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9th Jan '17 6:19:04 PM Henkyo
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* ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'': What causes a man to harden his heart against the world, and what it takes to redeem him.

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What causes a man to harden his heart against the world, and what it takes to redeem him.him.
** It's never too late to change and to fix your mistakes.
9th Jan '17 6:13:11 PM Henkyo
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* ''The Birds'' (by Daphne du Maurier): Leadership and survival when things get rough.
14th Dec '16 7:10:48 AM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Literature/WorldWarZ'': HumansAreBastards.

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HumansAreBastards.
13th Dec '16 7:16:51 PM Doug86
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* ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': [[TricksterArchetype When is it all right to lie?]] Also, the adult world is full of hypocrisy, and you can learn more by following your personal conviction and listening to your conscience.]

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* ''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'': [[TricksterArchetype When is it all right to lie?]] Also, the adult world is full of hypocrisy, and you can learn more by following your personal conviction and listening to your conscience.]



* Franchise/TheCthulhuMythos: Humanity is small and inconsequential in the larger universe. The stories written by Lovecraft himself also tended to focus on man's {{Hubris}} and the inevitable disasters that it leads to. Also, true understanding is dangerous for the mind and sanity. human have to go back to ignorance and barbary or go insane if they begin to unveil the truth.

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* Franchise/TheCthulhuMythos: Franchise/CthulhuMythos: Humanity is small and inconsequential in the larger universe. The stories written by Lovecraft himself also tended to focus on man's {{Hubris}} and the inevitable disasters that it leads to. Also, true understanding is dangerous for the mind and sanity. human have to go back to ignorance and barbary or go insane if they begin to unveil the truth.
19th Nov '16 8:49:37 PM EnigmusPrime
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** Finding a balance between the independent spirit and the human collective.
26th Sep '16 12:19:06 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'': Can we sympathize with a man who has done the unthinkable?

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Can we sympathize with a man who has done the unthinkable?
26th Sep '16 10:05:15 AM mrnickname
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** People are slaves to their own fears.
* ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'': There's always been evil in the world. There is no [[NostalgiaGoggles happy place in the past where everything was perfect.]]

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** People are Are people slaves to their own fears.
fears?
* ''Literature/NoCountryForOldMen'': There's always been evil in the world. There is no [[NostalgiaGoggles happy place in the past where everything was perfect.]] That said, does America still have a place for an old man who still believes this to be true?
26th Sep '16 10:02:27 AM mrnickname
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* ''Literature/BloodMeridian'': The violence and hatred of Americas past.

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* ''Literature/BloodMeridian'': The violence and hatred of Americas past. Can a continent with such a violent past as America, truly be at peace with itself?



** Was post-war suburban America really the shiny, happy place it wanted to be portrayed as?

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** Was post-war suburban America really the shiny, happy place it wanted to be portrayed as? Is European and American culture incompatible?
26th Sep '16 7:30:59 AM mrnickname
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* ''Literature/{{Lolita}}'': Can we sympathize with a man who has done the unthinkable?
** Can we trust people just because they are intelligent and articulate?
** Was post-war suburban America really the shiny, happy place it wanted to be portrayed as?
11th Sep '16 11:30:26 PM mrnickname
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* ''Literature/SalemsLot'': The darkness hiding beneath small town idyll.
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