53) Wendy Wall argues that "[h]er text becomes the Word Incarnate" as she "call[s] attention to the fleshliness
of her own representation of the Word.
However, in her vitriolic description of the piece, Lucy clearly connects the woman's size to both her indolence and immorality, equating fleshliness
with promiscuity (Michie 1987, 27; Silver 2004, 101).
The 'Mona Hatoum' exhibition at Tate Modern is a perfect example: in work after work, the artist seeks the missing link between the fleshliness
of our embodied humanity and our more spiritual pretensions to beauty, truth and goodness, that seem of an entirely different order.
Gunther (2013, 199) describes this tone most clearly: "Epode 8 reduces the obscenities of Archilochus' figurative language to nuda verba and creates, in its compression of detail and devastating realism, an image of aged flesh and repulsive sexuality that in its shocking violence and realism is, to my knowledge, without peer in ancient literature and perhaps even surpasses the brutality of modern exposures of repulsive fleshliness
The shocking apparition of the "red wet thing' erupting through the barrier of elegiac language, has something obscene in its lack of definition, its incredible fleshliness
contrasting with the disincarnate flowers, its disquieting sexual associations.
This vision is one of actors who are all too human on both sides: white men incapable of making Christs of the slaves they torture, and slaves whose fleshliness
causes them to fall from their crosses and thereby contribute to the cycle of violence and oppression rather than converting it, Christ-like, into a tale of universal ascension.
17) The next link in this chain implicitly condemns women and "the fearsome, mute power of the flesh," as "fundamentalism will always involve the control of women, for women generally carry the greater burden of human fleshliness
As "yellow skin and bone" (84), Miss Havisham's body is an envelope hosting a skeleton, her lack of fleshliness
pointing even more powerfully to her material body, as a corpse urging anatomists to investigate it before putrefaction sets in.