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Piepsam and is
His name is Praisegod Piepsam, and he is rather fully described as to his clothing and physiognomy in a way which relates him to a sinister type in the author's repertory -- he is a forerunner of those enigmatic strangers in `` Death In Venice '', for example, who represent some combination of cadaver, exotic, and psychopomp.
The cyclist, a sufficiently commonplace young fellow, is not named but identified simply as `` Life '' -- that and a license number, which Piepsam uses in addressing him.
Piepsam tries to stop him by force, receives a push in the chest from `` Life '', and is left standing in impotent and growing rage, while a crowd begins to gather.
that is, on the basis of his own sinfulness and abject wretchedness, Piepsam becomes a prophet who in his ecstasy and in the name of God imprecates doom on Life -- not only the cyclist now, but the audience, the world, as well: `` all you light-headed breed ''.
as Piepsam says to the crowd in his last moments: `` His justice is not of this world ''.
Life is further characterized, in antithesis to Piepsam, as animal: the image of a dog, which appears at several places, is first given as the criterion of amiable, irrelevant interest aroused by life considered simply as a spectacle: a dog in a wagon is `` admirable '', `` a pleasure to contemplate '' ; ;
Piepsam is not, certainly, religious in any conventional sense.
And if I have gone into so much detail about so small a work, that is because it is also so typical a work, representing the germinal form of a conflict which remains essential in Mann's writing: the crude sketch of Piepsam contains, in its critical, destructive and self-destructive tendencies, much that is enlarged and illuminated in the figures of, for instance, Naphta and Leverkuhn.
Hieronymus, like Piepsam, makes his protest quite in vain, and his rejection, though not fatal, is ridiculous and humiliating ; ;

is and grotesque
Truman Capote is still reveling in Southern Gothicism, exaggerating the old Southern legends into something beautiful and grotesque, but as unreal as -- or even more unreal than -- yesterday.
For the present it is enough to note that in the grotesque figure of Jacoby, at the moment of his collapse, all these elements come together in prophetic parody.
Splendid, too, is the performance of Yuri Tolubeyev, one of Russia's leading comedians, as Sancho Panza, the fat, grotesque `` squire ''.
The effect of angst is achieved by Shostakovich, Mahler and Berg in compositions of wide dynamic range, at times seemingly spinning out of control ( Mahler ), and atonal music using the twelve-tone row method of composition ( Berg, Schoenberg and others ) to create an angst ridden atmosphere of grotesque sound.
In contrast with this Greek-Western aesthetic taste is the genre of the grotesque.
Famous in his own time for his perceived ugliness, Abraham Lincoln was described by a contemporary: " to say that he is ugly is nothing ; to add that his figure is grotesque, is to convey no adequate impression.
The painting is structured with Brown's characteristic linear energy, and emphasis on apparently grotesque and banal details, such as the cabbages hanging from the ship's side.
Their aim is not only to reveal the hypocrisy of those in what Branch termed the " closets of power " but also a gay person awareness of the presence of gay people and political issues, thus showing that being gay and lesbian is not " so utterly grotesque that it should never be discussed.
While the Victorian version of the show drew on the morality of its day, the Punch & Judy College of Professors considers that the 20th-and 21st-century versions of the tale have evolved into something more akin to a primitive version of The Simpsons, in which a bizarre family is used as vehicle for grotesque visual comedy and a sideways look at contemporary society.
The use of scatology is closely related to the grotesque and what is sometimes called the satiric grotesque.
In literature, " scatological " is a term to denote the literary trope of the grotesque body.
Operetka is the last play of Gombrowicz and it uses an operetta form in order to present the changes of the world in the 20th century in a grotesque way, that is the transition to totalitarianism.
As used in Moorish and Arabic decorative art ( from which, almost exclusively, it was known in the Middle Ages ), representations of living creatures were excluded ; but in the arabesques of Raphael, founded on the ancient Græco-Roman work of this kind, and in those of Renaissance decoration, human and animal figures, both natural and grotesque, as well as vases, armour, and objects of art, are freely introduced ; to this the term is now usually applied, the other being distinguished as Moorish Arabesque, or Moresque.
It is held during the week leading up to Ash Wednesday, and typically includes masked balls, fancy dress and grotesque mask competitions, lavish late-night parties, a colourful, ticker-tape parade of allegorical floats presided over by King Carnival ( Maltese: ir-Re tal-Karnival ), marching bands and costumed revellers.
What characterizes Offenbach's operettas is both the grotesque way they portray life, and the extremely frivolous way this is done, often bordering on the pornographic.

is and disturbing
More profound and more disturbing, however, is the moral isolation of Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe.
disturbing, as when one says that a friend is acting funny ; ;
It is raising no disturbing question as to what Christian stewardship means for the relationship of the richest nation in the world to economically underdeveloped peoples.
It is not disturbing them by thoughts of their Christian responsibility in relation to the world.
A graduate student's complicated relationships lead to a disturbing case of identity theft, which ultimately leads the man to wonder if he really is who he thinks he is.
Another writer says, " My own position can be summarized in the following terms: just as music is whatever people choose to recognize as such, noise is whatever is recognized as disturbing, unpleasant, or both " ( Nattiez 1990, 47 – 48 ).
The Trojan Women for example is a powerfully disturbing play on the theme of war's horrors, apparently critical of Athenian imperialism ( it was composed in the aftermath of the Melian massacre and during the preparations for the Sicilian Expedition ) yet it features the comic exchange between Menelaus and Hecuba quoted above and the chorus considers Athens, the " blessed land of Theus ", to be a desirable refugesuch complexity and ambiguity are typical both of his ' patriotic ' and ' anti-war ' plays.
In the later Legend of Atrahasis, Enlil, the king of the gods, sets out to eliminate humanity, whose noise is disturbing his rest.
In this context, it is common to identify three root disturbing emotions, called the three poisons, as the root cause of suffering or dukkha.
This is very common and usually not disturbing if there is no text in the design.
In 1931, after Woman in the Moon, Lang directed what many film scholars consider to be his masterpiece: M, a disturbing story of a child murderer ( Peter Lorre in his first starring role ) who is hunted down and brought to rough justice by Berlin's criminal underworld.
A shock site is a website that is intended to be offensive, disgusting and / or disturbing to its viewers, containing materials of high shock value which is also considered distasteful and crude, and is generally of a pornographic, scatological, extremely violent, insulting, painful, profane, or otherwise provocative nature.
Oscar Wilde, famous anarchist Irish people | Irish writer of the decadent movement and famous dandyThe anarchist writer and bohemian Oscar Wilde wrote in his famous essay The Soul of Man under Socialism that " Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force.
* 1971 – The United States Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment.
There will always be propelling, disturbing elements, and they will be there until, as Lowell put it, the watch is taken from the wrist.
Oscar Wilde, famous anarchist Irish people | Irish writer who published the libertarian socialist work titled The Soul of Man under SocialismThe anarchist writer and bohemian Oscar Wilde wrote in his famous essay The Soul of Man under Socialism that " Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force.

is and parody
The vulture-like attendance of the Pocket family upon Miss Havisham is summed up in the hypocritical gestures of Miss Camilla Pocket, who puts her hand to her throat in a feigned spasm of grief-stricken choking, then lays it `` upon her heaving bosom '' with `` an unnatural fortitude of manner '', and finally kisses it to Miss Havisham in a parody of the lady's own mannerism toward Estella.
He shares with Mr. Morse a parody of the college anthems he once sang while his second song is whisked away from him by Virginia Martin, a girl with a remarkably expressive yip in her voice.
He reminds readers that " there is a gap between the narrator ’ s meaning and the text ’ s, and that a moral-political argument is being carried out by means of parody ".
Li ' l Abner also features a comic strip-within-the-strip: Fearless Fosdick is a parody of Chester Gould's Dick Tracy.
The title of Nicholas Blake's 1949 detective novel Head of a Traveller is a quotation from Housman's parody Fragment of a Greek Tragedy.
* Though its usage here is not a parody, in an episode of Cheers, Cliff aborts his plans to emigrate to Canada with his love interest when Sam, Woody, and Frasier appeal to his patriotic side by singing this song.
* In an SCTV parody commercial for fictional Poochare dog food, a borzoi dog is seen being taken for a walk by Eugene Levy.
A parody or spoof film is a comedy that satirizes other film genres or classic films.
Love is also self-identified feminist, and has been noted throughout her career for her subversive feminism and " self-conscious parody of female sex roles ".
Here is a Pope parody of the predictable rhymes of his era:
Big Shot, the fictional news source within Cowboy Bebop which provides information on various bounty heads, is a parody of the Western genre.
The country is supposedly capitalist, shares a border with a totalitarian regime, North Elbonia " a parody of North Korea and Iran ," and is also shown to share a border with a country called " Kneebonia " with which relations are bad.
The scene then cuts away to a parody of Dilbert, after which Peter remarks, " Well, sometimes the business world is funny.
President King, the leader of Walden College, was originally intended as a parody of Kingman Brewster, President of Yale, but all that remains of that is a certain physical resemblance.
Discordianism is a religion and parody religion based on the worship of Eris ( also known as Discordia ), the Greco-Roman goddess of chaos.
There is some division as to whether it should be regarded as a parody religion, and if so to what degree.
The game cover itself is a parody of Army of Darkness, while Duke poses as Ash Williams.
The audience is taken by surprise, by the parody or satire of an unexpected effect or an opposite expectations of their cultural beliefs.
In Act II, Scene III of Henry V, his death is described by the character " Hostess ", possibly the Mistress Quickly of Henry IV, who describes his body in terms that parody Plato's description of the death of Socrates.
The most famous parody of the Gothic is Jane Austen's novel Northanger Abbey ( 1818 ) in which the naive protagonist, after reading too much Gothic fiction, conceives herself a heroine of a Radcliffian romance and imagines murder and villainy on every side, though the truth turns out to be much more prosaic.
Another example of Gothic parody in a similar vein is The Heroine by Eaton Stannard Barrett ( 1813 ).

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