According to King, it is impractical because it slows the process of ending the oppression for all, and it is immoral because it seeks humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding. So, violence destroys community and brotherhood by planting hatred rather than love. The third way based on King is nonviolent resistance. He believes in this way no individual or group need give in to any wrong, nor need anyone resort to violence in order to right a wrong. According to king, this is the method that oppressed people must follow to win against the unjust system while loving the perpetrators of the system.
Similarly to Tom Brennan, this leads him to face immense psychological barriers such as schizophrenia, fear and antisocialism, which accordingly breeds his hatred and hinders his transition to adapt to his new world. The high angle shot belittles him within his dark prison cell, and the panorama shot of the penitentiary evokes his immense suffering and the loss of his sense of identity. Additionally, the nondiegetic crescendo of adrenaline-inducing instrumentals creates a chaotic atmosphere which effectively exudes the inner agonies of a broken man who is left with nothing. In such ways, the initial stages of the film evince the protagonist’s unwillingness to accept his new world and conveys his refusal to seek companionship. Comparably to The story of Tom Brennan whereby the protagonist fails to adapt to his new paradigm due to immense social and emotional barriers, Norman Jewison’s biographical film The Hurricane demonstrates that coming in terms with inner fear and anxiety allows one to overcome the emotional barriers and enter into a new world that affords a greater self.
In the quote below Rand explains why she rejects religion outright, and she believes man himself deserves the attention: Just as religion has preempted the field of ethics, turning morality against man, so it has usurped the highest moral concepts of our language, placing them outside this earth and beyond man’s reach. “Exaltation” is usually taken to mean an emotional state evoked by contemplating the supernatural. “Worship” means the emotional experience of loyalty and dedication to something higher than man… But such concepts do name actual emotions, even though no supernatural dimension exists; and these emotions are experienced as uplifting or ennobling, without the self-abasement required by religious definitions.
Holden explores the concept of relationships through the similar attitudes displayed towards popular society and his repulsion of their values. Holden is seen throughout the novel to have difficulty accepting people due to their pretentious nature and expresses this through the constant use of the word “phony.” “…very phony, Ivy League voices, one of those very tried, snobby voices” this quote by Holden displays his criticism of middle to upper class America. Holden’s relationship with his own parents is one that he deems
However, as the film continues the altercations in the plot become progressively more dramatic and bring out the realization of the truth that dominates society. During the final conflict when Radio Rakhim is killed by NYPD and Sal’s pizzeria is destroyed, the unrealistic cinematography that was prevalent throughout the film disappears and the harsh reality of racial conflict settles into the viewer’s emotions. This brings out feelings of disgust and sadness because the final confrontation arises over a radio and a picture on the wall. The causes of racial based disputes throughout the film are caused by trivial issues like scuffed shoes, music and pictures on the wall. Spike Lee presents the roots of the various conflicts as minor and insignificant in order to parallel the issue of racism, which is fueled by culture, background and skin colour.
Journal 03: America Tony Hoagland’s poem “America” uses specific nouns and metaphors to tell readers that America is too obsessed with material objects and self-satisfaction. Hoagland uses these nouns and metaphors to hide truth from the naked eye, specific diction is also used in combination with these metaphors to expose corruption in American society. In the opening lines, Hoagland writes, “Then one of the students with blue hair and a tongue stud / Says that America is for him a maximum-security prison / Whose walls are made of Radio Shacks, Burger Kings, and MTV episodes.” Hoagland almost lists the details of American trends by mentioning hair color and piercings, and by describing businesses like Radio Shack which sell 70-inch flat screen televisions, which are completely unnecessary, and fast food restaurants like McDonald’s that give super-sized food portions. These allow readers to immediately see the ridiculous
In Counterparts, Farrington’s world is a world full of adversity no doubt. In a day, Farrington’s adversity stretches from Farrington’s monotonous job and arrogant boss to his ridiculous drinking habits. The adversity of the day converts to anger that Farrington brings home to his family. Therefore, Counterparts illustrates to me that adversity in Farrington’s life consumed him, shaping his identity negatively. Farrington’s most striking adversity and as it looks, the source of adversity
In other words, the anti-icon is someone we can “identify with and then despise” (Signs 722). Anti-icons are as not universally liked and appreciated as icons. Anti-icons are those who we would love to be but are afraid to admit it. They usually represent the qualities that appeal to the darker side of our society’s desires. Getting money for nothing, being above the law and unchecked partying are a few.
For starters, Antigone does not care about the law when she feels the law is wrong. Second, she has the impression that Creon is trying to play god and she makes it known when she tells him “Sorry who made this edict? Was it god? / Isn’t a man’s right to burial decreed / By divine justice? I don’t consider your / Pronouncements so important that they can / Just…overrule the unwritten laws of heaven.
Laws were created to limit and contain harm to others, and keep order throughout the country. The law against polygamy provides none of these; it is merely the choice of numerous people wanting to marry. The government does not decide who we are to marry, this would be considered a violation of our rights. Therefore why is it acceptable for the government to determine the number of people in a marriage? The law against polygamy is a law based on morals.