Search icone
Search and publish your papers
Our Guarantee
We guarantee quality.
Find out more!

Reality Blights

Or download with : a doc exchange

About the author

Brilliant magazine- Assistant Editor
Level
Expert
Study
Bachelor's...

About the document

Published date
Language
documents in English
Format
Word
Type
school essay
Pages
2 pages
Level
Expert
Accessed
0 times
Validated by
Committee Oboolo.com
0 Comment
Rate this document
  1. Introduction
  2. Man's capacity for evil
  3. Leper's passive nature
  4. Gene's last attempt to exorcise Finny's demons
  5. Conclusion

No matter how hard a person tries, he cannot escape a world exploding with discrimination, violence, and blind hatred. The smell of death permeates the streets as wars rage and the taste of man's inhumanity lingers in the air. An idealistic individual attempts to shield himself from the evil, constructing a house adorned with beautiful stained glass windows. Why step outside when the inside appears glorious and full of light? He fails to realize that at any given moment, intruders can smash the panes and turn those brilliant colors to the darkness of night. The novel, A Separate Peace, by John Knowles illustrates how harsh realities ultimately shatter lives by creating an impossible burden.

[...] Reality Blights No matter how hard a person tries, he cannot escape a world exploding with discrimination, violence, and blind hatred. The smell of death permeates the streets as wars rage and the taste of man's inhumanity lingers in the air. An idealistic individual attempts to shield himself from the evil, constructing a house adorned with beautiful stained glass windows. Why step outside when the inside appears glorious and full of light? He fails to realize that at any given moment, intruders can smash the panes and turn those brilliant colors to the darkness of night. [...]


[...] 51). Convinced that Finny hates him, Gene succumbs to his own lies that provide the validation to return Finny's supposed enmity. After the epiphany that he mirrors a monster, Gene rationalizes his feelings by purposely jouncing the limb to injure Finny. He despises Finny for exposing his own dark side and needs to hurt this ?perfect? being because he cannot accept the flawed image of himself. Likewise, Leper's passive nature conflicts with the violence of war, eventually rendering him helpless to cope with his dark side. [...]

Similar documents you may be interested in reading.

The Tyranny of Real Time and the Intensification of the Spectacle

 Politics & international   |  Political science   |  Term papers   |  12/11/2007   |   .doc   |   5 pages

Discrimination and Prejudice

 Philosophy & literature   |  Humanities/philosophy   |  Research papers   |  04/08/2008   |   .doc   |   3 pages

Top sold for literature

Rise to Globalism: American Foreign Policy Since 1938

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Book review   |  07/08/2013   |   .pdf   |   2 pages

Poem analysis: A Mate Can Do No Wrong by Henry Lawson

 Philosophy & literature   |  Literature   |  Case study   |  01/29/2014   |   .doc   |   3 pages