Novels contain information about the past and people form different opinions and thoughts from the novels. The government wants intelligence to seem wrong and want ignorance to deem as correct. Creating the walls became a tactic to distract society from the ugly truth and not focus on the worries. As a literal and symbolic meaning, the walls stand for happiness and causes people to not focus on reality or care for others, but themselves. The entertainment brainwashes the community to not worry by providing
This creates a myriad of negative emotions and frustrations for both of them. When the situation escalates between them, Willy reverts to a time when Biff was young and full of potential. Consequently, Willy does not deal with the real problem he has in his relationships and his life, he simply closes his eyes and suffer more as a result. Ultimately, Willy’s refusal to accept the truth has not only separated him from himself, it also pushed him further from everyone else. His wife is simply comforting and enabling him consistently while he and Happy possess no substantial relationship outside of the lies they both share.
Ray Bradbury uses machine imagery to create the setting and environment in this novel. The novel is based on a dystopian society that prohibits people to think critically or question authority. Bradbury presents Guy Montag, a pyromaniac, who took “special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed.” (Bradbury 1) He burns books that he has never read or questioned. At the time Montag seems to enjoy his job as a fireman. He is a “smiling fireman.” Many of the characters like Mildred and Beatty conform to the government because it is the way this society lives.
Fist off, the article states that some juvenile delinquency could be caused by racial discrimination, but in The Outsiders, this is expressed through the Socs discriminating against the greasers because of their amount of money. Likewise, the book states how the greasers are looked down at by the Socs because of their economic circumstances, like the article states how whites look down at colored people causing delinquent acts to occur. Also, self-esteem can be a key contributor in mischievous acts. According to Mandel, “people want to feel good about themselves and will engage in behavior that will boost their self esteem.” (page four, paragraph six) The Greasers are put down and “jumped” by Socs throughout the novel, so they most likely became involved in drinking and smoking to raise their self-esteem levels. Due to their interaction with drugs and alcohol, they become engaged in irrational activities, causing them to become juvenile delinquents.
I quite enjoyed Fahrenheit 451. A 20th-century classic. The language features employed in it result in an interesting, if not slightly difficult read which provokes deep thought from the reader. Published in 1953, it describes a future American society where books are outlawed, and it is the role of ‘firemen’ to destroy any that are found. Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman and is happy however, after a conversation with the girl next door, he discovers he is completely discontented with how he has been living out his life, burning knowledge and encouraging stupefaction.
Even though Mrs. Reed promised her deceased husband that she would care for Jane as if she was one of her own children, Mrs. Reed encourages everyone in the house to never hesitate to tell Jane that she is a failure in everything she does. At the young age that Jane is, she should not yet be self conscious of her appearance and concerned about her level of beauty, yet she becomes “humbled by the consciousness of physical inferiority to Eliza, John, and Georgiana Reed” (Bronte 7). The Reed family fits into the stereotype of inner beauty not matching outer beauty; they are extremely rich and beautiful, yet they lack basic levels of compassion.
Moreover, while the market is more or less empty and useless and has nothing to offer to the main protagonist, it is easy to assume that there are things to purchase somewhere outside of Dublin. Yet this only deepens the character's frustration with the lack of resources in his surroundings, as he is very much subjected to the social, political and economic status of Dublin. Being a member of a lower class family, and having to rely on occasional pocket money from his uncle, he finds it rather difficult to buy a gift for a girl. Although wealth does not end up being the primary reason his quest becomes unsuccessful, he is aware of the expenses of his mission, such as the price of the train: “I held a florin tightly in my hand as I strode down Buckingham Street towards the station. The sight of the streets thronged with buyers and glaring with gas recalled to me the purpose of my journey.
Willy always found his dreams in someone else which is why his happiness never came. At first it was his father then it was his brother Ben, and then it was famous sales man Dave Singleman. He looked for others inside of himself which led to him not being satisfied. Dreams can not be rented or borrowed. Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had.
During the time period of the novel, women and girls were expected to act “ladylike”. They dressed up in fancy outfits such as dresses, and never wore overalls or breeches, which is what Scout prefers. Girls were stereotypically seen as weaker than boys, and Scout’s brother, Jem makes it evident to Scout when she is acting like a “girl”. Jem shames her by stating, “Scout, I’m tellin’ you for the last time, shut your trap or go home-I declare to the lord you’re getting’ more like a girl everyday!”(Lee 69). When Dill and Jem come up with the idea to walk to the Radley house and look through the window, Scout declares that she thinks it is a bad idea and she begins questioning them.
Hester's change in appearance was looked at negatively by Salem society because they could never understand it's true underlying meaning; that beauty is a board standard determined by society as a whole instead of individually. “The Scarlet Letter had not done its office.” (Wahl) It was presented to Hester as a cruel punishment for bearing a child outside of her marriage. It was meant to humiliate her in public for the rest of her days. The Scarlet Letter was meant to make its victim an outcast of society and instead it empowered Hester and helped her realize the damaging gender standards in her