Misanthropy


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Misanthropy

Misbehavior (See MISCHIEVOUSNESS.)
Ahab, Captain
consumed by hate, pursues whale that ripped off his leg. [Am. Lit.: Moby Dick]
Alceste
antisocial hero. [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
Confidence Man, The
Melville’s social satire castigating mankind. [Am. Lit.: The Confidence Man, Magill III, 221–223]
Dryas
hated mankind; avoided public appearances. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 84]
Fuller’s thistle
indicates hatred of mankind. [Flower Symbol-ism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Nemo, Captain
brilliant captain of submarine, “Nautilus”; bitter misanthropy the reason for his undersea seclusion. [Fr. Lit.: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea]
Sub-Mariner
friend of fish, scourge of man. [Comics: Horn, 640]
teasel
indicates hatred of mankind. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 178]
Timon
“undone by goodness,” turns misanthropic. [Br. Lit.: Timon of Athens]
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Also, studies showed that hysteric, misanthropy, mania, social introspection is related with hagh shenas, Chamani, Firouz abadi and Hosseini Nejad [9].
9) As Grady (2009: 122) observes, Alcibiades and Flavius both treat Timon's misanthropy as a kind of madness or disease" that cannot be taken seriously and should be pitied.
Misanthropy is commonly misinterpreted and distorted as a widespread hatred of humans.
Pandarus entered dishevelled and weak, and expired in a fit of misanthropy.
Memento Mori is early Spark so the misanthropy had not become as cruelly distilled as in the later works, but even there, where authorial detachment is supreme, her characters--or more precisely their predicaments--engage us in a way the people here do not.
Romantic sensibility often figures a repression or sublimation of misanthropy through recourse to Enlightenment optimism and humanism or to nature as an extension of these.
Growling his way through songs about mortality, disappointment, misanthropy and, well, "Jena," he examines the flaws of people and society with only an occasional nod toward hope.
Loewenberg, unable to enter into "the world," and having tasted the fruits of misanthropy, decides to choose a different type of suicide, a death in life.
MARK STEYN'S PIECE IN YOUR JUNE 18 issue ("No Man's Land") wisely points out the intrinsic misanthropy of much of fashionable greendom.
Crouch touches upon the very ethos that has gradually consumed the most popular expressions of hip-hop's gender politics: a most debasing duet of female adulation and sacrifice in the face of misogyny and misanthropy.
Say, I wasn't sure how to spell philanthropy; by typing in just *anthropy, I get lycanthropy, misanthropy and philanthropy and so can find my word.