Emerson tends to use diction with more aggressive connotation to get the same idea across. “There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better for worse as his portion; that though the wide universe is full of good, no kernel of nourishing corn can come to him but through his toil bestowed on that plot of ground which is given to him to till. . .”(Emerson 370) . Emerson uses such diction as ‘ignorance’ and ‘suicide’ to give a true representation of what conforming to society is.
Joseph Fontenrose, however, criticizes Steinbeck’s message as contradictory and convoluted, with no clear relationship between good and evil. In the novel East of Eden, contrary to Fontenrose’s criticism, Steinbeck portrays the relationship between good and evil as an inherent part of the human condition, shown through his characters as they struggle with their choices and ultimate path, providing an understanding of humanity within the biblical struggle generation after generation must face. Steinbeck delineates good and evil as attributes present in everyone, existing from birth, and asserts that both are resolute and immutable in their existence. “Humans are caught… in a net of good and evil,” (Steinbeck 413). From the moment Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, humans were doomed to have both good and evil inside of them, without any ability to truly overcome the evil.
Hazlitt’s choice of consistent and persistent pessimistic diction is apparent throughout the essay. His proposal is that living without money is the worst circumstance that can befall on anyone. To persuade an array of readers to agree with his outlook, he embodies several abilities in which money would be standing in the way of. Nonetheless, Hazlitt goes even further to adjust the reader into feeling the pain and misfortune by using second person point of view to almost attack the
A massively important aspect of Friedrich Nietzsche’s ideology about master and slave morality comes from the information frequently relayed about the history of morality, along with the ignorant perceptions of English philosophers. He mentions that these philosophers create their ideas from unhistorical standpoints, and “…it is certainly a shame that they lack the historical sense itself, that they themselves have been abandoned by all the beneficent spirits of history” (14). Nietzsche indicates that these theories about morality reference good and bad through the utility of different actions, but he claims that is on the opposite side of the spectrum when looking at it from a
Wiesel used pregnant pauses to emphasize the point he was trying to make. In his speech “Perils of Indifference”, Wiesel claimed that people ignoring terrible events occurring in the world around them are the worst. Wiesel used his speech “Perils of Indifference” to create awareness about how to be indifferent is worse than to be the enemy through his use of credibility and persona. Wiesel
Pessimism is conceptualised as a lens under which the values of life are viewed with a sombre temperament that distorts one’s appreciation for life itself, by ignoring its good aspects, thus lowering one’s expectations. Arthur Schopenhauer is often understood as the greatest pessimist in Western philosophy despite never formally characterising himself as such. He does however use the concepts “optimism” and “pessimism” to classify certain conceits of suffering in his philosophy on human existence in order to classify the ‘good’ and ‘evil’ that pervade the human condition. Schopenhauer articulates what he perceives as the cruel realities of the pain that comes with life, by asserting that human existence is burdened by the twin poles of human suffering; want and boredom, stressing that ‘will’ dictates the cursor towards these ends, 1850, p: 45. In the matter of good and evil, can pessimistic judgments about life, such as the one expressed in the quotation by Schopenhauer, be an objective philosophical analysis of human existence?
The author also uses personification; in which she gives nonliving objects human characteristics. Furthermore, Maya Angelou personifies these three objects to demonstrate the ignorance, greed, and need of unity of today’s day and time in American. Maya Angelou explains that the America people stand in their own shadow of ignorance with one another. “Any broad alarm of their hastening doom / Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages.” (Lines 7-8) meaning that all three objects stand the test of time that other species have not worked together, even before the human race and their ignorance toward one other. The author states the ignorance when she says “You, created only a little lower than / The angels crouched too long in
Joe spouts off to the bar-goers and comments inwardly ironically for his use of the English language to express his frustration to Simon. Joe’s frustration and anger stem from the insidious effects of Colonization. Cornel West rightly asserted about the working of the Dominant culture as “One of the best ways to instil fear in people is to terrorize them. Yet this fear is best sustained by convincing them that their bodies are ugly, their intellect is inherently underdeveloped, their culture is less civilized, and their future warrants less concern than that of other peoples”, and this is what Joe has internalized through is own acknowledgement. This internalized oppression makes Joe assert: “I‘m a typical hori after all, made to work on the
However what caught my attention most is their wittiness, their sarcasm, and there particular vision of existence and faith. The young Hazel describes herself as “a cancer perk”, or “a walking grenade”. As for Augustus his biggest fear is oblivion; therefore he aims to give a sense and meaning to his short existence. In the fault in our Stars, John Green tackles the theme of existentialism and more precisely the Agnostic Existentialism, he also depict the absurdity of life through his characters contemplations. The aim of this research paper is to illustrate the philosophy of Existentialism as well as the idea of the Absurd which leads to “a leap of faith” in the Fault in Our
"Rudolf Schmidt," I told her.” Through the utilisation of dialogue and an derisive tone, it highlights Holden’s phoniness of indulging Mrs. Morrow with lies, even though he strongly stated that he despised phony people. Despite, his hypocrisy of being phony, the novel evidently emphasises Holden paradigm of morality an an important concept that protects the young, innocent children from the corrupt adults. “Somebody‟d written “F*** you” on the wall. It drove me damn near crazy.” The utilisation of an aggressive tone and informal language, suggests Holden’s anger towards the attitudes and values of society due to his ideal visualised in innocent children. Hence, illuminates how Holden despises immoral, vulgar
Kingsolver’s first goal of the Poisonwood Bible is proposing how an individual could make peace with the aftermath of their worst mistakes and flaws, as shown through the voices of the Price girls. Kingsolver’s decision to leave Nathan Price voiceless represents the seemingly untouchable arrogance and offensiveness of large powers that drag peaceful innocents into conflict for their own gain. Nathan has no voice because Kingsolver wanted him to be viewed from the outside. Nathan is the uncontrollable darkness that festers in humanity; he is the crimes of a previous generation that are inherited by a new, unsympathetic one that is helpless to change its past and must come to terms with it. Therefore Kingsolver’s main goal of the Poisonwood Bible was for different generations and their individuals to question their preexisting beliefs and spark moral conversations and debates amongst each