Even though in these two stories tackle different things the main character is obsessed over, the main idea of harming other peoples lives because of their strange obsession remains the same. Clearly, obsession can really make one think so irrationally that they forget the basic principles of humanity and they end up doing ridiculous things without usually realizing until after they have taken the wrong action. The lead character in “The Tell-Tale Heart”, had gone so crazy because of his obsession over his eyes, that he decided to take the old man’s life in a very cruel way. The old man had never harmed, insulted, or wronged him in any way, and rather they both cared about each other but “it wasn’t the man who vexed me [him], but the evil eye” . Gradually, he made up his mind to take the life of the old
Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go. Jack was a different type of leader than Martin Luther
Constantly facing the darkness of looming greed and lust, humanity seems to be doomed to trudge in the mires of sin forever. However, while fear and chaos—especially a lack of guidance—can cause cruelty to flourish, it is also where kindness makes its greatest display. In “Why Boys Become Vicious”, William Golding argues that mayhem and terror brings out the evil nature of humans. Without proper order and parental guidance, humans are lead astray and band together only to create more chaos and cruelty. Even so, humans can come together to show kindness and love.
While both of the books have an interesting plot, Fahrenheit 451 lacks the effect of empathy on human nature. However, The Giver appeals to feelings because the main character has to save his baby brother from being euthanized. In addition, The Giver is considered a masterpiece due to its stellar character development, which the character changes from being a major rule follower to breaking all the rules of the community, but he does all this for the greater good. On the other hand, Fahrenheit 451 does a poor job of developing the main character due to an anti-climatic
It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick. It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them. The Teachers told us so, and they frowned when they looked upon us"(Rand, 21). This transgression exist because if there was superiority in this society the old ways the Councils and the elders strayed away from would try to overpower again.
However, despite Macbeth’s initial feelings of dejection and the “pernicious” effect of the apparition he continues to pursue his plans and descend further into evil. Shakespeare creates dramatic tension by showing Macduff’s escape at the point when Macbeth is in pursuit. This acts as a trigger for the play to move forward as now “the now the very firstlings of” his “heart” are going to be acted on and he suffer the consequence and mental justification
He feels hated and ugly for much of his childhood, but after meeting Arthur, he trains his hardest to overcome his appearance and become the greatest knight in the entire world. In most versions in the tale of king Arthur, Sir Lancelot is depicted as a handsome, charming man. But in the once and future king, he is ugly and deformed. This leaves room for much more character development, but he finds this difficult due to his inner contradictions, “For one thing, he liked to hurt people. It was for the strange reason that he was cruel, that the poor fellow never killed a man who asked for mercy, or committed a cruel action which he could have prevented.” (White 339) All of these strange feelings contradicting each other inside him cause him to have a lot of problems growing and changing.
Winston Churchill once said, “The price of greatness is responsibility”. In life, we can tend to not take responsibility for our actions, often causing problems for others. Impaired driving, teen drug use, and teen pregnancy all show a lack of responsibility. Activities which originally seem fun become serious very quickly. Many of the actions of Loki, a trickster god in Norse mythology, are great examples of this.
I was very skeptical of John Green’s other books because of his acclaimed fame from The Fault in our Stars. Reading the cover of the book you can gain a small connection wit the main character Miles, because as teenagers we need to find ourselves through every flaw. From the very first chapter it captures you, because at one point in our lives we have all searched for ourselves and a not-so-minor-life. This book is 100 percent real life, written out in this book is the actual difficulties of growing into a better you, facing your fears, and the fears of all the people around you. John Green shows the ugly truth of life and growing up, it was hard not to feel connected.
the injustice and cruelty that runs rampant in the world, it is unsurprising to become determined to make things better for tomorrow. A moral grey area is the only thing separating those making positive changes and playing judge, jury, and executioner. Commendable yet unreasonable, leaders’ whose sole purpose in life is to fix what they see as wrong with the world fall prey to thinking there is only ally or enemy. They harm those they are trying to liberate in the long run. This is the downfall of leaders in many works of literature, including Harrison Bergeron and The Lord of the Flies.