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  • Damaging Minds In Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

    Shelley, Shelley explores how the human mind reacts to its environment, especially human influences. Her main instrument used to illustrate the relationship between the mind and the environment is the character of the “monster”, a creature who is arguably human created by Victor Frankenstein with a horrifying appearance. This being will be referred to as Carl for the sake of simplicity as well as to emphasize the close relationship between the creature and humanity. Carl is revealed over the course of the novel to be the distinct manifestation of Freud’s three parts of the human mind, the Superego, Ego, and Id1, in a devolving progression which Shelley uses to demonstrate how judging harshly based on appearances eventually degrades the human psyche of the victim to the point where he/she is criminalized since he/she no longer seems to act humanly. At Carl’s inception, he is innocent, virtuous, and yearning for acceptance by society which embodies the Freudian concept of the superego. After fleeing a screaming man, Carl hides in a hovel and spies on the people inside the adjacent cottage, learning more about humanity. He sees that the inhabitants, a small family, are starving and that the younger ones were saving the food for the older man. Carl recognizes this “trait of kindness and … resolved to not inflict pain on the cottagers [by stealing food]”. Furthermore, Carl notices that they need firewood, so he “often took [Felix’s] tools … to bring home firing for several days”…

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  • Relationship In Githa Hariharan's The Ghosts Of Vasu Master

    Relationshipis the bondage in which the Indian society prevails. Githa Hariharan being an Indian women writer has written many novels and short stories. In all her novels she deals with the theme of social, political issues. She also deals with problems faced by women in Indian society. One another theme is relationship. In all her novels, she deals with some kind of relationship. In the novel The Ghosts of Vasu Master Hariharan deals with the relationship between a teacher and a student. She…

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  • Civilization And Psyche

    Effects on the Psyche Caused by the Civilization When one considers the term “civilization”, a term that usually does not come to mind is “psyche”. These two terms seem to have nothing in common with each other, however, that is only if you think about trying to find similarities in them. What one should do is consider how these two terms relate to each other. Many people do not realize that, every day, we are affected by civilization around us. The culture, the social norms, and the people…

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  • Human Psyche In Macbeth

    How does a comparative study of texts heighten your understanding of the dichotomy of the human psyche? While studying and comparing the positive notion of creation and the detrimental effect destruction has on an individuals being we begin to comprehend the complicated and dichotomous nature of human consciousness. William Shakespeare’s Elizabethan drama Macbeth (1606) and the Romantic poems of William Blake ‘London’ (1794) and ‘Human Abstract’ (1794) each validate the convoluted emotions of…

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  • Psyche And Cupid Analysis

    During ancient Rome women were to be good wives. Being a good wife includes loving one’s husband, being loyal and obedient, doing duties, and being chaste, while not desiring freedom or being critical. Apuleius presents female characters in his novel The Golden Ass that both contradict and coincide with the positive and negative models of women found in ancient sources. The story of Psyche and Cupid within the larger novel reinforces the positive traits such as obedience and loyalty. Within the…

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  • Greek Rowdy's Psyche

    As long as he is chasing you and you are running, there is fear. Do you know that the moment you turn and confront that rowdy, the fear is gone? Probably, if you want to know this I wish the rowdy chases you. Then you know the truth of this. I have seen women stand up and slap the rowdies. The Rowdy’s psyche breaks and collapses. I have actually seen them. For all that, I am only talking in case I have really verified it at the ground level. Till you run, there is this fear. Confront it, face it…

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  • Tripartite Of The Psyche In Plato's The Republic

    Tripartite of the Psyche The author Plato’s central focus in “The Republic” is to answer the question—what makes a person just? To tackle this inquiry, Plato’s character Socrates, from pages 136 to 138 goes into detail, arguing why there must be the three parts to an individual’s soul. In this portion of the text, Socrates argues that a just person—an individual’s soul that has harmony between the three areas of the psyche—rational, appetite, and spirited; therefore, the person exhibits…

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  • Psyche And Augustus's Role In Religion

    prestigious deeds that benefitted others. Between both of the stories, both Psyche and Augustus participated in selfless acts for the community which were valued highly by Romans in their pursuit towards deification. In most religious practices, people don't become gods but more just believe in them. In the story of “Cupid and Psyche”, a mortal woman becomes a deity after being bullied by a jealous God for her beauty and all the men of the town falling for her. Venus’ altar had been deserted due…

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  • The Role Of Choices In Cupid And Psyche

    In the story of Cupid and Psyche it seems as though fate is already drawn out for Psyche, even though if she were in charge of her actions, the choice would clearly point her in the opposite direction of the events that happened. Then, in Epicurus’s Letter to Menoeceus choices are regarded highly in the turn of events to occur. Choices and fate are actually something made up by humans to feel more comfortable about the events of life and their outcomes. People are raised to know the difference…

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  • Lord Of The Flies Psyche Analysis

    The complexity of the human psyche fascinates many psychoanalysts, including Sigmund Freud. He developed one theory about the human psyche and divided it into three parts: the id, superego, and ego. "According to Freud's model of the psyche, the id is the primitive and instinctual part of the mind that contains sexual and aggressive drives and hidden memories, the super-ego operates as a moral conscience, and the ego is the realistic part that mediates between the desires of the id and the…

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