Many of Emerson's maxims can be applied to "The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail", one of which state:"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind." What this means is that there is nothing more important than the strength of what you believe in. This maxim signifies the importance in following your own thoughts. The play is connected to this maxim in the way that one of its characters, "Henry" acts throughout it. As the play progresses, Henry's behavior is very divergent as to the beliefs at that time.
The play, The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is based on the lives of two transcendental men, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson who lived during the mid-19th century and was written as a protest against the Mexican-American War. Emerson is known for his many maxims, which are short statements that express a general truth or rule of conduct. In one of his maxims, “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind,” Emerson argues that nothing is more important than following what one personally believes in. The word sacred is used as a means of something highly regarded or holy and the word integrity is doing what one perceives is morally right. Therefore, Emerson suggests the theme that nothing is more highly regarded than following one’s own belief on what is morally the right thing to do.
Britten at the time felt shame and guilt for being a homosexual because it was against the law in England at the time and was viewed as a mental disorder (Taruskin 246). Similar to Carmen in Carmen, Tadzio in Death in Venice represents the "other," but instead of representing "other" as a group of people, he represents otherness in regard to social norms. While the opera does not blatantly say that Tadzio is the representation of homosexual desire, it does imply this theme (Lecture 3/1). Overall, Tadzio is the representation of a non-Western norm that is emphasized through the use of Gamelan
To continue, the other Wes Moore 's life was packed with drama. The drug and crime-induced life that he lived was thrilling, yet not in the way most teens want to relive. His life gave insight into the consequences of drugs and serious premarital relationships. His life was more interesting to read about in my own opinion yet it the other Wes Moore is far from any role model figure of mine. I did enjoy the other Wes ' blunt way of speech like in the quote, “Your father wasn’t there because he couldn’t be, my father wasn’t there because he chose not to be.
Some of the recurring themes in works of postmodern literature turned out to be paranoia, minimalism, metafiction and twists on heroism. Heroism came to be a debatable topic in analysis of postmodern literature because of the arguable diversity between the novels. However, it’s sole purpose was not just to entertain, but like most art, for the author to express themselves in a way they haven’t been able to. As a result, Catch-22 presents Yossarian as an anti-hero used by its author, Joseph Heller, to introduce his opinion on war, war heroes and the current social status of the United States. The altered perception of heroism, believed to be present in only some works of postmodern literature, is used to convey the author’s state of mind to the reader in an
However, crimes are committed whilst in prison, such as drugs and assaults. Some critics say the ‘three strikes and you are out’ law where repeat offenders get a longer sentence are wrong, as the third strike could be a lesser crime such as public disorder. Nevertheless, if just incapacitation and no rehabilitation some critics say will be costlier to society as they will go out and reoffend and, they are not employed and pay taxes. Rehabilitation is also a punishment which should improve the offender's behaviour and stop them committing crimes. Advocates of rehabilitation state prison does not work; however, critics of rehabilitation state prison does work as the criminal cannot commit a crime against the public while incarcerated (Cavadino, 2007 p 36/56).
The chaos that is distributed throughout the book is naturally not as upsetting, massive and powerful as in times of war, however, it does paint a better picture about the chaotic ambiance than non-ambiguous words ever could. Now the reader does not just gain war experience by reading stories concerning the experience of Tim O’Brien, the reader also lives a part of the war. The chaos adds a new and different dimension to the stories. Besides reading the experiences and imagining what it is like, the reader now as well feels how the chaos and uncertainty of war affect the brain, and how long the disturbance of not knowing what happened - even if the matter is fictional - can preside over the
The author uses this retrospectivity to convey what his character could not grasp as the events were transpiring, but came to understand later on. Through these semi-epiphanies, Conrad accentuates the reality versus the preconceived notion of idealistic imperialism. By contrasting it, the author discredits the claim of imperialism as an altruistic enterprise, and characterizes it as a greed-centered operation. Marlow claims that the entire endeavor was simply “ robbery with violence, aggravated murder on a great scale, and men going at it blind” (Conrad 8). This, however, is not an observation that would have been made previous to the voyage.
The view many are accepted to use prisons to indicate that certain forms of behavior will not be tolerated, and to protect them from those who refuse to play by the rules, has become a policy position that dares not speak its name. This has been put unchallenged over and over again as a paradoxical illustration of how the size of a prison reflects the level crime, not the victimhood of society. Incarceration is an effective program in regards to the regulation of crime rates due to a portrayal of how Tyrone Hoard presented the society the insufficiency of diversion programs as followed by statistical graphs and its persistence in criminal offering. A widespread use of incarceration manages the increase of crime rates, whereas alternatives in which the government has invested in this cognitive behavioral therapy is spineless. Tyrone Howard, who was a criminal given numerous opportunities for diversion programs rather than jailed due to drug charges, allegedly murdered New York Police Officer Randolph Holder.
The play is consequently written not about the down fall of its hero but around the chronological stages by which Bolingbroke threatens, captures, and retains the crown. Throughout a tragedy play readers suffer with the hero and feel sympathy for the hero but it does not happen with Richard II. So the play cannot be claim as a tragedy. From the point of view of Harold Bloom, it can be mentioned that Richard II is not a character of a real tragic hero because of its having lack of the qualities of a tragic hero. In the same way he is an incomplete politician also.
Yes, the authors feel he had no equal, at least in his time period, they feel this way mainly because of his differences from JFK. Schweikart and Allen prefer Lyndon’s expansive Great Society to Kennedy’s little attention to racial issues. Though, perhaps the authors believe LBJ focused too much on the Great Society, and not enough on his Campaign, among other things. In PHUS, Zinn believes the new civil rights laws did not help people of color as much as the president pretended to. Adding on to Schweikart and Allen’s information, Zinn includes key facts and statistics about the unemployment gap between races, reasons for uprisings, and civil rights laws passed.
What if there was a society where people didn’t have freedom and rights or if they tried to hide their feelings and pretend everything is positive? Is our society close to that now, or is our society much different from that description? In the novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, the citizens don’t have the rights we have today. The people try to hide their feelings and only care about themselves. This describes our society a little because people are still fighting for rights and there is crime wherever you go.
Thoreau believed that the power the government should not be too strong for among its people, yet that is what the the government from his time was doiong. Thoreau was one of the fow that stood up for "rights". The government never wantsto loose, so Thoreau was put in jail. They thought that putting him in jail woud quiet him down. His major themes were about being against war, slavery, wealth, taxes, friendship, and more.
Some scholars believe that death doesn’t pertain to rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the act of restoring something back to its original intent. Scholars believe that the irrelevance of rehabilitation in relation to the death penalty is because our definition of it has changed. Rehabilitation was once understood as the characteristic change in behavior but is now understood as the impact the prisoner has on society after being released. This definition consequently does not provide the offenders with the opportunity to transform their character.