The material was well written but was kind of depressing to read because of how melancholy he acted. It was presented in a scholarly manner. It has given me a greater understanding of how they were so afraid of whether they “felt” that they were a Christian. I would not really recommend it to another person because it was hard to read without feeling depressed and melancholy. The book was good in some places, but in others it was hard to read and in general it is not something I would pick up to read again.
Brutus, even when his mind has good intention it is also littered with ignorance. Brutus had good intentions but his ignorance made him make not the best decisions. He had made many ignorant decisions because he did not want to listen to Cassius. The first time Brutus showed this trait was when Cassius warned Brutus many times about the danger of Mark Antony. Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate.
Freud believes that the happiness we cannot attain is due to the freedoms we lack. This belief of lacking in freedom is not correct based on the Bible’s chapters. Mans inability to be happy or remain happy is due to his or her need of having something to prove. This feeling that they will be the exception to life’s hardships is the main cause of human’s downfall. The regulations that are made are not because of a higher power bossing them around, but because of the people in society deciding what is acceptable.
A small part that stuck out to me that I kind of disliked was how Ben described the church as his mistress at the beginning of chapter one. Not my favorite word choice, but I did not completely dislike it because I saw where he was coming from when making this point. Also, after hearing other people’s opinions on the book this part was something that many people complained about which could have swayed my opinion on it. Ben makes many points throughout the book that gets the reader thinking and he does not force his views on the readers; he simply gives his findings for what he researched and how he applied it to his personal life and work life. I did not like some of the decisions he made in his life, but it was those decisions that lead him to do his research and better his life for.
During the Victorian era the views of society were somewhat strict. Since it was the romantic period there was a sense of independence when it came to their personal views. But if anything was too exorbitant, it was either ignored or “socially” punished. To one’s surprise you may find that the morals and ethics presented in this book are not what you may expect at first. When morals and ethics are largely exhibited in a book it is usually to convey a way of thinking that is good, not one that is all about covetousness and self-preservation.“Nowadays most people die of a sort of creeping common sense, and discover when it is too late that the only things one never regrets are one’s mistakes.” (pg.
Man's fate was said to be pre determined and salvation was out of his control, but at the same time, man was expected to live a near perfect lifestyle for no truly justified reason. The Puritans also lived in a theocracy since man was fallible, yet, God's will was interpreted by the Preacher who was a man and was as weak and vulnerable as any man. These contradictions along with others caused people to lose faith in the religion despite the good intentions of the Puritans. Pre Destination was one of the most prominent beliefs in the Puritan faith. However, when combined with the pure lifestyle forced upon the puritans, it also became one of the many contradictions.
I also felt the movie score did not fit in with the movie, because the music was too mundane for the fast pace of the movie. The next aspect is the dependency that Ben and Katherine had for the other. I do believe that they really loved each other, but that each person represented something that the other did not see in themselves. I felt that Katherine saw in Ben his rebellious behavior which she wish she had and Ben wished that he had Katherine's quiet and peaceful spirit. I really felt this movie related to my generation because it touched on a few important issues that are still common now.
William Blake was ahead of his time– from his indignation at the treatment of poor children and black slaves to his unconventional views on religion and politics. Yet the innovation of Blake’s artistic works is generally overlooked in comparison to that of his literary works. Perhaps it is because Blake’s engaging style of writing so deeply engrosses readers that they often forget the significance of Blake’s visual elements. Even in the study of art history, students who examine the Romantic Age are so preoccupied with Blake’s mainstream contemporaries that they rarely analyze his works at the same level of detail. With the exception of a few enthusiasts, the general public is much more familiar with Blake the poet than Blake the artist.
The underlying meanings in his poems were so obscure, it was hard to see past them the very first time one laid eyes on them, as it was to see past the psychical barriers E. E. Cummings hid behind when in public, and sometimes even with those he truly cared about. This sec... ... middle of paper ... ...est for the finalists, and was satisfied with the fact that I had tried my hardest and put forth my best effort. Though I was not the champion, I did not wish misfortune upon those who bested me; I respected and admired their abilities instead. 8. E. E. Cumming’s left lasting impressions on the lives of both people in his time and in our time.
He was blunt and loud in stating his first impression of Elizabeth, that she was not attractive. He also gave his honest opinion to Bingley that Jane did not really care for him and was socially below him. However, his honesty did not necessarily place him in a good situation. His honesty, bluntness, and interference caused Elizabeth to believe he had a lot of pride, which turned her off. As he was a changed man at the end of the book, he admitted that at one point he lacked the quality of self-control or caution, I should have judged better had I sought an introduction; but I am ill qualified to recommend myself to strangers… I certainly have not the talent, which some people possess of conversing easily with those I have never seen before.