The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals

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  • Leda And The Swan Poem Analysis

    Yeats’s poem ‘’Leda and the Swan’’ and Dorothy Hewitt’s ‘’Grave Fairytale’’ have content that is both mythological and violently sexual. In Yeats’ poem the speaker retells a story from Greek mythology. It is that of the rape of Leda by Zeus. In Hewitt’s poem, the speaker creates a new version of Rapunzel’s fairytale. This essay will discuss the relationship between mythology/ folklore, violence and sex through the analysis of both poems. In Yeats’ poem, the speaker resents the rape scene, painting a vivid and terrifying picture of its aggressive violence. The father of Gods Zeus takes the form of a swan in order to seduce and to rape Leda, the beautiful woman that he desired. It is worth noting that a swan usually symbolises beauty, grace, elegance and peacefulness. In Yeats’ poem it is completely the opposite. This would imply the reason Zeus chose this bird for his disguise: to lure Leda close so that he may rape her. Yeats wants to communicate the violence of a sexual act. He draws a sexual picture without directly presenting the meaning of the poem. In the first stanza, we are directly exposed to the rape through the use of obscene and figurative language. Yeats begins his poem with an instance of ferocity and brutality that might have immediately brought an ultimate horror to the readers. The poem starts suddenly with violence that is ‘’a sudden blow’’ .”The absurdity of the rapist (Zeus) is transformed into the violent image of `great' wings `beating.' The bird no…

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  • The Gift: A Narrative Analysis

    written and was reviewed several times to express self; bring out the passion for writing, and the achievements made through persistent hard work. The drama ‘The Gift’, exhibits meticulous work of the script writer, actors who have taken the roles of the son and father, shown performance to bring out the relationships. Engage and persist: Props, expression and body language and voice modulation were added. Different situations were shown to express the hatred of the son towards his father,…

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  • Martha Graham's Lamentation Analysis

    Graham’s “Lamentation,” like many of her other works, is a direct expression of emotion; an expression of emotion through body movements. Graham was known as the “Mother of Modern Dance” and for her technique “contraction and release.” She also focused on the stability and strength of the body and keeping its control. This technique was in efforts to develop and maintain flexibility in the spine and hips, specifically in a seated position. “Lamentation” was created in response to the grief,…

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  • Facial Expressions Research Paper

    communicating and interpreting a whole range emotions using only their facial muscles. Whether voluntary or involuntary, a simple curled lip, raised eyebrow, or crinkled nose, can speak volumes. In fact, many psychologists believe that not only are some of our basic facial expressions innate and not learned, but that they’re also universal across cultures. They believe that whether you were born in Tokyo, Oklahoma, or the isolated Amazon, you’re born with an innate ability to identify…

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  • Protribution And Impacts Of Charles Darwin's Contributions To Psychology

    from the lowest animal to the highest man, and the expressions of emotion. At the end of this biographical sketch I have concluded that although Darwin’s contributions to psychology are not always acknowledged, most psychologists would agree with many of his findings. If I wanted to further this research, I would analyze his contributions and impacts on comparative psychology. Keywords: Charles Darwin, psychology, evolution of instinct, evolution of mind, expressions of emotion, darwinism…

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  • Nonverbal Impression Management Behavior

    Body language implies the transferring and receiving of messages based on cues from body position, like facial expression, and body movement, such as gestures. Space use concerns with the encoding and decoding of cues on the basis of interpersonal distancing behaviours, for instance standing close to each other or seating arrangements. Paralanguage includes the tones of vocal tone and pacing, for example, the rapidity of speech, hesitations, and pauses. Nonverbal behaviours can be useful to…

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  • Behavior Changes In Animal Research

    Presently, animals are mistreated at alarming rates. Humans view animals as a lower caste and sometimes claim their superior cognition and understanding of the world. This leads to the abuse of animals. For instance: animals can be used for testing, killed for sport, or be placed on display for the world to watch. These actions would distress any human and make them extremely uncomfortable, so, why is it acceptable treatment for animals? The rationale for this treatment is found in the human’s…

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  • Verbal And Nonverbal Communication

    Nonverbal Communications also know as the body language is a communiation when people send and recive wordless clues. ‘Non’ means ‘not’ and ‘verbal’ means ‘words’. It includes facial expressions, gestures but also tone of voice. Nonverbal Communication informs about basic emotional states, features of someone’s temperament but it can also inform about someone’s social status, origin, self-esteem and education. To understand nonverbal communication better it should be also known what exactly…

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  • Human Behavior In Ice World

    The earth contains a massive amount of biodiversity, like other animals on this planet, humans are just a member of the animal species. We tend to think or see ourselves as more superior to other living organisms because we have special features that allow us to function somewhat different from the rest of the animals. But still we are not different from the other animals, especially our closest living primate relatives, the bonobos and chimpanzees. To understand ourselves and what our place in…

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  • Por Que Analysis

    piece I chose was Por que? (sic) [Why?] because it evoked the most emotion in me. Throughout the exhibit, there were many jarring pieces of art. Because Goya was living in a time of the Spanish and French war, he saw a lot of horrors and expressed them through his art. Por que? (sic) [Why?] was a part of a line of works that were not published until after he had died, assuming these pieces would have upset the public. The history behind these pieces, along with the disturbance of the topics, is…

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