Minister's Black Veil Literary Analysis: What I Thought The Message Was This essay discusses the American Romanticism characteristics that are typical of this story as well as other different kinds of characteristics and the various kinds of symbolism that are demonstrated throughout the text .Topics that will also be discussed are themes, symbols, and motifs shown in the parable The Minister's Black Veil by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This will all be done the help of the cited sources attached. One of the most obvious examples of characteristics of American Romanticism in the parable is the Black Veil that Mr. Hooper mysteriously began wearing early on in the story It demonstrated the secret of sin and how people should be more expressing when it comes to doing things that shouldn't be done. People should own up to their acts and show that they have done something wrong. "But what has good parson Hooper have upon his face?"
Sex Object – like the other performance art pieces discussed within the essay – has many elements of aggression, starting with the title of the act: Sex Object. Simple, but bold, it can be seen as a direct message to the audience, representing how women were categorized as “something” or as an object to satisfy men, which can still be seen today. The corset Lydia Schouten is wearing is so tight fitting that it cuts off her oxygen and is attached to a metal frame by rubber bands, which can a metaphor in two ways. Because the purpose of a corset is to form fit the female body, it demonstrates how women are forced to fit in a certain body type/standard. The rubber bands
For Goodness Sex, by Al Vernacchio, is a welcome relief from the two previous books; Girls & Sex and Man Interrupted, as the focus is about sexuality as a whole; gender, sexual orientation, etc., rather than on the culture of females and males. In a chapter titled “Gender Myths,” Vernacchio (2014) asks the question, “male and female, is that all there is” (Vernacchio, A., p. 112, 2014)? In teaching his class on Sexuality and Society, Vernacchio asks these questions and questions similar, demonstrating that he takes into consideration that there are feelings at stake and keeps in mind the human aspect of sex and sexuality as he is intentionally behind challenging students to foresee and develop their sense of values about sex, instead of constantly being “in the moment.”
My thesis would be about Trying different roles and gender role-playing while the experimenting with one’s sexuality. “Exchanging Hats” by Elizabeth Bishop is a whimsical poem about experimenting with pushing gender dress to the limits of acceptability. Hats are customarily used to define a person’s role in society or profession. This poem uses that mantra to depict the different roles that people play, and the different hats they wear to emphasize those roles. Author Timothy Materer was impressed with and wrote the following commentary on “Exchanging Hats” “which he saw in New World Writing, 1956.”(Mirrored Lives, 180) He goes on to say “In its ingenious quatrains, the poem 's aunts and uncles experiment with the ‘headgear of the other sex’
I did not stop after painting the hands, I then splashed blue, pink, and purple paint all over the painting. I was done. After the workshop, we had a group discussion on what our paintings meant to us and why we painted them. I didn’t have an explanation at the time so I responded with a bogus answer of, “ I think rainbows are pretty,” which quite frankly is the dumbest response; however, part of me definitely knew why I painted what I did. I was initially apprehensive to the thought of me being gay because I’d liked boys before but I also thought girls were really pretty, and yet I still doubted my
Carole Patemen’s The Sexual Contract digs deep into contract theory and its downfalls, especially focusing on the issues at hand in the social, employment, marriage, prostitution and surrogate contracts. Through a feminist perspective, Pateman revisits and analyses the views of the classic contract theorists Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, as well as Robert Filmer and Freud and how their views on sex greatly effected the foundations of contract theory. To Pateman, “the original contract is a sexual-social contract.” (1) Through The Sexual Contract Pateman attempts to unmask the sexual contract from hiding and show the effect it has on many of the contracts we take part in today. The Sexual Contract also acts as a critique towards feminists and
In his book Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society, Robin Osborne, the previous Professor of Ancient History at the University of Cambridge and a member of the editorial boards of several well-known journals such as the Journal of Hellenic Studies, discusses Ancient Greek sexual morality. I will discuss this more in depth later in the paper, but for the purpose of observing if this characteristic was considered evil, I will give a brief description. Robin Osborne makes the observation that the line between good and bad sexuality in Ancient Greek culture is not clear. It seems more that sex was simply an accepted part of Ancient Greek culture. It is this way for several reasons.
Noboa-Ortega and colleagues give an overview of HIV/AIDS randomized controlled trial that used a CBPR framework. The manuscript contains lessons learned from a personalized HIV/AIDS prevention intervention trial for women who have sex with men to promote the use of art as a resource for negotiating safer sex. The paper by Diaz-Toro and collaborators focuses on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual & Transgender tobacco use. The community-engaged research team describes the development of a community designed Citizens Alliance to address issues related to tobacco cessation. Colon-Lopez and colleagues manuscript describes a sustainable partnership with Taller Salud, Inc. related to the creation of a culturally appropriate breast and cervical cancer intervention for women.
A Feminist Critique Feminine criticism is an aspect of gender criticism. Gender criticism “examines how sexual identity influences the creation, interpretation, and evaluation of literary works.” “The Yellow Wallflower” is a feminist critique of gender in society. In this story in particular, it is demonstrated through symbols. The wallpaper is one symbol that was used. “I kept still and watched the moonlight on that undulating wallpaper till I felt creepy… the faint figure behind seemed to shake the paper, just as if she wanted to get out” (Gilman).
Also small bronze implements identified as tattooing tools were discovered at the town site of Gurob in northern Egypt and dated to c. 1450 B.C. and then of course, there are the mummies with tattoos, and dated back to c. 2000 B.C. (Cate Lineberry) Egyptians got tattoos to provide magical or medical protections. Although it has long been assumed that such tattoos were the mark of prostitutes or were meant to protect the women against sexually transmitted diseases. This is supported by the pattern of distribution, largely around the abdomen, on top of the thighs and the breasts,