In an article titled Masterplots II, by Ahlbrandt, Wm. Laird, he writes, "In this, the husband is as much to blame as his wife. Although Guy de Maupassant seems to be saying that such people are the victims of the society in which they live, dominated by the status-conscious in the early days of the Third Republic, he never prevents his characters from exercising their free will. It is precisely their ability to make such choices that lead to their own damnation. Maupassant shows how the Loisels are imprisoned in their loneliness and their lack of self-worth.
Moravia 's protagonist Marcello is weak minded and succumbs to embracing fascism. Marcello 's interior monologue is the definitively twisted aspect of this novel as it shows us how he rationalizes the irrational choices made in his life. The time is marked by indifference meaning that the average person was too indifferent to their political life situation that they did not pick a side to support. Consequently this negative decision lead to the rise of fascism. Marcello had a very difficult childhood and due to that he becomes a conflicted human in his later life.
He 's a pissed off man, who feels boredom about his relations. He suffers from psychological complexes, that alienated him from society, and he 's unable to face the realities of life. This research indicates the modern theme of breakdown, absurdity, uselessness, loneliness, and bitterness of life. The protagonist also realizes that the escape from the responsibilities is not a solution to life 's problem. A person ought to create a struggle for his survival, otherwise, there 's the decay of humanity in alienation.
He off-roads his car while at the Detrital Wash, even though there are signs that say that off-roading is forbidden where he is. Krakauer says of McCandless after this occurs that, “as a latter-day adherent of Henry David Thoreau, [he] took as gospel the essay ‘On Duty of Civil Disobedience’ and thus considered it his moral responsibility to flout the laws of the state” (28). Like Thoreau, McCandless, too, thinks that government as a whole is something that truly binds and oppresses, and is a wholly unnecessary system. Government prevents Thoreau and McCandless from living the right life that is meant for everyone, so its rules must be broken. When they both decide to go against the government, it is solely because both think that government prevents the Transcendentalist lifestyle.
This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos. The main characters, Ralph and Jack, constantly contradict each other and fight for the loyalty of the younger boys and power. The author, William Golding, created this book to portray the potential evil in every human. These boys in particular are not inherently wicked but most of them do get caught up in the fantasy of having ultimate control which leads to the boys being unable to live amongst one another. The boys immaturity of living in the fantasy results in frivolous behavior throughout the start of the book.
Contempt Machiavelli argues is something to be avoided. “A shrewd prince will lay his foundations on what is under his own control...He should simply take pains not to be hated” (Machiavelli 47). This is the establishment of a theme that Machiavelli continues through the rest of the book, the theme distilled is that a loathed prince cannot remain in power for his people will not support someone they hate and welcome his demise. Machiavelli then dedicates the entirety of chapter XIX to avoiding hatred. Creon of course though
How does Priestley show the tension at the heart of the Berling Family?-Rafael Coseteng In Act 1 Priestley showed the tension between the members of the Berling family through their interactions with one another. It was also displayed from the unusual way they act as a family, especially when inspector Goole arrives. Arthur Berling treats his son with very little respect, often mocking him or telling him to shut up before he can finish his sentence. When Eric is just asking an innocent question to the inspector, his father attacks him. “Just keep quiet, Eric, and don’t get excited”.
In “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding the buildup of savage behavior is present because the boys are not capable of creating an effective leadership, punishment for one another, and enforced rules. Throughout the novel Roger goes unpunished for his sadistic behavior, Ralph is constantly overtaken by Jack, and the conch is repeatedly ignored. Civilization and its rule are a desperate need for humans, when we don’t have them to support us, we end up as the one thing we all fear:
He goes as far as to change his name and pose as a friendly doctor. He uses this to get close to Dimmesdale and now he cannot think of anything else. He neglects his wife and doesnt even care for her. He just wants the man to be shamed as well. He mentally tortures the Reverend and all with glee.
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.