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Throughout the novel, Montengon is keen to emphasize that in spite of the repressiveness of European mores and social institutions, Europe is no more peaceful or moral as a result.
Peyrony's parents on the other hand, are incapacitated by moral repressiveness and hypocrisy, weakened by those very virtues--humility, self-denial, and self-denigration--that Montherlant rejected in favor of his affinity for Roman paganism, for strengthening body and will in fulfillment of masculine virility, the transformation of self into what Junger immortalized as the "man of steel" (1).
These vestry values, as we shall call them, imposed on community by the bureaucratic regimentation of reforming oligarchies, established a monied authoritarian primness, a new snobbery of sanctimonious repressiveness, that rejoiced in scapegoating the poor and prohibiting their folk celebrations.
Robin Wood has written an extensive analysis of the film's critique of the family and its repressiveness, relating this ironic perspective to the film's alternative vision in comparison to the mainstream of American film: "It is the emptiness of Scorsese's film that exposes the illusoriness of Ordinary People's plenitude, by subjecting to analysis the structures through which it is achieved and the cost of the patriarchal process to the human psyche, both male and female" (Wood, 269).
Contrasting "the indecorous flashiness of Charles" to Milton's disciplined, unflamboyant prose in Eikonoklastes, they claim that Milton's answer to Eikon Basilike was "powerfully persuasive, reminding [his targeted audience] of the ceremonialism and repressiveness of the Caroline church" (226-27).
In order to see how Faulkner succeeds in linking, through the figure of Darl, aesthetic autonomy with a sociopolitical consciousness antithetical to the repressiveness of society in the early twentieth century (and continuing to today), we must turn our attention to the formal properties of As I Lay Dying and its ability to impress its political stance through form.
For her, the root of all conflicts today is the repressiveness of Arab and Muslim societies and the "imperialism" of Islam.
The influx of escapees from the constraints of ultra-Orthodoxy, Modern Orthodoxy, kibbutz orthodoxy, small town small-mindedness, sexual orthodoxy, and family repressiveness has been ceaseless.
Shortly thereafter, the narrator criticizes the "world that stifles and chokes; that cuts off and stunts; hedging in, pressing down on eyes, ears and throats," a criticism not only of patriarchy and white supremacy but also of the black cultural nationalism that tries to counter oppression with its own binding repressiveness.
It's one of the most impenetrable and mysterious places in the contemporary world; and though, as President Obama's recent policy decisions underline, it is a global crux point, the combined effect of ongoing political turmoil and Taliban-influenced repressiveness means this country of 34 million people remains, for many of us, a cipher.
Local tax revenues consist almost entirely of property taxes and sales taxes; and, despite their repressiveness, these taxes have maintained their continued popularity as revenue generating devices (U.
As a student radical at the University of Toronto, Cohen was profoundly impressed by Lament for a Nation and Grant's other writings about the repressiveness of "modern technological society.