Countless works of literature have mused on the complex struggle between the human characteristics of greed, selfishness and treachery and the edifice of morality and reason on which human society is built. Often times this struggle is characterized as a battle between the forces of good and evil, good being the desire to help mankind and evil the desire to do the opposite. George MacDonald’s poem “Evil Influence” follows this trend in its title and subject matter, describing the terrible nature of evil that precedes violent deeds. While William Golding’s Lord of the Flies primarily explores the natural state of man contained by the walls of society, the presence of its titular being ~Raw Writing~ ...brings up the idea of something sinister influencing the boys’ actions on the island. Using the poem as a field guide for finding the signs of evil influence, and assuming the beast is something inside the boys that is awakened by the island (seen by how bad the kids already are and stuff- pg 28), we can break this down following the poem.
Thesis statement The research studies Anger in Caryl Churchill 's Vinegar Tom, stressing the themes of gender and the repression of women by patriarch standards through employing the techniques of alienation, satire, and irony. Outline I Anger in Literature 1-Definitions: a- According to Seneca, anger is a type of insanity that devastates the capability to think, and consequently it hits our universe immediately. b- For Rene Descartes, anger is a kind of hatred and hatred is the opposite of passion and arises in man when he believes a thing or a matter to be ill or hurtful. c-To modern psychologists, anger is essential, and it is a matter that has effective importance for existence. 2-Origins: a-The old Greek tragedies have emerged and become known in ancient Greece 700 BC.
They treat the white characters, Irvin and Sturdyvant, with disdain throughout the play, especially Ma Rainey. There is a clear relationship between Ma Rainey 's Black Bottom and Aristotle 's definition of what a tragedy is. Ma Rainey 's Black Bottom is a tragic play because there is a plot with an issue in it that holds magnitude to it, along with incidents that arouse pity and fear into the audience that yields a reaction of catharsis of these emotions, and there is a tragic hero within the story. Aristotle defines a tragedy as an "imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself... in a
By fabricating conflicts and achievements that are magnified out of proportion by the main character of his satire, Fitzgerald exposes a weakness that human reasoning can adopt in the face of pressure. The author sprinkles various instances of hyperbole and figurative language in his work that give color to Bernice’s absurd impressions of reality. He also unmasks the deprivation which underlies trivial changes Bernice makes to her character, showing how the impact of a self-indulgent society can render someone attentive to surface issues while oblivious to fundamental ones. In merely eleven pages, F. Scott Fitzgerald outlines one of the most egregious and humiliating deficiencies in human
Psychopaths have attributes of detachment, insincere speech, selfishness, and violence. In the tragedy, Othello, the playwright William Shakespeare constructs an antagonist with such traits. This evil character, Iago, is known for being one of the most sinister villains Shakespeare has even written. Through Iago’s psychopathic manipulations and detached persona, Shakespeare shows that psychopaths are not redeemable in the play. Iago’s manipulation of other characters leads to ultimately brings his downfall.
According to dictionary.com, satire refers to “the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.” (Dictionary.com) During the enlightenment period when Voltaire wrote Candide, communicating one’s displeasure with social and political issues was not acceptable and those who did were often looked down upon. By using satire, Voltaire is able to exaggerate his feelings while at the same time mocking social norms and those in power. Voltaire uses satire in Candide to communicate his opinions on several topics, which include, suicide, religion, sex, and the philosophy of optimism to name a few. Voltaire’s Candide is a story of a young man’s adventure and how his experiences change his philosophy on life. Although Candide’s adventures begin with a rather positive confidence that he lives in “the best of all possible worlds” his attitude is quickly transformed when he realizes the world is in fact full of evil.
Thesis statement The research studies Anger in Edward Albee 's The zoo story focusing on lack of communication, society and class, intimacy, and anger through the techniques of repetition, irony, foreshadowing, satire, and symbolism. Outline I. Theoretical part: Anger 1-Definition: a- According to Linda M. Grasso, anger is a feeling that leads to freedom. It gives on the push to face anything, and to create his own fate. b- Christopher Innes believes that anger is a reaction towards what the mind receives of injury or unfairness towards something.
Ionesco put his focus on the tragedy of language. In fact he bothers the audience with the disintegration of language, which is one of his main targets of this play. All over The Bald Soprano can be analyzed as a parody where the author mocks about the universal bourgeoisie which, to reveal a dehumanized mankind which became spiritually seen empty. Therefore Ionesco used the language as an important implement to highlight this dehumanization. In concrete the language of the Smiths and Martins is indeed old fashioned and dry adding slogans and a lot of simple expressions.
This restriction and incongruity between the soul and body creates a ridiculous and humorous effect. Kyu-ho’s chaotic journey depicts the effects of this restriction as the conflict between his body and soul increases to an extreme; this extreme is represented by the degradation of his body and soul altogether followed by the ultimate loss of his “human-ness”. Although Bergson’s theory of body and soul is related to the comic, in the context of Ho-Chul’s story, the theory is also analogous to the oppressive nature of an authoritarian environment and its inhumane effects. The initial focus of the story is the increasing conflict between Kyu-ho’s body and soul and his decreasing ability to care for the needs of both. It is evident that he has abandoned many parts of his “soul”, as he has abandoned both his job, his wife, and any ability or inclination to think
Conformity is gradually oppressing the world in which we live in. This ideal is prominently illustrated in the film Pleasantville which is directed, and produced by Gary Ross. Pleasantville is a great demonstration of the dangers of abiding by society’s expectations, and the freedoms that come with rebelling to these expectations and embracing change. Gary Ross uses several literary techniques such as; colour (symbolism), and character development to indicate the lack of creativity, and originality in society. Throughout the film, Ross illustrates how obstructive conformity can be to society, and how rewarding rebelling to societal norms can be for not only self growth, but societal advancement as well.