One of the toughest things in life is being able to be yourself when everyone else is pushing you to be exactly like them. The idea of conformity, or the process of adapting to the typical standards of society is one discussed many times in literary texts by authors. It can be viewed as a positive idea at the time, but ultimately can lead to the corruption of society as a whole. This is seen through the classic, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Huck is a young boy trying to determine whether or not he should be his own person or stick to the ways of society.
“Saboteur”, written by Ha Jin exposes a difficult period in post-revolutionary China and the negative consequences on people’s lives. Mr. Chiu, a scholar who does not view himself as a common citizen, was wrongfully arrested while on honeymoon with his bride. As an egotistical man who thinks he is above everyone else, Mr. Chiu is arrogant and never takes ownership for his actions. This machoism subjects Mr. Chui to maltreatment from the police that ironically transforms the once seemingly innocent Mr. Chiu to a man consumed by vengeance. Ha Jin’s proficient use of ironic tone and conflict told through the omniscient view of his main character reinforces the story’s main theme: life experiences shape our character and have the power to transform us into a person we despise.
The deformed conscience of all society effects Huck but he is able to overcome it. The immoral views society has makes Huck question his moral compass yet in the end he follows his heart in a matured way. Mark Twain writes the novel to be able to highlight unethical practices of society. Yet Huck is able to see past the twisted views and follows his long-term values proving Huck’s maturity just as Joshua L. Liebman quote claims “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term
This trait is revealed when his son Cory confronts him and tells him how he has been a terrible father and how he destroyed his dreams in the fear of his son being more successful than him. Cory also openly tells him how he treated his mother in an inhuman way by impregnating another woman. Troy, instead of lowering his tone and accepting the reality, goes ahead and drives his son out of his house, claiming that he is man enough to fend for himself. It is quite ironical that Troy is chasing Cory out of a house which legally belongs to his brother Gabriel. Troy is a character who personifies individuals who make intentional mistakes that they want excused while they have caused physical and emotional suffering to other parties
By solely reading, “But all I can say is that if you are willing to dig below the surface, you will discover the real Skeezie Tookis, and there you will find as big a heart as was ever produced by the little town of Paintbrush Falls, New York,” on page one and two, you can identify his benevolence towards others. Bobby constantly beats his ingenuity down, due to the fact that his father discourages it. Mike Goodspeed, Bobby’s dad, isn’t an ideal figure to idolize because once his wife died “he hit the bad times” (page 62). This included a series of alcoholism, job loss, depression, and bankruptcy, but as an attempt to cheer up his mourning son and be an exceptional father, Mr. Goodspeed shared his wife’s favorite sandwich recipe: marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and bread. Bobby started bringing in the sandwich for lunch as a coping mechanism for his grief, but naive classmates commenced calling Bobby “Fluff” (pg. 12) because of his weight.
The towns people were displeased through the book and trying to change his mind about the trail, but Atticus stayed strong. Later on, a mob was after Atticus, on page 203-204 it states,” ‘ Son, I said to go home’ Jem shook his head. ‘I’ll send him home.’
The two newlyweds are leaving, his sense of duty kicked in and believed he was not a good person for leaving the townspeople to fight against Frank because of his positive actions of putting Frank injustice. This causing a major effect from Kane actions of putting Frank in jail, and he believes it’s his responsible to protect the town and all the hard work of making the town a better place from Frank himself. In the
“The crew had little reason to trust Jabin, who had tormented them for years, but their options were worse: they believed that the investors would sooner kill them then free them for so little money. Finally, the crew voted unanimously to participate in Jabin’s plan.” The crew says they were tormented by Jabin for years which signifies his evil. Jabin supplied them with supplies to Kumar to help them escape. The crew army-crawled past houses and when they rested they crouched together, trying to look like silhouettes of rocks and bushes.
Both help strengthen his resentment and give him the confidence to go against Big brother, however, this confidence causes him to lose sight of that’s really important. Winston is a secluded average thirty-nine year old man who is a minor member of the party. He strongly hates the totalitarian control and Big Brother and all that is stands for but is too fearful to tell anyone about his opinion. In attempts to keep his hate hidden, he illegally purchases a diary where he writes all these thoughts about Big Brother.
In the novel, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, the main character Huck often experiences conflict between good and evil. He is very indecisive about whether he should do the right thing because his conscience is telling him to, or to just go along doing bad things. This piece of artwork portrays this character as someone lost in their search for identity. This picture also defines the true nature in human beings, always having a good and a bad side, however, their true identity is concealed underneath the mask. Huck can be kind when he wants to be, for example, when he saved Jim from the slave hunters and when he confessed to the girls about the duke and the king.
Soiling his own name to protect his wife was the honest mans thing to do but as he does this he ruins his reputation in the town. The reasons behind dirting his own name are amazingly hurting to not just his name, but his families. He was held up high in the town. The town was not going to be there by morning if he had not done what
Morrie tells Mitch, "Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others (Albom pg.164).” Eddie struggle with forgiving his father. He puts so much energy into hating him that, even after his father’s death, Eddie still can not seem to be happy. Ruby then teaches him how he needs to forgive and let go so he can live a happier life.
The situations with Mary Jane, the Duke and King, Jim, and The Grangerford's exemplify that despite society's expectations, Huck does what is morally right and challenges questionable standards he has been surrounded with all his life. Many people cross the path of Huck and Jim's journey. Along the way, they have become critical characters in Huck’s
Mark Twain’s true intentions were similar to other abolitionists’ books printed during his era like Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin. These types of books exposed the horrors of slavery, which propelled the Northern United States and European society toward abolitionism. Twain’s position was uncommon for his era as he stood against slavery. In Twain’s novel, Huck, a child with a difficult upbringing that proved to be unstable because of his abusive father. So, when his father abandoned Huck, an older unmarried woman, Miss Watson, tried to provide a stable home for Huck.