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The equivocalness in the characterization of both Wildean dandy figures makes these questions impossible to answer definitively.
Equivocalness, altruism/egoism and Death are important concerns in the tale.
A profound equivocalness is part of what it means to be Fair Welcome, which makes him a suitable possessor of and substitute for the likewise indeterminate rosebud.
So, instead, Derrida invokes Bataille's concept of sovereignty, a concept in many respects synonymous with mastery but, because of this equivocalness, one not able to be directly addressed ('taken seriously') and inscribed into philosophy as the master had been.
This equivocalness derives from Melville's perception of his predicament as a writer.
Cunningham argues that the lack of emphasis on accounting practices in business law courses in law school, along with the equivocalness of legal ethics regarding the obligations of corporate lawyers, helps perpetuate a culture of irresponsibility or "pass[ing]-the-buck.
26) "Ungrateful, contemporary Puerto Rican writers have decided to speak not from the space of a stable, 'virile,' and 'mature' identity but from that 'patologicalmilieu' of castration and gender-crossing, superfluity and equivocalness that both Pedreira and Marques display and condemn.
The moral equivocalness of figures like Kyd's Hieronimo and Shakespeare's Hamlet is epitomised by Francis Bacon's description of the revenge act itself as: 'a kind of wild justice' (9).