He showed the aspects of “he is dependent upon endless affirmation from others in the form of approval, flattery…the more desperately he clings to the belief that he is his idealized image, the more violent the hatred” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 110~p. 111). Also he showed his tendency of “He must in his own mind feel superior in some way – regardless of any particular drive to excel” (Our Inner Conflicts p. 101). Some of the actual strengths and accomplishments that Sooyang had was not able to achieved. By eliminating his surrounding people that opposes to him, he was written as a cruel king of Chosun dynasty.
In “The Jungle” the stereotypical characters are the hardworking man (Jurgis) and the weak vulnerable women (Ona, his wife). The conventional character of the man being the provider for the family and the wife being “too weak” shows the concept of survival of the fittest and encouraging people to advocate towards socialism. To begin with, when jurgis first arrived at America he was not at all exposed to the harsh reality which caused him to be completely naive. Jurgis was very overprotective of his family especially Ona because she was slightly more sensitive. He was the main provider of the family so, he felt as if all of their well being fell on his shoulders.
Another theme that is explored in this novel is the inherent fault of the central character Okonkwo, who is ambitious, industrious, honest, masculine but is rash, and unthinking and his sense of self and identity is wholly dependent on the approval of others in his community and he thinks of anything that intrudes into it as a threat and he tries hard to be a man though in a flawed manner. His sense of attaining masculinity is fuelled by an indomitable desire to rise above his father’s spendthrift, lazy, ineffectual and effeminate character and he associates violence, haughtiness, and aggression as the only set of emotions to be displayed for expressing true masculinity. He beats his wives and threatens to kill women.
Therefore, bewildered by the racial and economic difficulties among her fellow Chicagoans in 1960, Pulitzer Prize Winner Gwendolyn Brook wrote the authentic poem The Bean Eaters. In her poem The Bean Eater, which had two unidentified central characters, Brook alludes to the lasting effects of poverty and isolation. The gloomy poem was meant to show people of the sixties, and even of today, how classism rouses social
Cormac McCarthy’s, The Road, illustrates the struggle for survival in a world that is coming to an end, which will unconditionally make one do anything for survival. Similarly to The Road, William Golding’s, Lord of the Flies portrays boys on an island in the Pacific struggling to create a developed society and civilized environment. Despite the different paths that create conflicts amongst each other, the struggle for survival, power, and civilization will bring out the flaws and dark side of human nature, which are demonstrated throughout three of these pieces. Power is an abstraction that many want in their life, but it proves difficult to define or obtain. In these readings, the struggle for power brings out the flaws in human nature.
Power, is a everwanting trait of humans. Power exerts a assertive force to move social status, making good turn bad; making bad turn to good. Power as mentioned by authors of these two books, to kill a mockingbird and animal farm, Harper Lee and George Orwell, respectively. Use their text to criticise the usage of power in current society by demonstrating the miss usage of knowledge and tyranny, foreshadowing the danger in real human society, while setting up expectations of future by appealing the usage power, through objection to readers as an ideal to keep society upright. Consequently, these two authors clarifies definition on correct usage of gain power.
Paine then challenges the men’s bravery and patriotism to their country by stating the line “The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country.” This statement successfully peaks the men 's interest in the passage, and takes a jab at the readers manliness and willingness to protect his own country in time of need. “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.” This line, similar to the first line, is stating that this evil that was the British government is not going to be an easy opponent to defeat. This also puts the readers in a position of readying themselves, similar
However, the satisfaction in his civilized society rapidly deteriorates, and Ralph can no longer uphold the civilization which provided security to the boys. The power struggle proceeds to chaos, an ethical war between the civil mindset in which these British boys were raised, and the savagery which lies within. Moreover, the island erodes the morals and principles of the boys to reveal the darkness of their intrinsic nature. The role of leadership therefore falls on Jack’s shoulders, as he provides an outlet for these boys to express this shift in their morality. His leadership is embraced by the boys, even Piggy and Ralph, who opposed his cruel and unusual leadership were “eager to take a place in this demented, but partly secure society.“ (pg.167).
However, all those dreams would never come true. The car which reflects the reality bring them to the tragedy. The green light is also the symbol the ending of Myrtle’s life. The green light represents its meaning when Myrtle didn’t wait for the treen traffic light, she crossed the road and got the accident. Sarah Churchwell, in her recent book Careless People, quotes from New Yorkers’ complaints in newspaper letters to the editor in 1922 and 1924 about the confusing new traffic signals “green in this city when displayed on a tower means stop”; “our signal system provides .
Throughout life people yearn for the thrill of success; however, they often do nothing to achieve that success and instead wish for it. This desire raises the question of how success is truly achieved; is it through pure luck or perseverance? Arthur Miller answers this through Death of a Salesman, where a variety of characters obtain their version of success. Being an unrealistic and unapproachable path to success, Miller emphasizes that luck is not a reliable method to gaining success. Through the use of various characters, Arthur Miller illustrates that relying on hard work brings more success than luck does.