He believes that the miracles happen every day. Pi encourages himself to keep on living. He will survive with a Royal Bengal tiger in his lifeboat. He tells his real thoughts directly to the readers. The first narration helps the readers to feel the power of religion and leads them to go into his spiritual world.
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
Towards the end of the novel, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Pi’s faith and hope is shown. His faith and hope contributed to his survival. Pi gave two versions of a story on how he survived 227 days stranded on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean along with a bengal tiger named Richard Parker accompanying him. Through the use of his extreme detail, Pi created a very vivid and amazing story about his persistence to keep faith even in the face of death. The “better story” between the two told to the Japanese men from the Maritime Department in the Japanese Ministry of Transport, Mr.Okamoto and Mr.Chiba was created by revealing Pi’s belief in God.
Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go. Jack was a different type of leader than Martin Luther
William Golding’s novel stays true to Golding’s hypothesis of how humans generally pull toward evil, but Ishmael Beah shows that through the right process of rehabilitation, humans will make the right decision. Golding’s book portrays that all human beings lack the ability to pick the right decision after dehumanization. Beah’s memoir on the other hand, disproves Golding’s hypothesis by showing that eventually humans will make the right choice. When Jack gives no time for Ralph to react to the death of his best friend, it represents how Jack is indifferent through his lack of feelings to those who are hurt. Ishmael Beah was about to kill another human being, but as he walked to the body, he told us that he had no feelings toward the rebel fighter.
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.
Throughout the middle part of the novel, Pi attempts to train Richard Parker in order to share the perceived luxary of the boat. Training Richard Parker not only makes the environment safer for Pi, but it also provides a distraction for Pi. By this point in the novel, Pi has given up hope that his parents are alive and is broken over that fact. Distracting himself with training Richard Parker and making a new goal of keeping the tiger alive allows Pi to focus on surviving, not on his parents. While Pi may never be completely over his parents’ deaths, the distraction Richard Parker gave him helped Pi survive.
Pi’s love for animals almost makes it fitting when he is stuck on a lifeboat with a tiger, hyena, orangutan, and zebra (Dreher). Pi’s ability to make a connection with animals is one of the reasons he is able to pull through. Pi’s biology teacher, Mr. Kumar, believes that “religion is darkness.” Being atheistic in his views, Mr. Kumar always trusts science over religion. He says this because religion and science are always conflicting what is fact and what is morally wrong. Consequently, religion tries to explain how the world works or the creation of the world in an understandable way, and people are taught to believe it.
The government is removing the link between man and the divine. Another aspect that angered Thoreau was the fact that “Unjust laws exist: shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them” (393). This again goes along with the belief that man has the ability to know what is just, given by God, and does not need a government to decide for them how to live, especially when those ways are not true. In summation, Thoreau wants the government to lose the power it holds over the people so they can practice the morality and justice they know to be true due to man's connection with the
He claims that it is impossible for someone to truly feel compassion for someone suffering and still find pleasure in the play. Someone who feels true compassion would prefer that there be no cause for sorrow to begin with. As a result, those who seek dramas as a means of pleasure cannot do so righteously, because of the ingrained contradiction in the lust for pleasure and the sincere motivation for compassion. The interpretation of this logical fallacy is likely to be a reference to the idea that while Augustine was searching for truth, he did not find or accept God until much later. For example, the time he spent with the Manichees and reading multiple philosophical works was entertaining like the dramas, but only reinforced notions that he already held.
People believe they are happy due to the conditioning from the government. They received unethical conditioning from Hatchery and Conditioning Centres in order to conform into being content in their government produced lives. The novel explains that people think they are happy but they are really just content, which is not the same as happiness. By not being exposed to the rises and falls of live they do not experience true human life. John, the savaged learn this from Shakespeare’s The Tempest, which is a form of art that is illegal in The World State.