Sacrificing innocent for population control is, in my opinion, just wrong in itself. Germ warfare and famine target humanity at large. It confuses all morality for power. A perfect example of this was the Gulf War. I feel it is definitely wrong to fire on you own land, especially when it distracts large populations from hard work, economic development, and the demands of spiritual growth and self-mastery.
However, the fact that the adult society sees through his façade reinforces Holden's alienation from his society. In effect, Holden retaliates by rejecting adulthood and continues to criticize its flaws as he indulges in them. He passes judgment quickly on those that he feels are corrupt and calls them "phony." This only further worsens Holden's situation and even further detaches him from society and help. But how did such a vicious cycle of self-destruction start?
It is a horrible journey, and one that seems to have no end. Complete uncertainty surrounds him at all times and is overwhelming, a feeling that everyone can relate to. Take for example when Kumalo is searching for his son Absalom and each time he thinks he's getting close to finding him, he is led in another direction. Kumalo is “beating himself up” so to speak with the fear of the unknown. He makes the anticipation of bad news worse than the bad news itself.
It is as much of an ignorant comment as an untrue one, which becomes increasingly evident as the film progresses. The Japanese Army targets the most vulnerable, a ship containing women and children. It is a cowardly attack yet it strikes loudly to the men back at home who belittled the Japanese’s ability to fight in the War. Conflict of any scale is usually caused by an individual’s blindness, lack of knowledge or lack of understanding towards a situation or individual. As evident in “Paradise roads”, such ignorance can have dramatic negative effects.
This action leads to him being considered a tragic hero. Creon’s human flaw of arrogance causes him to ignore reasoning and advice and listen only to his own thoughts. He states, "My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city". He is afraid to go back on his word because it will hurt his pride and he is afraid that it will cause him to lose power with his subjects. This action causes him to lose everyone that he loves.
He uses the symbol of the telescreen to establish the theme of movements and actions, therefore reiterating the idea that Oceania is a totalitarian state. `` It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself- anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide``(page65). The constant censorship of a citizen`s life stops them from thinking or acting against the party, thus meaning that they live constantly in fear of being both physically and psychologically hurt.
Mr. Marsden also threatened and assaulted Rob Jr. by telling him "If you leave, you will be thrown into the eternal fires of Hell, and you will not be allowed back." The statement made by Mr. Marsden can show attempted assault and battery, there is also the possibility of charging, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress on a fifteen-year old child. Furthermore, Mr. Marsden caused emotional distress on Rob Sr. and Bunny. The church held Rob Jr., against his parents will, and Rob Jr. is still a minor under state laws. Because of the state of mind of Rob Jr., he did not know whom to believe, he was torn between the wraths of hell and his parents.
In today’s society conformity and deliberation have taken over the lives of many as the concept of individuality goes astray. Throughout Soren Kierkegaard’s text, The Present Age: On the Death of Rebellion, he explains his thoughts on his beliefs that this age has lost a sense of inwardness and has become more and more ambiguous with the self. In addition to this, he also stresses the dangers that are associated with these loses. Furthermore, he argues that “the most dangerous, if also the most respectable of all diseases” is “to admire in public what is considered unimportant in private – since everything is made into a joke” (Kierkegaard 9). In this essay I am in agreement with Kierkegaard that in the present age, we as a society lose character in the process of reflecting upon what we are ought to, and expected to do.
A hand that is only kept steady by his pleasure and if he should remove his hand, it would be the end for the entire congregation. This imagery describes how the congregation was not living virtuous lives and how God’s wrath was building up as time passed. This incited a sense of fear of damnation in the congregation as they realized how much danger they were in and pushed them to become more devoted. The second example of imagery is found in paragraph nine. Jonathan compares God’s wrath to a taunt bow, ready to fire at any moment.
Ethnocentrism is judging another culture or religion by the beliefs, and values of their own religion. Ethnocentrism is considered a natural human habit, and it has developed a generally negative connotation. Ethnocentrism can be detrimental to a society in many ways. First, it can make someone judge another person because they are not the same religion, and they will automatically feel hate towards the other person. Second, we will probably think wrong of that person and decide not to get to know them since we already decided to judge them before we actually met them.