At the time Montag seems to enjoy his job as a fireman. He is a “smiling fireman.” Many of the characters like Mildred and Beatty conform to the government because it is the way this society lives. Individuality is not accepted in this society because it causes conflicts with one another. The government excluded any kind of individuality one has, and does not put up with any kind of knowledge that could influence critical literacy.
The desire to be cool and fit in manifests in his ‘realist’ views on the curse. “If you ask me I don’t think there is any such things as curses. I think there is only life.” (205). “The world is full of tragedies enough without niggers having to resort to curses for explanations” (152).
In addition, the society is indoctrinated with a faith in Ohm to prevent any questioning of the strange social structure. Ohm reminds them that people exist for the masses; thus, individuality is utterly wrong. The utilization of such technological, chemical, and social controls allows every character to carry out mindless or superfluous activities with incredible efficiency. Consequently, the society
It is a historical city in the Dead Sea. It was said that gods burned it because of the vices that are made by its people. It is burned by pouring fire and sulfur on it to annihilate their offspring and create a new ones with virtues. No one remained alive but Lot the prophet and his two daughters.27 Al-Qassim employs this in his poem by
Father Amador was called to do Santiago Nasar’s autopsy when the local doctor was absent; the autopsy was described as “a massacre” (p.75) and in the process, Father Amador “threw [Santiago Nasar’s intestines] into the garbage pail” (p.76). Disrespecting and desecrating a body in such a manner is extremely distasteful in Catholicism, demonstrating the lack of true religiosity in the community. Father Amador calls the Vicario
Meursault has an absurdist attitude toward his world inside of his mental and physical world. Meursault blames his rash actions on the world and environment. At Meursault’s trial, after he killed the Arab, he defended himself by saying, “it was because of the sun.” (Camus, 103) Meursault actually believed that the sun made him kill the Arab man. In The Stranger, the sun is the main antagonist.
The Protestant Reformation marks a radical shift of control in the world powers of Europe that agitated the moral, political and economic organization of all societies to follow. Due to the multifaceted nature of the effects of the Protestant Reformation, the presence of a “winner” or “loser” is nebulous. The ideological evolution instigated by the Reformation lead to adjustments in all aspects of life, including the economy. In Max Weber’s seminal work, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, he expounds upon the possible economic benefits of such an evolution. The numerous consequences of the Reformation in Europe overwhelmed the opportunity economic change, but the United States were capable of change and ultimately gained economic
1503 Sherry 2015213420 Plague --The God’s Punishment From the Genesis Chapter 6-9, we learn the Abrahamic “Great Flood” story. It tells about that the Lord destoryed the world by a flood for the evil of the men. Then in the Genesis Chapter 18-19, the Lord destoryed the city Sodom and Gomorrah because people’s sin there became grave.
In Chapter 7, Nick brings up Eckleburg’s eyes after describing how the news of Myrtle’s infidelity had caused George Wilson to become ill. “Over the ashheaps the giant eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg kept their vigil” (Fitzgerald 124). Fitzgerald’s mention of Eckleburg’s vigilant gaze illustrates that God was scrutinizing the actions performed by the characters of the story, providing his own judgement on their wickedness. During the 1920s, a decline in human morality was a common part of the American life due to both preexisting and newly introduced concepts, such as evolution, which refuted the necessity of religion in a modern society. By showing a symbol of God to be constantly judging the characters’ absences of morals which caused many issues such as careless murder and cheating, Fitzgerald criticizes modern American society and portrayed a lack of morals in a highly negative light.