The quote "Character is what you are in the dark" - Dwight Lyman Moody has a few meanings. Mostly it means that you're different when you're alone. When you're around people they are influences of some sort. If you get into a situation when you're with people you might react differently than if you were alone, resulting in a different outcome. A lot of the time people aren't their true self around friends, or family, or whoever it may be for many reasons. A big reason is they don't want to be judged. Maybe they wanna look "cool" or get popular for something. Maybe they think they'll be looked at differently for being who they truly are. So basically fear of what others think keeps us from being who we really are. Fear can make us act different,
To be an ethnic American is a culture all on its own. Hunger of memory by Richard Rodríguez gives an insight into the rarely viewed world. A person that no longer falls into either category of family or American community. Such an individual is stuck between two worlds, in which two different cultures collide yet form a rift through family, language and education.
Darkness at Noon, written by British novelist Arthur Koestler in 1940, is a criticism of Stalinism and the methods used by the Communist Party in the USSR. The novel was set in 1938 during the Stalinist Great Purge and Moscow show trials. Even though the story depicts actual occurrences, it does not specifically name either Russia or the USSR, but the characters do have Russian names while other generic terms are used to depict individuals and associations. For instance, the Soviet government is alluded to as "the Party" and Nazi Germany is alluded to as "the Dictatorship." Joseph Stalin, a terrorizing dictator, is represented by "Number One." The novel is a strong and moving picture of a Communist revolutionary caught up in the terror
The main theme in the book, The Dark is Rising, is obviously the conflict between the dark and light. It is one of the many suspenseful fantasy books about the battle between good and evil, Susan Cooper wrote about the dark, light,
Immigrating to America is a process in which many people all across the world entrust as their one way ticket to a better life. Whether they do so legally or illegally, coming to the United States ensures better opportunities, economically, politically, and so on, to people who would have otherwise been worse off in their countries of origin. Even so, the common understanding of being “better off” can be considered a misconstrued concept when it comes to living in the states. Many families that choose to immigrate to the U.S. fail to realize the cultural hardships that newcomers tend to face once on American soil. Anything from racial discrimination or bias at work, in neighborhoods, at school, etc., can all be challenges that people encounter when making a move to the U.S. Such challenges are described by Richard Rodriquez in his autobiography Hunger of Memory. In this passage, he explains how cultural differences between Mexican and American ways of life have shaped him into the person that he is today. He also chooses to highlights the problems that he faces growing up in a predominately white neighborhood, while attending a predominantly white institution. Much of his writing consists of the cultural differences and pressures he feels to assimilate to Western culture and how this process, in turn, changes him into the person that some may find to be unethical, but nonetheless, someone he is proud of.
Social change comes from a societies understanding and acceptance of controversial topics, laws that enforce social norms and the politics that play a role in such change. The author Gerald Rosenberg of “The Hollow Hope” believes that the Supreme Court is able to bring about social change. Rosenburg main
Imagine a scenario where thoughts of harming your family, leaving your family behind, or even killing them yourself flash through your head, thoughts that if someone had to die you or your family, you would sacrifice your family. If it meant life or death, could someone kill an entire family and think nothing of it, for some people, the answer is yes. At certain points somebody might be able to muster up the willpower to cast their own family aside for survival. When in the Holocaust Elie Wiesel, the author of the memoir Night had to see betrayal all around him because people wanted to endure the entire Holocaust themselves. The people in this traumatic event didn’t care what they had to do to survive; some people would kill their family members just for an extra ration. These people would tear each other limb from limb utterly for a slightly larger chance of survival. When it comes down to it, humans have an innate cruelty within them. When faced with a life or death situation people will do anything to survive. Unfortunately, this cruelty
In the memoir Night by Elie Weisel you get brought into what it was like to be a Jew in the time of the Holocaust and what they had to go through. In the book even though you can see a lot about what was going on during and in
I feel like the book Night lets off a very sad a depressing mood. The setting of this book is a various amount of concentration camps that Elie and his dad go to. The main central idea of Night is to explain the experiences in the Holocaust. I personally think
Aristotle once hypothesized that humans were attracted to tragedy and destruction so that they can purge themselves of repressed emotions, otherwise known as catharsis. This is proved whenever someone cries over a sad or tragic moment in a book or movie. After one stops crying, they feel relief. This person
In today’s modern view, poetry has become more than just paragraphs that rhyme at the end of each sentence. If the reader has an open mind and the ability to read in between the lines, they discover more than they have bargained for. Some poems might have stories of suffering or abuse, while others contain happy times and great joy. Regardless of what the poems contains, all poems display an expression. That very moment when the writer begins his mental journey with that pen and paper is where all feelings are let out. As poetry is continues to be written, the reader begins to see patterns within each poem. On the other hand, poems have nothing at all in common with one another. A good example of this is in two poems by a famous writer by
To some degree, every artist creates his or her own artistic life preserver, and in doing so resequences and conserves their own artistic DNA so that it may be transferred onto another generation. Vladimir Nabokov’s memoir Speak, Memory, is not only that preserver, but the tug boat that it holds onto, heavy and cramped with the memories and history that Nabokov retells his readers against the currents of time. Speak, Memory operates thematically, not chronologically. Nabokov returns anew to his early childhood and pulls in, as it were, the memories associated with certain themes. Then he turns, changes directions, and sets off again. One such theme that resonates throughout the novel is that of exile and deteterritorialization, both
Humankind vs Spirits Heroes considered to be people who wear a tight cape and go to save the world. And is a villain considered to be a person who plots evil schemes against the hero. Heroes and villains are tended to be seen through the different perspectives of people’s eyes, but not all of the heroes or villains are recognized for their actions. At many times there tend to be many different people throughout the world who could be able to be there at the right time and the right place to make good decisions for others. On the other hand, there are some type of people that just could make wrong decisions and make places become a complete nightmare for others. Joseph Campbell views womens as a figure of happiness of creating families and
“Life is short, spend your time wisely” is a common phrase many individuals use to see the positive side in their everyday life and to forget about the negativity that fills them because they only have one life to live and there is no time for them to be filled
In Davon Custis’s book The Memory of Lost Dreams, it begins with a naïve seventeen year-old boy named Malik Soules who is described to be “long haired and brown-skinned – and wearing the heritage clothes of his primitive lifestyle…eager and curious.” (2016, p. 7) He lived in a primitive village