But whether one's interest lies in genealogy itself, a subject which is currently attracting a good deal of attention, in the role of women in medieval society, or in the themes which are presented here as perverting genealogy and as symptoms of an inherent bloodlessness
of lineage (incest, patricide, infanticide, adultery, concupiscence, etc.
It's a chilling scene, and, despite its bloodlessness
, is difficult to watch.
Placed alongside the commentary of an earlier era, today's public discourse seems polite to the point of bloodlessness
The common threads through all five are bloodlessness
and trade, so regardless of whether Heracles kills the Other, he has no blood on his hands, and the Other, whether dead or alive, is dominated and traded.
The Philanthropist" constitutes a remarkably full-blooded account of bloodlessness
, and helmer Grindley anatomizes its social makeup with the same scrupulous detail he brought to the contrasting environs of "Abigail's Party" and "Journey's End.
His MO - that's modus operandi to the uninitiatied - is bloodlessness
Philosophy will be condemned for its bloodlessness
and even borderline treason in times of crisis; and emotion, at least when business is more or less as usual, will be subjected to constant pathologization and medicalization, labelled an irrational disease in need of a cure.