‘Positive characters … usually prove miserably ineffectual when contending with ruthless overwhelming powers’ claims Amin Malak, noting on such protagonists as Winston Smith and Offred in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and, when looking at the dystopian genre as a whole, he certainly seems to be correct. Dystopian fiction does seem to portray the worse side of human nature than the better, leaving the positive traits to the struggling protagonists. While utopian writers seemed to think that the essence of human nature was to do good, dystopian writers seem to think very differently and it is from this notion that these novels seem to be written. Nineteen Eighty-Four certainly seems to do this, with almost every member of the society representing one or more negative aspects of humanity. Throughout the novel, Winston constantly references the fact that ‘Today there were fear, hatred and pain’ and that in this society of Ingsoc ‘No emotion was pure, because everything was mixed up with fear and hatred’ and this is displayed in many, various ways.
In Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, Helen Burns serves as a Christ figure in the novel and her fundamental role is to illustrate and reveal the pivotal Christian belief of forgiveness to Jane. When Jane meets Helen at Lowood school, Jane is amazed and confused at Helen’s ability to tolerate the abuse directed at her by the teachers. Both Helen and Jane struggle at the school however, Helen and Jane endure the mistreatment from the teachers individually. “I heard her with wonder: I could not comprehend this doctrine of endurance” (Brontë 6). Jane refuses to conform to the teachers complaints, her free
“She has eaten and drunk a bit and is slowly getting better. Now we will do a blood-test to see if her organs have been affected.” In the end, the dog was safe and the family that saved her life decided to adopt the animal. It is suspected that this was no accident, meaning someone intentionally left the animal in the tar pit. However, the family of heroes hopes to be a lot kinder to the animal than her previous owner
The show “The Office” is a sitcom about the daily lives of people that work in a fictional paper company. Throughout the show the characters often face ethical dilemmas like dating other co-workers because it creates awkward situations. For example, the boss of the company, Michael Scott, fell in love with a fellow co-worker, Holly Flax. The have an amazing connection, but due to the ethics of the company, Michael’s boss had to transfer Holly away to another district. They ended up having to break up because they couldn’t handle the long distance relationship.
Resources such as bodily fluids, blood, rodents, and stains. These aspects are most commonly uncontrollable by humankind, resulting in people feeling a lack of power, and inferiority. Humans tend to fear emotions such as vulnerability,resulting in us attempting to limit mother nature's control in the universe in order to maintain our position of authority. Peoples irrational behaviors to specific aspects of natures can be further reinforced by examples of people screaming when they see a mouse or immediately scratching their heads at the mention of lice, which Mathilda Tham talks about. In the book “Marketing Lessons from Under the Influence” by Terry O’Reilly, forward by David Chilton, it talks about the creative process of making a good marketing campaign and a strong presentation.
Jorge Franco Philosophy Date:11-17-14 Plato's Republic AAA Thesis:Its better to be just than unjust S1:Glaucon and Socrates confront each other with the meaning of justice they want to determine if justice can be good ,but Glaucon claims that justice isn't seen to be good but evil and has consequences. C1:The author uses this step to explain that justice can be seen to be just or unjust. S2:While having the conversation involving justice Glaucon introduces a story called the Gypsy ring and the story is about a shepherd who has a ring but uses that ring to his advantage by trying to praise the queen in the story to commit murder. C2:The author uses this steep to show that the shepherd is evil and is unjust by telling the queen if she
Conscience, in definition, is the consciousness of moral goodness or blameworthiness of one’s own conduct, intentions, or character with a feeling of obligation to do right or be good. The boys in the book are alone on an inhabited island where together they establish positions and priorities which soon become neglected. Scattered throughout William Golding’s Lord of the Flies there are many instances which highlight the contagion of evil in the neglect of having a conscience. All this happens because of how the author views the relationship of evil to humans. He suggests that humans’ relationship with evil is like that of gravity between the earth and its subjects.
In “The Plague,” Albert Camus explores the philosophy on the Absurd. He choses to express this theme through natural disaster, the bubonic plague, to represent the unpredictability absurd forces of nature that are hostile to men and how they react. The symbolic plague represents a multitude of ideas, but its purpose is to put humans to thought and action whereby they rise above themselves. Even though the plague is just an expression of men’s lack of power in the world, Camus esteems the wonderful nature of human effort to live and love and make meaning in spite of the Absurdity. Camus intends in “The Plague” to use literary techniques to enhance the Absurd ideas in life, to provide man a mental image of the Absurd, to demonstrate the human desire for meaning, and also to reveal the protagonists’ motivations to continue in life despite the Absurd.
One prime example of this is in Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. This text represents how knowledge can sometimes be a curse, even though people are told that all knowledge is useful. Most knowledge is good, but there is also some bad knowledge and is that falls into the wrong hands bad things can become of that knowledge. One instance of this is when the Creature gets a hold of the book Paradise Lost and reads it as a historical novel rather than fiction. As he reads he begins to realize that he is alone and begins to be jealous and resent Adam because Adam was created as this perfect creature who was happy and protected by the hand of God and the creature was left helpless and alone by his creator, Victor Frankenstein.
By not saying anything, Melinda drifts further away from others and more so isolates herself. Everyone looked at Melinda like she was a monster. Melinda received looks from people she did not even know. This got in Melinda’s head and resulted in her feeling worse and she too, feared who she was. Melinda could not bear to see herself as she only saw an ugly person with many flaws.
“ I’m a coward and I’ve faced it, and I’ve learned to accept it.” Ginny said to herself (chapter 2). This quotation shows that Ginny is not strong and she get scared of everything which made her to gain, and handle it. Furthermore, Ginny felt lonely “ I’m feeling very sorry for myself. It seems like everybody in the world but me has somebody who cares about them.” Ginny was talking with herself (chapter 6). This quotation proves that Ginny is feeling so lonely and that she got no one to take care of her, and share her feelings with anyone.
Ralph’s leadership is one based on a positive view of humans as civilized, and founded in morality, which ultimately fail: Socio-political and religious readings of Lord of the Flies converge, not only in the figure of the beast, but also in the question of law: the children 's rules. The conch and the rules, closely aligned, are associated from the beginning with Ralph 's leadership. When Jack undermines the authority which the boys agree to ascribe to the conch, Ralph 's leadership crumbles, and the conch becomes a worthless symbol. External law
The protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird Scout is confused and in quite the dreadful state. She had an exhausting 1st day at school and she is contemplating why she is even going to school anymore. From her point of view, her father doesn’t have a degree level education. Young Scout is confused on why others seemingly do as they please; she doesn’t enjoy going to school where her very teacher is not tolerant of Scout. Atticus, her father, has some ideas to share with Scout about seeing from another person’s eyes.