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By Michele A. Hernández

A former admissions officer at Dartmouth collage unearths how the world's so much hugely selective faculties particularly make their judgements.

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But whether social custom or imaginative stimulation is at fault is a matter of doubt: we could at least deplore the inconsistency of both stimulating and suppressing interests in sexual enjoyment, and try to make education more consistent. But this problem of arousing emotions is insufficiently recognised even where sex education is given; discussions of standards of sex behaviour may be unrealistic and ineffectual if decisions are reached in a situation where emotions have not been roused; a subsequent real life situation where emotion is strong may be so different-because of the emotion-that earlier decisions seem irrelevant.

Possibly an exception can be made for heroines of girls' stories-and some women's magazine stories-who do at times behave unheroically, to say the least; indeed their only claim to be heroines is the romantic belief in their place as centre of attention and the conviction which continues-long after the reader has lost it-that their fate is important. ) We might almost say that in some ways one of Plato's Downloaded by [Aligarh Muslim University] at 03:12 23 September 2013 34 Opposition to imagination recommendations about fiction has been followed for children's stories-allowing for difference in social judgment as to what constitutes good heroic behaviour.

But what kind of knowledge then results? If it is clear that we have not learned about the real historical personalities, well and good; it may in any case be vain to think that we could really know how they thought and felt. But if the impression is left that we have received insight into their minds rather than into the mind of the dramatist interpreting historical data we are misled. ) Admittedly we may receive some Downloaded by [Aligarh Muslim University] at 03:12 23 September 2013 Opposition to imagination 39 protection if more than one author deals with the same character; we may then realise that both versions are fictional.

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