To start, Nancy Sherman says that people take too much responsibility for what happens under their watch even though they could not have kept it from happening. She says, “One feels guilty despite the fact that he knows he has done nothing wrong”(Sherman 154). Sherman is saying that people cannot forgive themselves for anything that happens in life-or-death situations, even if it wasn't their fault. Nevertheless, they should not feel guilty,
It wasn’t out of hatred that they were protesting, it was out of fear. The protesters were trying to improve what they thought was a mistake by their country. They were trying to help it, not hinder it. After all their trying, all they got in return was pain and punishment. One of the reasons to back up my claim is
Now that the Holocaust is recognized as a terrible time, it has been a foundation for how people are treated. People look back at this time in history and realize that it only brought negative feeling and emotions. Even though it may be an ugly smudge on the timeline of humanity, it cannot be forgotten and I think that learning from it has made the world better
In some ways, you could argue that both the misfit like the grandma are both good and evil. At the end, although the grandmother had made the misfit rethink his actions he had to regrettably kill her at the end. There was a moment of truth here, though, and that was that people are inherently flawed no matter how much good they are perceived to be. It is rather the acceptance of this flaw that creates better human
A very prominent example would be of Clarisse McClellan. Clarisse, like Whitman, wanted to know how and why something was done, not just what happened. Clarisse wanted to find the truth in things, and ultimately she died for trying. Both of the ideas that Clarisse and Whitman wanted to pass on were destroyed by the society. Another character that can be compared to Whitman would be Guy Montag.
Paul experiences this deep sorrow and depression because he feels that he has been completely robbed of his sentiment. Furthermore, Paul feels that because of war’s ability to manipulate his feelings into becoming almost static, he has no choice but to have self control and bottle up his emotions. This emphasizes the fact that war causes pain by twisting a soldiers emotions so they fall into a deep despair and begin to crumble, until eventually they are left with nothing but a skeleton of what they once were. Moreover, In the same conversation with his mother, Paul wishes to be taken back in time so he can escape the anguish he currently feels: “Ah! Mother, Mother!
“...a voice of woe to my own household pierces through my ears; and I sink backward on my handmaidens afaint for terror…” (Sophocles 64). All of this was too much for her to handle so she decided it would just be easier if she just took her life. Creon finds out the death of his wife through a messenger and blames himself, for his actions led all of his sorrows to happen. “I, I was the slayer, I say it, unhappy, of thee!” (Sophocles
In the end, it left both him and her in a worse off situation than before. In other words, he had a chance to have a personal conversation because she was willing to listen. Instead, he ravaged his chances of making the situation better. In conclusion, the Jarrett family dealt with issues of silence and violence. Moreover, their numerous issues originated from their negligence to consolidate each other which sadly elicited an inconclusive ending of the mother withdrawing from her family.
In “The Farmer’s Children” Elizabeth Bishop uses the literary techniques of characterization and symbolism to convey the negligence that stepchildren feel from their parents which can lead to severe consequences. Bishop portrays the idea of neglect that stepchildren feel from their parents in troubled families by characterizing the stepmother. In “The Farmer’s Children,” while the children are playing outside the stepmother shouts, “Put that child down! Didn’t I tell you the next time you made that child cry I’d beat you until you couldn’t holler? Didn’t I?” (Bishop 288).
The famed author C.S. Lewis once said,”Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” This is a statement that many can agree or disagree on. To some, it means that a ruling power or government could enforce rules and regulations on its citizens that are thought of as helping them, but instead making everything worse and are hindering them from making the society better. A counter argument could be that the oppression is helping the society become better. Some examples of this type of dystopian society are Harrison Bergeron and The Lottery.
One strong emotional reaction is when Aibileen always mentions something about her past like with her ex-husband, Clyde and her deceased son, Treelore. It’s sad when you keep on remembering your loved ones dying and leaving you. Another strong emotion I had was when every time the maids were discriminated against. It’s not fair that just because of your color that you have to be made fun of. My last strong reaction in the book in my opinion is when the maids get fired.
In a way it serves as closure and acceptance as opposed to being in denial for all of your life. Remembering helped Elie get out his anger and helped him realize that what he went through can do of great purpose to those who could possibly be going through the same situation. Remembering the past only affects you negatively if you let it. In the Giver, by Lois Lowry we see a dystopian society founded on a cluster of lies that a bunch of ludicrous people in power decided to do. Taking away the citizens memories was like taking away their emotion.