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  • Key Themes In Peter Carey's 'Exotic Pleasures'

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    story, ‘Exotic Pleasures.’ The story’s main characters are husband and wife whose life is in a tangle before they meet their other companion, the bird. The couple is driving in town, torn in deciding how they will use their remaining few dollars. They even contemplate that they will take food and champagne and leave without paying for them. However, before they do this, the bird brings in a new kind of fortune for Lilly. Once she strokes the bird, she feels certain kind of pleasure, which she shares

  • A Wretch but for Love: Shakespeare’s Sonnet 91 Essay

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    ninety-first sonnet continues to address the young man to whom he has been writing the procreation sonnets. The theme of this sonnet is the incomparable value of the young man’s love. For Shakespeare, the pleasure of the young man’s love is greater than any other pleasure. His rejection of worldly pleasures for the greater joy of love also appears to highlight a distinction Shakespeare wants to make between true wealth and poverty. In doing so, he insinuates a social criticism about the notion of what

  • How Adequate Is Mill’s Conception of Happiness? How Good Are His Arguments to Show That “Higher” Pleasures Are Intrinsically More Desirable Than “Lower” Ones? Is This Distinction Consistent with the Thesis That Pleasure

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    arguments to show that “higher” pleasures are intrinsically more desirable than “lower” ones? Is this distinction consistent with the thesis that pleasure is the only thing of value? In “Utilitarianism” Mill argues that ‘higher’ pleasures are intrinsically more valuable than ‘lower’ pleasures, citing the invariable preference of men who have access to both available (pp.140). I am inclined to disagree, particularly with regards to his assertion that ‘higher’ pleasures have such a “superiority of quality”(pp

  • On Narcissism, The Uncanny, And Beyond The Pleasure P

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    focus on three essays by Sigmund Freud: “On Narcissism,” “The Uncanny,” and “Beyond the Pleasure Principle.” By examining these three essays, the influence of Freud’s theories can be determined. These essays will determine what Freud offers literary critics today and how they use his theories in their work. Many of Freud’s theories overlap; his theories of the unconscious are explored in “Beyond the Pleasure Principle” and “The Uncanny.” In studying Freud’s theories, and applying them to literature

  • Benedict's Life After Ww2

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    During WWII, when Benedict was assigned to study the Japanese, they were not well understood. Her job was to paint a portrait of the culture that would help the United States to understand how their enemy acted and why they acted the way that they did. Not only that but to also better understand how they would act to changes the United States planned to make for their government. The Japanese were not an easy culture to understand, which made the assignment even more difficult with Benedict not being

  • Locke And His Theory Of Motivation

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    Here is where I first disagree with Locke and his theory of motivation of the will according to pain and pleasure. I think this is a difficult notion to be comfortable with. To use the formula of pleasure minus pain equals happiness is in direct conflict with Christian teachings and the common good of all people. Locke, being a self-proclaimed Christian, is revealing himself throughout this book as actually being non-Christian, and I agree with Chappell when she stated that he was an egotist and

  • Experiential Analysis : Occupational Self Analysis Project

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    answer the following questions: What do these frequencies (of productivity, pleasure, vitality, and time-pressure) say about your patterns of your occupational experiences? Is one more prominent than the others? Do any co-occur? For each category, the highest frequency of ratings was four. For productivity, pleasure, and vitality, this meant that I was neither productive nor unproductive, neither displeasure or pleasure, and neither drained or renewed. This may mean that I am often engaging in tasks

  • Descriptive Essay On The Blue Ridge Mountains

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    backroads. And, we were going to be able to do that on most of this trip. Part of the advantages of traveling the backroads is being able to take in some fantastic views of this country's landscape, slowing down our pace enough to enjoy all the “simple pleasures” along the way, and specifically on this trip, enjoying that native “southern” hospitality. No matter how many times I see them, my heart always perks up when I first see those Blue Ridge mountains. And, it is always an inspirational sight to behold

  • The Zone: A Short Story

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    child score a soccer goal? Had a meeting been cancelled? Had someone just told me that the community potluck dinner would include my most favorite macaroni and cheese dish? Mmmmmmmmmmm.... Yes, we desire for these experiences in our life. These pleasures are commonly coveted by many people,

  • Coming Buy, Come Buy

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    Many feel that pleasure is a way for people to express their feelings in a way that is animalistic or savage. Krista Lysack, author of Come Buy, Come Buy, has a different interpretation as to what pleasure is. She views pleasure as simply “that which exceeds the norms of usefulness,” not as a greedy grab for something one desires. Pleasure is not something that really needs to be justified or explained because it possesses value within itself. Explaining why you get pleasure from specific objects