No one truly knows the purpose of life, why there is death and suffering. The purpose of life has many meaning and is different for everyone. Good people tend to suffer more because others get jealous and use violence to end the good. In the poems, “Antigone” and, “Prometheus Bound”,and the book, “Gospel of Matthew”, express why the good people suffer and what the purpose of life really is. The poem “Antigone” shows how the good people are suffering and the purpose of life.
This paper attempts to explore Alice Hoffman’s The Marriage of Opposites through ecofeminist lenses to investigate the connections between women and nature. It aims to find an affinity of the male domination over nature and his domination over women. This paper reveals that the injustice against women and nature is alike as they are both depicted throughout the story in turmoil. The writer deliberately and metaphorically makes an affinity between women’s features and the elements of nature. “She is a force.
William Shakespeare's King Lear is depressing and has no mercy, but it also encounters many more aspects which are quite important for everyone to know, such as: trails of deaths, battles, love, hatred, treacheries and most importantly nature and culture. Shakespeare created a play where the world was cruel and there was only plotting and tragedy with no shining light at the end of the tunnel. Shakespeare makes King Lear, a natural figure to show the hypocrisy. The connection between King Lear and Cordelia is an analogy for the relationship of nature and culture. It seems that King Lear believed in culture instead of nature, he could not understand his youngest, nicest and the most loving daughter Cordelia only because she had no words to
Tornado Warning: What are we really afraid of? Many people fear change that they usually want stability and comfort. However, they can be harmful in some ways. In Amy Wright’s poem “Tornado Warning,” she describes how the people in the village are getting isolated not only by the tornado but also by their attitude. The tornado figuratively represents immigrants and their culture, which the people are afraid of.
Or is everything just happening at random, without any sequences at all. As for the second short story: “The Dancing Dwarf” it demonstrated how our imagination can change the perspective of a single event, whether or not the actions are justified as logical. Murakami has portrayed the characters of the story to believe everything that happened is always in sequence, never once question the reality of the situation. As Murakami has depicted our lives as solely human beings are accustomed to find ways of explaining certain events. Murakami also insert his thoughts on how the society perceives, using correlation instead of logic, the book quoted “Personally break the curse” (Second Bakery Attack, P42) and “Attack another bakery.
They made him work as a handyman instead. As a result, he would be cursed with crippling depression because he could never do what he wanted. This brief story shows the true face of a dystopian society. Dystopias restrict freedoms and in the end leads to the breakdown of society. It is important to always be aware of the possible sign of a dystopia and stop them from happening, but sometimes no matter what people do their beloved world takes a turn for the worst.
World famous scientist and philosopher Albert Einstein described time as being relative and complex. Einstein understood that the theory of time is not finite or measurable with simple objects such as a pocket watch or a wall clock. In the painting, "The Persistence of Memory," Dali uses the melting clocks as a metaphor depicting the image that the clocks have lost all of their power and influence on the world. Dali's melting clocks are seen as an interpretation that our arbitrary concept of time is insignificant
He argues that the Super-Ego is responsible for the “discontents” that human beings experience in civilisation as “The super-ego often puts severe demands on the individual that he cannot realistically met, causing great unhappiness.” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents). When he outlines the contrast between “savage” and “civilised” beings in the book, it is clear that he is arguing human beings are unhappy because they have to reach “expectations” of society. Skepticism of the demands of society to follow the “restrictions” to human pleasure becomes a concept of questioning the demand that society puts on individuals which can be a similar comparison to the description of the political party in the modernist novel 1984 written by George Orwell. The limits that Winston, the main character who is in doubt of the government that influences the party members of the governmental leader Big Brother, finds himself miserable and psychologically tortured because his own thoughts of freedom have been limited by “thought crime” which is a law passed by Big Brother that restricts minor party members to even think about defying the
All political programmers create their reactions in the lives of the people, who eventually fashion the course of future politics in their human way. That is why Stephen Spender states that... ....the writer who refuses to recognize the political nature of the age must to some extent bare fusing to deal with an experience in which he himself is involved. 27 (Stephen, Spender: 1953, 215) All these considerations prove that one way or the other the writer and politics are knotted with one another in their communication with the public, without being emphatic or narrow about commitments. Wolfgang Iser holds that, unlike philosophies or ideologies, literature does not make its selections and its decision clear. Instead its selections or records the signals of outside reality in such a way that the reader himself is to find the motives underlying the questions, and in doing so he
While the message of these poems are very similar, they present the destruction of nature in drastically different ways. Boey Kim Cheng portrays the destruction of nature in the poem Report to Wordsworth by creating a sense of urgency through the use of personification and idioms. This is shown particularly in the first lines of the poem, in the quote “You should be here, Nature has need of you”. The word “You” most likely refers to the reader. This creates a link between the reader and the text, which makes the text feel more engaging and personal.