Ambivalence

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  • Death In Francisco Pizarro's The Royal Hunt Of The Sun

    Ambivalence is a term we often use to denote the presence of two opposing ideas, attitudes or emotions at the same time. It is "a state of having simultaneous, conflicting feelings towards a person or thing. In other words, to be ambivalent is to have thoughts and emotions of both positive and negative valence towards someone or something. A common example of ambivalence is the feeling of both love and hatred for a person" (Wikipedia 1). The term also refers to situations where we experience mixed feelings of a more general sort, or where someone feels uncertain or indecisive concerning something. An example of ambivalence is Hamlet 's soliloquy in Act 3.1. This soliloquy displays Hamlet’s ambivalence and dilemma, which is whether or not to kill himself, whether he should face his troubles or simply put an end to them by committing…

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  • My Father Calls Me Every Sunday Morning Analysis

    follow the same path, the weather and end with the same end product, a laugh just like a black box. The fathers laugh is not an ordinary laugh but one that is “gorgeous.” Levi, though she dreads the call itself, once she has answered, every single time she has “learned one trick” to purposefully self-mock herself for the same laugh, like an addiction, this is her love to her father. She later compares the “long awful groan” of a falling tree to the “lumberjack’s / long roar of delight” calling…

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  • Ambivalence Essay

    Ambivalence For many clients a disruption within their life can occur when they feel pushes and pulls of compete ting feelings known as ambivalence or of two minds. Personally I can relate to how if the competing feelings are not addressed if cannot manage on own it can lead to a disruption of life. Personally I struggle with high anxiety, and depression. I have had moments within my life where my feelings feel mixed and require opposing responses which can become overwhelming. I found reading…

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  • Ambivalence In The Painted Door By Sinclair Ross

    As an agent of either utter destruction or fruitful prosperity, ambivalence serves as the catalyst to separate the before and after of an individual's life. At the end of the line, that path that was once shrouded in confusion becomes clear, and the outcome of each potential choice can be seen. In Sinclair Ross’ “The Painted Door”, the treacherous setting embodies an edge of escalating ambivalence in Ann’s character as she is awakened to the reality of her routine life, ultimately causing her to…

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  • Religious Ambivalence In Bless Me Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya

    power and still no clear answer. As a result of such uncertainty we develop an ambivalence that disrupts our relationship and beliefs. In the book “Bless Me Ultima” by Rudolfo Anaya, Antonio blossoms a religious ambivalence through his experiences of lost in such early stages of his life. Initially in the book, Antonio’s parents cause a crack into his conscious by planting their dreams into him and highly expecting them to once flourish and become a reality. In one hand Maria,…

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  • Hamlet Third Soliloquy Analysis

    delay and ambivalence. In Hamlet, the main and titular character Hamlet, enacts a ploy of revenge against his step-father Claudius, who killed his father, and married his mother, but Hamlet only does so after almost five months of waiting. Hamlet faces many moments of ambivalent filled moments of hesitation throughout the play. Shakespeare deliberately inserts this delay by through his soliloquies, which lengthens the plot as well as develops Hamlet and the themes. Besides Hamlet however, the…

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  • Dystopic Argumentative Essay On Social Media

    Introduction Jenny L. Davis conducted a study about Social Media and experiential ambivalence, in which she approaches the debate from an experimental perspective, evaluating the stories that people have told her about their relation to technology. Her qualitative study looks at the participant’s subjective experiences with social media, and how it influences them in their interpersonal communication and personal lives. She suggests that technological ambivalence is neither dystopic or utopic,…

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  • Motivational Interviewing: A Case Study

    440). This attitude is inevitable in most individuals struggling to address unhealthy lifestyles and the behaviors that led to undesirable outcomes. Motivational Interviewing is different from other approaches when dealing with a client’s ambivalence towards change in that it emphasizes ambivalence issues through the use of reflective and summative dialog (Matulich, 2013). Instead of presenting reasonable and logical arguments as to why behavioral change is necessary for the client which could…

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  • Love Is Not All By Edna St. David Millay

    Her use of metaphors, diction and imagery gives the readers insight into exactly what the speaker is feeling and when they are having that feeling. The use of such audacious images also the poem to be filled with contradictions. The overall structure of the poem also has an immense impact on the portrayal of the meaning of the poem. The use of the Petrarchan form and the Shakespearian rhyme scheme also makes it easier to comprehend the ambivalence towards love. That brings up the following…

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  • Analysis Of Chungpa Han's Character In East Goes West

    Both dimension and abstraction are common features that characters portray in their world of interaction. Characters are forced to assimilate new ways of life in order to match with their immediate surroundings while others are resistant to such changes. In East goes West, several attempts are being made to form relationships. Evidently, some of the relationships work successfully while others are not. This nature of things brings about ambivalence in the lives of characters, which leads to…

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