The feeling of desertion can leave a person feeling gloomy and can cause extreme consequences. Separation and isolation can bring a person to a serious mental and physical presence that can lead to some scary images. The writers Grace Chua and F. Scott Fitzgerald incorporate the idea of desolation in their pieces to introduce the reader to the idea of loneliness and despair. Through The Great Gatsby and “(Love Song, With Two Goldfish)”, the writers use the main characters to show their love for each other but create the idea that when love isn’t present, it can mean a world of pain. Each writer creates the idea of separation within both pieces by having the main characters live in “separate worlds”.
Unlike Naylor, Morrison delves deeper into the outsider theme and looks at the effects of an entire group being unable to relate to another. This group versus group dynamic is very noticeable in (ethnocentric) societies. that value one race over all others. Naylor predominantly examines the effects of one person against an entire group. Sometimes, when an individual strays from the set norms, people in the society forget their own doubts about those norms and look down on other people to shift their own guilt.
The two poems I have decided to compare are “Love song, with two goldfish” by Grace Chua and “Valentine” by Carol Ann Duffy, because of the way in which the poet surprises the reader. The reader is initially deceived by the titles given to the poems; “Love song, with two goldfish”, for instance, is quite an unusual title. Animals are rarely ever associated with strong feelings of love and relationship – goldfish make no exception. “Valentine”, similarly, tricks the reader by suggesting that the poem will be about romantic love, but instead the poet is very direct about her feelings and does not hold onto the popular ideals imposed by society – like cliché symbols and ideal love. Instead, she herself concentrates on her own feelings and what they might lead to.
Isolation as a group is different than being isolated individually in many ways. In the novel “The Wave,” the students were part of a movement that caused them to feel isolated and it affected their way of thinking and actions. Isolation influences individuals or group decisions by making them think or act a certain way. Isolation is being alone and away from everything. Some effects of being isolated in a group are that it affects your thinking, it affects your actions, it can give them lack of self confidence, and it can also affect your way of living.
Throughout the novel, the principle of community is shown with castes and hypnopaedic slogans, such as everybody belongs to everybody else. Identity, or rather a lack of, is shown through Bokanovsky twins, soma, conditioning, and the caste system. The final principle, stability, is shown through excessive vaccines, hypnopaedia, and Hatchery
Neal and Collas also emphasize the criticality of social isolation in the modern world, and to them social isolation is typically experienced as a form of personal stress; and its sources are deeply embedded in the social organization of the modern world. Moreover, according to Neal and Collas, with increased isolation and atomization, much of one’s daily interactions are with those who are strangers to them and with whom they lack any ongoing social relationships. (Neal & Collas,
Isolation: the process or fact of being isolated or isolating. Separation: the act or state of moving or being moved. Isolation and Separation are correlated in the sense that the words have very similar definitions. Both, isolation and separation, are terrible things that happen to the best people. Isolation is depicted throughout the excerpt of The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the passage Love Song, with two Goldfish, by Grace Chua.
Social isolation is commonly defined as a low quantity and quality of contact with others, and includes “number of contacts, feeling of belonging, fulfilling relationships, engagement with others, and quality of network members to determine social isolation” (Nicholas & Nicholson, 2008). Social isolation is ‘the lack of contact or of sustained interaction with individuals or institutions that represent mainstream society’ Wilson (1987, p. 60). As Biordi and Nicholson (2013) defined it social isolation refers to the distancing of an individual, psychologically or physically, or both, from his or her network of desired or needed relationships with other persons.’ Social isolation may manifest in two forms: objective social isolation and subjective social isolation. Objective social isolation will be portrayed by an absence of contact with others. It is shown by situational factors, like a little or alternately confined social network, rare social interaction, and lack of involvement in groups and any activities that are connected with socializing.
Identity in Society Optimised by Money F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, is still so relevant in today’s society, especially when addressing the norms of social stereotypes and for once, Zinia Prasad agrees. Humankind lives on judgement, gossip and stereotypes. Without these three factors humans would just be aimless animals. Whether it’s classifying someone based on their looks, on their living arrangements or maybe by their weekly income. From the moment we leave the womb, we are subjected to three very distinguished classes – old money, aspirational class and the apparent unfortunate working class.
In the article “Social Isolation: A Modern Plague” by Steve Ilardi on the website PsychologyToday.com, the author discusses the major effects of being isolated from society, stating that social isolation is “...a huge risk factor for the onset of major depression” (Ilardi). Despite being more intelligent, a person who is an outcast because they are mentally different from other human beings will not be any better off than before their intelligence was increased. Depression will suck away their will and drive to succeed, rendering the operation they went through utterly unproductive. Similarly, in the novel “Frankenstein’s Monster” by Mary Shelley, Frankenstein’s Monster runs away from his creator Victor Frankenstein. He learns that there are no there beings like him by observing the peasants that reside in a cottage, and questions if he is a “...monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?” (Shelley 3).