“Saboteur”, written by Ha Jin exposes a difficult period in post-revolutionary China and the negative consequences on people’s lives. Mr. Chiu, a scholar who does not view himself as a common citizen, was wrongfully arrested while on honeymoon with his bride. As an egotistical man who thinks he is above everyone else, Mr. Chiu is arrogant and never takes ownership for his actions. This machoism subjects Mr. Chui to maltreatment from the police that ironically transforms the once seemingly innocent Mr. Chiu to a man consumed by vengeance. Ha Jin’s proficient use of ironic tone and conflict told through the omniscient view of his main character reinforces the story’s main theme: life experiences shape our character and have the power to transform us into a person we despise.
Lying in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Lying is one of the most prominent themes used throughout Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. There are three ways that lies are explored throughout the novel. First, the reader sympathizes with and accepts the lies told by Huckleberry Finn because he is the narrator. Second, Huck’s lies are similar to others he encounters; to protect themselves.
Say One Thing, Mean Another (The Use of Satire in Canterbury Tales) “Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree are powerful wardens upon chastity”(Chaucer). Chaucer, the father of English literature wrote a tale called Canterbury Tales where he told a story about a religious journey. This tale is made up of many different stories by characters that Chaucer made up to prove a point. Chaucer doesn 't agree with a lot of things that are going on in his society so Chaucer uses satire. Which is the use of humor, or irony to expose people 's stupidity.
Tennessee Williams opens Orpheus Descending Depicting Lady Torrance in a miserable marriage to a horrible husband who is on his death-bed. She cannot seem to stand her husband because of the fact that he murdered her father years before. Although, her husband never physically abused her, she has been mentally abused by the killing of her father which has frightened her from leaving her husband. A young man by the name of Val enters in to the small southern town. Williams gives a jazzy vibe of a guy that 's been on a rough past but seems to want to turn his life around.
Her sufferings continued as Mister treated her as a slave, beaten her often, and treated unlikely as a wife. Her husband also have a mistress named Shug Avery by which the photographs she saw. Her sister Nettie tried living with them but manage to leave due to the advances of Mister. Mister’s sister named Kate felt sorry for Celie’s fate and encouraged her to fight Mister. Mister’s had a son named Harpo (not Celie’s son) who married a brave girl named Sofia and also encouraged Celie to fight back.
She also feels superior to everyone so she sticks her nose up to everything and treats others below her because of her family’s former position in the town. But on the other hand, she is the protagonist because one, the town is part of the reason of her killing Homer and always pitying her and saying that she would live alone forever and two, because her dad had raised her that way. Her dad had kept her sheltered way too long and when any guy would try to get with her, he would turn them down because they were not "worthy enough. " She is also the major character in the story and there would be no one else to be the protagonist. At the beginning
Emily from “A Rose for Emily,” is oppressed by her father who passed away. Faulkners writes, “We did not say she was crazy then. We believed she had to do that. We remembered all the young men her father had driven away, and we knew that with nothing left, she would have to cling to that which had robbed her, as people will” (Page 4). In the short story, Emily’s father is proven to have been oppressive to her after running off every young gentleman that came around looking to court Miss.
In “Lamb to the Slaughter” a man comes home and tells his wife he is going to go get a divorce, consequently this makes the wife mad and she goes and gets a frozen lamb leg and beats her husband to death with it. This short story is related to Nietzsche’s idea of revenge because the wife was mad because she was going to be a single mother and so she got back at her husband for trying to get a divorce. Although the wife wasn’t suffering yet she was going to suffer soon, so she made her husband pay for what he was going to do. If Dahl read this Nietzsche’s quote he would agree that the quote is correct because in “Lamb to the Slaughter” it represents what the quote it saying. For example, in the story he has the wife take immediate action when the husband tells her his plan which shows that Dahl thinks that if you are going to make someone suffer you should have to pay for it.
A prime example is the Tom Robinson case, which was a blatant display of racism. Jem and Scout saw their “father take the gun and walk out into the middle of the street,” he then killed Tim, and the threat of his rabies was gone (127). The rabies were like racism. Racism, at the time, was something that ruined Maycomb and changed it. The people were less open and more stuck on this one idea of race, while everyone outside of Maycomb were fine.
In a work of literary genius full of sarcasm and satire, Voltaire expresses his disapproval towards the Old Regime in a condemnatory yet playful tone during a period referred to as the Enlightenment. Voltaire's Candide presents seditious contemplation of the dimensions of social hierarchy. The most ubiquitous argument bestowed in this novel is Voltaire's rejection of the tyranny the church displayed through religious intolerance. Both secular and religious leaders alike immediately denounced the rebellious book and its author, but that did not stop its effects. In his now world-renowned novel, Voltaire articulates his powerful opposition to religious sectarianism, assists in implementing these revolutionary ideas into the minds of the oppressed,
Should someone be let out of jail if they killed their child to stop their suffering? In Daughter by Erskine Caldwell, Jim Killed his daughter because she was starving, he worked hard but his money was taken away and couldn’t afford food. Jim killed her because he could watch her starve anymore, many outsiders supported him. Readers either agree or disagree that he should be let out of jail. I agree he should be let out, he did it out of love.
I had chosen the book because what I had heard about it made it sound different from anything I had ever read or learned about before. I found the overwhelming presence of rape and prostitution very shocking because I had assumed that this book would be much more innocent, though I probably should have expected to read about young slave girls and even older women being mistreated by powerful men because of the way women were constantly objectified in the book. When Wang Lung and O-lan were starting out with their family, they had to deal with poverty when there was a bad crop season and so they moved down south to find a new life. Later, Wang Lung considers selling his daughter to a wealthy household so that he may move back home. However, he had purchsed O-lan from a similar household and inquired of her experience so he knew what it would be like for his daughter, should he choose to sell her.
He makes it clear that the actions that are performed by the slaveholders contradict the testament that they live so much for. Intending to target the more faithful Christian audience, Douglas remarks the character known as Captain Thomas Auld for his hypocrisy. “Master Thomas was one of the many pious slaveholders who hold slaves for the very charitable purpose of taking care of them” (33). This sentence holds much ambiguity – double meanings – to the words and description of Thomas. “Pious,” “charitable,” and “taking care,” all hold connotations of caring, loving.
"I chatted with a Doctor once for around two hours and attempted to pass on to him my fears that I felt come overpowering savage driving forces. After one session I never saw the Doctor again and from that point forward I have been battling my mental turmoil alone and apparently without any result. " He then laid out his preparation to slaughter Kathy after he lifted her up from work that night despite the fact that he admits that he is not certain why he is going to do it other than to spare her from the shame of what he was anticipating doing. Whitman then confessed to executing his mom who as he would like to think never happy in life just like her due. He additionally requested a post-mortem after his death to check whether he had any physical issue that could have added to his issues.
Chapter 9&10 “God never meant 'em tuh try tuh stand by theirselves. Joe, Janie 's husband had died & lots of men came by to check on her, telling her that a woman needs help and couldn 't make it on her own without a man. Some had been friends & associates of Joe Starks the mayor. The quote "But she had been whipped like a cur dog, and run off down a back road after thing” is an example of simile.