Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”, discusses the problems of old traditions. Newer generations have questioned the old hierarchies and beliefs of their ancestors, persuading others to change their society with new ideas. The modern culture has tried to eliminate old tradition to move forward in their culture. As a result, old tradition become “dead” to the younger generation, changing from writing to the digital world. Jackson’s “The Lottery” reflects on the topic of newer generations eliminate older traditions through the poetic elements: finding the symbolism of the box, discover the moral allegory of the lottery and reflect Mrs. Tessie Hutchinson as a tragic hero.
Was Revolution Avoidable? Could the American Revolution be avoided? This question is often asked by historians and today my soul purpose for writing this essay is to answer that question. The American Revolution couldn’t have been avoided. The revolution occurred because of clash of interest of british and colonist, Inflaming tensions by the colonist also cause revolution with Great Britain, and the third reason why the american revolution couldn’t have been avoided was the Boston Massacre.
Our differences are what makes us unique. The different traits from one another will be the one thing that will help you later in life. People who see things differently end up changing the world or having an effect on it. The author talks about how every single one of us is weird, and uses Benjamin Franklin as an example. The article “Isn’t Everyone a Little Bit Weird” explains how Benjamin Franklin was “One of the framers of the United States Constitution, Franklin (1706-1790) was a leading author, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, activist, and businessperson” (Isn’t Everyone a Little Bit Weird 3).
Comparing and contrasting what we as humans know has led our societies to decide what is right and wrong, what is forward thinking, and what is holding us back. Many books are based upon the ideas established; they all just take different forms with the same central idea. In the dystopian novels, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the reader can see the parallels in character between Mustapha Mond and Jack, and they are also set in vastly different places. While both of these novels are considered dystopian, they are their own twisted story which makes the reader feel for each set of characters. Mustapha Mond and Jack are both keeping their societies together through oppressive and manipulative ways.
While Holinshed and Shakespeare portray King Henry as both a Machiavellian king and a Christian king in their works the Chronicles of England, Ireland, and Scotland and Henry V, the writers do have biases. Holinshed tends to show Henry in a more virtuous and kingly manner, while Shakespeare writes him as a ruler moving pieces on a board in order to achieve what he wants. A major difference in how Holinshed and Shakespeare characterize Henry can be seen in the infamous tennis ball scene. The tennis ball embassy is arguably the tipping point in Henry’s decision to go to war with France. As such, the way a writer builds this scene has much to do with how the reader views Henry and affects one’s opinion of Henry throughout the rest of the work.
It holds up a mirror to modern society and provides a reflection of the Middle Ages diametrically opposed to our ‘modern’ sensibilities. Medievalism acts as a kind of alternate dimension where societies can examine, offer opinions and raise questions that might be considered inappropriate or difficult in other settings. A good example of how the Middle Ages acts like a mirror is elucidated by Lesley Coote (2015) with the film Kingdom of Heaven (2004), which uses medievalism to raise questions about the War on Terror and Islamic and Christian relations. Medievalist images can be nostalgic and romantic, or savage and violent. According to Anu Lahtinen (2005), the impression of the past offered by medievalism can be anything that might have happened in the Middle Ages, regardless of historical facts.
The war starting just after Beatty's death exaggerates how problematic Beatty was by correlating a war reference with his death. In conclusion, Bradbury uses Beatty, Mildred, and Clarisse to forward Montag’s inner war. In fact, each of these character’s affect and assemble Montag’s internal war. In addition, Montag’s inner war correlate with the external war. However, Bradbury does not do this on purpose as he is trying to spread the message of how internal and external wars are extremely similar and often are exaggerated and compounded by our outer
“Bitumen” traces the sublime from its 18th century inception to more contemporary representations. First postulated by Edmund Burke, the sublime was traditionally described as a feeling of astonishment and terror when faced with a vast and incomprehensible object, which ultimately referred to God via nature. Noticeably influenced by Burke’s theories, Romantic art from the early 19th century frequently sought to depict the sublime. Paintings such as Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog and J.M.W Turner’s Slave Ship, which appear in “Bitumen”, are apposite to many of Burke’s tenets. They conjure the sublime by presenting an awesome and terrible nature which figures largely in their works.
McClellan quotes Walter Benjamin’s statement that “civilization always masks injustices committed in its name.” These injustices are discussed in detail, focusing on Napoleon’s forced appropriation of works for France, and Britain’s exploitation of world conflict to acquire the Parthenon statues from Greece, and Germany’s confiscation of artworks during WWII. Reminiscent of the author’s statements in the introductory chapter, this practice of removing artworks from other countries often occurs in reaction to political events. The author also invokes Benjamin’s theory of lost ‘aura” as he describes Quatremere de Quincy’s objections to the removal of artifacts from their original source. De Quincy, like Benjamin, claimed that removing artifacts
Do humans understand the importance of emotions? Well, Humans have a tendency to change when faced with adversary on their sense of who they are. This is displayed in the well-known book Fahrenheit 451 as Ray Bradbury reminds the readers how technology obstructs our sense of judgement and identity. Initially, the main character Guy Montag’s obsession to burning books, conceals his humanity from himself. Because of changes in circumstances, Montag’s dynamic character unfurls, empowering him to exhibit human emotions.