It can dull our senses and blind us to what is really happening around us, allowing us to see only our idealistic fantasies. Most people either don’t let hope control them, or don’t notice or care when it does. For the few that abandon hope entirely, those are the hopeless. The hopeless are the ones that believe the world we live in is one without joy or optimism. One such case is The Alcoholic in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s An Alcoholic Case.
Lady Macbeth has shifted away from the nihilism that she had possessed before as she is now consumed with guilt over her actions. Later after Lady Macbeth’s death. Macbeth realizes that for them there is no long lasting fulfillment in life as he has no heir and has not accomplished anything that would allow him to leave a legacy. Even though Macbeth knows that there is no point in his actions. He realizes that his power is inevitably going to be lost.
Another example of Martin’s pessimistic yet realistic ideas can be seen when Candide asks him “But for what end, then, has this world been formed?” Martin replies, “To plague us to death” With this answer, he manages to completely omit and positivity that might have been able to be included. Within this short response, it is also possible tell that he has close to nothing to live for in life, if he did have something to look forward to in life, Martin
People's individual experiences can shape the way they respond and interact with each other and their environment. Experiences such as falling in love, the death of a loved one, growing up in a harmful environment may change people's perceptions of life and their individual conceptions about the meaning of life. Some people experience horrid experiences and are inspired by these experiences in better themselves and make their lives the best in order to achieve their ultimate goals. Others may have equally bad experiences but may choose to follow a different, less successful path filled with actions and emotions which end up instigating Moore harm than good. The choices people make in response to their experiences exemplify their individual mindset.
He is basically the main character of the novel, from whose perspective the dreadful society and events are shown. He demonstrated that his ethics were in the right place and indicated valor by revolting, however he surrendered. By surrendering he was unable to communicate a message of hope to other individuals. Rather he communicated something specific of gloom which causes Winston to not fit in Orwell's description of a hero; he does not do all he can to change the social system. George Orwell's characterization of Winston's collapse is exemplified further through the dangers of a totalitarian society.
According to the Nizkor Project a person can substitute a claim intended to create a sense of pity for evidence found in an argument (Nizkor). This fallacy is known as an Appeal to Pity. The arguer appeals to an audiences feelings in a sympathetic way. This appeal is also known as “argumentum ad misericordiam, the sob story, or the Galileo argument.” (Logically Fallacious) An Appeal to Pity attempts to sway someone using emotions versus using actual evidence. This argument is based on a mistaken belief; because when we are in our emotional state our responses to certain situations are not necessarily the best guide to the truth.
A major downfall of Icarus was his inability to plan out what he was going to do to succeed, unlike Caesar and Brutus. The ability to plan is linked with success, and since Icarus has failed, he had missed the excruciating important detail of
Instead of dealing with that pain, they cultivated a seemingly perfect facade and a seemingly perfect society. The problem with this is, nobody is flawless, even the protagonist of the novel. To make this society perfect, the weight of every struggle in the history of mankind was put on Jonas’s shoulders. But, the only thing that resulted from this was anarchy. From this I learned that although perfection is desirable, it is not attainable.
As such, his past of being outcasted by others could have led him to develop a defense mechanism due to his inferiority complex that manifested into a narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) to gain back some of his self-worth. (b) Diagnostic Impression The DSM-5 states that NPD is "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy,
What once sparked his creation was now what turned off his happiness. Not taking responsibility of his actions and not having a strong word lead him to failure. Having priorities set straight and knowing what to sacrifice and when can make all the difference. If you do what makes you happy, the sacrifices will not fell as harsh and there will not be any