Sloppy people, you see, are not really sloppy. Their sloppiness is merely the unfortunate consequence of their extreme moral rectitude. Sloppy people carry in their mind’s eye a heavenly vision, a precise plan that is so stupendous, so perfect, it can’t be achieved in this world or the next. Sloppy people live in Never-Never Land. Someday is their métier.
11-24) I believe that Hesiod is saying that healthy competition is good behavior for the ideal person; it prevents idleness and is a path to attaining wealth which prevents poverty According to Hesiod an ideal person should be ashamed of poverty. In Works and Days he criticizes and describes idleness as shameful. He portrays the shame of poverty stricken people from idleness by writing Both gods and men are angry with a man who lives idle, for in nature he is like the stingless drones who waste the labour of the bees, eating without working; but let it be your care to order your work properly, that in the right season your barns may be full of victual.
One has got all the goodness, and the other all the appearance of it.” It this Elizabeth is stating that Wickham is basically evil and that Darcy is not. However at first glances of both characters we (as readers) are in the same boat as Elizabeth, unaware of the real personalities of these two characters. Wickham had come across at the beginning of the novel to be a character full of ‘goodness’ and for Darcy to be the opposite, but we now know that this is really the opposite as Wickham makes you believe that he is ‘all good’. She also says… “And your defect is to hate everybody.” “and yours,” he replied with a smile, is wilfully to misunderstand them.” In this small conversation with Darcy, Elizabeth thinks that Darcy hates everyone. Jane Austen subtly hints at the fact that maybe Elizabeth does not really understand Darcy.
What good is social class and status? Truthfulness is measured within. Pride in one's status is like poison - holding it in your hand and eating it, you shall die.” These words come from the Adi Granth, the religious text of Sikhism, but they show perfectly the failing of society Dickens laments on in Great Expectations. Class is an arbitrary division, based not on the character of an individual, but rather their possessions and wealth. Dickens castigates this class system through the foils of Estella and Biddy, Magwitch’s generosity, and Jaggers’ coolly indifferent ethics.
Emma is pretentious and snobby as a result of her position in society. She has a false sense of intelligence as a result of her power and Austen gently mocks this using irony, ‘The real evils of Emma’s situation were the powers of having too much her own way.” Due to her higher position, she feels charitable when she befriends Harriet and she feels inclined to interfere with the lives of others. Knightley, Emma’s neighbor, does not care for Emma’s social status and thus is immune to her influence and does not hesitate to criticize her, “Mr. Knightley, in fact, was one of the few people who could see faults in Emma Woodhouse, and the only one who ever told her of them”. It was his constant scrutiny and Emma’s many failed matchmaking attempts that pushed her to realization.
With this comparison comes the first accentuated fault. Although Lear and Gloucester are both deceived by lies, it is easier for the reader to comprehend why Gloucester is deceived. Lear's pompous attitude leaves him susceptible and perhaps deserving of such deception. He commands his daughters to profess their love for him. In the case of Regan and
Also the use of repetion on the word ‘no’ emphasises Shlock’s misfortune and how strongly he feels he has been affected by his loss of money. This is important because it shows that he lacks emotion such as care and love in his personality, making an impression that he is a selfish and inconsiderate person. We are also shown how Shylock gains pleasure from hearing of Antonio’s misfortune. This example of Schadenfreude is considered to be a trait that only people with sinister attributes possess. We can see from the line ‘I thank God, I thank God’ and ‘good news, good news’ that Shylock is ecstatic from hearing of Antonio’s misfortune.
English 99.502 June 11, 2012 Compare/Contrast Neat People can also be Sloppy People Suzanne Britt’s essay, “Neat People vs. Sloppy People” from her book Show and Tell, contrasts neat and sloppy people. Suzanne Britt’s essay has many views that would make me a sloppy person. I do possess many of these traits and I am somewhat dis-organized at times; however, according to her essay I am considered a neat person. Suzanne Britt states that neat people are bums and clods at heart (311); I don’t consider myself either.
When value consensus fails, the result is social anarchy, functionalists call this ANOMIE. Individuals revert to a state of nature, acting selfishly and animalistically with no consideration for others, a collection of individuals doing whatever they want, whenever they want. Anomie is therefore dangerous and harmful to all. Functionalists view the family positively because of the functions that it performs; these functions are believed to benefit both individuals and wider society as a whole. There is some disagreement about the precise nature and number of these functions but they all agree that the family plays a crucial role in maintaining value consensus and therefore social stability balance and harmony.