dwarfishness


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smallness of stature

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Nordau's description above, which describes the degeneracy and dwarfishness of descendants of addicts, is apt in the context of Strange Case, in which Jekyll metaphorically fathers Hyde, his dwarfish, violent offspring.
I hate the Jews since I was David or Joseph--I hate the Jews because they disregard my language, because their ears are misshapen and they listen for dwarfishness and a Jewish accent.
The author distrusts the "official" level of social life but focuses on the defective and the deviate in nature itself - that is to say, "otherness" in its most radical sense, as symbolized by homosexual love, by the dwarfishness of Vittorio, and by the Dostoevskian "idiocy" of the hero himself.