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    The Story of Cupid and Psyche first appeared in the book Metamorphoses by Apuleius, written between 124-170 AD. The story deals with many themes prevalent in tales from classical antiquity, including love, challenging trials, and interference from the gods. It tells the tale of a love story between a mortal woman and a god. Psyche is the youngest daughter of an unnamed king and queen, renowned for her beauty, while Cupid (also known as Eros in Roman mythology) is the son of the goddess Venus, and

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    Jeanne-Marie LePrince de Beaumont’s “Beauty and the Beast” and Apuleius’s “Cupid and Psyche” both use a pair of sisters as a shadow figure to the beauty in the story. A shadow figure is a term used from Carl Jung’s “Process of Individuation”, that describes the character who impedes on beauty’s growth is a shadow character. The sisters in both stories hold features that beauty should gain in the end, such as marriage, being confident, and wanting more for herself. The sisters also hold features that

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    associates this faith to a positive feeling or as if them believing in whatever the idea is, is a virtuous act. The person’s belief becomes more and more cemented into their core beliefs, eventually becoming near impossible to dislodge from the person’s psyche. The text adds that the less evidence supporting the idea the more

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    Lord Of The Flies Power

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    From this point on, each group has its own source of power: Ralph’s group with the conch, and Jack’s group with the Lord of the Flies: the insatiable desire to kill. Each of these symbols of the island can be traced to one of two parts of the human psyche: the Superego: reason and logic, or the Id: impulse and pleasure. Where the conch is present, order can exist and the superego dominates. “‘I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak. He can hold it when he’s speaking.’” (33) The conch governs

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    represented by a square or a circle. The self tries to make itself known. The shadow is made up of our sexual desires or instincts, and is credited with being the darker side of our personalities. The Anima/Animus are the masculine and feminine of our psyche. There are traces of each found in both women and men. The Persona is the face that people put on for others. The word “persona” comes from the Latin word for mask. This is the personality the world sees. (Carl Jung Archetypes) Jung coined the word

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    Discoveries can have a profound impact on an individual that can result in renewed perspectives of themselves and the world. The emotional responses conveyed in texts position individuals to re-evaluate their perceptions of themselves and their world, which in turn provoke intellectual and spiritual discoveries and or in turn allow us to gain a shift in perspective. The discoveries embedded within Robert Frost’s poems, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘A Tuft of Flowers’, coupled with the poem “Mirror” by Sylvia

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    spend days on single sentences trying to perfectly compose it, Latin prose is an art form in itself, but we can grasp the simple techniques that are just as applicable in English as they are in Latin, and henceforth from them the examination of human psyche that Seneca has gone through in this text. We are led through a journey that was typical to texts of this stoic form and intent, he first involves us into the text using the reader as an example as he submerges us into the

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    In his essay, Stephen D. Arata uses Cesare Lombroso’s “atavistic criminal” as a starting point for his analysis of Edward Hyde. According to Lombroso’s model, criminals are born not made, and can be identified by their physical deformities such as, "enormous jaws, high cheek bones, and prominent superciliary arches.”(233) They are “throwbacks to man’s savage past,” to use Arata’s words. (233) He that, when the novel was published, many readers saw the markers of the Lombrosan criminal born out in

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    While the Id is the instinctual side of the human psyche, the Ego remains the more organized and realistic side of the human psyche. William Golding demonstrates this idea in his book, Lord of the Flies, by using his protagonists, Jack and Ralph, as the incarnations of the Id and Ego. While Jack embodies the Id, Ralph embodies the Ego. Golding explains that because these two aspects of the human psyche lie on two opposite sides of the spectrum, they cannot coexist. In Lord of the Flies, by William

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    The Martian Analysis

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    maintaining sanity in the most hopeless situation. Scott has used particular film conventions along with use of setting to express to the audience his individual ideas on growth and development along with symbolic links to the human development and psyche. The setting on Mars reinforces the impact of isolation on Mark Watney’s individual development as well as the deterioration of one’s mental state. Towards the beginning of the film, Watney is physically struck in the destructive storm, resulting

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