However, Huxley had a good reason to fear as his dystopian novel Brave New World, showed off depictions of what could happen if the world was as conditioned in a way that was written. It is nice to fit in and go along with the crowd, but it is also good for people to have a sense of individualism. Aldous Huxley, the writer of Brave New World, saw that society was moving towards a time of no dissent or free thought. That is why he had an immense fear of the world turning to conformity and conditioning to run its civilizations. Huxley’s reasonable fears were put to a test as decades past.
After all, the narrator “began to piece together this version of the story” through information given to him by Ethan Frome. Of course Zeena appears to be the epitome of the quintessential antagonist. It is only natural that bias was introduced, for Ethan would certainly not paint himself in a negative light, and due to his infatuation with Mattie, she too is spared from any condemnation. Through no fault of Ethan Frome or the narrator, the narrator’s “piecing together” of Ethan Frome’s life is incredibly unreliable and it is incredibly subjective. Unless a reader mulls over the effects of utilizing certain types of narration, Zeena will forever be seen as the villain of the story.
Gatsby deludes himself to care for Daisy to the point where is willing to take the fall for a crime that he did not commit. Even with this information he does not speak up and turn Daisy in even when he has no personal reason to withhold such information; he claims to be disgusted with his “old money” acquaintances, assuring Gatsby that they’re all “a rotten crowd”(154). In the first chapter, Gatsby is introduced as a gleaming beacon of hope for Nick “has never found in any other person and … [will] not likely ever find again”(2), and describing Gatsby as being “something gorgeous about him” (2). However, his reverence for Gatsby doesn’t do either of them any good in the long run. Nick’s concerns about keeping quiet for Gatsby lead to Gatsby’s demise.
Suspending judgement can come from believing that you only know what you are able to experience, and that if judgement does occur, it is because you are trying to find the opposite side to whatever it is that you are judging. In some situations, it comes down to judging others, and focusing on your own morality which was also something that Sextus was trying to communicate within his text. Overall, Sextus ' argument is one that can be interpreted in different ways depending on how one thinks, but at the same time he makes one believe that good deeds will then follow with good
In the book The Achievement Habit by Bernard Roth chapter two, “Reasons Are Bullshit,” Roth explains why reasons are bullshit in a very meaningful way. The reason this chapter is very meaningful is because Roth persuades the reader that reasons are just excuses prettied up by using the rhetorical triangle which relates directly to ethos, pathos, and logos. Roth helps the readers to never give excuses, because excuses are just something to hide because you are not willing to try harder. Roth says, “Many reasons are simply excuses to hide the fact that we are not willing to give something a high enough priority in our lives” (42). Roth gives a lot of examples throughout the chapter, also he provides a lot of evidence to show the readers you do not have to make excuses to succeed in life.
He concocts the potion, but this in itself doesn’t contribute to their tragic end but it is fate, in that the letter he wrote never reaches Romeo in Mantua and so he doesn’t know of the Friar’s plan. The Friar is always giving council to Romeo and Juliet and is really only ever helping the two lovers. The only thing wrong he does is to marry Romeo and Juliet just a few days after they meet. This is not good because it is too hasty as he points out when he says, “These violent delights have violent ends.” That is who I believe caused the most
I don 't think he had ever really believed in its existence before.” (Fitzgerald 62). Gatsby had been ignorant of the fact that his love interest, Daisy, had in fact moved on after his departure, and went on to create a family of her own. He was essentially not accepting reality for what it was and living life in denial. Unfortunately, he continued to show signs of hopelessness throughout the novel; “He wanted nothing less of Daisy than that she should go to Tom and say: "I never loved you. "… after she was free, they were to go back to Louisville and be married from her house—just as if it were five years ago,” (Fitzgerald 59).
Usually considered a controversial novel The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger can often express the feelings of being an outcast and the desire to find a meaning in the world. Holden Caulfield, the protagonist of the novel, though often complains of the phoniness of the world around him, has a way of creating a deeper meaning within the readers. While the truth may be that Salinger purposely set the story in such a way that the readers will be able to connect with Holden, not often do readers find it easy to do so. While Holden believes that everything around him are wicked and phony, there is part of him trying to protect the innocence of those not corrupted by such phoniness.
Morality is not a concern for Oscar Wilde and his characters. The lives of the characters throughout the novel are dictated by their authenticity. Whenever a character gives themselves over to artifice, they are rebuked for it soon after, regardless of how “good” or “bad” their actions may be. Wilde uses this novel as a cautionary tale for what can happen to a person when they abandon their own beliefs and natural impulses in favor of other’s opinions and affectation. Basil Hallward lives what most would consider a moral life, but his actions to influence others ultimately lead to his downfall.
Mystery of their lives remains largely unresolved. However Changez is bewildered at the end of the story about the mysterious movements of the American and Clamence is somewhat different than Changez in the respect that he feels glorified at the end of his story and the listener is further confused in his thought. Conclusion: From the discussion above, it is evident that the said literary master pieces share striking and conspicuous textual, contextual, structural and thematic similarities. So it will not be out of place to say that The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a re-iteration of The Fall and this has proved that both these novels are inter-texts and hence it is proved that inter-textual correspondence exists between these two works of fiction. BIBLIOGRAPHY Barthes, R .
In the book bystander by James Preller I believe a very prominent theme is ignoring the situation even if it doesn 't affect you is not the right thing to do. In chapter 18 of the book, the very wise Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is quoted "In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends". This quote can be strongly associated with the theme of the book. What does "means in the simplest terms, is that it is far more important to us, the people who look at as friends defend us, then the petty insults of our enemies. The theme of this book, is that if there is a situation where you can say or do something to help, do it, because that is farm foreign than the pain that a bully can bring us.