In the end tradition could cause more harm than it is meant for good. Thus it is really important to change traditional values of communities to improve the quality of life for many people. In the short stories “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “Lather and Nothing Else” by Hernando Tellez tradition can be shown to be very submissive, that is stopping people from making any changes in ending harmful traditional practices. It is also noted that the act of change merely isn’t over within a fortnight. The act of changing tradition is a long process that will yield in positive results for everyone but is too painful for many to accommodate properly.
Paul is so obsessed with money that he believes money will solve all of his problems. The thought of the shame associated with those who have little or no money compared to the life of the rich persists in the mind of Paul. Paul enthusiastically analyzes his own vaguely poor existence and hates every detail of women’s graceless conversations as well as confined houses, filthy bathrooms, and men’s respectful manner toward their bosses. Due to Paul’s misunderstanding regarding work and money, it is evident that Paul will probably never become as successful as his idols. While listening to a discussion between Paul’s father and a young clerk Paul becomes fascinated by the talk of the “iron kings;” however, “he was interested in the triumphs of these cash boys who had become famous, though he had no mind for the cash-boy stage” (par.
The young politician looks up to “Badditt as a cultural hero.”(3) He goes along with what society has showed him to do. The characteristics of the politician make him beat because he doesn’t do anything for his own; he does what is right to do, and what will get him far in life. When society catches up to him he wil... ... middle of paper ... ... to do crazy and dumb things and to not worry about the consequences or problems that would happen the next day. Most of the rest of the people didn’t care why they were treated badly or why they never had consistency growing up, they now wondered how they could fix that now that they were grown up. They could make there kid happy and make sure that their kid would have a more consistent life then they did growing up.
Sadly to say, but Mayor Stockmann’s motivation is solely based upon money, Dr. Thomas Stockmann’s inspiration is morally the truth, Katherine is worried about the protection of the family, and Hovstad, just want to play both sides of the fences, because he is scared to be in the minority and afraid of the Mayor. These inspirations help each person to advance and form their character and disposition as the play continues. I feel that, it was very interesting to see how people will act in order to make themselves look good to the crowd. Even if it is the truth, and there is one person standing for truth and one hundred standing for a lie, people will sacrifice and be happy to be with the lie, because it is more people.
As you see her “alternately singing and crying; her voice often totally suspended by her tears,” (Austen 72) she is unable to cope with the fact that she is no longer apart of Willoughby’s life. “Meanwhile, the reasonable Elinor as been equally unlucky in love, though she bears her disappointment quite differently.” (CSLF) While Marianne is sobbing and weeping, putting her life on hold, Elinor tries to mitigate Marianne’s inimical attitude towards everyone. Elinor is continuing with her life, as the memories of Edward are evanescent. Elinor’s “feelings are not often shared,” (Austen 76) her business is her business and not the whole towns. Elinor does not feel that she must let everyone know her business, she only wants people to see her good side, not her gloomy side.
Overall, the books positively impacted the narrator’s live. Another important character the books impacte... ... middle of paper ... ...ng but he and Lou couldn’t do so because they were trapped in the harsh world of Emperor Mao. These books were almost providing an “opening in his mind” about the outside world. Even though Ma might never be able to physically leave his culture, these books in a way provided him individual freedom to do so mentally. In conclusion, exposure to the western books definitely impacted the lives of the boys and the little semesters.
Many people portrayed as heroes will be seen as criminals and soulless people. People chose to write the side of the story they want to be told and that the rest is forgotten, but that is what stops society from facing reality. Not knowing everything about our history is a facilitator for people who want to be in power and that is one of the reasons why the white man always wins. It is always a one sided story with no if ands or buts told by the
The idea of stealing something really fascinated him. Michael was in a way scared to stand up to his wife and had to lie to her to do what he wanted. He really believes he is a good person regardless of what people tell him. In the morning he has a fight with his wife, but looks forwar... ... middle of paper ... ... has a lousy job, a lousy wife, and lousy friends. Yes, there are people who give in to their impulses and get away with it, but it’s always the good ones that get caught.
He still felt that the man needed to know the condition of his company the offer was withdrawn. Silas’ morality shines through again. Silas could have completely forgotten about his morals and taken all these opportunities to cause even more destruction and regret but instead he sacrificed so much of his hard work to be happy with himself and instead of trying to be accepted by society he wanted to be able to be accepting of himself without resenting anything. Silas’ self-sacrifice is the main cause to his true happiness. His morals also played a vital role in the novel causing him to realize he does not need material things in life to be happy.
His reading finally gives Amir his special gift that he can have, to make him more important than Hassan. Amir feelings about being important bec... ... middle of paper ... ...hed. The Kite Runner shows how illiteracy disadvantages people, but even illiterate people could be educated. To Kill a Mockingbird shows the other side, where literacy may not always be helpful, and a lack of education is always deadly. The two books show that literacy can be wielded as a tool, or it can be turned against its user.