The characteristics of cultural imperialism can be observed not only in the global scale, but also countywide among different groups of people in the same society. Cultural imperialism in the borders of one country involves disseminating the values of the authority and forcing others to leave their personal identities, cultural values to obey the mainstream ideas. As Iris Young (2004) mentions in his article “Five Faces of Oppression”, the individuals who are persecuted by social colonialism are both evaluated by stereotypes and made to feel imperceptible. The stereotypes characterize what they can and can 't be. In the meantime, these stereotypes turn individuals into a mass of others who lack separate personalities (p.4).
Several instances in Tom Walker’s life suggest that became a corrupt and immoral human because of his overbearing trait of greed. Irving uses these instances and Tom’s life on the whole to caution readers of the results of greed. By making Walker’s personality rotten and full of greedy intentions, Walker’s life can be viewed as shameful and unappealing. This perspective makes an impression on readers and enhances Irving’s message explained in the last paragraph of the story. Using Tom Walker’s life as an example of what life choices not to make, Irving warns reader to steer away from their personal greed in order to remain good people.
When justice is not served out correctly revenge is the path many people take, in this novel Antigone, will ultimately defeat Kreon’s unjust law by avenging her brother regardless of the laws. When justice is not served people’s, love become enraged with disappointment, hate and disparity and is used to protest the problem to a deeper
Power is not evil, it is the user that makes it evil. Machiavelli, a controversial figure in political history left a legacy of brutal reality which disturbed many people. Niccolo Machiavelli’s, The Prince explores the groundbreaking ideas for a prince to secure the leading position in government and retain his power and leadership. Human nature combined with power has the possibility of becoming tragically destructive. However, that wreckage stems from the environment, and the actions displayed from power demonstrate effective truth which inspires the wickedness in humans.
Although Conrad uses Kurtz’s savage-like actions to represent most of humanity’s flaws, he also uses the absence of effort from Kurtz’s followers to represent its equal damage to the success of civilization. As Marlow observes what seems to be Kurtz’s realization of his faults, Kurtz, “crie[s] in a whisper at some image, at some vision[...] ‘The horror! The horror!’”. This serves as Kurtz’s final judgement of his life as well as that of rising human corruption. The author makes is known that even though Kurtz warns Marlow of “the horror,” it is too late to fix his brutality towards the natives and transform his values into those that do not revolve around imperialism.
How to Overcome Failure One of the biggest struggle of people in general is our need to have success. One way or another, not achieving that success equals with failure. And although success and failure are relative terms, we tend to be our most dreadful judgers and live with the constant stress of “what if I fail?”. And by doing this is like inviting failure in our lives because we give it such great importance and focus. It’s true what they say, that you attract the things you focus upon, and the law of attraction will eventually give you that which you concentrate on.
However, the concept of an ideal is constantly evolving based off one’s previous achievements and surroundings, which ultimately results in greed and dissatisfaction. Baz Luhrmann, Director of The Great Gatsby, demonstrates how the pursuit of an ideal may be promising, however, it can also easily lead to destruction, due to the course of action taken for achievement. This is significant since Gatsby was driven to the point of using dirty money in order to obtain wealth, which leads to Gatsby’s shaming, and ultimately, the death of others and of he himself. Luhrmann expresses emotion and awareness by using
Heroes and villains, protagonists and antagonists, princesses and paupers: tales as old as time. The duality of a morally good character opposing a wickedly evil character is the hallmark of most forms of literature. However, Richard III defies these conventions with its protagonist identifying both as a victim and villain in his own right. Richard envelops both characterizations which results in an internal power struggle. Additionally, Richard entraps the audience into his schemes and deludes their systems of knowledge as well.
Pheterson furthers that such oppression manifests in self-hated, self-concealment, fear of violence, and feelings of inferiority, resignation, isolation, powerlessness, and gratefulness for being allowed to survive" (148). Addressing the problem of internal oppression, Pheterson outlines the devastating psychological and even physical effects of living with internalized oppression. More importantly, Pheterson explains how internalized oppression spreads to impact an entire society, noting “internalized oppression is the mechanism within an oppressive system for perpetuating domination not only by external control but also by building subservience into the minds of the oppressed groups" (148). Internalized oppression transforms women into tools for perpetuating their own suffering, as the negative ideologies become an ingrained part of their worldview. This transformation results in the creation of three major roles: the bystander, the accomplice, and the facilitator.