In the novel, Fahrenheit 451, Captain Beatty and Professor Faber both have lengthy conversations with Montag, which illustrate their different views on and contribute to the primary theme, knowledge versus ignorance. As it is learned quickly after Beatty and Faber are introduced, they are two very different people, and their discussions with Montag represent that in their differing views on multiple issues in their twisted society. Despite their many differences, it is found out that both have a rich history with literature and have a wide variety of knowledge on the subject. However, their main difference is that while Faber uses his knowledge to teach others, Beatty uses it to keep his power and to scare others from learning too much. It is these differences that lead to their thoughts on what people really need in their life.
Through the minds of Palahniuk and Stevenson a common ground is reached in the two books Fight Club and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; both the narrator and Dr. Jekyll create their own misfortune in trying to fix the problems of the world, or better yet what they perceive the problems to be. In a sense the doppelganger of Dr. Jekyll and The Narrator create a misery that is eerie. These characters could be considered Byronic heroes; they start off admirable individuals but by the end of their journey we pity them. Another observation than can be made is through the birth of their alter egos Dr. Jekyll is in essence attempting to play God, and Tyler Durden (The Narrator’s doppelganger) believes he is God. The consequences of their decisions lead them to, ceaseless misery,
Lies, Deceit, and Karma as Major Themes in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Throughout the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, many characters in the story lie because they think lying will help in some way. Twain’s use of lying as a personal trait for most characters makes the book applicable to real life. Some characters lie for personal gain, and others lie in the hopes of helping others. Even though some lie in good reason and some lie for a bad reason, society considers lying to be wrong no matter what. Twain often uses the river to represent freedom and purity, however, characters lie just as much on the river as they do off of the river.
“Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.” This quotation is said by Nick Caraway, the narrator of Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald depicts Nick as or moral guide through a novel infused with lies and deception. Fitzgerald utilizes many themes throughout the book one being, truth versus lies, within the novel virtually all main characters are dishonest to others or to themselves which exposes each character’s true self to the reader. Jay Gatsby, the protagonist fabricates a story about his life piecing together facets of information that sound intriguing and somewhat believable. As well he allows rumors to be spread regarding his occupation and his wealth and does not correct or allow much to be known about him.
His narratee almost becomes a projection of himself and his own values and the real reader very quickly sees through the fact that Stevens cannot see outside his own prejudices and social sphere. Stevens devotes many pages of his narrative (1990:31-35; 113-116) expounding the criteria of The Hayes Society and its regulation of standards among butlers, for this is the standard by which he himself adheres to and by which, he assumes, his readers will discern. As his prejudices are well to the forefront of the novel, the sceptical
Essay: Comparing Setting, detectives, suspects and stories Intro: The two stories I will be contrasting and comparing in my essay are called ‘The man with the twisted lip ‘by Conan Doyle and ‘The case of the dubious daddy’ by McCall Smith. The Man with the twisted lip fits the detective genres because as this story develops and unfolds the truth, new characters are introduced e.g. Boone which is linked to some way to the mystery. Also because the Author drops clues that might help the reader unravel the truth. In The story of ‘The case of the dubious daddy’ fits the detective genre because the main characters in it have reasons and intensions which are revealed through dialogue.
In the dictionary consequences is, “An act or instance of following something as an effect, result, or outcome.” In like the sun, Sekar tells the truth but he tells it how it is and that gives him a bad outcome. But when you look at the poem “tell the truth but tell it slant” the consequences are good. In both stories they tell you to tell the truth or else people will become blind or dishonest. Furthermore, the poem talks about telling the truth in a nice way, and the story says that Sekar was telling the truth in a rude way. Eric Clapton said in one of his songs, “hear what I say, ‘cause every word is true.
The Importance of Being Earnest In the novel, The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, different characters achieved their goals by keeping a secret, which is later revealed as the plot thickened. The characters’ secrets eventually turned into lies, causing them to lie to get what one wanted or hide something one wanted to hide. The novel itself relied on lies and secrets to thicken the plot and contribute to the meaning of the novel. The unorthodox way the characters revealed their secrets or lies was fated to happen as all of the characters united together and their secrets became noticeable. Below the many secrets and or lies are explained and revealed, as are the reasons the characters were fated to know the secrets kept amongst them.
Priestley presents ideas about responsibility in an 'An Inspector Calls' by portraying the inspector as a conscience ,using him to represent a good example of responsibility in society. He uses the sound of the doorbell to interrupt Birling's rant on his views on society. Priestley uses the shocking announcement of Eva Smith's death to highlight the consequences of a lack of responsibility. The clarity of Eric and Sheila's realisation of the consequences of their actions sends a strong message to the audience about responsibility. The character of the inspector is written by Priestley as a representation of morality in the play.
It is a humorous story because one would not think that an office truly runs on the system illustrated in the story. When in truth this is what reality has come to, a circus. The author introduces the story with a skewed sense of humor. He is trying to mock the system by setting up a list of rules that must be abided by or else “you may be let go”(484). “Orientation” meets the criteria for Goldwag’s rule of postmodern fiction story telling due to the way the character contradicts himself within the same sentence, “ This is your phone.