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6) In his analysis of Butler, Michael O'Driscoll attends to the disservice done both to gender and to the figure of "the archive" when we "eradicate [the] process of materialization--from either the standpoint of a crude materialism or a radical constructivism" (286): that is, we "deny critical access to those effects that are the workings of power" (286) when we dissimulate the archive of fashion statements from which we draw.
But it is also that the aesthetic palace he sometimes chooses as an illusory escape from any political camp operates without questioning a priori the aesthetic, when that very refusal dissimulates the political intentions of the bourgeoisie.
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Questions about Thelma's true identity begin as she dissimulates with Darryl: from the outset, we never see a "non-performing" Thelma.
Alternatively, it suggests that the picturesque dissimulates political or class difference in insidious ways.
An immense curtain of amethyst dissimulates, at the world's skirt, the existence of this anthropomorphic vegetation, beyond which I try out, selenically, a dance that should amaze myself.
In other words, the quest motif, which suggests mediocre progress, dissimulates a deconstruction visible in inversion and reversal, in fragmentation of language and aphasia, and demonstrates the affinity between Watt and the novels of the Molloy trilogy, where the process of loss and abandonment seems even more pronounced.
As a complementary position, I propose that Wharton's play of signifiers dissimulates, especially, the women characters as essentialized objects of male desire, and suggests every character's potentiality for multiplicity: in the same way that Wharton refuses to oppose "sexuality" and the marketplace, she also refuses to gender-code desire.
They also ran the risk that this reconstituted self was nothing more than that: a rhetorical effect of these memory-texts, the "reiteration of a norm" (the Romantic poet-autobiographer) which "conceals or dissimulates the conventions of which it is a repetition.