The N-word in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn also preserves history in a sense. It shows new generation how African-Americans were treated so poorly and how they were thought of too. They were thought of as uneducated and stupid and they also didn’t have the right to any social, economic, or political rights because of this. If the N-word wasn’t in this book or if it was ever removed it wouldn’t actually display how African-Americans were seen or treated. Other races were always thought to be better simply because of the society.
Later, he states “One of my troubles is I never care too much when I lose something...Maybe that’s why I’m partly yellow.” (89). This shows that he is unmotivated and doesn’t care. He also says he is a coward when referring to himself as yellow. Being apathetic shows that Holden Caulfield would not make a good friend because he is unmotivated and very negative. A good friend would not bring the other person down, but help them look at the bright side.
Even before that, because he was an orphan, he most likely had to provide for himself. Being thrown into such an important role required him to be strong, and to be strong, Griffith suppressed his emotions. As the leader of a group of mercenaries, he had no time to bother himself with human relationships. This suppression would eventually lead to a complete lack of understanding about his own feelings, developing a childlike and impulsive mentality. Griffith’s role as a leader also nullified any worth in anything other than his dream, eventually, letting his dream define him.
In The Cog, Charles Fritch uses symbolism to show readers that life choices can cause regret in future years. The tough decisions that people make can cause the most fulfilling life or they can wake up one day miserable. James Maxwell was one who wished he had followed his dreams instead of living with a more practical life. He had a very successful life, but he wasn’t doing what he had always dreamt of. He was the president of the world, but by his standards, that wasn’t enough.
Jack lost an eye in the war, but the invisible man never knew that. This instance opened his eyes to how little he knew about his so called brothers, and how little they possibly knew about him. This glass eye represents his search to find an identity. He believed that he received an important position and purpose, but he meant nothing to them, but he did find his invisibility within the Brotherhood, so in a way his involvement with the Brotherhood helped him find an identity, just not the one he was hoping for in the
America’s Declaration of Independence provides that people have the right to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’. This concept of an ‘American Dream’ provides that in the land of ‘hope and opportunity’, it is possible for anyone to get rich as long as they are willing to work hard for it. However, in his novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck demonstrates that the ‘American Dream’ was an impossible ideal for most people. The ‘impossibility of the American Dream’ is one of the major themes in Steinbeck’s novel. The other major theme that will be discussed is that of ‘loneliness’.
The American Dream is only attainable to those who are privileged and considered truly American. Though many immigrants believe that they can grasp the American Dream, it is always out of reach and can never be achieved. The American Dream can never be accomplished through working hard and determination. Often, people chase the American Dream with high expectations for a new life, and they are often disappointed when failure strikes. Because of this, many of the characters in Of Mice and Men struggle to achieve the dreams they’ve been longing for.
He only felt that he was a “slave to pride”, he pretty much thought that pride made him do it. He did not teach Doodle how to walk, run, swim, climb trees, and to fight because he felt bad that Doodle could not do it or because he wanted him to get stronger, no he did for himself. He feels no love for Doodle so he did not care if he was over exhausting him, or killing him for that matter. He just wanted his pride to stay strong. He paid no attention to how he was actually affecting him, he only cared about being prideful.
On the other hand, some people say that achieving their American dream from hard work and dedication is still impossible. This point of view makes sense because, in the 20th century America, life as an individual was a struggle, with or without a clear goal to strive for in mind. Many people lived paycheck to paycheck, hoping for a liberation from their monotonous lifestyle. In that era, the American dream was hardly possible due to the strict confines of the system; a mere pipe dream was all the people had. John Steinbeck portrayed the same state of harshness in Of Mice and Men.
Okonkwo was raised by his father Unoka who never earned any titles. Unoka was a sensitive man who never relished at the thought of war, but found joy in playing his flute. Unoka did not have the greatest luck when it came to farming, this caused him to end up in a lot of debt that he couldn’t pay back. Unlike his father, Okonkwo had no problem with the idea of war. Okonkwo grew up resenting his father for not being stronger and more masculine.