Irony and metaphors continue as keystones in the satire as Stout’s persona hypocritically accuses “the faux 97% of scientists” of mutating into “power-hungry, corrupt monsters” filled with greed. However, a common theme is appearing where Stout’s persona ends up as an archetype to everything he is claiming against the scientists, which allows readers to understand the satirical intent of Stout’s writing.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch says, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (39). People often fail to examine a situation from someone else view because their opinions are biased. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows readers how prejudice causes people to believe in rumors, judge others by their race, and deem the beliefs of others unacceptable. One form of prejudice is rumors, it can cause harm to that individual who is being targeted. Rumors can easily hide the truth about that person’s personality because they are basically lies, opinions, and incorrect observations about the individual.
Absurdity is an element of satire that authors use in an effort to ridicule extreme, bizarre circumstances within literature. In Candide, writes with the intention of persuading the audience to believe in the irrationality of war and how it has no real reward. For example, Martin reveals to Candide that, literally, just “a few acres” serves as the motivation for nations to engage in a full-on war with one another (110). Here, Voltaire reduces the vast, emphatic impact of war to a miniscule amount of land. Voltaire takes advantage of the effectiveness of absurdity and mocks the participating nations for taking such a momentous risk that only might result in a measly reward.
Gal... ... middle of paper ... ...s word to label the procreation of successful couples and create a science out of it. Although the obsessive behaviors of humans caused this to become an unhealthy science without any control and boundaries causing violation of humans rights to be a norm. The altruistic aspects of this movement diminished as efforts to artificially improve the human genetic pool resulted in the obstruction of rights for those determined unfit. Eugenics turned into a tool to legally exercise racism, hatred and bigotry against those in lower economical brackets. The negative aspects of the word eugenics, Hitler’s genocide and Americas Action T4 program will forever haunt society as long as technology is around.
Marks lightly uses personal attack when he talks about children being rude to their elders and when he talks about lawyers and the government being two big promoters of incivility. With the other logical fallacy, Marks summarizes that the incivility could be caused because of society developing over time. He blames music, talk shows, and the way children were brought up on the increase in incivility in America. When it comes to his points and what he is trying to inform the audience about I must say that I agree. Incivility in America is a big problem that needs to be addressed, and, in my opinion, is brought on by all of the things that surround people.
Overall, Cat's Cradle is used by Vonnegut to point out the flaws in modern society. Through the analogous ice-nine, Vonnegut shows that humankind's search for knowledge is prone to end up in destruction. This fictional substance, coincidentally, has many similar characteristics as the atom bomb. Chiefly, they are both symbols of the destructive power of human technology run amok (Peacock vol.44 210). They also highlight humans' flaws, showing that we are too careless to be responsible for anything as dangerous as ice-nine or the atom bomb.
Gulliver’s hosts gossip meanly about each other; they fight over such trivial things as which end of an egg should be broken first; and their king is angry when Gulliver refuses to help him bring a neighbour country into slavery. In this book, number I, we encounter satire on travel books and travellers. Swift is mainly protesting against the ridiculous travellers who report absolutely everything about his trip. Book II “A Voyage to Brobdingnag” is a satire on the wickedness and vanity of mankind. Gulliver, just recently big in a land of little people, is now little in a land of giants.
Crace's demystification of Jesus is not very effective either. On the one hand he portrays Jesus as merely an overly pious youth, estranged from his family because of his bizarre behavior, and says of those who undertake this desert ordeal : This was the season of the lunatics: the first new moon of spring was summoning those men--for lunatics are mostly men. They have the time and opportunity--to exorcize that part of them which sent them mad. Mad with grief, that is. Or shame.
Especially if those people decided to take action against those who hid the information. Ignorance is damaging, but unavoidable for both stories. They are ignorances that are caused by the views of a larger society, or the views of individuals in power that are accepted by the masses. They stifle brilliant minds that could help the masses, but instead they beat them down and silence them. This hurts them in the end by creating a monster of a genius, or a monster of themselves.
[He] could hardly believe that so great a good fortune could have befallen [him]” (Shelley 60). Even the monster’s own creator, Victor Frankenstein, quickly considers him to be villainous. Despite that the monster is his own creation and he does not know the monster’s morals... ... middle of paper ... ... monster, who originally has kind intentions, turns into a vengeful monster due to society’s harsh discrimination and prejudice against it. The monster originally has a caring heart, but society negatively judges the monster by its first impression rather than the monster’s kind notions As a result, the monster seeks revenge on both his creator and humanity. The monster composes of human body parts and has human emotions, but his appearance is not human due to society’s criticism of him.