People must face their problems and overcome them, and love requires commitment and is greatly appreciated. John was rather a Renaissance man trapped in a world where none of his necessities in life existed. He was disgusted at their orgy-porgies, their belief of take, take, take not give, give, give. Total happiness did not exist to John in a world which lacked expression of the arts. It was rather total torment.
“Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, they creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us.” (Shelley 89) The monster is saying ... ... middle of paper ... ... is ultimately foiled by humanities prejudices. He was only a victim of circumstance; hence we should feel sorry for him, not condemn him. Frankenstein’s creation was a victim of circumstance. One who is brought into the world alone, with no protector to guide him, and is driven to desolation. A person with no mate is miserable, doomed to spend his life without pleasure or company.
In a state of nature we are at war with each other and life is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. In a natural state individuals are in equal powers. Voluntary collective organization is the most effective way for individuals to utilize their powers. Man should be allowed the right to use all means or actions to preserve himself. For every man is desirous of what is good to him, and shuns what is evil, but chiefly the chiefest of natural evil, which is death.
The world cried out for legions of anti-heroes, who were only virtuous in their unapologetic and brutally honest lack of virtue. And the art world provided as many counter culture messiahs as was needed to "Damn the Man". The Beats, hippies, and punks are evidence that behind the white picket fence of suburbia lay an America that wanted more out of life than the sugar coated portrayals of domesticity and patriotism it received from pop culture. The unfortunate side of authenticity often lead to the conclusion that autonomy was an impossible dream and that just mere existence required an individual to compromise his integrity. The post-war generation developed an interesting love-hate relationship with the mass culture of it’s time.
At his funeral, his family has nothing encouraging to put on his grave, and neighbors do not even bother to attend. Thus, he is depicted, even in death, as an individual unable to find happiness in his own family and friends. As stated earlier, Hawthorne’s goal is to show the discovery of evil can lead one to utter desperation and cynicism. Brown is the medium through which he is able to achieve this goal. He is successful in teaching his audience a moral lesson; which is that in denying the idea that good exists and is capable of overpowering evil, Brown has committed the worst sin of all.
The American Dream is known as the reason of many Americans to wake up every day and strive to better themselves.” “It is the idea of the self-made man being successful; which involves self-invention, freedom, possibilities, and the value of hard work” (“Novel Reflections,” 2007, Segment 1). The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a movie that depicts this reality, in its characters. The movie shows the corruption of the American Dream by the life its characters lead. Religion is absent in the novel, creating a sense of self entitlement to its characters. Since they have no God to look up to, they feel as if they are immortal.
Working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don’t need” (Fincher). This quote spoken by Brad Pitt; who played Tyler Durden in David Finchers award winning movie, Fight Club, shows how Americans are blinded by materialistic possessions and live a life with no significance. Capra showed the fabricated American dream when his leading character attempted to attain his dream, however is put through numerous hardships because of materialistic and corrupt individuals. Since, the growth of corporate capitalism, Americans have become narcissistic and oblivious in their pursuit of money and have accepted a culture based on hustling; Berman, Capra and Fincher each portray their own version of the true American, ultimately each leads to the conclusion of a flawed American culture. So why did America fail?
The Great Gatsby notifies the decayed moral values and unnecessary materialism brought about by the American Dream. However, it proves that no amount of wealth and authority can pursue acceptance. A society that relies on wealth, social standings and material possessions head nowhere in life, as Tom and Daisy prove in he novel. The ideal of the American Dream still consists in today’s society, whether it being in the form of possessions, wealth or love. Yet one thing still holds true about American Dream; every individual desires something glorious in life, and each person attempts to gain it, whether being successful in attaining it or not.
This was not real in all cases however. The belief that every single man can grow to accomplish anything with no regard to his beginnings. Jay Gatsby was a poor boy that coiled into a extremely affluent man, but did he live the American Dream? Money is truly the merely thing that Gatsby had a lot of. Jay Gatsby attempts to live the existence of The American Dream, but fails in his battle.
He was ver... ... middle of paper ... ...d in a communism no one rules essentially and with no power there are different eqallines which causes unfair rules and ends in the failure of a country. The reason why America is as strong as we are is because we have the democracy needed to have everyone living in peace. There are its downfalls, every country experiences them, yet our strenth as a whole picks us up everytime. It is the strenth created, practiced, and performed by the people which makes America’s leadership the best one to live under. Every person wants the chance to live in America, and its because of the system established that makes it so desirable.