Finally, Twain mirrors the flaws of his own self-centered 19th century society through the world of his fictional book. In Huckleberry Finn, lying is a self-serving act that everybody does. Despite the idea that many readers see Huck as a moral sinner, he ultimately lies for his own self-interest and protection. With Huck as the narrator, the reader is more likely to sympathize with him and his motives and agree with his thoughts and morals. But, if Twain told the story from the perspective of a character whom Huck portrays negatively, the reader could realize that his or her motives are similar to those of Huck.
His first play won him notoriety and wealth, which fueled his desire to speak out using his writings as a sounding board. “Voltaire wrote Candide in part as a response to a piece of news that shook him, and many of his contemporaries badly. On November 1, 1755, a devastating earthquake hit Lisbon, in Portugal. Upwards of thirty-thousand people died” (Puchner, 422). Haunted by the reality of this earthquake, its ruinous effects, and the lack of reasonable explanation, Voltaire pours his anger and frustration into the creation of this story, which embodies many of the unjust incidents that he has witnessed in his lifetime such as unnecessary loss of life, limitations on free speech, and absolutism among other things.
He claimed it to be “melodramatically ‘moving.’” and compared it the Shaw’s work about witch hunts, claiming that the scenes from Shaw’s work were “so human, wise and balanced that it cleave[d] the heart” (Hope-Wallace). In The Crucible, Arthur Miller is faulted with many structural flaws, underdeveloped characters, and being compared to communism, but it’s an impact of moral responsibility still stands. Nathan faults Miller with poor character development, which prevents an audience to sympathize with them. He says that: “Miller has been remiss in developing character of any close approximation to recognizable warm humanity and thus has denied his audience any of the necessary sympathetic contact with his two central figures, the husband and wife victims of the witch-hunt.” He continues on to say that the final speeches of the character’s at the end of
Two major themes in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are the suppression of feminine nature and the questioning of the romanticized quest for knowledge. These themes meet when Victor finishes his story and tells the sailors, “Oh! Be men or be more than men.” (Shelley 215), thereby encouraging the self-sacrifice of Walton for knowledge. But this was not his original purpose; before his tale, Victor rebukes Walton’s quest, “Unhappy man! Do you share my madness?” (Shelley 28).
the enlightenment age of 18 century caused a philosophical movement which dominated the world of ideas in Europe in the 18th century . and the main goals of this enlightenment were liberty , reason ,progress , tolerance and ending the abuses of the church . so this philosophical movement was led by Francois Marie known as Voltaire who is a French critic and his life was so controversial , he born to a rich family and he gave up his law studies to continue writing , also he was imprisoned for a year for writing a stair against the regent and then he fled to England where he befriended king George . he live in exile till 1740 when he became a major figure and member of the academic francaise , after his return to France , he was exiled again to Switzerland . Voltaire always challenged the French government.
William Shakespeare, the 16th to 17th century English playwright, dwelt on themes dealing with human nature: love, hate, power, jealousy, humour, discrimination and self-respect. He made the often-quoted observation that “our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we might oft win by fearing to attempt”, voicing the danger of doubt which could ultimately lead to loss of self-esteem. In his play, Othello, the moor, who was perceived as a courageous military hero, met his downfall due to the erosion of his self-esteem, and as a result, tragedy ensued. In the play, Othello trusted Iago unconditionally, to the extent that he came to seriously question himself and the trustworthiness of Desdemona, his wife, whom he genuinely cared
Claudius decides to send his nephew to England because he recognizes that Hamlet isn’t mentally crazy just revenge crazy. Hamlet’s madness throughout the play was created by his intellectual and able mind as a ploy to ultimately get him something he wanted, revenge. His craziness was not real, just as Alice’s assumed craziness in Wonderland was not real. As the Cheshire cat says, “We’re all mad here,” we’re all a little crazy. All the characters in Hamlet are a little crazy and Hamlet’s intentional craziness is mistaken for real insanity when actually he is just as sane as everyone
Critic Northrop Frye claims that tragic heroes “seem the inevitable conductors of the power about them…Conductors may of course be instruments as well as victims of the divisive lightning.” A perfect example of this assertion would be King Oedipus in the classical tragic play “Oedipus Rex,” written by Sophocles, where Oedipus, himself, becomes the victim of his doomed fate. As someone who was born and raised of royal blood, he becomes too proud and ignorant, believing that he was too powerful for his fate. Using the metaphor “great trees [are] more likely to be struck by lightning than a clump of grass,” Frye compares the heroic but unfortunate Oedipus to the great trees as they both are apt to experience victimization of tragic situations
Immediately after he has lost all vision he calls for Edmund to come save him. Cornwall replies with, “Thou call'st on him that hates thee: it was he/ That made the overture of thy treasons to us” (3.7). Gloucester answers, “O my follies! then Edgar was abused./ Kind gods, forgive me that, and prosper him!” (3.7). This quote demonstrates the blindness that Gloucester has finally realized when he says that “Edgar was abused”.
I don’t tell the truth, I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it!” Blanches magic is seen through her illusions and delusions. In Blanches world Mitch doesn’t fit however she has reached a point of intimacy by being honest about her first husband and the guilt she endures as she begins to share the painful moment of her life with him. Stanley’s intrusion ruins her plans of marriage with Mitch and yet again she had to retreat in the world of her delusions. Stanley who represents realism in this novel and play pops Blanche’s illusion bubble through seeing the realism in scene ten he says: “not once did you pull any wool over this boy’s eyes!” Not only Stanley had broken her world of illusion, but also Mitch who is influenced by Stanley and destroys the protection of darkness by exposing her to the bright light.
Therefore, they were more than likely on their as prisoners, since Africa was invaded and people were stolen to be slaves. Black people have been fighting since the Native Americans were invaded and taken over by the English settlers. Slavery and freedom, unfortunately, go hand in hand with one another. People cannot expect people to be slaves without trying to escape for their freedom, the reason freedom exists is because slavery was formed. What is worse is that they were stolen from their home to become a servant, then they were whipped if they tried to escape or tried to stand their ground.
In the film, the slave owner captured the slaves who tried to runaway; the way he used to punish his slaves was forcing other slaves to whip those runaways hardly. However, in my opinion, the most significant way of fighting was culture resistance. “Enslaved Africans
Can you imagine being kidnapped from your home and sold during the slave trade? Can you imagine living on a planation being mistreated, beaten, and basically treated like an animal? You will read about such events in Olaudah Equiano autobiography “The interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African”. He wasn’t the first African slave, however the first former slave to share his experience. Equiano demonstrates his narrative by expressing with readers a look into his life from a child being kidnapped and becoming a slave and working towards a free man again.
So that, Eldorado isn 't meant to prove Pangloss 's theory. But Voltaire here uses Eldorado to illustrate that things can be better after worse. Therefore, the best of all possible worlds (Utopia) is an absurd idea. In Chapter twenty, Martin intensified The Old Woman 's assertion that the world is quite a terrible place. Despite all of the hard evidence Martin provides.
Dropping this bomb caused thousands of innocent lives to be lost and even more so people to be injured but live. As said in the text,” it killed about 160000 people and 80% of the cities buildings…(nagasaki) the death toll there was less but still over 100000”. The problem was America was already kicking a horse that was down. Japan had already been almost defeated and the bomb was just a huge overkill. Even admiral Ernest King argued, “ if we had been willing to wait... the naval blockade would have starved the japanese into submission through lack of oil, rice.. and other essential materials.” It seemed to me that the bomb was a rash and hasty decision.