In The Stranger by Albert Camus, the main character, Meursault, struggles to conform to the societal norms that are expected of him due to him being an absurdist. Absurdism is based on the idea that the universe has no order or meaning and that humanity’s search for meaning to the universe is fundamentally futile. As an absurdist, Meursault views society’s standards and rules as unnecessary and pointless and because of this belief, he does not grieve after losing his mother because he feels it to be unnecessary. His lack of grief, however, contrasts with his neighbor, Salamano’s, intense grief after losing his dog on the street despite having a poor and relationship with his dog. Salamano’s grief represents the societal norms of grieving, and
One of his best stories was "The Great Gatsby" that at the beginning did not sell much. He became a heavy drinker, he was an adicted to alcohol and suffered prolonged bouts of writer 's block. After two years lost to alcohol and depression, in 1937. But after his deceased his book was well recognized and it is a shame because he was not present to see and admire what he wanted so much. He did not care so much about fame but about seeing people enjoy his writing, to see that he was not bad at what he
Into The Wild was a tremendous story which Shaun Callarman did not have many positive things to say about Chris McCandless, the main character. He went on this adventure to find out what life is all about in his own eyes. He wanted to see how different living in the wild really was compared to society because he was not satisfied with his living arrangements and household. Shaun’s quote says that he thinks “Chris McCandless was bright and ignorant at the same time. He had no common sense, and he had no business going into Alaska with his Romantic silliness.
Most Influential Author in the World Edgar Allen Poe uses layered irony and complex symbolism in his short stories and poems in order to take his readers on a whirlwind of elaborate, captivating and suspenseful journeys. Poe was born on January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. His childhood was depressing and disheartening. His parents died before he was three years old and John and Frances Allan raised him as a foster child. John Allan was a prosperous tobacco exporter, so he was able to send Poe to the best boarding schools and later to the University of Virginia.
He is an individualist in a world of collectivism. He is a very intelligent and curious individual who rejects the collectivist society. In the story, Equality 7-2521 is shown to have found his individuality and what the meaning of ‘I’ is. “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see.” (Book 17) He has sinned by writing in his own personal journal and has gone out on his own to find a tunnel in which he rediscovers electricity.
Creon’s “moral imaginations” and “deliberative rationality” causes him to have a complete absence of internal conflict towards the aspect of familial ties. Nussbaum points this out as a contradiction with the state and civic interest and Creon’s “practical wisdom”. Unfortunately, this led to his downfall due to his rigid outlook and simplification of his ethics as Nussbaum reveals. Creon’s downfall is presented by the death of his son Haemon. This ultimately leads to Creon’s rejection of his “practical wisdom”, as Nussbaum accentuates, and the disharmony caused by deinon; meaning, as Nussbaum says, that Creon was portrayed as “awe-inspiring” but is later confronted with a dilemma that he no longer could control, which lead him to abandoning his narrow sighted
For most of his two – decade long career as a short story writer and a poet, with his first book of poetry being published in 1827 when he was only eighteen, Edgar Allan Poe struggled to support himself and his family. His greatest success came in 1845 with the publication of his most famous poem, “The Raven.” Its success provided Poe and his family with short-term financial stability thus enabling him to settle down in a respectable neighbourhood in New York. Of equal importance, he finally began to feel he had achieved fame and recognition he deserved. However, while many critics were celebrating his poem, others were attacking it, resulting in the appearance of numerous parodies. In response to the ever-growing criticism, Poe decided to create an extensive and profound piece of literary criticism, “The Philosophy of Composition.” Moreover, being the piece of literature where the theory of unity of effect is presented and thoroughly explained, it will be used as the primary reference while discussing the topic of this essay.
In the poem, it says “And in a short, I was afraid”. In this quote it portrays how Mr.Prufrock isn't afraid to show his emotions. In society for a man to show his emotions that would be considered feminine and the man would be looked down upon or seen as lesser. Mr. Prufrock and Nick are very similar because they both aren’t the “Manly” or “Macho” type. Being insecure has many different cover-ups.
Kafka was born into a middle-class family; his mother was well educated, and his father had a long history in business. Kafka, however, didn’t have the greatest relationship with his parents. His father had a terrible temper and didn’t approve of Kafka’s writing endeavors. He also put Kafka under tremendous pressure to continue the family business since he was the only son. Kafka’s childhood experience with an economically driven family dynamic was manifested in his novella The Metamorphosis.