In a psychological fight against the adults, Ender once again lost due to a major lack of understanding. Although Ender understood that the adults would not be nice to him, Ender did not know that he is unknowingly killing billions of buggers for the adults already. Ender, who did not want to fight the buggers, yet, is fighting them unknowingly, like a puppet for the adults. In this case, the adults were able to manipulate Ender, something Ender did not like. In fact, Ender thought that he has defeated the adults by defeating the bugger fleet on the simulator, when in reality it is the adults who won with their deception.
The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
He also says that the Buddha is a barbarian and that his bones should be cast into a fire and that his evil should be rooted out. Tang Emperor Wu, an Edict on Buddhism also did not like the spread of Buddhism. He said that Buddhism was poisoning Chinese culture and that it wears out the peoples strength, pilfers their wealth, and causes people to abandon their lords and parents. All these things that both Han Yu and Tang Emperor Wu said about Buddhism clearly proves
Orwell feels like an outcast rebel, he wants the Burmese to stand up against the British Empire. Young Orwell sets the tone of how he is torn between doing his job and doing what was morally and ethically right. (shooting the elephant or letting it live) 3. Some analogies that Orwell uses are: the elephant looked no more dangerous than a cow, grandmotherly. They watched me like a conjurer about to perform a trick.
As the deaths continued and the monster’s vengeance inclined, Victor became increasingly enthralled in his problems and seemingly ignored others’. He could have killed the creature after he found that he killed William and Justine.. Instead, Victor san and reduced to face his problems face to face, he escaped. To call Victor a “hero” would be ignorant. He did create life, however he never took flu responsibility, always took the easy way out and was the force that created the suffering of the novel.
Orwell discusses his feelings about imperialism in a straightforward manner and Dillard uses the chase scene to represent her struggle between her actions and the results of her actions. Although there are similar coming age stories and situations in Shooting an Elephant by Orwell and The Chase by Annie Dillard, there are also distinctions which allow the characters to stand on their own and realize that their views of adulthood and the adult world are much different. These characters do crazy moves to get a certain group or person to finally give them respect. Orwell despises his situation in life, and when he is faced with a moral dilemma, a valuable work animal has to die to save his pride. Dillard This overwhelming illustration of the chase builds up the impact of capture as she breaks the rules and years for self discovery.
Social background, personalities and beliefs influence the way individuals think. The 3rd Juror was a vengeful and aggressive man who is the last juror to change his vote to not guilty. At the end of ACT I, when he yells angrily at the 8th Juror ‘I’ll kill him, I’ll kill him’, the 8th Juror says ‘you don’t really mean you’ll kill me, do you?’ This conflict contributes to a major turning point because it brings closer to a unanimous ‘just verdict’ as other jurors learnt about flaws from strongly prejudiced people, like the 3rd juror. He contradicts himself by saying ‘Anybody says a thing like that…they mean it’ earlier in ACT 1 because he struggles to detach his personal feelings from the boy as he sees his own estranged son in the 16 years old defendant. Furthermore, the 10th Juror’s angry monologue at the end of ACT II, he demonizes people who are ‘different’.
After a rampant elephant kills a man, Orwell is in a position where he feels he has to kill the elephant. George Orwell does not want to shoot the elephant, yet the circumstance drives him to it. If I were in his position, I would not have given in to
We are left at the end wondering if shooting the elephant was really the best action for Orwell to have taken. Did shooting the elephant begin to cut his ties with the imperial force, or with his moral disposition? His ambivalence nonetheless brings out his true character and vulnerability. Furthermore, we see him as a victim, being influenced by “the army” of Burmans, although he in fact is the murderer. This alone shows us the persuasion of ambivalent tone, ironic, but true.
When it was revealed that Oedipus himself murdered Laius, he chose to be banished from Thebes. It sounded definitely the best exit because he wanted his punishment to be more symbolic than justice like. Despite all this, Oedipus didn’t want to commit suicide because it would not do the citizens of Thebes any good, to be people belonging to a kingdom where two kings dye, one past another. Even though it seems that Oedipus has not been a particularly good monarch, in fact his only major accomplishment seems to be killing the Sphinx all those years ago; having a king put to death could have serious repercussions on the rest of the kingdom. By highlighting Oedipus’ punishment one could see that the play contains some gray area.