A system of monstrous tyranny holds individuality captive making true happiness rare. When one is muted by society’s harsh regulations, they suffer internally and externally. In the novella Anthem, Ayn Rand creates a character named Equality who feels tremendous sorrow for the way his life is, but will eventually locate the power behind his own voice. He will use his experiences to guide his acts of defiance and overcome opposing obstacles. Dispar and the negative attitude of others pushed Equality to become determined to transform his life.
As the wise philosopher Albert Camus once said: “The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding” ("Albert Camus."). In the captivating short story Where Are You Going, Where Are you Been? Joyce Carol Oates is trying to show the readers that beauty and vanity can be sometimes harmful. Bored and tired of being ordinary, and still being treated as a child, the main character engaged in a rebellion that think will make her look older, more like an adult. The author also shows the readers how Connie’s obsession with her beauty, her dreaminess and carelessness of the world made her more ignorant and lack awareness.
One of the themes of “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” is the price of selfishness. In her story Le Guin displays that if one’s happiness depends upon hurting another, one will never be at peace with themselves or truly happy. The narrator works hard to portray Omelas as a joyous community by describing the Festival of Summer with music, dancing, singing, smiles, excitement, and peace. The narrator explains that the price of this is joy built upon suffering through an innocent scapegoat. This scape goat is an innocent, negated, and abused child known by everyone as the sacrifice for their wrong doings so that they may continue to enjoy their joyous lives.
Werner’s story taught us there will always be evil, but as long as there is courage and community, good will prevail. By making the choices that align with our morals, by utilizing our free will, we can ensure the outcome. Werner asks himself and the reader, “Is it right to do something only because everyone else is doing it?” (Doerr 246). Werner’s story tells us the correct answer is no.
On this part, the profit would be zero to zero. A benefit and a disadvantage cancels each other out, thus making a neutral. Even though Ethan would earn himself an enemy, he decided to help him. By doing this, Ethen showed Jullian that he was a nice and caring person. This choice led to the friendship and
In the text, Georgiana demonstrates her tolerance towards Alymer, as she remains obedient, and faithful, as his experiment reveals her a narrow chance of success. She is too tolerant to him, which made her easy to manipulate and control, as Hawthorn writes, “Much as he had accomplished, she could not but observe that his most splendid success were almost invariably failures, if compared with the ideal at which he aimed” (8). Although she noticed the slight chance of success, she still viewed her husband as a god, who she must not reason with further. Jane, on the other hand was intolerant to her husband. She was aware of the mistreatment by her husband, which ultimately compelled her to get revenge against him by making him faint, as Gilman writes “Now why should that man have fainted?
The theme in the story tells me that I have to appreciate myself and love me and my flaws or I won’t be happy. I shouldn’t let what others think of me affect how I think of myself. Being perfect isn’t everything as long as you’re happy and comfortable with who you are that’s all that matters. We’re all humans so no matter what we do we won’t be perfect. There’s so much criticizing we lose sight of what there’s good in us because all we worry about is the negativity in us instead of focusing on the positive things that we like about ourselves.
The Unknown Ignorance is bliss. What you don't know can't hurt you. Not understanding the difference between what is bad or good, means that nothing really can be considered bad. But ignorance comes with a lot of complications. Ignorance is an important element in dystopian societies because an ignorant society won't question their government, ignorant people are easier for the government to manipulate, and ignorance also allows societies to be happy without knowing.
The alternative environment, the Savage Reservation, allows for the freedom of thought and choice; however, these freedoms had previously resulted in chaos and instability, in which the World State seeks to prevent. The World State is the superior place to reside due to its blissful ignorance and sustainability. According to the Controller, “No pains have been spared to make your lives emotionally easy – to preserve you, so far as that possible, from having emotions at all” (Huxley 44). By being inherently emotionless, the citizens of the World State are free from every emotion, thus negativity and pain are unfamiliar.
If a person knows what is ‘good’, then their manner of behaviour will always be good, as they possess the knowledge of how to do so. If a person acts in a ‘bad’ or evil way, this is simply because they lack the knowledge of how to act in a virtuous manner. For Socrates, it was simply a case of knowledge being conducive to good behaviour, and ignorance being conducive to bad behaviour. No-one chooses to act in an evil way, according to Socrates. We aim for good behaviour but fall short of
But, like many others, she lacks the judgment necessary to recognize aftereffects. Cathy 's beauty entrances Mr. Edwards, who clings to the belief that her innocence is no mask. The narrator reveals that, “Love to a man like Mr. Edwards is a crippling emotion. It ruined his judgement, canceled his knowledge, weakened him" (96). With this in mind, Cathy lives a comfortable life, manipulating Mr. Edwards’ self-torturing love to pamper her and cater to her desires.
He assumes that both options, even the complete end of existence, are ignorant to be afraid of. He claims that the fear of death amounts to simply thinking one is wise when one is not. This is a huge assumption because it is perfectly rational to fear the unknown – we as humans do it all the time. There is a stigma of the unknown for the obvious reason that we do not understand the consequences. Psychology research suggests we generally like to be able to anticipate consequences, which is why the fear of death is a complete rational fear.
In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants. This relates to me because I think sometimes we get so frustrated with people that we don 't even think about talking it out, but really, it would help us resolve our problems more effectively if we communicated with each other. I definitely recommend The Outsiders to anyone who wants an action-packed book that teaches a
The screen cleaners are not that costly as a mass freebee and numerous promo organizations respect non benefit valuing. At the point when non benefits hand them out to everybody they know at the occasion, word spreads like out of control fire. A note, this works best with non benefits that are nearby, which means they aren 't keen on attempting to pull in boundless consideration over
They survive and they are allowed to go on being careless. As Nick writes, “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy - they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness.” They aren 't cruel or malicious, they’re just careless - they don 't care too much about Myrtle or Gatsby or their daughter or even each other. To live without a care in the world is supposed to be the dream, right? Everyone wants a carefree life.