The novel “The Roar” by Emma Clayton, the distinction between the protagonist [Mika] and the antagonist [Mal Gorman] were stated through Mika’s numerous hateful declarations against Mal Gorman1. Due to these statements, it feels all too natural to hate him and declare him worthy of no mercy. However, I believe that you can’t hate him at all. You cannot hate Mal Gorman, as there is no stable personality to hate.
Empathy can be defined as “the feeling that you understand and share another person's experiences and emotions” (Merriam Webster). After reading Montana 1948, I feel more empathy for people who struggle to follow the law versus providing justice. At the time of Marie Little Soldier’s murder, the Hayden family had known about Frank’s inappropriate behaviors with Indians for years. Furthermore, at a family dinner Julian Hayden admits that “Frank’s always been partial to red mean.” (62-63).
The television series Shameless depicts a dysfunctional family of Frank Gallagher who is a single father of six children in which he spends most of his days on drugs and having misadventures while his kids learn to take care of themselves and survive with doing petty jobs to keep their house. Among the many characters are Fiona, Carl, and Frank. Fiona is the main protagonist who is like the mother of the family and maintains the family afloat but the other siblings have to do their part in the household. Carl is the second youngest boy in the family who has struggles with fitting in society and tries to find who he is by being apart of different groups. In season six, episode three of the series, each characters uses satirical and comedic devices to address social issues of poverty, society, and parenthood that is shown through verbal irony, dramatic irony and understatement.
There was a group of people who were Jews and lived in the Secret Annex. Mr.Frank built the Annex and his family, he had two daughters named Anne and Margot. They had to live in this place because of a dictator named Hitler. They went into hiding on July 6, 1942.They are joined by four other people that are hiding because they were jews too. Mr.Frank is the one that lets all the people join his annex.
Frank is introduced as the stereotypical Asian stereotype, a workhorse slave to studying that got into Harvard and achieved perfect test scores. However, when you learn more about his home life, the clear abuses and pressure that his mother put on him make his seemingly immaculate overachiever life much darker. His mother is implied to be fueled by her Korean heritage, which promotes an intense and arduous school experience on students. AP Frank acquired his nickname due to his heavy AP course load, which his mom forced him to do despite his wishes to do sports or extracurricular activities. A significant use of symbolism occurs on page 41, when a white sheet that was made for Mr.Whitman saying “AP FRANK” is washed by Frank’s mother.
Jesse James was a very horrible man that a lot of people looked up to for some reason. He was into a lot of criminal activity that got him into some trouble. Not with just the law but with other people as well, so he always had to keep a lookout for people that looked suspicious. But one day he didn't keep a good enough eye out and it got him in trouble. So here are the events that lead up to Jesse James criminal career and eventually his death.
In the Roman Empire, England, France, and the Middle East, ever since people have been around, there has always been conflict and fighting. A common theme in war is inhumanity. For example, in World War I mustard gas would produce terrible blisters on soldiers who were exposed to it. Empathy for those suffering young men was not present in those causing the pain.
“ You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace” (“Angela's Ashes Quotes”). Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt is a memoir of a childhood. It is told in first person by the author, which is the main character. The story begins with Frank being raised in the slums of Limerick, Ireland, with his mother, Angela, who has not a penny to feed the children, and his father, Malachy, who only drinks his wages whenever he is able to get a job. Frank suffered poverty, near-starvation, and some nurturing of neighbors, yet lived to tell his story with power, excitement, and mercy.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest What would one expect if one's idea of society and normality was manipulated and engineered by someone else? This is the case in Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The novel is articulated by Chief Bromden, a schizophrenic patient, and is set in an insane asylum with a strict tyrannical administrator, Nurse Ratched. The significance of “Big Nurse Ratched” is how she is considered to be the representative of society as she tries to mold everyone directly into her picture- perfect vision.
Lord Byron had said “We of the craft are all crazy. Some are affected by gaiety, others by melancholy, but all are more or less touched.” Insanity is most commonly understood and used in a negative manner to call someone mentally ill or most of the times, mad. Whereas, insanity can also be used to refer to a person who is very much so irrational and unusual in their thinking patterns. Creativity on the other hand is the ability to generate something new and useful and also to basically have the ability to think outside the box.
The use of the Psychoanalytical lens is most apparent between the character’s actions and the super ego when Mc Murphy says he wants to watch TV in the afternoon instead of at night time and nobody spoke up to agree with him because they were all scared of nurse Ratchet and her reaction. Mc Murphy, nurse Ratchet, and about twelve other people decided to have a meeting because Mc Murphy and the others wanted to watch TV during the afternoon instead of at night time. The reason they wanted to watch TV in the afternoon instead of at night time was because they wanted to watch the World Series game. Nurse Ratchet didn’t want to change the TV schedule from the morning till the afternoon. Mc Murphy stood up to nurse Ratchet but none of the other twelve did because they were all scared of nurse Ratchet.
Almost everyone in the book approves and admires the idea of eliminating privacy. However, Mercer (the voice of reason and the pariah in the novel) frames the concept differently. Mortified by this new concept, Mercer shares his thoughts on the notion of no privacy to Mae. He believes the Circle’s monitoring of personal data is unethical and the digital setups are addictive. Mercer addresses his views to Mae in hopes to un-brainwash her need to always interact through the media.