The loss of innocence does not limit to the permanent loss of an innate human quality, however; it can also be a physical loss. Tom Robinson is forced to give up on his innocence, but unlike Jean-Louise, he does not manage to adapt to the cruelty of the world and refuses to accept it, naively believing that if he escape it and leave it behind, it will turn untrue. Similarly to Boo Radley, the burden of the reality is too heavy for the characters to carry and they get crushed under its weight. Tom and Arthur embody the nature of innocence, which refuses to let go until the very last moment and is therefore, either murdered or forcefully kept hidden from the public eye. It is from those characters the reader learns that innocence is precious and fragile
Due to this, they will lose passion to create, and will only consume and follow what the World State commands. Moreover, the World State never teach history during the conditions because it offers them an alternative. Because they are not aware of the notions of right and freedom, they do not rise for revolution. “‘You all remember,’ said the Controller, in his strong deep voice, ‘you all remember, I suppose, that beautiful and inspired saying of Our Ford's: History is bunk. History,’ he repeated slowly, ‘is bunk.’” (BNW Ch3).
This is evidenced in Ichiro’s constantly wavering feelings towards his response to the loyalty oath. Ichiro goes back and forth between self-pity and self-loathing, but is not able to see his “no-no” in a positive light, as an act of protest. He does not even consider his actions as a call for social justice, having stood up to demand racial equality. Instead, he takes little credit and provides no justification for his actions. He presents his situation in isolation: his decision to resist the draft was his alone, without consultation or influence.
If he did he would have been happy, however, it ended up leading to his downfall, even if it was not his fault. Daisy could not handle the dream that Gatsby tried to force upon her, and in the end, this made Daisy choose Tom. Gatsby’s green light was never something that he could reach, no matter how hard he struggled and fought. The people he wanted to include in his dream did not hold up to his high
Both Gatsby and Holden undergo crisis and eventual collapse. Compare and contrast the presentation of anguish and the developing crises in ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘The Catcher in the Rye’. The Catcher in the Rye opens with its protagonist, Holden Caulfield, refusing to divulge any personal information about himself, his childhood, or his parents, claiming that they’d have about “two haemorrhages apiece” if he did. Holden’s refusal to discuss his past mirrors the way Gatsby went to great lengths to escape his own meagre beginnings. However, Gatsby avoids revealing details to Nick about his origins because he ultimately wants to forget them, whilst Holden’s main goal is to preserve the memories he has of his.
While the chorus of men are unable to believe Cassandra due to the curse, the men are also ‘blind’ and do not suspect Clytaemestra of wanting to kill her husband. In the play of “Agamemnon”, the title character is metaphorically blind. He is unable to see that his actions have consequences that will affect him in the future. Due to his actions during the Trojan War, and his actions when he returns home, Agamemnon cannot foresee or prevent his own death. His death in turn causes a chain reaction that affects every major character in the play.
This was highlighted when Bruno lamented “It’s so unfair, I don’t see why I have to be stuck over here on this side of the fence where there’s no one to talk to and no one to play with, while you get to have dozens of friends. I’ll have to speak to father about this.” (Pg 111) Bruno clearly fails to recognize the meaning of the events and what role his father played. Sadly there was no one to help Bruno overcome this particular barrier, however if father had been more open and honest his death may have not occurred. “What exactly was the difference? He wondered to himself.
Before Watson and John’s meeting, he never felt any negativity towards Watson, he was even finally relieved to be able to find someone to share the artistic value of Shakespeare’s language, but disdains Helmholtz’s laughter to both his cultural values and innermost feelings. This demonstration of the power of conditioning makes John hate the World State. John finds out the truth about the World State and perceives the World State society as materialistic, superficial, and immoral. John’s feeling of apprehension ever since arriving at the World State from the Savage Reservations, makes him realize that he never could fit in with this society. Although happiness is the dominating force within the World State, John never finds himself truly happy.
Vladek is trying to survive in the situation that he has no control over. He is not fighting the system.He is being compliant so that he may survive. Vladek has to adjust to the conditions of the concentration camp and even lies for the sake of his safety. Art Spiegelman shows how the Holocaust had ramifications on his father in the way that Vladek is obsessively conservative, and refuses to waste food ever since he experienced a real shortage of food during his time in the concentration camps.. Vladek tells his son “Ever since Hitler I don’t like to throw out even a crumb.” (Spiegelman 78) . The men of these stories are in different functions in their environment; Vladek is the product of his environment, while Jesus’s environment is a product of his
The American Dream is the biggest comparison in the two novels and a secondary addition to that could be how unrealistic they are. Gatsby is completely impractical about his dream, he convinces himself that Daisy will leave her husband, child and her life to be with him. Afterwards Gatsby started realizing what was going on and started to panic and worry when it was not going his way, however he was always filled with fear of failure he never once gave up hope on Daisy even through very tough situations such as Myrtle’s death. Lennie was similar in the way that he would get himself into trouble on the contrary he still expected his dream to come true but he never realized that it would never be possible if he kept getting himself into trouble.
Because Reuven and Danny can’t talk, Reuven can’t be 100% convinced that Danny’s feelings about their friendship hadn’t changed. The silence is leered because it’s mean-spirited, even though Danny and Reuven don’t dislike each other. The fact that Danny won’t acknowledge Reuven makes Reuven very hurt, and Reuven begins to wish that Danny Saunders would go to hell. The silence
Because Meursault shut himself away from any outside emotions and didn’t care what choice he took, it became the downfall of him. All of those choices, of him taking the easy way out, could have ended up taking a different route, but because Meursault is a stranger to himself and to his life, his inability own up to what he has done was his flaw. That one choice made an incredible difference in Meursault’s life and he did nothing to stop it, as if he weren’t really there, like he wasn’t in control of his actions or of his thoughts. In a way, Meursault’s character is very similar to that of Hamlet. Both of their fatal flaws is there overthinking about life and in Meursault’s case his emotionless approach on life.