Oppression has become the normal reality for the citizens crushing their spirit until someone started to break the mold. Equality 7-2521 slowly confronted the injustice in his pursuit for knowledge. In Ayn Rand 's Anthem, the government is controlling society which started out with good intentions of equality but slowly became controlling by the suppression of human spirit, and the future societies stemming for this one will allow freedoms that they were previously denied. The original government wanted to prevent the violence present in the Unmentionable Times, so they turned to equality but, really, that became oppression because the human spirit cannot be willingly subjugated. Human beings are naturally curious.
Anthem’s society is dystopian world where all human advancements and technology are absent. Individualism is seen as a sin and is shunned by the citizens. The citizens have been stripped of any solitary rights and only live to serve their brothers around them. Equality was a City Street Sweepers that had always been told that he was different from his brothers; both mentally and physically. Nevertheless, he still worshiped the principles of his world like the people around him.
Arguably, it seems Equality wouldn’t have the desire to punish others in this new society (after all he faced the punishment himself, didn’t he?). However, it is implied that he wouldn’t want to have any true barriers between his city and others, just like the city he escaped from. He explains that people will soon be drawn to and from it over time, which readers could assume is without threats within his city. “And it will become the heart of the earth, lost and hidden at first, but beating, beating louder each day. And word
The rule of the conch was the first rule established by the assembly. Breaking the conch led to the end of civility on the island. People’s voices can no longer heard. Jack’s philosophy of having no rules is ultimately what kills Piggy and Simon.The boys would continue to harm others because without rules, they cannot be controlled. Their deaths give Jack more power and therefore
True Purpose Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, is a glorified story about an individual trapped in a damned society. Prometheus is regulated by tacky and cruel laws and rules, but he is trying to find who he is and what his real reason in life is; not just what his city tells him to be. I believe these rules and laws exist because Ayn Rand wants to show the evils of collectivism. The Council controlling the city wants to create a world where everyone is treated exactly the same, in every way. The true purpose, I believe, is that The Council wants to show an expectation of a perfect person.
The book Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury talks about a fireman named Guy Montag. Guy Montag’s occupation is to destroy books because it is illegal to have and read. Guy Montag, and majority of society never thought to question why is was illegal to read books, until he became friends with a girl named Clarisse. Clarisse makes Montag wonder why it is illegal to read books, and he begins to question the existence of life. Guy Montag goes through multiple encounters to influence his look on life and to begin to question many things.
(AGG) It’s funny how one little thing can change an entire person’s perspective on something. (BS-1) The main character in this story, Montag, was like everyone else in society, mesmerized by the government. (BS-2) But, along his journey, people that met him influenced him to turn away from society, which lead him to questioning everything. (BS-3) He later realized that no one actually listens to each other because they are surrounded by technology, and this causes him to act out against his society. (TS) The lack of being heard can cause someone to reject their society.
Jackson relied with “No” he said to the colonel “I would probably not understand your orders”(Vandiver). Nevertheless he was pressed into acceptance. He soon found himself in trouble. The colonel found himself in trouble. The colonel gave an improper command, and the strict discipline of West Point forbade any improvisation, so Jackson’s company marched off the parade ground and straight through the town.
In Anthem by Ayn Rand we follow Equality 7-2521 as he goes against social customs to rediscover electricity. He knows that this is a sin because he is merely a street sweeper and isn’t worthy of being a scholar. Equality 7-2521 commits other sins as well, he shows favor towards International 4-8818 and Liberty 5-3000 even naming her the Golden One. After showing his rediscover to the World Council, Equality 7-2521 is disregarded for only the scholars are worthy of innovation. Before he can be fatally punished Equality 7-2521 flees into the Uncharted Forest, and is saddened because he knows that he will never see the Golden One again but also thankful for she deserves better than the Damned.
They also rejected the claims which they were being accused of. Because the characters in the godfather are family men, and claim to never commit crimes again, they continue to commit severe crimes very frequently. In both situations it relates to them both not being able to take ownership and pay the consequences for their mistakes. From a Morality perspective, looking back at the social contract theory its states that “The belief is that human beings got together long ago in social groups and they entered a social contract, or agreement, to act in a particular way” going off of that their is a reason for the criminal code of conduct and for prison systems set in place. Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not.
The Council has left society in this state because they believe that mankind does not need to evolve. Their reasoning behind this could be because of what happened before the events of Anthem. In Anthem, there was a great war between one group of people known as the Evil Ones. This war resulted in the defeat of the Evil Ones and the destruction of everything related to them. This then led to the Great Rebirth, the City being one of the products of this event.
Some believed that what they are doing is just downright inapt and others believe no one should even be mad at the authorities. This is good example of the effects of humans having different conceptions and different ways of interpreting a situation. One of the ways people may have seen it as was, the mayor was inconsiderate pushing the homeless to move against their will and he set up a homeless shelter to not look bad to the people. He did it so he would hit two birds with one stone he would remove the poor off of the streets to be able to continue his construction on the city, and at the same time will seem like a generous person by setting up a shelter claiming to be for the safety of the peoples living out on the
The leaders of this protest were arrested by the police soon after. “But we 're a bunch of raw material[s] that don 't mean to have any process upon us, don 't mean to be made into any product, don 't mean to end up being bought by some clients of the University, be they the government, be they industry, be they organized labor, be they anyone! We 're human beings!”(Wikipedia Contributors) This quote was from Mario Savio, the main speaker which obviously shows his anger. The Boomers wanted to be free from the influence of the previous generation and strived for independence. The Free Speech Movement was a crucial contribution because this event presented the Baby Boomers will for independence and their influence on society as young teenagers.
There he was looking through the bars of the jail cell plotting the day he, Randall Nitts would break out. It was an ordinary day in New York City for Randall, but today would be different. “The last thing I remember was the sound of the cell door clashing with the wall. There was nothing that made me more mad because I did not see anything wrong with what I did.”, he exclaimed.” You see Randall was an idealist only not the good kind, he thought about things like that we should not have any form of plant life, (not knowing that it would kill everyone). He also thought about how wrong democracy is and that our world should be a dictatorship and that he should rule everything.
Argumentative Synthesis Mindlessly, people worldwide disobey the government in which they live everyday. Examples of this would be people speeding, littering or other tasks which individuals might find harmless when in reality they are disobeying laws set by the government. Although there are people who disobey the government in much bigger ways. One of the most famous examples from past history is the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and what he stood up against. Growing up in his time, people of color were always looked down on and were restricted.