In Hawthorne’s “Young Goodman Brown”, Goodman Brown, is unable to accept the fact that sin is present inside society. As result, he mentally isolates himself in order to escape the ever present sin. Because he isolates himself he endures a greater amount of mental suffering than those who choose to accept the burdens of life. While in the forest, Goodman Brown witnesses his townspeople not only participating, but enjoying the satanic ceremonies: But he had no power to retreat one step, not to resist, even in thought, when the minister and the good old Deacon Gookin seized his arms and led him to the blazing rock. Thither came ... ... middle of paper ... ...h. This causes him immense mental suffering because he confronts the constant reminder of death even in the mist of protection.
However, Hawthorne shows him to be an evil-minded person who is so consumed with vengeance and hatred that he cannot live when his victim dies. His only purpose in life is to make Dimmesdale’s life miserable; so when the minister dies, Chillingworth has no purpose left so he dies as well. The story of the scarlet letter is extremely relatable in the modern era. People often do not realize that everyone has his/her own story and that people should not jump to conclusions without knowing that story. The kid that is always angry and is always bullied?
Winston's Predicament in 1984 The dystopian world George Orwell created for 1984 is a bleak, emotionless place, grey shaded and foul smelling, full of hate and distrust. The humans that inhabit it do not live, they are simply expected to exist for the good of the sinister Party, a totalitarian government, while their leader gazes down at them from every wall, watching their every move. One of these humans, and our protagonist, is Winston Smith. His problems when simplified may seem like the problems of any other person: his lack of freedom, his repressed emotions and his desperate loneliness. These problems however, are exasperated by the society he lives in.
Overall, Creon’s leadership is very strict and centered on the state and his laws. But it’s not just this that makes him a bad leader; it’s his temper and his aggressive attitude that make him terrible as a leader and a person. Whenever he is angry he acts very harsh to the people around him, even if it is not their fault, and he makes rash decisions that only benefit him, going against his own moral code. Creon’s leadership was too cruel, and too strict to work, and he forced the people to stay silent and listen and not have their say. Generally, Creon’s leader ship would have never worked because of one, his temper, two, his strict and tyrannical rule, and third, his aggressive and harsh attitude.
When there is no sovereign, people will always live in a state of war. Since nature does not provide a foundation for us to live by, the sovereign has to create it through fear of a punishment of a violent death. Since there is no greatest
This created how his fate was going to be chosen. It became a vicious cycle for him. Every time the fear of society got to him he reacted impulsively therefore worsening his already set fate. In Native Son by Richard Wright, it displays how society influences everyone’s decision whether good or bad. It sets the standards which no one can achieve and sets fear in the hearts of everyone in the community.
(... ... middle of paper ... ...!"(p. 96) This is a rather profound statement that affects not only the characters in the novel, but the reader as well, rather intensely. Thus, it becomes palpable that society, in other words, the jury attempted to fabricate and impose rational explanations for Meursault's irrational actions. The fact that he was so straightforward and onest was disruptive and threatening to their society as they were not accustomed to it, and therefore, they saw no meaning, which would consequently create chaos in their orderly lives.
Since he was born, Equality possessed a quick mind and constantly strayed apart from his peers. Through his life, he shows an unwilling behavior to conform not only to his name, but also to the rules of society. After he is found guilty of independent thought, he is sadistically beaten and dragged into the Palace of Corrective Detention, an unguarded jail that castigates the public of their wrongdoings. Shackles are unnecessary as a result of the brainwashed society and their compliance to obey orders, which consequently allows Equality to escape. In a collective society, citizens are denied their inalienable right of individualism, which ultimately eliminates all thoughts of opposition.
It is obvious that the people do not have the freedom to pick the animal they turn into when Rafa decides to change his situation by going to the top floor and overthrowing the bosses (53). Because the people are restricted when it comes to choosing their transformations, the reader is reminded that dystopian literature illustrates a repressed society, where the lower class citizens are typically discriminated against and mistreated. Rafa feels trapped and oppressed by how his world works. He is the only one that seems to be concerned about the way things are at work. He feels trapped in the louse body because he does not want to be a louse anymore.
Hinton, a wonderful, modern novel about social divisions causing conflict in society, describes a group, the greasers, feeling like outcasts because of the constant pressure and ridicule put on them by a different group, the Socs. The greasers, typical middle-to-lower class citizens living in Oklahoma, constantly fear encountering the Socs, upper-class socialites, because of the constant need for the Socs to feel more powerful. The Socs believe the greasers are the outcasts; however, the greasers sometimes believe the Socs are the outcasts, when the Socs come to the greasers’ side of the town. In the beginning of the novel Ponyboy Curtis appears as the outcast of the greasers because he succeeds in academics. Livin... ... middle of paper ... ...g out how to power through life even with the mental setbacks he faces.