One reason others feel differently is because of the unsightly part of humanity. For example, in the beginning of the Crucible, Miller explains how Parris “cut a villainous path” to become reverend and how “there is very little good to be said for him” (1100). People similar to Parris exist everywhere which roots the argument of inner conflict constantly tieing with humanity. However, one couldn’t openly act in such a way, it would ruin an important reputation in society. In fact, Joseph McCarthy himself suffered this consequence: “It was his clash with the Army that would lead to his downfall” (Robert 3).
Bertram Cates and Malala Yousafzai are too perfect examples of people standing alone to benefit the community. Both are challenging the education system the way it was. Many deeply hated the things that were being challenged by Cates and Malala . Though more extreme than what Bertram Cates experienced Malala relates to him because of the negative reaction and the shunning she receives from the community. One time when driving in the back of a truck a member of the Taliban came up and shot Malala.
The autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Hanley, is describing how rough, violent, and racist it was during the era Malcolm X was born. They weren’t wanted in the in towns, cities, because they were a different race, the “white people” didn’t respect them, always treating them poorly. Everywhere they go, would be different, they can’t get paid as well as the white people. Different race people were still considered as “slaves” basically. Malcolm X tries to overcome what the white people have thrown at him, by choosing to be on the dark side.
Andrew Jackson was a bad president because he only cared about what he liked and disliked. He disliked the Natives not moving so he moved them by force and in the process killed many. He did not like what the National Bank represented so he destroyed it thereby sending the country into a depression. He liked putting his friends in power so he did even if they were out of touch with the common man. Ironically Andrew Jackson was known as a supporter of the common man but actually he was one of the most insensitive presidents in American
People are always going to rebel, there are always going to be people that know the truth and disagree with it entirely. An example of this is when Montag found out there were the “book people” outside of town. They were the “rebels” of this society, they weren't following the law, they ran away and memorized books so they could never be taken from them. These “rebels” ran away from their home, life, and in some cases family to keep the knowledge they had and to help it live on.
Mr. Hooper was forcing all of the people to look deeper within themselves and try to understand the veils true meaning “Such was the effect of this simple piece of crape, that more than one woman of delicate nerves was forced to leave the meeting-house. Yet perhaps the pale-faced congregation was almost as fearful a sight to the minister, as his black veil to them.” (Hawthorne 707) In reality, the veil represents the secrets everyone is hiding within himself or herself. The theme of the veil is the conflict between the dark, hidden side of man.
Furthermore, cowardly acts makeup Dimmesdale’s flaw; this prevents him from being an effective minister in the town. Dimmesdale’s flaw and almost every other fatal flaw brings destruction to the one that they control. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne shows how Dimmesdale fills his life with cowardice; Dimmesdale’s flaw allows him to employ logos, leading him to negatively impact the community, and, gradually, his flaw led him to his demise. Throughout The Scarlet Letter, Dimmesdale suffers from the fatal flaw of cowardice.
It is my belief that society is the true ‘monster’ in the novel, and that it is through our experiences and interactions with society that shapes us into the person that we become. Because of the creatures experiences with abandonment, abuse, rejection, and lack of nurture, the creature turns from an innocent soul into a murderous monster. Society plays a huge role in the destruction of both the creature and Victor. When Victor first leaves for ignostalt he believes that “he will be unfit for the company of man.”
Like many scapegoats, Socrates was blamed and hated for having a different outlook on life. He questioned the status quo of society creating an upheaval that Greek citizens felt they had to handle. In 399 B.C, Socrates was killed with hemlock because he corrupted society with his intense questioning. Due to his wisdom, Socrates became a scapegoat for the Greeks simply because they were not prepared to face the reality of knowledge (Fieser). Similarly, all scapegoats like Socrates are faced with blame, hatred, and punishments in order to keep society from realizing they are actually inferior.
This shows how their society is being brainwashed into thinking that this is the way that everyone should be equal. People were either too afraid or they thought that what the government was right. There is no difference, there is no diversity, and there are no outliers. The author warns the reader that in the story, diversity and uniqueness are canceled out and that everyone is forced to be
Thomas Putnam 's loss of inheritance and authority instigates his desire to punish fellow community members. Putnam reveals himself as a "man with many grievances" (13) and shows that his "vindictive nature was demonstrated long before witchcraft began" (14). Prior to the witchcraft trials, Putnam experiences multiple personal conflicts that created a fiery desire for vengeance. These conflicts include the community failing to recognize his land inheritance and selecting Parris as minister over his brother-in-law. Although the alleged perpetrators in these events had little involvement in his diminished stature, Putnam concludes that "his own name and the honor of this family had been smirched by the village", which caused him to "right matters
Since, individuals are not capable of defining themselves, Ardent proposes that people do not know why they are joining these mobs. People do not known who they are not because of freedom of choice, but because they have no identity. Therefore, mobs are destructive groups that attempt to control individuals experiencing self loathing. Due to self laceration and individual begins to locate one’s self in bitterness. In the face of anti-intellectualism, Ardent desires to resurrect the notion of self and reason that was identified by the Enlightenment period.
The Giver Hero’s Journey "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." Joseph Campbell. Jonas from Lois Lowry’s The Giver makes that example true by making the choice to fight against the community. While his journey might differ slightly from what is considered an orthodox Hero’s Journey, he still has a journey consisting of steps and goals.
Girls Lie. When living in a community with people, members begin to build trust, and see the people for who they are. When members in the community begin to get close, they learn who tells the truth and who lies. When Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible he went along with this idea.
The ‘Perfect’ Society? How would you feel if you could not be yourself? In the short story 'Harrison Bergeron' by Kurt Vonnegut they have a society where people can not be themselves. The government forces them to put handicaps on themselves to make everyone equal.