Two pieces of literature that best support this quote are “A Raisin in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, and “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. The plot of “A Raisin in the Sun” often goes in unexpected directions through the decisions of Walter is a middle aged man looking to achieve the rich social status and live the wealthy life that white people do along with his son, Travis, his wife, Ruth, his sister, Beneatha, and his mother, Lena; this is all whilst living in a very racial discriminated society.
He is a chauffeur for a wealthy white man, and hopes to improve his family’s financial status by investing money into a liquor store. After moving into a house purchased by the mother’s insurance check, Walter wrongfully invests the rest of the money into his liquor store business. However the person he gave the money to had ran off. In the story, the check was a symbol of hope for the achievement of every family member’s dream. At that point in the story, there was no longer any hope for success. The theme expressed in this story is the primacy family. Success is measured by the quality of family life.
Making money and having a prestigious career are important, but not as important as maintaing a happy home undergirded with love. Walter’s eagerness to live a life of wealth brought not only him but his family down to a poor financial status. His action had a consequence, and in this case he was not the only one to pay for it. However, the family had great faith. Faith is another theme expressed throughout the story. Despite the economic and social problems they lived with, they continued to have faith. The house that Lena purchased, was located in an all white neighborhood.
These elements contribute to the short story’s effectiveness as author uses different literary forms and styles to connect the reader to the story. Style has many characteristics that help the author engage the reader such as; punctuation, the use of connotations, and culture. This is what helps the reader’s imagination take over, paint the picture, and get emotionally connected to the author’s ...
The family, despite the loss of all their money thanks to Walter, decide to move into their home and fight the surrounding racial discrimination. This story greatly relates to the quote. It shows that there is always a result for everything we give and take from this world, and in this case the result was positive for the most part. Another book that greatly relates to the quote is “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding. The book is about a bunch of british prep school boys who find themselves stranded on a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean sometime during WWII. The main character, Ralph, symbolizes common sense.
He tries to lead the boys, alongside Piggy (represents knowledge), with positive influence, giving them hope that they will soon be rescued. Jack however uses the fear from a mythical greek creature to control the boys. He encourages them to turn to savagery to survive as opposed to common instincts. They soon lose innocence and disregard democracy. Ralph tries to survive based on the common knowledge he was taught back home. In the end, Ralph finds himself running away from a group of murderers (Jack’s group).
He runs to the edge of the island and finds a Naval Corporal.
That point in the story showed that the loss of lives, the savage life, and denial of a common society was all for nothing; these of course were by the hands of Jack and his fellow group members. The theme(s) expressed in this story is/are civilization/primitive nature and intelligence and rationality versus savagery. Ralph, Piggy, and Simon used positive influence, knowledge, and common sense to survive on the deserted island. They proved that savagery was indeed not a necessary option to survive. Jack and his fellow group members took the lives of innocent people for no reason what so ever.
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The character of Ralph shows that with the common knowledge embedded in him from his home land, he was able to survive. He resisted the temptation to give up and in the end found what he had hoped for; a rescue. In conclusion, L. M. Montgomery’s philosophy is completely true. The two pieces of literature, “A Raisin in the Sun”, and “The Lord of the Flies”, truly show how his philosophy worked out in different situations. In a common society, there is always an effect to a cause. In the words of L. M. Montgomery, “… we pay a price for everything we get or take in this world”.