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One day he remembers an ancient tradition: God has concealed in the world a magical sentence in the first day of creation; the decipherer of this sentence will gain an omnipotence power and overmaster evil.
If she allows "him" to succeed, if the ego yields itself to the hunter, she risks eventually becoming one who would overmaster the feminine in a similarly masculine-phallic way.
Jewett develops as a woman who romantically loves other women, but, I propose, she has established the principal part of herself as a kind of masculine figure (the sublimating hunter) and thus suffers both from an incapacity to express (sexual) affection and from an inclination, precariously managed by the sublimation, to overmaster other females.
In Serres' pre-critical philosophy, "there is no centre and no substitution of one metalanguage that would overmaster the others" (90).
to cry to her from his soul, to crush her body against his, to overmaster her" (p.
Thus, Jude's sexual desire is something that overmasters him completely as well as being "violent," a pejorative adjective that aligns sexual desire with a kind of powerful brutality.
Because Premiership Rugby Limited (PRL), the overmasters of the game in England, have decreed that as the Wales match is outside the autumn international 'window', they will not release their Welsh players.
There are also drops of blood on the road, and the shrieks of a cannon-balls or a bomb close by, so that "a certain disagreeable feeling of indecision suddenly overmasters you" (59).
As Stone put it: "When the love of unity overmasters the love of truth, the hope of a safe Church is gone.
10) Edward is portrayed as the sexually passive partner in the love relationship (he plays Hero to Gaveston's Leander in the latter's opening soliloquy)--a fact that becomes dramatically shocking in the anal ravishment to which the king is subjected in the death scene: Lightborn, Edward's executioner and a political extension of Mortimer's stolen power, overmasters and sodomizes his prostrate sovereign by reaming him with a red-hot spit.