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Examining representations of the war in terms of dirty realism's 'non-metaphoric style', Joanna Price detects a 'sense of loss' in American consumer culture for which the mere 'metonymy of objects and images' provides only temporary assuagement.
His genius for assuagement and reconciliation began to surface earlier than one would perhaps readily notice.
Man expects something other than the assuagement of instinctive cravings from the possession of a woman: she is the privileged object through which he subdues Nature .
This very same displacement, by denying those made socially redundant virtually any hope of a social remedy for their plight, leaves them with little else for the assuagement of their misery, frustration, and justified resentment than they can get from whatever will temporarily alleviate them; drugs or alcohol or mindless aggression.
Applying her dream analysis, I would say this is a tension between the repeated traumatic dream and the dream of assimilation and assuagement, these two kinds of dream running at crosscurrents in the novels.
He had even realized that the only adequate assuagement of such pain lay in the state of boundarylessness implied by the "low and delicious word death.
4) While metonymy can provide brief assuagement of blocked desires, however, it can also intensify the very desire it serves, propelling displaced desires forward at an increasingly rapid rate.
It is easy to rue the lack of restraint in promoting consumption as a way of life, but we daily accept myriad commercial solutions to our own discontent--the assuagement of new clothing, new investments, new therapies to ease our disaffection.
The feminine power of resistance becomes something to be conquered or assuaged, or more precisely conquered through assuagement.
On the one hand, man would have woman young; on the other, he would have her age without assuagement, brave in a kitsch Gethsemane.
Instead of calling forth the best in us, they remind us of our weaknesses, urge us to seek assuagement, and explain why we as individuals and members of a group are not responsible.
Sexual relationships are established chiefly for purposes of personal gain or assuagement of guilt or loneliness, rather than out of real affection.
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