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make brutal and depraved

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18) And with the pope leagues away and likely informed by similar bestializing discourses, the papal arrogation of the ultimate authority to determine the rights-bearing status of indigenous people(s) was no impediment to such devastations.
The bestializing language of this passage carries its own less than flattering judgment on Pinfold's pursuit of isolation.
In 1982, Margot Sims published a delightful satire on sex difference titled On the Necessity of Bestializing the Human Female, in which she reports the shocking discovery that women and men belong to different species--what she calls "true humans" and "beast humans.
Compson's account [48]) to objectify Clytie through Gothicizing and bestializing of the "half-breed.
The trial scene itself, as depicted on screen, appears to be very much as Dixon wrote it for the stage, and in this respect Griffith appears to have imitated the substance of his source; but by 'opening up' that scene with the dramatization of the chase, he has arguably intensified Dixon's intentions by further bestializing, and vilifying, Gus.
From this and similar examples, we can infer that Keela, as the physical satisfaction-seeking, immoral, violent Native American woman, cautions the sideshow audience of the potential bestializing transformative effect of women's suffrage on the refined and cultivated Southern white lady.
The elder prisoner's didactic mission is to impart to Procter how black men's habitual criminality and white men's persistent "rescuing" of them is part of a systemic bestializing that denies them agency and selfhood--a vicious cycle of sociopathic black behavior that not only is self-denigrating, but also self-aggrandizing for whites, whose own collective identity is concretized in designating black men as feral and other.