The impulse to mark the body of the Duchess as the site of desire's failure is, of course, rich in symbolic import, given that she is drawn by Balzac as a hoarder and even a castrator
of desire itself, inspiring desire while denying its reciprocation, pointing out the lack in the other while refusing to signify her own.
Pick, for example, claims that Nana "is portrayed as at once the castrator
, femme fatale and harbinger of anarchy" (1989, 85).
This joke also displays another common trope through the presence of the "female castrator
," who emasculates the male subject.
I haven't heard a row like that since the last time the swine castrator
18) Unlike other feminist commentators, Catherine Maxwell does not jettison the terror and power associated with the sublime, but instead argues that at least in the British male lyric poet tradition these qualities are linked to a powerful mythic femininity, images of female muses and goddesses that haunt the poetry of Milton on through that of the later Victorian poets: 'The lyric poet's relation to a disfiguring sublime [is] imagined as an aggressive female force which feminises the male in an act that simultaneously deprives and energises him', (19) perhaps not unlike Dennis's 'pleasing rape' or Mishra's symbolic castration--except that the rapist or castrator
is gendered as female rather than male, converted, in Maxwell's revision, to a 'woman-on-top' heterosexual drag show.
Over the past year our associates have told us they wanted additional help in keeping themselves and their families healthy, and we have responded with new plans designed to do just that," says Eduardo Castrator
, president of Wal-Mart's U.
Which brings to mind the fact that from the 16th to the mid-19th century Europe perceived America as a woman "with feather headdress and bow, languidly entertaining Discoverers from her hammock or striding brazenly across the New World as castrator
with her victim's bloody head in her grasp" (Taussig 1993, 177).
It helps us better understand Nietzsche's dazzling, but often unbalanced (in more ways than one) riffs on metaphysics (as a completely meaningless dimension), religion (as the castrator
and killer of life), and democracy (as the triumph of the rabble).
Much of the play's final half is devoted to a discussion of lifts issue, with the critical castrator
eager to inform us that she's done the operation before and it sounds like "celery crunching.
In addition, the film functions thematically--on one level--by making her into a monstrous dark continent, by depicting her in the mythic role of feminine destroyer, seductive castrator
, and that role contradicts the sentiments of the song.
Finucci examines castrati's sexual identity and preferences--with a much greater variable than stereotypes would suggest--and Freud's reduction of castration from treatment of testicles to removal of the penis and, especially, his identification of the castrator
as woman, despite clear evidence that, historically, it was men that castrated each other.
According to the characterization of the principals in the Saturn myth, the castrator
in the Canterbury Tales should be the Knight's young jovial son, the Squire, whose tale might well have followed his father's.
The unnamed castrated man, a 48-year-old volunteer, was enjoying a post-operative piece of pie with his castrator
when the bleeding was brought on by a laughing fit.
La autora lee el film "through successive feminist rereadings of Freud's theory of fetishism, for, like Freud, Bunuel posits the castrated woman as a castrator
of men" (78).
With their mother unstoppered, out the children tumbled and swam, the castrator
first among them.