The article discusses the moral-scheme of Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones that has been labeled as corrupt and immoral by most of its contemporary critics. It analysis the reasons for being treated as such. Seemingly immoral characters Tom’s admirable qualities are highlighted and what forces him to behave vilely is also studied. Instead finding him unrighteous, the author argues that he is normal human with its equal share of goodness and weakness that makes tom’s character a lifelike, a welcome change from divinely pure, pious and one- dimensional characters as portrayed by fielding’s contemporary novelists. Fielding did not want to create a necessarily moral text that ignored the truth of how people are.
Analysis of Larkin’s Aubade Philip Larkin is the poet of the Movement rejecting the modernist norms and differing from his counterparts. Thus, he can be regarded as an anti-modernist poet because he uses colloquial language -even slang- and avoids using many allusions and mythical references unlike T.S Eliot and Ezra Pound. It can be the reason why his poetry can be understood and enjoyed by the readers. The period of Philip Larkin was the period of chaos and displacement because of many anxieties such as loss of faith in religion and world wars that created political, economic and social problems. Due to those anxieties, people’s state of mind and the view of life have changed.
What is redemption? Redemption is the act of being saved or freed from sin. This is an important part of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter.” Redemption was what the characters in the book were seeking, and was the reason for many of their actions. Because of the time period and the fact the people were Puritans, sins were not tolerated nor common, so when they happened they were a huge deal. Puritans felt redemption could not be achieved because the sins were so wrong and so evil.
Several instances in Tom Walker’s life suggest that became a corrupt and immoral human because of his overbearing trait of greed. Irving uses these instances and Tom’s life on the whole to caution readers of the results of greed. By making Walker’s personality rotten and full of greedy intentions, Walker’s life can be viewed as shameful and unappealing. This perspective makes an impression on readers and enhances Irving’s message explained in the last paragraph of the story. Using Tom Walker’s life as an example of what life choices not to make, Irving warns reader to steer away from their personal greed in order to remain good people.
Moravia 's protagonist Marcello is weak minded and succumbs to embracing fascism. Marcello 's interior monologue is the definitively twisted aspect of this novel as it shows us how he rationalizes the irrational choices made in his life. The time is marked by indifference meaning that the average person was too indifferent to their political life situation that they did not pick a side to support. Consequently this negative decision lead to the rise of fascism. Marcello had a very difficult childhood and due to that he becomes a conflicted human in his later life.
He 's a pissed off man, who feels boredom about his relations. He suffers from psychological complexes, that alienated him from society, and he 's unable to face the realities of life. This research indicates the modern theme of breakdown, absurdity, uselessness, loneliness, and bitterness of life. The protagonist also realizes that the escape from the responsibilities is not a solution to life 's problem. A person ought to create a struggle for his survival, otherwise, there 's the decay of humanity in alienation.
They believed that if the literature standards are ignored, it will result in cultural degeneration. He wrote An Essay of Criticism and The Dunciad to elucidate on his viewpoint of literary standards. The Dunciad, the long and elaborated mock-heroic poem of Alexander Pope was first published in 1728. The poem is filled with dark brilliance which at first served as a weapon for the personal war Pope had against stupidity and dullness. According to Pope, “Dulness” presides over the literary creations of the hack writers and is promoted by patrons who cannot appreciate art and publishers who prioritize profitability.
For example, happiness is a common, yet vital characteristic that people lack in this type of environment. The result of happiness being removed causes people to fear making any choice, as these individuals are aware of possible consequences. In a society that eliminates happiness, also does not allow anyone to leave a state of unhappiness. This concept is shown in Fahrenheit 451, where author Ray Bradbury warns and messages to the reader that censorship of knowledge among a society leads to destruction of individual thoughts and individual beliefs, which will ultimately cause unhappiness and a lack of progress. This message is represented throughout the entire story of Fahrenheit 451, especially in the setting, characters and conflict, and relevance.
Due to the lack of friendship and a surge of loneliness, many choose to become bitter and mean in an attempt to fend off irrational emotions and rather work like machines. However, despite the rough circumstances, the two protagonists, George and Lennie find each other through insecurities and imperfections. Rather than fending off problems by themselves, the two protagonists learn the true value of friendship and support one another. As the story develops, both the characters and readers learn the true value of friendship. Although friendship means that one would have to be candid about insecurities, it prevents loneliness and unfortunate bitterness.
They are simply flat with redundant phrases. Here Milton is morally exalted. It is due to the fact that Arnold is more concerned with his duty to the society- how to live – rather than with his duty to literature – how to appreciate. R. A. Scott James remarks, “Arnold’s powers of appreciation might be twisted by his preconceived schemes of moral excellence.” This line in Arnold’s artistic make-up from time to time conflicts with a purely disinterested judgments. We see the same bias in his dislike of “Scotch drink, scotch religion and Scotch manners” and in his harsh treatment of Keats in regard to Fanny Browne.