Essays Tagged: "Deconstruction"

The themes of control within Susan Douglas's "Narcissism as Liberation," Ralph Ellison's "Extravagance of Laughter," and Walker Percy's "Loss of the Creature" are explored.

inking that they are truly the ones in control. She believes the media to play a major role in the "deconstruction of feminism" into "narcissism," hence her essay entitled, "Narcissism as Liberation" ... society demands that women must don.All three essays deal with the concepts of freedom, liberation, deconstruction, masking and society, and society's experts. The problem that all of the essays deal ...

(6 pages) 64 0 3.0 Aug/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Postmodernism and the works of Rosaldo, Dumont, and Derrida describing the theory of postmodernism in cultural change.

come into contact with a variety of evolving concepts, including hybridity, montage, fluidity, and deconstruction. The question remains, how these concepts reflect the social, cultural and political ...

(6 pages) 179 0 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Macbeth: 'The frame of Things Disjoint' or Deconstruction Enacted

Trying to define 'deconstruction' is rather like being asked to weigh air -it is, to say the least.a nebulous concept ... being asked to weigh air -it is, to say the least.a nebulous concept to grasp. However, considering deconstruction in relation to Macbeth may give the theory some substance and may help to open up ang ... the heart of Macbeth is in some ways a perfect expression of what some 2Oth century theorists call 'deconstruction'. It is important, though, to keep in mind that when considering the play in this lig ...

(5 pages) 23 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

By Using the spy genre, the appeals have been compared between spy films seeing what has changed.

tion flicks more related to the spy genre. By analyzing the exotic location, sense of adventure and deconstruction of societies rules it can be said that the codes and conventions have changed.In all ... ry to retrieve the NOC list from the well protected room with the computer with the files on it.The deconstruction of society's rules is important in a spy film as it is used in all spy flicks produce ...

(2 pages) 29 0 1.8 May/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Genre Study


text claims to say and what it actually says are two different things.Prior to Poststructuralism or deconstruction, most theories maintained that the meaning of a text could be found. They held modern ... d. They held modernist views regarding the world which were later challenged by poststructuralists, deconstruction and postmodernism.Modernism or enlightenment views: stemming from René Descart ...

(3 pages) 130 1 4.1 Jan/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Dreams: and the perceptions shaped through 4 texts

reams shaped in the texts can be compared to F. Scott Fitzgerald's "the Great Gatsby" through their deconstruction of the meaning of dreams.To life, the inspiring autobiographical memoir documenting t ...

(10 pages) 62 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Melana Marchetta's "Looking for Alibrandi", "The Conciliation" and "The National Picture" from the stimulus book.

values and behaviour. A heightened understanding of the concept of change can be gained through the deconstruction of texts such as Melana Marchetta's Looking for Alibrandi, The Conciliation and The N ...

(9 pages) 46 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


feeds our dependance and unnatural desire for certainty. Sartre, through the denial of God and the deconstruction of man's preconceived notion of "human nature" has come to the basic premise that "ma ...

(6 pages) 56 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrman

ed by Todd Holland and a deeper realization of the impact image has on society can be gathered from deconstruction of the oil painting of Mohammad Ali obtained from google images by LeRoy Neiman.We ar ... impact on society.Finally, the influence image has on winning is explored through all aspects after deconstruction of these three texts. It's amazing how much emphasis society places on winning. To st ...

(4 pages) 30 0 5.0 Aug/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Why Studying and Deconstructing Texts in English is Valuable

c. etc. of certain words. English is very widespread and has a lot of changes thus the studying and deconstruction of texts is needed and is valuable. Observing, listening or reading different types o ... subject that is always changing, will require more focus on the work than most other subjects. The deconstruction of a text in English is a valuable rule we will need now and in the future. It will h ...

(4 pages) 46 0 4.3 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies

The Precursor of Truth behind the History of the Sign: Henry Louis Gates' "The Blackness of Blackness: A Critique on the Sign and the Signifying Monkey"

ture is really rooted in African-American ancestry (987-988). Although Gates is not classified as a deconstructionist theorist, he clearly uses the technique to undercut and get to the real history of ... ere it is from. He finds that it happens to be a part of Black English and is a common term used in deconstruction, which clarify and undermine traditional conjectures about identity and truth of mean ...

(4 pages) 36 0 3.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Deconstruction Of Adriene Rich's "Power"

Deconstruction of Adrienne Rich's "Power"� This poem "Power"� is describing all the po ...

(2 pages) 1248 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Deconstructing the Final Status: Kosovo Case Study

ion that will offer a better future than the one that is being proposed. David Campbell's "National Deconstruction" provides an essential tool in viewing this document from a critical perspective but ... hor.Secession of any territory is an incredibly complex procedure in terms of logistics and ethics. Deconstruction, as a school of philosophy and as a method of creating new norms and rules, provides ...

(16 pages) 55 0 4.2 Aug/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Critique of joseph conrads hea

xplain and analyze Kurtz's "de-humanity", and how effective it is in achieving Conrad's goal. This "deconstruction" of Kurtz culminates with his utterance of the phrase, "The horror! The horror!", as ...

(5 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Real Truth In Government Compensation

ends on the circumstances surrounding the event, how long ago this was, and also how much emotional deconstruction was done because of it. Throughout the years there has been many examples of groups o ...

(2 pages) 446 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Postmodern Feminism

njunction between power and knowledge.Jacques Derrida another important writer used a device called deconstruction in which the text (which is the knowledge in itself) becomes a phenomena of indefinit ... view of the development in postmodernism and feminism and how feminism recently used concepts like deconstruction to re-form its ideology. Judith Butler gives a clear prospective how deconstruction c ...

(6 pages) 88 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

A De constructive Approach: On Kate Chopin's "Story of an Hour" and Yannis Kitsos' "Penelope's Despair"

"The Story of an Hour"Derrida's deconstruction states that the meaning of the story/text includes what is left out of the text or ig ... aning of the story/text includes what is left out of the text or ignored or silenced by it. Because deconstruction is an attack on the very existence of theories and conceptual systems, its exposition ... ll systems of thought have an assumed center, or Archimedean point, upon which they are based. In a deconstructionist reading, this unconscious and unarticulated point is revealed, and in this revelat ...

(7 pages) 15 0 5.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A commentary of the poem "The Broken Tower" by Hart Crane

The title, ‘A Broken Tower’, refers to a continuing metaphor in the poem and suggests the deconstruction of established paradigms which is necessary for artistic progress. Throughout the poe ... the bells. This breaking of the tower symbolises the destruction of accepted norms and paradigms, a deconstruction in fact, but the poet is not in control of this-- the bells ‘swing [he] know[s] ...

(7 pages) 6 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

A Critique of William J. Bennett's "Against Gay Marriage"

- when he says that recognizing same-sex marriage "would be the most radical step ever taken in the deconstruction of society's most important institution" (288). The reader may wonder if any studies ...

(2 pages) 83 0 4.3 Feb/2009

Subjects: Art Essays

Deconstruction of Leadership Assumptions

n how these improved us professionally, academically personally.According to Paparone (2004, p.3) a deconstruction is an analysis of statement that has the tendency of demeaning, contradicting or omit ... support in making decisions periodically (Ruggiero, 2004, p.141).Kirby and Goodpaster (2001) said, deconstruction makes us to be conversant of the lack of facts that promotes our behavior. Thus, enab ...

(4 pages) 18 0 0.0 Sep/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management > Leadership and Communication