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Misanthrope

exposes frivolity and inconsistency of French society (1600s). [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
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The song's jokes are sexist, anti-animal rights, anti-family values, misanthropic, nihilistic, infantile, materialistic, and gross -- in other words, all the elements that make the song incredibly amusing.
They discuss the extent to which the shift informs the writings of such authors as Theroux (whose generally anti-African tone they see as an expression of a misanthropic sensibility).
While may people would place themselves squarely in both camps, arguing that concern for the welfare of individual animals is inseparable from environmental concerns, many environmental organizations prefer to distance themselves from animal rights group which they view as misanthropic, tunnel-visioned, sensational in approach, and anti-science.
To think that such preservationists are fundamentally inspired by the nature-humanity dualism and a misanthropic view of human beings is not at all a necessary, or even a very reasonable, inference.
Yet violence in Chabrol's films provokes wonder or horror or even a wry shrug, but never misanthropic satisfaction at human nature turning bestial.
15pm) FILM director Martin Scorsese's slow-burning drama follows the disturbing descent into madness of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), an isolated, misanthropic New York cab driver.
GRAN TORINO Channel 5, 9pm Misanthropic Korean War veteran Walt leads an isolated existence, and has a tense relationship with his family and nothing but contempt for his neighbours.
This four-hour mini series which began last night, covers 25 years in the life of the misanthropic, middle-aged, Maine maths teacher.
99 MISANTHROPIC schemer DS Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy, front right) lords it over his colleagues in Edinburgh and shamelessly sucks up to Chief Inspector Bob Toal (John Sessions).
FILTH (18) MISANTHROPIC schemer DS Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) lords over his colleagues in Edinburgh and shamelessly sucks up to his superior, Chief Inspector Bob Toal (John Sessions).
After the sudden death of Major Palgrave, one of the hotel guests, Miss Marple's suspicions are aroused and she enlists the help of a misanthropic millionaire, Jason Rafiel (Sir Antony Sher), to dig deeper.
25pm Moving drama about a misanthropic truck driver travelling across South America, who comes out of his shell as he gives a lift to a woman and her baby.