That’s fairly safe. But I warn you, sir, you can’t compete with all these monkeyshines.”(Lawrence and Lee, 16) By this, Hornbeck means to sound like he is ridiculing the issue of evolutionism referring to the fact that man stemmed from monkeys and referring to it as grandpa. Also the fact that he belittles a serious issue by mocking creationists when speaking on evolutionism, as everyone in this town believes in god. Therefore, Hornbeck’s taunting results in the idea that evolutionism is a joke to him. Hornbeck further continues to ridicule both creationism and evolutionism, sarcastically remarking “How could you ask for better proof than that?
All the pills did was take every bit of pleasure out of sex. Thus did science and morals go hand in hand. (Welcome to the Monkey House, p. 29) This passage contains strong hints of sarcasm, and prove that Vonnegut believes that science and government should stay out of our personal lives and out of our minds. While Billy contained all the tradition elements of a villain in this story, he was doubtlessly the hero. Again, Vonnegut's main character is composed of two complementary sides; one good, and one evil; together forming the whole person.
Inside the story, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, from chapters 1 to 9 the character, Atticus, personality is revealed to the readers through his actions of unnoticeable caring and sincerity. In the beginning Atticus is brought up as a very stubborn person, but everything Atticus did is within limits. “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles’ em.” Everybody expected that Atticus is very narrow minded, and that he does not think for anyone or anything but himself.
He exaggerates this point, writing, “there are nine hundred million little ants like us on the earth, but my anthill alone is dear to God; all the others are a source of disgust to him for all eternity” (Voltaire 798). One religious group does not hold the power to condemn another to eternal damnation simply because of differing beliefs and practices. Voltaire's satire puts religion's arrogant demeanor into perspective, and shows readers that it is impossible to assume all power among great variety. It is also ironic for any religion to believe they are superior to God and can take his place as the authority on what is right and wrong. Voltaire draws a comparison to the implementation of a universal language in Italy.
When people consider gods they automatically think of almighty, honorable, and immortal beings. They are usually associated with confident and self-assured figures in religion, but in reality they have their own doubts. Homer’s The Odyssey shows an example of doubtful gods and goddesses that make themselves feel better by seeing the destruction of others. Because of the gods wrath, people have horrible lives. Yet even if they have unbelievably amazing powers and immortality, the gods have self-esteem issues.
As Michael Jackson kept on going against the grain, the more the “Music Industry” kept on ruining his image. They tried to make Michael their robot and take advantage, just like brother leon and the vigils took advantage of students and making them sell chocolates. I believe Michael Jackson is the perfect connection to jerry in this novel. I believe that Michael Jackson was murdered for standing up for what he believes in. His death was not an accident, he entered a fight he could not
Secular humanist feel that religion is really a negative thing because it gives you rules to follow therefore you never really follow your deepest desires. The one thing Christians and secular humanist have in common is that they both look for the good in everyone that no one is truly bad. Atheistic Existentialism is very different from Christianity in almost every way. Christian feels that we as humans have purpose and are on this Earth to follow whatever path God has for us. However, Atheistic Existentialism sees humans and even themselves as nothing but matter and to me it is completely sad that they have no faith or feeling of value.
They are literally killing their neighbor over a feud which contain no memorable cause. All this is hypocritical enough, but the families takes hypocrisy to the next level. They do this by taking their guns to Church. Their stubbornness to back down from a fight will not allow them to leave their guns at home while they listen to sermons on brotherly love. Beside the protest of Christians, Twain uses Huck’s adventures to illuminate the evils of society.
Mr. Marsden also threatened and assaulted Rob Jr. by telling him "If you leave, you will be thrown into the eternal fires of Hell, and you will not be allowed back." The statement made by Mr. Marsden can show attempted assault and battery, there is also the possibility of charging, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress on a fifteen-year old child. Furthermore, Mr. Marsden caused emotional distress on Rob Sr. and Bunny. The church held Rob Jr., against his parents will, and Rob Jr. is still a minor under state laws. Because of the state of mind of Rob Jr., he did not know whom to believe, he was torn between the wraths of hell and his parents.
Later, after Mr White stops the sergeant from burning the monkey's paw, the sergeant warn Mr. White to “let it burn” (3). Mr White doesn't pick up on the warning the sergeant is giving which leads his family to destructive downfall. Through foreshadowing, Jacobs shows that destruction will occur when fate is tampered with. Throughout the entire story, frightening mood is used to argue that changing fate will cause grief. When the sergeant was asked about his wishes, “his blotchy white face whitens” (3) and when the family begins to joke about his story, the sergeant gets “a look of alarm on his face” (3).