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He was explaining what it was to be human. Through this perception of King Lear, we can say that the play is both bleak and hopeful, because it asserts that there is no meaning in life but puts man as the master of the world, instead of omnipotent justice dispensing 'higher powers'. King Lear gives the reader a bleak and lonely impression. People suffer unjustly and are killed by heartbreak. Albany points out that if left alone by the gods, "Humanity must perforce prey on itself / like monsters of the deep," expressing that justice and humanity do not house comfortably together.
Through Milton's Paradise Lost, it is suggested that God punishes those who stray from the righteous path. This is made evident by the consequences that Eve suffers as a result of her inability to see through the serpent's corruptness. It is often hard to determine truth from falsehood in today's vast, hectic society. However, it is of vital importance because of the consequences which one will be subject to if a mistake is made. As evident in Paradise Lost and Tartuffe, there are always negative effects of confusing the truth with that which is false.
However, challenging the heirarchy will only lead to corruption and destruction of the individual and society. Despite the changes in time and therefore, societal values, both Frankenstein and Blade Runner suggests that humanity’s pursuit for power and progress results in moral and ethical trepidations. Consequently, the comparison of these two texts expose the imperfections of human nature that will always remain perpetual regardless of context.
Destruction of individuality is an idea both authors explore to expose the broad social wrong of an oppressive society. Both Orwell and Niccol use their protagonists to demonstrate how dictatorial governments that destroy any semblance of individuality are inherently wrong. Orwell uses third person narration, which directly follows his protagonist as he fights to maintain his individuality in a society driven to eliminate the capability of “love, or friendship, or joy of living” by making him “hollow”. By employing the use third person narration Orwell portrays to the reader that even an individual with powerful intent to remain different can be broken down and made to believe that “2+2 = 5”. Similarly, Niccol uses extreme close up shots focusing on Vincent’s cleaning process and the motif of constant DNA checks to reinforce how authoritarian societies can demolish all sense of individuality.
All civilizations require justice, the one fundamental requirement for any society. Nowhere is the value of justice portrayed more clearly than in William Shakespeare’s play, King Lear. King Lear is a cruel play, packed with human brutality and, seemingly, meaningless disasters. The lack of justice within the play causes these disasters. A society is often tempted to build its foundation on a simple concept such as mercy, but this simplicity is its flaw.
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.
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