Captain Delano’s ignorance and social conditioning have made him resistant to accepting a revolt has unfolded on the San Dominick. Delano is significantly more affected by his preconceived notions about social order and his ignorance than the lawyer in “Bartleby the Scrivener”. Much like the lawyer, whose series of events with Bartleby have been characterized as issues with charity, Delano falls under the same “mind trap” that he must help the tattered sailors. However, the lawyer does not seem as ignorant as Delano. The lawyer’s problem stems from the fact that he doesn’t know how to deal with and eventually get rid of Bartleby.
One of the main points about Caliban that influences the audience is about Caliban’s appearance, he has often been described as less than human and more of a monster, as a character a lot of his appearance influences how you may think about him, some examples of quotes from the text are “a thing most brutish” or “Not honoured with a human shape:- Here Prospero’s point of view is expressed and the audience is made aware that in Prospero’s eyes Caliban is not that important and a completely different person that doesn’t need to be respected, he treats him badly and insults him so you may think that Prospero needs to treat Caliban better, and not just go on his looks or on the other hand you may think that prospero’s point of view is right and that if he looks hideous he must have a hideous personality aswell. The second point which I would like to make is about Caliban’s status shown in “the tempest” which may also affect the way about how you think about Caliban. In the tempest he is shown as a slave which is of a low status so you may not really respect him as much than you would if he were rich and of a higher status. For example in the story he is pointed out as a slave quite a few times, the quote from the text is “a poisonous salve” or “a lying salve”. Here the audience is getting shown that Caliban doesn’t really need to be respected or that you shouldn’t even trust him because he is a slave of a low status.
Camus´ in “The Outsider” actually reverses these roles, to Mersault, the sun symbolizes threat and oppression, it is literally described as "inhuman and oppressive.” making nighttime as a period of comfort to Mersault. This allegory is employed within “The Outsider” to emphasize how Mersault simply does not fit into the social speculations and norms. Camus´ uses this to establish the point that Mersault views the world differently to the rest of the people. Uniquely, Camus' usage of the sun opposes its warmth and beauty in The Stranger. The sun is a symbol for feelings and emotions, which Monsieur Meursault cannot deal with.
Tom’s inner struggle was with himself and his past, “There is no God, I know that but there are devils” (pg. 150). The words mentioned by Tom, “There is no God” evokes the feeling of no hope and are intentionally used to create a melancholy feeling, due to Tom’s unfaithfulness, not just of a higher power, but also himself. As an idiom the word “Devils” will always have a negative connotation; evil, darkness and sin. This is deliberately used to illustrate the way in which Tom perceives himself due to the guilt from his past in Vietnam.
Rhetoric in The Stranger Throughout The Stranger, Camus uses existentialist theory and absurdist rhetoric to further the story of the main character, Meursault, who is socially detached and emotionally distant. Through the lack of evincive language, such as references to emotions or general empathy, Camus creates a character that seems to be above the bourgeois feelings of emotion. Camus attempts to inspire sympathy for a character who, throughout the story, feels none himself. A self-professed absurdist, Camus hated being labeled as an existentialist due to the fundamental differences of the two beliefs. Existentialism is a philosophical theory that states that each individual has absolute freedom of choice and each has the responsibility to regulate one’s own actions.
Assignment 1 From studying the novel “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger I discovered that Holden Caulfield, the main character in the novel is merely a confused adolescent filled with bitterness and resentment. His attitude towards others around him holds him back in life. He is a self-confessed compulsive liar and makes quick decisions without realising the consequences of his actions. The novel is narrated by him in the most colloquial of styles and it is obvious that his view on things could be an exaggerated truth in reality.
H.G. Wells reveals the shortcomings of England’s ethos through the Time Traveller’s character. His selfishness, lack of morality, sexism and classism is displayed through his attitude toward Weena and his partisanship toward the Eloi. His desire to bring Weena back to his time is a reflection of a prevalent attitude in white culture that does not respect ones surroundings but sees them merely as a resource. The Time Traveller does not see Weena as a fellow living being, he sees her as research material.
This stands apart from the other two main sociological perspectives: symbolic interactionalism, which focuses on how people act according to their interpretations of the meaning of their world, and conflict theory, which focuses on the negative, conflicted, ever-changing nature of society. Functionalism has received criticism for neglecting the negative functions of an event, such as divorce. Critics also claim that the perspective justifies the status quo and complacency on the part of society's members. Functionalism does not encourage people to take an active role in changing their social environment, even when
This can be measured in their political side of each life, and also the treatment of and love for Phuong. Through these three aspects of the character, the audience can see how very different Fowler and Pyle are. Pyle and Fowler differ in their beliefs and the way they impact themselves and their beliefs on society. Fowler is quite introverted, keeping his secrets to himself and having no opinions as we can see his job is not a correspondent, but a “reporter, because (he) reports what he sees.” This leaves him with no impact on society due to his reluctance to do anything that would force him to have an opinion, because in his eyes “an opinion is a kind of action”. On the contrary, we see Pyle who is quite a ‘loud’ American with his ideas, but his character in general is quiet.
Existentialism is the belief that "the universe" doesn't care if man is here or not. Weather it be one man or man kind itself. There are several different factors when it comes to existentialism. Even though Meursault has bad luck, The Stranger is an example of existentialism because Meursault is indifferent and Meursault is at the mercy of the universe. Existentialism is all about responsibility.