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  • Alan Sillitoe And J.D. Salinger Stories
    998 words
    James Joyce, Alan Sillitoe, and J.D. Salinger are authors, who show that most conflicts exists because of the difference between the loveliness of the ideal and the drabness of the actual. They convey their criticism through their short stories. The recurring themes in Joyce's stories depict Dubliners ambitions being crushed by harsh realities and / or being restrained because of society. Sillitoe's stories portray the lives of the working class and their struggle to adjust to the industrial soc...
  • Robert's Ideals Of People
    781 words
    Many people say that the metal of a man is found in his ability to keep his ideals in spite of anything that life can through at you. If a man is found to have done these things he can be called a hero. Through a lifelong need to accept responsibility for all living things, Robert Ross defines his heroism by keeping faith with his ideals despite the betrayal, despair and tragedy he suffers throughout the course of The Wars by Timothy Findley. Many times throughout Robert's life, all those whom h...
  • Ideal Of Human Nature
    586 words
    Slavery! When I think of government, the first type that comes to mind is a democratic government. I am most used to it because I live in, theoretically, a democratic society. So with that, my views are based on a democratic ideal. First, the reason I think people establish governments is so that they can work together as a whole to attain a better life. One where they would not need to worry about chaos and destruction. I would assume that if these individuals established a government, in order...
  • Their Romantic Ideals
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    Remnants of Romanticism Few people today give a real and positive meaning to the word Romanticism, even though our country began with the romantic ideal of personal freedom. Our fore fathers staked their very lives to pursue the romanticized dream of living their lives according to their beliefs, subject to no one else's. The weakness with Romanticism is that quite often when the ideal is achieved, the belief so strongly rooted in this Romanticism dies with that success or victory. Romanticism r...
  • Ideals A Reality
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    Idealism Everyone has ideals. From the most insignificant aspect in our life, such as the perfect meal, to the most important, perhaps the perfect family, we all have ideals. As a result, we must all be idealists, although some are more extreme idealists than others, as evidenced by the actions of Dr. Martin Luther King, and by contrast, at the opposite end of the spectrum, Adolf Hitler. The ideal of the former, was one of a better society in which coloured and white persons could live in harmon...
  • Kathleen And Stahr
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    Infatuating Idealism in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon Idealism Is undoubtably present in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Last Tycoon. Infatuation may be a better word, for that was exactly what possessed the main character, Monroe Stahr. He was totally engorged with one Kathleen Moore. He idealized Miss Moore as the second coming of his deceased wife Minna Davis. Stahr was a true man of men that had little to do with women since the tragic passing of his wife. He would rather put his feet up w...

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