The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a lower-party member who has grown to resent the society he is living in and starts to lose his rationality and sanity due to the restrictions of society. "And in the general hardening of outlook that set in ... practices which had been long abandoned - imprisonment without trial, the use of war prisoners as slaves, public executions, torture to extract confessions, the use of hostages and the deportation of whole populations - not only became common again, but were tolerated and even defended by people who considered themselves enlightened and progressive. "(p.130) Winston clearly hated the Party and all he wants is liberty of his actions and ideas. He will fight his hardest to revolt and stop the Inner Party’s “dictatorship.” To keep all of this in order, and to avoid revolts, the Inner Party has to think of creative and smart ways to control the public. This is done by introducing orthodox methods in the minds of the Party members such as with childhood.
Why do people beat up others? Is it because they are in pain themselves, insecurity, stress? Anger? Cole is a troublesome teen himself. Because of his over-reliance of his parents, he thinks everything is their fault; his anger is uncontrollable and he barely has any respect for anything.
As the peasants realized the corruption in their government, oppression became the trigger to the series of bloody and violent acts for justice against the aristocrats – the French Revolution. As one can tell, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." (Dickens 1). Written and published in the year of 1859, the novel A Tale of Two Cities, authored by Charles Dickens, described the lives of a few fictional characters involved in the French Revolution and their interlocking fate with one another. Directed by Bille August, the movie Les Misérables (1998), an adaptation of the novel Les Miserables written by Victor Hugo, also sets itself around the era of the French Revolution, presenting the audience with the inescapable destiny of the characters.
Due to these problems he ran away from home, and he was "in and out of detention homes many times" (277). He was severely beaten and humiliated by a cottage mistress because of a micturition malfunction. These violent episodes compelled his bitterness toward other humans. When Smith entered adulthood, he committed acts of thievery and battery. While in the merchant marines, he once threw a Japanese policeman off a bridge and into the water.
For most of the novel, Amir attempts to deal with his guilt by avoiding it. However, doing this clearly does nothing toward redeeming himself, and thus his guilt lasts. He watches Hassan get raped by Assef and says and does nothing to stop it. Then to make matters worse he is cruel toward Hassan. He beats him, he throws pomegranates at him, he is no longer willing to be his friend even though that is the only thing in the world Hassan wants and needs after his horrific experience.
One might alternatively interpret Gene’s statement to mean that this enemy was himself, his own resentful, envious nature, which he “killed” either by knocking Finny from the tree or by obtaining forgiveness from Finny for doing so. In either case, the overall theme is clear: all humans create enemies for themselves and go to war against them. Everyone, that is, except Finny, the champion of innocence, who refuses to believe that anyone could be his enemy. In a sense, Finny’s death is inevitable: his innocence makes him too good for the war-torn
And he kills an old man for no other reason than because his eye makes “his blood run cold”. The story starts out erratic, “True!—nervous—very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”(228). The narrator cannot even speak in complete sentences, or even complete thoughts here and that sends up a red flag that something might be off in his head. He claims his madness is not really madness; it is just his sharpened senses. “The disease had sharpened my senses—not destroyed—not dulled them.
When we think of the anguish this miserable falsehood must cause the innocent relatives and friends of the deceased, we are almost driven to incite an outraged and insulted public to summary and unlawful vengeance upon the traducer. But no -- let us leave him to the agony of a lacerating conscience -- (though if passion should get the better of the public and in its blind fury they should do the traducer bodily injury, it is but too obvious that no jury could convict and no court punish the perpetrators of the
Blanche “Stella watch out he’s-…” 57. Stella “you put your hands on me and ill-…”57. This is a despicable trait because if a man beat a woman in today’s society is one of the worst crimes a man can commit. Stanley rapped Blanche, throughout the whole story you can tell that Stanley does not like Blanche and doesn’t believe what she says about anything. Stella “I couldn’t believe her story and go on living with Stanley”133.