Glenn Greenwald, a talented and widely read columnist on civil liberties for the Guardian newspaper, failed in his attempt to alarm his readers to the flagrant and widespread violations of American privacy. Although his article was full of facts, documentation, and quotes from top rank officials, the article did not convey any sense of wrong doing or outrage. Rather it was dull, lacked passion and a sense of persuasion. In fact, the only attention grabbing part in the whole article is the title. Greenwald is currently contributing to The Guardian.
There are several reasons that I did not fully enjoy this post-colonial short story. One, its "point" is vague and this is a challenge to my current reading abilities and two, it rambles along its disjointed timeline to the point that I became easily lost. However, there is something that the story brought to light that I am now more fully aware of than before reading this story. That is my own abilities of intellectual analysis. It is these areas that I wish to elaborate upon.Donald Barthelme's deliberate twisting of the subtleties in meaning in his story is intriguing.
(Ramirez, November 16th) Those that are privileged are often unable to see their advantages, white privilege specifically is similar to an invisible weightless knapsack, we don 't think about it, but it is always there, it 's hard to recognize something that we do not typically recognize. Distinguishing this privilege is the first step in overcoming inequality, but this process will take decades to overcome completely. Since white people being dominant has become normalized in the media, it can be tough to notice, which therefore only expands to its powerful influence. The normalization of racial discrimination in media is a major issue in society
Despite having been warned by an old man not to attempt the journey alone, he journeys alone. De... ... middle of paper ... ...paper. It does not attempt to question the reason for the lottery itself. This is where the stories speak to the same ends: the depiction of the limitations and dangers of human intelligence. Each story in its own way shows human cleverness as a thing of limited value, just enough to put people in genuine danger but not enough to help them avoid it.
There are some slight hints towards these topics, but they are not really developed by Fitzgerald (e.g. the love between J. Gatz and Daisy Fay). The missing relationship between Gatsby and Daisy is but one of the flaws of the novel. Fitzgerald shows a lack of care in developing Gatsby as a person of the "New Money", dreaming all the day, having and being tasteless in everything he has and is, in addition to being a criminal (though there´s no real evidence for that), and developing Daisy as a character, coming from a well-known family "Old Money" and being not guilty ("white", to use Fitzgerald´s riduculas color symbolism). It was just impossible for a mediocre writer like Fitzgerald was, to develop a relationship between such different persons (though they have one thing in common: their lack of taste).
The Adventures Huck Finn is an outstanding novel with absolutely no reason at all to be banned at any school across the globe. This novel by the extraordinary author Mark Twain is an exceptional piece of literature. The book itself may have a few credits to its disadvantage, but those credits against it are so minor that they should not be taken into account. One of the downsides of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is the usage of certain racial slurs. The word 'nigger'; appears 189 times, but it should not make a substantial impact on a reader.
The Circle might be a dystopia, but 1984 is a definite dysNOPEia It is commonsense knowledge that utopias could never exist. There is no feasible way of creating society where everyone will be content, for there will always be variances of opinion. As a result, writers often focus on creating worlds of dystopia, their personal worst case scenarios. Two examples of such books, 1984 and The Circle are often compared by readers trying to decide the more grimmer future. Some older readers treat them as equal because both books have lacking protagonists and destruction of privacy; but that is where similarities end.
Due to the nature of the novel, the reader would not believe the story if it were told from the perspective of any other character. Fitzgerald cannot expect the reader to believe what the immoral and careless characters have to say, and he spends so much time establishing them as such. Thus, Carraway is deemed narrator and the reader trusts him. As the practical character in the novel, Carraway is not rash; he is not swayed by the greed and alcohol as some other members of East and West Egg society are. He proclaims, "I have been drunk just twice in my life" (Fitzgerald 33).
He asserts, "The veterans lacked any compelling evidence to support their claims,yet they ... ... middle of paper ... ...l to us, at least, and that´s as real as it gets ¨(158). He does a good job in backing up his arguments with the examples provided. This strenghtens and delivers the book in a well organized manner. For the book´s weaknesses, there was some confusion by the end of the chapter because there was an excess amount of abreviations that made it hard to keep up with. This caused confusion while reading and the need to turn back to figure out what the meaning of the abreviations were.
If you were a believer in existentialistic ideals chances are you would not participate in society and/or your own life very much. Albert Camus believed that to be a true existentialist you had to remove yourself from society as much as possible since a belief in the foundation of government was to conform. Conforming to society norms is considered bad, it doesn’t allow the individual to progress and reach his own decisions Camus realized, however, that restricting himself from all social conformity was impossible. In his award-winning book, The Stranger, Camus depicts a man with very little emotion. Once in a while he shows a bit of heart, but for the most part, he is gives a robotic appearance.