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In , actor Charlie Sheen became convinced that Flower of Flesh and Blood , the second film in the series, depicted an actual homicide and contacted the FBI. The Italian director Ruggero Deodato was charged after rumors that the depictions of the killing of the main actors in his film Cannibal Holocaust were real. He was able to clear himself of the charges after the actors made an appearance in court. Other than graphic gore, the film contains several scenes of sexual violence and the genuine deaths of six animals onscreen and one off screen, issues which find Cannibal Holocaust in the midst of controversy to this day.

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At a national conference organised by the Sahitya Akademi in February, , Raja Rao, the renowned Vedantin fiction-writer, took his audience by surprise when he exhorted the new writer in India to recognise the imperative validity of physical relationship between man and woman. Why should we continue to feel inhibited by orthodox morality, spinning around ourselves a cocoon of hypocrisies and self-denials? It is this freedom that one now encounters in some of our new writers. Take, for instance, Anita Mehta's story "Letters 4, 5 and 6," which presents an ingenious montage of snippets from the letters written by the protagonist's lovers, each of whom being imprisoned within the confines of his ego, never touches the quick of her inner being.

Images always accompanied her memories of him - she thought of ghazals, and how she'd grown to love them when she'd realized that they'd made his loneliness come alive, epitomized his bitterness at her many deviations -- of his face when they made love.

Life, rather than art with' all that implied. The richness in knowing that all gestures, all words, were meant, weren't derived, out of a film or novel, and correspondingly the frustratingly complete unawareness in him of all the classics! You could be 5's complement, she thought dismally. No compromise here with social constraints-its all transparent authenticity.

Such is the stuff that true art is made of. So haven't we travelled far beyond the regimented Aristotelian structure of the early Indian short story? Or take Ajoy Sen's story, "If it were not for the Child", which seems to embody a tenuous emotion, transient but throbbing with a rare vitality. Here we encounter a woman ambushed by her anguish, seeking release through the touch of a cobra who awaits her, in his deep, dark hole in the garden, almost like a lover. But the climatic moment in the story is skilfully shorn of anything that would savour of melodrama-nor is there any palpable suggestion of the Lawrentian sexual symbolism.

In fact, the story just trails off into an awareness of imminent death, offering the woman the promise of an easy, blissful passage into oblivion. The soft tufts of thin blades slid smoothly beneath your pudgy palms and soon the agony was replaced by a strange bliss, because your fingers had at last come on the hole. You leaned over and put your ear to it but could hear nothing because snakes do not sing. Which was a pity because somehow you felt that a beautiful snake ought to. So next you put all your fingers into the hole and shivered and recalled the odd husky tone of Joel the gardener.

A feathery cloud drifted by, parting the milky way into two luminous patches.

They were like a pair of glazed, anxious faces that had magically, come together, gasping at you, fuced in an awkward huddle. So this is how it all ends, not with a flourish, but with a whisper that is almost a caress, a beckoning into the life beyond, without any fretting and fuming over what is left behind. Contents Introduction 1 Cold Wave : K. Kumar b. The hermit in the woods who, like his father, grandfather and forefathers before that, practices celibacy is Pratchett's joke at the whole genre since obviously you couldn't have children if you were celibate.

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Pratchett explains his joke unnecessarily and adds that every job is entitled to two weeks vacation something that Vimes disagrees with since he doesn't want to be on vacation in the country and away from the Watch. The game of crockett, is clearly a reference to Roundworld's croquet mixed somewhat with cricket. It is called 'the game of games and king of games' and is played on village greens over several days like cricket and governed by the sort of arcane laws that made Sam Vimes' eyes glaze over while a keen player was earnestly explaining them to him.

Jackson Fieldfair, a student who is now Bishop of Quirm, is said to have taken his mallet in both hands and given the ball a gentle tap The sexual innuendo is obvious, particularly given the following St Onan's Theological College leads to the interesting question as to the sort of theology this college teaches, and how on the Discworld Onan got his sainthood, since in the Bible, Onan is struck dead by the LORD for "spilling his seed on the ground", an action taken by generations of theological commentators to be masturbation and referred to as the 'sin of Onan'.

Onan's is located in Ham-on-Rye, a play on English place names that combine the town's name with the river beside which it is located such as Hay on Wye and the kind of bacon sandwich on rye bread that Vimes loves but can't eat because his wife forbids it. The Rye is a river in Ireland, a tributary of the Liffey. Young Sam's interest in the natural world extends to aquatic insects with pebbles covering their bodies - a Discworld equivalent of the caddisfly larvae which uses a pebble like coating as a camouflage.

The line, "knowing whether it was However it also is a reference to the old slapstick joke about bending over and being charged and butted by a bull - not a cow.

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Major Rust's continual expression, "What, What! So when used at the end of a sentence as done by Rust, or more famously by PG Wodehouse's Bertie Wooster it means, "don't you know". In general it is little more than filler in the same way that Canadians add 'eh' to the end of a sentence or Americans particularly younger ones intersperse 'like' throughout their speech instead of saying 'um'. Its first known usage was in the 14th century and today it is generally used as a caricature of British upper class "snobbish" speech.

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With the World of Poo, the book Vimes is given by his wife to read to young Sam, Pratchett is poking fun at the whole obsession with bodily functions by both children and also by their parents. Defecation and urine have always been a popular form of scatological humour, particularly among the 'lower classes" Shakespeare threw sexual innuendo and bodily function jokes into his plays to keep the less sophisticated audience members engaged. However, nowadays there are hundreds of books on how to potty train your child, how to get them over the fear of the 'toilet monster' etc ad infinitum - everything from the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey to I Have To Go by Robert Munsch.

The whole genre is a mix of that base level scatological humour combined with modern parenting which feels a need to overthink everything and look for an outside 'expert' to deal with even the most basic things. We all 'shit' whether we have taken a course or not. The terrors of toilet training are a 'first world problem' not a real issue.

The author of the book, Miss Beedle resonates with JK Rowling's Tales of Beedle the Bard from the Harry Potter series which in itself pokes fun at the world of children's stories of the Enid Blyton style which were popular in the early s. Vimes refers to the country folk or barn dance 'Strip the Willow' as 'Strip the Widow' a descriptive malapropism. When Vimes is going to fight the blacksmith there is the question of whether or not Dukes should fight. This is clearly a play on the expression 'to duke it out' meaning 'to fight' as well as 'put up your dukes' which is a challenge meaning to 'put up your fists and get ready to fight'.

The Marquis of Fantailler and his rules of pugilism are an obvious take off on the Marquis of Queensbury and his rules governing boxing. Fant means Ghost in French and aille is garlic. Fant Ailler is also a form of fancy. Onan's is located in Ham-on-Rye, a play on English place names that combine the town's name with the river beside which it is located such as Hay on Wye and the kind of bacon sandwich Vimes loves but can't eat because his wife forbids it.

Willikins identifies the "Parkinson's warbler, the deep-throated frog-eater and the common creed-waggler"among the birds singing in the bushes. None are real Roundworld birds but the "Parkinsons Warbler" is likely a shout out to the singing group who call themselves "The Warblers" which helps people who have Parkinsons disease.

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The deep-throated frog-eater is likely a reference to the French who eat frogs, given all the other French references in the novel. A creed is a set of values that govern your life. Perhaps the last bird is a shout out to the joys of fishing as per Isaac Walton. The "Light Dragons" military regiment is an obvious play on "Light Dragoons" - in Discworld they are in charge of dragons rather than 'charging on horseback.

Willikins ambushes Vimes to keep him on his toes much in the way Kato ambushes Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series. Both are more deadly than Clouseau or Kato, however. The Bhangbhangduc food names are the kind of stereotypical Chinese names used in books and movies like early James Bond popular 50 years ago which have fortunately fallen out of fashion in a more enlightened world.

They usually have a sexual component and are accompanied by a white man with his eyes painted to look slanted and "Chinese". Enough said. Like so many established families, the Ramkins got their start in piracy. Gravid Rust - Gravid means pregnant as in 'full of eggs or young' but also 'full of meaning'. The expression "dot and carry one" was first used to denote someone who had a wooden leg coming from the s but which has since come to mean someone with a limp. The 'dot' was the mark in the sand left by the peg leg and the 'carry one' the normal leg.

The term likely came from the method of adding and subtracting in which the units were set down in a column and you carried over the tens to the next column of figures by putting one dot in the next column as a reminder for every ten that you wanted to carry over. In a reference to T hud! Sam discovers his arm is itching, the arm marked by the quasi-demonic entity he fought and defeated with the aid of the Guarding Dark. When the goblin Stinky tries to articulate his people's need for just ice justice , Vimes has a vision of a dark cave and the desire for "terrible endless vengeance" which he puts down to Stinky having touched him on the scar left by the Summoning Dark.


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He comments that " while all coppers must have a bit of villain in them, nobody wants to walk around with a bit of demon as a tattoo. He can see in the dark as well as any deep-down dwarf and he meets the Summoning Dark in dreams and it treats him with respect. The parallels with the 'dark mark' tatoo that Voldemort's supporters have on their arms and which sting or burn and glow brightly as well as being used for summoning is obvious and there can be no doubt that Pratchett was aware of JK Rowling's Harry Potter novels and this symbolism.

Igors throughout Pratchett's works have clear parallels to the assistants to the mad scientist types who create such monsters as found in horror films and books like Frankenstein. So the image of lightning flashes and evil looking machines being used to brew coffee - a cappuccino machine gone wrong, is a particularly good one, especially when combined with Nobby Nobbs slumped into the chair with straps on the arms for the wrists and Fred Colon adding to Igor, "the sergeant has had a bit of a shock, Igor, so I thought you might be able to help him.

Mistress Slightly has obvious parallels to Mother Goose, reinforced by Pratchett's line, "She kept geese, as any self-respecting dame should do. When Vimes visits Miss Beedle the whole scene is reminiscent of the Starkadders' smallholding at Cold Comfort Farm as well as other novels of rural England. Tears of the Mushroom, the goblin girl echoes the role of Elfine, the unworldly free spirit and the unhinged Starkadder family, those archetypes of inbred rurality, would in this context be the habitues of Jiminy's public house, the Goblin's Head.

Miss Felicity Beedle might well be Flora Poste, the displaced city intellectual who reads a lot, and who acts as a stone cast into the still and stagnant local pond, sending ripples everywhere but Vimes also resonates with this character. The owl-shaped clock in Miss Beedle's cottage also appears on Miss Flitworth's parlour wall in Reaper Man , where it serves to seriously discomfort Death in his Bill Door mortal aspect. Here, it worries Sam Vimes. These kinds of curios are inexplicably popular items in modern 'culture' and have an unsettling effect on people with any sense of taste at all.

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The owl as a creature of the night that flies on silent wings is also a symbol of death, passage into eternity, and a harbinger of change change often meaning death. The bathroom with the erotic figures clearly evokes Pan the cloven foot Greek god of the wilds, shepherds and flocks who is associated with debauchery. In Roundworld they were taken away from their family and homes, placed in 'residential schools', punished for speaking their language, and sexually abused by white authority figures missionaries, ministers and government officials.

It is only recently that reconciliation and compensation began to be contemplated for these past crimes in countries such as Canada. Throughout the novel there are various references to Sybil's ancester Woolsthorpe Ramkin sitting under the apple tree when an apple falls on his head. This echo Sir Isaac Newton, who was living at his ancestral home, Woolsthorpe Manor, when a falling apple led him to the theory of gravity.

In Woolsthorpe Ramkin's case this get slightly confused with Sir Isaac's 3rd law of motion "to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction". In Discworld this leads to him setting someone else under the apple tree so that he can observe an apple rising into space after the first apple falls to the ground - the equal and opposite reaction. Pessimal mentions the analogy of the shipwrecked sailors trying to decide who to eat when they are starving- the rationale being that the survival of the whole group is more important than the survival of the individual as discussed above in "themes".

That particular scenario is another common philosophical discussion of the "trolley car" type which Pratchett has used before which debates when it is justifiable to kill someone else for the 'greater good'. Eating each others' legs however resonates with Monty Python's Lifeboat Sketch involving cannibalism that was itself drawn from the famous English criminal law case of R v Dudley and Stephens ,which involved survival cannibalism among castaways after a shipwreck among others.

Carrot comments in regard to Precious Jolson that " all Jolson's family comes from Howondaland " This is another of Pratchett's little jokes - easy to miss. He often performed in 'black face' and was a huge influence on such stars as Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Pratchett's use of the name Bewilderforce Gumption is a very appropriate one given that he is dealing in!