His refusal to budge shows a belief that already been stripped of his humanity by the mechanics of the system and was trying to prevent anyone else from being doomed to his fate. It is continually impossible to ignore Bartleby and the control he carries in the office. He stops progress forcing people to at least acknowledge the reality of the situation for people like him. Melville shows how much the Lawyers life and opinions have been changed by the Bartley’s actions ending with, “Ah Bartleby! Ah Humanity!” (146).
His only motive was to do as he preferred. Bartleby's employer found this expression of freedom very strange. Where did this man come from who has the audacity to break the pattern of normalcy that we all follow? He who will not "comply with my request-a request made according to common usage and common sense...(2337). However, what was "common" for others was not comm... ... middle of paper ... ...rican equals" (2292).
I believe what he meant was if we just accept things as they appear to us without ever questioning anything, then we will live meaningless and miserable lives. In the article, Russell writes, “The life of the instinctive man is shut up within the circle of his private interests: family and friends may be included, but the outer world is not regarded except as it may help or hinder what comes within the circle of instinctive wishes,” I think this is his representation of the unexamined life. He also wrote, “In such a life there is no peace, but a constant strife between the insistence of desire and the powerlessness of will. In one way or another, if our life is to be great and free, we must escape this prison and this strife” I think that what he meant by this is that if we want our lives to be meaningful and pleasant, then we must study philosophy. The only way that our lives can be “great and free” is to question everything and accept nothing
On that note, had the world been a superior fit for him, he readily would have picked not to suffer. This case undermines the choice he apparently practices in his fasting not consuming is simply a distanced reflex, not a deliberately picked try. An alternate issue products up with his art. Most artists have dispositions of misery, and artists regularly communicate through art to soothe this agony and offer it with others. This offering might be seen as an honorable motion, however, something egotistical and astringent about it; artists need the crowd to endure to th... ... middle of paper ... ...human creative ability."
Unlike Brown 's ever present gloom after his realization, O 'Connor 's character, The Misfit, embraces it. He admits that he "ain 't a good man" (O 'Connor 1293). Comparatively, The Misfit is also motivated by curiosity much like Brown. He states," My daddy said I was a different breed of do from my brothers and sisters...it 's some that can live their whole life out without asking about it and it 's others has to know why it is, and this boy is one of the latters" (O 'Connor 1293). He had to understand the evil of mankind and was unable to live in ignorance to the truth that all mankind was inherently evil.
Pride and fear combine to keep him from making a clean breast of things, and the best in him conspires with the worst to keep him silent” (Wagenknecht 67). It is presumed that an intelligent, powerful person, like Dimmesdale would behave a certain way since he lectures others to do the same. Considering he does not practice what he preaches readers may not have compassion for him. He does not have any desire to connect with his daughter, Pearl until the conclusion of the novel when he acknowledges her. “Pearl kissed his lips.
To put it briefly, the Underground Man is the sole reason that he himself cannot be free despite is overwhelming desire. His obsessive behavior will not permit him to lead a normal life and he will forever be a prisoner of his own mind. The only reason that any other people have a hand in this imprisonment is because the Underground Man allows them to. Even when writing his “Notes” the Underground Man cannot help but to become consumed with scribbling down every little bit that he can, to the point that his “notes” must be cut short by an outside source.
For the duration of his life, he has gathered awfulness, depression and melancholy because he is unable to avenge to his satisfaction wrongs done to him. Further ambushed by inquiries and problems, he keeps himself in this position by envisioning insults, and disguising the outrage they motivate. In the last part of the book, the underground man who is the storyteller and the protagonist calls attention to that he made a mistake by writing his memoirs because there is no point in indicating how he had ruined his life. He admits that "a novel needs a hero, and every one of the qualities of an anti-hero are explicitly assembled in the novel". With underground man, Dostoevsky depicts an opposite illustration of a legend who does not fulfill satisfy the expectation of readers, but rather still commands the novel as the principle
Most of the time they look, make assumptions, and do not see something for what it really is. It is a ritual, often unconsciously, practiced by all; profiling and stereotyping. When a person’s entire existence has been one of being constantly underestimated and categorized solely based on outer appearance, and once they have realized their position and capitalize upon it, it becomes quite simple to work beneath the scenes and take what they want out of life without any notice. In Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man the view of invisibility is turned around so that a man is in plain sight of everyone but do to a lack of observation nobody recognizes what he accomplishes. Once the narrator's eyes are open to the real world and he realizes that being right doesn't mean you have power and without power you are nobody and remain ... ... middle of paper ... ...enting the Everyman and epitomizing the sufferings of his race (Voices of Civil Rights).
They may have been negatively affected by their circumstances. The acceptance of the existential philosophy portrayed in the novel illustrates a cause and effect relationship between a person situation and their life philosophy. Existentialism is a viable emotional self-defense mechanism, as any other method, when it is acquired out of necessity in any dreadful state. Due to the antipathetic and ambiguous ending, Kafka was disappointed with his literary work, and The Metamorphosis was not the only one (Corngold). In a way, it is safe to say that because Franz Kafka closely related much of his work with his own life, he disapproved of the life that he lived.