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Feminist Imagery In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkn
Feminist Imagery In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkn
Feminist Imagery In Joseph Conrad\'s Heart Of Darkness Feminist Imagery in Joseph Conrad\'s Heart of Darkness Many feminist critics have used Joseph Conrad\'s Heart of Darkness to show how Marolw constructs parallels and personification betwee women and the inanimate jungle that he speaks of. The jungle that houses the savages and the remarkable Kurtz has many feminine characteristics. By the end of the novel, it is the same feminized wilderness and darkness that Marlow identifies as being the c
Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas Saint Thomas Aquinas, as a philosopher, wrote several works that justified Christianity in a philosophical context, taking cue on Aristotle\'s old writings. Naturally, Aquinas took up on the Church\'s ultra-conservative views on sexuality and worked to rationalize them through his own theory of natural law. Aquinas argues against any form of sex where the intention to produce children is not involved. He explains this through his theory of natural law, where sex is purely for the
Handmaids Tale
Handmaids Tale
Handmaids Tale In the course Y2k and The End of The World, we\'ve studied apocalyptic themes, eschatology, and for some, teleology. Apocalypse, which is to unveil or reveal, eschatology, which is a concept of the end, and teleology, the end or purpose to which we are drawn, are all themes used in Margaret Atwood\'s The Handmaid\'s Tale. The book is apocalyptic in that it revolves around dystopian ideals. Atwood creates a world in which worst-case scenarios take control and optimistic viewpoints
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media
Pornography In The Media Pornography in the Media Pornography in the Media It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then,
Tales of the City
Tales of the City
Tales of the City Tales of the City Christoph Jeff Micklon\'s Book Report FOR ENG 744.3 Gay Literature Dr. John Bowers Spring 1996 Armistead Maupin When you sense the affection where people enfold their loving kindness you are probably amidst the tenants of 28 Barbary Lane, San Francisco 94109. Perhaps ‘tenants\' is the wrong word, it should be something more like a friendly community of people. In Tales of the City , by Armistead Maupin, the characters are intertwined with togetherness. The mot
Same-Sex Marriage
Same-Sex Marriage
Same-Sex Marriage ¡§Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. It is an association that promotes a way of life, not causes; a harmony in living, not political faiths; a bilateral loyalty, not commercial or social projects¡¨, from U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Douglas 1965. Should the definition of family include gay and lesbian partnerships? A surprising decision of approving the homosexual¡¦s marriage by the Hawaii Supre
My Last Dutchess1
My Last Dutchess1
My Last Dutchess1 Robert Browning, one of the most influential and imaginative poets in our history, engulfs readers in a wave of dramatic language, and colorful character representation in the extremely popular poem: “My Last Duchess”, which stands as one of Browning’s most famous literary pieces. In many ways the tone Browning wishes to convey provides a dark background in which many impressions and interpretations of the Duke and his former Duchess can be assessed. “And seemed as they would a
Sexuality
Sexuality
Sexuality Sexuality Sexuality means the concern with or interest in sexual activity according to the Oxford Dictionary. The meaning of sexuality changes from time to time, from land to land, and from people to people. Social historians hold different points of view about sexuality relating to what the common people are thinking especially on the relationship between sexuality and mythology. The majority think that it is impossible to have a sexual history. However, the social historians state th
Murray Davis' Smut, Erotic Reality/Obscene Ideolog
Murray Davis' Smut, Erotic Reality/Obscene Ideolog
Murray Davis\' Smut, Erotic Reality/Obscene Ideology Murray Davis\' Smut, Erotic Reality/Obscene Ideology In the book Smut, Erotic Reality/ Obscene Ideology , by Murray Davis (1983), the author expresses the idea that the best source for studying human sexuality objectively is "soft core", rather than “hard core” pornography. (Davis p. xix). The purpose of this paper is to critique Davis\'s claim and to study what understanding of human sexuality someone might have if they used some other resour
The Birdcage
The Birdcage
The Birdcage Psychology Of Human Sexuality The Bird Cage, Starring Nathan Lane and Robbin Williams is a film that explores societies views of homosexuals through the medium of humor. By creating outrageously stereotyped homosexual men, the director, Mike Nichols creates an awareness in his viewers of the biases and stereotypes that they hold . The two gay male leads, Albert and Armand are owners of a nightclub in South Beach Florida. Armand (played by Robin Williams) is in a long-term relationsh
The Snapper
The Snapper
The Snapper Roddy Doyle. Title: The Snapper (Snapper stands for a baby, child, kid, which is the main matter of the book. The story evolves around the pregnancy of the main character. But to snap means you change moods very easily, beeause of the hormonal changes during a pregnancy. Information about the book: This book was first printed in 1990. My copy: Blackbird, 183 pages. Publisher: Wolters Noordhoff. Biography: Roddy Doyle was born in 1958 in Dublin and has grown up there, in Kilbarrack, t
Love
Love
Love Love is a theological virtue that enables us to develop caring relationships with God and others. With love comes sexuality, which is the condition of having a gender and relating to others as a result of that gender. Love and sexuality often go hand and hand but when people deal with these factors there are guidelines so that people do not abuse two wonderful gifts that God has given us. To live a chaste life is not always simple and easy. There are cultural challenges that affect us and m
Media The Power to Make or Break a Nation
Media The Power to Make or Break a Nation
Media The Power to Make or Break a Nation "Communication remains God\'s great gift to humanity without which we cannot be truly human, reflecting God\'s image." (Cañaberal, 1993, 44) Freedom of speech is a right of individuals as they possess their own free will. Because of their free will, individuals have expressed their thoughts, desires, and aspirations through the mass media. Communicating freely with other affirms the dignity and worth of each and every member of society. Freedom of expres
Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church
Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church
Homosexual Marriage and the Catholic Church Imagine you were born into a world where being straight was taboo. You were raised by same sex parents, as all of your friends. Fornication of the opposite sex was merely to have children, but a relationship between the two was virtually unheard of. It was believed that same sex parents provided a better home for children. Love between a man and a man (or a woman and a woman) was believed to be the perfect love because it was loving an equal. If one sh
Is There a Moral Right to Abortion
Is There a Moral Right to Abortion
Is There a Moral Right to Abortion The tragedy of an unwanted pregnancy that threatens a woman\'s life or health existed in the ancient world as it does today. At the time the Bible was written, abortion was widely practiced in spite of heavy penalties. The Hebrew scriptures had no laws forbidding abortion. This was chiefly because the Hebrews placed a higher value on women than did their neighbors. There are, however, some references to the termination of pregnancy. Exod. 21:22-25 says that if
Abraham maslow
Abraham maslow
Abraham maslow Abraham Harold Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the oldest of seven children born to his parents, who were uneducated Jewish immigrants from Russia. His parents, wanting the best for their children in the “new world”, pushed him hard in his academic studies. He was smart but shy, and remembered his childhood as being lonely and rather unhappy. He sought refuge in his books and studies. His father hoped he would study as a lawyer, and Maslow enrolled i
Women In Advertising
Women In Advertising
Women In Advertising The Oppression of Females in Advertising in our society is a complex collection of institutions, status, roles, values, and norms, and the best way to understand and learn about them is through the use of cultural artifacts. These can be anything from music to art to literature, or as in the example of this discussion, the modern day creation of advertisement in mass media. As Homo Sapiens moved from the hunter - gatherer way of life to industrial society, it was necessary t
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion: Whose Choice is it? Abortion is the ending of pregnancy before birth and is morally wrong. An abortion results in the death of an embryo or a fetus. Abortion destroys the lives of helpless, innocent children and it is illegal in many countries. By aborting these unborn infants, humans are hurting themselves; they are not allowing themselves to meet these new identities and unique personalities. Abortion is very simply wrong. Everyone is raised knowing the difference between ri
Discuss some of the main ideas
Discuss some of the main ideas
Discuss some of the main ideas Sigmund Freud considered himself a scientist whose intention was to find a physiological and materialist basis for his theories of the psyche. Freud revolutionised the way in which we think about ourselves. From its beginnings as a theory of neurosis, Freud founded and developed psychoanalysis into a general psychology, which became widely accepted as the predominant mode of discussing personality, behaviour and interpersonal relationships. Freud, who had been stud
Pornography
Pornography
Pornography It started with messengers and scribes, evolved through newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the begining of its existence, it has contributed greatly to our society in ways that both strengthen, and weaken it. It is not a surprise then that the mass media is the most powerful source of information we have, and nothing else in today�s world influences the public perception quite as
Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas Saint Thomas Aquinas, as a philosopher, wrote several works that justified Christianity in a philosophical context, taking cue on Aristotle's old writings. Naturally, Aquinas took up on the Church's ultra-conservative views on sexuality and worked to rationalize them through his own theory of natural law. Aquinas argues against any form of sex where the intention to produce children is not involved. He explains this through his theory of natural law, where sex is purely for the pu
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud
Sigmund Freud The brain, an organ we all have. It is an organ whose power can overcome any challenge. The brain holds what we know as the human unconscious mind. This is a place filled with mysteries and contradictions. It is almost impossible to regard a person's brain without an involuntary tingle of curiosity: what lay deep within the coralline gray whorls of this small, delicate kingdom? What happens along its intricate hallways, within the fine cerebral network of axons and dendrites, whose
Teen Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy
Teen Pregnancy How to prevent teen pregnancy has been a question for many years now. Statistics have been running wild trying to keep up with the teenage generation. Many people have their opinions on the subject (teen pregnancy), because teens seem to be getting pregnant all so fast these days. People fail to realize that having a baby is supposed to be a sort of privilege. Many people take having a baby as a joke. Getting pregnant and having a child involves many pros/cons. For example having
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors Behind Closed Doors Over the years, many people have believed that the issue of sexual harassment should not be discussed in public. Sexual harassment was to be discussed behind closed doors. In spite of this, the social and political systems have changed instantaneously. This social problem has affected men and women throughout time; however, it seems that the women of our society more closely look at this issue. This social topic has encouraged women to establish organizati
Oedipus 2
Oedipus 2
Oedipus 2 Oedipus The King, through the Eyes of Freud Both Sophocles Oedipus the King and Freuds Civilization and Its Discontents discuss the deeply rooted innate conflicts of mankind and the approach in which he may or may not overcome them. In Sophocles work, the internal conflicts are revealed as Oedipus develops a sense of guilt when he realizes that he has killed his father and married his mother. Freud invokes this concept and identifies with this Sophoclean sense of humanitys tragic c
William Blake's Nurse Songs
William Blake's Nurse Songs
William Blake`s Nurse Songs T. S. Eliot once said of Blake’s writings, “The Songs of Innocence and the Songs of Experience”… are the poems of man with a profound interest in human emotions, and a profound knowledge of them.” (Grant 507) In these books of poetry and art, written and drawn by William Blake himself, are depictions of the poor, the colored, the underdog and the child’s innocence and the man’s experience. The focus of my paper will be on Blake’s use of simple language, metaphors and
Gender Roles
Gender Roles
Gender Roles Throughout history and in all cultures the roles of males and females vary. Relating to the piece of literature Girl written by Jamaica Kincaid for the time, when women's roles were to work in the home. By examining gender roles, then one may better understand how women and men interact and how better to build relationships at home and in the world of business. At the time that this work was written, women mainly stayed at home and did housework while few of the very poorest househo
Freud
Freud
Freud 1. Freud defines three stages of sexuality, the oral, the anal and the oedipal stage. An infant in its oral stage learns that there is an external world through pleasure and pain. Human nature is governed by the pleasure principle. When the infant is being breast fed he/she feels pleasure and when pulled away from the breast the baby feels pain. The pleasure principle is a way of seeking pleasure in order to avoid pain. We can’t be happy all the time because three things threaten us. First
Love and Lust in Paradise Lost
Love and Lust in Paradise Lost
Love and Lust in Paradise Lost In Milton\'s Paradise Lost, sexuality is an innate part of human nature. Milton celebrates Adam and Eve\'s prelapsarian "connubial love" (PL, IV, 743), singing "Hail wedded Love" (PL, IV, 750). In its proper place in the hierarchy (below God), sex in Milton\'s view is sacred and spiritual, sanctioned by God. Sacred sex is portrayed almost as an intellectual act rather than a physical act, as a union of souls rather than a union of bodies. In contrast, however, lasc
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship
Internet Censorship Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person to pers
The crying game
The crying game
The crying game ¡§Texts both inform us of the social identities available to us, and problematize them; both police our social selves and subvert them.¡¨ Both texts, The Crying Game by Neil Jordan and Loaded by Christos Tsiolkas, use characters within the discourse to project social identities that have been problematized due to social constraints. Throughout this essay, I will focus on sexuality, as this type of social identity has been depicted as a central theme in both texts. The charact
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning
Natural Family Planning The Natural Failure of Planning Are modern forms of contraception naturally and morally wrong? Pope Paul VI and his Humanae Vitae declare that technological methods of birth control are immoral and should not be practiced by Catholics. However, as our modern society illustrates everyday, this opinion is inappropriate for not only the faithful of the Roman Catholic Church, but also for non-Catholics. According to Munich Archbishop Cardinal Julius Doepfner, "Contraception i
Rap as a language
Rap as a language
Rap as a language Since its start in the music industry around nineteen eighty-eight rap music has always been under a lot of scrutiny for its lyrics and messages that it portrays. Rap music has a long history starting back to the days of slavery and has come a long way since then bridging gaps between all genres of music including jazz, blues, and basic drum beats. When hip hop first came about its message was simple. It was groups of black men who described the life they were living in the ghe
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Abortion In Roe et al. v. Wade District Attorney of Dallas County (1973), one of the most controversial cases in recent history, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state laws that limit a woman\'s right to an abortion during the first three months of pregnancy. Justices Rehnquist and White dissented. Mr. Justice Blackmun delivered the opinion of the Court.... This Texas federal appeal and its Georgia companion, Doe v. Bolton, post, p. 179, present constitutional challenges to state
Frued
Frued
Frued 1. Freud defines three stages of sexuality, the oral, the anal and the oedipal stage. An infant in its oral stage learns that there is an external world through pleasure and pain. Human nature is governed by the pleasure principle. When the infant is being breast fed he/she feels pleasure and when pulled away from the breast the baby feels pain. The pleasure principle is a way of seeking pleasure in order to avoid pain. We can\'t be happy all the time because three things threaten us. Firs
Not Just for Laughs: Remembering the Porter
Not Just for Laughs: Remembering the Porter
Not Just for Laughs: Remembering the Porter Macbeth is one of William Shakespeare\'s most famous plays-a story of murder, betrayal, and uninhibited ambition. After proving himself in war, the titular character is rewarded by Duncan and given the title Thane of Cawdor. Unsatisfied with his new position, Macbeth (partially due to temptations from the witches and his wife) decides to assassinate King Duncan and claim the throne for himself. The Porter scene in Macbeth occurs at the beginning of Act
Prison
Prison
Prison We all know that our prisons are the final frontier for the socially rejected criminals and violent offenders. We know that our prisons are so overcrowded that the Supreme Court of California issued a court order to reduce the number of inmates. We know that since there are more inmates in prison the chance of getting rehabilitated is very slim. And we also know that the ratio of supervision of guard to inmate is extremely high. But do we know what goes on in our prisons and jails? We kno
Prisons
Prisons
Prisons REFERENCES 1. Gillian C. Mezey and Michael B. King, eds., Male Victims of Sexual Assault, 1995, New York: Oxford Univ. Press (Chapter 4, "Male rape in institutional settings"). 2. Anthony M. Scacco, Jr., ed., Male Rape: A Casebook of Sexual Aggressions, 1992, NY:AMS. 3. Ben-David, S. (1993) Rape death and resurrection: Male reactions after disclosure of the secret of being a rape victim. Medicine and Law, 12, 181-189. 4. Nacci, P. (1994) Inmate sexual aggression. Journal of Offender Coun
Brave New World
Brave New World
Brave New World Chapter 1 Summary: The novel is set six hundred years in the future. The world has submitted to domination by World Controllers, whose primary goal is to ensure the stability and happiness of society. Thus the underlying principle of the regime is utilitarianism, or maximizing the overall happiness of the society. The novel begins at the Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Center, a production factory for human beings. A group of students is being given a tour of the facilit
Stress
Stress
Stress I have chosen the topic of stress and coping for my psychology reflection paper. This course provided in-depth information on stress, coping with stress, and the favorable or unfavorable aspects that stress has on our psychological makeup. It also clearly defines the psychological factors that create social dysfunctions, the methods of psychological research, and treatment theories that assist us with stress-related coping. I discovered that psychophysiological disorders are in fact physi
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi Sigmund Freud is the father of psychoanalysis accredited as being one of the most influential and authoritative thinkers of the twentieth century. Freud\'s often-controversial theories appealed to the world as bold new attempts to explain the unexplainable. He lived by a theory that reason can explain everyday behavior. Freud believed that there existed two mental states the conscious and the unconscious. He emphasized the unconscious as being a constant influence on the human beh
Hate Language in Rap Music
Hate Language in Rap Music
Hate Language in Rap Music In a recent survey of Americans, 75% reported believing that exposure to violence in popular music, television shows, and movies, inspires young people to act aggressively (Lacayo, 1995; Smith et al., 2000). The consumption of media containing heterosexist and homophobic languages, by young adults and children, harbors aggression and sexual confusion. Jung and Smith (1993) define heterosexism as, "a reasoned system of bias about human sexual orientation...rooted in a l
Freuds Oz: Freudian Views In The Wizard Of Oz
Freuds Oz: Freudian Views In The Wizard Of Oz
Freuds Oz: Freudian Views In The Wizard Of Oz Freud\'s Oz: Freudian Views in The Wizard of Oz The film The Wizard of Oz is definitely about the concept of returning home. This is made clear throughout the film. Dorothy\'s entire time in Oz is spent trying to get back home to Kansas. Then when she gets back home she tells Aunt Em that all I kept saying to everybody was ‘I want to go home.\' This fits perfectly with the time, 1939, that The Wizard of Oz was produced. One reason was that due to t
Abraham Maslow And The Hierarchy Of Human Needs
Abraham Maslow And The Hierarchy Of Human Needs
Abraham Maslow And The Hierarchy Of Human Needs Abraham Harold Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the oldest of seven children born to his parents, who were uneducated Jewish immigrants from Russia. His parents, wanting the best for their children in the "new world", pushed him hard in his academic studies. He was smart but shy, and remembered his childhood as being lonely and rather unhappy. He sought refuge in his books and studies. His father hoped he would study a
Yosano Akiko
Yosano Akiko
Yosano Akiko Yosano Akiko by Angela Bahr Time has told that when events occur, numerous literary works are created symbolic of the event taking place. In early twentieth-century Japan, when war was constant, nationalism apparent, and a feminism movement in the works, a literary style known as tanka (31-syllable poetry) became widely used. It was during this time that a woman by the name of Yosano Akiko (1878-1942) began her writing career and became very popular in many areas of Japan. Yosano cr
Feminist Spirituality And Goddess Religion In The
Feminist Spirituality And Goddess Religion In The
Feminist Spirituality And Goddess Religion In The United States Feminist Spirituality And Goddess Religion In The United States Thousands of years ago, the Goddess was viewed as an autonomous entity worthy of respect from men and women alike. Because of societal changes caused by Eastern influence, a patriarchical system conquered all aspects of life including religion. Today, the loss of a strong female presence in Judeo-Christian beliefs has prompted believers to look to other sources that cel
Generally, feminism means the advocacy of women's
Generally, feminism means the advocacy of women's
Generally, feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full citizenship--that is, political, economic, and social equality with men. Feminism encompasses some widely differing views, however, including those advocating female separatism. Modern feminism, which was born with the great democratic revolutions of the 18th century (American and French), differed from its precursors in applying the democratic implications of "the rights of man and the citizen" to women as a group. Abigail Adams a
Sons & Lovers
Sons & Lovers
Sons Lovers Sons Lovers. A Short Summary. The first part of the novel focuses on Mrs. Morel and her unhappy marriage to a drinking miner. She has many arguments with her husband, some of which have painful results: on separate occasions, she is locked out of the house and hit on the head with a drawer. Estranged from her husband, Mrs. Morel takes comfort in her four children, especially her sons. Her oldest son, William, is her favorite, and she is very upset when he takes a job in London and mo
Porn
Porn
Word Count: 2443 #65279;Does the mass media cause undesireable social consequences with specific reference to pornography It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and p
Human Sexuality
Human Sexuality
Human Sexuality My sexuality began in my mother's womb after conception and continued thereafter on May 23, 1978 with my twin sister. Although my twin and I have many similarities we are fraternal due to opposite genders. I probably began to realize my gender as a male while my parents use to change me and I began to explore my own body. Growing up as a male was something I considered very special and powerful to me. I often looked up to other significant males in my life. It was extremely easy