Tim O’Brien never lies. While we realise at the end of the book that Kiowa, Mitchell Sanders and Rat Kiley are all fictional characters, O’Brien is actually trying to tell us that there is a lot more truth hidden in these imagined characters than we think. This suggests that the experiences he went through were so traumatic, the only way to describe it was through the projection of fictional characters. O’Brien explores the relationship between war experiences and storytelling by blurring the lines between truth and fiction. While storytelling can change and shape a reader’s opinions and perspective, it might also be the closest in helping O’Brien cope with the complexity of war experiences, where the concepts like moral and immorality are being distorted.
In an excerpt called “The Soul of an Individualist”, Rand elaborates on the idea of an individualist, and allows the reader to get a better view at how passionate she is about one’s self. The correlation between the two pieces stress the importance of being one person and not relying on the opinion and restrictions of others. The victory of Equality would not have been possible without his struggles and his drive to be original, which is represented in both Anthem and “The Soul of an Individual”. To begin, Equality 7-2521 had numerous complications in his life, all caused by the harsh environment of his society. The restrictions and controls all went against him, resulting in a difficult time for
Fault and redemption. What do these two words really do in our lives? Do they give us another chance or are they just concepts that we want to follow? In the world we live in, one fault can often make or break something in our lives, but when granted with redemption, we don’t always take it as seriously as needed and soon our fault becomes someone else’s pride. Sir Gawain’s faults can be a constant reminder of the mistakes we all make as humans along with the quote, “It is clear then that there can be no redemption without fault, just as one is unable to return from exile without first being sent into one.
Niccolò Machiavelli, Baldassare Castiglione and George Washington all had small factors of similarity within their interpretation of an ideal person, some more than others. Machiavelli valued the unpleasant truth, so that people would view the world with a notion of realism. He also always wanted to be in control and make his own decisions without anyone else's opinion to mar his idea of keeping authority with others. And he furthermore pushed the trait of fake sincerity. Instead of truthfully being honest, religious and merciful, he told one that you should fake it, so that when the time arrives, you can switch your personality.
Conflict and wars have taken place all over the world. Something that people forget is that violence is not always the answer to problems. Some conflict can be resolved by peaceful tactics. The phrase, “fight for what you believe in” can be interpreted in many ways. Fighting for what you believe in doesn’t necessarily mean violence.
This is important because the way a ruler treats his subjects strongly affects how much influence he has over them. Over history, wars have been started over the public's disagreements with rulers, and if they only took the time to discover what makes a good ruler, the catastrophes might have been avoided altogether. After all, a good ruler can be the difference between prospering life and bloody
A literary hero is willing to face missions that test their personal challenges if it means that they are protecting others from facing their own challenges. Chihiro, in Spirited Away, is a great example of this, as she was willing to clean the stink spirit if it meant that others didn’t have to take the challenge. She doesn’t argue with Yu Baba when she is assigned the task, and simply responds with “Please come this way” (Spirited Away). She bravely faces the challenge, even though it is something that she doesn’t want to do, and despite that, she performed the task to the best of her ability. Even though Chihiro is a mere 10-year-old kid, she showcases courage that many adults in the BadHouse didn’t have.
While it’s natural to try to protect people from negative experiences it can make it difficult for them to tackle life’s larger problems down the line. Everyone needs the opportunity to build their confidence as well as their psychological strength, both of these are necessary to succeed. By shielding someone from life’s realities we set them up for failure as they are more vulnerable. So, while you made it through your parent’s divorce, being bullied, or moving that wasn’t the same level of trauma or adversity as someone else may have faced. There is a stark difference between these situations and physical or sexual abuse, or losing a loved one at a young age.
That is one of the main problems that society has come to. Men and women have certain problems that society has made for them. The society has gotten so used to saying rude things about others that they do not even realize what they are doing. There are so many ways that people could be treated as an equal but it is rarely shown. To me, Being equal is worth fighting by any means
Niccolò Machiavelli also observed this principle. According to him the realist leader needs both strength and cunning and always has to be alert for the dangers and opportunities of the international sphere in order to provide security for his state and its citizens in the anarchic world. The classical realist thinking was further elaborated by numerous scholars. Considering the length of this essay I will not discuss them in detail, instead I will briefly introduce the main ideas that most commonly characterize the classical realist approach. Most classical realists agree that the basic human condition is that of chaos and insecurity and people are looking for ways to escape this condition.