An example of this is Telemakhos, who goes from an immature boy to a strong, confident man. Telemakhos’ quest is to mature in his new identity, just like Odysseus’ quest is to return home to his old identity. The also book addresses the pitfalls of temptation and the power of strength. The women in The Odyssey were manipulative and seductive. They used their
Sullivan tests the limits with his use of one of the three appeals. Basing a majority of his essay off of Pathos, he makes you sympathize with homosexuals young and old –as old as they get –alike. He emphasizes growing up homosexual, the lonely, shaded path many young homosexuals take dodging back and forth between masks, masking the light of their true, internal selves. The more in depth he goes into his writing, the more his tone shifts from sad and reminiscent of the trials he faced to more accepting and empowering for who he really is. He uses a beautifully twisted symbolism to discuss the short life span of homosexuals.
Yu 1 Eric Yu Ms. Dunlop ENG 1DY 20 September 2013 Alan’s Flirtatious Attempt Creepy and flirtatious, are some words that describe Alan from the story, Loathe At First Sight by Ellen Conford. At first sight, Alan appears to be a joyful typical teenager, but upon further inspection it is revealed that he is far from “typical”. Alan seems rather creepy in the story, especially when he says, “I was admiring you from afar, and I wanted to admire you from a-near.” (Conford 1). He is also a quite humorous person, which he reveals to the readers when he says, “Oh, boy, this whole conversation has gotten off on the wrong foot. Wrong foot---ha!
Throughout the course of the play, the playwright seems to define sexuality in terms of winners and losers; Stanley a ‘winner’, is a powerful man who is assertive in his sexuality, and who eventually triumphs over Blanche both morally and sexually, whereas Allan, Blanche’s late husband is a ‘loser’. He was a homosexual or at the very least a bisexual, and upon Blanche having made a derisory remark about his sexuality after having caught him with another man, he shoots himself. Perhaps the most important element of human sexuality that is explored in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is the harmful effect it can have on one’s social standing and consecutively, one’s psyche. Blanche is the vessel through which the audience truly comes to understand the baneful features of human sexuality and how an over identification with the importance of one’s sexuality leads to strife and death. As mentioned earlier, Williams sorts raw human sexuality into two categories, the winners and the losers.
Kristapher Guillen Mrs. Trammell Ap Language & Composition January 30 2013 The Juxtaposition of the King's men Within the famed novel, All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren uses juxtaposition in order to convey one of the novel's most prominent themes. Throughout All The King’s Men, there is a constant struggle between innocence and awareness. For a reader to fully understand the novel one must acknowledge this struggle, for it is integral to the transformations of several major characters and the development of the novel itself. In the book, there are many cases where ignorance does prove to be bliss. However, there are also quite a few instances where awareness helps to empower a character.
Furthermore, the masculine dominance is established through compulsive heterosexuality when boys engage in specific patterns of opposite-sex touching. Whereas as same-sex touching is acceptable only in certain situations, such as the male-dominated world of sports or in the assertion of masculinity through mocking “fag” touch, opposite-sex touch takes on the role of normalizing heterosexuality as a predatory and sometimes violent social relation between boys and girls. In the same way that a superior is able to touch a subordinate, invade their space, and assert their control, so to are boys able to touch girls in this high school setting. Often played off as flirting by teachers who might otherwise
Belonging: Identity * Rosalind is disguised as Ganymede, and Celia as Aliena * During the Epilogue, Rosalind returns the audience to reality by stripping away not only the artifice of Ardenne, but her character as well * Celia and Rosalind are a perfect example of showcasing identity as their relationship is stronger than normal friends, and they both contribute to each other’s identity. * There is also physical identity that is present in the play, including Rosalind having a double identity as Ganymede. Ganymede represents strong homosexual connotations * Rosalind’s choice of alternative identities is significant. Ganymede is the cupbearer and beloved of Jove and is a standard symbol of homosexual love. In the context of the play, her choice of an alter ego contributes to a continuum of sexual possibilities.
He uses constant sexual encounters as a way to feel attractive to combat the self-confidence issues he felt growing up. 5. The Freudian stage that Steve is fixated is the phallic stage. This is the stage when the pleasure is formed from the genital region, this could have contributed to the fixation because of Steve continually having relations with females but having difficulty establishing mature heterosexual relationships. What could have caused this fixation is fear of feeling never being good enough and confident.
He is a surprising character and does not come across as you may initially perceive him. The character of hector shows good examples of how serious subjects are somehow flipped into another light through the personality and the portrayal of the characters; this is why it could be said that without the help of the characters the themes that are explored would not be comical. Bennett deftly explores a variety of sexual expressions, primarily homophilic, among the teachers and students. There is Hector's frank attraction to the boys,
“Male characters in Nervous Conditions are presented as flat rather than rounded characters.” Discuss the validity of this statement, with reference to Babamukuru, Jeremiah and Nhamo. The presence of male characters in the altogether female-oriented novel by Tsitsi Dangarembga, Nervous Conditions, is incredibly necessary for the development and unfolding of the plot. While these characters do play a crucial role in the development of the main female characters into round characters, it cannot be said that the males themselves progress at all and are rather presented as flat characters. This essay will be arguing this fact, with particular attention being placed on the characters Nhamo, Babamukuru and Jeremiah. The novel begins with the unashamed acknowledgement by the narrator, Tambu, that she was not sorry when her brother, Nhamo, had died.