Shakespeare further elaborates their dismissive speech over Bianca to arouse Othello’s suspicion into conviction that Desdemona is having a love affair. This conviction leads Othello into anguish and frustration. If Cassio has paid attention to Bianca’s traits other than sexuality, there would have been no failure of men. Thus, men’s view of women solely through a sexual lens has incurred a
All this marching up and down and cheering and waving flags is simply sex gone sour.’” (Orwell 2.3.25). In this quote, Julia introduces the idea that the purpose of the anti-sex league is so that pent up sexual energy can be transferred into loving Big Brother. This is important because she brings a new idea to Winston and further pushes the reader to believe that Big Brother is bad. The reader can see how Julia’s ideas affect Winston when Orwell writes, “There was a direct intimate connection between chastity and political orthodoxy. For how could the fear, the hatred, and the lunatic credulity which the Party needed in its members be kept at the right pitch, except by bottling down some powerful instinct and
Unfortunately the story was immediately considered as scandalous due to its references of homosexual desire. The story appears to be promoting the relationship between three men; Basil, Lord Henry and Dorian Gray, whom the two men admire and fascinate about. the immediate reaction of the readers of those times was rather negative due to superficiality of their judgements. Whether it was homosexuality or not both Oscar Wilde and Dorian Gray lived similar lives. Both enjoyed the pleasures in life but due to society’s intolerance and xenophobia both were outcasted.Despite homosexuality was condemned as evil, it was still widespread.
Romanticism As Americans evolved from Classicism to Romanticism there was much change, especially in literature. Classicism prioritized the idea of reason and valued “clarity, order, and balance” (Hodgins, 119). In contrast, Romanticism emphasized “importance upon the emotions and upon the individual” (Hodgins, 119). Early American Romanticists shared several central attitudes and ideas, including a concern with the “deeper” aspects of the human psychology that lie beyond rational awareness, and a tendency to value individualism over all social forms or systems. During the late eighteenth century, Benjamin Franklin was one of the intelligent fellows who blended classicism with romanticism.
In today’s society gladiators are a symbol of strength and sex, they are the stereotypical bad boy that every teenager fantasized about. They bested man and beast and were idolized for their heroism. That, however, should not be the case. Mark Catwright Greek history
Sex creates an extremely exclusive bond between two individuals; it’s an unspoken contract of trust and love. Not only are sexual experiences private, but they also fulfill humanity’s instinctual desire and promote individuality. However, when this intimacy is either erased or condemned by society, individuals lose touch with that vital part of their humanity and individuality. In 1984 by George Orwell, sexuality plays an important role in both Oceania’s totalitarian government and Winston’s rebellion against his oppressors; as he explores his sexuality, Winston revolts against the Party’s manipulative political control, the destruction of individuality, the absence of human connection, and the practice of sexual puritanism. Within Oceania, the Party strives for sexual puritanism in order to eradicate true humanity and demonize sex.
An era not only exploring love but rather the mortality of character and the shape of which identity takes place. Contrastingly, Browning explores a romantic vision of love through the subversion of the traditional petrarchan form, whilst also exploring the transcendence of life and the social aspects of identity. Thus, through the comparison of The Great Gatsby and Sonnets From The Portuguese one is able to witness human desire in a (something) of context. The desire for a spiritual and transcendent love is a key motivator behind Barrett Browning 's sonnet sequence, with her ideals greatly contrasting the rational and restricting notions associated within the Victorian period. Specifically, this is witnessed through her subversion of the traditional petrarchan form,
Estella endured a rough upbringing; Miss Havisham raised her to hate men and break hearts. Miss Havisham even says, “Break their hearts my pride and hope, break their hearts and have no mercy,” (page 81), which shows how Estella heartlessly acts as a pawn. Estella represents the theme of unbridled love, and how unbridled love can act as a negative device. Throughout the whole book, Pip falls madly in love with Estella...he goes to the ends of the Earth for her. Pip wants Estella so badly that he tries to change everything about his life: he attempts to become rich, well educated, popular, and a gentleman.
The topic of homosexuality in Tom Hanks speech is one of great division among the people of our country, especially at the time he chose to bring attention to it, yet his use of rhetorical speaking, particularly Ethos and Pathos, assist to both mitigate and normalize a typically polarizing issue. The introduction to his speech features an immediate nod to emotion when he mentions love and his “lover”, or wife, saying “I could not be standing here without that undying love… And I have that in a lover that is so close to fine, we should all be able to experience such heaven right here on earth”. By introducing the concept of “love” as the preliminary subject before the actual meaning of the speech is made clear, a common connection is made between the audience, who includes both celebrities and the American public, that is necessary to establish due to the status that the speaker possesses. Because of this elevated status, Ethos emerges as a secondary rhetorical device that aids Tom in delivering his message. Due to the occupation that Mr. Hanks holds, there is often a perceived disconnect between the average person and himself, which can then make delivering an important message all the more difficult as there is no emotional connection between him and the audience.
Stradler, is an exemplary example of imperial masculinity as it is pressured by society. “Stradler walked through life with ease as a result of his gender performance, Holden sees his character as primarily consisting of narcissism and womanizing.” (Marley Jeranko, para. 9) Holden tells that “he was madly in love with himself” (Catcher in the rye, page 31) and it becomes apparent that Holden is also appalled by Stradlater’s high ego and sense of