To what extent does your comparative study of Pride and Prejudice and Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen demonstrate that the conflict between an individual and society is an important universal concern? Through their respective works and texts, composers often illustrate conflict within the perspectives of both characters and responders. A close comparison of ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen’, enables individuals to identify the disclosure of conflict as an important universal concern. Analysing the characterisation of Elizabeth and the didactic tone used by Weldon, conflict between an individual and society is revealed through the restrictions of marriage, rigidity of gender roles and shifting
Tennessee Williams story, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” was a mix of the past and present that clashed together by two characters who believed in different lifestyles. In the story, Williams uses the domestic setting along with the characters personal traits as a base for the elements for social change. There are many references in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” that represent the use of past and present being used together. The past and present were entwined by the characters personal characteristics, the setting of the story, and Blanche’s personal relationships with men throughout the story. To begin, the personal characteristics of Blanche and Stanley were used to represent how society was changing into a new world.
In every story, characters experience challenges which change the outcome of a story. The plot of a story is determined by what decisions are made with each character and most of the time decisions are based on what is best for a relationship. There are different representations of marital relationships in the short stories of “The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant, and “The Chrysanthemums” by John Steinbeck. The characters are influenced by their partner 's decisions in each of these stories. This topic will be discussed and explained to give more insight on how the characters were affected based on their circumstances.
Relationships have various influences which cause them to be altered, this is explicated in Both Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, 1850 and F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby (TGG), 1925, which allows for the composers’ viewpoints to be conveyed. Barrett browning and Fitzgerald heighten the understanding that the past can impinge upon relationships, changing them, as well as the idea of the delicacy of love and how it can vary relationships. The past can surface and have a transformative impact on relationships, the fragility of love may lead to a broken relationship if expectations of one another are not met or external sources interfere. The delicacy of love and the past both come from differing contexts
Loss of Faith One can interpret faith in two different ways; faith in religion and faith in one’s self. Religion has always been known to be an important aspect of society however, during the Industrial Revolution religion began to lose its prominence. Dover Beach and Fahrenheit 451 both tackle the difficulties of losing faith however, in different ways. Dover Beach criticises society due to its changing outlook of religion. Arnold presents mankind during the Industrial Revolution as ignorant and pessimistic.
English draft- Lizzie Nichols A comparative study of F.Scott’s Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning provides insights into the changing nature of relationships. How do these texts from different contexts provide insight into the changing nature of relationships? Different values and beliefs of an era shape the development of relationships. from the Victorian era and the 1920’s provide us with insight into the changing nature of relationships.
Nathanial Hawthorne’s short story “Young Goodman Brown” start the story at sunset, which makes me anticipate something dark is about to occur. From reading other stories by Hawthorn, I expected the story to focus on puritan society and early American life. I found that this story was focused during the seventeenth century, during the Salem witch trials, and the rivalry between the Quakers and the puritans. Hawthorne explores Brown’s inner struggle with hypocrisy, his faith, and his own demons. Hawthorn uses elements of the era his ancestors lived through to attract the reader’s attention to the evil in humans, because of this the reader travels the same evil road through the forest with Goodman.
On the other hand, smoking, barbie dolls, and disposable diapers are seen as examples of moralization (Pinker 3). He demonstrates how moralization and amoralization are being seen differently based upon people's life style. Human cloning was viewed as moralized. However, people have had second thoughts about it because of the negative controversies, due to the lack of technology, decrease the value of human life and the effect of religion. Cloning began in the 1800’s
Obsession, Love? The Crucible by Arthur Miller is a play which contains a multitude of complex characters . In the play, the characters’ motivations and inner processes are explored. Because of the historical setting, the characters live in a society of judgement and extreme religious devotion. This is a factor that places any of the characters’ choices and morals in a public balance to be judged by others.
Essentially, cultural encounters are interactions “among two or groups of people who in the use different social custom. And culturally competent treatment involves sensitivity to culture, race, social class, religion and gender. Cultural encounter declares to people the difference between wearing traditional clothing” and fashion address, also, shows the modern life style with the old social customs. At the following thesis in “The Distant Past” by William Trevor show extremely cultural encounter between the two Religious categories as Protestant and Catholics, Urban and rural, the older generation and new generation. Here there is some information about all these conflicts. "
The American dream is an opportunity to start a new life for oneself and others. American Dream is important for our American culture today because for one to dream and succeed is a proud moment. In our society today an American dream is a literary trope due to its a repeated allegory with recurring images or figure of speech. For example a feature that makes the American dream a literary trope is by symbolism, such as in the video “ American Oxygen” of flags, liberty, soldiers,etc, idealing the greatness of America and different types of the American dream. Following in the article by John Steinbeck stating “ No one can define it or point to anyone person who lives it, but it is very real nevertheless,perhaps more real than that equally remote dream…”, illustrating The American dream is free for all as long as we work for it but some might consider The American dream as a disillusion.
Many people in today’s society equate money with power, but does the amount of money one has demonstrate a real perception of who they truly are? People go out and live fancy, lavish lives for show but struggle to pay their bills behind closed doors. In more instances than not, the people who value relationships more than wealth and power are the ones who live loving, peaceful lives. Of course they would love to be wealthy and prosper financially, but their reality is that their loved ones are worth more than a couple of zeros in their bank account. There are rare cases where someone can love all the wealth and power and still be a genuinely good natured human being.
The Moral Decay of the Materialistic Although F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby debuted in 1925– before the Great Depression– it serves as a prophetic exemplification of the the material excess of the 1920s that drowned out signs of the coming Great Depression. The book’s plot follows the bootlegger Jay Gatsby as he pursues his old love Daisy Buchanan through flaunting his new extravagant lifestyle, mainly by throwing ostentatious parties. Yet, in the end, Daisy chooses her unfaithful husband Tom over Gatsby. Through Fitzgerald’s use of wealthy, materialistic characters, he comments on the effect of the material excess of the roaring twenties: moral corruption.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby represents the everlasting disconnect that happens with every generation. With every new generation, the one prior seems to lose faith or the ability to sympathize with and understand their younger predecessors. The Great Gatsby is a perfect model of this divide. In the novella, we are introduced to characters who embody the traits imposed onto younger people to the extreme making most characters little more than caricatures. The narrator Nick Caraway, acts as a mouthpiece for Fitzgerald, often making comments about the disparity of the world and the supposed crumbling of society: "They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or