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  • Psychological Theories Of Crying

    I run into my room and slam the door. I stomp my feet and punch the pillow. I want to break something, I have a deep urge to destroy. I take pages from my notebooks and shred them and discard the remains. Tears begin to stream down my face. They are hot and angry. I become angry at myself for crying, it only slows me down, it makes me feel weak when I want to be powerful. My breath is heavy and forceful. I am seething. I feel like there is a small bit of me that is always angry, like a pilot light just waiting to be used to light me all up... Crying has been defined as a “complex phenomenon characterized by the shedding of tears from the lacrimal apparatus, without no irritation of the ocular structures". The function of crying has been researched and studied for centuries and there are still many unknowns and generalizations. Many believe that it is away for the body to relieve stress and to rid itself of toxins. Some recent psychological theories of crying discuss the relationship of crying and perceived helplessness. For example, a person may cry after receiving surprisingly happy news because the person feels powerless to influence what is happening. Some argue that this appearance of helplessness as a way to show appeasement and attachment. It has been proven by multiple studies that women…

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  • Classification Essay: The Two Types Of Crying

    vulnerable state. Crying is how a person release the pent up sadness within themselves. Kinds of crying can be classifies according to the intensity: The silent teardrops, The hiccupping sobs, and The violent bawling. The first category of crying is the silent teardrops. The silent teardrop is the softest of all the crying . The person 's eyes begin to water and pool up with tears until they finally spill over forming a gentle steam down 6he person 's…

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  • The Name Of The Rose And Pynchon's The Crying

    After strict moral standards established many years ago appeared to have failed, and science had proven that it could not prove the origin of the universe, a new philosophical and artistic expression moved in to fill the void of the Modernist Movement. The Postmodern Movement was born out of a lack of faith in society and the established way of life as a whole, and embraced the philosophy of meaninglessness and a rejection of the transcendental meta-narrative. This move has been fully expressed…

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  • Postmodernity In Oedipa's The Crying Of Lot 49

    In fact, Oedipa, the main character in The Crying of Lot 49, was trying to perceive and construct the world around a conspiracy, similar to how a television perceives the world in terms of image. Her actions fueled her desire to have the capacity to question and merge many aspects of the world together. Oedipa recognized that the world of The Crying of Lot 49 was fragmented. For example, she recognized in the novel that the world contained diverse groups of people that did not fit together. Some…

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  • Who Is The Demon In Thomas Pynchon's Crying Of Lot 49

    The Demon in Thomas Pynchon’s Crying of Lot 49 has the complex role of addressing the ideas of information, interpretation, and existence. The Demon is the functional aspect of the Nefastis machine which endlessly sorts molecules in the hopes of creating order and energy without the use of work. This process parallels Oedipa’s journey towards finding the Trystero, as she too faces the struggle of collecting information, and the problem of how to interpret the information she collects. Not only…

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  • Personal Narrative Essay On 'My Glum'

    now so I step round the kitchen table with the yellow plastic surface and put my right arm around her shoulders to give her a hug. Now My Mum does something very strange which alarms me and I nearly pull myself away from her, she puts her arms round me, moves her head against my Spiderman tee shirt and starts to cry. She is shaking as she is crying and I am holding her with my right arm but that is the limit of my knowledge of human emotional interaction so what I am supposed to do in this…

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  • Theme Of Family Relationships In Death Of A Salesman

    conversation between Linda and Biff, Linda explained how Willy felt that Biff did not care for him the way he cared for her, which is why Willy always responded to Biff with anger. So when Willy saw Biff crying, a sign of compassion, Willy said “Oh, Biff He cried! Cried to me. That boy---- is going to be magnificent!” This meant a breakthrough in Willy and Biff’s relationship, causing Ben to say, “Yes, outstanding with twenty thousand behind him.” This conversation between Willy and Ben…

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  • Personal Narrative: Is It Worth The Pain?

    friends, I was decent athlete, I had a wonderful family that really cared about me that also meant the world to me and I had my faith. Little did I know that my world was about to enter a period of complete disarray and decay. I received a text from a cell phone from my dad that said, come here son. Immediately my mind wondered, why did dad requested me? “Hey guys I’ll be right back my dad wants me,” I said to my friends before heading up to my parents ' room. When I got to the door something…

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  • Personal Narrative: If I Were Dead

    face. When he was done, I could see better and was able to make out his cute face with a big smile. He grabbed my had along with my backpack and his bag and begin to pull me along with him. We made our way to the big building he knocked on a side door and a very beautiful woman opened it and let us in. " you would come back with something or in this case someone other than what you were asked. What am I am going to do with you baekhyun?" Said the beautiful woman as she closed the door. She then…

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  • Valuable Life Experience

    with a gun and she was on the floor crying with her hands over her mouth. Beads of sweat on my forehead and tears suddenly overflow from my eyes. “Get away from my mother!” I screamed at the top of my lungs, my voice was so shaky and squeaky it was obvious to everyone present that I was scared. After all, I was only twelve. Shortly after that my mom said to me, “Alex please go back to your room,” but she was crying so much that her words became incomprehensible. He said to listen to my mother…

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