Of Mice and men and the outsiders the author is saying that there is another meaning for death, there is a brighter side to it. In Of Mice of Men it is presented in a sad but “happy” way. The core meanings in each book is, you should always follow your path, it may lead you to a strange place, but always listen to yourself. Never give in to what people say. This brings death close to these books because it’s showing how you can control your actions, and why it is good to move
Dystopia: "An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one." The definition of a dystopia is quite clear, but what exactly does a book need to be part of the dystopian genre? A good place to start would be to compare two books such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games. For a quick summary, Fahrenheit 451 details how a fireman named Guy Montag learns that the books he's supposed to be burning are an important part of culture and history, and should be protected. In The Hunger Games, the main character, Katniss Everdeen, is forced to compete in the "Hunger Games"― where twenty-four teenagers fight to the death until there is a single victor.
In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, the outcome may have been different if the old man had not been awoken by the narrator, or perhaps if the old man had turned on the lights instead of sitting in the dark. In “The Monkey’s Paw”, the outcome could have been different if the White’s would have just decided to let the paw stay in the fire when Sergeant Morris threw it in there, or if they wouldn’t have convinced him to let them have it. Cause and effect is so important because it is ultimately the character’s actions that dictate the consequences that follow. Different actions or responses could cause dramatically different outcomes, sometimes positive and sometimes negative. It makes for such good suspense in stories when there is cause and effect relationships.
Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it” (238). Dealing with the unpleasantries of life is something people should deal with. Things like anger, murder, and mosquitos are necessary to keep the balance of the world in order. Get rid of them and things might seem better, but there will always be cracks. One difference between Brave New World and Equilibrium is their stance on solitude.
The statement in Markus Zusak’s piece, The Book Thief, states World War II was the result of the Germans’ love of burning things should not be taken literally at face value because the act of burning was seen as purification through the Germans’ eyes. “The Germans loved to burn things. Shops, synagogues, personal items, and of course, books. They enjoyed a good book burning, all right…” (Zusak 84). By burning objects and people the Germans’ didn’t mean any harm or negative destruction of any sort.
For example, when Atticus got spit on by Bob Ewell in the movie he makes a big deal about it. In the book, he rubs it off to show that there are still good qualities in bad people. This scene shows the importance of Good vs. Evil in the book and how in the movie they didn’t show Atticus’s, kind heart. Atticus would be represented on the Good side of the theme, but in the movie, they
They started using more technology, that way people would forget about the books. Cartoon pictures and TV became more prevalent and entertaining. "It was a pleasure to burn" -Clarisse McClellan. In this quote Clarisse expresses what it felt for the firemen to burn books. The more they burned the better.
Ironically, instead of putting out the fire firefighters begin fires; however, this happens to be Montag’s occupation. In Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, consecrates societal expectations but is taught to overcome them and change what he believes is the right. As he is consumed in the ideology of society, Montag concludes setting a blaze to books is justifiable to appease to the law and maintain equilibrium. He sought a “pleasure to burn” the novels, observing them blacken is what he enjoys but moreso he enjoys the feeling of justice after burning books (Bradbury 3). Over the years, society implanted this idea into Montag's head telling him it is laudable.
This action would have given Fortunato a more comfortable feeling towards Montresor. When one person shows concern towards another’s well being, it provides the other person with a feeling of comfortability. As a result of this, Fortunato does not think twice when asked if he wants to visit the catacombs. Poe uses a villain protagonist, like Montresor, “...who hate their enemies but whose hate becomes even more sinister and implacable because they mask it with signs of affection.” Montresor’s plan to kill Fortunato is even more horrific when he leads Fortunato to
It gives me pleasure”’(Connell 8). Richard Connell portrays a dark and evil tone by using the word “pleasure” after talking about hunting and killing men. Since Rainsford is opposed to Zaroff's actions, it makes Rainsford stand out as a better character compared to the evil actions of Zaroff. It is important to be able to recognize the moral people and the evil people in ones life so that one associates with the right group of people; therefore, one will not be betrayed, but instead, one would be happy. Similarly, Ray Bradbury uses a dark and evil tone to help