Famine and a weak market tore humble families apart while a handful of men ruthlessly profited from their misery. As the Joad’s journey continues, Steinbeck clarifies the fatal flaw the owners possess “For the quality of owning freezes you forever into “I”, and cuts off forever from the “we”.”(Steinbeck 206) Capitalism itself is not morally wrong. The competitive spirit is an innate quality found in everyone. Without it, our will to survive would be nonexistent. However, there is a clear distinction between ambition and greed.
As Leguin blatantly adresses, "if you can't lick 'em, join 'em. If it hurts, repeat it. But to praise despair is to condemn delight, to embrace violence is to lose hold of everything else." When one lets go of what is moral to satisfy personal advantage, happiness becomes obsolete. Those who claim to be happy and aware of the price being paid for their happiness, are not happy at all.
For example, Jordan Baker is described as always being bored with an unaffected look. These character portrayals makes readers question if wealth and luxury is really necessary. The unhappy and careless people of both the East and West Egg represent the immorality and corruption that wealth can bring. Gatsby’s dream was ruined by his own materialistic views. His dream of success transformed into a nightmare that ultimately led to his death.
I take great pride in saying I stopped him nevertheless we all experienced great loss in the process. So In order to put this behind us and press forward to a better future, it is of utmost importance that I explain to everyone what has happened recently and tell you my plans to bring about change in Scotland as well as repair the honor of our nation, which Macbeth sought to destroy. I assure you all that Scotland will rise again to a greater glory. First of all this all started when a once noble captain whose name has become as sour lemon in my mouth, blinded by greed and lust for power betrayed my father with a Judas kiss and then killed him (Rest his soul) in cold blood when he visited Inverness castle, so as to take what was not rightfully his ` THE THRONE´. After an extended investigation we discovered he also killed captain Banquo a great warrior whose loss we cannot quantify and many other innocent people who stood as patriots in his path.
From a lack of self-awareness Lear becomes “mad” because he is unable to cope with all of his faults. When Lear is mad he comes to realize the ones that truly love him, and can grant him happiness. Unable to see his own faults, Lear proceeds to madness resulting in the realization of the people who can grant him true happiness.
“For Brave Macbeth-well he deserves that name-/Disdaining fortune, with his brandished steel... ... middle of paper ... ...e to the hated miscreant. Living a great life, honored, and praised, Macbeth was satisfied however, a high offer to be king had consumed his thoughts and changed his perspective and values. With this, Macbeth developed a far beyond brutishness. Thus, the only aspects of manliness that remained upon him was his loyalty to himself, and the brutality he showed in his desires to kill the king, Banquo, and Macduff’s family. In the end, it was the witches’ prophecies and Macbeth’s strong ambition led to his termination and concluding fate.
(26), which means constant war had become peace, the individual is powerless, and individual freedom weakens the individual by making it impossible to do anything grand and the lack of intelligence and ignorance to the truth keeps the party strong. The Ministry of Truth constructs lies, the Ministry of Love specializes in pain and torture, the Ministry of peace engages in war to show that it is beneficial to pursue outside enemies instead of each other, and the Ministry of Plenty causes deficiency. Although irony is prevalent in both works, without irony, we would not be able to comprehend Orwell's use of lite... ... middle of paper ... ...s mouth." (63). The use of irony prepares us for the violence witnessed in both Sophocle's Antigone and Orwell's 1984.
Those who ignored social conventions regarding decent dress and gender codes were also accused of inciting God’s wrath and bringing society to ruin. According to excerpts of Rosemary Horrox’s The Black Death, the religious message of 1348 states that human pain and suffering are divine punishment for decadence, licentiousness, and frivolity. It is interesting to note that religious leaders of the 21st century state much the same thing regarding catastrophic events. This leads one to conclude that standards of propriety and decorum will always remain an inherent part of any religious diagnosis for societal ailments.
World War One was one of the deadliest results of human violence, simply to attain riches, land, and to fulfill the greed for victory and pride. Young and old men alike were deceived into joining war to fulfill a fictitious and nationalistic duty, and were forced to live in the inhumane conditions in the trenches, offering their lives as a patriotic duty. In Wilfred Owen’s poem, “Dulce et decorum est”, the readers are given an accurate description of the hardships and horrors of the world war 1, through the personal experience and eyes of Owen himself. Poetic devices and figurative language were both used immaculately in representing the tormenting situations that the soldiers were placed in. Vibrant imagery, themes and irony were also incorporated exceptionally into the poem, adding depth and meaning.
Bertrand Russell’s essay addresses many issues concerning philosophy. In the writing, he states philosophy’s nature, value, and criticisms. The essay explains these aspects of the study of philosophy in relatively different ways. The main idea for establishing value in his essay is by explaining how it is best obtained, and its effect on other people. The essay continues with his criticisms of those who opposed philosophy and live their lives based on concrete, solid facts.