Cardinal Ercole Gonzaga is an attractive but ambiguous figure
in sixteenth-century Italian religious history.
This wonderfully ambiguous figure
became a Rorschach test for analysts, who rushed to their squawk boxes with verdicts that were all over the place.
The importance of feminine gentleness in this period is underestimated: Valeria, in The Basset Table, is admittedly an ambiguous figure
, but if she were intended to be as attractive as Kreis-Schinck claims, Centlivre would not have given such dramatic prominence to her penchant for dissection (see p.
The clever young man--Enquist writes wonderfully wittily and well about Lewi's sheer intellectual ability--was driven by genuine conviction always, but develops into a deeply ambiguous figure
, part gentle father of "The Movement," part ruthless master of Realpolitik.
The issue for Aronoff becomes whether such a morally ambivalent and politically ambiguous figure
as Smiley can be appreciated as a hero--or even a human.
An ambiguous figure
, Judith has served symbolic purposes for such diverse groups as Protestant partisans during the wars of re ligion, aristocratic women supporters of the Protestant reformation, opponents of the French Revolution, Nazi mythmakers, filmmakers obsessed with gun-toting girls, freedom fighters, partisans in the former Yugoslavia and may others.
Hence, Medb, the great queen of Irish saga, represents the achievements of real women rather than the satirical ambiguous figure
every other Celticist takes her to be.
In Miller's scenario, however, Cole is an ambiguous figure
This ambiguous figure
does not indicate whether a firm is healthy or failing.
Farriol, despite his repeated speeches to Andreu about maintaining ideals, is an ambiguous figure
Most essays end with a discussion of Spinoza, an ambiguous figure
in two ways.
An ambiguous figure
, the latro crossed boundaries, just as monks, hermits and anchorites would do.