"If the egotist is weak, his egotism is worthless. If the egotist is strong, acute, full of distinctive character, his egotism is precious, and remains a possession of the race," Alexander Smith. Anthem is a novella by author Ayn Rand. Rand tells the story of a young twenty-one-year-old man, Equality 7-2521, who lives in a dystopian society in an unspecified future. Individualism is not allowed anymore and the society is ruled by the Council.
As people read literature, it can pose many benefits to them by offering help in their lives. One of these benefits is that it warns people about hubris and teaches them to happy with what they have in life. There are some classic writings, such as Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut, and Macbeth, by Shakespeare, which are prime examples of pieces of literature which have subliminal messages warning us to not be over ambitious. Additionally, there are contemporary writings, specifically an article about Trump, by Callum Borchers, which gives us examples of present day people who are being affected by their own ego. When people read others writing, whether it is contemporary or classic literature, they are taught about how it is human nature to always want more than they currently have and the dangers that can arise from not being humble, which helps shape their identity and can be used as a guide throughout life.
There are many lessons throughout the novel that could be taught and learned in our world, this society, today. They may be true; however, the reasons the lessons are taught in the first place is because of the society being presented in this literary work, The Road. This gives the sociological approach a more appropriate understanding approach to the road. The society and the characters can be analyzed thoroughly and effectively this way. “When your dreams are of some world that never was or of some world that will never be and you are happy again then you have given up.
An example would be in The Giver on page 8, paragraph 6 the novel states, “Two children—one male, one female—to each family unit.” The reason why this excerpt from The Giver shows the difference between the families from the “real world” and dystopia is because there is no limit of children in a family (excluding china). The family in the dystopian novel is also called a family unit while in our world we call our family simply family or even loved ones, friends, our family can be also our friends, colleagues. Something that is same between both societies are that these families are made up of none DNA related kids and the parents of those families are monogamous and only stay with his or her spouse till death. In contradiction to the last sentence there are non monogamous parents, divorce, and biological kids in our society so that makes a
People use literacy to express their thoughts, feeling and sometimes experiences. Some stories are similar and others are not, these stories are then categorized into different genres to have a universal organization for the many literature pieces we have. I have decided to read and analyze a collection of stories that all fall under the genre of dystopian fiction. By imagining and writing about the extremes of a society, which are dystopian societies in these stories our present society is enabling itself for the actions, it needs to take in the chance of a similar event. Human instinct finds comfort in a situation that one has experienced before but the fear of the unknown causes threat.
Rita along with Frank, a university teacher and alcoholic is the only character to speak in the play. The action of the play is singularly situated in the open university classroom. We hear about several other characters and events having happened in different locations but we never leave the classroom. It seems obvious that Educating Rita is a feminist play as it shows that women have a right to education and have a great potential as Rita learns in the space of six months what the “regular students” as she calls them, them have learnt in their lifetime. Before joining the open university, Rita has a very basic education.
The last chapter of the novel begins with the sentence “My name is Annie John” (130). Annie introduces the reader her real name at the end of the novel. It means she is now grown up and ready to start new adolescence life. However, her new life must begin not in her homeland, not with her mother, not with her best girlfriends, but in England, all alone. By separating herself from her mother, who embodies colonial culture, Annie achieves her freedom and personal identity, “I was looking at them with a smile on my face but disgust in my heart”
Realism is a major theme in Gustave Flaubert’s, Madame Bovary. Flaubert’s minute notation to the physical world is what brings the book to life. By adding excessive detail to certain aspects of the book, the reader is able to picture these moments, making the novel all the more life-like. Although Flaubert does an outstanding job of providing the reader with details to convey the idea of realism, he may be giving too many details. There are several instances in the book where it feels as though Flaubert put too much thought into the details and perhaps confuses the reader with adjectives that may be unfamiliar to them.
Some of these issues are as yet pertinent to our own circumstances and this demonstrates the all inclusiveness of the Novel. The peruser is made to share the state of mind of Pip towards these issues and it additionally builds up a tolerant mentality in us and shows us how to make due in this arrangement of foul play without getting
Summary - December, the beginning of a change The Giver, a novel by Lois Lowry that has elements of both mystery and science fiction, keeps the reader engrossed to the end. Events of the novel are written from the point of view of Jonas, an eleven- year-old boy living with his parents and his seven-year-old sister Lily in a society that has eliminated all pain, fear, war, hatred, and memories. Not only that, but it has also eliminated choice; at the age of twelve every member of the community is assigned a job based on his or her abilities and interests. Rules are set and citizens who violate rules are released and release in the community is death. Birthmothers never see their babies because they spend their first year in a Nurturing Center