His hamartia like that of Ozymandias or Kubla Khan lies in his belief that he can eternalize
his existence through an artifice.
The beginning of the new circle of blood came to eternalize
the option of confrontation and to distance as far as possible the option of negotiations and calling for a permanent solution.
In "Ode on a Grecian urn," which itself seeks to eternalize
spring, the poet is doing something similar but the impossibility of conjoining the actual and the imagined, the hard fact and soft dream, leave both persona and reader curiously short of fulfilment.
The dialectic that runs through the last two centuries of philosophical thought, and that Habermas summarizes in his book, is one in which universalists decry each new other to reason as endangering both rationality and human solidarity, and in which romantics rejoin that what is called rationality is merely a disguise for the attempt to eternalize
custom and tradition.
The Palestinians are also wary of Sharon's plan, fearing his real intention is to eternalize
Israel's domination of the West Bank in return for evacuation from Gaza.
For Douzinas, "[m]etaphysics remains the plaything of the powerful and law, the will to eternalize
momentary relations of power" (249).
Whereas Freud posits one source of the creative impulse (a sublimated sexual/reproductive urge), Rank proffers multiple origins: neurotic conflict, a desire to eternalize
the soul, to replace something lost, the will-to-form etc.
Edison would eternalize
the human voice, the word, the very soul.
Leadership, seeking to maximize and eternalize
its grip on power, serves the state only coincidentally; statehood, however, is the rapacious leader's prime resource.
Such work could not possibly eternalize
the particular because its message was directed at specific groups and attitudes.
Shakespeare's second answer to the problem of time is to eternalize
his friend's beauty in poetry, in the very art by which Shakespeare mourns its passing: "But thy eternal summer shall not fade,/Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,/Nor shall Death brag thou wand'rest in his shade/ When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st.
He argued that women who contributed to their families and nation wanted some public esteem, whereas men exhibited an "ambitious vanity" manifested in a desire "to cover the earth with statues, with monuments, and with inscriptions to eternalize
[their] names and give [them]selves an existence when the body is no more.
It was now time to give permanent expression to this mood of optimism, to create a new imagery that would transcend reality and eternalize
the happiness of the present moment.
His Majesty the Sultan praised Allah the Almighty for the plentiful bounties with which He has endowed Oman, praying to Allah to eternalize
these riches for Oman and its people.
SCATTERED THROUGHOUT EUROPE, planted in the streets and sidewalks of cities whose past is not forgotten, commemorative brass plaques eternalize
the lives that were lost during the Nazi regime.