The death of his mother doesn’t even bother him so show sadness. When Meursault realized that his freedom was gone away for good he begin to see things different.”And I felt ready to live again too. As if the blind rage had washed me clean, rid me of hope: for the first time, in that night alive with signs and stars, I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.”(Camus Stranger122). The quote explains that maybe he took the world for granted and there was so much to accomplish in the world of freedom. In The Myth of Sisyphus -Sisyphus stole the gods secrets and he was punished for this action.
They don’t care about what people think of them. When you hate yourself, whatever people say it doesn’t make sense. ‘Why do they like me? Why do they care about me?’ Because you don’t care about yourself at all.” Whether Edwards realized it or not, he never tried to hide his depression from the public as shown in the above statement, often using his music to express himself. Culture, alienation, boredom, and despair were themes that remained constant in Edward’s music; although one could argue that his lyrics were the subtle signs.
Elbow also teaches how these two writing processes enhance first and second-order thinking. The first steps in the “freewriting” process teach us to use our intuition. Elbow favors the importance of learning to think creatively and this thinking process is strengthened by
He tells that he wants to further explore "through the mud and slush of opinion, and prejudice, and tradition, and delusion, and appearance." Through this process, he will find reality. He believes that real literature and only literature is the best way to be able to bring out the intellectual potential of humans. I agree with the views of Thoreau. I myself, try to live life in it's simplest form- although sometimes it is difficult to try and not get caught up in the baggage of every day life.
The social norm got a hold of Hoke and in the end I ceased to move. Hoke was put in this situation and acted just the way society expected him to. Even though I could tell he was bothered by my actions he still drove me home with the conversation kept to a minimum and the radio was left to fill the empty space of the awkwardness. During the experiment I felt as if I was being annoying and troublesome to Hoke, ultimately leaving me wondering if following social norms makes it easier on everyone. Why is this an uncomfortable situation?
To delve deeper into this disillusion, one must first understand who Rip is and how his community views his character. Within the text, Washington Irving unravels Rip to be an amiable fool, reinforced by his statement that Rip is “… one of those happy mortals, of foolish well-oiled dispositions, who take the world easy, eat bread or brown, which ever can be got with least thought or trouble and would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound.” (532) and that “if left to himself would whistle his life away” (532) This description outlines Rip as a man for little concern for the future or even the pressing matters that surround him. Although these traits are usually frowned upon my members of any society, it is important to understand what conclusions others draw from his disposition. Despite the range of satire made of Rip, in relation to his standing as a “henpecked husband”, the story also shares with the reader aspects of Rips good nature. Irving states “He would never even refuse to assist a neighbor in the roughtest toil,
Morrie is telling Mitch that “It's funny...I felt a little ashamed, because our culture tells us we should be ashamed if we can't wipe our own behind. But then I figured, Forget what the culture says.” (116) Morrie realizes that he needs help and he isn't ashamed of it. Throughout Morrie's life he has been himself. He never cared about what other people thought or what the culture said. He had a very happy life with that.
"He had forgotten his first building, and the fear and doubt of its birth. He had learned that it was so simple. His clients would accept anything, so long as he gave them an imposing façade….impressed, and the guests did not care anyway." Part 1, Chapter 6, pg. 81.
Perception is reality. This quote, like so many others, seems to oversimplify life and how complicated it can be. When viewing it more closely, however, it is easy to see that although simple, it is also broad enough to be applicable to many situations. This is where we see Okonkwo from Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart struggle. Okonkwo’s perception of masculinity leads to him creating a rigid sense of right and wrong that honors those who agree with him, but shuns those who do not.
Despite its significance as a once-in-a-million meeting, he feels as though he cannot say anything, since; “The people in Farquarson’s Living room seem united in their tactic claim that there had been no past, no war—That there was no danger or trouble in the world.” (pg 76) This incident may have triggered Francis unconscious resistance against the narrow and irrelevant suburban society. In fact, Francis Weed’s name is a symbol of what his true self is to Shady Hills; an ugly troublesome “weed” to the regular people, and that he will remain unhappy by staying in Shady Hills. Francis Weed’s “brush with death” at the stories beginning causes him to have the epiphany to start enjoying life, and he realizes that he is unhappy with following suburban