Author Archives: Walter Sullivan

Internal Abyss: Lack of Identity in Büchner’s Leonce and Lena (Revised)

In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Jacques stated the famous line, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” This notion of people going through their lives as nothing more than dramatic actors has … Continue reading

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Straining Humanity: Human Identity and Stem Cell/Cloning Research

There are few fields of research which lead to the amount of controversy present in stem cell/cloning research. Whether it be harvesting stem cells from human embryos, creating new embryos for the same purpose, or combining human and animal cells … Continue reading

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Internal Abyss: Lack of Identity in Büchner’s Leonce and Lena FINAL

In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Jacques stated the famous line, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” This notion of people going through their lives as nothing more than dramatic actors has … Continue reading

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Internal Abyss: Lack of Identity in Büchner’s Leonce and Lena ROUGH DRAFT

missing some citations; marked w/ () In William Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Jacques states, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” This notion of people going through their lives as nothing more than … Continue reading

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The Almost Human in Kleist’s Ordeal by Fire

What separates the “human” from the “almost human?” Can an almost human become human, or vice versa, or is the separation between the two too substantial? Many have sought the answers for these questions for a long time, but our … Continue reading

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Merging Reality with Fanstasy

Though, when separate, realism and fantasy are harmless, “The Sandman” shows that unifying the two, whether in a person such as Nathaniel or in practice as in alchemy, leads to the creation of the uncanny.

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Artificial, Human, or Both?

In explaining how artificial we have already become, we must first determine what makes us artificial. Do we become artificial by combining our flesh bodies with constructed technologies such as prostheses, by putting chemicals into our bodies to regulate our … Continue reading

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The Ideal Body: Is There More Than One?

The ideal body is one which is built to efficiently perform essential-to-life duties. This means there are multiple “ideal bodies” based on gender as well as social needs which allow the human civilization, rather than just the human, to flourish. … Continue reading

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