Interpellation

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    Examining Gallimard’s behavior under these lenses leads to many insights to his motivations and provides reasoning for his rather strange actions. These ideas which permeate the play are all grounded in the fundamental concept of ideology and the interpellation of the “subject” by said ideologies. As well as Althusser’s specific understanding of how the concept is ultimately manifested in reality. All of the ideologies have affected Gallimard in various ways and in conjunction together these…

    Words: 1914 - Pages: 8
  • Comparing The Working Class In D. H. Lawrence's The Rocking Horse

    It is understandable that people may crave more money. Sometimes they may even need a little extra change to make ends meet. This particular short-story, “The Rocking Horse Winner,” takes place sometime between the end of World War I and the Great Depression. Needless to say, many people were short on the necessary amount of money to live comfortably or even be able to provide for their families. However, in D.H. Lawrence’s “The Rocking Horse Winner,” being able to provide for a family should…

    Words: 1950 - Pages: 8
  • Kate Chopin's The Awakening Analysis

    Gray believes that “Edna’s awakening allows her to resist the various “interpellations” of the dominant patriarchal ideology and experiment with both alternative and oppositional roles” (Gray 53-73). Throughout the story, Edna discovers her newfound freedom by experimenting with the roles of two characters: Adele Ratignolle and Mademoiselle Reisz. In addition, Edna also experiments with an oppositional role in which she is both “freely sexual and autonomous” (Gray 53-73). During the summer…

    Words: 2489 - Pages: 10
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