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Because of death's proximity, her mind powerfully grasps the paradox inherent in every situation, even as she grows increasingly weak and infirm; McGahern seems to suggest that comfort may be found in the "horrible wonder" (195) elicited by life's contrarieties where darkness is often a precursor to light.
When we turn to the other side of the process--the literary experience of reading--emphasis falls again on the contrasting and comparing of contrarieties and paradoxes.
As frightening as the contrarieties of self-duplication seem, they are perhaps the inculcation of otherness that produces the moment of hybridity, that not only permits but insists on intercultural exchange.
Elder has not shown, and it is not clear as to how it could be shown, that knowledge of the sorts of (alleged) property contrariety to which his arguments appeal is strictly empirical, since his arguments crucially include the appeal to such quantitatively specified property contrarieties as the one just discussed.
One of the more predominant aspects of his writing is the treatment of contrarieties that emanate from countervailing images of self in which a division is expressed or implied.
The white spaces between sing sung or refuse and lie flat are Heliodoros' absolute contrarieties fitted together as one sound.
The contrarieties and divided reception that Joyce figured in Finnegans Wake thus reveal the text to be "an oddly fitting book of the Free State" (25).
As the old saying goes, the contrarieties and the irregularities are the weeds that bring out the character of the rose.
Arising from these contrarieties, the Union's triumph in warfare, or so conventional wisdom would have it, has come to be seen as a vindication of racial egalitarianism embodied by white and black dancers of the frontispiece.
Interestingly, instead of rejecting Plato's receptacle or ultimate matter altogether, Aristotle reconceptualizes it: he immediately goes on to say that the receptacle is not the 'this' or separate natural substance that Plato thinks it is, but is a principle (nature) inseparable from contrarieties, which he later identifies as forms (II 2, 329b10):
They are not bald logical contradictions of the "A and not-A" type, but rather more concrete contrarieties, extremes in an element of sameness, the poles of a spectrum such as are black and white in the chart of pigments.
The works have also focused little attention particularly on Mabrukah, wife of Wad al-Ris, in relation to the thematics of the narrative even as they have largely not created a web in which the Arab (Sudanese) women would intersect and interface with a view to underscoring the conflicts in their identities and the contrarieties in their relationship at the gender level.
It is precisely their excesses and contrarieties that anchor his self-congratulatory take on human absurdity.
Insisting that attempts to periodise Luther's thinking are ill advised, he draws attention instead to some of its paradoxes and contrarieties, not least the interesting suggestions that "his scatology and eschatology are interdependent" (87) and that his theology intensified rather than alleviated fear of demonic activity, especially in the interior sphere of the human conscience.
60) Indeed, properties from all validly constituted regimes under the rule of reason and law can be brought into a new unity precisely by actualizing their respective oppositional contrarieties.