Examining Marriage in Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire Tennessee William’s 1947 play A Streetcar Named Desire takes place in Elysian Fields, New Orleans, and portrays the marital situation of this time. This play illustrates conflict over the marriage of Stella and Stanley. This marriage can be seen as strict, and controlling but also full of lust. Stella’s sister, Blanche, sees through the illusion and can see how toxic the marriage really is. Stanley and Blanche come from distinctly different backgrounds, Stanley is from the working class while Blanche comes from wealth.
The Baroque artist, Gentileschi, painted “Judith Slays Holofernes,” after she was raped and her attacker was pardoned. Instead, the Italian government tortured her for “lying”. The painting is a reference to the biblical story of Judith, a widow from Syria, who takes it upon herself to kill the army general who seized her town. This painting reveals the themes of anger and revenge through the artist and the composition itself. Gentileschi was alive during a time where women’s opinions could not be voiced, so she voiced her anger and frustration through her composition.
Night: The Psychology of Evil “The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces,” said Philip Zimbardo after his 1971 Stanford mock trial prison experiment. Throughout the Zimbardo experiment, Zimbardo defined many terms such as dehumanization and deindividuation. Like Zimbardo, Eliezer, a young Jew from 1944 who was deported to multiple concentration camps and also wrote the novel Night, faced copious German militants who abused their power by dehumanizing their fellow humans by taking away essential items for human life such as food, drink, and freedom. Through the countless number of years that humanity has existed, victimizers who have been given power over others have chosen to abuse their fellow humans and make them victims of their rule. To study how power affects human nature, various psychological studies have been conducted to explain such behavior.
The novel reveals many hellish situations. It was sinful to treat Tom Robinson like trash because of hatred towards his race. It was sinful to keep Boo Radley locked away from society because of the mistakes he made. These preventable situations are like killing a mockingbird; you shouldn’t do it but it is done anyway. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were mockingbirds because they were not a threat to society, yet were punished for being human.
Henry David Thoreau quotes that “the question is not what you look at, but what you see” which explains that different people see different things from the image of the same thing. During the Holocaust, Elie forcefully experienced famine, risk of death, and fear. The Nazis dehumanize the Jews with various attempts to rob their opinions, identity, and freedom. In the autobiographical memoir Night, Elie Wiesel explains how the Nazis dehumanize the
Any person who had this suffered through these experiences could not have some sort of mental trauma to witness such an act. Because it was done by a rough band of renegade militants, it would make sense that caused his opinions on the lower and rougher classes of society for which he sought to separate himself from. Between the PTSD and the problems of lack of affection and kindness in a traditional orphanage environment, it would make sense as to why he has a very limited capacity for love and affections. His efforts of kindness and respect are often seen in the murderings of others who have disrespected the women who he has bonded
Although it seemed nearly impossible for many Jews to resist the Nazis due to the limited access to weapons, it would be a grave mistake to believe that all Jews went to their death like sheep to slaughter. The term resistance, when related to the Jews and the Holocaust meant not only the active resistance against the Nazis, but also the cultural and spiritual resistance that the Jews had. There were many Jews that rebelled and resisted against the SS officers of the camp, but some Jews could only commit acts of cultural and spiritual resistance to oppose Nazi tyranny. The Active/Armed Resistance, Cultural and Spiritual Resistance, and Partisans allowed the Jews to practice a form of resistance and inspired Jewish hope. Without these significant factors, it would be impossible for the Jews to oppose the Nazis, accelerating the mass murder and genocide.
Instead, it only obviated the flaws of the monarchy to people once again leading to more opposition especially because the torture methods were incredibly cruel. Everyone was subjected to torture including women and children showing the brutality and extent to which authority would go to control people. Although spilling blood was prohibited according to Catholic law, other methods were used with water, rope, and fire that were even more painful. Catholics knew they should not have been inflicting pain upon people, but they found a loophole so they could maintain power. Many people were tortured under false pretenses and were usually innocent causing conflict to arise.
The novel moves out of the prologue letters into a poem written by our protagonist, which Freud asked her to write in order to explain her psychosexual hallucinations. This poem was written in the staves of the opera ‘Don Giovanni’ (relevant as it is an opera about love and death), and details her sexual experiences with a soldier she meets on the train (Freud’s fictional son), as they watch violent incidents happening outside their window (fires, landslides, floods and cable cars plummeting into the earth). The poem reveals an obsession that Lisa has with sex and death, as she loses her inhibitions, and allows her activities with her male partner to draw her away from the terrible happenings outside of the window. Freud’s confusion around this poem, however, causes him to ask Lisa to write her analysis of the poem, in order to explain what is occurring in her hallucinations, and in turn her poem. She does this in the next chapter, ‘The Gastein Journal’, in an expanded, third person speaker format.
Although it is unknown whether Beatty would actually kill Montag or Faber, Montag did end up killing him, and because it was out of defense of himself, his property, and someone else’s life and property, Montag is justified in his actions. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 (F451), the government has banned books, but the government is not to blame as it started with the people. The average person did not have the slightest consideration of books, and the people that did were considered snobby and harmful to society because they became much more intelligent than the average person. During the book, our main character Montag is a firefighter, but instead of putting out fires, they create them. They
Enrique’s Journey/ Rape in the fields It is time, at last, to speak the truth about Rape in the fields, and Enrique’s Journey. These two documents are more similar than people think. The first similarity between the book and he film. Is that the laws; as we see it are there but are corrupt. For example in the film Rape in the fields, the women will tell the police officers; the males are sexual abused and the officers would not do anything about it because there is no proof that what they’re saying actually happed.
Pedophile in Penn State The general argument made by Maia Szalavitz in her work, “Bystander Psychology: Why Some Witnesses to Crime Do Nothing”, is that it is wrong when people view crime, and they do not take action. More specifically, Szalavitz argues that people tend to keep quiet for each other as a conglomerate. She writes, ”Mike Mcqueary… witnessed child rape firsthand in 2002... How is it that a powerfully built ex-quarterback could watch the rape of a 10 year old boy and do nothing to stop it?... And why did the team and the university fail to act at every possible step? ” In this passage Szalavitz is suggesting that during the Penn state child rape cases by Jerry Sandusky, even close colleges who clearly knew of the situation, but
Not only did the authorities silence these issues, but when these women were molested, the women themselves kept quiet, as it was a personal issue, and they feared they would be shunned, rather than the molester themselves. Rape amongst the greater Aboriginal population became so frequent, that almost every Indigenous girl would be raped at least once in their life. The crime rate against female Aboriginals was so high that no longer were these sins being shunned and dealt with properly, but overlooked. The Government, in the meantime, showed lack of responsibility in the desperate times of need. While the
Nikitchenko 's action to oversee such crimes was very wrong. Now, in 1945 he was serving as a judge to condemn German Nazis for their wrongdoings even though he had witnessed and approved of the killing and torture of innocent citizens. This just contradicts the Nuremberg trial 's mission. The Nuremberg trials were meant to punish Germans and all those who had committed reprehensible acts during the war, but the Allies were not convicted for their crimes (Davenport 141). Because those charges against the Nazis were made following the crimes, it is suspicious that none of the crimes committed by the Allied powers were brought forward.