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Man v. Society

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Austin Sargent

on 2 September 2010

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Man v. Society:
A Historical Analysis Romeo and Juliet: Written in 1595 by William Shakespeare Original story of "Star- Crossed Lovers" Focuses around the theme of denying your family for love One of the most taught books in high school Man v. Socitey Examples: From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whole misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife.

From this Prolouge from the Chorus In Act 1, we learn that two famalies are fueding and that the only answer to that is death. The parents are more concerned about their reputation in society than the happiness of their children O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,
And I'll no longer be a Capulet.

Juliet wants Romeo to refuse his famliy so they can be together. She makes the same vow to him. After this scene, Romeo runs to Friar Lawrence to devise a plan which leads to the marriage of Romeo and Juliet and the eventual suicide of both of them Tybalt Tybalt is ordered to look after Juliet by Juliet's father. He ends up stabbing Mercutio, Romeo's friend during a street duel. To avenge his friend, Romeo stabs Tybalt in heated rage.
"I do protest, I never injured thee,
But love thee better than thou canst devise,
What was happening in history? Spain and Portugal explored and conquered the world seas Protestant Reformation Nostradamus is born Austin Sargent Ivan the Terrible Black Plague Harrison Bergeron What is happening in history? Vietnam War Communism Scare Cuban Missle Crisis John F. Kennedy Civil Rights Space Race Their Eyes Were Watching God Was written in 1937 by Zora Neale Hurston According to TIME magazine, is one of the top 100 books of the 20th Century. Written in southern dialect Revolves around race relations and the role of women Man v. Society Examples: Porch Sitters The porch sitters serve as the judgement of Eatonville. They are women who have a very distinct view on womanhood and the role of women in a relationship. Women should be servants and the man is the most important. Janie is subject to their judgement after running of with Tea Cake. Janie's Marriages What is happening in history? Great Depression Dust Bowl Amelia Earhart Hollywood's "Golden Age". Shirley Temple Harlem Renaissance Janie's first marriage, to Logan Killicks, was arranged by Nanny. He was about 50 years older than she. This marriage was strictly for protection and so he could provide for her. She began to question her marriage after Logan told her he was going to buy her a plow so she could do "Man's Work". Her second marriage, to Joe Starks, was used as a way to escape the domestic lifestyle with Logan Killicks. When they first met, Janie saw Joe as an opportunity to get something better, He promised her the adventure of a lifetime and she was willing to go along with the ride. After the development of Eatonville (with the addition of a general goods store) Janie help Joe around with his mayorly duties as "Missus Mayor". She stopped loving Joe after he asked her to put her hair into a headrag, which was a symbol of servitude. Janie's third marriage, to Tea Cake was criticized from the beginning. After Joe's death, Janie wanted another adventure, and Tea Cake was the answer. He was different than all her other husbands because he treated her as an equal. He wanted her to be right beside him instead behind him in a servant role. After the many experiences in The Muck, Janie makes an epic trek back to Eatonville. The porch sitters judge her again, but this time she doesn't care because she has been to "...the horizon and back.". Written by Kurt Vonegut Jr. in 1961 Is a futuristic look at the world in 2081. Centers around the ideas of crab mentality and tall poppy syndrome. Government makes everyone equal by use of masks, weights, brain distractors, and limiting the exchange of information These are enforced by the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the U.S Constituion Man v. Society Examples Handicaps In this story, ther government sanctions the use of mental and phyiscal handicaps. This is so everyone in society is equal "Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else." "They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked,..." ""Who knows better then I do what normal is?"" "She was referring to the forty-seven pounds of birdshot in a canvas bag, which was padlocked around George's neck." "He tried to do the best he could with what God gave him" Tall Poppy Syndrome- a tall poppy is a successful person or achiever who, as a result, is the target of jealousy and grudging remarks used to describe a kind of selfish, short-sighted thinking which runs along the lines of “if I can't have it, neither can you. Crab Mentality- Common Sense Written in 1776 by Thomas Paine Had the largest circulation numbers during colonial america Was heavily influenced by Elightenment era ideals Focuses on the realistic thought of independence from England Man v. Society Examples Section 1 In his first section, Paine draws a clear line between government and socitey. He says that it is the job of the government to bring people together and not create tyranny Section 2 In this section, Paine criticizes the practice of inherticance in terms of monarchy. He also evalutates what the real, biblical definition of a monarch is. He concludes by questioning the thought of a "mixed state" Section 3 In Section 3, Paine makes his best arguement for independance. He evaluates the current tensions between America and Great Britan. He drafts the idea of a Continental Conference in which each colony would get 7 representatives. Section 4 In his final section, Paine gives an optimistic look at America. He observes the many potentials for America to rival the Royal armed forces. Using the vast amount of resources, America could defend itself against British impressment. Paine's Arguments for Independance It was absurd for an island to rule a continent.
Even if Britain were the "mother country" of America, that made her actions all the more horrendous, for no mother would harm her children so brutally.
Britain ruled the colonies for its own benefit, and did not consider the best interests of the colonists in governing them.
The Bible Moses Found in Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy Led the Jews out of Egyptian captivity Most well known becasue of the Plagues of Egypt, the Manna from Heaven, and the Water from the Rock Recorded the Ten Commandments on tablets of stone Led the Jews around in the desert for 40 years David Most famous for sleighing Goliath Story is told in 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel After he sleighed Goliath, David was constantly being chased after and threatened by King Saul King Saul would try and kill David, but David spared King Saul's life TWICE After Saul's death, David becomes King and even weaps for Saul Commited adultery with Bathsheba, and had a son named Solomon Nehemiah Was a Hebrew slave under Artaxerxes Was tasked with rebuilding Jerusalem Faced outside opposition from Samarians Built the city physically and spirtually Was not afraid to get his own hands dirty for the good of the cause Was the king's cupbearer
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