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Unformatted text preview: th and 19 th centuries. • Mesmerism associated with seduction o Mysterious power o Ability for hypnotist to corrupt others, specifically through sexual means towards women Spiritualism : popular religious movement that encouraged individuals to speak directly to the spirit-world, by-passing scripturally based theology. • Exploitation of “spiritual powers” • Corruption of Zenobia by Hollingsworth o Priscilla will be corrupted by Hollingsworth too • Culture of celebrity in society o Embodiment of fascination of one’s private life o Interest in “woman celebrities”/singers Turns them into objects...
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- Political corruption, Priscilla