When it comes to the existence of objects that have morphed and changed, in part
due to their perception throughout the course of history, it does not take long before one
begins to consider objects of exceedingly long, cylindrical, and rounded nature. The reader
has but to consider the iconically Ionic columns of the Parthenon, the obelisks of ancient
Egypt, or the steles of Persia before realizing the true extent to which such objects have
been the focus of ancient, and present, attention.
However, before delving further into the content of this essay, it is necessary to
consider the historical context. What is the importance of these cylindrical forms? What is
their significance? How great is their prevalence? It is possible to argue, simply, that they
are convenient structural forms which provide sufficient support to architectural constructs
such as temples? Returning closer to reality, it must be necessary to also answer the
question of present attention that must be paid to such objects, living or inhuman in nature.
Just because ancient anthropological study suggests that, for centuries of time before,
these shapes (hereafter referred to as “Phallic forms” due to their striking resemblance to
the male member) and their representative bodily shape (the aforementioned male form)
have been readily worshipped, utilized, and indeed used to represent power and the secular
sacred, does not necessarily suggest that they ought to continue to be thusly treated.
To begin, let us consider the prevalence of such phallic forms in the true reality of
history, and then consider the philosophical implications of this prevalence in the context of
Plato’s forms. It does not take a highly educated person to realize the historical extent of
these Phallic forms. Let us begin first of all in Ancient Egypt with the Obelisks. These
monumental shapes were tall, four-sided towers that rose and culminated in a pyramid.
Obelisks were placed out in front of places of great ritual, such as temples or places of
worship, be it of the Egyptian Gods or of the Pharaoh himself. Obelisks, therefore,
represented the interconnection of the divine form with the human form.
To visit a place wherein a obelisk stood was to visit the place of God on earth. Such a powerful association
foreshadows the great importance of the Phallic form throughout history.
However, when considering the Obelisk, it is possible to note that whereas the true
Phallic Form is curvaceous and rounded, the Egyptian obelisk is sharp and pointed, less
indicative of the Phallus as it is a mere act of defiance to the skies. Herein, then, lies the
true point of interest…
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Ok first of all the person who wrote this essay isn’t the person who got the original Tinder match. It’s some random dude on Reddit who saw that request and decided to take an hour and write it for him. Just so we’re clear, you may have thought writing a 7 page single spaced MLA formatted word document about your dick was the weirdest thing ever, but no – being an internet stranger writing a 7 page single spaced MLA formatted word document about ANOTHER DUDE’S dick trying to get HIM laid is the weirdest thing ever. I mean isn’t that the whole point of this Tinder thing and all these apps? That it’s supposed to be super easy to get laid? Somebody asks you for a senior thesis on your cock complete with full bibliography, you swipe em out and move on to the next. Some airhead you can buy one drink for at the bar then take home, not one demanding a dissertation of the worthiness of your penis complete with historical construct.
…Having said that I’ve got to say the writing is pretty impressive and definitely informative. Didn’t expect to learn so much about Plato’s Forms and Egyptian Obelisks this early on a Tuesday morning. Hope the guy at least gets his phallus sucked for the effort.