Many fictional novels have been written based on the possibility of dystopian futures in which a corrupt government rules over the world, its citizens oblivious to the suffering said government inflicts. Most of the time readers take these dystopian worlds as folly; impossible outcomes writers could only conjure up in the deepest recesses of their imagination. However, these works of fiction are truer to life than one might expect. To people’s resentment, government corruption is very real and very concerning problem in life for several reasons. As a matter of fact, when people living in the United States were asked, "To what extent do you think that corruption is a problem in the public sector in this country?"
Humankind, real or fictional, are constantly manipulating each other and looking to others to place blame and hate. The most common victims of this behaviour are the undesirable of society, the outcasts who are easy to hate and condemn. This is an issue that was portrayed by Arthur Miller in The Crucible as a reflection of his own times and horrors of McCarthyism, and still plagues modern society with equally disastrous consequences. In The Crucible, the fear of the devil spread like wildfire throughout the town of Salem, Massachusetts; the first victims of which were the undesirable and distrusted in their society. The accusers attacked those who they knew would be easy to blame, who people would be glad to see hang.
In actuality, many influential early Americans engaged in activity which contemporary society would consider criminal. Maybe today’s current politician’s actions correlate with those of our early American heroes and founding fathers? Hamilton even acknowledged writing love letters to his wife while living and carousing with prostitutes. It is ironic, how respectable people down through history engaged in lying and illicit activities, but contemporary society perceives the same despicable behavior as a new occurrences pointing to a downward spiral in contemporary society. When looking at colonial America, it is interesting to see that the acceptance of vigilante justice and the practice of residential hospitality has so drastically changed; however, the human condition of engaging in dishonesty and despicable behavior never seems to change.
This quote shows that Boll weevil is capable of shooting someone (Cecil), therefore making him murderous, similarily to war. Boll weevil and war are similar as they are both devastating. Boll weevil causes devastation to the Redmond family by trying to put them on a ship to Boston (102), trying to frame Fortune for Cecil’s death (121), and trying to steal their freedom papers to give them to Cecil (66). These events would have been devastating to the Redmonds because they would loose all their oppourtunities in Boston, Fortune would be in jail for a wrongfully accused crime, and loosing their slave papers means they would be put back into the horrible conditions and life of
As Goebbels worked hard on the propaganda campaign, the Jews found themselves facing a huge surge of hated towards them by the public. Hitler can be held responsible for the burning of Jewish businesses, creating Jewish ghettos and distributed ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ a book which claimed that the Jews were trying to takeover the world. Propaganda at the hands of the Nazi’s can be said to have played a huge role in the responsibility for the Holocaust. The promotion of anti-Semitic beliefs which got the majority of the public on the Nazi’s side meant that ordinary people were seeing that the extermination of the Jews was taking place and either didn’t do anything about it or helped play a role. This can be because of fear, of what would happen to them if they either rebelled or didn’t contribute.
Salander discovers that her father has been plotting against her and she searches to find him. Once Salander finds her father things go left, and she is shot in the head by her father and buried alive by her brother. Violence is inherent in the Zalachenko family. Too, the Vanger family exemplifies violence by the way the men rape and treat those girls. There are the continuous acts of violence against women that is enable by men.
Montresor is so consumed by his hatred for Fortunato that he deliberately creates a plot to murder Fortunato to seek justice for himself and his family name. In order to convey this to the audience Poe uses foreshadowing, suspense, and exposition to reveal the intentions of Montresor. The first literary tool Poe uses in order to reveal the intentions of Montresor is exposition. Poe uses exposition in the beginning of, “The Cask of Amontillado,” in order to get the rest of the story in motion. Poe writes, “Fortunato had hurt me a thousand times and I had suffered quietly.
Kill! / Slay!”(3.2, 206-207, 52). Owing to Antony’s speech, the people of Rome want to kill the conspirators and inflict disorder to Rome, thus going in a tumult. The people of Rome create the unruly environment by destroying Rome and making horrific actions, notably randomize killing, egoistically motivated by Antony’s false choice.. Additionally, Mark Antony’s eloquence coaxes the crowds to align with him and Caesar and ignites violent mob mentality. Antony manipulates the crowd, with their submissiveness in mind.
Dehumanization of Jews Anti-Semitism has existed in Europe for many centuries but Hitler enhanced anti-Semitism during his dictatorship of Germany. Anti-Semitism, a form of Jewish racism came into action with Hitler’s support of nationalism in Germany. It changed the way the Germans saw Jewish people. The theme “how we see things” demonstrates itself through the contrast of perspective between the Nazis and their Jewish captives. Henry David Thoreau quotes that “the question is not what you look at, but what you see” which explains that different people see different things from the image of the same thing.
C.Aseltine Comp. 1, P.4 PR: % Four Perfect Pebbles I read the book, Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story written by Lila Perl and Marion Blumenthal Lazan, who was forced to undergo the terrible conditions of Hitler’s reign. In our culture racism isn’t something new. There are constant reports on the news and even in our everyday lives that remind us of what it looks like to be racist and the outcomes of a person’s hate for an opposite race or religion. That is exactly how it was when Hitler slowly came to power in Germany and began to take over.