As we have deducted these two are two completely different people, while the kid stands by his message to society not paying attention to the possible consequences, Marx will do say whatever he can to please the others, a perfect example of this contrast is when the savage is arguing with Mustapha Mond about freedom not caring of the problems that could follow while Bernard is stating everything possible so that he doesn’t get in trouble the author shows this character’s weakness by writing “You can’t send me. I haven’t done anything. lt was the others. I swear it was the others.”(232) while he portrays the teen’s strength and leadership when he writes “But the new ones are so stupid and horrible. Those plays, where there’s nothing but helicopters flying about and you feel the people kissing.
He also reflects true suffering and struggle. Homer compares feasting and suffering very closely to show that struggle results in something deeper than the result of feasting. The significance of struggle is that you take everything head on despite the fact you could fail. The foremost reason Odysseus is unmatched is because he has no need for nice things, only need for destiny/ things of relevance. Not only does he commit countless heroic acts in situations of high pressure where he could die, he also never loses faith.
Phoniness is Holden’s way of describing all of the superficiality, dissimulation, and pretension that he encounters in the world around him. Holden believes that inevitably, adults are phonies who can never see their own phoniness and his observations aren’t entirely inaccurate. He is so aware of the behavior of those surrounding him and throughout the novel he does encounter multiple characters who seem to meet Holden’s prediction of inevitable phoniness like Sally Hayes, Carl Luce and Maurice and Sunny. Phoniness for Holden stands as a symbol for everything that is wrong in his world and gives him an excuse to withdraw himself from it.
Mr. Birling is a character who looks down at everyone because he thinks he is above them all, showing true qualities of a capitalist. He tells the inspector that he doesn’t ‘like his tone’, almost as if he was talking to a child. This shows that he doesn’t care who the person is (even if he is an inspector, who has the authority to put him in jail), he thinks very highly of himself. Inspector Goole acted as a mouthpiece for Priestley and his socialist view, but without Eva Smith’s story his views would not be communicated effectively. Eva real-life (possibly relatable) story would be able to make a connection with the audience.
Without a doubt, the biggest struggle in an individual’s life is to show his true face in a society that only acknowledges those who wear flawless façade. In Damon Knight’s The Handler, Harry is faced with the same ordeal, as he struggles to show his true self, while the people around him pressure him to hide inside his attractive mechanical façade named Pete. Throughout the story, Knight uses characters such as, Harry, George and Pete to express one of the major flaws in society. Indeed, through these characters Knight argues that society only offers acceptance towards those who satisfy their arbitrary ideals and forces those who do not to conform to it. To begin with, Knight uses Harry’s failed attempt to stay comfortable in his own skin to validate his argument.
In the famous essay Civil Disobedience by Henry Thoreau , there is a multitude of famous quotes. One that has been recognized is “ The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly, but as machines, with their bodies.”. When first reading this quote it seems as if he is saying that most men do things with no cause or reason. Well he is,Thoreau is criticizing the general population who follows the government or any group blindly without thinking or evaluating. As intuition and being true to oneself are of the utmost importance to Transcendentalists, being a “machine” is extremely undesirable.
A healthy relationship is based on mutual respect, trust, and communication. Without any of these three components an unstable and unhealthy relationship is easily formed. In the story “The Chaser,” by John Collier, the audience is reading the start of a first-hand unhealthy relationship where trust, communication, and mutual respect are one sided. I believe that through this story, Collier was trying to enlighten males of their subjective characterization of women through their lack of these essential components. In the story, Alan is portrayed as a love-stricken, desperate, man in need.
Throughout “Of Mice and Men,” the author, John Steinbeck, portrays an underlying theme about the reality of human nature, themes of friendship, hardship, trust, discrimination, the weak opposed to the strong, and the overall futility of the perfect life we all seek. The hardships faced by the migrant worker during the great depression are enough to bring the animal out of anyone, stripping away any facade of civility and decency, because out here, it’s every man for himself. Despite this truth, it is still of the utmost importance to have at least one good acquaintance. The hardships one faces alone are far greater than one would face as a pair. Enter our main characters, George and Lennie, two migrant workers who are forever bound in a fellowship of what they seek in the end.
Iago is just a man who is affected by his environment. Iago gave the impression that he was used to always getting what he wanted in life, never working hard but lying his way to the top. In the book there are many passages where he expresses his lying tactics along with his hatred for Othello. Many sources point out the reasoning for Iago behavior. Iago displays racist behavior and shows symptoms of being a pathological liar.
Spencer, to Holden, takes place near the beginning of the book, as Holden is bidding him farewell. It is a stern comment, showing how serious and straightforward Mr. Spencer is. It is significant because this "game" shows how Holden is taught to abide to the social norms, norms that include the higher class' dominance over the lower class. Furthermore, this shows how contrasted Holden is by this statement, due to the fact that he does not want to be unfair towards those with less wealth, despite how wealthy he is himself. Holden's refusal, his refusal to play "according to the rules," shows how unique but unstable he is, and how his many unethical or unnatural thoughts may originate from his transformation from a child, to an adult.
He believed to be inherently evil, and made people cautious and greedy. He hated materials and possessions generally as well. He quoted Thoreau when it came to the subject of money from Civil Disobedience, “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth” (258). According to Into the Wild, this was a passage highlighted in one of the books found with McCandless’s remains. Above all else, McCandless appreciated the
How? Would you have done the same, considering the consequences of your actions? Why? Truthfully, this doesn’t change my connotation of Paul one bit. As they say, “A man has got to do what a man has got to do.” Considering how poorly fed and malnourished the soldiers are, Kat and Paul had to resort to stealing to receive the nutrients they required to endure the tiresome war.