Ingeniously, the journey that the reader experiences begins and ends at the same spot - Miller's acceptance of the world. In the first part Orwell focuses on a curiosity of Miller's book. He tries to uncover whether a publication that refuses to take a political stand in a world moving rapidly towards World War II, can actually be a “good” book. After comparing it with several other authors with similar style (e.g. Whitman, Joyce), Orwell finds its main quality in the way it focuses on an ordinary human being.
I wished to come here and say that I am a man who does not exist for others.” Roark is content with his individualistic approach, and while he forms connections with certain individuals throughout the novel, their ultimate rejection of him does little to affect his ambition and belief. An elevation of the individualistic rationalist, as opposed to the co-dependent “second-hander”, is articulated in the novel through the juxtaposition
He also keeps a relationship between the American and the readers but at the same time he is very objective. He also seems as if he is far away in the limelight and not affecting the relationship in any way between the reader and the young American. With moderation the characters shared their views. Mr. Hemmingway imposed what is called Stylistic restraint on the narratives. The most important subject of the story is that one must be brave in this life as well as at the point of dying.
This is shown when he admits early in the story that he does not judge Gatsby because Gatsby had an "extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness". This made Nick more loyal to Gatsby than other characters in the book. Nick overlooks the wrongness of Gatsby's bootlegging, his known associations with speakeasies, and with the character Meyer Wolfsheim, a man rumored to have fixed the World Series in 1919. Yet he is disapproving of Jordan Baker for cheating in a golf game. He also says that he is prepared to forgive this sort of behavior in a woman, "It made no difference to me.
Anti-archetypal Godot: A lifetime defense of humanity against his loneliness By: Mojtaba Omraan January 2009 "I've learned to make a god with my dreams…" Hossein Panahi, Iranian poet and actor Human being is by nature never beatable by the Muses; for, originally the Muses are derived from man’s imagination. Although without lots of their credits once they belonged, the Muses are still ever-present in their own world. They exist there because man wants them to; and they keep imposing sufferings on us because there must be a reason, whether real or unreal, for our own current sufferings. If Hardy’s Hap is the case, let it not by the way; humanity must survive. In this paper, after having a glance on the formation of Myths, Muses, and archetypes, and then introducing Jungian Archetypal approach in psychology as well as literary criticism, we will try to identify Samuel Beckett’s Godot with its help.
For example, in his story of “Anelida and Arcite” he ends the story with: “Then ende I thus, sith I may do no more. I yeve hit up for now and evermore, For I shal never eft putten in balaunce…” (Chaucer, lines 342-344). It lets his reader know immediately what it is that he wanted him or her to realize from reading his story. It is not a moral in the sense that it is telling someone what he or she should do but it is a moral in the sense that, it is what the reader has learned from reading the tale. Chaucer wrote this story in the 14th century, now fast forwarding to the 20th century, we have Elizabeth Bishop and Sylvia Plath, who not only write in modern English instead of Old English but now they have adopted a more modern way of presenting their aphoristic statements, which may not be closed off like Chaucer who will mark the prelude to his statements with “Conclusion, thus end I thus.” Now it is somewhat harder
The title of this chapter combines a practical topic of residence (“Where I Lived”) with what is probably the deepest philosophical topic of all, the meaning of life (“What I Lived For”). Thoreau thus reminds us again that he is neither practical do-it-yourself aficionado nor erudite philosopher, but a mixture of both at once, attending to matters of everyday existence and to questions of final meaning and purpose. This chapter pulls away from the bookkeeping lists and details about expenditures on nails and door hinges, and opens up onto the more transcendent vista of how it all matters, containing less how-to advice and much more philosophical meditation and grandiose universalizing assertion. It is here that we see the full influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson on Thoreau’s project. Emersonian self-reliance is not just a matter of supporting oneself financially (as many people believe) but a much loftier doctrine about the active role that every soul plays in its experience of reality.
Existence vs. Essence First said by Jean-Paul Sartre, the phrase “existence precedes essence” has become a classic, even defining, formulation of the heart of existentialist philosophy. This is an idea which turns traditional metaphysics on its head. Why? That’s because throughout Western philosophy, it was always assumed that the “essence” or “nature” of something is more fundamental and eternal than its mere “existence.” Therefore, if you want to understand a thing, what you must do is learn more about its “essence.” Sartre does not apply this principle universally, but only to humanity.
To start with, Woolf’s main contention with modern fiction is that it is “materialistic”, that modern writers “are concerned not with the spirit but with the body that they have disappointed us” (2150). What this means is slightly ambiguous, but Woolf maintains that they do not address anything important about the human condition, they dwell merely in the surface of things, talking about the complacent life
Brianna Hohmann Mr. Willsey AP Lang 12 February 2012 FOA Reflection By choosing to do my FOA on The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost, I was able to not just work on the ability to uncover an actual meaning hidden underneath the words of the poem, but on how to link it back to actual learning outcomes that help relate to the audience. I learned how his poem could have in fact been a reflection of an important time in his life, such as the decision to move to America and pursue his career there or remain abroad. Frost decides to take “the road not taken” which implies to the reader that he accepted the challenge unlike many in society who prefer to take the easy path. I also learned how to value pieces of writing more. Typically, I would go through and just read a piece of writing without taking the time to really look into the meaning/purpose and message.