George compares competition to the dark ages by saying “If I tried to get away with it, then other people'd get away with it—and pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else. You wouldn’t like that, would you?” Hazel responds negatively. This revulsion against competition may be the driving force of the everlasting dormancy in this society. Competition has always been what drives people to improve on themselves, and in turn improve the life of others. Eliminating competition isn't making everybody equal, it is force-feeding false equality at the cost of
“Out on Bail” explores the mind of the narrator as he exhibits signs of a dissociative disorder through a theme of duality, evident in the traditional literary device of the mirror and similarities of routine. Also, the relationships made and confusion surrounding them contribute to the conclusion he has created an alter ego. The narrator killing off Hotel is essential to an acceptance of reality. Fuckhead does suffer from survivor’s guilt as it is difficult to let go of Hotel. Letting go of Hotel was not a cure all as he still faced a long road ahead, but was an essential step in his recovery.
But despite learning how to read and being educated, Huck wishes to leave because the Widow is trying to “sivilize” him. The authority figures he’s surrounded by through the rest of his novel include his pap and possibly the Duke and the Dauphin. His pap is an abusive drunk and the Duke and Dauphin were lying, corrupt crooks. He has no central authority figure around him and that’s why he doesn’t fully develop by the end of the novel. The only figure one could consider the adult authority around him would be Jim, but Huckleberry views him more as a friend by the end of the story.
Also, the idea of destroying the house that represents the wealthy trying to hang onto that upper hierarchy reveals Trevor’s desire to completely get rid of his past life and divisions within society. Trevor’s struggle of letting go of his past to help better society for him and others demonstrates the internal conflict he has with himself as it is not easy for him to let go of something he once had. Lastly, as the gang is nearly finished with destroying the house’s interior, it has become something completely different than it once was revealing that “destruction after all is a
Saunders also conveys how business marketing tactics breed cruelty and vanity in society’s elites. The lack of ethics fuels a sense of superiority in product users through brutal subjugation of those who don’t use them. In this society, violent imagery is commonplace and immoral behavior is encouraged to sell products. Society pardons characters like Kevin for their actions because they are winners who are propagating the consumerist message (they help sell the product). This vindication is further illustrated in the third vignette when an orange’s polite questioning of a Slap-of-Wack bar is answered by violent stabbing.
This is further indication that he is subject to fate. After ascending to the throne he invites his lords only for Banquo’s ghost to arrive and take Macbeth’s seat. Since only Macbeth sees the ghost, his fright and anger as he confronts a presumably empty chair raises the eyebrows of his guests. The party ends prematurely as the ghost returns a second time. From the encounter, it is evident that the hero will not get away with the murders and is doomed to fall.
The removal of positively valued stimuli for him was losing Terrence to prison and his two friends to death (Kotlowitz, 1991). For Lafeyette, the presentation of negative stimuli would be having an overcrowded household, having to duck and cover when random shootings between gangs happen on a daily basis, and watching his father come in and out of the apartment drunk (Kotlowitz, 1991). Lastly, Lafeyette’s environment, Henry Horner, and financial strain would be the prevention keeping him from obtaining his dream. Not only is strain objective and subjective but it can also arise from anticipation. Despite everyone experiences multiple strains, the impact of the strain differs by its magnitude,
The first major aspect that leads to the Creature’s fall from grace is appearance. Victor works tirelessly in academia because he believes to have found the solution to generate life. Once Victor succeeds, the Creature’s demonic appearance mortifies him. Victor describes his work with disdaining imagery, stating, “I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motivation, it became a thing such as even Dante could have conceived" (Shelley 36). Although Victor successfully creates what would be his greatest academic achievement, he abandons his creation, showing that the Creature's ugliness is a prevailing factor for his isolation from civilization.
Edgar unintentionally gets into a fight with another man at the bar that is described to be similar to “Chief Broom from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (pg. 49). Sissy tried to stop the fight before it ever happened, but Edgar decided to go through with the fight to try to prove that he belonged to this group of people. He was so desperate for a bond with someone that he was willing to fight to show that he was worthy to be with this group of Indian people. The fight does not end well and Edgar wakes up in Sissy’s lap in the storeroom.
Robert Neville, to get beyond the horrors of his past life and the ever present threats of his current life, deals with his anger and problems through ambivalent thoughts and drinking. Robert tries to survive and understand the creatures and why they won’t leave him alone. After failing to find any answers, he goes into a state of anger and confusion to the point of having thoughts to end his life. For example, “Be one of them. He chuckled at the simplicity of it, then shoved himself up and walked crookedly to the bar.” (Pg.29) Robert being confined to his house during the night, fights the urge, brought through the constant struggle with himself and dealing with his past.