In the Consolation of Philosophy, the character Boethius is interrupted from wallowing in his sorrow by Lady Philosophy, who seeks to help him in his hour of need. Driving away the Muses, Lady Philosophy begins her treatment of Boethius by walking Boethius through a series of discussions, leading to conclusions that should comfort him. While Lady Philosophy attempts to show logically that all fortune leads to good in Prose VI of Book IV, she also acknowledges that humans are incapable of fully understanding this and therefore implies that complete comfort in this knowledge is impossible without faith. Through the explanation of Providence and Fate, she attempts to show Boethius that adverse fortune does not exist, but at the same time also gives him several reasons why he will not be able to understand this concept. She makes it clear that man cannot understand the way Providence works all things out for good because people only sees confusion and disorder and they cannot know other’s inward motives and inclinations.
Likewise, the characters believed that those closest to the characters did not exhibit any concern until they withstand an eye-opening incident, putting into perspective how much they are valued underneath cold exteriors. In the modern reality, reading about characters undergoing a disconnection acts as if it were a mirror to the viewer, allowing them to reflect on how toxic their own filial and peer relationships are. In short, instead of facing the grueling reality of oblivious affection from others, readers use literature as a way to see which events act as effects of an indeliberate
Jason is knocked down by Susie as he fails to recognize the DNR. One is left with the understanding that Vivian has found her way from wit to a more altruistic understanding of her life, but will Jason see this humanity and change his ways or will he miss the moment and continue a life of wit and lose the opportunity to learn of human contact and its great need in
Utopian worlds always backfire because people crave their own individuality.In Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver, the leaders of the community control the citizens by keeping them ignorant and avoiding uniqueness. The Elders of the community try to keep the people from making decisions because they believe that it will make people's’ lives easier. At the age of 12 The Elders assign all the citizens jobs and a young boy, named Jonas, is given the honor of being selected the new receiver. During The Giver the Utopian world that the people live in fails because people naturally crave individuality. Throughout the novel, The Giver, The Elders of the community try to create a perfect world where people aren’t exposed to the negative parts of life.
Customarily, an author will construct a narrative in which the protagonist, a character contrived to be implausible, as well as honorable is destined to decline along the path of tragedy leading to suffering and misfortune. Distinctive writing strategies corresponding to the theme, motifs, symbols and characters contently allow the scripter to plot the flaws dominating the descent of the advocate. Amongst Fitzgerald and Shakespeare’s central characters, Jay Gatsby and Othello, both filled with passionate love for their significant other are corrupted by their lack of judgement causing them to lose the one they lust over. Similarly, both characters originated from a meager past which they were forced to struggle to achieve a position where they
Pity? Care? Compassion? Or does she simply want to rid her shop of his troublesome presence?” (Pg. 47) The purpose of rhetorical question is to leave the audience wondering and to realize the author’s message without saying it directly.
There is a sharp contrast between shame and self-acceptance. One must psychologically determine which they will let dictate their actions. Shame tends to impede one’s own progression of this self-acceptance. This is an apparent feature in Dorothy Allison’s “Trash”, as she navigates between the two interchangeably by giving the reader a taste of her personal life. In this autobiography she allows the reader to delve into the personal and dark times in her life.
Michael Laskey’s poem ‘The Flat-warming’ is used to explore the consequences that occur as a result of ignoring a problem by excusing it as being nothing to worry about as well as refusing to seek help when it is required. The direct issue that is mentioned in the poem is the bleeding foot that “wouldn't, couldn’t, didn't clot”. The partial rhyme of these words as well as their positioning at the end of the poem, is used as a way of implying that the results of the subjects voluntary ignorance towards their health had a negative result through the use of the negative contractions that each word possesses. Despite the fact that the blood from the cut had been “spreading, pooling on the dark blue vinyl for some time” the speaker comments that the subject of the poem saw it
The novel Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, utilizes grotesque and shocking imagery in order to attempt to evoke a strong sense of concern from the reader. Huxley wrote the novel as a criticism of the direction that he viewed the world as traveling towards. As noted by Richard Beckham, Huxley utilizes the technique of reductionism, the concept of simplifying or returning to a more basic state of being. This illustrates how much society has changed, or in the eyes of Huxley, degraded. Throughout the novel, the characters express a reduced form of society and humanity through their lack of emotion and motivations in order to convey the extent to which society has changed negatively.
In the story, the government decides to isolate their community from the world, which is the world we know today. They did this so that there would be peace in the community. It creates peace between the people because they have no understanding of a world with disrespect, war, pain, violence, and extreme emotions. Their feelings are barren. In a way, the government did a good job of this because they are at peace, but I believe that sometimes we need to know what is going on with the rest of the world, so we can keep ourselves safe.