• Buddha Apollonianism Dionysianism Nietzsche
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    Buddha, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Plato cover very specific views of their versions of an afterlife in their essays, The Path to Enlightenment, Apollonianism and Dionysianism, and The Allegory of the Cave, respectively. These views vary greatly; however, they all share some similarities, such as moderation and wellness. Nietzsche would like to create a balance between two forces, Apollonianism and Dionysianism, in which intellect and passion work together. Dionysianism relates to passion and hyst...
  • Emma Bovary Vs Meursault The Stranger
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    Julie Wells Comparative Essay Emma vs. Meursault Emma and Meursault were both strangers to society because of passion; Emma needed passion in a society that condemned it while Meursault refused passion in a society that promoted it. As early as Part I Chapter 5, Flaubert makes it evident that Emma is searching for passion. Before she was married, she mistakenly thought she was in love and therefore agreed to the marriage that could not consummate her desire for a passionate lifestyle. The world ...
  • Moliere's Tartuffe Son And Passion
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    The Theme of Moliere's Tartuffe: Reason vs. Passion Jean-Baptiste Paquelin Moliere's Tartuffe, is undoubtedly a satirical comedy. In Moliere's description of a satire, he was very direct as to the function and objectives of one are. The function is to correct men's vices, using satire to ridicule them and expose them to public laughter (Moliere, p. 14). Although this satire is making fun of many things in the church and organized religion, which is not the only objective Moliere had in mind. Ta...
  • Slave To The Passion Reason Passions Action
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    In Hume s A Treatise Of Human Nature he makes a distinction between passions and reason. He Points out that reason is a slave to the passions. Reason is what directs our judgment, concerning causes and effects (p. 461). These causes and effects are what directs our reason. There are some who object to this theory that Hume presents saying Surely reason is not always the slave of the passions for sometimes I act against my passions just to be reasonable. Though this objection might seem to have ...
  • Elemental Imagery In Jane Eyre
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    The use of elemental imagery in Jane Eyre, revealed throughout the novel both literally and metaphorically, is one of Charlotte Bronte s key stylistic devices. The opposition of the two elements, fire and water, highlights the need for the characters to find equilibrium between the two. Fire can describe passion and warmth, but it can also burn. Water can describe coolness and comfort, but it can also chill. Because of Charlotte Bronte s use of elemental imagery in her book, Jane Eyre, the reade...
  • Three Passions Life Friends Passion
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    The three passions that have dictated the direction of my life have been sports, friends and family. My first passion, sports, has guided me through temptations such as drugs and dropping out of school and has kept me on the right track. My second passion, much the same as my first has helped to deflect the many temptations of life. It is my friends who have stuck with me through the ups and downs and it is to them that I owe much of what I am today. My third and strongest passion is my family, ...
  • Jane Eyre By Bronte
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    Critics such as Adrienne Rich argue that Jane Eyre has to choose between the "temptation" of following the rule of passion by marrying Rochester, which would have made her dependent on him and not his equal, or of living a life of complete renunciation of all passions, by marrying St John Rivers. Fire and water imagery symbolizes the two forces competing for dominance in Jane Eyre, both on a personal and metaphorical level. Throughout the novel, such imagery is used by Bront, in keeping with her...
  • Dona Flor And Her Two Husbands
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    Western world convention dictates, primarily through religious teachings, that a marriage should be comprised of one male and one female. Polygamy is legal in some countries, under Islamic law, and in some African nations. Based upon their religious and cultural foundations, the system of polygamist marriages has stood successfully for centuries in those countries. In Western culture, there have been attempts to establish polygamist groups, primarily based upon differing religious viewpoints; ho...
  • The Storm Sexuality And Passion
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    Kate Chopin's short story 'The Storm'; describes an encounter of infidelity between two lovers during a brief thunderstorm. The story alludes to the controversial topic of women's sexuality and passion, which during Chopin's time no one spoke about much less wrote about. So controversial was 'The Storm,' ; that it was not published until after her death in eighteen ninety-nine. The story is broken up into five sections, each filled with small clues and hints that reflect her message. In short, K...
  • King Lear Passion Play First
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    In King Lear there is numerous evidence that can trace the gradual growth of the main characters mental breakdown. There are a few passages in the play which show us something of Lear before the story begins, and it will help understand the development of Lear's passion into madness to examine these. At the end of the first scene Goner il speaks of her father's treatment of Cordellia of a gross error of judgement and says:' The best and soundest of his time hath been but rash,' and then points o...
  • Moliere's Tartuffe Conflicts Between Reason
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    In Moliere's description of a satire, he was very direct as to the function and objectives of ones are. The function is to correct men's problems, using satire to ridicule them and expose them to the public opinion. Although the satire is making fun of many things, things in the church and organized religion. Tartuffe has many themes that reoccur throughout the play. The time period which this piece was written, was know as The Age Of Reason. One of the main ideas and attitudes during this peri...
  • The Storm Calixta And Alcee
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    The Storm In Kate Chopin's short story "The Storm," the narrative surrounds the brief affair of two individuals, Calixta and Alcee. Many people don't see the story as a condemnation of infidelity, but rather as an act of human sexuality. This essay argues that "The Storm" may be interpreted as a specific act of sexuality and passion joined with a condemnation of its repression by society. If one is to attempt to interpret "The Storm," it becomes necessary to examine the conditions of the surroun...
  • True Love Tita Pedro Passion
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    Love True love is emotion and passion. True love is when two individuals see each other and never want to leave each other. True love is a feeling of love every time one sees or even thinks of his or her soul mate. I do not believe true love was ever reached in this novel with any of the characters. Tita and Pedro always had worries and doubts about their relationship together. And that is what kept them from reaching true love. If they question their love and relationship because of other indi...
  • Female Passion Fanny Roxana Women
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    Is female passion dangerous, or is it a form of empowerment? Historians and critics often look upon the 18 th Century as "The Age of Reason." However, it may be more accurate to say that the century was marked by two main impulses- reason and passion. This notion is explored most explicitly in Austen's "Sense and Sensibility." However, it is interesting to consider the issue of female passion in texts that do not so overtly deal with the topic and are more ambiguous in nature. Defoe's "Roxana" p...
  • Analysis Of Andrew Marvell Coy Mistress
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    Andrew Marvell attempts to win his "Coy Mistress" over and ultimately convince her into unleashing her passion and turning over her virginity. He is playing on a women's vulnerability of love and admiration, fear of the loss of beauty and youthfulness and ultimately he clinches his argument by appealing to passion and lust. He is displaying a sense of urgency, to further his persuasion and has placed limitations on the availability of time in order to increase pressure. In Marvell's first stanza...
  • Things Fall Apart Tragic Hero
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    By definition, a tragic hero is someone usually of elevated status, who has a character flaw, which causes his demise. In the novel Things Fall Apart by China Achebe, the character Okonkwo is an exemplary model of a tragic hero, fitting all parts of the definition. The first requirement of a tragic hero is that he is of lofty social status. Okonkwo, although not of royalty as classical tragic heroes were, is one of the elite in the tribe. He participates at tribal meetings and even dresses as on...
  • Equus Alan Father Horses
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    The play Equus is about a young boy who viciously blinds six horses with a metal spike in a stable and the psychiatrist, Martin Dysart, who investigates the boy's mental state. It is a very complex, multi leveled story, with many relationships effecting Allen's (the stabber) behavior. The relationship between Alan and Equus is a very complex one. His worship for the horse comes from his mother's beliefs in God. She is very religious and pushes religion on Alan. His father was the opposite. He w...
  • Passion Is Instrument Of Self Extinction In Blood Wedding
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    Passion is the instrument of self-extinction in Blood Wedding In the play Blood Wedding, Lorca has presented human beings trapped in the webs of their own passion. John Gassner has mentioned that "Lorca's most impressive dramas deal with people who are seized by elemental passions which conflict with custom, reason, or some other restraining force"2. In this play the passion which stems from the heart of man has been dramatized as a tragedy. From the beginning of the play, the element of passion...
  • Monkey's Pigsy And Gulliver's Travel's Yahoo's Discussed
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    Traveling to places where you have never gone is very exciting. Life itself can be described in terms of a journey. There are pitfalls along the way that one must learn to avoid, dangers that must be talked about and exciting new things to learned. One of the ways authors talk about a journey is in a travel writing. Jonathon Swift and Wu Ch " eng-en used the travel writing to tell two different types of stories. The characterization of the minor character's of the Yahoo's and Pigsy in their res...
  • Powerful Than The Mind Reason Passion Augustine
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    A Mind Is The Slave Of Passion Mind Is The Slave Of Passion Through Its Own Choice While he may best be remembered for his classic autobiography Confessions, St. Augustine was also the author of The Problem of Free Choice, which raises many questions and provides answers for a plethora of questions regarding human life and the ability to think. He titles one of the sections of his book? A Mind is the Slave of Passion Through its Own Choice? (MS). In this section, he reveals many interesting thou...