Naturalistic writers focus on extreme conditions that shape and govern human character. Jack London, a naturalistic writer, places men in such situations. These men do have their characters molded by nature, however, a majority of the time their deaths almost defeat the purpose. Naturalism spans from Darwin’s theory of evolution: “Survival of the fittest”, in that weaker parts of every species will eventually die off, like the ignorant men in these stories. This literary style within stories frequently depicts humans as objective and entitled when contrasted with nature.
Throughout the story, there are different sections that show the examples of naturalism between the two main characters the man and his husky but the man feels he is better on his own and does not care about many especially his dog which created an apathetic attitude for the man. The origin of the word “apathetic” comes from the mid 18th century and is originated from the word apathy. The word 's definition according to oxford english dictionary is “ Of, or pertaining to, apathy; insensible to suffering or emotion generally; unemotional; indifferent to what is calculated to move the feelings or excite attention.” throughout the short story this word pertains to the man attitude toward all his actions that he was going to do throughout the adventures he was going through with his dog, when he did all that stuff he did not show and amity,
He believes in no religion, feels no love, and shows no emotion. Just like he covered up his problems with alcohol, he also uses the “cover” and comfort of Catherine’s hair to escape. It’s very easy to see how Henry has focused heavily on the physical pleasures of life, especially due to his lack of feelings. Because of all this, one might come to believe Henry is indeed a static character, but I feel that is not the truth. Henry learned many lessons about life throughout the timeline of the book and I feel these are the reasons he is a dynamic character.
He never physically appears in the story, but it is a constant part of his inner dialogue. The primary focus of the story is not the journey of the Yukon trail but of how the traveler’s mindset affected his actions and ultimately caused his demise. The traveler is a flat character because his name, age and background are unknown, of the few things revealed about him are that he is a male of a reasonably steady buildup and that he has a
News articles are supposed to take an unbiased stance, but poems are not. Yes, news articles are full of opinions, but they are also full of facts. Poems are full of emotions, which are purely induvial and relatable. For instance, there is an obvious difference between, “so you turn back/ to the flaming ground, trees/ screaming, blood sky, back/ to what’s gone and what/ you remember” (Miller, “The World Entire) and when Chad Wadman told HuffPost that he “had faith … and that’s when the bunny ran back towards the flames. And I was like, ’No, baby bunny, I’m here.’” (Hanson).
"Empathy, evidently, existed only within the human community, whereas intelligence to some degree could be found throughout every phylum and order including the arachnida." (3.16) Rick hardly ponders empathy at all. He rarely talks about what is right or fair because he is so absorbed into his life's routine. Although his situation is not ideal, he embraces the pros and cons and strives to live a financially decent life. Rick doesn't appear to love or hate his life.
Gulliver kind of worships them, and reading this part of the novel we can understand why. Here are some traits of the Houyhnhnms that the protagonist tells the reader: they have no words in their language for any of the bad things we humans do like lying, greed or jealousy. As a matter of fact, Gulliver has a lot of problems explaining the human nature to his Master and has to talk around things that the Houyhnhnm has no concept of. An illustration of that is the phrase “the thing which was not” that the Master uses to express the concept of lie. The Houyhnhnms are governed by reason; therefore they do need neither laws nor lawyers because they all agree about the rightness of what to do.
The brutal nature seems to ignore the fact that the man comes from the city (and is not used to the natural environment) and is wearing a suit and smart shoes. In fact, these human-made items seem to disturb and distract him during said ‘conflict’ with nature, since he constantly expresses “little anxieties” about them. The horse hunts the man down, watches him and attacks him, with lack of concern towards the “outcast”. By expressing the indifference of nature towards men, both Stephen Crane and Ted Hughes show that nature does not judge humans based on their attitudes, social status or appearance, and all of us are equally inferior to
To the boy, the formerly exuberant life is “nothing” (12) now and it is contrasted effectively with the metaphor of life in the first stanza as a powerful beast. This contrast is startling and once again conveys the magnitude of such a revelation to the boy. The poet uses alliteration and diction to convey the ease with which fragile life can be destroyed. For example, in line 12: “snapped struts,” and in lines 13-14: “brittle” and
The modern hero is often characterised by the mere instinct to survive in a world which has no known reason for existing. The war is often fought against meaninglessness in order to create meaning and value. The heroes have a code of behaviour rather than code of ethics. The world is seen as having no internal order and as such “anything goes”. The hero is as likely to be dishonest and immoral as the enemy giving only the end to determine who is glorified and who is