One example of bad criticism is from Infinity Book Reviews. Josh Barkman states, “ I really didn’t like the concept the author used for this series. He used the society’s (more specifically, the youth’s) desires to fit into their concept for ideal beauty, and created a world wherein turning “Pretty” was the ultimate achievement that can be attained in life. In this world, all of the “Uglies” undergo an operation when they come of age and turn into party-freak “Pretties” my feel is it down right degrading as a human being.” The reviewer shows he doesn’t like the way Westerfeld writes the novel by taking the concept of girl’s self-conscience and making a huge twist on it. Another bad critique of Uglies is from Imaginary Books.
He might have been peer pressured into doing some of the crazy things he got into. As a teenager it is so easy to get persuaded into doing things that are not correct. In the end it seemed liked he realized doing all the “cool” things was not worth all the hurt. This could also very well be considered the theme of the poem. Each line ended with “We”, never ending always continuing with the crazy things they did.
Instead, they played what “didn’t exist in the world around them” (113). As their values changed, they began to “reject the role of the entertainer, and held themselves above tastes of the public” (112). According to Leland, nonconformism can take two forms: the relinquishing of privileges and the reclamation of privileges. The relinquishing of privileges is when one waives the privileges in order to shed the responsibilities for its actions. A great example of this is the famous quote by Emerson, “Who so be a man must be a nonconformist…” because “to be great is to be misunderstood” (115).
The difference between the two is Victor did it more by choice and his desire for knowledge, whereas the creature is isolated by society due to his gruesome looks. Although the idea of isolation isn’t necessarily a romantic ideal, their ideas and desires as a result of their isolation exemplify romantic era thinking. For example, Victor explained that “Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through…. A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me” (Shelley 51). Romantics often viewed science as going to far which Shelly illustrates by the disastrous results of Victor’s creation, but Victor’s though process is a representation of the individual.
For example, social interaction in Victorian England was very formal and serious. However, Wilde viewed social interaction as amusing and at times ridiculous due to its emphasis on insignificant or untrue factors. Similarly, the tone of the passage appears to be serious due to the severity of Jack and Algernon’s elaborate lies, but this seriousness is actually being mocked by the author through Cecily and Gwendolyn’s reactions. In the first half of the passage, Gwendolyn and Cecily’s fears of being engaged to the same person are easily allayed by Jack and Algernon’s simple inquiry as to how such an idea entered their “pretty little head”. As previously stated, a very serious matter which Cecily and Gwendolyn had been fighting over is
He appears to be solely interested in women’s sexuality, shamelessly objectifying them. For instance, when Claudio asks whether the world could ‘buy such a jewel’ as Hero, Benedick replies ‘yea, and a case to put it into’. The objectification of Hero as something valuable and desirable (but with no human emotion) is taken further by Benedick; his play upon Claudio’s romantic metaphor is witty but deeply sexist, as he is calling Hero worthless. Whilst a modern audience might see this as derogatory, an Elizabethan audience would have potentially been indifferent; in that age, men were superior; they could be an eligible bachelor, but if they married they would look for a chaste and wealthy wife- talk of ‘buying’ Hero is in a sense quite literal as Claudio would be ‘buying’ into her wealth. On the other hand, Shakespeare hints that this is a façade.
I’ve been feeling awfully about it (Greene P50), modifies the situation completely. Considering the fact that Pyle has only his feeling in his mind, it can be said that this incident illustrates Pyle’s omission of understanding about other people’s feelings. As Fowler narrates, Pyle is incapable of conceiving the pain he might cause others. Since Fowler had jealousy towards Pyle about his youth, which made him grasp the possibility that Phuong might prefer Pyle, Pyle’s words worked out to create a crack in his heart. Pyle believes in York Harding’s theory of the “Third Force,” and adopt it as his visions in politics.
An example of this is when Mr Birling says ‘lower costs and higher income’. This portrays him as someone who values his social status and family comfort more than the well-being of others. A important contrast in the novel is that the different generations had different opinions and by this I mean that Mr Birling tries to shift the blame off of himself and takes no responsibilities for his actions whereas Eric and Sheila think it is terrible that their actions had caused a young pregnant women to kill herself, even after they find out the whole thing was a hoax. It is expected that Gerald is a bit older and more realistic than Sheila and by that I mean that he is aware that what their businesses do is morally wrong sometimes but as long as they make a lot of money he doesn’t care. Mrs Birling is in many ways also portrayed as a person who segregates others due to their social background.
The film takes sometimes passive but obviouse stabs at these ideas; in "Rex", Oedipus escaped his origins to avoid prophetic doom and quite literally becomes sexually obsessed with his mother (unbenknownst at the time)- while the comparisons are valid, they differentiate in romantic obsession. While "Rex" is far more literal, "Wrecks" harbors on simular situations dealt under a modern man who has well evolved past the revelations of the likes of Locke and Hobbes. Unlike the clairevoyant beliefs of Ancient Greece, man is not morale and just but a debacle and generally evil. These lawsare represented by the actors ill intensions towards eachother and the schematics incorporated in theier involvment. Sheldon and co. are poster children for Hobbe's "anti morality" campaign: fraudulent "soothsayers" for self profit, an indifferent and hostile at times
While certain satires are appealing in their obvious disgust of humanity, other works are not so blatant in their mockery, presenting more realistic situations. One of the most famous satirists of the 20th century, Aldous Huxley employed such tactics in Brave New World and Ape and Essence, not to mention other famous novels and essays. In Brave New World, Huxley shows how appalling it would be to remain ignorant in happiness, and lack the potential to develop as a frail, error-prone being. The greatest satirical aspect of this book is that the human race, while trying to better itself and gain knowledge, ends up becoming its own adversary and enemy. Because of this