Praised for its truthful cultural criticism, The White Album portrays a unique conflict of Didion against the world, more specifically society. When the book begins, Didion shares her relatively optimistic attitude on the world. She notes the positive characteristic of the non-judgemental and carefree attitude of the 1960s, especially in California, but slowly begins to neglect these qualities as the story progresses. Coincidentally, when Didion tries to explain the chaos of the world around her, her tone sinks into a state of unemotive and dullness. It is as if the world that surrounds Didion shapes her mind to emulate its destructive, desperate quality.
Others have decided to qualify it because they believe that violence has played a great role in history and that it is essential to learn from it. believe that violence is destructive, brutal, and cruel, some believe that violence is part of life. Although, there has been many controversies and doubt as to whether or not to banThere has been many people believe that incorporating violence is not the solution to get a message across the audience, some believe that violence is part of life and that it is essential to learn from it. Violence is exposed throughout Sue Monk Kidd's novel,
Positive Thinking William Channing once said, “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” In the “Diary of Anne Frank”, Anne is going through hiding from german police and meanwhile, is stuck with her family and anothers. While in “”Dear Miss Breed” by Joanne Oppenheim, Louise Ogawa is writing about her tough times during the war. They both are able to stay positive which proves that having a positive attitude it the best way to respond to conflict. While some might have trouble staying optimistic and may think that the best way to respond to conflict is to just avoid it, people should keep a positive mindset because it helps people cope more easily during arduous times, it has beneficial impacts on others, and having a positive outlook has many health benefits.
The many difficult and rebellious decisions Tris had to conceive, after the testing day, transformed her from the Abnegation outcast she once was, to the fearless Dauntless citizen she now is. Initially, Tris is faced with countless reminders of how she is unlike the other Abnegation citizens, making the decision to leave the faction she was born into (and be with people she relates to) or stay (and live in a faction she does not belong in) harder than she would like to admit. She compares herself to her naturally selfless mother, Natalie. “I note how calm she looks and how focused she is. She is well-practiced in the art of losing herself.
Even though there are quite a few admirable characters from both Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Maus, she should take the MACA. I can understand from certain points of view why she would be shunned for her actions, but if you look at why she did what she did, she showed the true feeling of freedom. I feel that many people can learn from Cassie’s successes and failures, and become a better person not only for themselves, but also for the good of the
Lee also expresses this theme through Scout. She learns how to use politeness to avoid conflict when she resists the urge to fight Cecil Jacobs (Lee 85). While Scout does not understand the significance of her refusal to fight, it marks the beginning of her learning how to combat criticism. Harper Lee uses the theme of diplomacy and respect to counter the hatred of racism and the theme can be effectively applied to real life. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee expresses themes through characters and actions to teach lessons about everyday life.
The townspeople “[began] to look upon the scarlet letter as a token, not of that one sin, for which she had borne so long and dreary a penance, but of her many good deeds since.” This quote exemplifies how sin is not a death sentence for Hester. Through hard work and charity it allowed the rigid Puritan society to see her as something different, and as someone who would not let society define who she was. Hester, thus, was not only able to change herself, but also the image in which society viewed her by working hard to benefit the public. Likewise, the scarlet letter which was supposed to represent sin was instead “fantastically embroidered with gold thread, upon her bosom.” Even though the Puritans may have designated the letter as a representation of sin, Hester’s renewed sense of pride does not want society to define the A for her. Rather Hester wants to define it herself and by doing so she develops responsibility and power over her own actions.
Hester used her redemption for the good of others and that is why her search was successful. Towards the end of the novel, once Hester and Dimmesdale have their final confessions, Hester finds redemption by helping people in need. “And, as Hester Prynne had no selfish ends, nor lived in any measure for her own profit and enjoyment, people brought all their sorrows and perplexities, and besought her counsel, as one who had herself gone through a mighty trouble” (Hawthorne 234). People would come to her to get help with their troubles because they saw how Hester handled her sin so well. Hester also found her redemption by supporting Dimmesdale during his hard times.
Where this argument ends; however, is on the question of people should help in a crisis? Whereas, some are convinced that we shouldn’t have the law because it society responsibility to help others. Others maintain that we should have the law because it will bring kindness to our world. We should care about our society enforcing laws regarding good Samaritans because our society is more violent as of late and has caused the loss of human life. Imagine if our society has this type of law and how different our society would be from what we see today.
Either way, as proven by history, government censorship is necessary; however, the limitation to its censoring power must be clear and a system to prevent the possible abuse of this power is crucial. Overall, censorship should exist only for speeches that contained clear and dangerous intent and information published by media that contained a true threat to national security. The word censorship is usually comprised of a negative connotation and many are opposed to this idea. In fact, many Americans believe the First Amendment will protect almost all censorship. For example, according to Harris Poll, 84% of American believe the