“The Kite Runner is constructed by Hosseini to present Amir as a weak character who needs to redeem himself.” It is true to say that the intent Hosseini; the author of the novel “The Kite Runner” presents to us is a story of a young boy who grew to be a man haunted by his weak character and need for forgiveness. Amir’s actions of not defending Hassan, when after the kite tournament he went looking for him and saw that he had been confronted and raped by Assef and his two friends in an alley, would torment him all his life. His guilt further intensifies knowing that Hassan would even die for him. Unable to face what he had done, in an attempt to rid of Hassan, Amir for the second time betrays and frames Hassan of theft. This guilt Amir took with him even when he and his father
CONFLICT WITH THE SELF The Crucible also explores the conflict that can arise in the hearts and minds of individuals, the personal crisis of conscience which can be exacerbated by guilt or self doubt. John Proctor exemplifies the way in which private guilt or a personal crisis relates to the wider public conflict. The relationship with A. Williams has revealed weakness, as well as poor judgement and he hates himself for it. As his wife says: ‘The magistrate sits in your heart that judges you’. Consequently, he has come to regard himself as ‘a kind of fraud’ not the man that Salem assumes him to be.
Page 386 (7 and 8) 7 As Thoreau discusses his essay on civil disobedience, he discusses several political ideas such as that the government is not really needed in a person's life and that it can change a person. Many people might think that he might be a patriot with his ideas or as traitor. I might self saw Thoreau neither as a patriot or a traitor, because a patriot is a a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors and a traitor is a a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. I would say that Thoreau was more in the middle of this spectrum. He neither loved the government nor betray it.
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.
Lastly, the fathers expectations of two characters does not align with the mothers, yet in one piece of literature the mother expected exactly what the father wished. The feeling of not conforming to societal and parental expectations and not being appreciated condemns youth into believing they are worthless and negatively affects their outlook on life. “Brother Dear” and “A Cap for Steve” both deal with the raw issue of parents not accepting children’s ambitions in life. The two main characters have different goals yet both goals resembled the life that they wish to live at that time. Greg, from the short story “Brother Dear,” does not desire to attend university and become a man of business yet that is all his father wants for him.
Crime and Punishment written by Dostoyevsky portrays the moral dilemmas and mental torment of Raskolnikov, who is an ex-student in St. Petersburg. He comes from a family of a dependent mother and marriage-like sister whose responsibilities and duties as the only son and brother come upon Raskolnikov. Raskolnikov has some very ordinary human qualities such as he’s intelligent, compassionate and caring. However he can’t be assumed ordinary because he has a notion of nihilism in his mind, he suffers from the “Napoleon dilemma”. He considers himself “superman”, above the human race, beyond the society he lives in.
Michel Foucault believed that power was omnipresent at every level of the social body; to him, power itself is not a thing but a relationship between characters, family members or even the state. ‘Power is not possessed; it is exercised. And where there is power, there is always resistance ’, for Michel Foucault the exercise of power coerces resistance and contrariwise. An exploration of power and resistance within The Handmaids Tale, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Sylvia Plath’s selected poetry, exposes how Foucault’s quotation is vindicated by the oppressed – the characters and Plath - who seek to transgress limitations imposed upon them by their oppressors. Margret Atwood, Ken Kesey and Sylvia Plath each explore the convolute relationship between power and resistance.
Although his father was looked upon as a failure in society, in the eyes of the tribe, and by his own son, he contained something that Okonkwo never had: humility and happiness in the smallest things. He thought that those were the reasons that made his father a failure. His son, Nwoye, was more like Okonkwo’s father and this leads them to drift off in different directions. Okonkwo had grown up to reject anything that resembled his father, humility or happiness, and this leads him to live his life dominated by fear. Okonkwo's tragic flaw is that he fears looking weak and letting emotions get the best of him is what lead him to his ultimate downfall.
He lives in a society where men rule, and it is hard for him to show love or affection towards his family. In this book Okonkwo’s character shows intolerance towards his father’s image, feminism, and the changes in his community. Okonkwo shows intolerance towards his father who was looked at as being weak. Unoka unlike Okonkwo, had no job and no money. He instead spent his time trying to bum money off other people in the village, well aware he would not be able to repay them.
When there is no divine power present, the masses can’t help but forge the supreme beings examples of such may be the works, states, even dictatorships. In a case of such the direction is pointed at the religion of the “mass man” the present nations who sustain this sort of belief Syria, Cuba, and North Korea, nations who disperse of g-d and take on man as the supreme leader of the country (dictatorship) or make the leader g-d himself, demi-god to be more rational. Fanaticism, another aspect which tears man away from himself and makes mass-minded patriotic individual, a plain simple social unit with a filled excessiveness of belief, a single minded zeal. Religion is not a bad thing, regardless the different traditions and natures of all creeds and social groups. The directions religions points at aren’t all entirely spiritual, simply shown in equality matters of prosperity and freedoms for masses and states, the supportive state policies.