Before Meursault 's trial at court, he told the lawyer that he loved his mother but it didn’t mean anything, which led to the lawyer forcing Meursault to “make [him] promise [that he] wouldn’t say that [his] hearing” (Camus 65). The diction of the word “promise” demonstrates the lawyer’s necessity to force Meursault not to say what he said in order for him to be spared by society. It conveys the idea that Meursault doesn’t have the freedom of speech to share his beliefs or ideas and doesn’t have the right to be different. After the lawyer realizes that Meursault will not cooperate with him, he tells Meursault that he must “become like a child whose heart is open and ready to embrace all” (Camus 68). The simile comparing Meursault and the child signifies Meursault’s stripped rights in the society because he must “follow the rules” like a child.
Satire has tremendous power. People feel frustrated and annoyed when others directly criticize them. Nevertheless, satire is much more terrifying because it is a type of implicit criticism. In the meantime, satire can also be a thought-provoking humor which may make people laugh at first, but after they understand the underlying meaning of the satire, the laugh will be full of tears. This paper will demonstrate how authors use the language of satire to expose and criticize social issues in the society.
His sole motive of his return to society was to steal Huck’s wealth, not to be a father. Over the course of a few months, he was apart of a case with Widow Douglas where he won temporary custody over Huck. Judge Thatcher claims, “courts mustn 't interfere and separate families if they could help it; [as well as] not take a child away from its father.” This decision comes as a very controversial one as there is not even a single redeeming quality about Pap, yet the government is doing very little to interfere. After that case was over, Pap Finn was not done, his thirst for wealth put him in another case. He is going to court over his son’s wealth and believes he has a “good chance” of winning that one as well.
Charles Dickens’ novels are usually set in the backdrop of the industrial age and Hard Times is no exception. Dickens presents “a criticism of the ‘Hard Facts’ philosophy and of the society which he believed increasingly to be operating on the principles of that philosophy” (Arneson 60). He puts forward the fictional setting of Coketown as a living factory that epithomises the “satanic industrialism […] derive[d] from an inhuman application of geo-metrically abstract principles in society, education, and religion” (Bornstein 159). Such society is thus in itself a regulated machine and unwilling to accept social change. Considering Dickens’ criticism of utilitarianism, it is therefore unusual that the narrative in Hard Times remains ambiguous
Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice. Petals of Blood revolve around ruthless capitalist and deals with issues like land, history, education and exploitation. Religion in both novels is used as a tool to enslave the mind and soul of natives. Ngugi in his works like The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Petals of Blood, Detained and Matigari has focused on the plights of the oppressed because it is the fiction that could rouse the consciousness of the masses. Ngugi works for the change in society that kind of society which promotes unequal social order.
Don 't we all want to help our family but how far will someone go for it. In A Rasin in the Sun Walter is one of four main characters and his story focuses on how he wants to escape the shackles from his current life. This is shown by Walter trying to buy a liquor store, his constant pleas at Mama for the money but his family disagreeing with how the money should be used. Walters has a goal for his motivation and that is to buy a liquor store. Walter is talking to Ruth about what he has been thinking about and then he explains "You see, this little liquor store we got in mind cost seventy-five thousand and we figured the initial investment on the place be 'bout thirty thousand, see" (556).
It leads to the idea of trying to make the other suffer throw taking revenge from him without any reason (20). Carol Tavris asserts that anger, from an evolutionary view, is an essential and fundamental response to existence (46). It is also the last step that one reaches to after frustration and annoyance. It is a very negative emotion that leads one to destroy the society he lives in or reform it (17). After the second World War, a lot of people felt angry due to the oppression and unfairness that were exercised against the working class by the indifferent rulers.
1. How did the absence of religion within the story affect the traits displayed by the characters in terms of immorality? The Great Gatsby touches themes like infidelity, deception, and a number of what people can consider as immoral acts throughout the story. There have been many notions considering the 1920s as an era of radical extremes, economic disparities, division of social classes, and moral callousness. The author wanted to pattern and group the characters in such a way that emphasizes the negative characteristics that was prominently observed within this time period.
The following pages will discuss Huckleberry Finn, a very young kid that father was very abusive with no other family members to take care of him. These two older women tried to care for Huck by the name of Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, they tried to raise him the good old-fashioned way but Huck was too street smarts and hyper to listen to abide by the rules anyway, plus his drunken, despicable dad played a part in his action also. Huck was a fast thinker at all times he faked his death, after his dad tried to get the ladies to sell there slave by the name of Jim to give him money if they wanted to continue to raise Huck. After faking his death, he decided to go down the Mississippi River. Jim went with him because he wanted to go and be free,
They did this by paying special satirical attention to the events in society at the time. Based on readings of restoration texts, a satire can be defined as a technique used by writers to criticize corruption of an individual or institution, like the government, by using humour and wit, with the intention of improving the situation or issue. Dryden, Swift and Congreve supports the meaning of satire in their texts, by using satirical elements such irony, hyperbole and incongruity. An important element of satire that these writers employ in their writings is irony. In the text, “Mac Flecknoe”, Dryden continuously uses irony to support the meaning of satire.