Okay, pretty much every trashy novel for teenagers talks about how you "should never give up" and "hold on tight to your dreams".
Are there some out there that suggest that perhaps "giving up" might be the correct life strategy sometimes?
And it would have been better for all of them to do it sooner. It's similar to the teenage novels, which have characters having to resist the temptation to give up to triumph. In Kafka submission is the only thing that can truly allow you to be freed of the hell that is life provided you're as naturally milquetoast as his usual protagonists.
I think you don't understand Kafka. In his short stories is never a way to win. Anything they do makes it worse, demise is inevitable. They could have given up at any point and there wouldn't have been a difference. There's no chance and no glory in going down swinging. Just failure.
>Okay, pretty much every trashy novel for teenagers talks about how you "should never give up" and "hold on tight to your dreams".
because liberals have been pushing, for the last 2 centuries, the idea of a willing agent.
of course, women love this so much that they refuse to hear the contrary.
I've thought about that lately. After trying to become fit for so many years only to start eating unhealthy again and ruining what I've started so many times.
Would giving up actually be a better strategy? Or would that just make me even more unhealthy. I'm not sure. It feels like I'm just wasting time on this in the end. Time I could have spent on other things.
Beckett beat us all to it.
It's not a novel for teenagers, but Rabbit Run was essentially a book about how following your heart or your dreams is really stupid and that the heart is a fickle bitch that should be ignored most of the time.
Also, I've heard the Scarlet Letter described as a book about resigning yourself to a shitty situation and trying to make the best of it rather than try to break out and live the dream.