An example of such comparison would be when he states, “My fictional view of the period, my sense of its unreality had been, like any impotence, a psychological painful experience”(17). Miller clearly states that viewpoint coming from the fictional characters from The Crucible compares to his reality. The reality in which both places had to maintain a “social unity intact”, “authority of leaders had to be hardened”, and “words of skepticism had to be constricted”(17). The Crucible is a story in which it compares the two worlds such as fictional and non-fictional and makes them into one, the story is not history but instead, a moral, “political and psychological construct that floats on the fluid of emotion from both eras”(47). Miller would also use simile to compare two thing or two words, an example would be when it states, “Turning to Salem was like looking into a petri dish, an embalmed stasis with its principal moving forces caught in stillness”(28).
Jane Goodall was known to have said that “The greatest danger to our future was apathy”. Society has many negative perspectives on apathy, and on people with apathy. However, people often don’t consider the flaws in themselves, that can be considered as a detriment in modern society, which can be seen as extremely hypocritical. Apathy can regard to many aspects in society such as religion, relationships with others, or even not having the societally approved reactions to certain events in one’s life, such as death, anniversaries, and accomplishments. An analysis of literary elements and techniques present in Albert Camus’ novel, The Stranger, displays the idea that an individual’s indifference to religious norms often cause society to have a judgemental view on that person.
The two stories, “Harrison Bergeron” and Fahrenheit 451, both have common themes. The common themes of the stories may include; our reliance on technology can spiral out of control if we let it, knowledge is joyful and painful, and that we can be confined by our own self-censorship. All of these themes are exhibited throughout both stories frequently. Whether it is as Montag has conflict with his wife over books or as Harrison’s parents forget right from wrong in their society. In Fahrenheit 451, their technology definitely gets out of control.
What is deconstruction in literature? According to Merriam Webster, a deconstructionist literary criticism is a “philosophical or critical method which asserts that meanings, metaphysical constructs, and hierarchical are always rendered unstable by their dependence on ultimately arbitrary signifiers” (Merriam). In other words, a deconstructionist literary criticism looks at the book as a whole and deconstructs the pieces of the novel and how they may seem unstable when compared to the whole meaning. This mindset is exhibited in that of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. Franz Kafka leaves many aspects of the novel unexplained and he includes details that are unstable to the meaning of the novel as a whole.
Social norms can cause individuals hysteria and make them feel left out which causes them to break apart from society. Both Edgar Allen Poe and Jon Krakauer use different instances of conflict and foreshadowing to achieve a similar idea of the negative aspects of society. Society can cause individuals to think differently and cause them to make decisions whether they are good or bad. Edgar Allen Poe and Jon Krakauer illustrate internal conflict in differing ways. In his short story, “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Edgar Allen Poe uses conflict to show how Rodrick isolation from society shows his effort to be himself despite living with illnesses.
After reading the story, we realize that awakening from the long deep dream of old believes and misconceptions mean to destroy and reconstruct, and in the fragment above, the author shows how devastating this awakening to a new reality may be. How to get consciousness and discover unknown feelings and reality can be painful, and how this process can change a person´s conceptions and his very
Authors put unreliable characters throughout a story to develop the plot. Can you trust them? Edgar Allen Poe is one of those authors. He puts unreliable narrators throughout his story's to develop the plot. He uses the fact that his characters are mentally unstable, they have an askew moral compass, and they are not credible to develop the narrators as unreliable.
The ego considers and makes a compromise between both the carnal desires of the ID and the social norms and morals contained by the ego using reasoning and logic. The ego can often be conflicted due to poor decision making or prolonged suppression of either the ID or superego, forcing the ego to employ a Defence mechanism. The protagonist’s conflicted ego can be seen to employ several defence mechanisms in the play, in order to protect her from a mental breakdown. A mixture of repression and denial can clearly be seen in the second act, where Nora pushes the threatening thought of Torvald finding out about the forgery away, when however this thought again arises she denies to herself that Torvald will ever open the letter. Displacement is seen on p… where Nora want to rip her Italian clothing ‘to a million pieces’ this shows how Nora wants to express her anger on the fabric, which she had bought on the trip that was the cause of this conflict.
This usually means that those they deem below themselves are left scrambling. When a person’s independency is suppressed, it can lower their self-esteem. Some speak up for themselves while others submit to their suppressors. Those in power will do almost anything to maintain it even if it meant stepping on other individuals. All three key points are spread throughout the novel.
Ernest Hemingway’s characters are frequently tested in their faith, beliefs, and ideas. To Hemingway’s characters, things that appear to be grounded in reality and unmovable facts frequently are not, revealing themselves to be hollow, personal mythologies. Hemingway shakes his characters out of their comfortable ignorance through traumatic events that usually cause a certain sense of disillusionment with characters mythologies, moving them to change their way of life. His characters usually, after becoming disillusioned, respond with depression, suicide, and nihilism. However, this is not always the case.
Usually, repressed connotes a negative restraint, yet Coates seems to speak of his transformation positively. I think this must contribute to his sense of falsehood, as he feels though the only way to survive is to hide who he really is. So that’s where Coates is right now, feeling the front of imposter syndrome, and it comes at a strange time in the book. It appears halfway through, and book feels about as aimless, there is no driving force behind the plot. It is as if the both the book and Coates are at their crossroads, and we are about to see what happens when they make the jump.
Though many try to obtain free will, this difficult task often results in defeat. In the novels, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, the characters’ lives are predetermined; thus, driving them into mental instability. A predetermined life acts as a catalyst for mental deterioration. The protagonists suffer from depression as a result of their predetermined lives, as well as, the characters blindly obey their controllers, and have a longing to break free from being controlled. A study was conducted and determined that, “feeling trapped is a direct experience and symptom of inner passivity.
Borderline personality disorder tends to drop a bunch of negative traits onto the barer. Some of these traits include thoughts of dissociation, which is a psychological term used to describe a mental departure from reality. From the website called Out Of The Fog (2015), the author says that “The thinking and behavior of a person with BPD includes more departures from reality and emotional thinking than actual facts.”( ) This can lead to the more impulsive acts during episodes of dissociation or mood swings. Another trait is the intense fear of abandonment. According to Clearview Treatment Centers (2016), they say that “These fears of abandonment are usually related to an intolerance of being alone,” (Paragraph 3) These fears of abandonment can lead to more severe cases of manipulation or blame games with their partners to force them to stay.