It’s because the world he lives in has affected him in such a way to be like this. In Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, certain devices weigh down the main character in order to equalize him with the others. This short story is dystopian; an offshoot to Orwell’s utopian world. Winston too is weighed down by his own society; he is forced to be a lesser version of himself, all for Big Brother. They don’t do anything to physically change him, but if he is thought to break the rules or is simply too smart for his own good, off to the Ministry of Love.
Okonkwo is very much affected by all three of the factors listed above. One of the main factors is his past. Okonkwo 's motivation to be a better man than his dad is what truly shapes him to be who he really is. Okonkwo has a love for his village like the love they have for him. But out of fear that he would be like his father, he started becoming very irresponsible and did things without thinking.
Willy Loman lived a more tragic life because of the constant change he wanted to achieve that never played out in his favor. When expectations are high from the people you love it’s difficult not falling for the pressure. Willy constantly felt uneasy about the wedge between him and his wealthy older brother Ben. Ben was a symbol of success and fortune: “No! Boys!
The main irony in the character Napoleon Dynamite. He want to be accepted by everyone. But his awkward and anxious prevent him from achieving popularity. Also his constant fight with his personality and his own wants. He wants to be a skilled but his aloofness and laziness prevent him from achieving his goals.
He had a false sense of hope in being a hero and escaping to a better life, so he chose defiance. Most rebellious acts, even today, are based on the need to feel special and differentiated from others. Based on an article in Psychology Today, “Rebel with a Cause: Rebellion in Adolescence,” he is like many of today’s youth who rebel with the thought in mind, “Nobody is going to order me around” (Pickhardt). Sammy had a desire to govern his own life and not conform to rule-following. It seems hard for most youth to see the long-term advantages of hard work and reaching for a goal.
For example in S.E. Hinton novel The Outsiders, Ponyboy is constantly changing because he has to adapted to other things and other people. In The Outsiders we see that Ponyboy is always trying to act tougher and stronger than his brother because he wants a good image to reflect back on him so his brothers think better of him. We realize that ponyboy doesn't like the way he looks, somthing that has a major effect on this is a movie that has Paul Newman in it, Ponyboy feels that Paul Newman looks better and is better then him. This has an effect on Ponyboy when S.E.
Though Willie was driven enough to attain the expectations he had in life, they were very unrealistic in a sense due to his position in life. Willie failed to realize that he was just a salesman and truly believed he was more than that which is really a beautiful yet dangerous thing that eventually led to his
In ‘The Hobbit’, we see Bilbo Baggings change the way he views the world. At the start of the book Bilbo was not interested in life outside of the shire or hobbit hole. But by the end, he was introduced to the outside world and became familiar with the views of others. Such as the elves, dwarves, and dragons. After being popularized with the “outside” Bilbo then yearned for adventure, compared to before when Gandalf had to trick Bilbo into
On the other, familial pressures and body image push him towards his father’s ideals. When he becomes friends with the polack he sees through his fathers eyes, he does not wish to accept the beauty in Leka’s stories because he does not want to appear childish or weak. The other men such as Stephen’s father lack something which Leka has. He has an invitation for closeness, which is absent in the pulp mill. Stephen, who has very deeply seeded, pre-conceived notions of what it is to be a man, at a time in his life when his beliefs are questioned.
Growing up was the last thing Holden ever wanted to do. Though Holden tries utmost to fit in the adult world, but he can’t find the right path to follow to. He sees the world in with a different view of the people and society. The number of people he enjoys being with are as many as how many fingers in a human’s hand. Everywhere he seems to go, he has some bad things to say about it.