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Desire Essay Examples

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...When talking of triangle desire, one needs to know that desires of individuals are rather simple in that it only needs a subject and object. As one’s desires becomes increasingly more complex a mediator appears and the triangle is complete. This is at least what Mr Girard’s theory states. So, Mr Girard’s theory in its essence has three components, the mediator, Mr Holmes in this case, the subject Dr Watson and the object which is the crime. In A Study in Scarlet (1887) Watson has no idea what...

"Desiree's Baby" Foreshadowing

...The most obvious foreshadowing, the one that everyone knows that is going to be revealed is what creates the ultimate irony. The fact that the past of Desiree is wrapped in mystery only exists to form cohesion to Armand's personality. Armand a racist man plagued with hatred and confusion towards the race that he enslaves is revealed through a letter. A letter which holds the statement, that it was he who in his blood carried the "sin" that ultimately destroyed his family. By that time the irony ...

A Streetcar Named Desire

...“Poles”, Germans, and Austrians were previously known as Barbarians in contrast to the rising monarch civilizations French and Spanish civilizations once established and Blanche referring to Stanley as a “Pole” clarifies how she believes he displays traits reminiscent to his barbaric ancestry thus, ironically aggravating Stanley to acting equally barbarous by responding vulgarly. Since Nationalism is a recurring theme that numerous characters in A Streetcar Named Desire tend to display,...

Kate Chopin’s “Desiree’s Baby”

...The Atmosphere is finally complete as the story reaches its dénouement and Desiree’s husband Armand, stumbles upon a letter from his mother to his father which reads “night and day, I thank the good God for having so arranged our lives that our dear Armand will never know that his mother, who adores him, belongs to the race that is cursed with the brand of slavery.” It is at this point in the last lines of the story, that the truth is revealed and that the blame Armand had placed on Desir...

Desiree's Baby Analysis Essay

...In the end of Kate Chopin’s work Desiree and the baby leave on foot. “She did not take the broad, beaten road which led to the far-off plantation of Volmonde. She walked across a deserted field, where the stubble bruised her tender feet, so delicately shod, and tore her thin gown to shreds”(5), indicates that her and the baby did not make it. With Desiree and the baby already gone, the reader finds the ending to be ironic when Armand finds out his mother is Black and this gives a sense of ...

‘Desiree’s Baby’ by Kate Chopin

...To put it briefly, the whole panorama to this short little story contains versatility in it. The beauty of Kate Chopin is that she has presented this story as a symbol as well as a lesson that should be learnt. The extent of understanding differs for the readers as some readers would find it only a depressing tragedy. Unarguably, this story portrays the racial and gender based differences in the society. Though it should be mentioned that in the present day, this major issue has been eradicated ...

Dorian Grey's Desire for Youth

...The loss of innocence due to the desire of beauty is deeply intertwined throughout Dorian’s endeavors. This is supported by many details and scenes that Oscar Wilde describes. It is agreed that this book is about the power of beauty and how innocence is given up when someone favors beauty over it. Some may even argue that Dorian Gray lost his innocence even before the portrait because at the beginning, he was somewhat manipulative and went through life just for the experiences. This point of v...

Discuss A Streetcar Named Desire

...As a result of this, the passages between them exhibit a rather distorted sense of tension, whereby Stella's consistency of view-point deflates the very conflict that Blanche is starting. Therefore, there is a tendency, particularly early in the play, to see Stella as a defeated character: there is aura of disconnection about her, as if the world has no effect on her: Blanche: And you are standing there smiling. Stella: What do you want me to do? B: Pull yourself together and face the facts. S: ...

Fantasy V Reality - Streetcar Named Desire

...Williams sister was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and he remained close with her throughout his life. It can be inferred that this greatly influenced the ideas of mental illness’s being basis for fantastical elements within his plays. In the late 1930s Williams accepted he was homosexual, this was a crime during his period in which he lived in. this mean that Williams arguably included the idea of homosexuality in many of his plays as a way of escaping the troubles of his personal life. For exa...

Desiree’s Baby and Battle Royal: Character Comparison

...Desiree chose to commit suicide and our narrator in Battle Royal continued with his life though he was unsure what he should do. They chose differently because they were different person, they came from different society class at that time, and their problems were not the same. But in the end, Desiree and the African-American narrator were both victims of racism which were portrayed differently in both of our short stories but still were saying in Desiree’s case what tragic did racism brought ...

A Streetcar Named Desire

...Towards the end of scene one when Stanley returns from bowling there is evidence that Blanche's behavior changes and become more sensitive, her nature becomes different to the way she acts around her sister. Williams shows evidence of this firstly when Stanley questions her visit she become panicked and begins to mutter 'I - uh-' Blanche is out of her comfort zone and has lost all confidence in herself. Secondly in the stage directions when a cat screeches near the window. Blanche overreacts and...

Cultural desire

...Medical practice can be said to have international roots as well as cultures pertaining to different nations. Hence, more humane and patience would save more points to assume cultural features referred to an individual without any bias at all. Reference Alvarez, J. (1992). How the Garcia girls lost their accents. New York, NY: The Penguin Group. Andrews, M. M. , & Boyle, J. S. (2008). Transcultural concepts in nursing care (5 ed. ). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Rubin,...

Class conflict in A Streetcar Named Desire

...The use of language in the play works effectively to define between the two classes. The lower class is associated with slang, whilst the upper class is associated with sophisticated language. The symbolic use of names, animal imagery and colour are important in also contrasting between the two classes. Finally the idea of cultural capital works in highlighting the class conflicts between the upper class or old south and the lower class or new south. In A Streetcar Named Desire the conflict of ...

"A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennessee Williams

...Williams juxtaposes Blanche's merry rendition of this song with Stanley's malicious revelations about her character, creating a situation of tense dramatic irony as Blanche sings about a future that will never come true. The song describes the fanciful way one perceives the world while in love, but it also foreshadows the fact that Mitch falls out of love with Blanche after his illusions about her have been destroyed. In turn Stella feels lonely because she is isolated. She is torn between the m...

A Streetcar Named Desire

...In this same scene, Varsouviana “steals” in softly and continues, the stage direction adds to the dramatic effect of Stanley ruining her birthday. The music symbolises the suicide of her husband so in turn we expect Stanley will bring something traumatic to Blanche’s life. He is not the visionary ‘heroic, white knight’ Blanche is looking for her in her fairytale; he is the toxic that poisons her ‘Prince Charming’ dream. Blanche begins to cough and clutches her throat afterwards. Th...

Streetcar named Desire: dramatic tension

...This suggests that she is nervous around Blanche, and wants her approval. In the play script Stella is described as: "A gentle young woman, about 25, and of a background obviously quite different from her husband's. " This also states that Stella has had an upbringing different to that of Stanley's. Although her upbringing was the same as Blanche's, she has obviously successfully adapted to her current situation in New Orleans, Blanche is less adaptable, and yearns for her old life, which is one...

He Desire to Change the Subservient Role

...These things always happened to women, but not men. In conclusion, Xiaoxiao and Zhenzhen are two uneducated women living in old Chinese society where unbalanced gender roles and old traditions exist. They both from village and dream to move to city meanwhile they have “sins” could not be excused. Through their different experience, they have similarities that they both independent-minded to change their lives to take education in big city. The ending of stories are different that Zhenzhen’...

A Streetcar Named Desire

...We shortly find out that physical violence is common in not only the Kowalski household, but also upstairs at the Hubbells’. In the same night shortly after the chaos, Stella returned to bed with her husband. Stella refused to believe Blanche’s accusations that Stanley had raped her were true. Eunice Hubbell, the upstairs neighbor/landlady (also in an abusive relationship), forced Stella to deny reality and believe that sending Blanche to a mental institute was her only choice. Stanley repre...

Audience in 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

...In Scenes Four, Six and Ten, Williams introduces a roaring locomotive at dramatic moments: Blanche's criticism of Stanley, her account of Allan's death and before Stanley rapes her. The result of which is developing tension, to be released in the climax of the scene. The locomotive also has connotations of fate, in that, like the streetcar, it can only travel on one line, and in one direction, to one destination. Also, the locomotive's headlight illustrates Blanche's fear of exposure; she crouch...

Marxist Critique of Desiree's Baby

...Chopin, Kate. “Desirée’s Baby.” Anthology of the American Short Story. Ed. James Nagel. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2008. 121-135. Print. ISBN: 978-0-618-73220-3 Gardner, James. Writing about Literature: A Portable Guide. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. Print. ISBN: 978-0-312-60757-9 Miles, Robert. “Recent Marxist Theories of Nationalism and the Issue of Racism.” The British Journal of Sociology 38.1 (1987): 24-43. Web. 9 Jun. 2012. New American Standard Bible. Trans. Th...

Symbolism in a streetcar named desire

...In A Streetcar Named 'Desire', symbolism has been significantly used to show the roles of men and women in society and how they expect each other to be treated. It has disguised many possible sexual scenes; therefore, Williams has succeeded in transmitting some of his themes or ideas. Some of these are sexuality, madness, jealousy, racism, cruelty, loyalty, gender relationships and conflict. How does Tennessee Williams use Symbolism to pass on some of his themes or ideas, in "A Streetcar Named '...

Street Car Named Desire

...Knowing that he was going to rape her from the very beginning, he tries and stops Mitch and Blanche from entering any type of relationship. “We’ve had this date from the start” In conclusion all types of relationships affect Blanche and shape her identity in a way. But in the end she lost her identity already because her husband died. In the play there are many relationships that shape the characters such as family relationships, friend relationships and “man and woman” relationships. ...

The Awakening, The Story of an Hour and Desiree’s Baby

...The Awakening: I would change the fact that Mademoiselle Reisz let Edna read the letters. I would like to see if she would still have the same emotions for Robert if she didn’t know for a fact that he loved her. Would she fall in love with Alcee? The Story of an Hour: I would change the fact that Josephine and Richard let her go to her room alone. I wonder if they were sitting in the room with her would that change her liberation in any way. Desiree’s Baby: I would change the fact that Arman...

Desiree BarronMr CarlsonBusiness EssentialsOctober 24

...Desiree BarronMr. CarlsonBusiness EssentialsOctober 24, 2019#1-Unfair Business Activities (Monopoly, Antitrust) OR Public UtilitiesWhat is the title and author of the article?The title of this article is “‘There are lives at stake’: PG&E criticized over blackouts to prevent California wildfires”. The author is “Emma Newburger”.What is the publication?The publication of this article is “CNBC”.When was the article published?This article was published October 23, 2019.What is the website fo...

Use of language - A Streetcar named Desire

...Through the language of the characters it becomes easier to distinguish the differences and similarities of them. The language and accents are used to help to set the scene in New Orleans with Pablo, Stanley and Blanche being all in the same place but very different. The diversity can be seen in the characters through their use of language and the way in which they present their lines. Contributing to the visual aspects, lines give a sense of the time, place and person and how they react to one ...

Feminist critique on a street car named desire

...Williams challenges the traditional view of marriage as posed by cultural standing, assuming that marriage is the end of the story, and that marriage is synonymous with a lifetime of joy, erasing all pain from behind that moment. Williams sees marriage as the start of a life for a man, far from the bliss that is advertised. Mitch and Stanley represent realistic portraits of men who will constantly cram their women into gendered stereotypes and Stella and Blanche will always oblige to protect the...

Comparison of A Doll's House and A Streetcar Named Desire

...Furthermore, Ibsen uses tension in dialogue of a single character to keep the audience's focus on Nora, while Williams contrasts the speech of two characters to highlight the contrast between two different social worlds, the new and old South. Therefore, the most important characters in a play are always multidimensional characters because most of a playwright's commentary is included in the development of these characters and analyzing the techniques a playwright employs to distinguish a dynami...

Richard Rodriguez's The Achievement of Desire

...At the end of Rodriguez's education, while writing his dissertation in England, he over hears a two Spanish scholars conversing. This brought him back to his childhood and began trying to revisit a nonexistent childhood. After writing his dissertation in England, he came home to live with his parents once again and realized their actions were very similar. Even though he enjoyed the simple life he had spent with them he had realized he changed far too much. His years of hard work and dedication ...

A Streetcar Named Desire/as I Lay Dying

...In conclusion Darl Bundren and Blanch DuBois were similar because they both did not have the opportunity to communicate their feelings to others in a healthy way. When society could not handle their dissimilarities they were immediately thrown to the wayside. This shows how during this time there was very little acceptance from the entire society of our nations. When looking at today’s society and the society of the early 20th century the differences are staggering. Darl and Blanch would have ...

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