Therefore, it not a question of the existence of Cavendish’s utopian impulse or her means to achieve one, but is instead a question of what medium she directs her pre-existing impulse towards. Although Cavendish’s recurrent feminist discourse is a dominant motif within the Blazing World as it is depicted in the novels, plot, structure and symbolism. Feminism may act as a form of misdirection from her own personal utopia; which is instead achieved through changing perspectives within the realms of science and philosophy as opposed to gender. This is further illustrated by the release of The Blazing World alongside her philosophical work ‘Observations Upon Experimental
Pascal explains that his ideal would be to free humans of their passions and have humankind ponder and hope to find answers to the uncertainty in life. The text says, "I would then lead man to the desire of finding truth; to be free from passions, and ready to follow it where he might find it," (55). Through the text Pascal stresses the necessity to have hope, but the ideal is to hope to find answers to the unknown in this life. Pascal 's view is different than compared to Voltaire, while both show the importance of hope in this life; Voltaire expresses hope as the driving force in one 's life to survive and keep going while Pascal expresses the need of hope allows humankind to discover the unknown in the
moment of vision or revelation, orgasm, manic ecstasy, and the aesthetic experience.” Cixous proposes that the androgyny’s function has “the potential to fulfill other bisexuality: which involves true unification in the sense that neither gender identity is excluded or differences are explored rather than annulled” (Fayad n.p.). These different definitions of androgyny suggests that the center of the utopian concern of feminist science fiction writers “is in modifying sex roles to allow for full human development of each individual person” (Annas n.p). Combination of utopia, androgyny and science fiction created new alternatives because the writers were “no longer really [interested] in the gadget, or the size of the universe, or the laws of robotics, or the destiny of social classes, or anything describable in quantitative, or mechanical, or objective terms . . .
Throughout our history our society struggles with inequality. Sexism and racism still addresses like class, gender or other dominating classifications a structural problem in our United States culture. In Jean Baker Miller’s essay “Domination and Subordination” she discusses the temporary and permanent inequality. Miller states that the temporary inequality is a relationship between a dominated individual who explains and is a teacher to the subordinated individual. In contrast her explanation of the permanent inequality is the relationship of different individuals who always will be unequal.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Book Critique “Since progress was inevitable and since a dive spark nestled within each human consciousness, nothing more was necessary to correct apparent social disorders than to remove the outmoded obstacles inherited from the past.”(Banner ix) The book Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Radical for Woman’s Rights, written by Lois W. Banner, the author was focusing on the impact Cady Stanton made on the movement for women’s suffrage, as well as the intimate influence she received from her family while growing up. This book could also be seen as a biography, but besides jus focusing on her life, Banner focused on Cady Stanton’s achievement, and how history began to change. Cady Stanton played a very important role on women’s rights and suffrage movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton was a very well-known female character, as well as the first feminist because her main concerns were typical
“This isn 't a story I 'm telling," , "It 's also a story I 'm telling, in my head, as I go along”. The use of anaphora by Atwood has the effect of engaging the audience as the word story makes the audience question how much of it really is that meanwhile paired with also an oxymoron only depends that effect but the truth within her words makes the audience trust that she is revealing to the best offer knowledge. In both these lines we can see Offered making discoveries about herself by questioning the nature of truth which expands her intellect about herself and the society in which she had to live
Hsun Tzu claims that humans “desire to do good precisely because their nature is evil.” (9) However, with the fact that forming a society is a fundamental part of the human nature, one can easily see that the rules that societies construct, as well as what is considered good and evil is directly linked to human nature. Humanity simply considers the actions associated with positive emotions
In the contemporary era, the issue of race remains a prevalent topic in public discussion. Thus, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is meaningful as it explores the legacy of racial injustice in the United States and its consequences in today’s society. In his development of the underground railroad as a literal and physical vehicle to freedom, Whitehead is able to candidly detail the ubiquitous nature of racial prejudice and the horrors associated with it. Over the course of his novel, the author utilizes a variety of rhetorical devices in order to further explore the many hardships that ‘freedom’ inevitably entails. In particular, Whitehead’s use of imagery, character interactions and Aristotelian appeals brings to attention aspects of race relations that were and are still often misunderstood or disregarded by society.
Gender inequality is a social justice issue that is prominent in several societies as it is a direct reflection of the systematic power distribution amongst the two binary genders. This form of inequality is reflected through a set of adverse behaviours projected from one individual to another, known as domestic violence. Individuals perform the identities that is associated with their gender role because it is what is culturally acceptable within their given society. Judith Butler’s theory of ‘Gender as a Performance’ depicts that the practices that individuals repeat and perform assure the elements that an identity is composed of. This theory is an embodiment of domestic violence as it establishes the inequality amongst the different genders, by allowing the male to perform his dominance, causing the female to feel inferior to this.
According to Michael Walzer whether the resultant suffering is natural cause or caused by the human hand, we have the right and should respond in a humanitarian way. John Rawls claims there is a natural duty to help others. It’s because of the empathy people have that make us want to help. Once it comes to human agents being involved we have to consider the causal chain. Causal chain is the path running from the cause of the problem to the symptoms of the problem.
King and Hansberry presented the racial tensions between the influence and the authority mainstream to expose the limits of an unequal and racist American society. It is proven in both texts that inequality and discrimination that African Americans face, negatively impacts their thoughts, feelings, and domestic relationships with one another. Finally, King and Hansberry reveal that it is human to dream. The influences that the African American community struggle with daily, such racial discrimination, hinders the ability to fulfill their dreams. In response to that he, Mr. King, expresses his desire for all people to be to be seen as individuals and how that individual conducts himself.