People always say, “Don't judge a book by it's cover.”. But do we really listen? Do we try and get to know people, or do we ignore what we know is right? In the novel, Define Normal, written by Julie Anne Peters, the stereotypes developed to teach the reader to not judge a book by it's cover.
Why do we fight wars in a place we live? “The Sniper” Is a short story of him fighting in his hometown. He is on a roof in his street, it is dark out he is fighting another sniper and when he kills him he finds out his own brother. “The Sniper” by Liam O'Flaherty shows us you shouldn't fight in a war of that is in your hometown you can kill relatives or other people, fearing person hurt you in many ways this is one.
The quote “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass it’s about learning how to dance in the rain” means that we should learn how to our lives even at struggling times of our lives. There are times when we are feeling down or going through tough times. Weather it’s bad grades or a tragic event.
Violence is a constant, a catalyst for the cycle of life and death that has existed since the beginnings of life. However, humans have now, and have been, using violence for senseless pain and suffering. __ In James Gilligan’s novel, Preventing Violence, Gilligan discusses that a major cause of violence is feelings of shame, which usually roots from social factors and views of masculinity. Shame, the most common feeling behind violence, is feeling a lack of self-pride and humiliation.
I Hunt Killers is a suspense/horror novel that involves a copycat serial killer in the small town of Lobo's Nod and the main character, Jasper "Jazz" Dent. Jazz is a charismatic teenager and serves as the main narrator of this story, while the audience periodically hears from the copycat serial killer, known only as The Impressionist. The plot becomes much thicker when the reader quickly realizes that Lobo's Nod serves as the setting for not only the copycat murders, but also serves as the home of this piece of fiction's most notorious serial killer, Billy Dent. Dent is not a common surname in this book, Billy Dent is also Jazz's father who is sentenced to life in prison for the murders of 123 individuals.
“Killings” written by Andre Dubus is focused on the main character and protagonist Matt Fowler. Matt is the father of three known children in the story, Cathleen, Steve, and his youngest, Frank. Matt had his children with his wife and business partner Ruth Fowler. In the beginning of the story Matt is laying his youngest son, Frank, to rest in the cemetery after he was brutally murdered by the story’s main antagonist, Richard Strout. At the time of his death, Frank was in school and majoring in economics (63) and had a very bright future ahead of him, after all, he was only twenty eight years old. Richard Strout on the other hand, is a Umass dropout and current bartender for somewhere in Hampton Beach after working construction with his father for a couple of years (62). These men are two very different people, connected by the same woman. Mary-Ann Strout is
The boys on the island needed to build shelters, watch fires, be rescued; but, they only want to eat, to hunt, to kill. The accuracy of this picture is proven in the study of the human species, specifically in the tendency to kill one another; “Researchers compiled data on lethal violence within 1,024 species of mammals… The analysis shows that deaths caused by other members of the same species is responsible for 0.3% of all deaths on average for all mammals, but the rate of lethal violence among Homo sapiens is 7 times higher” (Fields). Although a successful human civilization should not kill itself and deplete its own population, human beings have the highest tendency to kill each other. Such civilizations lose control and fall into poverty and sorrow. Today we have similar, larger examples of Ralph-like and Jack-like regions. Regions such as Canada have rates of homicides at about 1.7 per 100,000 population (Intentional Homicides (per 100,000 people)). In corrupted Jack-like nations, such as Venezuela, homicide rates exceed 57 per 100,000 people (Intentional Homicides (per 100,000 people)). Even on large scales, individuals’ ability to do what they should over what they want dictates the success of a civilization just as much as the desire-led ways of the Jack tribe led to the failure of their small
“Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is” (Albert Camus qtd. in Goodreads). Throughout history, the essence of human nature has been meticulously questioned and debated by philosophers, scientists, believers, and all other manners of individuals. Some argue that humans trend towards altruism, having a natural desire to provide assistance and aid to others. However, this viewpoint is quite rare when compared to its counterpart. The most prevailing and pessimistic line of thinking asserts that humans, at their core, are inclined towards savagery and barbarism, even in a civilized setting. This stance has been reflected in countless pieces of literature, such as Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery,” and Suzanne Collins’s
“A true friend accepts who you are and helps you become who you should be.” Steve and Nathaniel proved that friendship and happiness can be real in the novel The Soloist by Steve Lopez. The way friendship is portrayed in the novel is unexpected in such a way that we don’t see it happen often in our daily life. It is important to our society because finding a true friend is really difficult to find. True friendship is hard to find now in days because we expect many things in return from other people. However, this novel teaches us that we shouldn’t expect anything in return because many people don’t have anything to give us back but just their company and support. Meeting someone unexpectedly and becoming close to them is something uncommon in our society now in days. However, Lopez demonstrate that it can happen.
Margaret Mead was an anthropologist of her time, which was her reasoning for conducting a scientific study of the development of a variety of human beings and their societies and finding its connection to the development of warfare. As an anthropologist Margret Mead often studied her theory through observation of culture. Considering the two types of schism of the development of warfare, Margaret Mead is convinced that through the combination of both sociological inevitability and biological necessity, it is a reason that cultures use warfare. But in 1940, Margaret Mead argued in her essay, “ Warfare Is Only an Invention- Not a Biological Necessity,” that through research and case study she believes to have proven that war is not a biological necessity and is not “in our genes”, but clearly is an invention of mankind that had developed over time and is used today when someone is outraged our there is a sociological need for certain resources leading to the need of starting warfare. Warfare started out as an invention and developed through
In the Lord of the Flies, Golding describes the gradual decline of a group of young kids stranded on an island. Without a strong leadership and a society for them to fall back upon, the group of kids begin to fall in disarray. Thus, Golding uses Sigmund’s-Frond three aspects of the human mind to explain how the kids decline. Additionally, he uses the conch to symbolize the society. Humans are inherently evil and a ruling body must be made in order to control the masses. The author proves this by showing the gradual decline of the boys in the forest when they are without strong leadership.
Anyway, this research will focus only on three aspects - conscience crisis, violence, and fate and destiny. These aspects will be discussed in three separate chapters under the umbrella of the selected novels of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men(1937) , The Grapes of Wrath(1939) , and The Pearl (1947) and Cormac McCarthy ’s Blood Meridian (1985) , No country for old men( 2005) , and The Road (2006) . The investigator has adopted the sociological methodology throughout the thesis. Furthermore , the second chapter - conscience crisis, will be divided into two parts ( man’s inhumanity to man and greed ).
Although murder is the worst crime a human can commit, the stories reveal the true dark side of
Racism. Violence. Prohibition. Three words that sum up the 1920’s. Ernest Hemingway wrote “The Killers” in 1927, in his home town of Oak Park, Illinois. Hemingway is also the author of The Sun Also Rises and The Old Man and the Sea. Most of his stories are written with little interpretation and accustomed to a form of violence. Hemingway usually writes about a hero, distinguished by the way they act and react to different situations. He usually writes a very distinct, exact plot that could evolve into something much more complex. “The Killers” demonstrates the story of Nick Adams, and the choices he makes throughout an autumn evening, that could determine his fate. Hemingway portrays his characters using language and heritage to distinguish
The theme of the book, I Hunt Killers, is you don’t have to follow in your parents’ footsteps. This is the theme for many reasons. First and foremost, Jazz doesn’t want to be like his father. Jazz’s father was a cold blooded killer who was sent to prison for over 120 murders. Jazz is determined not to become like this and will do anything to avoid killing. The second reason is that in order to avoid becoming like his father, Jazz tries to solve murders instead of commit them. Jazz feels a strong, almost obsessive, need to try and solve any murder case that approaches Lobo’s Nod. The third reason is Jazz’s determination to be a good person. Jazz has memories of what his father had done to people and what his father said to him. Jazz tries to