War and William Golding, in fact, are the two inextricable subjects. After working for a short time in the theater as a writer and actor, Golding trained to be a teacher, a profession he left during World War II to join the Royal Navy. After the war Golding returned to writing with the publication of his first novel, Lord of the Flies (1954). And World War II left an impact on Golding the artist. On an occasion Golding himself admitted, ‘The war produced one notable effect on me.
One Flew Over Society’s Utopia In 1962, Ken Kesey shook Americans across the nation with his book One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest illustrates controversial topics in society as triumphant and was therefore under scrutiny since its publication. The novel expresses material, such as nonconformity, rebellion, freedom of the mind, and the hardships of having a mental illness. It also challenges many levels of reality and social norms, such as glorifying corrupt juveniles, criminal activity, and depicting images of obscenity, all which landed the novel a spot on the banned books list. As young adults, our minds are still moldable.
According to psychoanalyst Carl Jung who understood universal patterns and images to be derived from our psychic existence, including thought patterns, dreams and arts. The protagonist, Robert Ross in Timothy Findley’s novel The Wars portrays characteristics of the archetypal hero when he undergoes a loss of innocence through the deaths, which propel him into “the underworld”; this is demonstrated as he embarks on a journey to find purpose and which he encounters the existential truth and after he is able to embrace the depths of life, he is then transformed by the experiences and returns back to “the ordinary
In Ken Kensey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, it conveys messages all throughout the novel. The messages conveyed towards the reader regards oppression, role models, and living a self-determined life. Although McMurphy is cast as a savior of sorts, ultimately Bromden saves himself. McMurphy’s role and Bromden’s thoughts and actions throughout the novel, especially at the end. Although the novel does not have many role models, it does have one important one that is McMurphy.
I think utilitarianism basically means that doing what is right should be placed above all else. In Barnard Madoff case he stood against everything utilitarianism stood for. An example would running an illegal ponzi scheme he was not thinking about how the people he was taking money from were feeling he wanted it all for himself no matter how many people he had to step on to get it. According to Heather Salazar article Bernie Madoff: Greatest Ponzi Scheme in U.S. History she said Madoff was not interested in doing the right thing at all and because of this he let a lot of people down and caused a lot of unhappiness because of it (Salazar). If Bernard Madoff were to do the right thing he would not be in jail right now and if he couldn 't make the same amount of money was making illegally he would still be making a decent amount of it and it would have been clean instead of taken unwillingly from
Have you ever judged a person by how they look? Or Ran away from your problem but they seem to come back and haunt you? Well in the book Gris Grimly 's Frankenstein, Victor Frankenstein had created a creature so horrible looking that he ran away from it. Everyone believed that he wasn’t a human being, but I believe that everything he 's done was the most humane thing he could have done. The creature was a kind and "benevolent soul" that cared for everyone until he would be turned away from humanity all because he looked different.
Throughout history, humans have committed millions of unforgivable crime due to jealousy, selfishness, and beliefs. Although there’s a saying by George Santayana that said, ‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, several events in history proved that even with the power of knowledge, man’s inhumanity to man cannot be stopped. Khaled Hosseini’s representation of inhumanity through the book The Kite Runner stands out like a stain on a white shirt; it showed how far humans were willing to go for their own selfish desires. In the book ‘The Kite Runner”, inhumanity comes in different levels. From bullying to murder and rape, the author Khaled Hosseini clearly conveyed man’s inhumanity mostly through the common discriminations in Afghanistan and the actions of Assef and Amir.
Whilst much has been written about him both from historians during and after his lifetime, based on many of his actions as discussed above, it would be very easy to conclude that he was driven to madness and was insane which more than likely brought about his cruel nature and ruthlessness. Whether this insanity was as a result of an illness or by his traumatic childhood and up-brining, we will never know. Perhaps he was sane and many of his actions were directed to antagonise the Senate and those whom opposed him. The example about threatening to make his horse a consul (which never occurred) may have been a deliberate swipe towards the Senate. The stories about his army collecting seashells may have simply been gossip and rumours created by those who opposed him as a means to prove that he was insane with the aim to ultimately removing him from power.
Pressuring Candy to kill his only friend shows the uncaring emotions people had to each other during the era. Carlson was willingly and selfishly ready to kill Lennie without understanding others and thinking about it. While Carlson’s last words really revealed the kind of man he was and how the Great Depression was and did to others. Even though people got through the Depression, the struggling time changed people and the way they
This quote explains the heavy resentment Victor Frankenstein held for the creature the second he had made him. Although Victor Frankenstein knew all of the scientific aspects to creating this new life and worked hard to do so, he feared and rejected the final outcome of his scientific creation. This vile reaction may also be held by members of today’s society if clones are created. To further explain, society often reacts with fear towards the unknown. In Frankenstein, not only did Victor Frankenstein despise the creature, but the villagers also reacted towards “the monster” with disgust.
Gatlin Farrington 12/1 P.4 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is an excellent utopian/dystopian fictional story about a man who fights for the freedom to read. The government in this world has made almost every book (with a few exceptions) illegal. They have done this due to the contradictory ideas found in them. It was thought that all of the contradictions might confuse citizens on what is the truth and what isn’t. This book, along with being a utopian fiction, follows the Hero’s Journey archetype.
The way they are treated and talked about is all because people have predetermined opinions about them without their own experiences. The book To Kill A Mockingbird by author Harper Lee, demonstrates prejudice in the 1930’s and now by showing that it can be used against all different people. Prejudice happens to everyone at one
Due to his outlandish lyrics and extreme hatred for censorship he was constantly in battle against his censors. When he was told to put warning labels on his albums, he sarcastically wrote a label that warned all his listeners about the evils of rock and roll and how its antagonists are the actual corrupted ones. Frank Zappa was an English major that loved writing lyrics and did not care what others thought of him. He was definitely hated for some of his philosophies but was also loved for his passion and opposition to censorship. He wrote music to express his ideas on society and government, among other things.
To Kill a Mockingbird is famous for its controversy. In fact, it has been banned from being read at many schools for its use of racial, sexual, and political content, all of these aiding the book’s “big ideas”. To Kill a Mockingbird has many themes. For example, one is about racial injustice. You would think a jury would establish their final decision based upon the facts, but in this book, the jury had already made up its mind once it heard that the case was a white man versus a black man.