None of the citizens in The Giver's community have ever experienced color, which surpresses their creativity at the root. Without something as simple as color affecting people's decisions, diversity, and creativity, life is dull before it even has the chance to become exciting. With Jonas and The Giver being the exceptions in the colorblind community, they are the only ones who realize what the entire society is missing. Jonas expresses his grief on the topic in the following quote: "Well ... "Jonas had to stop and think it through. "If everything's the same, then there aren't any choices!
In the novel The Stranger in 1946, Albert Camus in place of an ordinary man describes the world of an absurdist. That life is meaningless, and that happiness would come only when we know how to accept it. The myth of Sisyphus and the beliefs of Meursault, the main character and also the narrator, have some similarities. In the punishment, there is no meaning for Sisyphus to roll the boulder up the hill, because it would only roll all the way down whereas there is no meaning in life. But people keep repeating the daily basis everyday, trying to live the best out of it and it doesn’t matter.
But now after doing research on this subject I've come to the conclusion that the area is grey, there is no right or wrong answer, there is still not one scientist with a definite answer. For example, the philosopher John Locke believed that everyone was born a tabula rasa or blank slate. He wrote essays explaining his view on how everyone was a slate that life left little scratches on from each human experience. There have been many who oppose this view though, such as Plato and Descartes. Both of these men believe, that to a certain extent, people have many innate traits.
They don’t care about what people think of them. When you hate yourself, whatever people say it doesn’t make sense. ‘Why do they like me? Why do they care about me?’ Because you don’t care about yourself at all.” Whether Edwards realized it or not, he never tried to hide his depression from the public as shown in the above statement, often using his music to express himself. Culture, alienation, boredom, and despair were themes that remained constant in Edward’s music; although one could argue that his lyrics were the subtle signs.
Mersault’s view of the world is a purely physical one and sees no reasoning to the nature of the universe. The most noticeable characteristic of Meursault’s way of life is his complete indifference to the people and things around him. The reader sees that Meursault has no true reaction both externally and internally to the many key points in the story. The readers are introduced to this part of Meursault’s character within the first line of the story. Meursault discusses the death of his mom in a very factual manner and sets tone for the rest of Meursault’s reactions to the other events that occur.
Men on the other hand had the freedom to freely express themselves by way of literature, which is seen in the works of various authors of this time period. The lack of women authors during this time period leads us to believe that women, for the most part, were limited to domestic duties that were to keep the household running smoothly. Anne Bradstreet on the other hand defied the average norms of a woman’s role in colonial America and voiced her mind by way of literature. In the early Virginian colony, Captain John Smith boasted, “He, who does not work, will not eat.” This shows that there was absolutely no room for slackers, and both men as well as women had to do their part to keep the society running as smooth as possible. The work required to sustain a family in the rather bleak environmental situations of the early colonies was demanding for all.
The writer can have one intended theme to the story only to have it coopted, misunderstood or ignored by the reader. A perfect example is the Lord of The Rings books by J.R.R. Tolkien. The author never said the story was an allegory for World War II, nor did he ever claim it to be a commentary on race, class or any other issue. Yet to read the interpretation of his work it was inspired by the events of both World War I and the failure of the West to take action against the rise of Hitler before World War II.
It is a well known fact amongst them and others that neither they, nor any other person can provide a completely accurate and unbiased document stating past history. To try to achieve this, historians use creative writing, artifacts such as paintings and sculptures, letters,
In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a lack of information about the past before the totalitarianism government and how such a corrupt society was created. Though Winston remembers things such as Oceania changing enemies between Eurasia and Eastasia, he does not seem to remember a life before Big Brother, The Party and the Telescreen. Because everyone has been bombarded so much with the lie that Big Brother had always been in power and life had always been like this, it is hard for anyone, including Winston to believe otherwise. We are never really told how this society came about, which makes it even scarier for the reader. The fact that this regime came about so quickly,
COLORFUL，COLORED AND COLORLESS WORDS By Paul Roberts The writer builds with words, and no builder uses a raw material more slippery and elusive and treacherous. A writer's work is a constant struggle to get the right word in the right place, to find that particular word that will convey his meaning exactly, that will persuade the reader or soothe him or startle or amuse him. He never succeeds altogether-sometimes he feels that he scarcely succeeds at all-but such successes as he has are what make the thing worth doing.' There is no book of rules for this game. One progresses through everlasting experiment on the basis of ever-widening experience.