“The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared,”- Lois Lowry. In this quote, Lowry addresses the isolation of keeping memories to oneself. In her fictional novel The Giver, Lois Lowry introduces a similar conflict.
My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end” (95). Towards the end of the story, Equality realizes that he is free to feel any emotion he wants, and however extreme he wants to. He doesn’t need to have some reason to be happy, or some reason to not be happy, he can just be. Being happy without a reason isn’t a crime in the real world, but in Equality’s world, it was.
Have you ever been waiting for something different/new to happen in your life; well transcendentalism is for you, it’s filled with excitement, adventure, and simply sticking with your gut on things. McCandless surly represents a transcendentalist life. He’s very good at sticking with his own opinion, doing his own thing (even if everyone else is doing another), and searching for the meaning of life. McCandless is his own person and no one can change that- he finds out things for himself. In a world where people only concentrate on things that are skin deep it’s good to have a transcendentalist life style.
Envy creates tension in friendships and this trait is what leads to a lack of trust and end of the friendship. Envy can be healthy to an extent, but when envy overcomes rational thoughts it becomes unhealthy. When envy interjects itself between friends, it can lead to terrible events. A Separate Peace by John Knowles shows this fact throughout the story. In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, envy leads to lack of trust, as illustrated through the thoughts, actions, and interactions of Gene and Finny.
Ayn Rand’s Anthem depicts a collectivist society where no man is allowed to be an individual. Due to this society making the people believe that there is no “I” but only a “we” the people of the community blindly believe what the higher power tells them. The people in the society of Anthem live with jobs that the head of the government give them and emotion is pushed to the side, all leading to Equality questioning and eventually breaking the law. Equality is a symbol of identity within Anthem who rebels against the system secretly. The ideals and rules of a collectivist society represented in Anthem by Ayn Rand show that collectivism is not an efficient way to create peace and order in a society.
Theme is defined as the underlying meaning in a work of literature. Authors develop theme to connect literature to our daily lives. “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, “A and P” by John Updike, and “Cold Equations” by Tom Goodwin, all have different themes, but place an important emphasis on the heartache and pain caused by learning the truths in life. In these short stories, each character has a realization about life and it changes their future perspective on the world.
“We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, one, indivisible and forever. ”(19) The leaders of the society in Anthem enforce the idea of all men being one, true equality where all work for the good of their fellow men. In this society no one is capable of being hurt by another's pride or abilities.
The poems Spinster and Siren song may appear quite different when they are first examined because of their diverse plot lines. The themes of the poems seem to be quite contradictory to each other. However when they are fully analyzed they begin to reveal themes that tie the two of them closer together than it might first seem. The protagonists of the two poems seem to have very different approaches in dealing with men that they encounter in their lives. The spinster, although very alluring to the men in her life, chooses to live a life of solitude.
The two parallel worlds between the novel, ‘The Giver,’ written by Lois Lowry, and within the award-winning movie, ‘Pleasantville’ directed by Gary Ross, explore similar attempts, by society to create an idealistic world that contradicts the nature of living a satisfying life. Unlike the life that we are familiar with, the lives of the characters in these universes, live under strict conformity as they strive for perfection. This however, has a deeper meaning than what meets the eye- that denies the key qualities for living a satiating life that includes the presence of: memory, rebellion and freedom. Lowry and Ross further discuss the importance of diversity within these societies that lead characters into discovering a more rewarding life.
As a multi-layered function in Shadow Tag, aesthetic distance causes an emotional gap for the characters since they struggle with personal relationships. In The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms, Ross Murfin and Supryia M. Ray use multiple definitions to describe aesthetic distance. The first definition is usually “a separation between the audience and a work of art that is necessary for the audience to recognize
But, like many others, she lacks the judgment necessary to recognize aftereffects. Cathy 's beauty entrances Mr. Edwards, who clings to the belief that her innocence is no mask. The narrator reveals that, “Love to a man like Mr. Edwards is a crippling emotion. It ruined his judgement, canceled his knowledge, weakened him" (96). With this in mind, Cathy lives a comfortable life, manipulating Mr. Edwards’ self-torturing love to pamper her and cater to her desires.
If we analyle all the events in the book “a little histroy of the wolrd” we will find something in common with the events that take place. some of the eventa tend to repeat, sim ilar siruations occur in different time periods. History always repeats itself, and i completely agree. Gombrich said it himself “...it is nearly always the unpleasant things that are repeated,over and over again.” Even in our day to day lives history is repeating itself.
Emmet is an ordinary construction worker living in Bricksburg. He lives a very ordinary life that is governed by constant sets of detailed instructions that guide his every step. Emmet lacks defining characteristics that would make him unique. Even the people he works with can’t remember who he is. He is absolutely average and in no way special.
The Outsiders deals with the many intricate relationships that humans beings face, including family loyalty both in the home and in the streets, and friendship, and gets at how love, companionship, and selflessness is entangled uniquely in each one of these respective relationships. It also deals with injustice, certainly socioeconomic justice, but I think more pertinent to his education would the meaningless loss of a life that had so much meaning to those around him. The protagonist, Ponyboy, also struggles with his sense of identity, which I believe the creature would appreciate. The film I have pick might seem a bit strange, since it is regularly included with the horror genre, but I think