From the traditional pre-marriage bath house ritual to the night of defloration
, she was humiliated and treated like "an animal being prepared and inspected for sacrifice" (Boone, 2007: 7).
The Kumari Puja rituals are best described as a ceremony that once included the ritual defloration
of selected virgins.
It is highly inconceivable for a young girl, inexperienced to the ways of the world, to fabricate a charge of defloration
, undergo a medical examination of her private parts and subject herself to public trial and tarnish her family's reputation unless she is motivated by a potent desire to seek justice for the wrong done against her.
(The trauma of John's defloration
challenges his ability to engage in conventional relationships and kinkless sex.)
Mustafa adopts different names in his affairs with these women and rejects them one by one following their defloration
. He changes his status in London from a non-northern Other to a colonizer who colonizes and ravishes the British women whom he identifies with western cities to be conquered.
." (8) Joubert actually endorses something he calls the
(40) The verb [phrase omitted], particularly with [phrase omitted] (thus, "lay hands on"), may have connotations of force and is often used to mean "attack." (41) Moreover, the question "From what stock was she torn" ([phrase omitted]) and the description of defloration
as reaping grass ([phrase omitted]) introduce graphic agricultural imagery that envisions Cyrene's body as the land itself, in need of male cultivation.
The bolster at the base stands for the matriarchal ancestor, and the tiny pillow at the top represents the young bride, whose existence will culminate in the day of marriage and defloration
. There is a terrifying beauty to Bakira (Virgin), an ornate carpet whose florid designs gradually unravel toward the bottom into a bright red explosion of raw yarn.
women enter the nuptial bed, Persian women may resist defloration
and recognized myself as a new-born sentient human being." Betty Fussell wrote of a meal outside Calais, "[I]n the smallest of dockside cafes, I had my first bite of real butter and bread." And Julia Child proclaimed that her first encounter with sole meuniere was life-changing: "It was the most exciting meal of my life." Gilbert describes those experiences with the delightful phrase "gastronomic defloration
Alexander breaks with this tradition by equating Eilonwy's surrender of magic blood to her defloration
in the marriage-bed and granting her absolute power over the situation.
The employment of enjambment invokes these overtones of defloration