Along with these sins, comes regret. This regret is seen in The Scarlet Letter with Hester Prynne and Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale. Reverend Arthur Dimmesdale is a minister in a Puritan society who commited the crime of adultery with Hester Prynne. Adultery is sin and breaks one of the ten commandments, so it is strongly forbade from the church. Due to the fact that Dimmesdale is a minister, he felt immense guilt and sorrow for his sin and frets about it throughout the entirety of the novel.
The tenants of the compound (Katri) are shown suffering severe financial crisis and the landlord’s (Haji) order of eviction adds to their sufferings. Nadeem shows that how the cruel exploiters make life harder for the poor. He depicts the abuse of power by employing the idea of resurrection. But in this play, resurrection occurs not to save the mankind, as it is in the Biblical context but to ruin them. As we see that after every ‘knock’ (which signify Haji’s arrival and his resurrection), the miseries of the tenants
The character is therefore associated to negative concepts such as that of poverty through the reference to the “valley of ashes” and the implicit prejudice of the narrator´s perspective. Fitzgerald constructs Daisy Buchanan as the archetype of a sociopath, the author 's pursuit to criticize a manipulative hegemonic class. Likewise, the novel focuses on quotes such as, “Gatsby?” demanded Daisy. “What Gatsby?” (p.11), to consolidate criticism. The definition of sociopathy, bases on, “Antisocial personality disorder is characterized by a lack of regard for the moral or legal standards in the local culture.” (McAfee, 2003).
In Oliver Twist, author Charles Dickens attacks the decomposing morals of Victorian society and law in the form of writing. He addresses major social conflicts and struggles between the rich, who hold positions of power, and the poor and working class who fight for economic justice. In addition, the book is representative of the need for moral values based on the author’s believe that people should not be oppressed, that every person deserves a chance. The story offers a contradiction central to bourgeois consciousness, which embraces conventional bourgeois ethics and demoralizes and suppresses the awareness of the harsh social realities. Dickens creates, rather illuminates, a society in which conflicting morals between the society and social reality in relation to poverty, childhood innocence, as well as, the transcendental moral values which that innocence embodies are rampant, slowly destroying the foundations of Victorian England.
Ngugi works are characterized by criticism against European unacceptable law and injustice. Petals of Blood revolve around ruthless capitalist and deals with issues like land, history, education and exploitation. Religion in both novels is used as a tool to enslave the mind and soul of natives. Ngugi in his works like The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, Petals of Blood, Detained and Matigari has focused on the plights of the oppressed because it is the fiction that could rouse the consciousness of the masses. Ngugi works for the change in society that kind of society which promotes unequal social order.
In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury conceptualizes a society based on censorship. In the society depicted in the novel, books are burned when they are discovered in anyone 's possession. Montag’s job is to burn books and the houses containing them to ash. “‘Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ ‘That’s against the law’” (Bradbury, 8)! Montag seems horrified that Clarisse would ask him a question with such an obvious answer, but the truth is Montag is really curious as to what lies within these forbidden books.
London is full of suffering, poverty, disease, prostitution, metal slavery, warfare——all kinds of terribleness are throughout the poem in the form of cries and they burst out at last, only to lead a silent death, which the government cares nothing about it: Money is the best policy. Look at the first stanza: From the first two verses we can see that there exists a repetition of “charter’d” (chartered), it means “to hire or rent (a ship etc.) for exclusive use”, namely the Thames and its each surrounding street has been a monopolistic “product”. Repetition is a poetic standard, but it is not appropriate to use it like this——it is more likely to be a sense of incantation. I think it aims to make a biting satire of the authority by making a stress to prove its “rationality”.
In the story, Grendel attacks the city and demolishes thirty soldiers who lay happily asleep. This symbolizes when a Christian loves God, he will be attacked by Satan. Satan will try every way that he can to divert you away from God, and that is exactly what Grendel did as well. “And sometimes they made vows to the old stone gods, made heathen vows, hoping for Hell’s support, the Devil’s guidance in driving their affliction off.” (Lines 90-93). These lines let us know that evil did prevail over these people.
Dickens in Oliver Twist reveals the horrors in these workhouses . He tries to show the mistreatment of the children under the parish authority. He reveals that the workhouse is unpleasant place to look after people and portrays the corruption that existed in such places often by those people who should have been offering some protection to the children. In the first part of the book, he openly satirizes The New Poor Law, and greed and hypocrisy of the officials connected with the law. He criticizes the bureaucrats who preached the Christian moralities, yet in fact were indifferent to the paupers.
Goldsmith is completely condemning the new social changes that are taking place, he radically expresses his feelings against the rule of England through the medium of poetry. This is a fictional poem despite the fact that it is an account of an event that took place in history; it is Goldsmiths take on the effect of the enclosure acts on the lives of the peasants in England. Goldsmith gets his message across by describing the effect that these Enclosure acts are having on both the rural village of Auburn and indeed the impoverished peasants who once farmed the land. It can also be argued that Goldsmith was being completely over-dramatic when he wrote this poem some critics say that he idealized the English peasantry far too much and that the rural life he described in ‘The