For instance, a child is telling his parent that the man he/she met is weird and he/she doesn’t like him. Ericsson explains instead of further investigate why the child felt that way, parents just went ahead and told the child not to say that and that person is a nice person. Letting the child down and telling the child to feel differently by lie to themselves that the person the child does not like is a nice
However, the prejudgements, rumors, misinterpretations, etc. often lead to making that person a target not because of their own self, but for their appearance. Those same reasons also lead to the lack of empathy in an individual. The Maycomb County folks are, “... so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” (Lee p. 73). They are so busy worrying about protecting themselves that they even forget about the others.
Children may think that their parents are evil for not letting them do something or not letting them go somewhere, but in reality they always have a good reason for saying no. In our world today and in the stories we read, there are people who are more evil than anyone 's parents. In each of the stories “Cask of Amontillado” and “The Most Dangerous Game,” the two characters Montresor and General Zaroff are both very evil and two faced. General Zaroff is more evil of the two men because he does not value human life, he makes his prey feel comfortable while they are staying with him, and he gives his prey no chance for survival. First of all, General Zaroff is the more evil of the two men, because he does not value the human life.
Why is it so hard for people to give up a story? Why is it that even the worst off in our society would just assume continuing to enact a story in which they are miserable? It’s hard for people to give up a story because they don’t even realize there is one. Like the narrator in the beginning was oblivious to even a creation myth, but was acting out the principles it taught without even realizing where he got these principles. Even the worst off in our society would continue enacting this story because they have been conditioned to believe that any other life out there is worst.
Beatty enabled Montag to see how terrible their society is and how unhappy he is; even though that had not been Beatty’s intention. Captain Beatty wants to keep everyone the same and make sure that no one changes the way they were taught to think. I think Beatty is the antagonist because he takes knowledge away from the people, he does not trust Montag, seems to be against Montag’s decisions, and keeps secrets. One of the reasons Captain Beatty gave for books being banned was that they make people unequal. In his mind, books are
Guin had also shared the same story of ignorance with Omelas, as the child locked away begged, “’Please let me out. I will be good.’ They never answer.” If they were to answer, it would be to submit to their guilt, which would only lead to their own self-destruction. Reality is dangerous and won’t lead to anything good, shown through Ishmael as he was bound to accept that Hatsue never thought he meant anything more than a friend to her. Hatsue’s rejection, “I don’t love you,” ignited a change within Ishmael, transforming into a pessimist, and finding no worth to life. Guterson conveyed Ishmael as a blatant misogynist with his line, “…he decided before long that he didn’t respect them and a kind of disgust developed.” Change and
Sometimes, truth can be so hurting that it becomes impossible to bear, especially if it carries some elements of shame and guilt. However, a responsible person should accept their mistakes and do whatever it takes to rectify the errors, and even ask for forgiveness. On the other hand, evil people will always fight truth and never want it to be revealed. Troy, in this play, is a replica of a wrong person whose actions and character has caused suffering to other people. When truth dawns upon him, he feels terrible and intensifies his acts of building fences around himself because he never gives his family a chance of knowing and understanding him.
In conclusion, in both of the novels the theme of isolation is presented through Grendel. He becomes evil, wants to be accepted, he feels helpless and he wants to take revenge. Both of the novels show that Grendel is alone and he is characterized as a evil monster because he doesn't know anything, but to do bad things to other people. Grendel doesn’t have intentions to kill people but his loneliness leads him to become evil because he feels that he is unwanted in his world. All in all, Grendel’s isolation is caused by not being understood and listened.
This helps the reader realize if society doesn't speak it takes the side of the tormentor. Furthermore, not speaking out makes the tormentors think they can continue to get away with causing human suffering. Additionally, not speaking up makes the victims feel weak Eli says, "we felt abandoned, forgotten. All of us did"(Wiesel Perils, pg 2).This illustrates that not speaking out takes
Fear is what you make of it because nothing is inherently scary it is what you take from the object or experience that makes it scary and fills your head with fear. This can have an effect on society and how people and their respective governments react to types of issues and problems. This leads to in extreme cases war and mass murder of a society that is being exploited as a scapegoat. In the book Lord of the Flies the author William Golding suggest the impact fear has on human nature and how it disrupts order and disorder in a society. At the beginning of the story the boys are very scared and confused on where they are because this place is a unknown entity they have no clue what could be on the island and how they are going to survive.
Not even saying a word, this man has Jacobs uneasy and her children fearful. When he does finally open his mouth is it to mock her by saying her master is tired of her, laughing in her face, and ridiculing her in front of her children. Being told all of these horrible qualities that Jacobs apparently has with her children present is demening. Although her children know that the doctor is a terrible man, having those kind of thoughts ringing though her head must have been awful for her mental state. It
It 's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody. (Lee 124) Atticus points out how terrible certain terms are as well as the people that use them. This encourages the children not to use terms like this so as not to become one of these terrible people. The children learn from him that despite how unpopular it is to love and/or support someone or a group of people, you should love everyone despite race or rank. He explains, I do my best to love everybody... I 'm hard put, sometimesbaby, it 's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name.
Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all. Charlie first experiences people making fun of him, now that he has knowledge to understand that. This event must have hurt him deeply, because the very people he trusted and thought were his friends were actually mocking and making fun of him. He feels ashamed because people are using his name as an excuse for making mistakes, and he didn’t want to be known this way. This quote states how people are not used to and are kind of afraid of Charlie, as his newfound intelligence was not the Charlie they knew.
He wants the people to notice and realize injustice the law is. However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power. Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face.
Smitty let go of his fear and let everyone know he was not weird different strange or an alien like they made him look he was just a boy with a closed life and, Ginny had changed that . There was problem between Ginny and Smitty she wanted Smitty to understand that everyone has a hard life but you could not just let it be like that. Ginny wanted him to do something about it . She wanted to know why he treated her like he could not hear her or wanted to talk to her or at all talk Ginny had been mad to see what he would do to her and himself. Ginny did not see why Smitty would want to stay out in the quiet when there was a party and she wanted to go back in and she was mad, she did not know why she was babysitting Smitty .Ginny had said to Smitty that she did not have time to be babysitting him and that he should have been having fun, but then she saw him get scared of her screaming and telling him to look at her.