Thus, the language in Across the River and into the Trees alternates between the registers of courtly love and carnal desire
in a manner that has given critics reason to judge Renata as either a chaste maiden or a selfish, sex-starved vampiress.
The perky facade of "Better Stay Gone" masks a tug-of-war between common sense and carnal desire
; "Cynically Yours" spoofs torch ballads with jaundiced expressions of devotion.
It is not just that gilbert confuses Platonic love, psychologically homoerotic as expounded in the Symposium and the Phaedrus, with the medieval concept of courtly love for an inaccessible woman--the distinction had already been blurred in the Renaiisance by Marsilio Ficino--but he sees Michelangelo's Platonic love as "an agonized defense against the temptations of women," noting "as a curious corollary" that "when speaking of a completely spiritual woman like Vittoria Colonna he quite naturally refers to her in the masculine gender." He warns against judging the writer's personality on the basis of a "single poem taken in isolation," and then proceeds to take at face value the artist's disclaimer, in a single poem, of carnal desire
in his love for Tommaso de' Cavalieri.
This is an encouraging development, but I think we must all be on guard to assure that "Business After Hours" does not degenerate into a cesspool of animal lust and unfettered carnal desire
. Certainly Little Rock deserves more than another "meat market."
Supporting performances are solid and Oldroyd spares his leading cast few blushes in scenes of wanton carnal desire
State Sonnets is a compact book of brief poems crafted around the vessel of a road trip--from highway romance to lost regrets to carnal desire
and surprising sights.
They're at their most animated--the camera is at its most lively--when people are thinking hard, when ideas are being batted around in the classroom." So is it any wonder that carnal desire
gets mixed up in it all?
This requires the sexually inexperienced Eun-jin to undergo tutorials of a more explicit nature, unlocking a torrent of repressed carnal desire
Also worthy of inquiry is the degree to which her perceived rejection by Chamberlain fed her growing disgust with carnal desire
and her perception of it as sub-human.
But even beyond that, he declares the fervently held belief that in his final hour, the accumulated sum of his carnal desire
will somehow ease his last moments of mortality.
Screenwriters Trevor De Silva and Kevin Hood use this true event as the starting point for a heart-warming comedy of manners, which propels the two princesses on journeys of self-discovery in a capital awash with carnal desire
Wherever MH is, his earthly and carnal desire
toward women is there.