There are many reasons to have ambition, having good ambition can help a person go a long way in life, but having bad ambition can also be harmful or a major threat to others. Being a person with ambition is great, but be sure to use it for the right reasons. Ambition can be really motivating like in the epic poem Beowulf where Beowulf himself risked his life many times to save the lives of others, but could also go to the extreme and leave people making irrational decisions, such as Macbeth, who became senseless trying to become king for his wife who was power hungry. To be that person that carries ambition inside of them at all times is a great character trait, and being that person to carry ambition for the right reasons is even better because it could take someone a long way in life. For example, Beowulf’s ambition led him to saving others’ lives and save
In The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller, peer pressure takes a big part. People do all sorts of things to fit in. People often want to feel accepted by society, especially from their friends. Peer pressure is a big issue in The Crucible, also in real life. The feeling of not being part of something is kind of scary for many.
Today citizens are influenced by many qualities that affect their day to day activities. These qualities consist of many both physically and mentally, but Shakespeare has covered the top three: Jealousy, race, and love. In the movie “O!” jealousy, race, and gender has created a division among friends and relationships. Jealousy can be an evil quality to possess causing you to turn against your friends and to make you want to achieve your goal at any cost. This is what happened to Hugo.
A moral panic is a feeling of fear that increases between a large number of individuals. The media describes them as “folk devils” a threat to the societies rule of conduct. The media also presents them in a negative way and over exaggerate the situation. The media make it a bigger issue than it seems in order to gain audiences and viewers .In accordance to Stanley Cohen a moral panic occurs when “ (a) condition, episode, person or group of person emerges to become defined as a threat to societal values and interests.” Deviant behaviour between young people makes a “Moral Panic” between the younger generation They are also seen as moral social entrepreneurs as they are the ones
“People who can turn a lie into a truth have the power to shape reality; that gives them its willing suspension of disbelief is a co-conspirator in this uncanny transformation” (Kirsch). Here Kirsch talks about how whoever has the power of a voice can be the most powerful individual out there. Being able to change other peoples mind itself is a great power but being able to turn the lie into the truth, that can influence those around them is a big factor in helping change the other’s perspective. “The problem with our “post-truth” politics is that a large share of the population has moved beyond true and false” (Kirsch). Here Kirsch is trying to impose that no one in our society cares about what the truth or false is, we have now become a society where reality is where we can turn it into our fantasy which helps in making our life more interesting and truly escape what reality is.
When one thinks of a hero they normally imagine a famous athlete or a movie star, but it’s not always about one’s popularity, it can also be because of how they help society. A hero is a person or protagonist included in a literary work who, when put in front of danger withstands adversity by being brave and resourceful, often sacrificing their well-being for the good of their people. Overcoming obstacles may be one of the biggest difficulties that people face, just because of the fact that many chose to simply quit when life gets hard. A person becomes a hero when they are able to overcome these difficulties and accomplish the tasks that are presented to them no matter how straining they may be. Many believe that “that heroism comes naturally to some, and others can learn altruism using methods such as compassion” (Banham 312).
This is demonstrated through the themes of jealousy, guilt, and rage shown throughout the several acts of the play. Jealousy was a large part of the themes in the play as it is today in modern society. As much as humans would like to say they are happy and proud of their peers for their success, there is still a large part of our brain that want what our peers have, and is a little angry that we didn’t reach the level first. With that being said, a good majority of the time,
They both have mistreatment and intolerance, so they took that mistreatment and intolerance and abused other people. Many people in this world are shown prejudice once in their life, or more. To make them feel better, they revert the bigotry they receive onto others. The importance of this novel is that people cannot collapse on themselves, they must come up and rise together to ease their
His successor Macduff, was birthed by cesarean section. The way that people overlook critical information is due to the overwhelming effect that ambition can have on individuals. The overlooking of this essential information is fueled strictly by ambition, and the act of being driven by ambition is the same today as it was over four hundred years ago. People in today’s society do often become ambitious and overlook details that are vital
Michelangelo, the great Renaissance artist, once said, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too like, and achieving our mark.” This quote means that most people have a greater fear in succeeding at an easy task than failing at a more challenging one. This is very true in the opinion of many. Most individuals want challenge, and want to avoid taking the easy way out. When the latter happens, they may feel ashamed. There is more danger is accomplishing a simple task than failing at a great one because most people have already experienced failure at something big, have felt guilt about aiming for a low goal, and know that doing the simpler thing will show a lack of
Fahrenheit 451 Theme Analysis Sir Francis Bacon once said, “ipsa scientia potestas est” or “knowledge is power” and we often say this to encourage education amongst others. However, the power and knowledge struggle in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a prevalent theme in the book. For example, books and other forms of entertainment of similar substance are banned and even burned regularly because of this. Also, many people (because they don’t know) are unwilling to learn and even go as deep as to fear them. The public fears knowledge of this capacity because the government makes them afraid, but the government is no different- they also fear an educated public that have opinions and to a large extent, free will.
Historian Daniel J. Boorstin once said, “Technology is so much fun, but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge”. Boorstin believes that technology is fun and is helpful to society, but technology can be overused and can take over our knowledge, which can take over our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. Nowadays most people prefer reading online rather than reading a print book, which has changed our society today in numerous helpful, yet hazardous ways. Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451 interprets what our society will be later on due to the overuse of technology, and the lack of reading print books.
Thomas Hobbes once said that “curiosity is the lust of the mind”; that humans naturally gravitate towards knowing more of the unknown out of pure desire. In the context of power, this statement could not be any more truer. In history, we have seen countless examples of power-hungry figures who have only been detrimental to their societies. The Mussolinis and Maos of this world have proven time and time again that the desire to elevate one’s status of power ends more often than not in terrible consequences. The increase in party polarization that the United States sees today can be linked to a power-hungry society.
The resulting distractions can have deadly consequences, as when cellphone-wielding drivers and train engineers cause wrecks...these urges can inflict nicks and cuts on creativity and deep thought, interrupting work and family life”, (Rechtel). People are not only becoming stressed, but addicted to technology. A week away from screens will very much help break or decrease this addiction. Many people feel more productive because of technology, and their ability to “multitask”; however, Rechtel presents
Particularly, the negative images promoted by the media raise concerns regarding the degree to which media should be subjected to censorship . The use of profanity, violence, and negative imagery in all forms of popular media has become commonplace in today’s society. Such nonchalant promotion of said images in public media has negatively impacted the minds of people, and this carelessness could be linked to an increase in self-destructive behavior and violence. Consequently, there should be a stronger censorship of detrimental imagery in today’s media because the ideals expressed in the popular media influence audiences to make irresponsible choices, and millions of young people are influenced by the media of today’s society. First, a stronger media censorship should be adopted because the ideals found in media are embedded in the listener’s and/or viewer’s mind, which results in them making irresponsible and negligent choices.