The is shows how lush, gaudy and medaling the life of a hollywood correspondent can be. The writers of the film, purposely mock hollywood through Stanley Motts as he is a producer who “(wants) the credit.” He is willing to “play with his life” just to be recognised. Yet in the end he falls in his own greed, and is left with neither the fame or his
Stanley’s rampage in Scene III (when he hits Stella), and then later on in the play reveals him to be so power-hungry that he will resort to barbaric, physical tactics to get what he wants. His lack of remorse for raping Blanche is astonishing; he does not share the fact that he raped her with anyone, so he assumes to be the only one with this knowledge. He is so confident in his power that he does not even consider that Blanche would tell Stella about his heinous act. In the last Scene, the audience is aware that Stella has heard about what Stanley has done – in fact, every character in the play is aware. However, Stanley is the only one who believes that no one else knows, setting him apart and therefore confirming that Stanley is the one in
In the short story, “Harrison Bergeron”, by Kurt Vonnegut, Hazel quotes, “That’s alright, he tried. That’s the big thing. He tried to do the best he could with what God gave him,”(Vonnegut, 371). This is a perfect example of how this dystopian society treats competition. This story is about a society where everyone is forced to be equal because the government terrorizes it citizens.
It is the year 2081 in an era where equality rules over everybody. That is, everyone except a young man named Harrison Bergeron who believes that the equality is overlooked and is actually negative in society. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, the main character Harrison defies the cultural norm and breaks free from the supposed equality. Vonnegut makes a point to show that he goes to great lengths to show that sometimes we have to take risks to achieve freedom. The fact that Harrison is confident, aggressive, and rebellious proves the fact that freedom sometimes can only be found through risks that can put everything at stake.
In the famous essay Civil Disobedience by Henry Thoreau , there is a multitude of famous quotes. One that has been recognized is “ The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies.”. When first reading this quote it seems as if he is saying that most men do things with no cause or reason. Well he is,Thoreau is criticizing the general population who follows the government or any group blindly without thinking or evaluating. As intuition and being true to oneself are of the utmost importance to Transcendentalists, being a “machine” is extremely undesirable.
George and Myrtle Wilson both live in the Valley of Ashes. George’s character reflects the Valley of Ashes because he is desperate and empty. George continues to acquire Tom about the car he is planning to sale. George asks Tom, “When are you going to sell me that car?” (Fitzgerald 25). Obviously, George is desperate for the car because he needs the money.
While the duke and the dauphin and lying about their identity, they are gaining money through this. The readers know they don’t deserve that money. It also evokes aggravation because the people of that town and the Wilks girls are gullible enough to believe that the duke and the dauphin are Peter Wilks’ brother with no proof to prove that. This is used to satirize how people easily believed anything with no proof and did not question. In Death of a Salesman, after many years of struggling to pay for all the bills, Willy decides to commit suicide because he wanted the insurance money to be given to Biff, his son but at his funeral, the readers find out: "I made the last payment on the house today.Today, dear.
O’Hara illustrates this in the first chapter, when Julian’s swift decline begins. Irritated by the abrasive jokes of the local big shot, English throws a glass of liquor into a much despised but universally feared man. Unfortunately, Harry Reilly, the recipient to the highball in the face, is the biggest investor in Julian’s car dealership. Of course, this is not the real reason for English’s fall into the social and psychological abyss, however it is just the tipping point. O’Hara states, “He remembered throwing a drink at Harry Reilly, throwing it in his fat, cheap, gross Irish face.” (O’Hara) This is important because it
She then decides to settle on Tom, who is “abusive” (23) which Daisy tolerates due to the fact that Tom is extremely wealthy. The need for money drove both Gatsby and Daisy to extreme situations and provided them unpleasant circumstances. Throughout The Great Gatsby, many characters are faced with difficult situations due to the society that they live in. Gatsby is overly fasinated with Daisy which drives him to extreme levels to impress her. However, Tom is overly fixated on himself and causes the death of an innocent man.
Then everyone would know and love him. His pursuit in this unrealistic expectation led to shortcomings that, not only dragged him down, but dragged down the people around him. In “Death of a Salesman”, Arthur Miller uses strong symbolism, powerful diction, and blatant foreshadowing to show that Willy Loman drags suffering onto the people around him. Miller uses physical objects as symbols of Willy’s failures and strong desire for validation. In one instance Willy questions Stanley