¨We do not wonder at this new sin of ours. It is our second transgression of Preference, for we do not think of all our brothers, as we must, but only of one, and their name is Liberty 5-300. We do not know why we think of them” (Rand 41). In Ayn Randś dystopian novel, Anthem, the citizens are forced to think that they cannot have any preference, this includes liking someone more than others. Randś protagonist, Equality 7-2521, started the book falling in love with the Golden One, but as he moves toward individuality he begins to be in “love” less as he realizes there’s more than just being in a group.
The lack of education in this society is certainly important in the process but so is the fact that the people in the society had no individuality. This paragraph is about the lack of identity in Anthem’s society. The lack of individualism is a crucial step in total equality of Anthem. Engraved in the center of the town is this: “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, one, indivisible and forever” (Rand, 19).
And to earn my love,my brothers must do more than to have been born.”(96)As you can see towards the end Equality totally becomes independent from the society and starts to have his own opinions.I think this is a big part of information for Aye Rans message on how you should just care about yourself. In the end of the book,Equality and The Golden One realize how they don 't need society anymore and go to live up in a house in the woods where they can become independent.Then he talks about all he has discovered about himself and how his brothers have to earn his love to be apart of his life and how everybody should not be equal.I think how Aye Ran ends the story is very interesting because she goes over a lot of life messages and her opinions on life.Also I think this message is a huge part of Equality and The golden ones relationship and it changes the outcome of the book a
In Anthem, they do not have families nor any types of relationships. “International 4-8818 and we are friends. This is an evil thing to say, for it is a transgression, the great Transgression of Preference, to love any among men better than others, since we must love all men and all men6+ are our friends.” (Rand 30). This tells readers that they are trained to not have relationships or know what families are. This means people cannot have friends or people in which they favor, everyone is equal so everyone is favored equally be all being favored.
You’ll never know yourself until you be yourself. In Anthem by Ayn Rand Equality says “To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.” This quote means a lot, if you follow your brothers all of your life you won’t get anywhere. If you decide to make your own decisions your life will be so much better. You have to be your own person to do what you want to do and not what your brothers want you to do. How could you want to live in a world where you do everything for mankind and nothing for yourself?
In contrast, George and Hazel in the short story cannot even identify the obstacle that they are facing with their lives. This is evident when Hazel suggests George take his bad down, he refuses by saying that when “[people] get away with it, and pretty soon [they’d be right back to the dark ages again,” and Hazel agreed. Sadly, they are so passionate about “equality”, that they are blind about that fact that they are suffering. In conclusion, both “”Warren Pryor” and “Harrison Bergeron” illustrate the danger of overly controlling humanity. Both texts discuss the barrier of stifling humanity, however, in the poem the narrator decides to suffer under his parents’ expectation, where in the short story the speakers are blind about the barrier that they are
“They w forced to dig huge trenches. When they had finished their work, the men from the gestapo began theirs. Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were forced to approach the trench one by one and offer their necks (Wiesel 6).” Moishe warned the people what was happening the thought of him as a mad man. “They think I am mad (Moishe 7),” the people did not believe his stories. If they did believe him they could have tried to save themselves and prevent discrimination for them in their
Romeo killed Tybalt after he killed Mercutio and now he is whining about how it is unfair that he got kicked out of Verona. ¨….Calling death banished thou cust my head off with a golden and smilest upon the stroke that murders me¨3.3.21-23. Romeo was acting childish. Romeo isn 't thinking about how his actions will
It is in these bizarre acts that the others deem Meursault a stranger. His disregard for social constructions presents the views of the existentialist philosophy. Love is known to be deception by existential theory due to one’s desire to have someone else love him or her. Also, as mentioned before, Meursault’s conviction in God’s nonexistence makes him detached not only concerning death, but also to love, morals (Meursault also befriends his neighbor, who is also thought to be a pimp by others), and other basic human conceptions. When new friend-the pimp- asks for his help to embarrass his ex-girlfriend, Meursault again with any consideration agrees to something that would have normally been thought of as insane, and does not contemplate that there may be consequences for this agreement.
A part of him seeing himself as not being a hero is when he lost innocence. The second text, ‘The Patriot’, shows the loss of innocence of the main character’s two younger sons. The director deliberately uses a mid-shot to show the two young boys, killing a number of men. Even though these boys did not want to kill the men, their father forced them to. This happened because the men they killed just killed their brother.