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The big preachers have big uncontrolled appetites that symbolize their unmanliness.
In Wister's world, unmanliness appears in two opposing figures, the man who cannot control his passions and the man whose life of civilized restraint has so buried those passions that he has become effeminate.
This view of Cohn's unmanliness in part reflects Jake's need to disparage a potent rival.
This is reminiscent of Svami Vivekananda's message, with its keynote "Yield not to unmanliness, O Son of Pritha"; see French, "Swami Vivekananda's Use of the Bhagavadgita," 142.
After Dido sends her sister to fetch him back from his ship, Anna underlines the unmanliness of his desire to flee by remarking laconically, "'Twas time to runne, Aeneas had been gone,/ The saile were hoysing up, and he abourd" (4.
The only unmanliness he displayed according to the times, was a lack of constancy in that he was true to neither male nor female.
March's invective against Cocoanut's unmanliness biographically recalls Masood's recorded experience with a similar charge when Oxford undergraduates denigrated his "unmanly" use of scents (Furbank 144).
Torture and the attendant issues of contested power converge in this scene which is redolent of unmanliness and, ultimately, blasphemy:
Bale accuses Wriothesley of unmanliness, for the chancellor's assault is directed against what at first seems to be the body of Anne Askew, but which turns out to be a kind of corpse.
On one hand, Hemingway consociates adherence to conventional masculinity with the proper orientation toward death; in many scenes throughout the book he attributes a man's stance toward death or his recognition of death as the ultimate truth to that man's masculinity and, conversely, he attributes cowardice or the search for a false security in the face of death, to a man's unmanliness.
That this is an issue crucial for defining and asserting one's manhood in public is demonstrated in the charges of unmanliness hurled at the barber who counsels caution.
Yet it will not do to reduce the provocation to the Prince's unmanliness and the Princess's surplus of masculine attributes.