Although, some sources such as, (Tripod) think that Scratchy Wilson’s character describes that Crane intended for the theme to be viewed from one man’s troubles with the transition of being a simple man to a complicated civilized man, but like (eNotes), I believe that Crane meant for Scratchy Wilson and Jack Potter to show how difficult a huge change can be for a man during the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the new west. However, behind Crane’s meaning was that the transition was complicated for Wilson and Potter who lived straightforward western culture lives and with the intricate changes happening around them forced them to behave naive. Crane had the sheriff of the town, who had always put the town’s needs before his own get married because it showed that he didn’t have to be obligated to the town anymore. He felt he needed to go out east for his bride because it was a time for him to break his ties within the town and his old ways. So by bringing his bride back to Yellow Sky without the town knowing was difficult for Jack, “he felt that he committed an extraordinary crime” (Crane 18).
Analysis of Sherman Alexie's novel. Centers on character of John Smith, a man caught between two worlds: the Indian and the White and not at home in either world. Issue of John's intolerance; his suffering, alientation and violence. Negative impact of intolerance of white society and co-workers. Author's message.
Disconnection from the conformity and systemization of society drives some transcendental-like individuals to figurative, and sometimes literal, periphery. This ideology values spirit and intuitiveness above empirical elements; it measures a human’s goodness by personal experiences with the goodness of nature. In the film Into the Wild, the protagonist, Christopher McCandless, probes for true meaning in and of his existence within the works of one of his favorite authors, Henry David Thoreau, who was the central figure of transcendentalism. Chris manifests similar philosophical ideas, like those of Thoreau, and chooses to withdraw from civilization in order to lead a contented life of self-reliance. Sickened by the conservatism, materialistic context, and hypocrisy of humanity, he embarks on a nomadic journey across the country to acquire an honest home, a new identity, and happiness.
Aristotle once said, “A man does not become a tragic hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.” A tragic hero is defined as a character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his or her own destruction. Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer, tells the story of Chris McCandless’s unsuccessful journey into the Alaskan wilderness for hopes of experiencing a transcendental lifestyle. Krakauer interviewed many of the people McCandless had crossed paths with during his journey, and embedded different viewpoints of McCandless throughout the chapters. While there are many different views of McCandless, whether he is a tragic hero is the most popular. Despite the fact readers may view McCandless as having possessed many characteristics of a tragic hero, such as his fate being greater than he deserved, ability to learn from mistakes, and representation of Transcendentalism, his journey proved them all wrong.
Perhaps not a whole chapter but a reasonable paragraph, at any rate.” (Achebe 208-209). The commissioner intends to write a book documenting the Ibo culture. He is unaware, and likely uninterested in knowing the full story of Okonkwo’s life. “one must be firm in cutting out the details.” (Achebe 209) Okonkwo had just realized that his tribe was doomed because of their weakness. He decided to take his own life as a result of a lifelong struggle to help his clan by being a strong and hardworking man, in an attempt to distance himself from his weak and unsuccessful father’s reputation.
Class: English 24 Date: November 3rd, 2014 Book used: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley Formal Essay #2 3rd Draft In Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, He shows contempt for the human emotion of love. He illustrates the loss of principle when established standards are replaced by amoral criteria. He criticizes the practical applications of Utopia in actual society.The people that make up his imaginary society have no conception of love or any other passion and actually scorn the idea. Huxley believes that along with passion comes emotional instability; in this form he has a drug called soma. A Utopia, or a perfect world, gone awry is displayed in Aldous Huxley’s provocative novel Brave New World.This Utopian state cannot afford any kind of instability and therefore cannot afford love.
Anselm’s argument is the first ontological argument for God’s existence established in history; the a priori (logical) argument. The argument states that everything is greater in reality rather than dwelling in the mind. God is the “greatest being conceivable being” and takes form even in atheists, since God is greater than everything else, He must therefore exist in both reality and the mind. Gaunilo criticised this argument constructively by pointing out that if one imagines the perfect island, with this logic must it exist in reality? However, since Anselm then brought in a second argument to counter this criticism, Gaunilo couldn’t have succeeded in destroying Anselm’s argument without then faulting that one (of which he didn’t).
However Kant challenged Descartes argument, he said that an idea of something does not make that something exist. Kant used the example of a unicorn to help demonstrate his point: we may have an idea of exactly what a unicorn is in our head; however this idea does not cause the unicorn to exist in reality. Kant then concludes that existence is something additional to the mere idea of a thing and then criticises the ontological argument by stating that existence is not a predicate of God. Kant also criticised the ontological argument in the form of drawing a distinction between analytic and synthetic statements – he said that analytic statements tell us something factual and true whereas synthetic statements tell us something about what exists in reality, and can also be untrue. Kant then argued that God’s existence in the ontological argument is based on a synthetic statements (‘God is that which than greater cannot be imagined’ and ‘existing is greater than not existing’) therefore more evidence and proof is required in addition to the ontological argument in order to verify the existence of God.
Plato’s concept of the soul is incoherent. Whether we have a soul and what it is has been debated by philosophers for centuries. The existence of the soul is important as it could help explain what happens after we die. Plato was a dualist and believed the soul could exist without a body, however the four arguments he presents to prove his theory are flawed, proving his idea of the soul incoherent. I will argue that Aristotle’s materialist approach to the body-soul distinction is a more coherent explanation on the soul, Descartes may have attacked Aristotle’s assertion, based on his argument from doubt- if the soul is simply a component of the body, then it’s existence can be doubted, rendering it effectively corporeal, and therefore not the metaphysical entity which Descartes believed it to be.
Pegeen found her man, made him, won him in the teeth of opposition from her own sex, and then lost him. Pegeen’s loss at the end is absolute and beyond comfort, because she has lost his body too; while the complacent Shawn sees the obstacle to his marriage with her removed. A distorted tragedy According to the critic, The Playboy has a very special place in the history of tragedy. This critic regards it as a deliberately distorted tragedy, all the joints wrenched out of place by a comic vision that Synge imposed upon it. This play contains in itself a number of the formal qualities of traditional tragedy.