermontov then probes the flaws in his society through the fate motif. He establishes fate as a representation of his society. Fundamentally, he intermingles the flawed traits of Pechorin and his representation of Russian society with the motif

  • C&P

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    Pechorin have a lot of main features in common especially since they were portrayed to be the superfluous men of their respective novels. Superfluous characters are usually wealthy and privileged individuals, who have a sense of not belonging. They typically have disregard for social values, no sense of purpose, and an inability to lay down a foundation for their lifestyle leading to boredom. These superfluous traits in Onegin and Pechorin are displayed in their love for gambling , romantic scheming

  • The literary Trope of a Superfluous Man in Russian Literature and Culture

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    Russian literature was very much influenced by the literary trope known as the superfluous man. This trope was ideal for writers to describe the shortcomings of Russian high-class society. There has been a witnessed general consistency when dealing with the superfluous man such as the exhibition of cynicism and existential angst, while indulging in vices such as affairs, gambling and duelling. These individuals are typically from noble birth yet refused to fit into society and disregard the societal

  • Asian Identity In Malouf's 'Out Of The Stream'

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    People who are deprived are always linked together in a common feeling of being oppressed. Accordingly Digger finds it easy to associate himself and his companions with the group of Tamils, who are working now to build an Empire, not for the British but for the Japanese. But the Asian identity has complex implications for the POWs. This is so because despite the fact that they atre underdogs in the Asian order, their desires are not very different from their masters. Both Vic and the Japanese guard

  • Masculine Bravado in Death of a Salesman and A Streetcar Named Desire

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    What is it to be a man? Masculinity is defined and characterized differently across cultures and time – there is no “global” standard. In some cultures, being a man may mean being comfortable with both your masculine and feminine sides or it could suggest being “tough” and not letting your feelings show at all. Manliness can be demonstrated in some cultures by providing for a family through work, and in others, it might mean scoring the winning goal in a championship game. It is not an easy thing

  • Masculinity as Homophobia by Michael S. Kimmel

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    led to adverse affects in regards to a new generation of man that I find myself apart of now. This belief has forged a lack of sentiment within men, all in the name of “being a man.” Do not take it the wrong way, as if to say a lack of compassion is a bad thing, they teach young men. It is actually the contrary in a growing market economy. As we shift to a more global marketplace, empathy of any sort is the cog in the wheel that holds a man back in an attempt to fully obtain certain standards of living

  • Sweat by Zora Neale Hurston

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    to work on them clothes. You ain’t nothing but a hypocrite. One of them amen-corner Christians – Sing, whoop, and shout, then come home and wash white folks’ clothes on the Sabbath.’” (Hurston 1-3). While Delia has been working all night long; the man of the house arrives and does not acknowledge her exceptionally done work. Instead, he torments her about the fact she’s working on a Sabbath and calls her a hypocrite. He expects her to maintain him and treat him like her overlord. “Early on, the narrative

  • Roles of Masculinity in The Ultraorthodox Jewish Community

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    their religion. The boys begin a series of “rites of passage” starting from the young age of three years old that prepare them for their lives as educated and dedicated men in the eyes of their family, community, and religion. The road to becoming a man in the ultraorthodox Jewish community begins when the boy is three years old. These “rituals” are an important process of instilling male identity values and sensibility (Bilu, 2000). According to Bilu (2000), The three steps include: circumcision

  • Analysis of Frost's Poem, Mending Wall

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    neighbors. On one hand, Frost tells us specifically what is going on in the poem, the two neighbors meet together at the beg... ... middle of paper ... ...him and falling into the shadows. Also the poem makes a point to show that the quote the man used “Good fences make good neighbors” (57-58) was originally his father’s saying, so there is also some tradition behind the walls existence. To me the wall being up simply symbolizes how the men are very different and how the wall separates the two