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Author: Faye Stewart

aspirations that motivate characters ultimately cause them harm or become their undoing. The problematic object for Kleist’s Samia is her dream of living out her passion for running in a better life for herself as well as for her loved ones. Beyond her hopes of again competing in the Olympic Games, Samia

In: Protest und Verweigerung / Protest and Refusal
Author: Marie Nelson

's Juliana and Elene and the anonymous Judith, three 105 poems that have now received a considerable amount of critical attention,4 show how natural it was for poets living in a time when both women and men could be heroes to use their native tradition to turn what they learned from books into new

In: Structures of Opposition in Old English Poems
Author: Marie Nelson

's speech first reasserts itself as the subject of a verb, that verb, geseah, does not carry a sense of strongly motivated, or even voluntary action. The Cross, however, sees the totally motivated choice of Christ to yield up His own life; and we see the Cross of the dreamer's inward vision caught in an

In: Structures of Opposition in Old English Poems
Author: Marie Nelson

wrong. Here, on the level of ethical opposition, a hero, motivated by concern for others, risks his life to gain peace and security for the~ knowing it is right that he should do so. In the third version, the opposition of life and death has lost almost all importance. What matters 103 is that the

In: Structures of Opposition in Old English Poems
Author: Marie Nelson

CHAPTER. FOUR. THE ~SDOM OF BEOWULF Anglo-Saxon poets described the created world as a complex structure of oppositions. They also wrote about acts of opposition. In doing so, they wrote about what may be called basic acts of opposition, those acts which, successfully performed, enable living

In: Structures of Opposition in Old English Poems
Author: Roman Jakobson

the guiding statement of this volume: “the deciphering of the Dna code has revealed our possession of a language much older than hieroglyphics, a language as old as life itself, a language that is the most living language of all” (Beadle, 1966, p. 207). From the newest reports on the gradual

In: Eight Decades of General Linguistics
Author: Simone Pfleger

modern life and to construct her subjectivity in a way that challenges the dominant order. I will demonstrate how a shift to time can reveal the possibility of instances that allow subjects to be situated within dominant spaces while concomitantly withdrawing and abandoning the system, even if only for a

In: Protest und Verweigerung / Protest and Refusal
Author: Noam Chomsky

thought and imagination today. Furthermore, the faculty of language enters crucially into every aspect of human life, thought, and interaction. It is largely responsible for the fact that alone in the biological world, humans have a history, cultural evolution and diversity of any complexity and

In: Variation and Universals in Biolinguistics

private, life they observe an ordinance of sacrifices of the same kind. Others-nom. use-act. figures-acc. of immense size, whose limbs, woven out of twigs, they fill with living men and set on fire, and the men perish in a sheet of flame. They believe that the execution of those who have been caught

In: Language: Communication and Human Behavior

readily acknowledges, has prepared him for a life of extensive travel, it has also shaped the reception of his work when, for instance, in a review of Der Weltensammler a critic describes him as a “collector of worlds in his own right” and suggests that this particular novel would not exist without

In: Protest und Verweigerung / Protest and Refusal