In All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren, Jack refuses to do anything with his life because he is terrified of making a mistake and carrying that burden with him. As a student of history, Jack has seen people struggle with the demons of their past, especially in the case of Cass Masterns. According to Jack “it does not matter whether or not you meant to brush the web” because there are consequences for you actions, despite good intentions (Warren 189). For Cass Masterns, the consequences of his affair are the suicide of his friend and the doom of an innocent slave girl, leaving Cass to deal with the conclusion that he did “no man good, and have seen others suffer for my sin” (Warren 187). Jack is terrified as the prospect of his actions
King uses a combination of both harsh diction and direct characterization through first person experiences to establish a clear-cut, pyramid-like structure of power within the first chapter, solidifying Jack 's status within society in the process. By implementing biased thoughts mixed in with savage wording through the use of phrases such as "Officious little prick" (King 1), to illustrate Jack 's viewpoint on Ullman 's character, King immediately juxtaposes the socioeconomic classes in which these men reside. Jack is right away cast as a low level man, a bottom feeder of sorts. His immediate disdain for Ullman 's "PR smile" (King 4) and general disposition is vividly illustrated by his restraint to blurt out curse words at the officious
The “great man theory” crafted by writer and historian Thomas Carlyle,defined nineteenth century sociology. Therein, Carlyle posited that human history was merely play-dough for the whims of “supermen”: individuals blessed by the heavens from birth to rise up and single-handedly alter the trajectory of civilization. Napoleon, Hitler, Lenin; you get the picture. Not everyone was a Carlyle fan, of course. Hubert Spencer, a noted polymath of the time, rubbished his “some are born to lead” narrative.
Book Journal Four Prompt: How was the novel's resolution? If you were the author would you change or add anything to the ending? Why or why not? How would a change affect the storyline and the reader?
Is the modern lifestyle fulfilling or merely a facade? It’s easy to get caught up in life by focusing on personal status, wealth, and perfection, but does a surface level life satiate the needs and wants of people? Modernists such as T.S. Eliot and Katherine Anne Porter have pondered this question in their poems and narratives, further probing at the authenticity of modern life and searching for new forms of expression. Just as Eliot and Porter dabbled in this proposition in works released from 1910-1930, modern authors of novels also began exploring the same ideas. The 310 page novel White Noise (1984) further explores the ideas presented by hailing modernists.
Francis Oakley book “Kingship” is a great book that is full of ideas and arguments that are backed by strong evidence. The books takes a lot of prior knowledge and research to understand, but once that is done the reader would be able to understand what is being explained. He goes through many time periods and several rulers and social concepts to state his point, about the how the kings were seen as sacred and how they went from that to being govern by elected
Throughout the history of the world, art has it's own history as well. The Ancient art period started before 500 B.C with it's characteristics were about God, Goddess and Heroes. After Ancient art period, the Medieval art period started from the fall of Roman Empire in 400 A.D. to 1400 A.D. which started after that were Renaissance art period from 1400 to 1550; including Early and High Renaissance (1400 - 1550) and Venetian and Northern Renaissance (1430-1550), Modern art period from 1880 to 1970; including Mannerism (1527-1580), Baroque (1600-1750), Neoclassical (1750-1850), Romanticism (1780-1850), Realism (1848-1900), Impressionism (1865-1885), Post-Impressionism (1885-1910), Fauvism and Expressionism (1900-1935), Cubism, Futurism, Supremativism,
It is evidently visible that many people stereotypically view Africa as a country that is primitive and uncultured. However, some novels that have been distributed over western society introduce the fact that Africa in reality does have established civilizations and is filled with culture just like any other country. Chinua Achebe, author of Things Fall Apart, exemplifies this idea by demonstrating the rituals performed, the government structure, and other aspects of the Igbo tribe. Achebe believes most people are ignorant to African culture and clearly indicates this view to his audience. His main character, Okonkwo, is a wealthy Igbo member who struggles with the missionaries’ arrival to Umuofia.
In Invisible Man Ralph Ellison uses descriptions of numerous settings to portray the narrator’s descent into disillusionment, as well as the internal conflict that comes with this process. A trend of progressively darker, and more dismal settings throughout the story follows the narrator’s ongoing loss of innocence. However, once the narrator comes through this process he emerges with a clear vision of the true nature of the society he has been living in. The novel begins in the south on the rural campus of an all black college. Ellison describes the campus on page thirty four.
Things Fall Apart Everyone has its own unique perspective on certain things. In doing so, one must interact or collide with another throughout life. In Things Fall Apart, the author, Chinua Achebe, attempts to communicate the concept of cultural collision while depicting the life of the Igbo tribe. He creates two main characters with contradicting characteristics and responses to a cultural collision in order to strengthen the theme:
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding 1. “Beelzebub” translates into Lucifer in Hebrew, but ‘Lord of the Flies” in English, referring to Satan, or the devil. 2. Fiction, during this time, Korean War/ Cold War, author has seen WWI and WWII- depressing times 3. Man Vs.
Character Analysis: Jack What is Jack’s character definition in Lord of the Flies? What is his appearance, actions, behaviors, motivations, thoughts, and feelings in the book? He has many strengths, goals, and fears.
Midsemester Examination 2. The most memorable non-verbal dialogue in the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair, would have to be, I believe, the chess scene. It was all about the connection between Thomas Crown (McQueen) and Vicki Anderson (Dunaway), their silent flirting. It was a sight behold when I saw the film, there were so many emotions being portrayed though a single touch or a subtle glance. The most important type of non-verbal dialogue throughout the film, had to be the body language.