These narrators are expressing their thoughts through a monologue. Duffy’s purpose of writing this poem is to establish how society segregates certain people; consequently, these outcasts endure a lot of suffering in hope that they will be accepted back. Additionally, it alludes to how an outcast can be so paranoid about his state; he would do despicable things as there was no one to judge them. Moreover, Duffy challenges Margaret Thatcher’s bold statement of, “There is no society,” This is challenged throughout both the poems, as Duffy highlights the influence society has on a person and their mind. Furthermore, this was a time with a lot of strife and social instability within the country, therefore Duffy presents the narrators in a sinister manner to demonstrate an outcast’s state of mind.
Dystopian literature explores the dangers of unjust political and social hegemonies which is demonstrated and exemplified through moral and societal decay. They are usually intended to arouse fear of potential totalitarian societies and alert readers of the precarious state of democracy and liberty. Books such as The Handmaid’s Tale and The Animal Farm written by Margaret Atwood and George Orwell respectively, display corrupted societies precipitated by the imposition of totalitarian social orders and agents of oppression hoping to exploit the subservience of the sheeplike masses. The dystopian societies set within in the novels are a manifestation of the authors’ observations of certain ideologies that threaten to catalyze into societal chaos and usurp democratic order. Such ideologies maintain a relevant presence even today, such as fundamental interpretations of religion and widespread government surveillance of citizens, ideologies which the authors embolden us to resist against.
To go against the majority means the perpetrator with be punished.” By using a paradox, and the inversion of this paradox, connotation, and denotation, Dickinson is able to show the fact that people who are mad may actually be the people who have any sort of sense and challenges the constructs of the society she lives in. Though short in length, the poem carries a certain gravity that pulls the reader in. The speaker starts with a paradox: “Much Madness is Divinest Sense --“(line 1). The speaker gets to the point and does not use fancy words to describe it all. For example, critic Beth Kattleman states, “The greatest of poets are experts at manipulating word choice and syntax to convey an entire world of images and concepts.
Every single person has and will experience hardship; many of it against their own society. John Proctor, however, has a more severe case. He is forced to choose between his own life and his values — his name, his moral code. This is just another example of a hyper-religious society walking on the backs of the ones it is designed to protect. The children corrupt the system; they take over the reigns and twist the perceptions of their people until they became the ones in control.
Lenina Crowne has been driven in many ways to rebel against her society’s beliefs and values, threatening the community, identity and stability of the World State. Inconsistency and orthodox are presumably evident in her character in the novel as she portrays as a rebellion against the assigned caste colours, a rebellion against the conditioning for recreational sex and as she portrays the potential to see past the conditioning in the
Civil disobedience is the act of refusal to obey laws set by an authoritative figure such as a king or government. This action occurs when one breaks the law because it is morally justifiable to them. People consciously disobey a law if they find it unjust or to peacefully protest. To break these laws people are willing to take great risks and sacrifice to do what is morally right like the characters do in the pieces of literature Antigone by Sophocles and “If We Must Die” by Claude Mckay. Both of these pieces of literature are about civil disobedience and reveals that civil disobedience requires great sacrifice.
Joseph Rosenblum wrote in an exert from his book, and literary analysis of Desiree’s Baby: “Kate Chopin clearly sympathizes with the plight of people of mixed blood and points out the evils of a slave system that one creates a condemned miscegenation. Her chief concern, however is not with the souths “particular institution”, a topic she rarely treated in her fiction.” (Joseph Rosenblum) The main reason that so many authors agree on the same point of view is because of the ironic ending. “It means the child is not white, that you are not white.” “Night and day I thank God that Armand will never know that his mother who adores him belongs to the race that is cursed with the bland of slavery.” In those words from the letter his mother wrote to his father Armand’s world came crashing down upon his head. His hate, and vicious blows to his beloved wife’s heart was all for nothing. How he himself is the thing he hates the most, a beautiful and masterfully crafted endings to a wonderful story, justice was served, and we the readers now know that this was clearly a play against slavers, due to how ironic the ending
He is a noble, simple, humble, brave character with a high degree of morality. Religion occupies an important place in its life, perhaps, and for this reason remains faithful to its principles and suffers like a martyr along the novel. She is smart and keen to learn more, which makes her get involved in various projects: create better places for her workers, help Casaubon with his work, help Lydgate at the hospital, etc. She successfully portrays the portrait of today's business woman, the woman who thinks she can succeed on her own and does her best to prove it. Dorothea's choices throughout the book prove the naivety and the lack
Rachel from The Poisonwood Bible was forced into a journey that also lead her to her true self, too. One of the many themes of The Poisonwood Bible is of how America can be blinded with their own ignorance to the struggles of race in the world. Rachel is the perfect example of how messed up America can act and its ability of creating people with harmful morals. From America’s history of racism and racism that spread around the world, the place you grow up in can and will affect the person you become. In Kingsolver’s book, Rachel doesn’t open her mind to the people around her and this hinders her morals.
It is about making us aware of the ‘bad place’, the worsened, corrupted, unwanted world of the present time. For this reason, his dystopian satire surfaces as a protest, a poetic effort to jolt one out of dull complacency. Key words: Dystopia, protest,satire, inhumanity. Introduction Thanjam Ibopishak’s poetry offers a critique of the political corruption,