I learned difference is not just ok but vital to life. If everyone was the same no new medicines would be created, buildings would be non-existent, and new species would never be discovered. My personal cultural identity stems from this early realization of difference and the fact it is more helpful than harmful. When it comes to others worldviews I don’t shun them just because they are different than mine but I embrace them. I make sure that they feel not just accepted but understood.
As stated in the novel “But her small boot heel did not make an indenture not a mark upon the circlet” (Chopin 57). Those proves the thesis because it shows the attachment she will always have to Leonce because she does not feel strong enough to leave the marriage. Another example of Edna’s forced dependency to Leonce is the expectation of married women by society. During that era women had little to no rights and were expected to abide by the strict societal rules. According to Mary Bird’s essay “Women had no rights, and were legally bound to do whatever their husbands decided was best”.
Audre Lorde, an American writer, once said, “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” No two people are ever going to be exactly the same, no matter what is done, so it would be best to use differences as an advantage instead of trying to change those things. Allowing someone the freedom of their thoughts, their body, and themselves in general should be a natural right, taking that right away is not going to be seen as a good thing, whether there is an ultimate goal or not. No matter how many people may like a certain thing or rule, there will always be outliers that do not, and those outliers might make more of an impact than the majority. Completely changing a person just because of intelligence level or looks is going to lead to a flawed system, an entire society is never going to accept it, no matter how it is done.
Lewis explains that we do not “project ourselves at all strongly into the characters”. The people portrayed in myths are not typically specific people, rather they represent a group or race. The fourth commonality is all myths deal with “impossibles and preternaturals”. The experience a myth provides may be sad or joyful, but it is always grave, and never comedic. Lewis explains that myths are awe-inspiring and make one feel important.
So in my opinion he can’t be a tragic hero because his action weren’t what caused his death or misfortune, it was his nobleness. According to the newer tragic hero rules Maximus could make the cut but to me the original rules are what are meant to go by and not making one of the mandatory rules makes him therefore not a tragic hero. Yes, he was noble, had a lot of integrity (fatal flaw), had it bad from the start, and died but he didn’t having a turning point where he finally decided he was going to change his actions because they were causing his misfortune. He was prideful and noble from beginning to end. Therefore, Maximus is not a tragic hero.
Well, it was not a stretch to presume how the author depicted gender roles in that period of time. The men firmly believed that a woman's place was in the home, not on a battlefield. Vianne, could be thought of a woman who stood by her “expected” role in society. After all, she did not draw attention to herself, she lived a simple teacher and was just a relatively normal housewife. In contrast, Isabelle, whom always had a disregard for the rules, burned her own path, not allowing anyone to convince her otherwise.
Imperialism means one country extends control and power over another, not necessarily through settlement (effects of social Darwinism). Imperialism was justified by Social Darwinism because social Darwinism was the view that the strongest race would survive and the weaker would eventually die off. Imperialism justified that the weaker the country was struggling the "greater country" could force its customs on the other country. Imperialism benefits a small, favored group but never the nation as a whole. Social Darwinist believed that Imperialism was the expected expansion and an accomplishment of a well-evolved culture and the expansion would help remove or perfect an underperforming cultures.
Seeking Perfection and Utopia Jonas's community is not the same as modern communities. They believe in sameness, while other societies embrace being different. They cannot see color, and their weather is perfect. In Jonas’s community, one might believe that this would be an ideal community, however Jonas does not agree. In the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas learns those who never take risks never grow, without memories, knowledge is useless, and that those who do not feel sorrow, cannot know joy.
Establish setting? I do not believe so, also it did not intersperse sung lyrics with spoken dialogue well or use songs to cut away from a particular strand of the story well. Also, it is essential that the production would improve by creating compelling, unique characters because they are the storytellers; there is no third person narrator. I would have improved to define the main characters clearly so that we know their goals as we follow them through the piece. Although, this does not mean the characters would have to be instantly likable, but it is important that it should have been understandable of what their motivations are, as this is how the audience could access the wider story.