From beginning to end, Irving demolishes the credibility of the myth, with things such as the invention of the historian Knickerbocker to the judge. Irving points out the flaws that exist in America through the use of Rip. When he does not recognize himself this is synonymous with America’s inability to recognize or define themselves. The society is not in harmony with its thought’s and action’s which disillusions the purpose of the myth giving them a sense of identity. Irving plays off of various inspirations and his character Rip undergoes the typical heroic journey.
Chivalric principles could not be carried out in real life. Froissart’s image of The Hundred Years War is romanticized in such a way that the historian must be careful not to take a lot of the text too seriously, however; we should forgive Froissart for this as compared to modern standards his accuracy simply falls short simply given the time he lived in. His accounts often came from supposed eyewitnesses that would of course have manipulated their accounts to suit themselves. Therefore, when reading Froissart’s Chronicles and concluding whether or not his accounts are accurate, one must take caution and remember the purpose of his writings and who he is working for when completing them. Froissart’s intentions are quite obvious from the beginning of the text.
As mentioned above, Hegel was critical about both his predecessors and contemporaries, that is, Romanticists and analytic thinkers. He criticized Romanticists for trying to know the reality through intuitions or feelings only. Mere enthusiasm is not enough to know the nature of reality completely. He blamed his former friend Shelling for creating the abstract, vague, and empty formulas and principles in philosophy, such as A=A. Hegel has also criticized analytic thinkers for being guided by empirical sciences alone.
During this period, freedom of feelings and creativity. This may have lead to Extreme Skepticism to occur after all the writings infused with strong feelings. Sigmund Freud's book Civilisation and its Discontents prove that his writings make him one of the founders of Modernism. The theme of “Conscience and the Super-Ego” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents) plays out in the book as a form of Skepticism. He argues that the Super-Ego is responsible for the “discontents” that human beings experience in civilisation as “The super-ego often puts severe demands on the individual that he cannot realistically met, causing great unhappiness.” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents).
Selfishness, Right Principle Howard Roark is the character that embodies Ayn Rand’s objectivism in her book “The Fountainhead”. An egoist, an architect, a lover, and a creator. He was an outcast in society’s eyes, he was always distant. There was something people didn’t like about others, and something others didn’t like about him. He was selfish, everyone else lacked spirit.
The eye of the beholder is the one that creates the society of their choice. Therefore, in the end of Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield is the problem, not society, but this is not a surprise because Holden is the most overly narcissistic and selfish characters to ever have the unwarranted and unnecessary fortune of having an entire book written about him. Holden’s perceptions of the world around him say more about him being the problem than society being the problem. Society is what people make of it, if a person surrounds themselves with counterfeit people than their society will appear to be counterfeit to them. Holden constantly complains about society and the world around him, it’s always too much for him, it’s always forgery.
For example , when Iago acknowledges that the lieutenant promotion was passed onto cassio instead of him, he became infuriated and envious, even referring to Cassio as a bookworm . The reason to Iago’s resentment is mostly due to the fact that he will not be the lieutenant , which automatically threatens his reputation. Iago
Darcy results in her rejection of him without conscious or doubtfulness. In the novel, Austen portrays how Elizabeth is offended by Darcy’s esteem because it is at the expense of her own pride. In this frame of mind, she is determined in her hatred for Darcy and that there is no possibility of finding an agreeable man. Through the contradiction of her way of thinking by others, Austen portrays that Elizabeth’s prejudices against Darcy are unreasonable. It also leads to the rejection of Darcy, which is cruelly based on a false claim made by Wickham.
They are skillful to create obscure allusions to other authors and events, which the reader should know. The abstract realities of Beauty, Truth, Justice, are less understood in this materialistic world although we are in great need of them today but the modernist tends to avoid them and writes about things they are uncomfortable with. Another quality the moderns have is cynicism in their work. The advancement and power struggles have turned them against the old and present society although they have certain idealism but they don’t have faith in their fellowmen. It is particularly concerned with writing away from established rules, and re-examination of every aspect of existence .it was against Victorian artificialities and moral bankruptcy.
Germany absolutely despised the Treaty, but it wasn’t just them. Clemenceau, of France, thought the Treaty was not harsh enough towards Germany. Lloyd George, of Britain, thought that the Treaty was just a great pity and believed another war would occur because of it. Lastly, Wilson, of the United States, was very let down by the Treaty, for he thought it was much too harsh towards Germany. Wilson claimed, “If I was a German, I wouldn’t have signed the