In a world of tall, handsome, and broad-shouldered Alphas, Bernard is short, slender, and ugly, and prejudice in favor of size is universal. “The mockery made him feel an outsider; and feeling an outsider he behaved like one, which increased the prejudice against him and intensified the contempt and hostility aroused by his physical defects (Huxley 56).” From this quote it becomes evident that Bernard is angry at the world for not accepting him and claims to be an individual. But in reality, he accepts this prejudice and he supports it because he knows that if he had a better physique, he would not be a subject of mockery of the society. He himself is prejudiced against people based on their... ... middle of paper ... ...s vices. Bernard is like a defected piece in a large puzzle – he wants to fit in but cannot do so without distrupting the order of things.
He is not afraid to state his opinions on matters or to stand up for what he believes is wrong. Since Bernard does not truly belong in the Brave New World’s society as he would like, he can more eas... ... middle of paper ... ...ped forward again; then again thought better of it, and was standing in an agony of humiliated indecision.” This is when the readers realize how truly hollow he is inside. Bernard has become a coward. All the things he seemed to stand for, he only stood for to compensate for the fact that he didn’t truly fit in with society. It seemed as if he didn’t care about not fitting in, but when he finally does become accepted we see his little act of rebellion was a façade to cover his desire to be accepted.
All the people think about is consumption and how it serves as happiness. The citizens are too ignorant and blind to the fact that they are only living to be a part of the assembly line, and that is their only purpose. John is the only character that is sickened by the assembly line and sees how disturbing life in the new world is. He is the only one who realizes how much control the Director has over the society and how people do not even have the ability think for themselves. He sees this fabricated happiness in play, and it makes him start to violently retch in disgust at this so-called
Because of this fight for attention between Basil Hallward and Lord Henry Wotton, Dorian Gray begins to become arrogant and careless in what he does. He has little awareness of people’s feelings and begins to use people in order to get what he wants. Although these are not the traits of monsters that haunt most people’s dreams, they are monstrous traits because of the destruction of the people around the character. Patrick Adcock in his critical evaluation of
Disappointment, anger, and frustration filled Holden's heart as he saw these people giving away their innate abilities for something that would not last forever; fame and money. Holden's inability to fit into society brought on hatred to it, and instead of admitting he too was at fault, he criticizes all the people in cliques on account of their fakeness and dishonesty. To begin with, he finds himself disliking Pencey as a school since its motto claims that it molds boys into upright, respected members of society. However, Holden soon declares that the school is hypocritical since it does nothing to achieve their motto and as a result, most boys end up remaining the same people as they once came to school and for some it shaped them into crooks (which Holden will not stand for).
He’s so desperate to communicate with someone-anyone-that he is reaching out to absolute strangers, oftentimes even considerably older than himself. When Holden was still at Pencey, he was feeling so dejected after fighting with Stradlater that he actually reached out to someone that he had painted a picture of as a poor hygienist, and as a social outcast, because surely ... ... middle of paper ... ...d to mean the world to him. Both his brother's death and parents desertion have evidently deeply impacted him. Holden pretty well lied to himself, claimed the he had no place in society, all to give him plausible reasons to isolate himself. By calling people phonies, which he frequently did, he was in all reality pushing them away before giving himself the chance to even debate getting to know them.
'; (De Vitis, 106) It is because of this meaningless life that Alex chooses to rebel against his society, committing so many brutal acts of violence that he soon becomes desensitized to the horror he is creating. When questioned by his correctional officer as to why he acts this way, Alex replies “…badness is of the self, the one, the you or me. They of the government and the judges and the schools cannot allow badness because they cannot allow they self… what I do, I do because I like to do it. (Burgess, 34) Alex fully Bisson 2 realizes that the controlled society he lives is one that tries to eliminate all individuality. This causes him to act out in violence against authority as a means o... ... middle of paper ... ... since it is the only way he will be allowed to remain true to himself.
He is very concerned with each guest's opinion of him, and i... ... middle of paper ... ...cceeding experiences. A major component of the disintegration of Dick Diver, therefore, is his confusion and immaturity regarding relationships with younger women, as well as his own need to seem youthful. His reputation and well-liked persona are achieved despite his childlike attitudes, but as he slowly loses his ability to conceal his true personality, he is deserted by everyone. Just as the incestuous actions of Nicole's father led to her illness and his private torment, Dick Diver's distorted perceptions of appropriate relationships lead to his own fall into obscurity. Works Cited Fitzgerald, F. Scott.
Tension is built through, “You ain’t got no business bringin’ white chillum here... ... middle of paper ... ...the legs Mr. Finch’”. (Harper Lee, page 193) Tom being the colour he is cannot stand up for himself to prove his innocence, as no one would believe him. Mayella assaulted Tom and the blamed him for assaulting her. Mayella targeted Tom because she knew he was defenseless and could not do anything. The reality of Maycomb’s racism just shows that all the citizens are not happy with the results of racism.
Even though Holden enjoys to see himself beaten up, he contradicts himself by proclaiming he is a peaceful person. Salinger utilizes these contradictions to reveal how unreliable Holden's observations are. Salinger also depicts Holden's immaturity through the judgment of his peers and elders. Holden's disillusionment of good people alters the true personality of each person he meets. Holden even criticizes his new classmates, whom he has not even meet yet.