Reconciliation requires that all parts involved accept they are imperfect and flawed. It moves them to connect to a deep center in their hearts where all of humanity resides in harmony, where all citizens of the world are equally valuable and equally human. Reconciliation occurs when all parts are able to acknowledge that every human makes mistakes and deserves forgiveness, and that those mistakes are merely opportunities for mutual growth. Reconciliation is only possible when all parts involved have gone past judgement and into the understanding that no human is neither right nor wrong. This is why reconciliation requires truth; a humbling truth of equality that many choose to overlook, where every human being deserves to be treated with respect, no matter their story or their mistakes.
However, being satisfied and being unpassionate is close to each other. “To be excited is still to be dissatisfied”(BNW Ch5). Because the citizens are given soma and games, and sex is a part of everyday life, they are content with corporal pleasure. As the quote before suggests, being satisfied with pleasure brings apathy to their own circumstances. Due to this, they will lose passion to create, and will only consume and follow what the World State commands.
There are so many people we hurt because we aren’t aware of the love we have. Loyalty, it’s the second level to love. You’re proving your love for someone by standing up for them no matter what. We need to make sure there’s no one in our life who does so much for our smile and safety, and we return absolutely nothing. Imagine all the people in the world not talking to you one day, you’ll then realize the value of all, and every person, and will be very thankful for what you have.
It is true that many people today wear masks to fit into society. However, the suppression of one’s self can render the person miserable and I think that it is living a lie. In fact, I believe that Hawthorne was trying to say that one can never truly get rid of who they really are. To me, Chillingworth is an example of being unable to erase who one really is. In the beginning of the book, Hester describes him as being a happy scholar and Master Prynne later admits that all he wanted to feel was passion and love and describes himself saying: But all my life had been made up of earnest, studious, thoughtful, quiet years, bestowed faithfully for the increase of mine own knowledge, and faithfully, too, though this latter object was but casual to the other--faithfully for the
For example when it says, "What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness, Anger, discontent and drooping hopes? Life is too strong for you- It takes life to love life." this is an example of symbolism. This part symbolizes that there are many people who keep complaining about the situations they are in when we are not supposed to be complaining about what happens in life. We all have to understand that things like those happen to anyone and we don't have the right to complain when there could be someone out in the world who can be doing worse than we are.
He gave them advice to surround themselves with what made their life a better place. The story is given through his own perspective, in which he points out the mistakes he committed which was not enjoying life. The majority of people surround themselves into society that at the end of the day, they are surrounded by negativity. Therefore, Thoreau mentions, “Time is but the stream I go afishing in” (280). This metaphor brings a mixture of emotions to the himself and his audience because it describes how nothing will stop time, it will continue with or without them.
These devices help to develop themes such as the cruelty of mankind to itself. During harsh conditions such as the Dust Bowl, people turn on each other, feeling that they have no other choice in order to survive. Even in an environment of survival, people should help each other, for people are stronger in groups, and inhumanity should not be caused by the people it affects. In harsh conditions, inhumanity can be a cruel weapon, making survival strenuous, and life complicated. Although in severe conditions people are more likely to survive in groups, people often find themselves in a life or death situation where they only care about their family.
Have you ever been in a situation where you feel pain/anger, but put on a brave face so no one will see how much pain you are in? Everyone thinks you're really happy but in reality, you are breaking down inside. This is called judgement. Judging people and being judged has happened at least once in every person's life. It's a part of human nature to judge, but do we know how to cope with it?
Gilbert Grape.’ This expressionless verbal introduction demonstrates that Gilbert has lost the entire spark out of his life and devalues himself. This is also seen when he was questioned what he wanted and he says what he wishes for everyone else. He says ‘I want to be a good person.’ Implying that he does not think he is a good person and is selfless. Gilbert always wants things for others, but never asks for things for himself. We see this with concern and feel sorry for him as we know Gilbert is an understanding person and cares for others.
He stopped Pittston’s attempts to stall the case several times and desired to bring the justice to the victims. Maybe he was affected by the personal experiences of those plaintiffs and showed some favour to their side, but he was not off the line and still performed just like what a reasonable and professional judge would perform. However, in terms of the ethical conduct of Pittston, I would say I was so unhappy with their indifference and apathy. They did not think about how their actions would affect those already aggrieved individuals. Those victims already lost some important things in their lives, Pittston’s coldness and their focus on getting rid of the responsibility and avoiding payables could hurt those people even deeper.