A Groat 's-worth of Wit was one of many works which voiced the frustrations of that generation. These frustrations are also presented in the beginning of the book, through the conflict between Roberto and his father, Gorinius. Roberto 's father is an unlearned man who acquires a great fortune and is contemptuous of learned men who despite their excellent education lack the means to properly provide for themselves (Greene, pp. 5-6). Thus, Greene 's criticism of his fellow play-writers tells a lot about the social circumstances which drove 16th century writers to write for the stage.
To what extent were the actions of Bernard Ebbers indicative of leadership, andto what extent did Ebbers display destructive deviant behavior? Provide examples of leadership and deviant behavior from the case. At the beginning of his career, Ebbers built a good reputation around him, among his staff, his stakeholders; his customers, all viewed him as a good example, a hardworking man and an icon of rapid growth in business. He developed a good image in his community through his generosity. However his obsession to keep his stock price high led him to unethical behavior.His deviant behavior is demonstrated through different practices: -Inciting his top employees to falsify financial data to satisfy his own objectives is the major deviant behavior observed in Ebbers ' leadership.
Thomas Hobbes ‘ famous work, Leviathan talked about the natural state and condition of man before the existence of social contract and the self-interest of humans. Hobbes said that the natural condition of man is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short. Critics on Hobbes: Rousseau argued with Hobbes that this, brings about confusion in the society. Rousseau believed that man should give up themselves to the good of the community in a social contract and the true freedom lies in the will of people, by doing this, he replaced justice with instinct. Rousseau regarded Hobbes as an evil man because Hobbes’ ideology to natural was the one that portrayed man as evil.
One can see parallels between American Psycho and Tom Wolfe’s novel The Bonfire of the Vanities, in which a wealthy bonds trader named Sherman McCoy sees himself as the “master of the universe” and thus above the law when he is put on trial for an accidental murder he committed. Bateman differs from McCoy in that Bateman’s self-image is entirely dependent upon how others perceive him, and he craves validation in order to justify to himself that he is better and more intelligent than those around him. He looks down upon everyone as worthless compared to him and portrays the façade of the perfect man while simultaneously seeking positive feedback from others in order to prop up his ego and keep away the fear that his “mask” could crumble at any moment. This fragile image of the self, according to the author, is a common issue among most people within the upper echelons of the capitalist system, and Bateman’s psychosis is thus intensified by psychological stressors that already exist in modern
Some critics regard it as a piece of propaganda. It is a condemnation of the whole structure of machine civilization rather between the rich and the poor, the capitalist and the labour, the steel factory owners and the half-fed, half-clad workers. The play raises the slogan of treating the stokers or workers as human and not as Hairy Apes. This is done through the character of Yank. The first scene presents Yank as having a great faith in himself; also, as having an equally great sense of ‘belonging’ to the stokehole
The eye of the beholder is the one that creates the society of their choice. Therefore, in the end of Catcher in the Rye Holden Caulfield is the problem, not society, but this is not a surprise because Holden is the most overly narcissistic and selfish characters to ever have the unwarranted and unnecessary fortune of having an entire book written about him. Holden’s perceptions of the world around him say more about him being the problem than society being the problem. Society is what people make of it, if a person surrounds themselves with counterfeit people than their society will appear to be counterfeit to them. Holden constantly complains about society and the world around him, it’s always too much for him, it’s always forgery.
In Arthur Miller 's Death of a Salesman, the Lowman family discovers it very hard to interpret and differentiate between the real and dream. This topic of reality versus hallucination proceeds all through the play, which at last leads to the death of the protagonist, Willy Lowman. The key component of the play encompasses the value and importance of the American dream of getting to be plainly effective. The play is set up in the 1940s era when men in America were resolved to be fruitful, not just in the quest for provisioning for their families, yet additionally in carrying on with an existence where they could enjoy extravagance. In particular, the yearning for materialistic accumulations has Willy.
Tyler represented a strong, powerful, and violent man that could withstand the stagnant rules of consumerism in society and not depend on the riches in life. The narrator was a weak, rule following citizen that no longer desired the typical influence society had on him. Fight club brought together the men ranging between the spectrum of the narrator and Tyler. This included men that were dealing with mental issues, the absence of their fathers, testicular cancer, convicts, and generally the men that were tired of working 9-5 who paid their taxes on time. Tired of blending into the identity of society and who society said they needed to be, the men along with the narrator joined an alliance to end the conformity.
The world says, intelligence and talent are the criterion a man is judged upon. Is it really so? Even in the most modern and civilized of societies discrimination prevails in forms numerous and indirect. In a most modern society, where we humans call ourselves advanced and rational, here is a story of a man whose life was shaped by indifference to his racial identity. We often tend to hush up or conclude the debates on colour, creed and gender disparities terming them evils that haunted the society in the past.
Then everyone would know and love him. His pursuit in this unrealistic expectation led to shortcomings that, not only dragged him down, but dragged down the people around him. In “Death of a Salesman”, Arthur Miller uses strong symbolism, powerful diction, and blatant foreshadowing to show that Willy Loman drags suffering onto the people around him. Miller uses physical objects as symbols of Willy’s failures and strong desire for validation. In one instance Willy questions Stanley in the restaurant stating, “Oh, I’d better hurry.