In this story, Thomas is the one who is othered. He is othered by the others on the reservations. He had been othered since he was younger. People wanted nothing to do with him. One example is when the author says “Thomas was a storyteller that nobody wanted to listen to.” (Alexie, 1994, para 16) The othering did not stop as he got older.
In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury emphasizes a world in which books are of little importance and forbidden. Firemen like Montag, burn books without knowing the reasoning behind it. In Bradbury's novel, education's emphasis on technology leads to a culture where people understand how things are done but never bother to wonder why things are done. Such an education discourages people from developing their creative abilities, and as the narrative points out several times, those who cannot build destroy. The result is a society where fanatical, destructive behavior, such as the firemen's book-burning, flourishes.
In Mikal Gilmore’s personal narrative “My Brother, Gary Gilmore,” he describes his two brothers and father as the “teenage rebellion of the fifties” (1) for the fact that they each looked “for a forbidden life” (2). It was a life where they just did what they wanted to do without anyone stopping them. For example, “They would smoke cigarettes, drink booze and cough syrup, skip and ditch class” and sometimes “take part in gang rumbles” (2). The Gilmore Family has no authority and rules made for them to follow. They live in a life of unstructured hierarchy in the sense that no one in the Gilmore family has total power to control the actions of those committing crimes, which helps us understand why the Gilmore brothers and even the father choose to be living a forbidden life.
An Inspector Calls Mr Birling Priestley immediately establishes that the Nineteenth Century ideals were wrong and needed to change. He highlights this through the character of Mr Birling as in Act 1 we learn that Mr Birling is a man who cannot be trusted as his ideas are inaccurate. He does that by using dramatic irony. He delivers this message by the character Mr Birling who says: “war is impossible”. This makes the audience think that Mr Birling is wrong about everything else and he can’t be trusted.
They both gave amazing speeches and influenced the media in a positive way. Gandhi can be best described as a humble, peaceful, wise, spiritual, ethical, modest, and courageous man. He was humble because even when he had accomplished all of these great things he never gloated and he never expected anything in return except the satisfaction of doing what he thought was right. One of Gandhi’s amazing accomplishments was when he led a 200 mile Salt March so that the people of India could make and gather their own salt. His goal was for the people of India not to buy salt from the British.
Many believe McCandless was indeed selfish, because McCandless abandoned his family to quench his own selfish thirst. In retrospect McCandless family dynamic was not peaches and cream. McCandless was pushed toward transcendentalism, when the families’ secrets where unveiled. McCandless’ father essentially fathered two families, which drove McCandless to the conclusion, that his life had been one big lie. In retaliation of abuse and deception, McCandless fled to find truth.
All Elie has is his father, and all Shlomo has is his son. They can only live for each other. “He knew my weak spot. My father never served in the military and could not march in step... that presented Franek with the opportunity to torment him and on a daily basis, to thrash him savagely.” (Wiesel
They chose to blindly walk into their fate, and become a victim to these men. The society depicted in the story “failed to make available to children like Connie maps of the unconscious such as fairy tales provide, because I t has failed to recognize that in the unconscious past and future coalesce, and that, psychologically, where the child is going is where he has already been.” (Schulz 529). Works Cited Tierce, Mike, and John Michael Crafton. From “Connie’s Tambourine Man: A New Reading of Arnold Friend.” Studies in Short Fiction 22 (1985): 219-24. Rpt.
Individuals can find a true sense of belonging outside the confines of a relationship in connections to ideas such as culture, place or even within themselves. Herrick expands on this idea in The Simple Gift. At the start of the novel, Billy’s school, family and hometown “Nowheresville” do not inspire a sense of belonging for him. “I throw one rock on the roof/ of each deadbeat no-hoper/ shithole lonely downtrodden house” The accumulation of negative diction highlights the feelings of alienation that such place arouses for Billy. The use of the dialogue “see ya Dad, I’ve taken the alcohol.