These slogans highlight just how backwards the intentions of The Party are, they are not advocating peace, freedom, or strength through their society. They are in fact advocating the complete antithesis of these qualities. Along with this, there are several additional occasions through the novel in which Orwell employs irony, such as how the Ministry of Love is only entered through a “maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests” (4), and concerned itself with the torture of unlawful citizens. How the Ministry of Truth actively forges past documents in order to prevent the citizens from learning from the past. How the Ministry of Peace “concerned itself with war” (4), and how the Ministry of Plenty concerns itself with rationing public resources such as shoelaces and pans.
By distinguishing virtue ethics to take revenge on the human society that alienates him and centering his life on self-advancement towards kingship, Richard is the literary archetype of an anti-hero. Richard’s disdain for humane beliefs and customs (such as religion, marriage, and family) shows when he treats them as nothing more than empty forms – this further labels him as a demon of indiscipline and rebellion. He sees virtues as contrary to his power-thirsty nature and aim, which emphasizes his pathological shamelessness and lack of hremorse. With his charisma, he woos Lady Anne in order to disempower her, revealing his disregard towards the seriousnesss of murder and respect for women: “What though I killed her husband and her father?” (I.i.156). Richard shows his disrespect towards love and marriage as he becomes her husband “ not so much for love / [but] for another secret close intent” (I.i.159-160) to benefit himself.
In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows how ridiculous it is to follow society’s corrupt beliefs just because everyone else is. Twain uses the protagonist, Huck’s, adventures as he grows and matures to show this corruption. Huck goes against societal norms to do what he feels is right, even if society says it will send him to Hell. To get this message across, Twain uses frequent examples of satire to show the hypocrisy and corruption within society’s ideals. These satirical examples especially emphasize religion, education, and slavery.
Franz Kafka’s The Trial: Human Institutions and the Absurd In his novel The Trial, Franz Kafka describes Josef K.’s encounter with a hidden totalitarian government and his transformation under the noted government’s pressures and disturbances in his life. The ongoing madness and Josef K.’s personal destruction captures the vulnerability of human institutions like the church, family, and state to human desires and the absurd, an existential idea that gives no meaning in the world besides the one that humans assign to it. Kafka criticizes mankind’s innate and destructive logic to create societal institutions that confine citizens and inevitably lead to the failure of human values and beliefs. These institutions attempt to deceive citizens by hiding life’s chaos and uncertainty, a process highlighted by the court system. Throughout the book, Josef K. meets multiple characters who maintain their own different roles in society and possess exclusive knowledge of the court system.
Hale, Gruen, and Miller describe the antagonists of their compositions with qualities of jealousy, manipulation, and questionable sanity in order to convey messages that are applicable to reality in the reader’s life. The authors are able to convey to readers that through despicable intentions a person can never gain success or growth. The common phrase that “cheaters never prosper” is shown through the triumph of the virtuous characters and ruination of the plot of the antagonists. Works Cited 1. Gruen, Sara.
For instance, after the July 8th Jewish raid and shooting of twenty-two people, the commander of the Order Police Kurt Daluege, commended the police in the proud moment of saving the world by the “defeat of the world enemy” (Browning, 13). This not only promoted racism and war, it also promoted the idea of community and that the Nazis were doing well in their careers. The reminder of the importance of the ‘sacrifice’ were making combined with the positive reinforcement from superiors was the type of propaganda that helped further the Nazi ideas. In the book “Ordinary Men” it shows the evolution from traumatized obedience to passionate murderer. It is clear that the amalgamation of war, racism, and community were important influences in understanding the assimilation of these men into the Nazi ideology (Browning, 186).
The choice to use the atomic bomb was justified because it coerced a Japanese surrender, saved countless lives, served as retribution for the sufferings of many people, and acted as an anti-Soviet deterrent. Bibliography: Bibliography http://www.ohiou.edu/perspectives/9701t/bomb2.htm http://www1.chron.com/content/interactive/special/vj/vets.htm http://www.members.home.net/jeromej/atomic/2.jpg http://www.members.home.net/jeromej/atomic/4.jpg
He still treats them like every other prisoner because he feels empowered to do so. Hitler was this high ranking officer who gave Germany an enemy that everybody could hate. Atomic bombed getting dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945 and the Holocaust were both huge events that happened during World War II. They both had massive death tolls. “Memoirs” by Rudolf Hoss and “The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb” by Henry L. Stimson give us some insight on what was going on at that time.
Dominique’s love for Howard isn’t enough to quell her fear that society will force Howard to conform to their misguided beliefs. Society perpetually praises mediocrity while disregarding real talent and creativity. Howard and Dominique share a myriad of qualities exhibited throughout the novel however, Roark has a quality that Dominique herself lacks. Howard doesn’t allow society to dictate his actions, rather than accepting the society around him, Roark endeavors to alter the mind and the view of the collectivist world. Building after building, Roark strives to transform the ideology of t... ... middle of paper ... ...ce on your own terms” (375) This shows that to fight successfully on Roarks behalf would mean resorting to the tactics she despises and Dominique cannot allow herself to do so.
The taunting hurts Laetes[ '] pride and this shows how insecure he actually is. Like his father[,] Laertes apparently preaches a morality he does not practice and fully believes in a double standard of behavior for the sexes. [Examples?] More foils in the play are Rosecrantz and Guildstern. Rosencrantz and Guildenstein are not conscious criminals, since they unaware of the criminal designs of the King they obey without any scrutiny into the King’s purpose.