The leader of the prayer meeting was Reverend Brown and he was hoping for Cates and everyone who loved Cates should go to hell, he even said that to his own daughter. Drummond had to shift the power and influence of the town to win the case. He starts off by making them both Colonel Drummond and Colonel Brady. “(Shaking his head amused) Gentlemen, what can I say? It’s not often in a man’s life that he attains the exalted rank of Temporary Honorary Colonel” (pg.20) Henry Drummond does this to make him and Brady on the same
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera is a novel that serves as a philosophical discussion of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s myth of eternal return. Nietzsche’s theory states that the universe and all existence and energy has been recurring, and will continue to recur. In the absence of eternal return, Kundera illustrates the concepts of lightness and weight as foundational to human existence. The author defines lightness as a lack of attachment to the meaning of life, living in the moment without worry for the future. Weight is defined as attaching meaning to events, investing feeling into life.
He argues that the different paths taken by each of the Hamilton’s essentially creates no contribution to the overall message of the story. In the making of this novel, Steinbeck even said “It’s a kind of sloppy sounding book”, which Lisca quotes in his article. However, Steinbeck goes on to say “but it is not sloppy really”. The variance of perspectives throughout East of Eden and the ‘sloppiness’ that is described can be looked at as a unique sort of structure. The Trasks and the Hamiltons both portray different sides to a story, and each presence contributes to the overall discussion.
For example, the taboo around Wiltshire’s house that made all the traders stop trading with him because islanders believed that his wife, Uma is tabooed. Wiltshire discovers that the belief of the islanders about the temple that has demonic powers is actually fake and not real. It is all made up by Case, as he had built the temple in the forest and tricked the islanders by some strange visions and noises. He figures out that the trick of the temple is made up by using luminous paint and Aeolian harps. The relationship between all these supernatural ideas and realism is that they are discovered at the end by the protagonist, Wiltshire, who figures out that everything the islanders believed in is made up by the manipulating powers of Case and his influence over them.
He creates two couples, each couple consisting of a ‘light’ and ‘heavy’ individual, and by comparing them, he is able to explore their reach into areas such as love, politics, art, and psychology. The book starts by establishing its philosophical context and challenges Nietzsche’s concept of eternal return: the idea that the universe has been recurring, and will continue to recur for an infinite number of times. Nietzsche thought eternal return was das schwerste Gewicht, or ‘the heaviest weight’, and said the endless repetition of life is what gives our lives a sense of weight. This concept is opposed by an interpretation of the German proverb einmal ist keinmal, meaning whatever happens only once might as well not happen at all. Each person has only one life to live and the events within life also occur only once and never again, thus the ‘lightness’ of being.
This is significant because it is strongly implied that Joe’s funeral was orchestrated by the community of Eatonville rather than Janie, making Tea Cake’s funeral seem more personal and important to Janie. She was the one who hired the undertaker and the ten sedans for the funeral in addition to buying a “brand new guitar” and flowers to put inside Tea Cake’s coffin. Such actions signify that Janie truly wants to send Tea Cake off in the best way that she can. Lastly, in wearing only overalls at the funeral, Janie was mention to be “too busy feeling grief to dress like grief”. For a wife to act this way shows how much she loved Tea
About three hundred protestants were killed. Most of the country disagreed with her choices and each time a protestant was put to death it was "forty-five minutes of agony that would be repeated hundreds of times during Mary's reign." For monarchs are expected to be kind and supportive of their people and Mary had spilled too much of her own people's blood she was given the name 'Bloody Mary'. She proved herself to have a completely different way of ruling than her father or her half brother (Edward VI). Elizabeth the I, Mary's half-sister, was forced to help Mary with the restoration of Catholic faith in England.
In this society they cannot read books, and if they do their books get burned and they go to jail for breaking the law. “Burn ‘em to ashes, then burn the ashes, That is our official slogan” (Bradbury, 6). When the firemen in Fahrenheit find people who read books, they go to their houses unexpectedly and they go in and find all the books and put them on a tray thing and spray kerosene all over, and then burn the books at 451 degrees. The reason why they can’t read books is because books make some people happy while some others don’t like books, so the government wants people to be equal. The government wants to control the citizens.
Many people from Domery said that whenever she had the chance she would give alms to the poor. Till her death Joan was still carrying a cross. Many question whether Joan was really just a crazed witch but in my opinion I believe she was driven by her love of God and so a highly positive influence for many individuals. Many people believe that she was a crazed witch because of her trial, but in reality she was put on trial for witchcraft and heresy without legal counsel, 25 years later after her death. She was cleared of all charges and declared a Saint 400 years later by Pope Benedict.
Like Western, Indian-English, and other vernacular literature, Punjabi literature has also got influence of regionalism. In modern era under the influence of some social factors Anchalik novels were written. In all Indian languages these types of novels can be found. In Punjabi literature Surinder Singh Narula can be recognized as the initiator of this genre. In his Peo Puttar a very interesting and well description of regional life of Amritsar can be noticed.