Essays Tagged: "Sexual repression"

According to Freud, sexual desire is the drive behind everything. "Death in Venice" by Thomas Mann and The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset Maugham are no exceptions; both stories are fueled with it.

Depression in Sexual RepressionAccording to Freud, sexual desire is the drive behind everything. "Death in Venice" ... is art, so he is without one. He attributes every part of his success to his discipline and lack of sexuality: "Yes, one might put it that his whole career had been one conscious and overweening ascen ... he will mature and loose it. Just from this description, the reader is made aware that Aschenbach's sexual restraint has been overwhelmed. From day one Aschenbach has restricted his desire and passion ...

(4 pages) 65 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"1984" by George Orwell.

me of the most astute analysis of the Party in the novel, explaining to Winston that the party uses sexual repression to control the populace. As she understands it, preventing sexuality causes hyster ... "war fever" and "leader worship." On a certain level, Winston appreciates Julia's understanding of sexuality, and is even thrilled that she has had so many affairs with so many Party members. When se ...

(4 pages) 52 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Character Analysis of "The Chrysanthemums".

yal of Elisa's many character traits. However, Elisa's most profound traits are her loneliness, her sexual repression, and her role and desire as a nurturer. Throughout the story, the author provides ... , she is bound and restricted to the only world she knows-her garden. Elisa Allen and her repressed sexuality are introduced to the readers through a manly appearance with a small clue of a womanly fi ...

(4 pages) 211 1 3.7 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > John Steinbeck

The Ealing Comedies - Making Light of Crime?

cter.'The Ealing comedies have, by critics, been accused of provincial narrow-mindedness, snobbery, sexual repression, verbosity, archness and sentimental nationalism. Sarah Street identifies the key ...

(10 pages) 42 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Critical Analysis of a Åoréal Paris Advertisement

s' hair product persuades young, white adults in college to purchase the product through the use of sexual suggestion which is an effective strategy. The target audience is led to expect sexual attent ... ecret look is showing her rebellion against society's role for women which is that of virginity and sexual repression as well as monogamous loyalty. This product will most likely appeal to women who f ...

(3 pages) 66 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Kate Chopin and the Cult of True Womanhood. Brief essay in response to "What does Kate Chopin's 'The Storm' tell us about gender roles in the late 19th century?

tury gender roles, the story's themes and characters offer supposition regarding the true nature of sexual repression. During the time of this story's conception, the campaign of female inferiority he ... perspective by initiating the belief that woman were the highest form of purity, void of impetuous sexual desires. In contrast, men actually possessed the uncontrollable lustful impulses. Therefore, ...

(4 pages) 117 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Splendor In The Grass

d by the infamous Elia Kazan (Dirks 5). The film embraces daring controversial topics of the time - sexual repression and neurosis. The public received the film with applause and concern. Ingle was no ... etween Deanie (Natalie Wood) and Bud (Warren Beatty), and the devastating consequences to repressed sexuality constricted by society. However, with all the reprimands the film received a rather unnoti ...

(4 pages) 32 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Discuss the presentation and role of Mine in Bram Stoker's "Dracula", considering the historical and social context of the novel.

In many ways, Dracula is more than just a thriller. It explores, among other themes, issues of sexual repression and the conflict between the old and new. Stoker presents Mina as the model Victor ... is key to the conflict between old and new (the irrational and the rational), and between repressed sexuality and "voluptuous wantonness". Her protection becomes vital to the protection of Victorian s ...

(4 pages) 53 1 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"Repressing the Awakening" is a psychoanalysis of Kate Chopin's novel The Awakening. It examines decadent, displaced, and transitory sexual repression in the characters. Complete with quotes.

dian analysis, the reader can see how both male and female characters exhibit subconscious signs of sexual repression and, in the more extreme cases, displacement of sexual passions and energy. When b ... d repressed desires, one must first acknowledge their opposites, characters who freely commit overt sexual acts. Acting as a background, these "decadents" help us understand the repressed. Victor Lebr ...

(8 pages) 70 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Dracula" by Bram Stoker

and the atmosphere of the town and using Whitby characters he completed and published the novel of sexual repression and Gothic horror, and it remains unbeatable in its ability to shock.The author st ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

"Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

rown was about to go on an evil errand, his wife Faith tried to persuade him not to go. There was a sexual repression, which existed in Goodman. He recognized his wrong - doing in going to the meeting ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How is meaning generated? Illustrate your answer by presenting and explaining your 'reading' of an advertisement selected from a recent newspaper or magazine.

stern cultural context, indicate that government institutions promote ideas of autonomy rather than sexual repression. Henceforth, cultural subjectivity needs to be given weight when understanding how ...

(4 pages) 24 0 4.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Australian Society - Picnic At Hanging Rock

lian stereotype as a peaceful society and presents it as one of lost identity, class inequality and sexual repression. Techniques used include symbolism, contrast, irony/ sarcasm, denouement, dialogue ... which consists of a series of events that unravel the plot and serve as the conclusion of the story.Sexual repression is distinctly marked. The girls are literally strait-laced: in the opening scenes ...

(3 pages) 8 0 0.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature