Meursault is part of a functioning group, yet is disconnected with his different ideals. His differentiation generates narrow-mindedness, motivating his peers to reject that behavior. However, without this variation within a society, there would be no example to look upon. Meursault’s existence as the stranger creates the society’s standards, ones that he is not included in. The process of estrangement and realization in which Meursault experiences can be seen through the varying aspects of his point of view during vital events in the novel.
Since the Underground Man’s character has been described as socially isolated since the beginning of the book, his difficulties expressing himself to other individuals was the commencement of a deep angry desire to have some authority over the officer. Rather than letting the incident go he torments himself with it and plans a revenge. A revenge that he cannot pursue because his low income does not allow him to play the role of a sophisticated
While Victor is not literally alone, due to his family and best friend Henry Clerval, Victor understands himself to be emotionally imprisoned. As a result of this he resolves that he cannot communicate his emotions to the people who, on the surface seem to be the ones closest to Victor such as Clerval or his wife Elizabeth, but in all actuality, Victor comes to the conclusion that he must face his emotional turmoil alone. In his younger years, Victor would attempt to cope with his emotions by engrossing himself in his studies of science, biology and early genetics, however, by encompassing himself in his work he only solidifies himself as an outcast. Victor even displays the depth of his emotional solitude when he asserts “swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys. Natural philosophy is the genius that has regulated my fate”(Shelley 27) Victor’s emotional isolation even pushes him to the contemplation of suicide following Justine’s execution.
This creates a dystopian world due to the overall lack of knowledge or care about their life. This further proves how the motif of fear best illustrates the negative effects of a dystopian society. Similarly, Bradbury continues to display the false sense of security when he talks about the need for firemen to burn houses that contain books, he states,
He is scared that he is wasting time, and that is also why he notice the sound of the alarm clock beside his wives’ bed. He does not want to spend his time at the hospital. That makes him selfish and unkind. Additional he describes the hospital as a prison, when he drives away. Because it captures his time, and the only thing you do in there is
Holden is trying to stay away from society to help deal with his depression. He chooses to protect himself and his family from the bitter adult world that he no trust for. Society itself lacks the ability to accept Holden, this make Holden distraught and scornful towards society. Holden gives no urge of the world to change. This greatly contrasts with Holden search through the book to be able to comprehend society, but still fines no understanding towards society.
A theme that connects the transcendental writings of Thoreau and Emerson to modern time is the idea that says that society is not good for individuals. In his essay “Self-Reliance”, Emerson presents the theme eloquently. Emerson believed that an individual should be independent and not think about society. This is evident when Emerson writes that “infancy conforms to nobody” because a small child does not care what society thinks about the small child 's behavior (Emersion1 par.4). Emersion further expands the idea from infancy to a man by saying that a man is “clapped into jail by his consciousness” because of judgement that is given to a man from society(Emersion1 par.5).
As the townspeople avoided Mr. Hooper, they failed to get to know the story behind the veil. If the townspeople were to talk to him and try to better understand his story they would see the veil as symbol of his pride,but also a representation of isolation ( Montbriand 213). The way the characters in the story handled the situation is similar to how people in real life act. The character traits in the short story support the idea that people should not judge someone without knowing their
The Beat Movement was a group formed by writers (such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg) who did not conform with the literary standards at the time. They used the word “beat” to describe their free style of writing and their nontraditional crazy way of life (The Beat Movement). Although Bukowski hated and often denied being a part of the Beat Movement, he fit in with this movement due to his honest and humorous style of writing (McCullough). Many of the journalists at that time spoke the truth, but none did it like Bukowski. Bukowski discussed random and important topics such as closeted relationship abuse, society problems, hangovers, horse-racing, and hookers he had met (McCullough).
First, looking at David and the conflicts he has within himself the reader can see he feels lost within his own “home” and it’s evident he has no sense of identity. David has no emotional belonging to anywhere and runs away in hopes somewhere beyond the farm can give him the sense of “home” he has been looking for. He feels guilty because he cannot call the farm his “home”