It is often assumed that in this contemporary society issues pertaining to race have been kept to a minimum, but the true reality is that racism is present in current day America now more than ever. In the novels, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells and Dune by Frank Herbert, there are underlying tones of classism, parochial thinking, and ignorance which lead to the common themes of racism and division within societies, which directly draws parallels to modern American behaviors. Authors Wells and Herbert emphasize the negative human conditions through their characters within their society, stressing the notion that the current common human behavior will ultimately lead to a bigger divide amongst races and will further create a dystopian lifestyle
Although taken to the extreme, the movie speaks on real-world issues. Being in a color-blind relationship while the outside world is color sensitive, or aware, is all too common in mixed race relationships. Speaking on real-world issues can be scary, and even uncomfortable. The movie received a lot of backlash from white, liberal Americans because it spoke on the real-world issues while targeting them. The theme of the movie so elegantly displays three different tensions; horror, mystery and, race, in that it displays the three tensions that African American’s face.
In the novels it reflects the presence of not only patriarchal dominance, but also religious, cultural, and racial puissance. Ironically, the reaction of oppressed to the oppressor tends to hasten rebellion instead of discourage it. Cruelty, in turn, highlights both the strength of different characters and societies and their points of fragility and misuse of power, and pushes its victims to break out of the boxes they have been forced in. Things Fall Apart uses cruelty as a critical centerpiece to much of the novel’s events. Its main character, Okonkwo, is built off of it.
Charles Dickens’ novels are usually set in the backdrop of the industrial age and Hard Times is no exception. Dickens presents “a criticism of the ‘Hard Facts’ philosophy and of the society which he believed increasingly to be operating on the principles of that philosophy” (Arneson 60). He puts forward the fictional setting of Coketown as a living factory that epithomises the “satanic industrialism […] derive[d] from an inhuman application of geo-metrically abstract principles in society, education, and religion” (Bornstein 159). Such society is thus in itself a regulated machine and unwilling to accept social change. Considering Dickens’ criticism of utilitarianism, it is therefore unusual that the narrative in Hard Times remains ambiguous
Beowulf: A New Translation for Oral Delivery, translated by Dick Ringler, utilized the dark and the ominous to foreshadow or to portray the impending savagery of mankind. Darkness could be defined either by the absence of light or by the lack of intellectual enlightenment. The monstrous creatures are shrouded within the darkness or associate with the ominous. Throughout Beowulf the theme of violence and darkness are intertwined, which is manifest by correlating the darkness with the unknown through Grendel. The unknown generate fear among the mass through their inability to control and understand the existence of inhuman beings.
The movie explained drugs in a deep way reaching a bad end or aim. Fantasy and illusion have been observed among characters due to their dreams and living in it. The movie concentrate on a part of human situations of illusion for example Harry the son of Sara Goldfarb who are also imagines things hope to be, and go faraway from reality. TV,Diet Pills, and Drug Addiction are the three sources of failing for the movie characters in “Requiem for a Dream”. Requiem for a dream is a film so relentlessly grim that its reputation is largely built upon its hopelessness.
Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice. Petals of Blood revolve around ruthless capitalist and deals with issues like land, history, education and exploitation. Religion in both novels is used as a tool to enslave the mind and soul of natives. Ngugi in his works like The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Petals of Blood, Detained and Matigari has focused on the plights of the oppressed because it is the fiction that could rouse the consciousness of the masses. Ngugi works for the change in society that kind of society which promotes unequal social order.
Have you ever felt abandoned? Abandonment is a very common thing in our society today and happens in many different circumstances and is a feeling no one likes to have. Isolation is a very big theme in the story “Zolaria” and is also considered the monster of the short story. I saw many different themes and monsters in the story “Zolaria” but the main themes are isolation and sickness. Isolation and sickness are monsters are monsters that effect characters by altering friendships, changing personalities and showing character.
Obviously the portrayal of human rights abuses in the film are to a certain extend exaggerated, but they clearly mirror the reality that a lot of people, especially in the Third World, face on a daily basis. The film offers the audience an opportunity to experience human rights violation on a personal level and shows how insecurity affects a society that is at peace by definition. The Hunger Games openly criticises violence, human rights abuses and makes warfare a deeply personal matter that triggers the audience to critically assess their own notions of human rights and
Though such an idea may seem surreal and far too elaborate to contemplate for the government and the citizen, the speculative texts: 1984, Animal Farm, Elysium, Fahrenheit 451 and The Lord of the Flies depict how society can fall apart when too much power is given to those in charge. Which then leads me to my thesis: These texts express how the majority can become oppressed by those in power through the manipulation of law and order, and that this is what is the main instigator of social and class related problem. One of the most notable tropes of any dystopian text is that one character or organisation is given a disproportionate amount of the power in a situation, and this power manipulates the body of society, constrains the minds and has the power to control everything. But, how are these concepts of power portrayed in the novels? Well, from the dystopian alterity society of 1984, written by George Orwell, conceptualizes ‘big brother’ and its associating party’s godly appearance, by promulgating its absolute domination over its