High school is stressful enough with tests, homework, and social pressure. Throw in the rollercoaster of an unnecessary emotional, and usually physical, relationships, what’s to stop a teen from dreading their whole high school career? Everyday adolescents see the drama caused from premature relationships and the consequences to being irresponsible in those relationships. Things such as abuse and teen pregnancies are only a few of the results of unstable, immature high school relationships. So, with all that weighing on a teens mind, what causes them to deal with these anxieties and enter into these commitments?
The stories reviewed in this section are prime examples on how ones view can dramatically change the conditions they are surrounded with. Whether it is being trapped in their own state of mind or a personal reflection on another's life changing event. The reality of these situations is perceived differently and in some cases hard to piece together as to what is real and what is not. Beginning with Notes from the Underground this forlorn, ailing man is so caught up in his own head he completely forgets about everything significant in life. He broods and dwells on how unfair the world is, yet never takes responsibility for his own actions.
So, why is it that throughout history and the present, the debate between fate and freewill remains? Predetermined fate is a hard thing to believe in because everyone has a different view on life. A ... ... middle of paper ... ...le in others it is terrible. One of the main reasons why humans have mixed feeling about fate and freewill is that while some people want to blame something/someone else for their misfortune or bad deeds, others admit that their actions are their fault and no one elses. Another way to see it is that the people who believe in freewill are afraid to admit that they cannot escape their destiny, that their life is fated to turn out a certain way no matter what they do, and that is a scary thought.
Singer presents that one’s attitude to the unavoidable creates free will. The conscious choice to not be influenced by the inexplicable of life and maintain a positive outlook give one the necessary choice for free will to exist. Free will, he argues, is largely a matter of attitude. Though Gimpel’s outlook does depend on a strong faith, with it, most of the things that are outside of Gimpel’s control become insignificant. He cannot control his wife’s infidelity but with his outlook, such things don’t matter.
In a recent study of Jane Austen's language done by Stuart Tave he states, "She knows, and she shows us in her novels, messy lives, and most people are leading them, even when the surface of life seems proper." Austen wrote in a way that assured readers to connect to her novel. Even if the time period is different, the themes of the novel will always be relate-able to people, as she does not focus on the standards of society, but the reality of human nature. As well as a focus on human nature, Austen focuses on freedom, intelligence, and nontraditional romance. “When Elizabeth does come to have some feelings for Mr. Darcy she understands her change as above all, 'a motive within her of good will which could not be overlooked.
A healthy person, as demonstrated by noted psychologist Abraham Maslow, is able to meet self-actualization needs. However, Huck Finn on the table of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is stuck at safety needs. Because of his father’s attitude towards him, Huck needs to take care of his safety needs until he is able to feel secure. When he finally feels secure, he will move from safety needs to love and belongingness needs. However, in order to fulfill these safety needs, Huck must escape from society but, “he is a fugitive from society who cannot be alone”(219 ).
A great novel is always needed in order to help people not be closed-minded but to see the picture, and with this it can help us grasp or valve the importance of a great novel in life. Works Cited Braddon, M. E. Lady Audley's Secret. Ware, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions, 1997. Print. Doyle, Arthur C. "Sherlock Holmes Quotes - Sherlock Holmes Quotes."
However, their decisions and actions can greatly affect the outcome. In The Grapes of Wrath, we learned that the characters also found themselves in tough predicaments. Nevertheless, the nature of their choices helped to make a triumphant result. Ma and Tom made hard decisions and survived.
With technology bringing forth a new form of peer pressure and bullying, as well as how it is aiding the facilitation of direct and indirect bullying, teenage suicide is becoming more prevalent because of technology’s hand in bullying. Granted, bullying was once typically confined to the occasional war of words in locker rooms or at a park after school, but direct bullying as physical and verbal abuse are now occurring spontaneously in most schools and communities on a regular basis. Teenagers formerly had the luxury of time to cool off, to think of their options and consequences; they had time for their conscience to take over and rethink a rash decision. Unfortunately, with the ease of instant gratification w... ... middle of paper ... .... Victims of direct, indirect, and cyber-bullying have an entirely new gamut of bullying to cope with, and are forced to manage their emotions in this same public arena as well. Teenagers are finding it difficult to escape or remove themselves from such public harassment, and in response, suicide is increasingly the outcome with many adolescents gravitating toward suicide pacts as well.
He doesn’t become aware that those inner qualities are not paralleled to external behavior. If Huck was to catch on that he would be eager to change how society functions instead of running away from it. Huck acts as a much nobler person when he is not confined by the hypocrisies of civilization. Throughout the story we see how he distance himself from society and creates his own world in which he follows his own feelings of what’s moral and honorable. From the beginning of the story we see his instinct come into play and how it affects his decisions throughout the story.