The Power of The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck has become one of my favorite writers -- for the love he has for his characters, the loveliness of his language, and the clear-eyed conviction with which he writes. Originally, I failed to see the beauty in Steinbeck's people, though it is plainly there. Perhaps I hadn't seen enough of the world myself, yet. There was a lot I didn't understand about people. What Steinbeck does so well is to show people's struggle for simple human decency in the face of meanness and ignorance.
“It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.” This quote was once said by an amazing author, who described the world’s society today so perfectly that one may forget that he had was describing his society in the early and mid-nineteenth hundreds. John Steinbeck is considered one of America’s greatest author of literature. Many of his work is still read today as required reading in most high schools and college literature classes throughout the United States.
To a few, he is even a friend “He was my friend, faithful and just to me: But Brutus says he was ambitious; And Brutus is an honourable man.” (3.2.91). However, to all he is a god “Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world Like a Colossus; and we petty men Walk under his huge legs, and peep about To find ourselves dishonourable graves. Men at some time are masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” (1.2.135). He is a larger than life figure who, as the people perceive it, must be treated with the three possible human reactions. He must either be fought, followed, or fled.
Ralph Waldo Emerson's Self Reliance, Henry David Thoreau's Where I Lived and What I Lived For, Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment and Herman Melville's Moby Dick are all considered to be models of timeless writing. Each author was skilled but each wrote with their own tone. There are both parallels and disagreements between these writer's tones. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote to inspire and to change the thought process of the everyday man, in hopes that society would improve. He is intensely critical of society as a whole, but believes that a man can change himself.
His... ... middle of paper ... ...ce, possesses admirable traits and characteristics, and has a tragic downfall. He’s strong and intelligent, however with a weakness over his sense of pride. His nose and how seriously he takes himself, makes him a tragic hero. He cannot believe that anybody is able to see beyond his physical characteristics. Cyrano de Bergerac does what he pleases and most actually says whatever is on his mind.
His argument is very reasoning to his defence and he eats so many reason to why the work works in its evil ways of discrimination. He wants everyone to that, it's very easy to not be very discriminated by the way you look but the way your skin color. Mr. King is very descriptive of his words and his meaning for them. He can really make the world change if everyone really did follow. King's reason for the speech is because he is trying to make a difference, he is a very good well taught speaker and he speaks with so much enthusiasm and nothing could really stop him from anything he's
He even brought booze for all of them to drink, which they did, but William soon realized after that they just didn’t like him.William realized that the tight society of Cannery Row rejects him and laughs at him. William had no friends and no respect from others, so he thought that suicide was his only way out. As a result of having no respect from anyone, William ended his own life. William was a casualty of the importance of respect. He didn’t earn the respect of others, even though it may not have been completely his fault.
He wanted his funeral to be like Dave’s where loads of people from all over turn up at his funeral to show he was a successful salesman, but at his funeral only one person turned up and that was his wife Linda. This shows he is a failure to life because he couldn’t even achieve a goal which he set for himself which means he’s failed his life. All this together just says that he has failed everything as he couldn’t bring up a family and could achieve his life goal. Arthur Miller portray Willy as being a man who lies cheats and doesn’t care for no one but himself so he portrays Willy as a failure to life a failure as a salesman and a failure to a farther.
He wants to own his own business and he wants to be "bigger than Uncle Charley" and especially he wants to be a great success and he tries to emulate Dave Singleman. He wishes to die the "Death of a Salesman" and have many buyers and salesmen mourn for him. He also tries to be a good father, and husband. However Willy’s aims in life have been useless as he hasn’t really achieved anything. He got fired by Howard, his sons are both failures and they abandoned him in a restaurant toilet.
I’ve been fighting so goddamn long I’m not a person anymore” (Baldwin 93). Peter is angry and has fear at the same time. He is trying to establish himself in a society that does not accept him and it is killing him. His scenario relates to James Baldwin’s father. In Baldwin’s letter to his nephew, he states, “Well, he is dead, he never saw you, and he had a terrible life; he was defeated long before he died because, at the bottom of his heart, he really believed what white people said about him”.