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    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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    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 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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    The Ambivalence of Ivory Why did Ivory Christian have ambivalent feelings towards football? Football is the game that Ivory loves to hate. Ivory hated what took to play a Friday night game. Ivory was very confused about the sport but he was also very talented. Ivory was positioned as a middle linebacker he liked it half the time during the early morning practices.The coaches switched Ivory as a offensive guard and he played brilliant. Ivory was quite confused while playing this sport he wasn’t…

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    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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    In Ambivalence in “Young Goodman Brown”, Walter J. Paulits argues that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Young Goodman Brown expresses more ambivalence rather than ambiguity over the decisions of Goodman Brown. Ambivalence is seen much more prominent throughout the short story because it is filled with mixed feelings and contradictory ideas. Goodman Brown is an example of how choices come with consequences, good or bad. Goodman Brown is introduced as a good and happy man, married to his wife, Faith.…

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    In one point of our lives, we've all experienced or felt an ambivalence towards someone or something. It could possibly be this new type of food you’ve just tried out, it could also be about the general aspect of life. The facts that you were once told about when you were young, are now something you're unsure about. This is how Holden sees the world around him. He views others by describing them as putting on a facade, and that truly disgust's him. It’s no longer what he remembers in his…

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    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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    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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    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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