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LCS 151 PAPER - Michael Blasius LCS 151 Professor Coughlin Libidinal Urges in Society Instinctually the nature of man is neither peaceful nor

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Michael Blasius LCS 151 Professor Coughlin 2/27/08 Libidinal Urges in Society Instinctually, the nature of man is neither peaceful nor cooperative. Instead, man is a naturally violent and aggressive towards other men. This very principle makes the formation of society extremely difficult to achieve without the restraint of these harmful instincts. This idea justifies the existence of laws, police, and other methods of restraining human instinct which are necessary in order to prevent a society from being self- destructive. These ideas are synonymous with the work and research of Dr. Sigmund Freud particularly from his work Civilization and Its Discontents . These very ideas are evident in present day life as much as ever. One way in which these principles are illustrated is through grouped aggression. In Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca, it is the gypsies who experience the wrath of this aggression via exclusion, discrimination, and even violence. This is simply the result of the restriction of human instinctual aggression. In Bury Me Standing
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This essay was uploaded on 04/20/2008 for the course LCS 151 taught by Professor Cabusoa during the Fall '08 term at Bryant.

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LCS 151 PAPER - Michael Blasius LCS 151 Professor Coughlin Libidinal Urges in Society Instinctually the nature of man is neither peaceful nor

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