Animalness

An´i`mal`ness


n.1.Animality.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The food, the filth, the abuse, the bullying, the--the sheer animalness of it!
Bending the wild--bring an animal into the house and there is the battle to control their animalness. They shed.
The editor's claim is that the humanities were focused on ideas of language from the 1930s to the 70s, on ideas of pictures from the 70s to the 90s, and now are focused on ideas of animalness. The book is divided into several parts to organize the diverse concepts of the papers.
Petness is not fundamentally different from "companion animalness" and I could have talked about the latter here since even companion animals are the highly dependent and subordinate "property" of their human friends (Irvine 2004a:5; Grier 2006:7).
"Isn't that a sort of animalness?" Cheyenne ducked her head as she often did when trying to tell a joke.
For, as Jonathan Bate writes:, animals make us think about our own animalness, our embodiedness in the world' (4) In the savagery of the final scene, in which a murder and a dog-fight take place simultaneously, it is the bleaker vision that wins out, although it may be argued that the novel encourages us to read this outcome as a distortion of nature.
First, because of their intelligence, humans face the terrifying knowledge of their own animalness and the inevitability of death.
Also, individual animals brought into experimental settings cannot meaningfully consent to participate in an experiment for purposes of proving their similarity to humans, and their lives are spent (usually quite literally) in the pursuit of an idea of "chimpanzeeness" or "goldfishness" or "animalness." (47) They are unwilling participants in the creation of an objectified view of animals; they are not willing participants in research for the purpose of finding out about their own individuality or the diversity within their species.
More than 100 years have since passed, and still we baulk at accepting Darwin's theory when it comes to our own animalness. Even if we rationally concede that he is right, our actions as a domineering and wasteful species show that we do not see ourselves as part of nature's organic system.
It takes a very Strange case indeed to propose, as Scottish-English author Robert Louis Stevenson did in 1886, that man is not truly one but truly two, and it is likely only in An imaginary life of Publius Ovidius Naso (courtesy of David Malouf, 1978) that one may simultaneously move about in two different worlds, against humanness and animalness at that.
Marina is able to take that "animalness" and make it a weapon of self-defense.