Societies have to be willing to sacrifice certain traits, such as emotions and the truth to obtain perfection, but first, they must ask themselves, “is it really worth giving up these traits?” In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, he uses Christian symbolism and Shakespearian allusions to portray to the reader that it is not worth sacrificing the truth for a “happy utopian society”. In order to better understand most literature, you must first understand the religion behind it, such as Christianity in the case of BNW. Huxley uses Christian symbolism to elaborate to the reader how the new leaders of his society
A LIFE FULL OF BLISS Fitting in is what society is all about, it seems that following what others tell you is more valuable than being your true self. In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel “ Their Eyes Were Watching God” shows that living as who you are brings more joy to yourself. With the main character Janie, we know how living in a society of judgement affected her. From living in Eatonville and being married three times, Janie goes from living in unhappiness to fulfilling herself with what brings joy into her life. In this book, Hurston uses symbolism to illustrate that contentment is more meaningful than fitting into society.
Education done correctly can transform ignorance consumers into wise contributors. From Alice Walker we can learn how accepting ourselves will enable us to enjoy life. Instead of living in fear and shame of our weakness or negative qualities, we can find freedom. From Zora Hurston we can learn how our past and race fails to truly define our identities. Rather the collective components within us created by God, show who we really
While Rue sleeps beside Katniss, she considers how to destroy the Careers’ supplies and thinks how their life of always having the food they need will work against them. A perfect example of how people just trust Katniss and are willing to lay their life down for her is shown directly through Rue, “ by the way she bounces up, you can tell
For the ones who decided to take the path of optimism and perseverance, they understood that the two major components in a human’s response to individual conflict. Throughout the Holocaust, many individuals suffered lack of optimism, such as being apprehensive about an inevitable extermination. However, Anne Frank decided to make the most of the situations she was in, regardless of how tough or severe the situation presented itself to be. Anne Frank expresses her opinions in her diary, “I don 't think I 'll ever feel at home in this house, but that doesn 't mean I hate it...The Annex is an ideal place to hide in...there 's probably not a more comfortable hiding place…” (Frank). Anne, though she is
One more reason Calpurnia is a better mother figure is because she brings Jem and Scout up just a little harder than a mother would. Atticus says to Aunt Alexandra, “she’s never let them get away with anything, she’s never indulged them the way most colored nurses do. She tried to bring them up according to her lights, and Cal’s lights are pretty good” (Lee 183). This statement shows that by not letting them get away with anything she is trying to help form them into contributing members of society. This statement also shows Atticus’s trust in her raising his kids right, which is another reason why she is a good mother figure.
As the reader you can really see the strength she gained as a child and it inspires. The fact that she can walk away from all those terrible experiences with love for her parents is incredible. Another thing I loved about this book is how it represents her parents, with all their faults, and their poor mentality, at its worst, without anger, or really any judgment, just with the love. If she had been bitter in her description it would not have been as amazing. This memoir was written with forgiveness making me respect her for not only surviving such a strange childhood to become a successful, but for being able to view her past with
Society had now begun to think that Hester had served her punishment. Although Hester was not accepted society before, she began to see the positive aspects of the community and was able continue on with her own life which eventually led to her being recognition of good character. Eventually recognizing her sin she had become a symbol of the Puritan faith, and eventually found her place in the community in a positive way. In The Scarlet Letter, the whole period of time the letter "A" was embroidered on her clothing it only represented one ideology, which was adultery. However, as time continues forward the community begins to finally start accepting her again, through her positive actions and influences, the letter "A" starts to represent a more positive ideology.
At first glance, it seems like an aimless reminiscence by a starry-eyed boy about a romanticized girl. But as the novel progresses, it becomes so much more. Antonia coarsens as she works like a man in the fields, cavorts with the boys in town, and eventually unmarried motherhood. These incidents only reveal that the story is not about Antonia’s perfection—it is about the old country and her fierce devotion to it. Antonia’s poor choices made her a “battered woman”, but returning to the country replenished the “rich mine of life” in her soul and made her as insurmountable as “the founders of early races” (Cather, 127).
In the story, The Possibility of Evil, gives us the character Miss. Strangeworth, the eloquent woman as she is not afraid to say what she thinks but often holds back as she knows too much. Her thoughts wrap around to the thought of evil when someone does something she doesn’t approve of. On page 2, “Don and Helen Crane, were really the two most infatuated young parents she had ever known, she thought indulgently, looking at the delicately embroidered baby cap and the lace edged carriage cover. ‘That little girl is going to grow up expecting luxury all her life,’ she said to Helen Crane.