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Yet the various documents do not lose their abjectness.
Images of innocent children forcibly robbed of life are missing altogether in this de-sensitized version of war; the screams and squeals of the wounded, the sorrow-filled faces and abjectness of widows and orphans do not feature in this war.
In at least three ways, the film deepens and rewrites romantic narratives: in the abjectness of its characters, in its presentations of caring and emotionality, and, because of these presentations, in its interrogation of masculinity.
Leopardi's poetic vision starkly contrasts the present with a glorious past: "Beheld in the light of his glowing imagination, his country's degradation seemed ghastly in its abjectness, while the glories which had irradiated its earlier career beamed its unrivalled lustre from the mountain summits of the past.
Addressing a crowd in Ahvaz on his latest provincial visit last Thursday, Ahmadinejad said the world's evil and arrogant states are trapped in a circle of abjectness and are only making a show of trying to display power.
Schoeman's yearning for a lost paradise in his anti-pastoral This Life generates a Gothic gloom that encompasses the abjectness of the "good" feminine principle and the destructive power of the "bad" Mother, and that is a manifestation of his anger and sorrow, not only at the loss of the idyll but the original falsity of that idyll.
The abjectness of crime means it is socially disturbing not just legally transgressive.
Rather, Blind Man engages in the risky strategy of hyperbolizing extant images of "black underclass" abjectness and "filth and degradation" in a way that so excessively embodies them that their racial contours are revealed as cartoonish, ideological constructs (Himes, Blind Man 187).
It is the position of black people in the aftermath of generational slavery that determines their abjectness and makes Joe Christmas a viable representation of post-Emancipation blackness in Light in August.
The scholars here explore variously an array of early modern Italian and English representations of the French pox, or mal franchese, in different literary genres and in language itself, the responses to the pox by religious, legal, and medical authorities (licensed physicians and lay-healers as well as astrologers), and the nascent discourses of nationalism developing alongside increasing reifications of the foreign, all traceable to the perception that a new disease was running rampant in Renaissance Europe "in the closing decade of the fifteenth century" (8) and linked to the moral abjectness of its sufferers.
More notable and less celebrated is the letter to Mussolini--which Professor Luzzatto cites--from a Florentine girl in 1936, preparing for her First Communion, and addressing her hero with an abjectness at which even the most sycophantic British female, contemplating Tony Blair's leadership, would shudder: "If only I could receive you along with Jesus.
The contrast between a large abstraction, all of England, and this tender prince/duke--who, at the moment of his death, thought the stones had to have the "spirit" of his uncle to be so fatally hard (9)--sets up an antithesis between the might of royalty and the abjectness of this child; the sanctity of lineage and the sacrilege of usurpation; political necessity (if any) and its moral price.