Slavoj Žižek

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  • Slavoj Zizek Essay

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    In The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, Slavoj Zizek explains his analytical theories about the ideology behind multiple films. His most radical ideological explanation seems to be the one regarding Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Jesus Christ. When Zizek embarks on the mission to explain to the viewer what the theories behind the film are, he shows some of the most gruesome and emotional scenes of the film. However, although his theories seem almost too complex to understand, they play a role in exploring

  • A Psychoanalytic Analysis of Pretty Woman Essays

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    A Psychoanalytic Analysis of Pretty Woman In the introduction to his book, The Sublime Object of Ideology, Slavoj Zizek acquaints readers with his book’s tripartite aim. He plans, among other things, to illustrate concepts fundamental to Lacanian psychoanalysis – an intention which will serve to further his more ambitious goal “to reactualize Hegelian dialectics by giving it a new reading” in the light of Lacanian psychoanalysis – and “to contribute to the theory of ideology via a new reading

  • Yannely Suero : A Short Story

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    Can you imagine what kind of life you would have had if the person who is your father today rejected you and ran away every time he saw your face just because he did not want you to be born in the first place? Meet Yannely Suero, the girl who was rejected before she was even born. Growing up without a father was very common for children in Villa Flores which is a community in the Dominican Republic. But Yannely's situation was not just her not having a father to provide her with the basic needs that

  • Political Irrectness In The Play Oleanna

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    Picture someone patting someone on the back in the spirit of reassurance, now picture the recipient and notice that they see an opportunity to exploit a system in order to beat a dead horse. Thesis: The overall structure of political correctness is flawed, it does things such as create room to exploit language on a legal level, demean and create a useless pressure to be mindful of one's words. Not to say however that one should be rude. These reasons are why one could argue that the PC movement does

  • Slavoj Zizek First As Sacrifice Analysis

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    In "First as Tragedy, Then as Farce," psychoanalytic philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek poses the question, "Why in our economy, charity is no longer the idiosyncrasy of some good guys here and there, but the basic constituent of our economy?" in order to expose the problems associated with charity in a cultural capitalist society. Zizek explains the tendency in today’s capitalism to combine our “egotist consumption” with our “anti-consumerist duty to do something for others, for the environment

  • Slavoj Zizek Examined Life Essay

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    continental philosopher Slavoj Zizek further discusses the principles of ecology and how Modern Day America conceptualize it. As an observer, people appreciate the authenticity of the information that is conversed in a specific film, such as a documentary. This film exhibits the rhetorical appeal of ethos because Zizek is ultimately a credible source. As a well-rounded philosopher, people can trust and confide in him. Apart from subjects about continental philosophy, Zizek also works on matters relevant

  • The Metaphysical Realm Of Garbage

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    dispose of their expired goods in the dumpster— out of sight, out of mind. Slavoj Zizek says in “Examined Life” that “Part of our daily perception of reality is that this [shit/garbage] disappears from our world. When you go to the toilet, shit disappears. You flush it. Of course, rationally you know it 's there in canalization and so on, but at a certain level of your most elementary experience, it disappears from your world” (Zizek, 2008). In a metaphorical sense, thoughts are like garbage. Perhaps,

  • A Feminist Film Theorist Who Is Best Known For Her Essay Visual Pleasure And Narrative Cinema

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    Laura Mulvey is a British feminist film theorist who is best known for her essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. In this essay, she claimed that men and women are positioned differently by cinema: men are the subjects who drive the story’s plot, while women are objects solely for male desire. Her theories were heavily influenced by Jacques Lacan and Sigmund Freud, while also including psychoanalysis and feminism. Mulvey used Lacanian psychoanalysis to support her account of gendered subjectivity

  • Summary: I Believe In God

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    never rebelled against organized religion to the extremity of the fictional teenager; but, I support the idea. As, I assume, Žižek, my main muse, supports the idea. Slavoj Žižek, a Slovenian philosopher and communist, appears in numerous videos, which I watch with the passion of a young radical. Žižek’s leftist politics appeal to some of my own political beliefs. Like me, Žižek condemns the 2003 occupation of Iraq for destroying a secular country which led to the rise of extremist organizations; and

  • Margaret Atwood 's Oryx And Crake

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    describes them as disease infested, drug ridden ghettos. These two communities could not be further separated. Unfortunately, it appears as if Margaret Atwood’s dystopia is upon us. In Slavoj Zizek’s Violence, we are reminded of the time period just several years ago right after Hurricane Katrina, when the city of New Orleans