Comparing themes in two different texts can develop one big central idea. In the stories “Thank You, Ma'am” and “A Victim Treats His Mugger Right” by Langston Hughes they both demonstrate the theme of treat others the way you want to be treated. Even though both stories have a different plot each show traits of the same theme. In the first story, “Thank you, Ma’am” the plot was a teen boy tried to take a women's satchel and instead of getting him arrested she takes him to her house for a meal.
Every step Equality takes, is one away from the public-spirited system; another towards personal identity. Each step is an internal struggle, due to the machine’s brainwash and eloquent reprogram of Equality’s instinctive mind. But nature tells Equality that his DNA is nothing save himself. Nature tells Equality that individuality is man’s birthright, man’s one true victory. It is a self motivated animal, that not even the propaganda of socialism can cage.
"In a world where we are forced to conform to society, it is necessary to have personal chaos", said Alan Armstrong. Edward Scissorhands, a dark romantic film from 1990, spotlights the structured rules of society and one man who refuses to mimic the rest. Edward and I have both suffered conformity, been swallowed for our diversity and shocked by the intensity of love. Society, cruel and ruthless, handles differences in a manner similar to the way a predator stalks their prey. Devouring the life at the first sign of weakness.
He’s basically the reason in Cannery Row because he thinks everything through with logic and can come up with solutions easily when faced with a problem given to him by his community. He judges the personality of the people in his town and uses that to come up with solutions like with Mack after Doc beat him up. Doc listened to what Mack had to say and was patient as Mack went on to announce how him and the boys would pay for the expenses only for Doc to come to the conclusion that Mack wouldn’t do it (Steinbeck 125). Similarly, when Doc was faced with the dilemma of another party being thrown in his honor by the whole town because of everything that he’s down for the community, he acknowledges that he’ll have to accommodate for it, thataway it will go off without a hitch (Steinbeck 160). In both cases, Doc uses reason in each situation to come up with the best solution for what he is expected to face when Mack and the boys are involved as well as other members of the community because usually he’s the one that always gives to the community without asking for anything in return.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch, the main character, shows integrity multiple times throughout the book. Three times where Atticus displayed integrity are when Atticus declares that he has to do Tom Robinson's case because if he did not it would shame him, Atticus explains to Scout why it is important not to humiliate people when a neighbor pays his debt without money, and Finally, Atticus shows integrity when he tells Aunt Alexandra that he trusts Calpurnia. When Atticus was appointed Tom Robinson’s case Atticus accepted it with dignity, he knew if any other lawyer was handed the case that they would do nothing to try and have tom win. Atticus proves his integrity while speaking to his daughter, Scout, “The main (reason) is, if I didn’t
He does an excellent job of conveying this message by detailing the parts when he felt the absolute urge to be an oddball, for example when he licked the lightswitch in the classroom. Here Sedaris shows the audience why he did this. This is suppose to make the readers empathize at the very least, and help people understand his true intentions. He undeniably entertains his audience while informing them of his life decisions though. Through Sedaris’ use of irony and sarcasm he kept his audience amused while telling them a serious message about how it is ok to be
What Jean means with this is that one natural form of government that is like a monarchy is one that we are born into whether we like it or not is families where comparisons are drawn between the children being the subjects and the parents being the monarch and that children owe their parents obedience. The other distinction is between employer and employee which is self explanatory the employer is the monarch and the employee is obedient to the employer. Domat is drawing comparisons between regular everyday relationships to that of subject to king but what he fails to take
In Cannery Row by John Steinbeck and Walden by Henry David Thoreau, the key idea of morals and self-reflection leads to an understanding that only through the individual is society able to be improved. The reason for this is because people have huge influences on what course society takes. Doc in Cannery Row starts to talk about Mack and the boys to a companion. The reason he is doing this is that he spots Mack and the boys sitting and not paying attention to a parade. Doc says “for there are two possible reactions to social ostracism-either a man emerges determined to be better, purer, and kindlier or he goes bad, challenges the world and does even worse things.
By analyzing Roger’s evolving characterization throughout the novel, Golding conveys the message that human beings must have rules, authority and government in order to maintain a stable environment. As Roger gains the feeling of superiority, he progressively becomes more violent and reveals his dark side. Golding leaves a message for the reader about human nature through Roger, explaining how if one is given power, then they will most likely take advantage of the power that they are given, and abuse it by taking step too far and possibly hurting someone. Throughout the novel, Roger loses his respect for human life and civility. His actions illustrate that without rules, order, government and authority, the boys on the island become disorderly and violent.
Twain concludes the character’s moral journeys by demonstrating how they escape pressures put upon them by society. In Twain’s story, “The conflict between what people think they stand for and what social pressure forces them to do is central to the model” In the end, Tom’s morality is questionable because he focuses on himself instead of Jim thus creating a contrast between himself and Huck and different moralities and characterizing the two boys. A shift in Huck’s character is demonstrated when he tells Tom Don’t do nothing of the kind; it’s one of the most jackass ideas I ever struck. ”By this point in the book, Huck is able to stand up for what he thinks is right.
In Brave New World Bernard feels oppressed, resulting in his determination to break away from the seemingly utopian society. While discussing the hypocrisy of conditioning with Lenina, Bernard discusses the feeling of being enslaved, “No the real problem is: How is it that I can’t, or rather because, after all, I know quite well why I can’t -- what would it be like If I could, if I were free -- not enslaved by my conditioning” (Huxley 78). Bernard’s life is always controlled; therefore, he ponders on what life would be like if he was self-determining. He has a longing to break away from the seemingly utopian society; thus ending his mental deterioration that is prevalent due to his lack of control. Furthermore, Bernard receives a permit to visit the Mexican Reservation as a holiday.
Magical realism is all about the way one views the world. It conveys reality that differs from the realities experienced in some modern cultures today. People who experience different realities can believe in these non objective realities due to their own beliefs. These stories show us the world through different eyes. It gives people the experience of viewing the world as many others see it.
What exactly are myths? What are their purposes? According to dictionary.com, myths are defined as traditional or legendary stories that include some type of being or hero or event, concerning the early history of people or explaining some social or natural phenomenon. This definition sounds pretty complicated, however all it’s saying is that myths are fake stories but they usually have some big lesson behind them to teach those who are listening or reading them. Myths are usually used in stories to teach the readers some sort of lesson.
In the modern day, it has almost become a crime if you do not follow the “normal” social situation and everything included. The decisions on what food we eat and even what clothes we wear are greatly influenced by standards set in place by larger companies. Human beings have the urge to fit in and be accepted by the majority. People are so afraid of being judged and so concerned with fitting in that they would do anything to make themselves look good. It is impossible that the human race be so unique that everyone is completely different.