Chia Kang is a representation of the Nationalist party. The character of Chia Kang is introduced to the reader through the conversation regarding the city and its welfare. He then mocks Joy, and treats her harshly by pushing her aside(70). Joy is mentally challenged, yet Chia Kang enjoys this mockery because “ There is nothing else to do, there are soldiers and refugees everywhere”. He feels oppressed which leads to his cruel decision to mock Joy.
The repetition of question marks and dashes illustrate the confusion and frustration witnessing Owens fellow comrades, it is a demanding tone begging for explanation for the entrapment of victims. And as a result, it encourages the reader to consider the impact the war had on both, the soldiers who survived, and those who didn’t. Dulce et Decorum Est brings to reality that war is not what people say it is. Given by its very title, ‘It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country’. Although, it only an illusion reinforced throughout the poem, along with its irony and sarcasm that is ‘The old Lie; Dulce et Decorum est Pro patria mori’, it is not sweet and fitting to die for ones country.
Through his poems, Owen highlights the unjust experiences of soldiers to create a protest against the bureaucracy because of how they justified the harming and killing of many for their own political gain. He does this by highlighting the actions and inactions of the bureaucracy that contribute to benefit of the administration. This can be explored in his poems ‘Parable of the Old Man and the Young’ (Parable) and the epic war poem ‘Disabled’. These two poems employ Owens message of anti-war sentiment to establish a connection with the audience through his manipulation of poetic techniques. Owen highlights such unjust experiences of the soldiers to augment his argument against the bureaucracy.
The film V for Vendetta directed by Jimmy McTeigue presents a negative view of society and humanity; he portrays society as being repressive, cruel and creates a feeling of discontent. This is done through setting, using techniques such as lighting, dialogue, propaganda and technology. As a result the audience feels trapped by the unpleasant world of V for Vendetta and thus this creates a negative view on society. McTeigue has subtly used lighting as a technique to create a feeling of oppressiveness and establish the power that the party exerts on the public. In the scene where we witness Sutler addressing the party leaders after V has destroyed the Old Bailey, we are confronted with just the lit up faces of the leaders and darkness in the background.
The decisions the creature makes out of his suffering, or his characterization, show that one may not overcome suffering. The creature is also turned away without being taught a thing and suffers from the confusion over the world. The conflicts with Victor continue on multiple occasions in Frankenstein. Once the creature learns that it is his appearance that causes people to flee and reject him, he despises himself, but even more Victor. His suffering over his rejection in society had fueled his angry making him hostile.
Sympathy for Grendel Society shapes who we are. Grendel is viewed as a monstrous creature because of his actions. Grendel was only portraying what society had taught him. Grendel was both rejected and hated by man, which led him to be aggressive to fill the void in his heart. Grendel adapted because of the way he was treated by society which ultimately led to his destructive behavior.
This is best shown in the poem ‘Disabled.’ Owen was ultimately driven by the betrayal of the authorities, religion and society and he used his horrifying experiences of the war to exemplify this betrayal. Owen uses graphic and powerful imagery to capture the horrors of war. He uses this to forcefully change the attitudes society had about war during the early 1900’s. The poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ most strikingly
Hindley always treated Heathcliff very badly for a long time, and Heathcliff began to despise Hindley more and more. When Mr. Earnshaw dies Heathclff is still ridiculed by Hindley. Paul Cheetham states that “After Mr. Earnshaw’s death [Heathcliff] experiences at the hands of Hindley” (Cheetham). Hindley still treats Heathclff badly after Mr. Earnshaw’s death because he doesn’t want to forgive him for what he has done. Vereen M. Bell states, “Hindley cannot forgive Heathclff for unsurpuring the love of his father, so once he master of Wuthering Heights he sees that Heathcliff is methodically humiliated and degraded” (Bell).
The immigrants of the Japanese origin were subjected to American racism, psychological fear, and economic anxiety in America. The hatred led in restrictions and prohibitions upon Japanese land holding, naturalization, immigration, school segregation, boycotts and personal violence against the Japanese. In response, the Japanese were dissatisfied by a series of treaties that were discriminatory by the Americans. Did the American Far East Foreign Policy Trigger the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor? The relationship between the Americans and the Japanese thawed further during the outbreak of World War I.
Racism can be defined as “discrimination against certain populations because they are considered to be inherently inferior” (Arvanitakis, 83). There is always a “hidden agenda” portrayed within media which tends to lead into racism towards ethnic groups. This causes society to make judgements upon people such as, stereotyping according to physical appearances and cultural backgrounds. Having a “hidden agenda” within media can cause damage and harm within contemporary society leading to rebellion. Rebellion is often the result of these judgements causing riots to arise as seen in Cronulla (the Cronulla Riots) and London (the London Riots, 2011).