No matter how much a person tries to avoid conflict and feel that ignorance is bliss, it will take it’s toll one way or another. At the heart of most conflict is ignorance. When we are not able to see another person's view or perspective, we become ignorant to their views, values and their way of life. We don’t have the ability to empathise with them hence we enter into disagreements which inevitably lead to further conflict. This has been most prevalent in our society today with refugees entering Australia.
Take Blanche Dubois from Tennessee Williams’ ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’, Blanche avoids her reality through creating her own world of fantasy and holding on to her past of Belle Reve. While Blanche explicitly states; “I don’t want realism,” through Stanley, this puts forth the idea that reality is inescapable, and that the consequences for escaping reality are dire, harsh and cruelly judged by society. Through her web of lies, Blanche cannot be trusted, and her world of fantasy eventually collapses and she cannot separate real from illusions, and is then taken to a psychiatric ward. It is difficult
People who have the self-limiting beliefs and thoughts about themselves are trapped in a negative self-image and are preventing them to be who they are. Often they feel inhibited by their own perception of how others see them, such as feeling unworthy or undesirable and send themselves the message like “Something is wrong with me.” This thought continues to say: • I’m not good enough./smart enough./talented enough. • I don't think I can do it. • I don't deserve it. • It might all go wrong.
As is the nature of us human beings, we find it very difficult to trust a person once again when the delicate relationship of trust is broken be it at any level. If we do not trust a person with small trivial matters then it goes without saying that we cannot put our faith in her or him when it comes to more important issues. The movie, I feel tries to highlight this ‘loss of faith’ among ourselves and others through the portrayal of various strained relationships, which seem to search for gratification in each other for all the wrong reasons. The main characters in the film the husband and wife undergoing a separation because of a mutual understanding that they are not fit for each other see relying on each other more than ever now because of a problem which threatens their family. When this problem becomes too difficult for either one of them to handle they begin to blame each other for their misfortunes but realize that they only have each other’s support to get through it and suddenly their differences don’t seem that important.
Some people believe with superior and disrespect towards people. People that behave this way normally missing trust, belief, or faith in themselves. They repeatedly have uncertainty about their value of life. Individuals that battle this disorder take chance in endangering themselves to lack of success. They are quick to put the blame on others for their failure instead of taking control for their actions (Kassin, Fein, & Markus, 2013).
Some may see Holden’s fantasy of preserving innocence as nothing but a fool’s errand that only leads to madness, but it is also arguably a noble one. Holden loses out because he seems to dwell too heavily and is far too caught up with the ugly truths of things. Everything seems to depress the hell out of him, in his own words, even if the situation does not directly involve him at all. In a sense, he is way too empathetic for his own good. Relating this to ourselves, if we are perpetually immersing ourselves into the problems of the world and feeling everything around us, we would hardly be able to get anything done, like how Holden can’t even seem to bring himself to get into school.
He evokes images of vulnerabilities and problems of dishonesty and high emotion to introduce arguments and the seriousness of the issue. His intention is to make the readers develop sympathy about the issue to avoid deception. For example, Damon says that the pressing challenge of the present world is that many people constantly tell lies and do not consider truthfulness as necessary in the society (Damon, 2012). The risk is that the bond of trust vital in society dissolves and, therefore, the forms of discourse needed for self-governance become
In order for a man to be so utterly fooled, he must intentionally remain ignorant. However, not only must such a person not want to know the truth, but he must also live in a world of downright imagination to be unaware of the pure facts. This is only feasible because the western man has stereotypical beliefs of Oriental women. Hwang uses the art of illusion and foreshadowing to portray the relationship between the East and the West as well. One of the main themes from the play is the gap between the real and imagined women in Rene Gallimard’s life.
Williams included her alcoholism to create the awareness of blanches need to escape the harsh reality of life and how out of control she is. This is also shown in scene III where she ‘cannot stand a naked light bulb’, and insists on covering it with a ‘paper lantern’, reflecting her need to hide from reality of her past. Additionally the burning need for sexual desire in the character of Blanche can very easily be interpreted as immoral lust, however, I feel that Williams has included her relentless sleeping with men as a reflection of her loneliness and insecurity. The story of her ‘degenerate’ husbands suicide is clearly the root of her problems, as ‘she didn’t just love him but worshipped the ground he walked on’. She cannot face up to reality and deal with her emotional problems in a ‘normal’ way, thus creating a sordid reputation for herself.