Paper Number 2: Gaddis Chapter Six While reading Gaddis’ chapter six, he focused on how to question causation. He uses E.H. Carr’s fatal flaw as a big example for the distinction of “rational” and “accidental” causes. Gaddis also gives an alternative view on procedures of causation, and additional procedures historians need to keep in mind when narrate the reality of history. Carr explains rational causes as, “lead to fruitful generalizations and lessons can be learned from them.” While he says that accidental causes, “teach no lessons and lead to no conclusions.” Gaddis claims that Carr clearly confused himself as well as his readers about the differences between the two. Gaddis claims that not explaining clearly the distinction between rational and accidental causes is the more serious problem with Carr.
Ricketts, MarieClaire 30/09/2012 P.3 Great Gatsby Dialectical Journal Chap. 3 Date & Page Date & Page To me this quote showed the reader that people would use Gatsby. When Gatsby would throw party’s people would show up uninvited and I realized that even though Gatsby was “popular” he was only popular for the lavish parties he would throw, in my opinion. From reading this I can now predict that something is going to happen and Gatsby is going to realize everyone didn’t care about him at all. I felt while reading this quote from chapter 3 that it showed a progression in the relationship between Nick and Gatsby, and since Gatsby was so used to being used it was interesting to see some sort of bond between Gatsby and Nick.
I'd say he is hero, the examples you have of why he isn't are perfectly valid, and definitely include them in the essay, but I don't think they dismiss his heroism. He broke at the end and loved Big Brother but this was due to O'Brien's torture and mind control, he always knew this would be the outcome from his diary entries, conversations with Julia and his observations of Jones, Aaronsen and Rutherford at the Chestnut Tree Cafe. Breaking his only promise to Julia, not to betray her, was unavoidable, see his rantings after his visit to room 101, and the brief encounter with Julia when he is released, she betrayed him too, everyone betrays, this is the purpose of room 101, to remove anything you love more than the party and replace it/them with Big Brother. He sneaks around instead of engaging in open revolt because this is the only way any dissent and subversion can take place, the reactions of people during the ten minutes hate, telescreens, hidden microphones, a militarised society and scared/brainwashed spying neighbours giving you up at the first opportunity to save themselves make open revolt instantly futile rather than eventually futile, he took this approach not out of cowardice because it had the potential to subvert the cause of the party more effectively and because it was the only way. His rebellion does further his own desires, but his primary goal is to undermine the goverment, at first he is revolted by Julia, his initial act of sleeping with her was done not out of sexual desire, but out of a desire to rebel against and weaken the government, in his and Julia's opinion doing something for yourself and only yourself WAS the act of rebellion, it was central in their purpose to revolt as it went against the only reason for the party's existance, control and power (see Winston and Julia's conversations in the flat, and O'Brien's explanation of
As the gathering begins it is obvious that the relationship between Tom and Myrtle is more legitimate than Daisy believes it to be. With this being the second time Nick is drunk the event continues to be very dramatic with arguments flaring constantly and the alcohol being the purpose of the arguments, it becomes apparent that Myrtle needs Tom more than he necessarily needs her, although Catherine, Myrtle’s sister, claims that they are only staying with their partners for reasons they can’t control. Myrtle starts chanting Daisy's name, and Tom brutally breaks her nose: the sound of wailing accompanies Nick as he leaves. The second party at Gatsby’s takes place in chapter three. Before the occasion Nick describes the lavish parties that nightly transform Gatsby's
Wade watched “The almost dead twitch until PFC Weatherby had occasion to reload and make them fully dead”(107.) According to Sigmund Freud's theory, defense mechanisms include any of a variety of unconscious personality reactions, which the ego uses to protect the conscious mind from threatening feelings and perceptions. After hours of sinful mayhem throughout Thuan Yen, John had already seen too much to handle. He’d found himself sprinting away from it all, everything; “At one point it occurred to him that the weight of this day would ultimately prove too much, that sooner or later he would have to lighten the load"(108.) Whatever O’Brien meant by this, he must have been referring to Wade releasing his emotions in someway or another, and he did.
This appears to show that the party is mainly after Winston and don't care as much about catching Julia as a thought criminal. At this point the reader is drawn into the book and awaits the conclusion of this important meeting. Maybe the reader is even more exited than Winston and Julia because he has followed their every steps from the beginning and want to see Winston and Julia become heroes by destroying the party and maybe discovering who Big Brother actually is. For Winston this seems probably impossible but the reader knows that anything can happen in a book so he gets captivated and is waiting for the final decision of O'Brien. As always in Oceania the people are being manipulated and in this case they make Winston and Julia believe that the brotherhood exists and we can see that Winston gets tricked and is ready to anything the party wants.
These layers of suspense greatly add in looking into Tom’s head and understanding if Tom can comprehends the peril he put himself into. In the end, Tom brought the entire ordeal upon himself. Had he decided to not be so greedy and selfish, he would have gone out with his wife and enjoyed the night, rather than experiencing one of the most horrific events of his life. Instead, he finds himself on this narrow little ledge, very much regretting the past few decisions he had made. The author does a great job of making this apparent, and chooses to show it through irony, cause and effect, and suspense.
Especially when he had a conversation with Nick, he said, “If we don’t look out the white race—will be utterly submerged.” (13) Even his voice was “a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed” (7) Tom wasn’t afraid to speak his opinion, but when it came to himself, he would just ignore it and keep his chin up held high. Throughout the novel it would appear Tom was very hypocritical as well. When he found out about Daisy and Gatsby’s romance, he could not handle his temper and would blow up on the both of them stating, “I suppose the latest thing is to sit back and let Mr. Nobody from nowhere make love to your wife. Well, if that’s the idea you can count me out…Nowadays people begin by sneering at family life institutions, and next they’ll throw everything overboard and have intermarriage between black and white” (130). Even though Tom himself was having an affair with Myrtle, he belittled his wife for falling for another man telling her that her actions would ruin a family, when in fact he was doing the same thing, but he was not in control of the situation also flaring his
Jordan Bayless Period: 1 1984 As long as there have been men and women there has also been the great confusion of love. Whether its love, lust, or something else, the passion of heart has been a motivating factor for near all great decisions. Wars could be fought or ended for loves survival; in 1984 Winston and Julia fall head over heels in a tangled forbidden love making it taste all the sweeter. The love is a spark for many fires in the novel ranging from rebellion to torture. 1984 requires a changing relationship to be the energy that pushes the work down its forsaken path.
Gregg introduced him to all of his possessions, including his wife. After the host had left the house, his wife began to drink with the visitor, become drunk and told him all the truth about her life. The theme — the foibles ['fɔɪblz] of married life in (suburban) America. The main characters are Lou Gregg "the great man," president of Modern Pictures, his wife Celia Sayles Gregg: a former film star who has given up her career for her husband, and Mr. Bartlett: a reporter for Mankind magazine. Lou Gregg: "the great man," president of Modern Pictures; constantly said "I mean" and rephrased what he had said without improvement; he enjoyed showing off his possessions and telling others about the perfect life he led; he seemed to be