Transitive Deterioration Throughout Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, the intense suffering of Hindley, Catherine, and Heathcliff not only causes their individual deterioration, but sets the stage for the younger generation to follow. Hindley’s self deterioration is started by his intimidation of Heathcliff, and evolves to the point of his demise. Hindley truly never accepts Heathcliff as a member of the Earnshaw family. From the moment that Heathcliff enters Wuthering Heights, Hindley causes Heathcliff pain and suffering through demeaning and oppressing him. Hindley verbally abuses Heathcliff, and differentiates Heathcliff from himself and Catherine.
The pristine blankness of their mind is susceptible to impressions, both positive and negative, from external factors, primarily parenting, schooling and their interactions with society. Victor’s physical and emotional reactions to his child tarnish this slate, altering the monster’s interpretation of the parent-child relationship and that of his part in the social order. Victor’s “bitterness of disappointment” reflects through his avoidance of his creation and foreshadows the abuse and abandonment that would ensue for the rest of the novel (Shelley 60). The monster cannot help his actions and thoughts because the only moral confidant that could possibly understand him is the absent
Elie Wiesel’s somber speech, “The Perils of Indifference”, demonstrated the harsh reality of the numerous evils harvesting in the world. The main evil though was simply indifference, or a lack of concern. As a young Jewish boy, he faced the wickedness of the Holocaust, imprisoned at Buchenwald and Auschwitz and also losing both his parents and younger sister. The speaker saw atrocious horrors and suffered for a prolonged amount of time. Why was this permitted?
One of the most important facts of Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, is clearly his view of the world and his feelings towards the innocence of a child. Holden believes that the world is a corrupted place with corrupted people, and that a child should never grow up. He thinks that every adult or young adult is a phony. To Holden, everywhere he goes there is corruption.
At the end of the story, the reader can indicate that Ralph has lost his innocence by the quote, “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart, and the fall through the air of true, wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 261). Being under a dictatorship can demolish any kind of sanity one has. Now Ralph has realized what power and manipulation can do to one person. He never intentionally plans on becoming a savage, and unfortunately, he misses his dignity. In response, Boyd comments, “It is rather the coming of an awareness of darkness, of the evil in man’s heart that was present in the children all along” (Boyd 27).
To Kill a Mockingbird: The Physical Effects Of Prejudice The consequences of prejudice can be to the biggest or to the smallest extent as seen in the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Although prejudice effects all people differently, the characters throughout the novel experience the uniting commonality of being considered outcasts in their society. This is depicted through Harper’s writing when Dolphus Raymond is victimized due to his actions, Boo Radley’s reputation becomes forever tarnished and Atticus is besmirched by the citizens of Maycomb. Dolphus Raymond is a victim to prejudice because of his actions, it leads him to an inevitable fate. Mr.Raymond is a wealthy man who chooses to associate with the coloured society, hence why he faces prejudice.
As a result, members of their community, specifically an elderly woman named Mrs. Dubose, become angry at Atticus, and Bob Ewell even tries to murder Atticus’s children. Fortunately, Boo Radley, the town’s social outcast, jumps to the children’s rescue and kills Bob Ewell. Eventually, Scout was able to learn from her tragic experiences with the help of Atticus’s teachings. Using life lessons, Atticus aims to inculcate morals and principles throughout Scout and Jem’s lives. Atticus persistently implants the concept to Jem and Scout that it is cruel to harm an innocent being.
To Kill a Mockingbird Theme Analysis Baltsaser Gracian, a well-known seventeenth century Spanish philosopher stated, “a single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.” People in the Maycomb county are burdened by the miserable case of Tom Robison. His death heavily weighs on Mayella Violet Ewell’s heart and the rest of her life is destined to surround by an atmosphere that is filled with sorrow, regrets, and guilt because of the largest mistake that she made in her entire life. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, she clearly points out the horror of telling lies. Lies are not solutions; they’re like the gifts from Satan, which can cause more troublesome problems that will ruin people’s life and soul. The reasons that arose for Mayella choose to tell lies instead of confessing what she had she done to Tom Robinson are closely related to her own mentality.
Harper Lee develops the metaphor of a mockingbird to illustrate how people who defy social norms are critiqued, misconstrued, and discriminated against by others. To begin, Dolphus Raymond is a wealthy white man who has an African American mistress and children of mixed race. He is constantly judged by the townspeople due to the fact that he is constantly in a drunk and prefers to be with the blacks rather than with his own race. During the trial, however, Scout and Dill realize that he actually is drinking Coke and is using it as a cover so the community can justify his actions. His reasoning for this is that "When I come to town… if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond 's in the clutches of whiskey—that 's why he won 't change his ways.
To Kill a Mockingbird is an inspiring tale exploring an abundance of flaws in humanity and giving insight into the worst kind of people we can be. The novel covers many controversial topics, such as rampant racism, prejudice, and hypocrisy. The story follows Jem and Scout Finch, the children of Atticus Finch, a lawyer appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a white woman in 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama. This forces Atticus to deal with the stress and judgment of defending Tom in a society where no one wants to side with him, while Jem and Scout face a similar judgment for being Atticus’ children. Lee uses this setting to paint an extremely vivid picture of prejudice, which shows just how profound their effects can be.
As Charlie gradually becomes smarter, he “finds pain in self-knowledge.” (Brynie). With his gain of intelligence, Charlie realizes that society does not treat him as well as he thought, and this discovery leads to much emotional pain. The experiment itself “...raises the question of whether or not scientific progress was achieved…” (Wroble). This idea emphasizes the abuse of science and technology in the novel that develops when the experiment concludes with Charlie deteriorating back to his original state due to unfinished research. “... humans should not try to attain knowledge, but rather that they should be conscious of the limitations of a purely intellectual approach to life.” (Telgen).
Jem is victimized to an extent by his discovery of the evil of racism during and after the trial. Jem’s faith in justice and in humanity is badly damaged, and he retreats into a state of disillusionment. Jem says “Scout, I think I 'm beginning to understand something. I think I 'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley 's stayed shut up in the house all this time... it 's because he wants to stay inside." (304), in this quote it shows Jem idea’s of the world innocent broken, hinting that the reason why Boo Radley doesn’t want to come outside because of the world injustice and unfair
The children see how harshly Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, treats a black man like Tom Robinson. The children become aware of the cruelty of racism when an innocent black man is found guilty of assaulting a white woman. Broken and in shock, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to forget the incident because they are unhappy with the result of the trial. The children try to let time pass and move on but are unable to forget some of the immoral reasons behind it, which is the racial discrimination against the blacks and the unjustifiable prosecution of a guiltless
Both presenting themselves as an intelligent individual in the art of schooling, meanwhile they show naiveness of a child in observations of human behavior. Scout, in To Kill A Mockingbird, became well aware of cruel insults from her community about their dislike of her father’s actions. Her and her brother became accustomed and grudgingly tolerable to such insults and began to realize that the white folks could not accept the Negroes into everyday life. Maya, in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, grew up in a black community, thus not being surrounded by racism all the time. On the other hand, her brother experienced how cold-blooded the white community is toward the black.