In Cannery Row by John Steinbeck and Walden by Henry David Thoreau, the key idea of morals and self-reflection leads to an understanding that only through the individual is society able to be improved. The reason for this is because people have huge influences on what course society takes. Doc in Cannery Row starts to talk about Mack and the boys to a companion. The reason he is doing this is that he spots Mack and the boys sitting and not paying attention to a parade. Doc says “for there are two possible reactions to social ostracism-either a man emerges determined to be better, purer, and kindlier or he goes bad, challenges the world and does even worse things.
“I entered upon the execution of this plan for self-examination, and continued it with occasional intermissions for sometime.” (Franklin, 144) While discussing his plans for self-improvement, Franklin manages to debrief upon the process he went through whilst attempting to achieve his goals. It is clear that these goals were not easily achieved. However, Franklin managed to continue on toward the ideals which he set for himself. Along with this, Franklin inspires the ways of life of certain individuals and groups. “A diametrically opposed objection is that Franklin was no ideal, because he cut such a non-heroic figure—a printer, not a planter, no glorious military exploits to his credit, even his famous bifocals bespeaking more a shopkeeper-craftsman than a national helmsman.
Rand shows this theme by writing, “We were born with a curse [that] has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden [and] given us wishes men may not wish” (#). By trusting himself, Equality-72521 found his inner strengths in being the adventurous person he is. Although he addresses his skill as a curse, he justifies that self-reliance is what makes him unique by saying that it has inspired him to have his own thoughts and wishes that other people do not have. By things independently, people find their own strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities rather than focusing on how they are like others. Equality-72521 lives in an unsupportive society, and he proves that stepping out of his comfort zone is what made shaped him into the person he is today.
Point of view plays a very strong role in the novel because it is what decides what readers know and don't know. In this case, it decided how readers feel and helps feed ideas into their minds. "I knew exactly what to make of it, and it made me mad enough to spit...what business had dad in healing that man...what right had Holgren to cross paths with the Great God Almighty"(80). The use of specific words in this case is what gives the readers the idea of the event being a miracle. Rueben's use of the word "dad" and "Great God Almighty" causes readers to believe with Rueben that his dad is comparable to a god.
The Last Lecture is a composed by Randy Pausch a teacher at Carnegie Mellon University with a terminal sickness pancreatic growth. The is an aide on how a man ought to lead their life while alive. It contains stories of Randy's youth and from these occasions, the creator is educating individuals that they ought to discover joy in everything that they do, and life is entertaining. Something that leaves this speech is that a man ought to do the right things dependably on the grounds that when you do a right thing great things happen in kind. These lecture advices individuals to help each other and think about other individuals.
He lets them know what things they ought to avoid and piles divisions for them. The size to feel for the Crakers and even the straightforward capacity to advise stories would have been lost to another individual from the compound society. Jimmy wasn't only the most idealistic equipped man for the employment he was the main man for the occupation. The Crakers worship him and notice his words, and he, in spite of discovering them irritating, helps them in the new world they have been brought
He adapted to the role given to him and gave advice to whoever asked for it. He’s basically the reason in Cannery Row because he thinks everything through with logic and can come up with solutions easily when faced with a problem given to him by his community. He judges the personality of the people in his town and uses that to come up with solutions like with Mack after Doc beat him up. Doc listened to what Mack had to say and was patient as Mack went on to announce how him and the boys would pay for the expenses only for Doc to come to the conclusion that Mack wouldn’t do it (Steinbeck 125). Similarly, when Doc was faced with the dilemma of another party being thrown in his honor by the whole town because of everything that he’s down for the community, he acknowledges that he’ll have to accommodate for it, thataway it will go off without a hitch (Steinbeck 160).
Also he discovers that Jim Conklin is the earthy epitome of what a man should live like. Jim is a person who can examine himself, and can able to own up to his own culpabilities and debilities. Wilson, who begins the novel as “the Loud Soldier,” later reveals his own vulnerable points when he asks Henry to deliver the packet of letters to his family. Henry gradually realizes what a real man looks and acts like, and he comes to the conclusion that a big part of manhood is acknowledging to one’s own mistakes and flaws. By listening to the words from his companions, Henry comes to
Society assures each of us that we have the right to pursue satisfying needs, but this does not guarantee our success. Contrary to Holmes’ belief, bad men are not simply born bad, they are created by the circumstances surrounding their upbringing—for better or for worse! Even the bad man has basic needs and desires—to have security, food, clothing, etc. Because he might have limited skills with which to acquire these legally, he uses what he does have—those skills he has mastered growing up. He learns these by mirroring what he sees at home first, then in his community and school.
Victor borders Megalomania. This can clearly be seen when he explains his ambitions, “A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me.” The theme of learning reflects the ideology of knowledge for good or evil purposes. This quote also shows insight into Victor's state of mind, how he had built up his own ego thinking that he would be revered by the creature he creates. Victor is changing into a different person. His work is taking over his health, even though he knows, "a human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquillity.
It will be a slow transformation process but the wards will soon flourish. Upon reflection of the experience, service learning is about the benevolent learning of each experience. A quote from an unknown author states “ Before you start to judge me, step into my shoes and walk my life I’m living and if you get as far as I am, just maybe you will see how strong I really am” (Pinterest, 2015). It is the reflection learned that although we are working individuals in this world, we are all one paycheck away from being in the same situation as these people are in. Everybody has a burden and we as humans must reflect on our own judgment call.
His fatal flaw is his inability to succeed. This is a goal that he passes on to his sons, Biff and Happy. Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman, uses characterization, foils, and symbols in order to show that Willy Loman’s actions represent his moral code. Readers are shown what Willy Loman values most through his characterization. Emphasis is put on being well-liked and having connections.
My opinion is that Touching Spirit Bear is a dramatic and breathtaking book where people learn to heal, forgive, and trust. Cole, the main character, is trying to live life to the fullest and find himself. He makes poor decisions... He is the bully... Will he ever learn from his mistakes? It all starts with the hardware store, but Peter tattled.