The Dust Bowl According to West (2011), the word Dust Bowl is generally understood as an area whose vegetation is lost and soil is eroded. He noted that Dust Bowl is majorly caused by drought or unsuitable farming practice. Hook (2009) on the other hand noted that the word matters much to the Americans than to any other group of the world. He noted that the Americans understand the concept Dust Bowl to mean the parts of the United States (i.e. Oklahoma, Kansas, the Northern Texas, and the New Mexico) which experienced severe soil erosion caused by the effect of windstorms in the 1930s.
Hell and torment at once, but at least you know where you stand. It is living with these guilty secrets that exacts the price” (Davies 19) These thoughts of guilt and dispair that Dunstable feels are because of the incidents that occurr between him and Mrs. Dempster. This guilt haunts him and takes over his feelings, so much that he thinks of dying and whether it would be easier than dealing with his guilt ridden self. The feeling of guilt that
Geraldine brooks admiring novel, ‘year of wonders’ explores the many traits of human behaviour invoked when these characters experience a traumatic death from the bubonic plague. The novel explores the pain and suffering that the characters experience however it also celebrates how the character forgive and forget the damages human nature has caused, by creating new opportunities and inspiring new beginnings. Firstly the novel shows the negative side of human natures actions. This is revealed threw the pain, cruelty and suffering that is brought along with the bubonic plague. Brooks shows us that the plague causes many to suffer not only physically however mentally and emotionally as well.
A tragic hero refers to the nature or character of a person. Their characteristics may include having a tragic flaw, falling from a great height in society, and most importantly meeting a death, which causes the reader to ache for this character. There are many ways in which John Proctor of The Crucible by Arthur Miller may be considered a tragic hero. Some of these ways include that he realized all his mistakes and confessed all his sins. Another characteristic that makes John Proctor a tragic hero is his tragic flaw and his final tragic death.
Crime can affect the way individuals perceive others generally creating bias and prejudice within a person’s frame of thought; hopefully we can make someone think a little differently. Social structure theories generally put forth that the disadvantaged economic class is a primary cause of crime. It states that neighborhoods which are “lower class” create forces of strain, disorganization, and frustration that lead to the action of crime, they have used these to put them into classes; social disorganization, strain theory and cultural deviance. Social disorganization theory suggests that slum dwellers violate the law because they live in areas where social control has broken down. The origin of social disorganization theory can be traced to the work of Shaw and McKay, who concluded that disorganized areas marked by divergent values and transitional populations produce criminality.
Evident in the transition of John Proctor as he is filled with guilt and remorse for his adulterous behaviour, ‘ I would rather cut of my hands than touch you (Abigail) again,’ yet it is through his condemnation and heroism in his death that he is finally able to forgive his sins symbolised by Elizabeth’s statement, ‘he have is goodness now’. Through the characterisation of John Proctor Miller encourages us to understand the social pressures that the minority face in order to bring justice, to a situation when controlled by a repressive
Lee also recollected testimonies from the victims like this one “It was absolutely horrific conditions” said survivor Fred Johnson on the interview to lee. “it was like being in the middle of a war and all you could do was stand there and feel helpless” (208 Lee). The victims’ stories like the one I just talked before makes the article even more effective, because he uses it to show how people were feeling during the disaster, and what people felt after it. He is using stories of real people to explain the effects that the tragedy caused in
Institutions can either benefit or harm individuals, depending on the response of the individual's to the necessary restrictions that institutions must place on society. Further, the operation of the institutions themselves will have an effect on the individuals that are stakeholders in that particular institution. Within Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird and Suzanne Collin's, Hunger Games the responder gains an insight into differing institutions, Lee examines a lifestyle plagued with prejudice creating an institutionalised world within Maycomb, in comparison Collin’s text explores a fictional world of Panem dominated by one dictatorial party, the Capitol. Both institutions have a tendency to limit individual freedoms and individuals respond
It is assumed that Victor has this disorder because whenever the weather is bad (i.e. a thunder storm) he is sad, upset and thinks his world is ending. Depression can come from past hardships, people tearing you down, grief, betrayal, failure, etc. Frankenstein goes through hardships and failure mostly. There is no way to avoid pain and the feeling of anguish at one time or another.