“The line between good and evil is permeable and almost anyone can be induced to cross it when pressured by situational forces.” (Phillip Zombardo) William Golding, the author of a well known book, “Lord of the Flies”, beliefs what Phillip Zombardo said about good and evil. According to the book he wrote, he thinks that humans can very easily cross the line between good and evil. In the book, there is a group of boys that their ages range gets stranded on an island and they have to survive. But as time goes along, evil started to overwhelm them by situational forces. Therefore, they become like savage dogs and only think about killing.
The human psyche is a complex and malleable part of the human body. People react, adapt, and grow to meet the needs of the situation just like any other species. Golding, through his experiences in WWI, gained powerful insight into the human mind: how easily it is susceptible to change and how quickly men of any age can and will resort to violence. This insight allowed him to challenge commonly accepted moral beliefs and principles held in society during his time period and expand on what people believed as usual and normal. Through his nearly blatant use of juxtaposition to his subtle yet powerful application of symbolism throughout the novel, Golding grants the reader a further understanding of the fragile nature of human morals and innate
Even just by reading pages 5-12, I can tell that Ta-Nehisi Coates is a good writer because his essay is highly thoughtful and provocative, and the well-written narrative provides lots of powerful examples to depicts the racial struggle in the U.S. He told his son, “You must always remember that the sociology, the history, the economics, the graphs, the charts, the regression all land, with great violence, upon the body.” The concept of violence upon the body appears on every important point of my reading. This is more powerful than the examples of law enforcement and black Americans because it leads the reader to truly see the the fears provoked. He talks about how those who believe they are white are essentially doing the “theft” from the bodies of the black. By using example from the American history and some recent disputes between the police and the black, he seems to express hope, but then he realized there’s real hope.
The heroic traits in this novel teach many important life-changing lessons, but the captivating genre is also a factor to why so many people of all ages call this book a favorite. Both the book itself and the series it is a part of, “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” have been recognized with a great deal of awards and praises. The Bad Beginning should, undoubtedly, be selected for the Little Free
With his usage of situational irony and dramatic irony Jacobs creates high amounts of suspense in his readers.Through the story Jacobs adds constant twists and turns of irony that he uses in order to create suspense. Everyday people constantly have unexpected twists and turns thrown into their lives, and even if it is for the best it can still leave them hanging in suspense for the future.
All things considered the constant ideas of war and relationships are spread throughout both readings in various ways and all play a crucial role within not only the plot but character development. For the readings, The Sun also Rises, and The People of the Whale, War as devastating as it is, lays a foundation for all relationships. Moreover when reading any text it is crucial to always look at the different types of relationships, whether platonic, romantic or in a protagonist vs antagonist
The use of symbols can be very helpful in bringing more change of conveyance in a piece of literature. When trying to explain something very big and complex, symbols are usually the way to go because it will make the understanding much more clear. They also are a way to communicate and enhance meaning of the main idea, strong conflicts or high emotions of a story. In the story, the conch is representative of civilization and the type of authority figure that the boys are used to obeying like an adult figure, and Jack’s hunters represent savagery as they hunt recklessly. These two symbols are some of the most important in the novel.
Edgar Allan Poe, one of history’s most terrifying and demented authors, is famous for his multitude of stories perfectly crafted to haunt readers for years after they finish reading the final words. To achieve this, Poe uses many suspense techniques such as imagery, vocabulary, psychological insights and unreliable narrators to heighten the power of his tales and truly chill readers to the bone. His use of these tactics is no more apparent than in his most morbid and haunting tale, “The Masque Of Red The Death”. In this story, Poe uses three main literary devices: Imagery, symbolism and themes. Poe’s use of imagery is something that makes this tale captivate the audience and truly resonate within readers’ minds.
War is the catalyst to all of the competition between the characters, as well as many other problems. Because of the original competition of the World War II in the novel, many other instances of competition were created. Donald Kovis’ article provides substantial support of the depressing issues produced by
Similarities or not books have great stories to tell. To Kill a Mockingbird is a great well-known book. Behind the metaphors you can really see what the authors point is. Melting Pot is another interesting book. Culture is a big deal in this story with plenty of movement.
The author included an immense amount of creativity in his compilation of words such as, “There were things I wanted to tell him. But I knew they would hurt him. So I buried them, and let them hurt me” and “The secret was a hole in the middle of me that everything happy fell into.” The way he binds words together makes the book richer, extremely loud in the sense of sentiments (no pun intended), and more vivid. Reading sentences such as these made me feel every single emotion each character felt. Writing in a unique way that intrigues the reader and makes them highly emotional requires great skill.