Novalee dreams of houses, and love, and family. She makes her dreams come true because she works at them, and she had a wonderful support system to help her along the way. Willy Jack however, schemed his way to achieve his dream. Instead of having a family to rely on, he relied on himself, and when he thought he could get something better then what he had he tried to take even if it wasn’t necessarily the best thing to do. His wrong decisions affected his life, and changed the outcome of his future.
Throughout King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, King encourages the people to disobey the government because the government is not fulfilling the promises that they made. King proclaims that, “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds’” (King, 82). This outburst implies that the government is not being responsible about what they promised. King believes that people should not obey the government if they know the government is not doing the right thing. This relates back to the experiment, because the participants obeyed even though they knew it was not right to shock the learners, and King probably would have encouraged the participants to stop.
The Puritan community in The Crucible was vulnerable in many ways and susceptible to irrational and panicky accusations of the Salem Witch Hunts because of their strict and constricting ways. The children in the community are treated very poorly and less than everyone else in the town. As the Salem Witch Hunts were essentially started by the children the fact that they were treated as lesser beings contributed to the communities demise. “He (Reverend Parris) regarded them as young adults, an until this strange crisis he, like the rest of Salem, never conceived that the children were anything but thankful for being permitted to walk straight, eyes slightly lowered, arms at their sides, and mouths shut until bidden to speak,” (Miller 3). Miller foreshadows the Witch Hunts to come.
Ming convinced John to come back and when John returned he was welcomed warmly. Although this story may have its comical aspects to it, the story has a very important morale. The morale is that you should not fall down because a mistake in life. You should make it an
Mustapha Mond tries to make John realize that society in the World State is better off without changes. Mustapha Mond claims “[society] is well off; they’re safe; they’re never ill, they’re not afraid of death,” his statement puts him at odds with what John believes to be an ideal society. Mustapha Mond tries to further enhance his argument by exclaiming how soma is available, should anything go wrong. However, the very irony of soma being available as a back-up plan for any potential mishaps, is in the fact of the possibilities of those potential mishaps occurring in a ‘perfect’ society. Thus, there must be forms of imperfections occurring in the World State.
Without Scrutiny Shirley Jackson’s intention in writing “The Lottery” is, in her own words, “to shock the story’s readers with a graphic demonstration of the pointless violence and general inhumanity in their own lives” (263). It is painfully clear that this small village of approximately three hundred convey the lack of respect for oneself, family and friends. Because the town is so small, the community is closely connected. Tragically, on June 27th, their history together is meaningless. In “The Lottery,” Jackson is suggesting that people conform to the demands of society without scrutiny.
In “An Army of One: Me”, Jean Twenge shows how todays society is selfish and narcissistic, the exact opposite of the selflessness Thurman wants us to be. She believes that today’s society has been corrupt because of the parents teaching their kids that it is more important to feel good about them than care about what others think. That in turn makes kids only worry about themselves and when they make it to real life they are not prepared for the failures they will encounter and will have no one to lean on because they have been on their own for the entire time. In “An Elephant Crackup?” Charles Siebert talks about how elephants and humans cannot get along. Mostly because humans cannot look past their own ways into the problems of elephants, how people take elephants land and leave them with nothing.
Is that fair? It can be compared to today’s economy and a parent telling their child they can’t get that new shirt because they can’t afford it. The only emotion felt for that family is sadness. Dr. King also talks about how the darts of segregation sting. That stinging could be compared to the beatings they have been administered for no
Acquiescence, violence, and nonviolence are the ways to handle the oppressors. One way that Dr. King opposes in his essay, is acquiescence. The oppressed people are downhearted to accept and endure their lives as inferiors. King does not accept this method due to increase great self-importance to the oppressors, and end the future of the oppressed people’s descendants. The film Iron jawed Angels, the worker ignored Lucy Burns’s speech for organizing a parade to promote woman’s suffrage because she did not want her employer to be upset and fired her.
Simon Stimson lectures Emily about how the living waste time, inconsiderate of the feelings of others. Our Town is essentially about the course of a human beings life. The play starts out with child hood and then progresses to death. Thornton Wilder wrote the play to point out how much people take for granted. The truth is that humans do waste a lot of time when they know there is only so much time.