Mother was not bemused with her action. It was typical signs of end times, mother sighed. Didn’t the holy bible say that children shall rise up against their parent? Still engaged in a war of words the husband’s vehicle boomed again. At this juncture, daughter informed mother that the man they have been waiting for the prophet had arrived.
Mill argues that Utilitarianism is not just to seek the happiness of the agent, but to all those that are involved in the action(Mill 18), and in Lucy's case the people involved are those stated earlier. This shows that Lucy must make a choice that serves the greatest good, and by accepting her father's offer, she is betraying her entire company and essentially making herself unhappy as well because it is against her beliefs to be doing so and therefore this shows that there is not much good if she chooses this scenario as compared to if she chooses to deny her father wherein there will be a maximization of the good. Another assertion that Mill makes is regarding expediency in which he states that people often believe that Utilitarianism allows for people to do whatever they want that will get them short term gain and happiness, but actually they are not benefiting, as in the long term it will not be what is best for them and will not bring them happiness(Mill 22). Applying this to Lucy's situation, her father is in want of short term gain by taking a short cut in asking his daughter to leak information to him and this therefore will lead to unhappiness for her father as people will perceive him to be a cutthroat cheater, and if Lucy chooses to do this she will also be unhappy in the long run as her reputation would have been ruined and other companies will not want to hire her. This shows that if Lucy takes up her father's offer, she will then have not chosen the choice that would lead to her and her father's greater happiness by being expedient.
It’s all [she’s] left with” (Atwood 294). She is so desperate by this point because failing to stand up to her beliefs has left with no other option. She depended on her friend Moira to fix everything, but since Moira has stopped fighting, they are now both in less than ideal situations. By making her internal beliefs clear and then depicting her conforming to and participating in the society that she so strongly opposed, Atwood demonstrates Offred taking actions that contradict her beliefs because she is afraid to directly defy the society. Consequently, Atwood shows the negative impacts of not protesting when Offred is taken by the van.
Yet Antigone was still shocked with what Ismene answered with. “ I should not want you, even if you asked to come. You have made your choice; you can be what you want to be” (Ml. Language of literature…). When Ismene refused to help Antigone, Antigone was furious with Ismene’s betrayal and basically called her a traitor that she wanted nothing to do with, even though she most likely knew that Ismene was going to choose the state over her and their brother.
This shows how he doesn 't quite know his daughter well enough to really be able to see her true potential, and it shows how he doesn 't truly treasure his daughter. This may also hint at the father 's disappointment in Adeline because he doesn 't believe she did it, so perhaps he never believed she could really do much or amount to anything, and that might be why he 's so ecstatic and proud of her - proud enough to invite Adeline into his room, which she earlier described as "The Holy of Holies - a place to which I (Adeline) had never been invited". Despite the fact that all of the interactions in the text can be understood superficially without delving deep, Adeline Yen Mah 's sentence structure and choice of language definitely change the meaning and message behind the words. Adeline Yen Mah might not be a flashy writer and she might not stand out as other writers, but her writing is well-thought out, and she writes in a crafty way, which is meant to make the readers analyze everything she writes. She is one of the many examples of how writers are like painters who are trying to paint the most
Darcy is looked down upon for admiring Elizabeth but is so strong in his opinion that he does not let others influence him. Here, Austen is pushing against the idea that the way people show are initially shown, isn 't necessarily who they are. Darcy, even though initially seen as insensibly prideful, is seen for his true self. Society makes him seem unapproachable and unworthy because of the first impression he gave off. Austen proves that it is important to get to know what people’s true intentions are.
This act, of oneself restricting emotional expression, contributes to distrust to the receptivity of others of their feelings as a way to shelter themselves from rejection. To some, a present father figure is unnecessary and any progress made in one’s life is solely the result of personal reliance. Without a doubt, depending on oneself is an important step into becoming an independent individual, but the notion that a father does not play a role in shaping individuality is simply untrue. In her reasoning for the worthlessness of fathers,Charity Aria mentions the following: He isn’t there to egg you on, he’s not there to give you encouragement when you need it most, he won’t be there listening to you confess your hopes and dreams. But it’s important to keep our passion for those dreams alive.
However, the author does not necessarily blame parents for being oppressive, as he writes that not even the parents in the poem knew that they denied the girl her freedom until the last refrain. The author merely wants the parents to learn this mistake and correct it because if not the youth will break free on their own. I believe that the author has a reasonable claim that parents should not force expectations onto a child if the child has its own aspirations. For example, if a parent tries to force traditional values on a more “modern” child, the child may then feel that the parents are old-fashioned, thus the parent cannot understand the child. For the author the correct course of action for the parent in such a case is for the parent to be selfless and set the child free.
When one cannot express their own purpose, they will lack motivation in pursuing that purpose that is held upon them by someone else and that will eventually lead to the individual living a false life by being completely fixated on what they deem they so must accomplish. In the absence of motivation, purpose leads to a reality that is not of your own and causes the addiction of completing your so called ambitions to stagger no matter the eternity until it is achieved. When Individuals are given an ambition that they must fulfill, however not of their choice they become decrepit in moving forward to carry out those actions leading to that ambition. Hamlet even after knowing that his father had been killed by his uncle, King Claudius, still makes no action of his own but continues to mourn for his
She knew her father would be disappointed in her so she didn’t want to tell him. “Kambili”, Papa said breathing deeply. You didn’t put in your best this term. You came second because you choose to.” (Adichie 41-42). Kambili was frightened about what her dad 's response was going to be about how her place so she didn’t tell him instead she just handed him the report card.