This historical time period inspires writers such as John Steinbeck to write and inform others about the hardships of the 1930’s. Steinbeck centers Of Mice and Men to exhibit how life’s difficulties inhibited the American Dream. The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and many acts of inequality made an impact on the American Dream in this time period. John Steinbeck tells about the American Dream using rhetorical devices such as parallel structures, paradox and pathos. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the use of parallelism is seen to show how disabilities can destroy the American Dream.
Daniel Keyes once stated that “I’ve learned that intelligence alone doesn’t mean a damn thing. It only leads to violence and pain” (Langer ¶ 26). This quote is derived from his novel Flowers for Algernon, which exposes society’s harsh attitudes toward the cognitively impaired. Daniel Keyes published his novels in the mid 1900s when psychological advancements were at a peak and the civil rights movement caused not only an awareness to the lives of African Americans, but also called attention to equal treatment for all (Hill 5). Within Flowers for Algernon and his other works, Daniel Keyes emphasizes awareness for the cognitively impaired using first person narration, pulling experiences from his life, and using his education in psychology to
Of Mice and Men “Giving up is not a symbol of being weak, at times it can show that you are smart enough to have the courage to move on.”. In this essay I will be analysing prejudice and discrimination in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’. The novelist John Steinbeck started his writing in 1935 which was the book Tortilla Flat. He wrote the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’ based on major events happening around him in America called the ‘The Great Depression’. I will be focusing on the quote “All the weak ones were left here” Which represents the great depression and how America was left behind just like the characters in the novella.
The American Dream was a key motivator for men and women during the Great Depression. John Steinbeck portrays this through all of his characters in Of Mice and Men. The theme of dreams is carried throughout the book in many different ways. For example, Bo Grimes states, “He portrays it by letting the dream come within the men’s grasp and then it gets destroyed” (3). John Steinbeck has a specific type of character he depicts in his writing.
Another example of metaphor in the novel is how Mr. Twain depicts the characters to enunciate his views of the bigotry of social norms pushing the reader in a sense to understand what he means. Huckleberry Finn with his innocence and Jim with a thirst for equality metaphorically portray the minorities, Pap the trope of humanity that are corrupted and deprived by those that are uncivilized. “You’re educated, too, they say—can read and write. You think you’re better’n your father, now, don’t you, because he can’t?
As an author who has the sense of social responsibility, D.H.Lawrence never stops thinking about human society and he continues offering criticism about capitalist industrial civilization, which destroys interpersonal relationship. The Rocking-Horse Winner also describes the same topic that capitalist industrial civilization distorts the human relations. To better emphasis this topic, the author uses irony to make this short story more impressive. Irony can be divided into three kinds: verbal irony, circumstantial irony and dramatic irony. All these types can find the corresponding plots in this short story and I would like to analyze irony in the story from three parts.
The poor citizens in Maycomb, Alabama face different inequalities. For example, the Cunninghams and Ewell families, even though they are both poor they are treated differently the Cunninghams are poor but honest, and hardworking while the Ewells are considered trash, and lazy. Social inequality in To Kill A Mockingbird is augmented by the woman, the poor, and the black residents which are considered inferior to the other residents. Harper Lee the author of To Kill A Mockingbird shows racial bias in many places. In particular racial bias is shown in page (220) “in our courts, when it’s a white man's word against a black man’s, the white white man always wins”.
According to the three texts, Holocaust survivors suffered negative effects due to the fact they had been abused, lost loved ones and treated as less than human. According to “Jakob’s Story”, the Holocaust survivors suffered negative effects due to the fact they were abused.For example, Jakob describes the treatment the people of the Holocaust had, were that they were abused horrendously. Jakob states, “We were beaten and abused constantly.” (Blankitny ¶8). Therefore, the quote shown explains that the people of the Holocaust were horribly treated by the Nazis. That also, it gave less hope for the people of surviving.
We know there was extreme racial prejudice. We know that women were looked upon as something less than men. And we know for sure there was a distinct impression about the social classes. This was the 1930 's. The conflict in the values of the changing South causes us all to question.
Winegarten’s theory presented that Victor Hugo was astonished well-known author with powerful set of words to bring culture to the world. The novel “Les Miserables” (1862) was a great work of political art. In the literary map of the heroic myth in the revolting revolution for the portrayal of the resurrection. The middle, high, and college-level students will help understand the dark aspect of the author, Victor Hugo prove to the “Les Miserables.” “The hero, Jean Valjean, the ex-convict tormented by conscience of the past actions and the good acts to repent his soul” (Winegarten, 1). The thesis is to observe the struggle of people’s actions in the complications of life to redeem one’s