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The equivocalness in the characterization of both Wildean dandy figures makes these questions impossible to answer definitively.
"Me" is no more added to by being addressed than it was by being contrasted with "you"; its equivocalness is rather increased; it too, like "Love," "Spring," etc., is seen as part of an emblematic design.
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.
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.
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." Id.
Puerto Ricans' equivocalness, superfluity and mobilization are finally problematized in Insularismo's closing chapter in the figure of the "effeminate." Dissecting what he considers the Puerto Rican's "inferiority complex, Pedreira finds in the island's tupida cantidad de afeminados (abundant number of effeminates) a visible sign of the geographical historical and political limitations that hamper the Puerto Ricans ability to create and thus constitute the nation (167).