In today’s world, one can find many instances of selfishness, whether it be corruption, killing, or even breaking a heart. However, like a diamond in the rough, someone who is truly selfless is hard to come by. One example of a selfless writer is C.S. Lewis, author of Till We Have Faces. Lewis wrote some of his novels in a way to not only educate the world that selflessness will always win but also the fact that selfishness will always lose.
To be specific, Jekyll states the following, “Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame” (Stevenson 55). Here, Jekyll is stating that he represses his private desires so much and wants the irregularities in life so badly that he finally faces a challenge, whether to keep his private figure hidden or to reveal it to society and subsequently be judged by society. He now has to make a life changing decision, if he continues to enjoy his pleasures secretly, he will have it on his conscience daily and be tormented by the guilt; if he confesses them, he will no longer have the guilt on his conscience, but he will also be judge harshly by society. Mary Shelly also uses her protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, in way that empsizes
Fault and redemption. What do these two words really do in our lives? Do they give us another chance or are they just concepts that we want to follow? In the world we live in, one fault can often make or break something in our lives, but when granted with redemption, we don’t always take it as seriously as needed and soon our fault becomes someone else’s pride. Sir Gawain’s faults can be a constant reminder of the mistakes we all make as humans along with the quote, “It is clear then that there can be no redemption without fault, just as one is unable to return from exile without first being sent into one.
It uses foreshadowing as a way to let the reader learn the signs that pride has lost control. As demonstrated perfectly by the narrator, the prideful, for the most part, only fear losing their pride. The desperation to hold onto it, instead of thinking of things rationally and accepting that there are limits, is what caused the narrator to lose Doodle, despite all of the warnings and clues given as foreshadowing. Pride is both a wonderful, and terrible thing, because without it, there would be no ambition, but too much of it destroys what those ambitions brought. Just how the ibis was carried down in the brute of the storm, Doodle was brought down in the rush of the narrator’s
The news today is filled with people destroying themselves and others, similar to the novel. It would be so easy to give into the darkness and give up on the hope for a safer place, but optimism keeps the world spinning. Much like how Montag realized how crooked society was and tried to make changes, people in the real world are trying to fix broken parts that others are making. The faith some people have inspire those around them, and the sense of purpose they had previously lacked is now an optimism they can't
Throughout the story, Georgie learns more about being forgiving and learns that it is good to forgive. At first, Georgie had a hard time forgiving and would always hold grudges. The reason for this is because since he has been abused all his life, it affects his character and his personality. That is why he wouldn’t forgive Mrs.Harper.
The deformed conscience of all society effects Huck but he is able to overcome it. The immoral views society has makes Huck question his moral compass yet in the end he follows his heart in a matured way. Mark Twain writes the novel to be able to highlight unethical practices of society. Yet Huck is able to see past the twisted views and follows his long-term values proving Huck’s maturity just as Joshua L. Liebman quote claims “Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term
Trickery and deceit is the way of life. But love somehow played a huge part in Much Ado About Nothing,simply because this story was full of conflicts that soon became solutions because of the fact that trickery and deceit was used as a plan that changed everything of a lifetime. The wonders of trickery and deceit lie across the storyline of the real question of what it really means?.In other words a little white lie sums up what trickery is, But persuasion is another saying of deceit. As you put them together get an idea of how this deception is used in the story. There are two main characters in Much Ado About Nothing and there names are Beatrice and Benedick.
The Power of Change Sometimes the best lessons can be learned not through role models, but rather from people that made past mistakes or unwise decisions. From the play, we can learn many lessons from the king Creon. He makes many mistakes and harms many people through his actions, it’s not until Creon loses everything he loves that he realizes his mistakes and learns from them. In Sophocles 's tragic play Antigone, through Creon’s character we learn that in order to be a successful leader and or person one must not be only strict but also needs to be accommodating to our citizen’s/people’s demands. A rightful, just and successful leader has to be able to know when to listen to his people and when it’s necessary to adapt to the people’s will.
I think that the good part was that the "unhappiness" was to have God, poetry, real danger, freedom, goodness and sin. But I thought that the bad part of "unhappiness" is that the people that are unhappy are being tortured, and they have too little to eat. I think that the excerpt is similar to the "Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins because in both a new civilisation want the people to be perfect, they do not want people to be humans and make mistakes. The society will agree with The Savage because he wants to be happy and a normal person, but other people will agree with The Controller because if they agree they will not get tortured. In conclusion, "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley has different points of view between two characters, The Savage and The Controller.