1984 Sexuality And The Search For Truth - 1,524 words
Sexuality and the Search For Truth in Orwells Nineteen Eighty-Four The question of the existence of human nature has been a popular topic in modern literary works. Authors such as Shelly and Freud seem to agree that there is such a thing, however, they disagree on its attributes. Orwell also believes that human nature does exist but he takes it a step further than simply acknowledging its existence. Rather, in 1984 he uses such themes as truth and sexuality to enhance the attributes of human nature. There characteristics, Orwell believes, are insuppressible. Orwell believes that it is innate for humankind to be sexual beings, and to be in pursuit of truth. In the course of 1984, these themes ...
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Whats Love Got To Do With It - 804 words
My life is terrible. Every time I fall for someone, I get hurt. I just dont understand what I am doing wrong. I do everything I can possibly think of. With my last girlfriend, Susan, I bought here flowers, candy, dinner, expensive jewelry, I take her to movies - my treat, I write her love poems from my heart, letters when Im not with her, I sing to her, I play slow songs for her, and I spend every waking moment with her. All I got in return was a letter saying that we were not meant to be. What I did, isnt that what someone who is in love is suppose to do for the other person? Why doesnt she love me back? Is this love? The New Merriam-Websters Dictionary describes love as strong affection or ...
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Kafkas Basteele - 1,340 words
As presented by Franz Kafka, Karl Rossmann's life has a pattern of confinement. Kafka takes great pains to show us that Karl's reactions to nearly every instance of confinement neatly stems from one formative incident: Johanna Brummer's seduction of Karl. That one scandal seemingly affects how Karl reacts to every other attempt to confine him, who and what he allows to box him in, and his acceptance and/or rejection of that imprisonment. Johanna is noticeably physical with Karl: she "[leads] him into her room," takes off his clothes, "[lays] him on her bed," and nearly chokes him in her frenzied passion. Karl himself in no way advances the action. In fact, he barely seems conscious of what's ...
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Wife Of Bath - 1,351 words
Sexual relations between men and woman have created issues of life and death from the beginning of time. In most classic Western beliefs it began when Eve with the help of the Devil seduced Adam thus leading the downfall of humanity into an abyss of sin and hopelessness. This issue arises in all literature from Genesis, Chaucer and into modern day. Authors, clerks and writers of all types have aided stereotyping women throughout history and Geoffrey Chaucer is not an exception in most cases. However, in Chaucers Wife of Bath we can find the beginnings of a new type of woman arising from the dark ages of the post-Roman era. And of course at the center of his characters struggle is sex. As thi ...
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Fredian - 1,253 words
we have organic disease versus the symptom complex of neurosis with no physical determinants, but rather we must look for the underlying conflicts ascertained by "talking through" psychotherapy. How do you apply this to a collectivity like a nation? Is there a national character in which invariably a nation follows a pre-selected pattern of inherited behavior? For instance, are the Germans warlike, the Russians passive, and the Americans beneficent? 2. Or must we look to an interdisciplinary approach to assess group dynamics? Does Freud help? While there is a definition of normality for the individual, there is no such standard in judging nation-states or even various cultures. Ethnology is ...
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Asd - 1,597 words
Introduction Description A depressive disorder is a whole-body illness, involving your body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way you eat and sleep, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you think about things. A depressive disorder is not the same as a passing blue mood. It is not a sign of personal weakness or a condition that can be willed or wished away. People with a depressive illness cannot merely "pull themselves together" and get better. Without treatment, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years. The appropriate treatment, however, can help most people who suffer from depression. Types Of Depression Depressive disorders come in different forms. The three most prevalen ...
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Alcohol On Tv - 652 words
Picture this. Everybody is out to get you. You hear voices, or you hallucinate, These are just a few symptoms of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that effects about 1% of America. It is the most common mental disorder in the country. There is no cure for schizophrenia. There is no known cause to schizophrenia, but some people have theories. The normal progression of logical thought is disrupted, thus being called the thought disorder. A glitch in the timing of cell responses may help account for these peoples fragmented experience of the world around them. Electrical activity fails to synchronize with a specific sound as frequently as a normal healthy prison (Bower o ...
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The Meaning Behind Marriage - 1,986 words
Welcome to "Hell." Welcome to the "trap." Welcome to "the rest or your life." These words are commonly heard everyday by couples who are engaged to be married. Encouraging words are passed around also, but we all know that few marriages last forever. Marriages should be based on total trust and "togetherness," and without this, marriage cannot last. Marriage is about knowing the good as well as the bad, the thrills and joys versus the pain and sadness. A formal definition gives us the scientific meaning behind a word. Dictionaries are the chief providers of these definitions of what people would like to know. According to Webster's Third New International Dictionary 1986, marriage is defined ...
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Virginity - 647 words
In biological terms men really dont have a physical way to show or define their virginity, but in women the presence of a hymen is the clear indicator of virginity. However, there are some women who are born without a hymen, and there are others who are born with a thin hymen that can rupture through a variety of activities totally unrelated to sex, such as inserting a tampon. If these women dont have hymens can they still be considered virgins? Websters dictionary defines virginity as, a person who has never had sexual intercourse. (Websters Dictionary, Nichols Publishing Group, 1999. pg. 747) Older generations, such as my grandparents, define virginity as someone that has never been kissed ...
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Frankenstein - 2,572 words
... The term Gothic conjures up images of frightened women, graveyards, and haunted castles in the mist, popular settings for horror films. But is this what Gothic means? The Oxford Companion to English Literature defines Gothic as, Tales of the macabre, fantastic, and supernatural, usually set amid haunted castles, graveyards, ruins and wild picturesque landscapes (Drabble 405). Furthermore, according to the Oxford Companion, Gothic tales reached the height of their considerable fashion in the 1790s and the early years of the 19th century (Drabble 406). It becomes obvious that Gothic is a literary term which describes a particular type of story and atmospheric surrounding. In so doing, it ...
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Oedipus - 1,043 words
The Presence of the Oedipus Complex in Paul Auster's City of Glass Throughout history literature has had several themes or ideas that have persisted though all of its different movements. One of these ideas is that of the Oedipus complex. The Story of Oedipus was originally written by Sophocles in the fifth century BC. Sigmund Freud conceived the actual idea of the "Oedipus Complex" as it pertains to society and modern literature. A definition Oedipus complex or theory states that, A boy's sexual wishes in regard to his mother become more intense and his father is perceived as an obstacle to them; from this the Oedipus complex originates. His identification with his father then takes on a ho ...
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Love - 535 words
Almost everyone claims to be in love with someone or something. Is love for food the same as love for an actress, family member or a lover? What causes the difference and when is it different. Is falling in love the same as being in love? How much can we love? Can someone be without love? All this questions bring us to the definition of the The denotative meaning of the word love is an emotional feeling, great liking or fondness. When we talk about love within human beings, it a powerful emotion felt for another person manifesting itself in deep affection, devotion or sexual desire. It usually occurs between people of the opposite sex. Today homosexuality is getting popular and the society i ...
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Erectile Dysfunctions - 1,886 words
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTIONS Erection problems are estimated to effect more than ten million American men. At some point in a males life, they are likely to have this problem, ranging from maybe one or two times, or as severe as impotence. Studies have shown that men 18-24 have a low percentage of erectional difficulties, but there is a high percentage of men 51-60 that have this problem. Yet age is not the only factor for this problem. Many factors contribute to erectile dysfunctions. These include things going on inside the body, hormonal imbalances, circulation problems, medications, severe stress or fatigue, or diseases, disorders, or damage to the spinal or pelvis area. Also, are many physiolo ...
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Freedom And Its Problems The Life Of Neaera - 1,376 words
Freedom and its Problems: The Life of Neaera (pg. 111) Ancient Greece, the inventor of democracy, philosophy and much of modern western culture and thought, was also the proprietor of the most dehumanizing institution known to mankind, slavery. The excerpt from The Ancient World, Readings in Social and Cultural History, entitled The Life of Neaera, tells the ever so sad story of a slave girl sold into a life of prostitution and all the hardships she must endure in her quest for survival and happiness. Through out the course of this semester we have learned about many aspects of ancient Greek culture and civilization, three of which we learn about on a very personal level through out the stor ...
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Psychoanalytic And Gender Perspectives In Great Expectations - 1,559 words
Criticisms of Great Expectations: Psychoanalytic and Gender Perspectives Psychoanalytic and gender literary criticisms are important as individual analyses and are similar in some respects, namely sexual and gender issues, which make them ideal choices for analyzing Great Expectations. Reading the novel from a psychoanalytical perspective invites an interpretation based on symbols, repression, dreams, and the nature of the conscious vs. the unconscious mind. The central thesis of psychoanalytical criticism is based on the theories of Sigmund Freud, who recognized the link between literary works and human psychology. Just as Freuds theories on human psychology have changed the way in which th ...
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Steroids - 1,469 words
Athletes today must make a choice: to use performance-enhancing drugs (steroids) or face a competition at a disadvantage. While some athletes may not bend to pressure to succeed a large number will. Dr Gabe Mirken did a survey of more than 100 runners asking them the following question: If you could take a pill that would guarantee you'd win an Olympic gold medal, but would kill you within the year, would you take it? The number of positive responses, over 50 percent, is very sobering. (Clark) Not only are health factors of using steroids dangerous but the repercussions of sporting organizations equally punishable. Athletes in college may lose up to one year of eligibility due to a positive ...
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Oedipus Complex - 652 words
One of the cornerstones of psychoanalysis is the Oedipus Complex. According to the generally accepted version during a session of self-analysis, Freud unearthed a childhood memory of being sexually aroused by seeing his mother naked. Soon after Freud uncovered these memories from his childhood, he postulated a universal law- the Oedipus Complex. Freud believed that in the phallic stage of development (i.e. between the years of 2 and 3) every boy has the urge to engage in sexual acts with their mother, and fear castration from their father. Because of this desire, the boy will kill his father. Even though Freuds theory seemed more to imply that this applied to males rather than females, it is ...
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Advertising Manipulations - 1,166 words
... opportunity The problem that exist with testimonials is that there is no way to discover if the spokesperson is a credible authority; therefore, they are not trustworthy. When testimonials are used people are claiming personal success stories about a product. The problem that exists is that there is no way to know if the testifying party is credible. Especially considering that the people chosen are impossible to contact for verification. Many times testimonials are made from people such as Christy in Memphis or Bob from Las Vegas. Who is Christy in Memphis and why should she be believed or trusted? Also, claims are often made by large, vague groups like the small town used in a Quaker ...
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Recidivism Of Sex Offenders - 1,181 words
... imply notifying the public does not remove the responsibility of the legal system from keeping sex offenders from committing another offense. If the correctional system releases a convicted offender and places him or her on parole they must be supervision. A study found in the Journal of Criminal Justice and Behavior, by R. Hanson and Andrew Harris, looked at possible behavioral indicators predicting the recidivism of a sex offender. They found recidivists generally have poor supports, attitudes tolerant of sexual assault, antisocial lifestyles, poor self-management strategies, and difficulties cooperating with supervision. Most importantly, recidivists showed increased anger and distres ...
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Feminist - 1,292 words
... argued that similar differences existed among humans. Consequently, he concluded that men are, "more courageous, pugnacious and energetic than woman, and have more inventive genius." Darwin did much to damage society during his day, women in particular. Victorian assumptions of the inevitability and rightness of a woman's role of domestic moral preceptor and nurturer and man's role of free-ranging aggressive provider and jealous patriarch were enshrined in Darwin's reconstruction of human evolution. Our female progenitors were maternal, sexually shy, tender and altruistic, while our male ancestors were "naturally" competitive, ambitious and selfish. Not unlike Darwin himself who wrote i ...
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