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    Question moral pawn of sorts=?

    Hunt's representation of the women remains a decidedly male view and we may perhaps see this complex issue of sexual exploitation being somewhat reduced to a moral pawn of sorts. The role of the women within the narrative is a fairly complex one. She becomes not only the key character and protagonist but it is she whose morality is in question; we as an audience are put in the immediate position to judge the girl whilst the male character remains securely in the background imbedded in passive action of a past moment.
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    Re: moral pawn of sorts=?

    I can explain the terms, but have no idea what he is really saying. Does he?

    A pawn is a chesspiece that is usually the first to be sacrificed so that a more significant strategy may come into play. There are eight pawns per side, more than any other piece, and they have the least mobility.


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    Re: moral pawn of sorts=?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
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    The author is using the imagery of a pawn to represent that the complex issue of sexual exploitation has been reduced to a relatively unimportant part of the discussion. "Moral" indicates the concern is with the ethics of the discussion.

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    Re: moral pawn of sorts=?

    Jlinger and Anglika,

    Thank you for your help. I've understood.


    Quote Originally Posted by jlinger View Post
    I can explain the terms, but have no idea what he is really saying. Does he?
    It was he - William Holman Hunter. I was reading a review about his oil painting -Awakening Conscience.
    William Holman Hunt's 'The Awakening Conscience'

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