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monstrous

(of plants and animals) abnormal in structure
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The feminine monstrousness is well represented in the Romanian folk mythology by the Muma Padurii (the Mother of the Woods), Iele (Fairies), Zgripturoaica (The Witch with 7 heads, that loves to eat meat, not always anthropophagus, a creature that usually helps the emblematic hero of our fairy tales, Fat-Frumos (Prince Charming), to reach back our world while coming from the underground world), Striga (with an alternative presence as Strigoaica, an ugly witch, with a pale face and a dog tail), Scorpia (shrew), Gheonoaia, Samodiva, Moartea (the Death), Ciuma (the Plague).
1) I use the term 'monster' throughout this essay intentionally and critically in order to call attention to the fact that the monstrosity of the creature is interconnected with the monstrousness of speciesist practices such as vivisection and industrial animal food production.
Manson wouldn't cooperate with the project, but Guinn does such a thorough job reminding us of his monstrousness, that actually seems like a blessing.
As Rutter conceives it, the monstrousness of femininity humiliates the rising new playwright through his usurped position within the intellectual world: "Greene's metaphors simultaneously degrade Shakespeare to a woman and cast him as an aspiring 'upstart,' a 'wannabe' university man" ("Of Tygers' Hearts" 185); in light of Rutter's argument, Margaret is the "wannabe king.
BENEATH THE DARKENING SKY BY MAJOK TULBA (ONEWORLD): Tulba's brutal, poetic debut views the monstrousness of war through the innocent eyes of a young boy.
38) Sobchack notes that while there is some female empowerment within these films, the fact that the monstrousness merely masks the young and beautiful visages of actual actresses dampens any sort of critique these films might encourage: 'Thus, what these fantasies of female rejuvenation give with one hand, they take back with the other'.
His camera prowls the corridors of power, revealing the shadows around all the president's men, and lets us in on Congressman Frank Underwood's outward gentility and inner monstrousness in a distinctly parallax view.
Firefly, the adolescent at the center of Severo Sarduy's penultimate novel, inhabits a fictional space somewhere between the laughable monstrousness of Rabelais and the screwball kitsch of early Almodovar.
This scene details not only Salmeo's monstrousness but also graphically--and problematically--describes the attack in a titillating fashion.
Five years later, in 2010, his six hour film Carlos dissected the idealism, pluck, and monstrousness of the era's militant politics.
Each chapter, full of spectacular b&w photographs, is grounded in a particular child's story: ABCs and the child's initiation to language; dreams and disruptions of logical sequence in Cornell's ballet scenario from Hans Christian Anderson; Cornell's counterpart to Antoine de Saint-Exupery's philosopher-explorer, The Little Prince; fluidity of space and time in child wandering in Alice and Wonderland, Andre Breton's Nadja and Cornell's Monseieur Phot; more play with surface and depth in Cornell's homage to Through the Looking Glass, Untitled (Journal d'Agriculture Pratique); Cornell's engagement with Beauty and the Beast in the context of over-coming the monstrousness of WWII; and finally an exploration of immortality and eternity in Cornell's diorama version of Sleeping Beauty.