The Underground Man condescendingly reminds his audience that “It is so subtle, so difficult of analysis, that persons who are a little limited, or even simply persons of strong nerves, will not understand a single atom of it” (Dostoevsky 15). By understanding his position, he sees it as a privilege and adopts this external point of view which can be seen in his mocking tone towards his audience of gentlemen and sirs. He would often claim that the people above are folly even though he is similar to them. By contradicting himself, he can maintain his claims of being sick, spiteful, and unattractive. Despite his criticism towards the people above, he strives to become like them and seeks for acceptance.
Society as a whole is something you make of it. If one wants to denounce the society they live in because it is “phony” that is because they’ve made the world around them phony. The character of Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye is a prime example of someone being stuck in the idea that society is unchanging. Society is just how a person perceives the world in front of them. The eye of the beholder is the one that creates the society of their choice.
You see an ass’s head like yours, do you?... I see their game. This is to make an ass of me, to frighten me, if they can! But I won’t move from this place, however hard they try” (Act THREE Scene 1 line 106-111). This shows even though Bottom is foolish to not trust his mates, Oberon shouldn’t be so capricious to turn Bottom’s head into an ass when he barely knows him, just because he dislikes him.
Both stories present villains differently, where society is directly criticizing Meursault’s beliefs and actions in The Stranger while Meursault is indirectly hurting Harun in The Meursault Investigation. However, both text function similarly by triggering the protagonists emotions, creating a sympathy towards them. In The Stranger, Meursault is perceived by society as being inhuman with no place in their society but through Meursault 's perspective, society
The idea of the “circle of life” gives the speaker a reason to justify the way he uses his money and lives his life, because he realizes “it would be a sin not to enjoy” all that he has been blessed with. The speaker in “From this Height” is a person of wealth and power. While having “conversation by the hot tub,” he reflects on his life and how he got to where he is now. The speaker is in a dilemma with himself, because he feels as if he does not deserve all that he has been given in life. Even though he has a feeling of guilt and remorse, the speaker decides “it would be a sin not to enjoy” all of the things he has.
Allie and kids symbolize the “catching”.The cliff symbolizes adulthood .Holden believes that adults are all phonies (which is hypocritical of him because even Though Holden constantly talks about other people being phony he is himself often phony. At various times in the novel, he tells pointless lies, claims to like or agree with things he hates, goes out with girls he doesn 't like, all to try to feel less lonely and left out).In chapter 17 Holden says “Then, just to show you how crazy I am, when we were coming out of this big clinch, I told her I loved her and all. It was a lie, of course, but the thing is, I meant it when I said it. I 'm crazy. I swear to God I am”.
The second is how he is almost alienating himself from others and very rarely opens up to anybody, and his relationships with people are not great because he thinks of many of the people he meets are phony. These two struggles are what causes Holden to realise his purpose is being a catcher in the rye. His struggle to adulthood is quite evident. Holden states that the adult world is a nasty and horrible place, he thinks that the adult world is very phony, fake, and corrupt. These are words he uses quite often to describe the adult world, proving that he despises the thought of being an adult.
Is Pride Good Or Bad What do you think of when you hear pride? I think of someone who has a foolishly and irrationally corrupt sense of values and goals. It is a way of thinking that Involves so much selfishness that it blinds one into thinking that they are able to manipulate others how they want. Which becomes so important that they will not quit until they achieve their own goal. In the Scarlet Ibis Doodles brother is so insecure and ashamed in Doodle that he pushes him to be better, not for Doodle but for himself.
Antony by turning Brutus and Cassius into villains. He sparked rage into the minds of the plebeians and then turned that rage against the conspirators by accusing them of being high and mighty against the emotions of the people. He states that he wishes not to go against the wishes of “honorable” men which has been proven at this point to be an ironic statement. Antony’s statement goes further to insight rage in the minds of the plebeians with the idea that to mourn their
For example, Friendship, love between father and child, romantic love, as well as the love of possessions and money are the heterogeneous types of love shown in The Merchant of Venice. In Jessica and Shylock’s relationship, there is little affection shown between the two of them. Jessica think negatively of her father because of his reputation to be a money-hungry Jew. Shylock fits this stereotype because of his love of possessions and money. Christians look down upon him because he lends money with interest, which the Christian faith deems unmoral.