As the townspeople avoided Mr. Hooper, they failed to get to know the story behind the veil. If the townspeople were to talk to him and try to better understand his story they would see the veil as symbol of his pride,but also a representation of isolation ( Montbriand 213). The way the characters in the story handled the situation is similar to how people in real life act. The character traits in the short story support the idea that people should not judge someone without knowing their
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Unfortunately, her malicious words stir up even more trouble than there already is. This is because whoever reads the letter rethinks their situation and eventually that is the only thought on their mind, causing them to act out. Specifically continue with the same behaviour but, exaggerating it. An example of this in the Short Story “The Possibility of evil” is when Miss Strangeworth sent a letter in the past to the parents of a young girl in the town named Linda Stewart about possible nefarious behaviour hidden in the area “Linda Stewart’s parents would never have been aware of possible evil lurking nearby if Miss Strangeworth had not sent them a letter”. Due to this letter Linda Stewart has been crying constantly!
As it states in the story, “but as long as evil existed unchecked in the world, it was Miss Strangeworth's duty to keep her town alert to it.” They are similar because of this ideal of fixing the world's problems and making them obsolete. They also fail. In both selections the attempt at repairing the corrupt world does not work. In “Harrison Bergeron” there are still some people, i.e. Harrison Bergeron, that slip through the cracks in the
Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question. Many believe that the Nazis were the cause and started World War II. These people believe that the Nazis are to be held responsible for the holocaust
Among the other countries, Germany was certainly not the only one to use propaganda against the unwanted. Hitler’s hatred for the Jews influenced other countries to see propaganda. Hitler blamed the Jewish people for their loss of World War I, also for prolonging the war to gain wealth, and using the constitutional democracy to weaken the politics of the nation; and through the use of propaganda , he used the Jews as a scapegoat or as a group of people for germany's defeat in World War one. Hitler using propaganda convinced thousands of people that is was ok to kill countless Jews and many others. In the book the rize of the Nazis, it is stated “Goldhagen suggests that the nazi were expert propagandist, using their talents to convince ordinary germans that jews were the enemies of national socialism”the nazis were among the most sophisticated and innovative users of propaganda in history¨ The definition of propaganda is “ ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause¨ according to the website www.merriam-webster.com Propaganda use can be exploited through art,
Although she doesn’t see that she is being evil. Strangeworth is a wonderful lady that wants to warn every one of the dangers that are happening around people, but what she doesn’t understand is that she is the evil that is all around this wonderful. Miss Strangeworth thins that she runs the town and she needs to be the protector just because her “grandfather built the first house on Pleasant Street” (Jackson, 1941, p. 163). Miss Strangeworth had the idea that she was at the top of a hierarchy and that she had to make sure that the town was safe and clean from the evil that was actually coming from her. She had written letters to people whom she thought she was trying to protect but the people that got the letters read them and took them differently and once they had discovered who the anonymous writer was they retaliated.
By looking at The Crucible by Arthur Miller one can see that the characterization of John Proctor reveals the theme of reputation and integrity, which is important because refusing to tell lies to protect his reputation and stop delirium from spreading throughout Salem.John Proctor states that the woman of Salem who have been locked up for witchcraft:”Excellency, does it not strike upon you that so many of these women have lived so long with such upright reputation”(3.1.305-309). Proctor represents reputation because he would rather die than have his reputation downed to a victimizer. Protecting his reputation motivates John Proctor to deny that witchcraft exists in the village. All he hears is crying out of screams and wailing which is a cause of the Devil 's work: “What 's she doing? Girl what ails you?
The Meaning of the Mockingbird Innocent people, expunged by the viciousness of the world. Starting to develop empathy for others is something that goes along with your maturity level, but a lot of people fail to learn it. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the moral of the story was to show that the mockingbird symbolizes innocence and a lack of empathy. “Killing a mockingbird is a sin” (119). This basically means that harming something or someone that doesn’t do anything wrong, is a sin.
The importance of keeping one 's principles is more important than conforming to follow the court 's demands and live when their name is soiled. Parris starts to examine the reality of what is going on cries out to Danforth, “ You cannot hang this sort. There is danger for me” (1158) Unfortunately Danforth, and all the other judges are not willing to admit that they were wrong and end up denying that hanging people for accusement of witchcraft is unwarranted. The reason he doesn 't want to hang specifically Rebecca nurse, Proctor, and Elizabeth is because they are people who are well respected among the community and once people start to consider that perhaps they are telling the truth chaos and hysteria will erupt. When Parris tries to explain why he 's fearful and that they should postpone the hangings, Danforth doesn 't fully take in what he 's trying to tell him and argues, “I should hang ten thousand that dared to rise against the law,”(1158).
Although propaganda is used a lot, it was especially used during the time of the holocaust. It was used by Hitler in an attempt to belittle, and dehumanize Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, etc. In a way, it justified, and took away from the belligerent acts of the German government. It also deprived these persecuted groups of their self-worth, and dignity by demonizing, and outcasting them. Propaganda can be seen in the form of artwork, posters, television shows, movies, and anything that could be used to relay a message.
Miss Strangeworth was a strong believer in that to get rid of the evil that lurked in her beloved town, the townspeople would need to face a little evil of their own. The letter would have been sufficient, but considering it probably landed in Don Crane’s hands last, her message would not have been received in a positive eye-opening way. This terrible mishap had been a result of her own sloppiness. If only I had waited until the next day! Strangeworth decided it was time to stop looking back on her mistake.