Patrick Henry, an eloquent speaker during the independence movement, gives his speech in the Virginia Convention in order to inspire revolution and to state that the colonies’ pleas to their mother country Britain has been unsuccessful in getting a beneficial response. The allusions and parallelism implemented throughout the passage help rile up the colonists to fight. Allusions are employed by Henry to display the need to split from the British government. First, Henry refers to the poem Odyssey by Homer in order to compare Britain to the enticing “sirens” that lure people to them by singing mesmerizing “songs” with the devious intention of “transform[ing these people] into beasts” (Henry 14). The colonists are a comparison to the people who fall into the sirens’ trap.
If they are truly a utopia they would push their citizens toward success instead of holding them back with these torcher methods. The government has some of the citizens thinking if they take their handicaps off then things will go back to the old ways. “If I tried to get away with it,” said George, “then other people would get away with it and pretty soon we would be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else” (Vonnegut.p3). The people hate being held back form their true potential. That is why Harrison rebels, because his is tired of getting held back form greatness.
The Lord of the Flies, A book by William Golding, was influenced greatly by the surroundings of the author. His surroundings affected his logic, his emotions, and his credibility. Because of the outside influence he was recorded as saying, “...man produces evil as a bee produces honey...”. In this quote he is stating that all a human will ever do is cause and create evil. I will go over how his pathos, logos, and ethos about governments affected his writing and the characters differences in governments.
Due to Jack’s increasing obsession with hunting pigs, his clear dislike for anyone who disagrees with his thoughts and the fact that he is slowly gaining more support from the other boys, leads me to believe the novel will end with Jack murdering Piggy, symbolizing complete detachment from morality since Piggy symbolizes civil thought. If I were to rewrite this conclusion I would have Jack realize the importance of order, make a compromise with Ralph, and peacefully have the group rescued from the island. In my opinion, Ralph is the one of most compelling characters in this novel. Although Ralph symbolizes order and civilization during certain points of the book he struggles to overcome savage desires. Despite being angry with Jack for letting the fire go out, when Jack and his hunters tell the rest of the group about their hunt Ralph sits quietly and is filled with envy.
And we were going to keep the fire going...’” (150), we see Ralph not only asserting his democratic and fairly gained power, but also trying to refocus the boys on their long term goal of rescue. Jack’s first manipulation over the boys is by focusing on killing the pig to eat as food. In the quote, “‘He’s not a hunter. He’d never have got us meat...He just gives orders and expects people to obey for nothing.’” (126), Jack is manipulating the
Piggy and the Choir) and wants to keep the power he has with the choir and be the chief of the island. A republic was created when Ralph and Jack hold a vote for chief and when they both created rules for the island. Another government style Jack has is Anarchy, because he uses propaganda (i.e. fear) to make the boys follow his order and because Anarchy is shown the most by kids who are desperate to survive on the island. Some of the forms of governments shown in Lord of the Flies are totalitarian, republic, and
5) This paradoxical statement announces the overall satirical tone of the novel. The author constantly shows the readers that the idea of an actually traditional religion is not the correct way of living and you should focus on the presence of actual human beings and human interaction. This is more important to society
The boys are led to the development of a “religion” under Jack's leadership for largely personal selfishness gain. He is prevented from his attempt to gain power in civilized, orderly society and takes resort to the traits of his nature; dark means for gaining power. He is overcome by adult-free society and controls the savages. Passion focuses on powerful emotions like drive, motivation, etc. Drive and motivation inspire him to leadership.
Satire is very abundant in this novel and is found in many different themes and characters. One of the main targets of satire in the novel is Pangloss’s philosophical optimism. Voltaire also uses satire to criticize religion, war and mortality. His characters escape death, only to have them face harsher situations. Voltaire exaggerates situations to show how ridiculous some ideas or opinions can be.
In Antigone, the chorus is used to express the concerns of the Thebans who are too frightened by Creon’s power to confront him themselves. In the beginning, the chorus defends Creon’s laws, for they state that “[the] laws of the land, and the justice of the gods… / [will cause him] and his city [to] rise high” (Antigone 410-412). Although, when they learn as to how Creon enforces his laws, their views change, and they state that “even I [now] would rebel against the king” (Antigone 895-896). Creon’s abuse of power has become too barbaric to ignore, causing even his supporters to desire rebellion. In addition to the chorus, Creon’s son Haemon turns against him as well.