Have you ever wondered what it means to be modern? Being modern means acting in a different way than others after realizing the consequences after it. Everyone should have an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and show their true colors. Janie crawford was modern when she stepped out of her comfort zone and decided to stand up for herself and free herself from being someone who she wasn’t. Harrison Bergeron had an opportunity to show how smart he really was compared to the people around him who could’nt. And when good people do bad things, that’s stepping out of what they do best to what they should not be doing and learning from it.
Nick has several biases which are obvious throughout the novel. His first bias is a general bias in favor of millionaires. Nick discloses that he is comfortable around millionaires: “the consoling proximity of millionaires” (5).This is important because it shows that he is comfortable and wants to be around millionaires’ more than poor people. Since he likes millionaires, more than poor people that causes him to have a bias toward them. With this bias, his description of wealthy characters is obscured which causes Nick to be less critical of them. For example, Jay Gatsby is a millionaire who earns his living by smuggling alcohol. This is a dishonest living but Nick overlooks it because he is a millionaire and he does not criticize millionaires.
In Arthur Miller's’ The Crucible, jealousy and mistrust are the most dominant emotions Abigail Williams and Elizabeth Proctor shares for one another. Their jealousy and mistrust are rooted in their desire for John Proctor's love, which inevitably leads to the compromise of their Puritan morals of their society. At the beginning of the play, Betty Parris confirms Abigail Williams true motivation to kill Elizabeth Proctor. “You drank a charm to kill John Proctor’s wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor” (Miller 19). Abigail’s eagerness to kill Goody Proctor has displayed the depth of her desire for Proctor. She is willing to go to greater extents, such as murder to get rid of Goody Proctor and have John all to herself. This is the hidden
In literature, the presence the outsider can be traced from ancient Greek dramas to modern literature, from Medea to the Underground Man. Most of the literary works pertaining to the outsider focus on the conflict between the outsider and the insider, conflicts that arise from the Otherness of the outsider. For example, in Jane Eyre, the Otherness of the titular protagonist—her fiery spirit and her subverting idea of equality based on individual merits rather than social status—leads to her alienation and conflicts with the insider wherever she goes. However, Tennessee Williams, in A Streetcar Named Desire, explored a different dynamic—namely the conflict between two outsiders, Stanley Kowalski and Blanche DuBois. In the domestic sphere
Upton Sinclair reflects the reality of the people during the late 1800’s in his novel The Jungle. In his novel, Sinclair wants to promote Socialism by showing how people lived in the meatpacking plant and under a corrupt government. The inhuman working conditions, combined with the lack of hygiene and a corrupt government, made trying to make a living a total hardships for the low class and the immigrants.
being an individual was something to be forgotten in order to create a more perfect
The Disillusionment of the American Dream is evident in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. The main characters that exhibit this through their lives are; Daisy Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson and Mr. Jay Gatsby. All of these characters hold on to their dream, but all of these characters are somehow let down.
Gabi, a girl in Pieces is a novel written by Isabel Quintero is consists of Gabi Hernandez journal entries as she goes through her senior year of high school. Gabi lives with her mother, brother, Beto, and her father that comes in and out as he deals with his drug addiction. Gabi is supported by her two best friends, Cindy who is going through an unwanted pregnancy, and Sebastian that is unwanted by his family. Her dad sadly died from a drug overdose, and her mother is pregnant with his child. Throughout the book Gabi goes through body issues (binge eats to get rid of her anxiety, and relationship issues, but all/most of her problems are solved by the end of the book. In the novel, the two cultures being developed is American and Mexican culture. Isabel Quintero
In The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald, one of the characters is “stuck in the past”. Throughout the novel, Gatsby is constantly longing for a past relationship he had with a woman named Daisy, who moved on from Gatsby and married another man when Gatsby left for the war. Gatsby’s view of the past is used to develop a major theme of the novel: the moral decay of society.
Stereotypical gender roles have existed as long as human culture has, becoming a natural part of all of our lives. Within each gender lies a variety of stereotypes and expectations. Most notably for men they are often depicted as tough and the family provider. Whereas women are often shown to be soft and vulnerable. Throughout the play A Streetcar Named Desire the author; Tennessee Williams illustrates the main characters, Stanley, Stella, Mitch and Blanche with these stereotypes. The play takes place in the 1950s in New Orleans containing a diverse population. However, is race discriminated against, those who go against classifed gender roles are often discriminated and have trouble finding their way in society. Although gender equality has
Gullah Geechee is the culture of African descendants who incorporate the traditions, customs, and history from Africa while integrating Christianity and preserving the ancestral heritage. Gullah Geechee culture is still present in various forms of media including literature and historical content of southern regions. The culture is well preserve and very influential even in present-day literature. It is evident that the Gullah Geechee culture influence the literary works of Ntozake Shange in particular the novel Sassafras, Cypress,& Indigo. But to what extent does Gullah culture influence the development of the title characters ? Shange incorporates magical realism including ancestral heritage, customs and historical content. Analyzing the
The book and movie of The Devil’s Arithmetic have similarities and differences, and they help the viewer gain more understanding of the story, the Holocaust, and the way that the mistreated Jews dealt with adversity. Both of the forms of media benefit the execution of their respective genres.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair follows the main character Jurgis Rudkus who is an immigrant from Lithuania. Jurgis immigrated to the United States and made his way to Chicago in order to follow the path of a legendary hometown name, Jokubas, who supposedly made a lot of money in the states. Upon reaching the United States and arriving in Chicago they realized it would be much harder to establish an income in a city they weren’t familiar with. Their luck changed when they happened upon the infamous Jokubas and found out he ran a local delicatessen in the stockyards in Chicago. Jokubas helped them find a place to sleep for the night in a boarding house while they used those first days to look for work in order to move to a nicer place of living. Jurgis then takes a tour of the stock yards where he is first introduced to the quality of living these animals are in before slaughter. He also notices that the inspectors don’t pay close attention to the carcasses to check for
The Help is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the 1960s. Skeeter, a southern society girl, interviews the black women who have spent their lives being servants for wealthy white Southern families. There are various scenes throughout the film that show social stratification, racial inequalities, gender inequalities, and class inequalities.
Since the very beginning of cognitive thinking, scholars of some form have looked to dates throughout history that have changed the trajectory of society as a whole. Whether it be a gruesome altercation of forces or social movements that have changed the world - Emma Griffin in Liberty’s Dawn, elaborates on how the people of England had evolved as people during the Industrial Revolution.