Sexual arousal Essays

  • Kenneth Clark's Assessment Of Nudity In Western Art

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    His assessment of nudity is the body disrobed and embraced. Clark gathers that the nude has endured in Western art because man will always dream about the perfect female body and will seek, neverendingly, to create one to suit their need for sexual arousal. Clark believes the nude is not demeaning to women because it is an art form that depicts ideal beauty. To him, portraying the realistic or natural elements of a woman brings nothing but disappointment. Apparently, reproducing true features

  • Gustav Klimt Research Paper

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    Klimt’s nudes….display both the wish for unrepressed sexual expression and at the same time the regressive male image of woman as merely sexual creature of nature….” Klimt is still a male in the nineteenth century; he does not understand the perspective of women. To Klimt, women are there to be passive and are only used as symbolism for birth and fertility. This is even more present in Klimt’s drawings, which portray women in more of a sexual nature than

  • Egocentrism In Adolescence Research Paper

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    The concept of egocentrism during adolescence along with the challenges experienced Adolescents often believe that others are always observing and evaluating them all the time (). This type of behaviour leads to adolescence feeling self-conscious around people and they worry about the way the look when they go out to certain places, labelled the imaginary audience and personal fable (). These two concepts are features on the development of adolescence and explanation of self-awareness and risk-taking

  • Rape Culture Research Paper

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    1.What is Rape Culture? Rape culture is a culture in which sexual violence is normalized and victims are blamed for their own assaults, it is also the use of misogynistic language, objectifying women’s bodies,g and the glorification of sexual violence, creating a society that has little respect for women. In many cases it’s situations in which sexual assault, rape, and general violence are ignored, trivialized, glamorized, or many times joked about. Rape culture is present in terms like,“why couldn't

  • Innocent Voices Film Analysis

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    Innocent Voices The film is regarding an 11-year-old boy Chava, during a time when there was a civil war ging on between El salvador’s guerrillas and the army. There was a system as per which when a child becomes 12 years old, the army of El Salvador will take to fight the war against the guerrillas. The USA provided arms to Salvador army, which adds to a long list of cases in which thex exploited countries to meet their needs. In one of the scenes in the film there was an example of passive resistance

  • Pope Paul VI: Responsible Parenthood

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    husband and wife are required to fully understand the obligations and responsibility of parenthood. As Pope Paul VI stated the different aspects of responsible parenthood, they should understand it in its biological processes, in relation with man's sexual feelings and impulses, and in relation with the conditions affecting way of life (physical, economic, psychological, and social). Furthermore, an essential aspect of responsible parenthood "requires that husband and wife...recognize their own duties

  • Masculinity In E. E Cummings Porphyria's Lover

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    Love. The sole word generates depictions of passionate acts, entwined lovers, romantic glimpses, murmured expressions of compliment, and an all-embracing sentiment that exceeds the corporeal. In Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover’ and E.E Cummings “somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond” love is theorized as a play of power where lovers assume active and passive roles based on their dominance within the relationship. By juxtaposing Browning’s passive male speaker who cannot accept the

  • Everlasting Ivy Character Analysis

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    When reading books often the reader compares themselves to the main character to relate to them or get a different perspective on a situation they've never have been in personally. In the book Everlasting, Ivy and I have different attributes that draw us apart and similarities that we can both relate to. Despite us both being the main characters of our story Ivy's story being Everlasting and my story being my life, we have many differences that can greatly show how different we really are. Many people

  • Exploitation In Michelle Cliff's Down The Shore

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    “nowhere to be seen” at the moment of the young girl’s experience with the harrowing symptoms of presumed oral sex, therefore allowing for the assumption of her mother (the “woman with Kool”) being the person prompting her to partake in unpleasant sexual encounters at a tender age. Furthermore, the metaphor that she feels devoid of “arms or legs” lying in the cabin, in concert with the reference mentioned previously of her feeling like a girl in a sideshow (essentially like a puppet), fortifies this

  • Romeo And Juliet Forms Of Love Analysis

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    In ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Shakespeare shows a variety of forms of love the most prevalent of which is the love between Romeo and Juliet. To only consider romantic love as the only form of love in the play would be reductive. Whilst the love between the “star-cross’d lovers’” could be considered ‘true love’ other forms of love include the forced love felt by Juliet through the threat of marriage, family love and the infatuation that Romeo feels for Rosaline at the beginning of the play. Shakespeare shows

  • Political Issues In The Handmaid's Tale

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    In the 1980s, United States was experiencing the rise of conservatism. Under the presidency of Ronald Reagan, conservative religious groups were gaining popularity. In response to the social and political landscape, Canadian author Margaret Atwood published a fictional novel The Handmaid’s Tale in 1986; a genre of dystopian novels. The storyline projects an imaginary futuristic world where society lives under oppression and illusion of a utopian society maintained through totalitarian control. Dystopian

  • Some Like It Hot Analysis

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    “Torches of Freedom” movement, which encouraged women to smoke as a symbol of emancipation and gender equality. According to the Journal of the American Medical Women's Association cigarettes represented “rebellious independence, glamour, seduction and sexual allure for both feminists and flappers.” Once again, by the 1930s everything became traditional and conservative, and such movie would never make it onto the big

  • Examples Of Deception In Othello

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    e themes of jealousy and deception in the domestic play “Othello” by Shakespeare are one of the major ones, because they build up the plot of the story and appear through out the text. The jealousy and deception have touched each character of the play: Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Roderigo, Cassio, Emilia, Bianca and Brabantio, however Othello’s jealousy has been manipulated by perhaps most jealous character Iago, who’s jealousy has caused unwarranted deaths, what makes him a villain. Othello, the general

  • Outline Of Freud's Psychological Development

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    In this assignment I first went through the outline of Freud's psychosexual theory of development. Next I mainly focused on how parents manage their children’s sexual drives during these developmental period. Finally I included some of the common critiques find in Freud’s theory. Outline of Freud’s Psychological development According to Freud, Oral stage (birth to 1 year) is the stage where the sensual pleasure

  • Medea Altruistic Infanticide

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    MEDEA: THE ABANDONED “…You must know the stress and fear I have being unable to offer even water to my children” (Eripides, 2015, p.27) To be able to analyze Medea’s motives in the play, one must understand the biological and psychological reasons leading to altruistic infanticide. According to Sara G. West, a Doctor from the Department of Psychiatry in Ohio, Altruistic filicide is defined as the crime where parents kill their children because either the world is too cruel for them or because they

  • Paraphilia Case Studies

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    Paraphilia is a condition in which a person’s sexual arousal and gratification depend on fantasizing about and engaging in sexual behavior that is a typical and extreme. When it comes to paraphilia, it becomes a broad topic for which it can be broken down to several sexual disorders. In the eyes of many experts the most commonly diagnosed with sexual disorders are men, but recent research has shown the increase of women falling under this umbrella. Women and paraphilia are rare and basically almost

  • Miss Brill's Daydreams: A Psychoanalysis

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    Miss Brill’s Daydreams: A Psychoanalysis “Miss Brill” is a short story in which the author, Katherine Mansfield, introduces and develops the main character by allowing the reader to view Miss Brill through her introspection and daydreams. This omniscient point of view the narrator provides helps the reader feel intimate with the character of Miss Brill, yet Mansfield manages to hold her at a mysterious distance. This may be because Miss Brill is not honest with herself about reality. For the majority

  • Hester Prynne The Heroine In The Scarlet Letter

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    Although Hester Prynne is the heroine of The Scarlet Letter, it is impossible to fully identify or sympathize with her. Do you agree? The half century between 1625 and 1675 is called Puritan period. In that period The Scarlet letter was one of the famous novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne about the puritans. In that period “It had two chief objects; the first was personal righteousness; the second was civil and religious liberty. In other words, it aimed to make men honest and to make them free” (Long

  • Human Chain Heaney Analysis

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    In a review of Human Chain, Maria Johnston comments on the way in which Heaney's poetry centers on ‘sadness and loss'. With this comment in mind, write a close critical analysis of one poem you have studied from this volume. In the series ‘Album' Heaney creates a sensuous group of word pictures, which almost mimics the way in which a photo album is set out. In these word pictures, we can detect moments of anguish and regret. In many poems in this volume, time and place are very specifically evoked

  • Theme Of Lust In Hamlet

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    Lust is defined as an intense longing or a sexual desire that was a common theme influenced particularly in classic Greek literature. In most of the books, some important Greek philosophers had to say about sex and accepted desire as a perfectly natural urge. Moreover, the mindset of the unequal genders in the past has influenced the way the authors portrayed females in their plays. William Shakespeare used a variety of themes such as love, time, gender, politics, sexuality, and many others in his