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In psychoanalysis, the death principle, representing all instinctual tendencies toward senescence and death. See also entries under instinct Compare: eros.
[G. death]
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Thanatos' malware-killing component enables the downloader module
It further gets directed against her ownself in the form of 'thanatos', when despite loving Haemon, she prefers death to life.
One way of seeing replicated with this photograph elicited the frame of eros and thanatos and enabled viewers to read the photograph as the conquest of the spirit over the fear of death.
As one commentator put it, "Lapetite mort, indeed." (23) Thus the prologue establishes sex and death, eros and thanatos entwined, as the thematic core of the film.
And maybe murder." In this way, the doctor confesses his ardent relation to Thanatos and Ducornet grimly foreshadows the finishing touches in her ugly montage.
we I mean Thanatos, but I just asked, I do not mean Thanatos.
Thanatos, The Dark Avenger, is engaged in "a war for good against evil" in Vancouver, Canada.
The opposing yet strongly connected forces of Freudian buddies Eros ("passionate love") and Thanatos ("death") are reluctantly explored by the femme protag of "Attenberg," the impressive sophomore feature of Greek scribe-helmer Athina Rachel Tsangari ("The Slow Business of Going").