Within literature, there are a multitude of archetypes which appear in varied bodies of work; Archetypes are recurring symbols, attitudes, plot lines, or characters that appear within reading material. Upon examination, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss is one fine example of a body of literature that contains archetypes. One of the most evident archetypes is the Villain character who is, in this case, the Grinch. The Grinch detests Christmas and the people who enjoy; as a result, he devises to steal Christmas and ruin the day for all the whos’ in Whoville.
(general 239) Those in authority are corrupt and Mr.Chiu attempts to use logic and reason with them. He is still a law abiding citizen but his frustration causes him to grow impatient with those in charge. “ Now you can admit you are guilty,” the chief said[...] “We won’t punish you severely provided you write a self-criticism[...] Mr. Chiu cried.
I interpreted the poem The Grinch Who Stole Christmas using archetypal criticism. The archetypal school of thought is a means of interpreting text by focusing on recurring myths and symbols that relate to social context. After analyzing using this school of thought I have come to a conclusion that the meaning of this poem is that Good will always triumph over evil. Throughout the poem it was evident that the Grinch detested Christmas for no apparent reason.
I am firmly opposed to the manipulation of one’s subjects for the better of the ruler. Machiavelli’s concept for a prince’s soldiers is a malicious brainwash. A feared ruler will only induce despise from his people. I regard Machiavelli’s justification for a prince containing aspects of evil to be a unethical form of governing a society. His depiction of a feared ruler disregards the prosperity of his people and does not account for their pursuit of happiness.
People don’t try the gang route when they know it could be death waiting for them right around the corner. Maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about but I know for fact the people in those gangs would betray you in a matter of seconds, and you be in a grave, or a jail cell because you wanted to be a “savage.”
Wiesel 's philosophy on oppression is that if we do not speak, that will not help the oppressed. He states that in the following; "neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented"(Wiesel, Night). In the speeches he has done, he explains that being silent is a never a good idea and will only help the oppressor. He also speaks on how he himself after being liberated the Jews did not want to fight and did not feel guilty about it, and for us never to do that.
“Rip Van Winkle,” the tale of a man who just wanted to get away from his overbearing wife, is a spectacular example of writing in the American mythology genre. This short story was written by Washington Irving and published in 1819. Some of the characteristics of great American mythology include an interesting setting, over exaggerated characters, and situations that have their own unique consequences. These can all be found in “Rip Van Winkle." Rip Van Winkle lived in a small village surrounded by an obscure mountain range.
The one thing we know without a doubt is that Boo Radley does not want to be in the spotlight, does not want to be the center of attention. Yet he rescued Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, killing him whether he meant to or not, an action which would have made him Maycomb’s resident hero if not for Heck Tate’s interference. Some would say that Boo was not a good person because of his past crimes and the rumors around him but committing does not make you a coward. Boo may not have been a brave person in the past but your past actions should not dictate the bravery of your present actions. As for whether he is a bad person, Boo gave away his treasures to the children, mended Jem’s pants and covered Scout with a blanket because he loves these children, regardless of the cruel games they play mocking him and portraying him as a monster.
They are no longer a part of us. But why let our standards down, why fall below our humanity and cause pain to the criminal’s family. Although he might’ve not had remorse for the person he killed, we shouldn’t be the one to punish with death. It’s absolute cruelty to let the person know when will it be their last day. I’ll never have sympathy for a criminal who has murder an innocent, but let us remember we are no better if we do the same.
People see Andy as a gang member instead of individual which means you 're just judging him die to him wearing the jacket. The last energy he had he decided to take off the silk jacket because he wanted to be identified as an individual and not simply as a gang member. For that reason the cop thought he was only a gang member which was a misunderstanding what you wear doesn 't identify you so all the visitors just did was judge.
(lines 112-113) and the hangman remarks that “[he] did no more than [the townspeople] let [him] do” (117), regarding the murders. Like Niemoller’s poem, the narrator’s fatal mistake was neglecting the option to defy the person in power--in this case, the hangman. If he had simply recognized reached out to his fellow townspeople to band against the hangman, they could have aided each other in the attempt to stop the hangman’s wrongdoings. Instead, he lets the opportunity slip away, and it is in his last moments that he realizes that the hangman’s criticisms of his actions--or rather, lack thereof--all ring true. In the Jon Stewart interview, Yousafzai mentions that people “don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from [their] hands”.
Today I will be telling you the story of why the Grinch hates Christmas. The Grinch’s house as a child was very boring and plain. Even at Christmas it only had a bare tree with no lights or ornaments. They didn’t have any other ornaments inside or out. At Christmas, the Grinch and all of his siblings never got toys.
How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa Claus? Or, are you one of the few adults who still believe in him? Well if you believe in the magic of Santa Claus, The Naughty List will remind why you’re never too old to believe in him. The Naughty List, which is based on the short story, “The Siqquism Who Stole Christmas” by Brian Keene, tells the story of two mobsters who are hiding out in an isolated cabin on Christmas Eve.
An archetype is the original pattern or model from which all models of the same kind are copied or on which they are based. This may also be described as a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought or image universally present in individual psyches. According to Carl Gustav’s perspective, the Mother Goddess is an “archetypal image at work within the human psyche and finds expression in ritual, mythology, art, and also in dreams.” Her functions were associated with agriculture, controller of love, and creator of humankind.