As readers, one can see that there is no hope for Cyrus; he is stuck waiting for something that will never happen. Cyrus uses Rastafarianism as a coping mechanism, he believes with the “deep fervor of his faith,” that a ship is going to come and help them escape the cycle. These beliefs allow Cyrus to explain away his personal misfortune as a trial that he and the others must endure before they can go to the promise land. The novel ends with Cyrus saying, “Tomorrow, tomorrow we shall meet again in paradise,” he like Sisyphus has tomorrow to try and escape futility. Overall, this creates an endless cycle that fuels the meaninglessness behind the lives of those in the Dungle.
Arthur decides to marry Gwynever, testing his own fate. This is a perfect example of Arthur trying to ignore and do as he pleases. The prophecies affected the Arthur stories in a multitude of ways. This would send each character into a different emotional state of mind. For Arthur, he would not listen to the prophecies and try to forge his own path, not accept the future.
Due to this, they will lose passion to create, and will only consume and follow what the World State commands. Moreover, the World State never teach history during the conditions because it offers them an alternative. Because they are not aware of the notions of right and freedom, they do not rise for revolution. “‘You all remember,’ said the Controller, in his strong deep voice, ‘you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk. History,’ he repeated slowly, ‘is bunk.’” (BNW Ch3).
If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault. Daisy could not handle the dream that Gatsby tried to force upon her, and in the end, this made Daisy choose Tom. Gatsby’s green light was never something that he could reach, no matter how hard he struggled and fought. The people he wanted to include in his dream did not hold up to his high
The loss of innocence does not limit to the permanent loss of an innate human quality, however; it can also be a physical loss. Tom Robinson is forced to give up on his innocence, but unlike Jean-Louise, he does not manage to adapt to the cruelty of the world and refuses to accept it, naively believing that if he escape it and leave it behind, it will turn untrue. Similarly to Boo Radley, the burden of the reality is too heavy for the characters to carry and they get crushed under its weight. Tom and Arthur embody the nature of innocence, which refuses to let go until the very last moment and is therefore, either murdered or forcefully kept hidden from the public eye. It is from those characters the reader learns that innocence is precious and fragile
Everywhere Candide goes except the place Eldorado, are full of pessimisms. Candide put his efforts to confirm the optimism but every time he tries, it always ends up being pessimistic circumstances. Voltaire never reveals which side the text belongs to and lets the readers to decide. It is not clear to define that the text supports either the side of pessimism or optimism. The one fact it is crystal clear is that the text “Candide” is a Contes Philosophique weather it is not define as one certain ideology.
When Tiresias the blind prophet come to Oedipus to bring him the prophecy, Oedipus is too prideful to see what Tiresias is trying to say. Tiresias says “…You bear your burdens / I'll bear mine. It’s better that way” (364-365). In this situation, Oedipus believes that the prophecy can in no way have an effect on him and goes on to torture the prophet for the answers. Then he proceeds to believe that it can’t be true, it can’t be him when Tiresias says it is.
A true journey is refusing to let another person make decisions that may or may not be vital to determining what path we arrive at in the end. That is too simple. No one knows what will happen next and that is enough to unnerve any solid, confident, and assured person. There is a movie, Mr. Nobody, that demonstrates the many possible outcomes and the various roads our lives may take based on a choice. The main character, Nemo Nobody, thinks over the decisions he made that changed his life forever; staying with his mother or father, saying certain words, which girl he falls in love with.
Or even, that all of our goals and aspirations that we strive towards will no longer matter in the future, or even that our goals in it-self aren’t actually real. But Nagel also argues, that because he believes that life is mostly absurd, he thinks that we should not take life so seriously because we will not exist at some point, because no one on earth can live forever. He also thinks that even if we as humans, indeed do believe life is absurd, that we shouldn’t even care about that statement, because we shouldn’t be taking life as seriously as we could. Nagel decides that the best way to approach life is in an ironic cynical way, because of his views on life’s
One reason George was justified in killing Lennie was that George had realized Lennie would never get better and their dream would never come true. “-I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would” (Steinbeck 78). George wanted a better life someday for himself and for Lennie, but deep down he knew Lennie’s limitations and accepted that the dream was never meant to be.
“It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything-anything-but they can’t make you believe in it. They can’t get inside you.” (Orwell 166) The fact that he is saying that the party can make you say something but they can’t make you believe in it shows, that was a form in which he coped with things and it was a way for him to escape the world he was living in and imagine a whole new world like the “Golden State” he had dreamed about. “They can’t get inside you,” seems contradicting with his character because he believed in so many things like the thought police and death if you were caught having your own thoughts. Although they can’t physically get inside you they get inside you through the use of terror, and although these things terrified him there was no evidence that it was real, or that the thought police would be watching you through the television screens.
Every property has their own story and each of them is different. Myth is a story that our ancestors created. Nobody knows if it’s true or not, more like a legend. It depends who you are talking to, if he is a believer or not. We are already in modern era and most of the people don’t know about the myths.
He forgot the tenth commandment when questioned by Reverend Hale. That doesn’t seem like a big deal, but it was a big deal. Reverend Hale describes theology as a “fortress”, and that “no crack in the fortress may be accounted small.” Meaning that you either get all or nothing, so Proctor forgetting the tenth commandment set off a red flag for Hale and everyone else in the room. In their eyes, and in accordance with the puritan faith; only a devout Puritan would have all of their commandments memorized. Plus, Proctor’s third son is not baptized because Proctor will not “let Mr. Parris lay a hand upon my (Proctor’s) baby.” Proctor doesn’t see Parris as an honorable leader of the church, but that is clouding his participation in a religious practice, baptism.
I disagree with Paley because much of the reasoning 's he gives to his arguments are either false or can easily be refuted. I also disagree with Paley because even though he does follow through to his conclusion, the premises of illogically and indirectly saying "because I say so", when he cannot find a logical answer, is not a valid argument. Much of Paley 's argument to prove the existence of a creator of the universe, or God, ignores many counter-arguments. When Paley begins to explain there being a purpose and function of the watch, which is clearly to tell time, he is also not able to identify as to what the exact purpose and function of the universe is. Paley leaves this issue with the renowned “because I said so”, leaving readers to feel as though they have no choice but to agree.