Perhaps the worst, though, is that we fight, and even start wars, over race and language. Humans are all the same, despite color or tongue. And, if all people who seek to bring peace to the world give up entirely, mankind will, without a trace of a doubt, lead itself to absolute destruction. Lord of the Flies is a great example of this. In Lord of the Flies, the real purpose of human existence is forgotten among the boys
Daisy’s inability to be honest to the man she claimed to love, and Tom’s stride to be powerful and in control led to the slaughter of three innocent people who got tied up in a game of wealth and competence. Agreeing with the description made by Nick Carraway towards Tom and Daisy Buchannan, they both “smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or what ever it was that kept them together and let other people clean up the mess they had
Agent Smith also drives the post-modern view in the film, mentioning that he was sick of the Matrix, an attempt to rebel and tear down the system. Smith knew that the matrix wasn’t going anywhere, that the machines are simply surviving and nothing more, a very post-modern way of thinking. There seem to be a few points of modernism however. Like the joining of the “freed” humans to form Zion and the want to spread the knowledge that you are in fact being fooled by the Matrix. Also Morpheus stands for modernism in his belief in Neo early on and his dream for regaining control of humanity.
The desire to initiate changes can either lead to positive or negative results. Keating wants his students to learn ho to be their own individual person and step out of the line of conformity. Neil has gained courage to defy his father but in the end loses his will and committed suicide. Charlie, who is definitely a nonconformist, has done things that eventually led to his expulsion. Todd’s change, however, has matured in a positive way and expressed himself when it really matters; he is the first
Here he says that weather you kill people or take tire of car you will be punished anyway and when you will be punished you will forgot what you did and will be punished for no reason. Secondly, Misfit was forced to kill the family because they recognized him and he was scared that if he leaves them they will call cops. He didn’t wanted to the killings , but circumstances made him do the killings. He wanted to help them because they had an accident
Christopher Mcandless, although driven to find true isolation, came to the self-realization at the end of his journey that loneliness was not the true solution to his problems, but that true happiness comes from the love of others. Before he came to this realization, Christopher’s motivations for happiness and isolation derived from his disconnection to his family, his hatred for society and the structure that forms it, and finally Christopher’s desire for a natural life. Christopher’s disconnection to his family was one of his motivations to search for total isolation. Chris had next to no relationship with any of his family members besides his sister, which evidently was not enough to keep him from leaving. He had no similar interests with them and their lifestyle was one that he didn’t like or want to be a part of.
With the people of Waknuk continuously eliminating all those who have a deviation, David, a deviant, runs the risk of being exposed and imprisoned, along with the other telepaths. In order for the Chrysalids to survive, it is essential that the people of Waknuk evolve to learn from their past mistakes, recognize the mistakes they are making, and work to change their ways for future generations. With all of the change that has come from human history, there have been great faults and regrets that have shaped the way society is now. By learning from past mistakes, humans, especially political leaders, have been cautious about what actions they take so that history does not repeat itself. “Have you ever wondered why there is so much history in the Bible?” A wise pastor once said, “ I believe that it’s there for us to learn from the way people lived in those days, and from their relationship with God.
He needed to be treated as if he was a part of the community and maintains an ability to make a difference. However, the teachers all shoved him away refusing to hear his heart crying out for love and acceptance. He had no idea who he was as a person nor love to guide him through life. Paul’s father could have made the biggest impact on his suicide. More than anyone, a boy needs his father to approve of him and teach him how to be a man.
My favourite quote from the novel deals with the running theme of consumerism: “It’s only after you’ve lost everything,” Tyler says, “that you’re free to do anything.” Normally the term ‘losing everything’ would obviously carry with it negative connotations but Tyler means that when a person rids themselves of all their material possessions it is only then that they are truly free.  These ideas of Tyler’s ultimately lead to him creating ‘Project Mayhem’ in order to bring down civilisation. “We’re going to break up civilisation so we can make something better out of the world” Another theme running throughout the book is that of masculinity and emasculation. “What you see at fight club is a generation of
Also, in a way, it is to be believed that Neil saw himself in Todd, because Neil acted towards his father the way Todd acted towards everyone. By trying to help Todd, he thought maybe he could help himself. Neil claims, “the meek might inherit the earth, but they don’t make it into Harvard,” and he’s right, he’s meek, and he never makes it into Harvard. Todd’s worst fear is that his life has no meaning, and therefore, he has no verse to contribute. For example, after the first day of