“It was always hard for me to look on others” (3). All he feels he can do is run away from his problems. Crispin views himself as a week unimportant person which makes it hard for him to chance. Crispin prays to God for solutions, but is not able to able to find what he was looking for. “O Great and Giving Jesus, I, who have no name, who am nothing, who does not know what to do, who is alone in Thy world, I implore Thy blessed help, or I’m undone” (21).
Augie thinks people tread on him. Wherever Augie goes, he feels insecure and he feels burden. He feels “How can I remove the mass of uniform things? His question is never answered. Wilhelm, the man of sorrows attempts to make his burden less by casting off his real name but he is not able to do this, as he is not able to get rid of his own thickness of speech.
He states, “I mean I’m not going to be a goddam surgeon or a violinist or anything anyways.” (39). Caulfield is apathetic towards his future. He does not care nor try. Others realize this flaw in him too, “She said I was wild and that I had no direction in life. “(59).
Relying on his own disciplined use of reasoning; Rene Descartes had refused to accept anything that had not squared with him not personally verifying if it was true. He had elevated his thinking and conscious self as the groundwork of all
In the novel The Stranger by Albert Camus, we see the protagonist Meursault as an outcast and someone who does not fit with societies standards. He is someone who is rejected by society because of his philosophy and his way of life. Meursault is a man with a very straight and blunt personality, and is not afraid to say what is on his mind. With such a strong and independent mindset, he does not allow anyone to change his view or opinion on the world. His meaning of life is much different than the rest, he is a man with no care in the world and believes that the world has no meaning or purpose.
Question 1 Materialism is define as “nothing exist except matter and its movements and modifications”. The first problematic point is there is no spiritual reality. This statement explains why our society is so lost and confused. If there is no spiritual realty, then there is no God. Many believe that science is the solution for all the problems we have, therefore God does not exist.
Yossarian. Surely, such a name does not exist or cannot possibly even have a right to do so. What a name, even thinking of it! Really, James Heller’s Catch 22’s hero or ante-hero is something that no one else could have dreamed of but a modernist and at that, a sadist, a righteously cynical one. In fact, during the rudimentary monologues of characters like Colonel Cathcart, Captain Black and Major Major that make the novel a swashbuckler, it all involves them questioning the almost dreamlike existence of man with a name like that.
QUESTION 1 - Do you agree that nation is a modern political and cultural construct? Substantiate your answer by referring to the primordialist approach, modernist and ethno-symbolist theories. In the beginning, in my opinion, nation is a modern and political concept, if it is not constructed. My understanding of nations modernity is not derived from the idea that ‘there was no nation(s) before the modern times; it just abruptly flourished with it’, like many modernist scholars claimed. The question that, which time that the concept of nation belongs to; is it modern or not?
The confrontation of the audience with characters and happenings which they are not quite able to comprehend makes it impossible for them to share the aspirations and emotions depicted in the play. Brecht 's famous "Verfremdungseffekt" (alienation effect), the inhibition of any identification between spectator and actor, which Brecht could never successfully achieve in his own highly rational theatre, really comes into its own in the Theatre of the Absurd. It is impossible to identify oneself with characters one does not understand or whose motives remain a closed book, and so the distance between the public and the happenings on the stage can be maintained. Emotional identification with the characters is replaced by a puzzled, critical attention. For while the happenings on the stage are absurd, they yet remain recognizable as somehow related to real life with its absurdity, so that eventually the spectators are brought face to face with the irrational side of their existence.