Brutality is the actions of people who have the power of being cruel to others. This is thoroughly expressed in depth across the novel of ‘Briar Rose’ however; hope is also showed in the novel where people find hope either in themselves or through power of human spirit. The second dual chapter of the novel called ‘castle’ was told by Josef. The holocaust is an example of brutality as Josef re-tells his experiences in the holocaust. Yolen helps the reader understand that ‘Briar Rose’ is both about brutality and hope through the use of her distinctive prose fiction techniques and a variety of themes and techniques.
These stereotypes are what some people class teens into automatically without getting to know them and seeing what their capabilities are. This is very dangerous as if stereotypes are give then the person could see it as an excuse for his or her behavior. In reality a person could just be going through a hard time but in the eyes of others they are showing the characteristics of a particular stereotype. In the media today teens are portrayed in a negative manner for example in a lot of soaps like “Home & Away” there is a bad boy theme at times. This is shown through the introduction of the River Boys gang.
It is something to get their angry out on each other showing how they are not listening to one another, and not getting anywhere as the rioters felt unfairness and empowered by the police. The majority of people involved in the riots were young people. Young people are their behaviours all their own fault? This makes the media question if parents are to blame for the bad behaviour of their children not teaching them right from wrong. This seems to say that what these people were doing in the riots were right.
Through the opening scene of Cosi (1992), written by Louis Nowra, the audience is invited to enter into the world of the mentally ill where Nowra shares an important idea that he desires advise the audience of. He introduces the idea that society’s stereotype of the mentally ill is questionable; this engages the audience and convinces us to rethink our attitudes. He explores this thought in the opening scene with the use of the gloomy setting, the symbolism of the chink of daylight and the characterisation of Nick and Lucy. Nowra suggests that with a slither of hope great things can happen, even in a depressing atmosphere. Through his use of the damaged theatre Nowra provides the audience with the suggestion that failure is inevitable, living up to the stereotype that the mentally ill are not capable of many things.
Mitri Atallah Horton 4th period IB English Huck Finn Essay Final Draft In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, honesty and deceit play a crucial role in comprehending the plot and interpreting the essential events and their deeper meanings. There are a plethora of lies told throughout the entire novel. For Huck and Jim deceitfulness was necessary for survival. On the other hand, honesty is rarely told by the many characters in the story. The significance of honesty and deceit is evident in the novel and Twain excoriates human nature by showing that society requires honesty and deceit.
The inherent complexities prevalent in an institution are seen in its ability to consume an individual’s persona and filter it in order to meet societal expectations. Susan Collins uses Katniss, the titular character of the film, as an instrument to represent the identity-altering aspects of the institution. And more deeply, how an individual can sometimes be forced upon the institution in order to alleviate the suffering they experience at the hands of society. Similar to Chief Bromden in his reliance upon the fog to free himself from Nurse Ratched’s regime, the young Katniss reluctantly embraces the institution as a means to detach herself from the overbearing facets of her society. When taking part in the interviews before the hunger games, Katniss battles with maintaining her identity whilst struggling to control an appealing façade, to keep a healthy relationship with the institution in order for her success in the Games.
Hate Breeds Hate Universally Mathieu Kassovitz, director of the film La Haine, portrayed historically realistic issues of socio-political struggles by a group of youth under a system of power that lacked ethics for treating delinquencies and lacked the education needed to control the needs of the community. The real geographical shots of the projects in France were representative of locations that could take place anywhere around the world that struggle with similar issues of injustice. Specifically, the diagram Kassovitz portrayed was mainly about the real issues which took place within the French projects where youth were repressed by authorities, but it was also a representation of the atmosphere of a “banlieue” which could exist in
Penrod further explains that the most troublesome concern is the effects that excluding intellects has on them. It is clear that society shuns intellectual individuals causing anguish within their lives creating a dumbing down culture, and this has devastating effects in the future progress; however, I believe the current youth value education and see it as an outline for their future. This trend will always be occurring and the factors contributing to this are unlimited and will never cease to stop growing. Stereotypes are general beliefs about a group of people. Stereotypes lead to social stigmas of “in groups” and “out groups”.
In some cases, such as “The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky,” the situation evokes humor; however, in others, such as “The Red Convertible,” the conflict is one of life and death. Both our personal experiences and our reading of works by such writers as Claude McKay, Richard Rodriguez, Frank Chin, and John Hope Franklin, demonstrate that finding our place as individuals in a complex society such as ours is always a struggle. And in a democratic society such as ours, we are granted the privilege and obliged with the responsibility to articulate and to defend our positions, our choices,
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?