The Theme of Apathy in Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” In life, people don’t always stand up for what they believe in in order to avoid exclusion – this is called apathy. In specific situations, people will blindly follow a primitive ideology without any regard for morality. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale is an excellent example of how apathy can affect an entire population. This novel is by and large a feminist novel that addresses the ignorance in imperialistic and religious ideologies, but also addresses the issue of human apathy. In this novel, Atwood offers a disturbing look into what could be.
Imagine writing an article about a war between your country and another one. The writer would most definitely be bias towards their country because without it the article would be boring and factual. For instance, this essay is bias because it is my opinion on propaganda while others may have a totally different one, I am trying to sell, or convince you that my stand on propaganda is the right way to think and that you should too. Propagandists use news as a propaganda machine and will hide propaganda in anything that they get the chance to.
This changes the plot drastically because now Cassia must now be worried about her secrets as well as getting Ky back without letting the government and society finding out of her plan. She also moves away because of her mom's work which leads her to think that the government is trying to destroy her. This resolution does not satisfy me because it ends on at a cliff hanger but it means very good writing for Ally Condie because it intrigues me to read the next book. 2. Cassia has changed a lot throughout the book.
Implying that families might not be the shiny, happy role-players that we all would like to think of, she speaks of the unthinkable, gruesome crimes to the weak, and infirm, of these so-called families. She elaborates with the supposed fact that . "..families get...more dangerous...and dysfunctional (so) they ought to disband," even though she mainly grasps on to media portrayals. All in all, she concludes that we all try to duck away from all ill feelings toward anti-families, yet she does mention hope that come in the form of outside moral help. Ehrenreich asserts that we all, healthy or dysfunctional, need guidance from friends, relatives, and our community so we do not implode; also, in her final plea she emphasizes that we need more gender equality and better child welfare.
Strayed has come to terms with her past and by writing this biography she shows the courage she has gained from the unfortunate events in her life. As the saying goes, "whatever will be, will be." She took the everything, the negative and positive in her life, and made a wild decision to leave her life behind to find peace, move forward, and survive. There is no shame in the act of trying. It was a very noble decision Strayed made when she decided to share her dirty laundry.
This writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams dedicates her writing to speak out on behalf of moral issues. Her personal website, coyoteclan.com/bio, explains her qualifications, struggles, and dedication. She has won awards, has been invited to the White House, and testified in front of Congress. In her personal story called “The Clan of One-Breasted Women,” Williams shows her need for justice in this life. Even though there is no direct correlation, the bomb testing in the 1950s could have easily cause certain kinds of cancer from the radiation and Williams tries to prove this.
Due to this and judge Danforths ego he sends many people to their deaths still claiming innocence. Not only does Danforth refuse to hear opposition to the existence of witchcraft he creates the front that anyone who doubts that witchcraft is in Salem is trying to undermine the court (p. ). However it is apparent that he just does not want his authority to be questioned or his reputation tarnished. Danforth and Abigail are able to accomplish this becaus... ... middle of paper ... .... Their beliefs that the girls are right has forced them to fear that they might be accused next. Abigail even dares say this to Danforth "Let you beware, Mr. Danforth.
Tris’ secret is her Divergence which makes her constantly worried that someone will find out, “Fear prickles inside me, in my chest and in my head and in my hands. I feel the word ‘DIVERGENT’ is branded on my forehead, and if he looks at me long enough, he’ll be able to read it.” (Roth 164) In the novel Divergent, by Veronica Roth, the protagonist Tris, knows that being Divergent could mean death. Because of this she continually thinks someone will discover her powerful secret so she chooses only to tell the ones close to her. Although, there are some perks to being Divergent, nobody will be able to control you. But the leaders dislike the idea that they don’t have power over everyone so they decide to track down all the Divergent rebels they can find.
I, an opinionated and outspoken woman, felt silenced. Surely the group would welcome my contributions, but why did I feel so stifled? How could a discussion of ethics so completely embody what to me is unethical? I should have known that even something so intense and personal as values could be pinned down and violated by patriarchal Anglo thought. If I were a survivor of sexual abuse, I certainly would have fled the classroom, never to return, feeling violated once again, due to the needless description of violence and rape in the philosophical examples.
(21). Since Nora was wrong in doing so socially, she could not tell Torvald or anyone else about her problem. Not only would that affect their social standard but also Torvald's ego, which inevitably would happen anyway. After Krogstad threatens to expose Nora for forging her father's signature, she realizes that no matter what she does Torvald was going to know the truth. The flaw with... ... middle of paper ... ...ying in a marriage since divorce was frowned upon during that era.