Otherness

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  • Childish Shame Of Depression: A Literary Analysis

    keeping her/him alive. If it is the power of the will inversed to stave off the ill-will of power, then suicidal ideation is not something to be changed per se, but channelled by unmasking it to the ego as a source of love not hate. Unfortunately, a person with depression is given less to triumph over, (in what may be causing her/his individual depression,) than by having to capitulate to the normative embodiments of ‘self-evident’ happiness or collective contentment. It is imperative that a person with depression needs to determine, through the means of disciplinary investigation, a reason for her/his depression. Regardless, the process may come to the point when two ends meet on a ‘tightrope walk’. Alterity is not simply otherness. Alterity is not wholly otherness. Alterity had at once been all too familiar. Alterity involves the multiplicity of sameness within a difference that is disavowed: the dimensions of self and its forces of expression under the conduction of the ego along synaptic tracks of feeling. ‘Do we not dream of others? Do we not dream for others? Are we therefore not ‘other’-ed when we dream, and imagine ourselves in our dreams? I am other to the self which I dream for,’—an estrangement. ‘My depression is not how you should see me, it is how you should see me that causes my depression’. For the alterity of depression is the ‘self as other’: fragmented, flagellated, fissured, fractured, Gordon 14 fractionated, enfeebled by the imaginary, engorged by…

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  • Postcolonization And Otherness

    Postcolonial theory is built in large part around the concept of otherness. There are however problems with or complexities to the concept of otherness, for instance: otherness includes doubleness, both identity and difference, so that every other , every different than and excluded by is dialectically created and includes the values and meaning of the colonizing culture even as it rejects its power to define; the western concept of the oriental is based, as Abdul Jan Mohamed argues, on the…

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  • Otherness In Social Work

    Additionally, it questioned the idea of whether or not the concept of “otherness” was something that was created by society or by professionals who us it as a way to pick and chose those who are deserving enough. Methodology Much of the data in this study was collected in the early 1990’s in South- East England. The study was conducted within socio-demographic areas, which had an array of both wealthy and struggling asylums. Additionally, many of the…

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  • Alienation And Otherness In Shakespeara

    “Shakespeare must be a black girl,” voiced Maya Angelou as she spoke to a crowd of students and professors during a 2013 visit to Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia (Curtis). As a child growing up in rural Arkansas, Angelou became a victim of racism, rape, and abuse at a young age. One of the few places she found solace from these traumas was at her local public library, a safe haven where she read every piece of literature that she could get her hands on. This is how she first discovered…

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  • The Theme Of Otherness In Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

    In literature the theme of “otherness” is considered to be something bad. The reason for such a belief is because “otherness” represents a character whose personal qualities go against the standards of society. In The tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and in Marie de France’s lai Lanval, the Green Knight and the Fairy Queen are two characters whose appearance, isolation, and values act in accordance with “otherness”. While the characters are the epitome of “otherness”, how they represent…

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  • Senses Of Otherness In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    Among the major themes in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird is the quest to comprehend the interactions between people and groups of people in other words the senses of Otherness. The Other varies from a person to another and from a generation to another, The first thing we have to do is to identify the Other by exploring it in Lee's novel, Claudia Durst Johnson states in her book In To Kill a Mockingbird: Threatening Boundaries that the work "invites the conclusion that we reach some sense of…

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  • Representations Of Otherness In White House By Claude Mckay

    Otherness in today’s society is more apparent today than ever. Otherness is, according to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, “the quality or state of being other or different” (Merriam-Webster, 2011). In reviewing the poem, “White House,” by Claude McKay, otherness is represented by his personal view of otherness and his struggle with being a small part of a large institution. In the following analysis you will see many representations of McKay’s belief in otherness. He believed that the…

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  • Aristotle Vs Machiavelli

    Feminist today still face the otherness effects. An egalitarian society is what the feminist movements are fighting for but with this stigma around it is difficult to break these otherness qualities. Where females are still considered second to men and where politics are still overpowered by men. The only arguments that stand in this movement are the nurture arguments, where women hold responsible the otherness and societies view on the self as well for these issues. One cannot simply state that…

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  • Bertha Mason And Antoinette In Wide Sargasso Sea By Jean Rhys

    Antoinette functions and emerges only as the ontological Other and the epistemological abject/non-subject, she represents the fall from the grace of the kind of white, imperial, and middle-class femininity materialized by Eyre’s narrative. Antoinette is the descent from the colonial subject, and hence deserves her condemnation and Otherness. Paradoxically, Bertha functions as a post-colonial Eve in a maze-like garden of Eden in Rhys’s WSS, a narrative where descent, ascent, and subjective grace…

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  • American Frontier Colonialism

    Introduction Or this structural critique, I have chosen three articles which tie together some key course themes, in an attempt to have a deeper exploration of the ideas they present. Barry Morris’ “Frontier colonialism as a culture of terror” explores the often-difficult relationship between the settler and the indigenous inhabitants, by examining the fictional realities and “otherness” created around the Aboriginal people by the settlers. Secondly, Russell McGregor’s “Assimilationists Contest…

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