The debate of fate vs free will controlling our decisions has gone on for centuries. It is also a prominent subject in William Ernest Henley 's poem Invictus, which strongly promotes the idea of free will in the midst of challenges, and in William Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy Macbeth. In the play, Macbeth goes through a mental deterioration, due to his actions in his quest to become king. At first, Macbeth meets three witches who give him a prophecy that he would be king, with some uneasiness and some help from his wife he kills the king and takes the throne and then continues to kill all of his threats. Fate can not be a reasoning for his actions; the idea of fate is rather a disguise for one’s results.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby, involves multiple deaths in the novel which plays a key role in the plot of the story. One particular death that plays a key role in the plot of The Great Gatsby is Myrtle Wilson's. Myrtle Wilson is Tom Buchanan's affair lover. Her husband George Wilson owns a garage and gas station in the valley of ashes. This is the setting where Myrtle's death takes place.
Again, because the narrator only knew information provided to him by Ethan himself, the opportunity for less than accurate information to be given to the narrator is very probable. As noted literary critic Gary Scharnhorst illuminated in his piece, “The Two Faces of Mattie Silver”, it can be effectively argued that any feelings of love bubbling within Ethan were not reciprocated by Mattie. Scharnhorst contends that there are several instances throughout the novel where the choice of diction reveals Ethan’s distorted sense of reality. For example, Ethan fancied that his arm “...was faintly pressed against her side,” when he picked Mattie up from the church. Ethan did not tell the narrator that his arm was touching Mattie in such a way.
In works, such as A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises, the characters are soldiers. For instance, in A Farewell to the Arms, the protagonist,Frederic Henry, was an American soldier who fought for Italy (Church 59). In the passage, Henry is an ambulance driver who is always in and out of combat zone. During the war, Frederic was injured in the knee by a mortar, which changed his life. Most importantly, the story of the protagonist is similar to Ernest Hemingway life story with him being injured in a war which had an major impact.
Catch 22 Paper In Catch 22 by Joseph Heller the book is a complex novel. Heller uses many themes, does not have the storyline in chronological order and often uses irony in his descriptions. Many of the themes can be compared to other literature. One of the themes that can be compared is fear in war. As well as the value of a human life during these times of war, but the insanity of war and Heller 's solution to insanity is the idea of "there is always a catch" in life is shown to a dramatic extent.
Instead of stating his criticisms outright, Leonard would go on to add irrelevant details that serve no further purpose than to get readers to space out. It is best to write short and simple so readers can fully understand what someone is saying but Leonard adds numerous fluff lines to make his writing longer and more advanced. All in all, Leonard attempts to educate readers on the Joyce’s style of writing while also telling readers about the hidden messages behind those writing, including Irish nationalism. Joyce use of epiphany in his writing is what makes in so successful in the writing industry. However, the way Leonard presents his argument is confusing.
Throughout time and history, literature and art, the topic of civil discipline has always been an issue of debate and war. More than once people both innocent and guilty have died affirming their beliefs on the subject, effectively making them a martyr. To Kill a Mockingbird, a story set during the Great Depression by Harper Lee, critically analyzes this topic of punishment and forgiveness, and the consequences of unjustly condemning the innocent. The political concerns of this era also reflect the ideals present in the book, and show the conflicting ideas of the weak against the strong, and how history has always favored the latter. Especially within both the World Wars, figures such as Archduke Ferdinand, Chamberlain, Hitler, Winston, Stalin, and the League of Nations, to name a few, have gone through their respective struggles as they deal with persecution and salvation.
From both writers, the reader comprehends the daily emotions of war through the use of the first person technique and dialogue. The narrator from “Ten Kliks South” and Tina Beller both prove that: 1) the presence of death can drive soldiers into emotional whirlwinds, and 2) camaraderie is a vital part in recovering from emotional pain. In “Ten Kliks South”, the narrator voids into a distraught state after he takes part in a killing of an enemy group. Hours after the enemy target is
And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering humiliation”. This quote that Elie Wiesel uses in his speech shows that the world was silent after the war. He knew that nobody would know what the holocaust was like, so he told the world about it in his speech and in his book. Wiesel decided since he was one of the last survivors that he will not be silent about it. This is one main reason he wrote the speech and the story The Night, and well deserved the Nobel Peace Prize award.
Equality always knew he was an unusual and odd boy to begin with. He wasn’t ever so fond of the idea of breaking rules. While he is writing in his diary he said to be forgiven for breaking the law. “And we know there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone” (1; ch.1). The reader suspects that Equality writing in his diary is his very first time breaking a rule.