Indifference

John Steinbeck: Development And Portrayal Of His Characters
John Steinbeck: Development And Portrayal Of His Characters
John Steinbeck: Development and Portrayal of His Characters And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand and he lay without quivering. George shivered and looked at the gun and then he threw it from him, back up on the b
Suffering Ignored
Suffering Ignored
Suffering Ignored On February 21, 1907 Wystan Hugh Auden was born in York England. Auden was a poet, dramatist, and literary critic whose everyday language and conversational rhythms has had a major influence on modern poetry. Auden was initially a science major but after several years at Gresham School he realized science was not the career for his future. With the influence from Robert Medley, Auden began to write poetry. Due to this big change in Auden's life, he enrolled in Christ Church, at
Titanic
Titanic
Titanic Titanic was the largest ship in the world, built by a workforce of 17,000. The ultimate in turn-of-the-century design and technology. First-class suites ran to more than $ 55,000 in todays dollars, and when she sailed on her maiden voyage from Southampton, England on route to NY , she held among her 2,227 passengers. The cream of industrial society, including colonel John Jacob Astor. Macys founder; U.S. congressman Isidor Straus and Thomas Andrews, the ships builder. The ship was built
Prison
Prison
Prison We all know that our prisons are the final frontier for the socially rejected criminals and violent offenders. We know that our prisons are so overcrowded that the Supreme Court of California issued a court order to reduce the number of inmates. We know that since there are more inmates in prison the chance of getting rehabilitated is very slim. And we also know that the ratio of supervision of guard to inmate is extremely high. But do we know what goes on in our prisons and jails? We kno
Othello
Othello
Othello Othello - Battle of Good vs. Evil I am not what I am. What is Iago? -- as distinct from what he pretends to be -- and what are his motives? In Shakespeare's, Othello, the reader is presented the classic battle between the deceitful forces of evil and the innocence of good. It are these forces of evil that ultimately lead to the breakdown of Othello, a noble venetian moor, well-known by the people of Venice as a honourable soldier and a worthy leader. Othello's breakdown results in the
Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Religious Freedom Restoration Act Religious Freedom Restoration Act In this paper I will describe the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This Act was used to contradict the decision of the court case of Employment Division v. Smith, which allowed the government to forbid any religious act without giving a reason. The RFRA brought back the requirement that the government provide an adequate reason to forbid any religious act. The government once again had to show that the act was of compelling in
Coercive Prayer In Public Schools
Coercive Prayer In Public Schools
Coercive Prayer in Public Schools Prevent Coercive Prayer in Public Schools The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America reads: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. This amendment, commonly called the Establishment Clause, forms the foundation of the right of every American to practice their chosen religion freely and without the interference of the government. In 1947, the Supreme Court issued
Animal Experimentation
Animal Experimentation
Animal Experimentation Introduction Animal experimentation has been a part of biomedical and behavioral research for several millennia; experiments with animals were conducted in Greece over 2,000 years ago. Many advances in medicine and in the understanding of how organisms function have been the direct result of animal experimentation. Concern over the welfare of laboratory animals is also not new, as reflected in the activities of various animal welfare and antivivisectionist groups dating ba
Letters From The Samantha
Letters From The Samantha
Letters from The Samantha An interesting short story is Letters from The Samantha by Mark Helpin. This story tells the fascinating tale, in the form of never sent letters, of an ape brought aboard an iron-hulled sailing ship in 1909 by Samson Low, the ship?s captain. Although the author makes a point to tell the reader, through Samson Low, that the animal does not symbolize anything or mean anything, in fact, He stands for nothing (280), several arguments can be made to contradict this. One coul
The Lawn Party
The Lawn Party
The Lawn Party Ann Beattie writes her short story The Lawn Party as a male narrator. Because men tend to be less emotional than women are, this makes the narrator?s point of view more believable. Although this is a story that moves from one agonizing situation to another, the lack of human emotion leaves one with a somewhat empty feeling. One could infer that the author removed all sensitivity from the narrator in an attempt to make him appear aloof, indifferent, and even somewhat callous. The n
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler
Hedda Gabler HEDDA GABLER - LONG ESSAY Henrik Ibsen portrays a microcosm of nineteenth century Norwegian society in his play Hedda Gabler. Hedda, the protagonist, exhibits a mixture of masculine and feminine traits due to her unique upbringing under General Gabler and the social mores imposed upon her. However, although this society venerates General Gabler because of his military status, his daughter Hedda is not tolerated due to her non-conformity to the accepted gender stereotypes. Hedda's ge
Those Winter Sundays
Those Winter Sundays
Those Winter Sundays Analysis of Those Winter Sundays The poem Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden is my favorite poem. It is full of deep affections not only in its words but also in the visual structure of the stanzas. In this particular poem, Hayden recounts that in winter Sunday mornings, his father always gets up in the cold and builds a fire for him, the child, so that he could get out of bed into a warm house. However, he failed to appreciate his father's love. This brief and lovel
The Stranger
The Stranger
The Stranger In The Stranger, Albert Camus portrays Meursault, the book's narrator and main character, as aloof, detached, and unemotional. He does not think much about events or their consequences, nor does he express much feeling in relationships or during emotional times. He displays an impassiveness throughout the book in his reactions to the people and events described in the book. After his mother's death he sheds no tears; seems to show no emotions. He displays limited feelings for his gi
The Death Of Ivan Illych
The Death Of Ivan Illych
The Death of Ivan Illych The short story, The Death of Ivan Ilych, written by Leo Tolstoy, is about the reactions of a man and his friends to his suffering and death. Everyone who knows Ivan including Ivan himself has led a life of total disconcern for the feelings and sufferings of others. They all lead shallow lives not daring to probe into the feelings deep down inside for fear of stepping outside the lines of propriety. That is the biggest rule that people of that society follow. Do not sa
Waiting For Godot
Waiting For Godot
Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is an absurd play about two men, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo) who wait under a withered tree for Godot, who Vladimir says has an important but unknown message. This play is incredibly bizarre, because at times it is difficult to discern if there is a plot at all, and at other times, the play seems incredibly profound. One of the most ambiguous aspects of Beckett's play is the identity of Godot. If the reader analyzes all the Biblical al
Ordinary People
Ordinary People
Ordinary People Ordinary People by Judith Guest is the story of a dysfunctional family who relate to one another through a series of extensive defense mechanisms, i.e. an unconscious process whereby reality is distorted to reduce or prevent anxiety. The book opens with seventeen year old Conrad, son of upper middle-class Beth and Calvin Jarrett, home after eight months in a psychiatric hospital, there because he had attempted suicide by slashing his wrists. His mother is a meticulously orderly p
The Cat In The Rain
The Cat In The Rain
The Cat in The Rain The Cat in The Rain In the short story the The Cat in the Rain by Ernest Hemingway, the cat is a symbol around which the story revolves. As a central symbol, the cat reveals the psychological state and emotional desires of the American wife. When the cat is first observed it is crouched under one of the dripping green tables. The cat was trying to make herself so compact that she would not be dripped on. (56) Even though the wife is standing to far from the cat to determine i
Economic Reasons For American Independence
Economic Reasons For American Independence
Economic Reasons for American Independence Eleven years before America had declared it's independence there was 1,450,000 white and 400,000 Negro subjects of the crown. The colonies extended from the Atlantic to the Appalachian barrier. The life in these thirteen colonies was primarily rural, the economy based on agriculture, most were descended from the English, and politics were only the concern of land owners. Throughout these prosperous colonies, only a small portion of the population were c
The Waste Land
The Waste Land
The Waste Land SURREALISM AND T.S. ELIOT Surrealism is a dangerous word to use about the poet, playwright and critic T.S. Eliot, and certainly with his first major work, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock . Eliot wrote the poem, after all, years before Andre Breton and his compatriots began defining and practicing surrealism proper. Andre Breton published his first Manifesto of Surrealism in 1924, seven years after Eliot's publication of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It was this
Soldiers Home
Soldiers Home
Soldier's Home 'SOLDIER'S HOME': ANOTHER STORY OF A BROKEN HEART He knew he could never get through it all again. Soldier's Home I don't want to go through that hell again. In the works of Ernest Hemingway, that which is excluded is often as significant as that which is included; a hint is often as important and thought-provoking as an explicit statement. This is why we read and reread him. Soldier's Homeis a prime example of this art of echo and indirection. Harold Krebs, the protagonist
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel It is not surprising for an author?s background and surroundings to profoundly affect his writing. Having come from a Methodist lineage and living at a time when the church was still an influential facet in people?s daily lives, Stephen Crane was deeply instilled with religious dogmas. However, fear of retribution soon turned to cynicism and criticism of his idealistic parents? God, the wrathful Jehovah of the Old Testament (Stallman 16), as he was confronted with the harsh realitie
Rose Schneiderman And The Triangle Fire
Rose Schneiderman And The Triangle Fire
Rose Schneiderman and the Triangle Fire A Review of the Essay Rose Schneiderman and the Triangle Fire Reported by Leslie Regina Goodson The American History Illustrated, published in July of 1981, featured an essay by Bonnie Mitelman. The essay expounds on the tragedy of a horrific fire at the Triangle Waist Company on March 25, 1911 and the impetus it had on a union activist, Rose Schneiderman. Ms. Mitelman emphasizes the altering change such a tragedy can have on an individual, a small commu
Pride And Prejudice - Point Of View
Pride And Prejudice - Point Of View
Pride And Prejudice - Point of View Marry For Love The point of view of a novel usually decides which characters we sympathize with. In the novel Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennett is the focal character, which causes the reader to feel closest to her. The reader can relate more easily to her feelings and actions, and given that all of Elizabeth?s opinions on large issues are known and understood, the reader tends to side with her. By making the story from the point of view of
The Open Boat
The Open Boat
The Open Boat There are more characters than just the captain, the correspondent, the oiler and the cook in Stephen Crane's The Open Boat. There is a fifth character: nature. Nature can be seen as the main character in the story as it is constantly affecting the four men in the boat and is ever-present throughout their ordeal. Many different views of nature are expressed in this work: nature as the causal agent of the entire trial, as being personified in it's action and as being indifferent to
Nathan The Wise
Nathan The Wise
Nathan the Wise Continually present in Gotthold Lessing?s play, Nathan the Wise, is the pursuit for truth. In particular, a truth that goes beyond religion, one that reaches to the depths of humanity: human nature?s freedom. In his play, Lessing reveals the freedom of human nature among mankind through the bonds of friendship. Furthermore, Lessing conveys an optimistic view of human nature in such a way that left to its own devices, human nature will seek the goodness of mankind and fraternity.
Musee Des Beaux Arts
Musee Des Beaux Arts
Musee des Beaux Arts The Old Master's; how well they understood it's human position. In Musee des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden, the Old Master's understood that people often turned a blind eye to one another's suffering. It uses an analysis of one art form (paintings) by another (poetry) to make the statement about people's lack of interest in the suffering of others. The poem explores the depth of humanities indifference to one another. The Old Masters' understood that death caused much suffer
Song Of Solomon
Song Of Solomon
Song of Solomon The idea of complete independence and indifference to the surrounding world, symbolized by flying, stands as a prominent concept throughout Toni Morrison's emphatic novel Song of Solomon. However, the main character Milkman feels that this freedom lies beyond his reach; he cannot escape the demands of his family and feel fulfilled at the same time. As Milkman's best friend Guitar says through the novel, Everybody wants a black man's life, a statement Milkman easily relates to w
Leda And The Swan
Leda And The Swan
Leda and the Swan The Big Bad Swan In nature, there are many amazing and bizarre acts. Take, for example, the Preying Mantis. The Preying Mantis is a relatively large insect that performs a most barbaric act: after the docile and exquisite female mates with her aggressive and overpowering male counterpart, she eats him. Instinctively, the powerful male seeks out his mate and impregnates her, fulfilling his mating duties. However, the male expends all of his strength in the sexual encounter, and
1984 - A Grim Prediction Of The Future
1984 - A Grim Prediction Of The Future
1984 - A Grim Prediction of the Future Nineteen Eighty-Four was written between the years of 1945 and 1948. Orwell got the title from switching the last two numbers of the publication date. In Orwell's criticism of a perfect society, his book became known as one of the greatest anti-utopian novels of all time. The book's message is so powerful that some say it went so far as to prevent the sinister future from realizing itself. Althought the book starts out as the story of a neurotic, paranoid m
Heart Of Darkness - Ignorance And Racism
Heart Of Darkness - Ignorance And Racism
Heart of Darkness - Ignorance and Racism Joseph Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice in his book Heart of Darkness. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. Chinua Achebe concluded, Conrad, on the other hand, is undoubtedly one of the great stylists of modern fiction and a good story-teller into the bargain (Achebe 252). Yet, despite Conrad's great story t
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep
Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep Dog In Lawrence Ferlinghetti?s poem, Dog , the dog symbolizes an ordinary man going on about his life. In the first section Lawrence establishes what the things are that the dog sees in comparison to himself. The next section deals with how the dog thinks and feels. Finally, the last section reveals what the dog does. Mr. Ferlinghetti shows us how a normal mans life is similar to a dogs by revealing what the dog sees. He tells us, the things he sees / are bigg
Home Burial
Home Burial
Home Burial Often it seems that writers have their own personal inspiration that fuels a great work to cause its readers to realize the complexity of the human nature. Robert Frost's Home Burial is a masterfully written example of such works, conceived from his and his wife's anguish at the loss of their first-born son as well as from the estrangement between his sister-in-law and her husband due to the death of their child. In Donald J. Greiner's commentary on Frost's works, The Indespensibl
Double
Double
Double Clarissa Dalloway's 'Double' Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway is a day-in-the-life story that folds back and forth in time, examining one woman's life decisions and one man's postwar nightmare. The woman is Clarissa Dalloway, a perfect hostess in her early fifties, confronts the decisions she made thirty years ago. The man, intended by the author to be Clarissa's double, is the shell-shocked war veteran Septimus Warren Smith who suffers delayed flashbacks over the wartime death of a
T.S. Elliot - The Hollow Men
T.S. Elliot - The Hollow Men
T.S. Elliot - The Hollow Men The imagery depicted in T.S. Eliot's poem The Hollow Men evokes a sense of desolate hopelessness and lends to Eliot's generally cynical view of civilization during this period in history. A reaction of deep and profound disappointment in mankind around him is made evident in this stark work, first published in 1925. In this short piece, Eliot enumerates several deep faults he finds in his fellowman, including hypocrisy, apathy and indifference, and leaves the reade
Handmaids Tale
Handmaids Tale
Handmaid's Tale In the course Y2k and The End of The World, we've studied apocalyptic themes, eschatology, and for some, teleology. Apocalypse, which is to unveil or reveal, eschatology, which is a concept of the end, and teleology, the end or purpose to which we are drawn, are all themes used in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. The book is apocalyptic in that it revolves around dystopian ideals. Atwood creates a world in which worst-case scenarios take control and optimistic viewpoints an
A Worn Path
A Worn Path
A Worn Path In the story A Worn Path the main character's name is Phoenix which alludes to the mythical bird that consumed itself in fire after five hundred years and rose renewed from its ashes. This death-birth motif gives a meaningful context for details which seem merely descriptive(Seidl, p. 53). Welty's main subject is the intricacies of human relationships, particularly as revealed through her characters' interactions in intimate social encounters. Welty's outlook is hopeful, and lo
Hymn To Intellectual Beauty
Hymn To Intellectual Beauty
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty In Hymn to Intellectual Beauty , Shelley describes his realisation of the power of human intellect. In seven carefully-constructed stanzas, he outlines the qualities of this power and the e ect it has had on him, using the essential themes of Romantic poetry with references to nature and the self. In the first stanza, the concept of the unseen Power ? the mind ? is put forward, and Shelley states his position on the subject. Throughout the stanza, extensive use is mad
Peter Tchaikovsky
Peter Tchaikovsky
Peter Tchaikovsky The Life of Peter Tchaikovsky Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, also spelled Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, was born in Votkinsk, in the city of Vyatka, Russia, May 7, 1840. Second in a family of five sons and one daughter, to whom he was extremely devoted. Once in his early teens when he was in school at St. Petersburg and his mother started to drive to another city, he had to be held back while she got into the carriage, and the moment he was free ran and tried to hold the wheels. There i
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf One of the greatest female authors of all time, Virginia Woolf, produced a body of writing respected worldwide. Driven by uncontrollable circumstances and internal conflict, her life was cut short by suicide. Her role in feminism, along with the personal relationships in her life, influenced her literary works. Virginia's relationships throughout her life contributed, not only to her literature, but the quality of her life as well. Perhaps the greatest influence in Virginia's life
Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge
Calvin Coolidge On August 2, 1923, Calvin Coolidge was vacationing at his father's home at Plymouth,Vermont when one night he was awakened by the tragic news of Warren Harding's death. Harding ,who had been on a public speaking tour of the West, when his health began to deteriorate, tried poorly to alleviate the scandal that have been plaguing his presidency. Praying by candlelight, Coolidge descended the stairs to the plain living room of his father's house, lighted only by two kerosene lamps.
Cicero
Cicero
Cicero Cicero, was truly a man of the state. His writings also show us he was equally a man of philosophical temperament and affluence. Yet at times these two forces within Cicero clash and contradict with the early stoic teachings. Cicero gradually adopted the stoic lifestyle but not altogether entirely, and this is somewhat due to the fact of what it was like to be a roman of the time. The morals of everyday Rome conflicted with some of the stoic ideals that were set by early stoicism. Thus, C
Billy Sunday
Billy Sunday
Billy Sunday For almost a quarter century Billy Sunday was a household name in the United States. Between 1902 when he first made the pages of the New York Times and 1935 when the paper covered his death and memorial service in detail, people who knew anything about current events had heard of the former major league baseball player who was preaching sin and salvation to large crowds all over America. Not everyone who knew of the famous evangelist liked him. Plenty of outspoken critics spoke of
Historical Truth
Historical Truth
Historical Truth All of human history is a collaboration of truth. In it, emotion and rationality fight each other in a bitter struggle for supremacy. The outcome remains in doubt still to this day, however, as evidence of both individual and institutional involve- ment contribute towards this subtle yet potent friction. Institutions are the founda- tion of the house of social order while individuals roam free throughout the house itself. History teaches us that humanity grows and becomes stren
Animal Rights Protests
Animal Rights Protests
Animal Rights Protests Over the past fifteen years a powerfully charged drama has unfolded in New York's Broadway venues and spread to the opera houses and ballet productions of major cities across the country. Its characters include angry college students, aging rock stars, flamboyant B-movie queens, society matrons, and sophisticated fashion designers. You can't buy tickets for this production, but you might catch a glimpse of it while driving in Bethesda on particular Saturday afternoons. If
Poe and Jackson:  A Comparison of the Authors\' Methods of Invoking th
Poe and Jackson: A Comparison of the Authors\' Methods of Invoking th
In ?The Tell-Tale Heart? and ?The Lottery,? Edgar Allan Poe and Shirley Jackson use a variety of methods to create a willing suspension of disbelief for the reader. The authors? uses of the literary elements of foreshadowing, setting, point of view, and symbolism help to create a feeling of nonchalance in the reader, leading to this suspension of disbelief. A comparison of these authors? uses of these elements in these stories will show how each element contributes to this indifference. ?The Lot
Suffer or Suicide: Only Great Men Take the Right Path
Suffer or Suicide: Only Great Men Take the Right Path
In the novel Crime and Punishment, Feodor Dostoevsky illustrates how sinners have a choice to either suffer and face the consequences of their actions, or escape the pain by ending their suffering and ultimately ending their lives. While both Raskolnikov and Svidrigylov are sinners, Raskolnikov?s mental and physical sufferings lead him to ultimately choose to suffer and hope for redemption, whereas Svidrigylov decides to take his life, stopping his incoming suffering. Through his depiction of R
Stage of Development Physical Development Cognitive Development Social
Stage of Development Physical Development Cognitive Development Social
University of Phoenix Material Development Matrix Part I – Developmental Stages For each developmental domain, physical, cognitive, and social, identify two major changes or challenges associated with the following stages: childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Stage of Development Physical Development Cognitive Development Social Development Childhood Operate a mechanical toy, walk up steps with help Can mimic and make sounds of letters, comprehends order and processes Begins to follow directio
Things go south
Things go south
Valerie Vladianu 25 June 2015 English 1020 WW1 Things go south Symbolism is used in short stories often to describe some characters and places that have intangible traits. William Faulkner wrote his short story “A Rose for Emily” using symbols to relate the house with Emily. Her body is weakening, her place in the community is shifting, and she is unwilling to accept change. As the reader looks at the order of events, the Grierson house can represent Emily’s physical characteristics. In its best
Acculturation = Gap!?
Acculturation = Gap!?
Term Paper Acculturation = Gap!? Mengyuan You Enculturation, Immigration, Acculturation, Fall 2015 Professor Glen Milstein, Ph.D. The City College of the University of New York Due Date: December 14, 2015 Words: 2560  Acculturation=Gap!? Are you an immigrant? If yes, what is your migration story and have you ever wonder to be an immigrant? If no, are you the expert of immigrant? If yes, did you ever ask your parents to tell you their stories and the reason why they immigrated? If no, did you k
The First World War started in Europe in 1914. The
The First World War started in Europe in 1914. The
The First World War started in Europe in 1914. The outbreak of the war had brought about significant changes in the British policy of administration in India. These changes had made long standing impact on both political and educational scenarios of our country. It is necessary for us to know what these changes were and how they influenced the political and educational aspects of the country. In this unit, we will first discuss the historical background of the setting up of the Hartog Committee