However, motive is used lightly and loosely in this sense. From “American Psycho”, there is no clear cut reason behind his killings, but many are due to the fact that the people around him cause his feelings of insecurity and inadequacy to arise. They make fun of his strange demeanor and call him many names; his lawyer, after being caught for killing an old lady outside of an ATM, refers to him as “a brown-nosing goody-goody”, and many people outside of his select few group of friends refer to him as “yuppie trash” (American Psycho). This causes more mental instability and gives an easier path into the realm of psychosis. In The Tell-Tale Heart, the narrator specifically states, “Object there was none.
When managing the Casino, Shelly exhibits similar behaviors as he responds to Bernie’s son, Mikey for winning cheating on the Craps table, winning $150,000. Shelly breaks Mikey’s kneecap with a metal pipe as his muscle guys pinned Mikey to a table. Also, Bernie explains that Shelly did the same thing to him for a gambling debt that Bernie would not be able to pay. When Larry, a Harvard graduate representing the new style of MBA casino managers, sees Shelly taking Mikey he approaches Shelly. Larry proposes to “turn him over to the authorities and get him blacklisted and ruin his credit score”.
Many say human kind is inherently evil, that there is evil in all of us. This novel expresses what can happen to a human when there is not structure and little means of survival. The boys prove man to be inherently evil through control, abuse, and murder. In the novel the Lord of the Flies author William Golding shows how humans are inherently bad and were born to satisfy themselves as the boys move towards savagery and reveal that the basic structure of human nature is self-absorbing as chaos on the island follows their animalistic behavior. Are we as humans inherently evil?
It is seen that they murdered the Clutter’s without any motive or harsh feelings towards them. Truman Capote is the author of the novel. It is portrayed that Perry and Dick are evil because of there actions. This is because they are both seen as someone who is not concerned with the principles of right and wrong and lack any type of empathy. However, Perry is not evil because of the way Capote conveys him with empathy and innocence throughout the novel.
I beleive that Thomas Paine would have said that people were inheretly evil. That people were selfish creatures that only strove for their own comfort. This is because he repeatedly mentioned the terrible aspects of people in his writings. For example, this is shown through “society [being] produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness” (“Common Sense” 376). With this, it is clear that Paine believed people are not only selfish, but also wicked.
Their stories are about the failure of modern social existence. also the story of the effects of living in a society operating at a high level of production and consumption. In their lives, there are two kinds of the wall: the physical boundaries prison, and the psychological walls which institute in order to defend themselves from requests to change. They represent all the victims of greedy capitalism, demanding, mechanical
Mark Twain, well-known American author, ridicules the self destructive nature of greed upon man in his controversial novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry and Finn. Twain criticizes the society he lived in, noting the “superficiality and meaningless” lives of people. Mark Twain utilizes situational irony, farce, and exaggeration in order to compare two situations in the novel where characters illustrate upon themselves the negative effects of greed. Twain establishes a critical tone to bring attention to even modern day readers that greed will eventually result in punishments and consequences. First, Twain utilizes situational irony to analyze the ongoing feud between the Shepherdons and Grangerford family.
Lower and middle class citizens are separated from their common neighborhoods and instead put in upper class societies. To conclude, the fragmented world inside The Great Gatsby is proven to exist because of the constant greed, lack of loyalty and the major difference in social class. People are living a lie, are desperate to live with status and wealth while lower to middle class citizens are living next to mansions. The American Dream is decaying and because of this, people are destroying the world around them. The people in this book are all separating from something, just like a fragment.
Sin seems to be a cyclical representation of the masses’ fear of death and their willingness to delegate backdoors out of the appropriate consequences. Martin Luther realized sin was in fact too much of an ethereal instigator of the dichotomy between what is good and bad and that this system was too simplistic. As a result, money, the most common object in the world, was used as a way to permeate the sins of man and essentially overwrite the infrastructure of true altruism. The notion that money could be used as a conduit to evade God’s punishment from sin was the main issue that encompassed Martin Luther’s work. This urged him to produce his Ninety-five Theses in 1517.
Solitude induces brutal actions towards others, as Steinbeck demonstrates. Crooks is physically isolated from everyone else, and he acts cruelly towards the people he does come in contact with. Curley’s wife is another character who is physically isolated, but she handles her loneliness differently: by acting desperately. Curley and Lennie are both mentally isolated, but they react very differently to this. Curley’s mental loneliness causes him to bully others, while Lennie’s causes him to get bullied.
Matter of fact, they are down right immoral. By promoting insatiable desires that fuel customer debt and make us miserable, they are ripping society apart. From public viral campaigns that are constructed to look authentic to market research methods that are being gathered without our consent, academics critique
In his novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck outlines many corrupt societal structures intended to exploit and demean individuals based on their perceived value: the inherent exploitative nature of the American Dream, the hierarchy of power in America based on an individual 's ability to work, and the way in which oppressive systems are maintained through a mis-projection of anger of the oppressed. The idea of the ‘American Dream’ motivates workers without giving them any actual gratification; individuals are led to believe that success is inevitable and thus abstain from carrying out the necessary work to achieve their long term goals, preventing lower class individuals from entering positions of power. The American Dream is the concept that
Exploring the world through the eyes of the anti hero Patrick Bateman, American Psycho exhibits a world in which society is centered around itself in such a scale that even a violent murderous psychopath goes unnoticed. Patrick Bateman is a narcissistic psychopath, who has no qualms about murdering homeless people, prostitutes, old women and even dogs, yet he seems like everyone else in the society. Everyone is so much alike that Bateman’s lawyer and even his colleague confuse him for someone else. In a country obsessed with American dream, director Mary Harron shows the grim reality of what happens once the dream is actualized. Bateman is a strange character.