Subsequently, the reader can make different predictions on what will occur throughout Don’t Get Caught, and the ability to predict and analyze uniquely is one of the principal ideals of Postmodernist literature. Ultimately, the central purpose of an author’s novel is to engross the reader, by writing in a genre and movement that is appropriate the book. Appropriately, Kurt Dinan engages the reader with both a Mystery genre and Postmodernist elements in his novel, Don’t Get Caught. Postmodernists believe that traditional authority is false and corrupt, and the central theme of Don’t Get Caught is that the powerful students play pranks and humiliate the less influential students. There exists a social elite club known as the Chaos Club that plays pranks on the school and faculty, and nobody can figure out the leader of the club is or who the members’ are.
For that reason, Charlie was determined to commence with the operation and willing to overlook what risks he was aware of and unable to examine those he was unaware of. The doctors exploited Charlie’s loneliness and desperation and made him feel like being chosen was an honor, whereas they were conscious of the dire consequences. They performed the same surgery that doomed countless mice on Charlie with complete disregard for his life, as if he were just another mouse. The doctors’ pretense was to cure man kind of lower-level brain function in people like Charlie. However, the doctors’ true motive was to gain prestige in the field of psychology, so they recklessly sacrificed Charlie for their goals.
Hurst suggests that expectations are also a form of egotism that can lead to resentment; hence coming into conflict with one’s identity, such as alteration and remorse. Doodle’s desire was to be loved and supported by his family. He was invalid - he could not walk; thus everyone had low expectations towards him and thought he would die except for Aunt Nicey. His brother (the narrator) tried to kill him as he saw him an unbearable disappointment and his father had built him a mahogany coffin. For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused.
Individuality makes a person unique and different from anyone else. Their personality frees them from any ties they have with society. Both of the short stories, ¨The Pedestrian”by Ray Bradbury” and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut are about the future, and how technology conforms people to be equal. In the article, “The Sociology of Leopard Man" by Logan Feys is about a tattooed man who doesn’t live anywhere near society. As Fey states “Living in society, we are under constant pressure to surrender our individuality, to the will of the majority, the school, the workplace, the family, etc.” Feys’ argument is accurate because conforming into society all the time can hinder one’s individuality, for this takes away a part of who they are.
In the book The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth chapter two, “Reasons Are Bullshit,” Roth explains why reasons are bullshit in a very meaningful way. The reason this chapter is very meaningful is because Roth persuades the reader that reasons are just excuses prettied up by using the rhetorical triangle which relates directly to ethos, pathos, and logos. Roth helps the readers to never give excuses, because excuses are just something to hide because you are not willing to try harder. Roth says, “Many reasons are simply excuses to hide the fact that we are not willing to give something a high enough priority in our lives” (42). Roth gives a lot of examples throughout the chapter, also he provides a lot of evidence to show the readers you do not have to make excuses to succeed in life.
Is everything that someone does chosen by that person or does a greater being choose it and the individual does not see it that way? In Kurt Vonnegut 's novels he shows these things in a way that wouldn’t be expected. Kurt Vonnegut uses his satirical style of writing to show predestination and the importance of sight. To show predestination in his novels, he normally uses a symbolic figure that makes it obvious, for example in Slaughterhouse five the book uses a symbolic like creature that shows the main character that free will isn’t real. “All time is all time, It does not change.
In the novel Invisible Man, the story is symbolized by three symbols, the invisibility of the Nameless Narrator, the society of Liberty Paints Optic White, and the memories behind the Yams. The meaning of the work as whole can contribute to each symbols and establish the storyline by making it more interesting to the reader. Enable to learn and grow, one must have an open mind and heart to do so. The first symbol encountered was the “Nameless Narrator.” The conspiracy of not exposing his name builds the importance of his character. He says he considers himself to be invisible because of his role in society.
The American Dream is For Fools “We know what we got, and we don't care whether you know it or not” (79). The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is about a group of men who are constantly aspiring for the American Dream. Since they are just ranchers, making hardly any money, it is obvious that this wish will never be able to come true for them. John Steinbeck uses the characters in Of Mice and Men to show that believing in the American Dream is only for fools. George, one of the main characters of the novel, is way too optimistic on the idea of achieving the American Dream.
Then he was still.” Later in the chapter Lowry added this, “He killed it! My father killed it! Jonas said to himself, stunned at what he was realizing. He continued to stare at the screen numbly.” The community of Sameness, decided that a lack of human choice would create a ‘perfect’ community. However, perfection cannot be achieved, because in the pursuit of perfection; there are costs that will eventually outweigh the benefits.
Making it very clear to him that they are different and, therefore, won’t get along with each other. Being barred from relationships based on differences was the biggest source of frustration for Pip before he received his great expectations. Dickens uses Pip to display how wealth can change someone and make them forget what made them wealthy to begin with. It was Pip’s anger towards the system and determination to change others’ perception of him that got him where he is. Pip tries to ignore this part of his life and isn’t able to see the pain that the convict feels even though he had previously felt the same