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When we look back up at the top of the diagram, we realize how it reveals Alison's process of learning about dissimulation and of changing from a passive potential victim to an active dissimulator and degrader.
For Berger what is important about "sprezzatura" is not merely that it defines the courtier as actor or dissimulator.
The average length of stay was 19 days; none were detected by staff, though many genuine psychiatric patients confronted them as dissimulators.
This attack on the superfluity of the literal descent, a species of general Protestant hostility to Catholic ceremony, is echoed in John Northbrooke's 1571 treatise Spiritus est vicarious Christi in terra, which begins with an attack on dissimulators who "conuey all their beleefe of the Romishe faith, into their secrete bosomes" and reiterates that "Christes soule should not neede to goe downe thither" to rescue the souls of the righteous dead.