With injustice and cruelty running rampant in the world, it is unsurprising that people become determined to make things better for tomorrow. The cliché saying that the ends justify the means is often quoted by those aware of the moral greyness of their actions. Commendable yet unreasonable, leaders whose sole purpose in life is to fix what they see as “wrong” with the world fall prey to thinking there is only ally or enemy. In the long run, they harm those they try to liberate. This is the downfall of leaders in many works of literature, including Harrison Bergeron and The Lord of the Flies.
Baba lies, and Amir and Hassan are influenced by the deception, and Amir’s life is changed as a result. Deception leads to immense suffering and unintended consequences; Hosseini harnesses character’s internal conflicts to showcase the suffering and consequences the character’s had to cope with as a result of deception. Baba was very self-conscious about his image, and as a result he chose to lie to Amir and Hassan about their true fathers without thinking about the possible consequences. Baba thought he was justified in lying because he wanted to protect his Pashtun pride. In lying, Baba contradicted his beliefs; as he had told Amir “There is only one sin….. that is theft” (Hosseini 18).
The reader learns how every human is in control of their own actions and feelings and that although they may be influenced by other people, they only fear what they let themselves fear. In other words, they control their future. In the case of Lord of the Flies, the boys’ lack of control over their emotions and specifically their fear resulted in the killing of Simon. In conclusion, Golding’s use of rhetorical devices has a significant impact on the development of one of the major themes. The reader comes to understand that they must remain in control of their emotions because the events which occur in Lord of the Flies should not ever occur in real
In society, monsters are not to control because they are different from the norm. Humans beings want to be welcomed by society because if they are not they would become an outcast. The monster recalls,” I viewed myself in a transparent pool! At first, I started back, unable to believe that it was indeed I who was reflected in the mirror.”(Shelley 130) The monster finds himself hideous and could not accept the way he looks when he first sees his own reflection. The monster’s appearance also made many people assume that the monster would behave ruthlessly and immorally.
I don’t care how long I wait, if I can only do it, at last. I hope he will not die before I do!” (P.61) this shows the revenge towards hindley stared from childhood to adult. Hindley also take revenge towards Heathcliff Hindley’s attempt to kill Heathcliff only hurts himself in the process; it proves the point Isabella makes, “Treachery and violence are spears pointed at both ends; they wound those who resort to them worse than their enemies” (P. 177). The fact that Hindley is mistreated as a child reflects the built up anger and resentment inside him and towards others. The hurt that Hindley feels is clearly understood, but sympathy for Hindley is only temporary because it is still his own fault for his predicaments.
War torn Afghanistan challenges all the characters in the Kite runner to forgive themselves and others in the face of war, socioeconomic differences and tense race relations. Both, socioeconomic status and race relations, play a vital role in the key to forgiveness. People lower in the hierarchy pyramid tend to forgive those who are superior easily. The enslavement of Hazaras leads to the mindset that they do not deserve human decency and respect. This prevents them from growing financially and breaking the binds of their past, placing them at the bottom of the hierarchy.
Fear was also spread through each other because of each other. In Lord of the Flies, the boys had separated themselves into 2 groups, Ralphs or Jacks.Ralphs group was more civilized but Jacks group was more savage and were more into having fun than focusing on surviving on the island and thinking about the long run.The two leaders had come off to show themselves as strong and independent but later on, they started to gain this hatred in themselves selves for each other it grew so much that Jack had come to the point where he was ready to kill Ralph because he posed as a threat to him. In the book, it states how Ralph finds out how the other group is planning to kill him when all he wanted to do was try to be leader to keep
Loyalty can intimidate an individual especially during times of inner conflict. Hassan’s naivety to loyalty led to a higher possibility of getting betrayed and hurt in the process because his loyalty was not returned. The test for loyalty can result in betrayal, as it is always lurking in the shadows, only resurfacing to light when one encounters a difficult and fearful obstacle. Hosseini exhibits the different degrees of loyalty in The Kite Runner, and how betrayal is an easier act than
If he gets knocked down he gets back up. However, he carries great guilt on him for leaving his family. He also feels guilty for putting the Hubermann’s in danger, but one must do such sacrifices to survive and only hope it will be all over soon. The Book Thief focuses on humans. It clearly shows we are not perfect.
Ralph says, “I’ll give the conch to the next person to speak… And he won’t be interrupted. Except by me.” (Golding 33). In a democratic government people have the right to express their opinions and say what they want without being tormented. Democracy is governed in real-life situations with how citizens vote for the rules of society. Golding uses democracy to show how when people get the feeling that they have too much freedom, they can take advantage of it and turn it into
I think the whole lesson of this book was that violence was bad because every time someone fought it ended really badly. This book showed that even though violence seems easy and, you can easily sort things out with a fight it will come with worse consequences. The greasers always fought, and the Socs always jumped but in the end we saw how both of these resulted in two deaths, and a bad fire. In the end both the socs and greasers both realized that fighting was bad, and throughout the book we see ponyboy question why he fights. Johnny is proof that we shouldn’t fight because earlier in the book we learn that he was jumped by Socs, and since then he was always different.
In conclusion, people in The Crucible lie for their personal interests, their tunnel vision haunts them in the sense that it comes back to get them in the end. This is shown by the fact that john died because he was not willing to live for false sins. In his shoes choosing to die was easy, choosing the harder right between the easier wrong is all depending on how you look at it. The consequences from the wrong choice will make your life harder while sticking to the harder right choice will make your life
In the end, Piggy and Ralph tell Sam and Eric just that, while they are still unsure about the whole situation, and whether it was really their fault. The actions in Lord of the Flies are all driven by fear and the idea to leave most details out for the sake of others. This comes in the form of idealizing the beast’s appearance and tactics, considering it to be a reality, and finally acting upon superstition. In Lord of the Flies, the boys are so scared of the beast that it directly influences their actions, causing them to take alarming measures to the point where even older readers are appalled by the concept. The book perfectly demonstrates that fear can seriously drive someone to questionable and even foolish