A bloody revolution is the result of wrongs done in the name of the people .In A Tale of Two Cities, Dickens vividly captures the bad conditions that lead commoners to rise for their rights. The marquis represents the evil of the aristocracy put into one character. He has a perfect mask. He represents the cruelty of the French aristocracy. He shows absolutely no regard for human life and wishes that the peasants of the world would be exterminated.
Moreover, as the Slave Trade led to Colonialism, the pattern of a European-focused, commodity based economy was reinforced. The Slave Trade was an awful stain on Western Civilization. The immorality of it is easy to understand and visceral. Sadly, it effects were even more consequential to the African people. Beyond the obvious evil of slavery, the Trade had an equally pernicious effect of sabotaging the African economy, and thus and leading to generations of
This novel is a critique of society, the 80s in particular. Bateman 's murderous rampages and occasional cannibalism are rather blunt comparisons to consumerism and consumption. The characters in this book, Bateman included, are very materialistic and self-centered. This is the author reflecting what he sees as a pervasive element lurking in society. The characters, Bateman especially, are monsters created by a culture of greed, a culture where conformity is highly valued and differences are frowned upon.
In conclusion, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is “a powerful critique of American society and of the function of madness in that society” and it accurately portrays the Civil Rights Movement and the movement towards deinstitutionalization experienced during the publication of Ken Kesey’s novel and by Ken Kesey himself (Vitkus, 65). The recurring theme of repressive vs rebellious wills illustrate the need to resist oppressive institutions of society so that humanity will not fall as victims to society 's ever changing economy. This novel focuses on the concept of American Capitalism and how defining a person as crazy because they are different or refuse to conform to society 's obligations is deemed immoral; therefore, through the novel,
This difference in the source of crime with Durkheim’s theory naturally means that crime will be detrimental to the society in which it occurs. Individuals who choose to break the law will then do so knowingly with a deeper and darker motive. (Greenberg and Greenberg, 1993) Modern Marxists suggest that societies are an amalgamation of a number of competing sects and this means that those sects have differing interests than others. Due to an unequal distribution of assets and power in such societies, there is the inevitable existence of crime and deviance. (Greenberg and Greenberg, 1993) Capitalism is the root of such crimes and these are negatively affecting the chance for social stability in a community.
Through the novel’s tripartite structure, Orwell creates a dystopic setting that reflects a post-atomic world where totalitarianism had led to a loss of autonomy. Even familial links are sabotaged under the authoritarian rule of the Party as symbolised in the Parsons’ kids ‘All they think about is the spies and the war,’ alluding to Hitler Youth who were indoctrinated into the hatred of Jews, and performed espionage on behalf of the Nazis. This depraved trespass of family values highlights the vulnerability of humanity under political fundamentalism, explored in the characterisation of Winston as ‘downcast’ with a ‘varicose ulcer’. However, through the exploration of Winston’s relationship with Julia, Orwell highlights the endurance of a common humanity under a totalitarian rule. Orwell characterises Julia as the last remnants of free thought in the dystopic world of 1984, embodying autonomy that extends beyond the constraints of the Party as highlighted by the retrospective irony, ‘They can 't get to your heart.’ Although fleeting, her relationship with Winston remains a powerful expression of humanity, a political rebellion against the puritanical fundamentalism of the Party’s doctrine.
Their efforts were not successful on a large scale because of the great momentum the movement had taken up in the end of the 19th century. The political cartoonist Thomas Nast, renowned for exposing the infamous misdeeds of Boss Tweed, created the cartoon depicted in Document A. It shows the great powers England, Germany, and Russia divvying up the world into their spoils bags, which parodies imperialism and shows its viewed immorality. Nast’s drawing is an attempt to detach the United States from similarities to the expansionist nations by showing the injustice of their actions. More blatant in desire against expansionism and imperialism was the American Anti-Imperialist league, who attempted to dissuade the Americans from continuing to pursue overseas ventures, especially in the Philippines.
Development of corruption morally challenges the protagonist and results in the inevitable falling ‘victim’ to the provoking surrounding forces of evil. The representation of universal notions in Shakespeare’s, ‘King Lear’ demonstrates the interactions and psychological behaviours possessed by humanity as Lear rationalises suffering as an achievement of redemption. Lear’s self-pity proclamation of his own misfortune ‘doomed’ upon him in Act III resulted from his essential failure - his fatal flaw. The consequences from his metaphorical blindness and inability to distinguish between appearance and reality whilst claiming he is ‘a man more sinned against than sinning,’ allowed a perfect opportunity for the surrounding ‘forces of evil’ to easily oppose his regime; hence, the following downfall of the tragic hero. Projection of this flaw from his actions prompts the underestimation of humanity and capability of ambition subsequent to the denial of traditional roles causing disturbance to the ‘natural world’.
The Western Europeans gain power over Africans, however the way they controlled their power, with inhumane, racist and selfish actions mean’t the colonies were bound to failure. In the conquest for colonies racism and ethnocentrism played a role in how the Europeans went about with their Imperialistic conquest, however it wasn’t the original
Britain enforcing the Stamp Act resulted in a huge deterioration to the Economy. Benjamin’s letter to John Hughes in Document G confirmed clearly that they wanted to get the Stamp Act “repeal’d”. Because of the failure to get it repealed, the Colonies began to Boycott