The novel includes many major themes that are not only specific to India, but can be universalized as well. Posted on September 27, by csoseman Today in class I came to the realization that Victor had very self destructive behavior throughout the novel, especially after the creation of the creature.
Rushdie includes the juxtaposition of destruction and creation, and fate and freewill, as well as themes surrounding identity crisis and fragmentation. I also think that losing his mother at a young age could have somehow attributed to his behavior.I have chosen to approach this text from both a historical and literary standpoint because there are the two areas that I would most like to teach. Later on in the novel he could have confessed his creation and taken many paths that would have led to a happy existence. A female Lazarus that takes pleasure in rising from the dead several times is the speaker of this poem. I see that as psychological because he is wanting to avoid or push away the idea of dealing with the creature for as long as possible. Here are some articles that mention self destruction in the novel. Self destructive behavior can be derived from clinical depression and these patterns may have been learned earlier in life. How does it influence your perception of the text? The theme of destruction vs. These books center on characters of questionable moral integrity, who through their own poor decisions bring about their own misery and often ultimate demise. It would be appropriate at this time introduce New Historicism, and how it might impact the reading of this text. Self destructive behavior may be used as a coping mechanism. Sample Discussion Three , allows students to consider self-destruction, which is a primary theme of the text. Shute wants to prove that nuclear war is humanity's ultimate act of self-destruction. There is no winner in a nuclear war; even the last survivors get only the prospect of a dignified, self-administered death by pills as their prize.
A mother's role is to create and preserve the next generation, not destroy it. Shute wants to prove that nuclear war is humanity's ultimate act of self-destruction. It is the black community in Cincinnati which operates as a form of salvation for many of the character.
The anger he provokes results in his downfall. Any subject.
Burn it. Discussion throughout the reading of On the Beach will provide students with the opportunity to conjure their understanding of the text.
How is this inscription symbolic of what you are about to read?