Equality’s tunnel resembles Plato’s cave, and the Scholars represent those still not in reality. In fact, “The Council of Scholars has said that we all know the things which exist and therefore the things which are not known by all do not exist,” a mindset parallel to those unaware of reality (52). Equality travels to the Home of Scholars, attempting to bring them into the light, yet just as those in the Plato’s Allegory, the Scholars do not believe him. It is not until after Equality escapes into the forest, however, that he leaves the cave of morality: “We remembered we are the Damned. We remembered it and laughed” he jested (80).
He will do anything to receive it even breaking many laws and leaving the society he grew up in. This is also displayed when Equality discovered a house from the Unmentionable Times. How he embraces the true ideals of ego from the Unmentionable Times. Equality also strives to be rewarded, appraised and most of all to be welcomed into the council of elders. Equality’s desperate attempts to be alone, be rewarded and appreciated are finally accomplished by the end of the novel when he flees the society with his beloved, the Golden
Through courage, Montag enacts his plan to change this totalitarian society. Originally, Montag is as naïve as all the others, but Clarisse begins to make him question the things around him. Montag strives to change his life and achieve happiness. He abandons his society’s principles in order to rebuild a meaningful society. With courage and bravery, Montag defies his government’s rules to attract others to fight for a freer
He is aware of his otherness and knows that he is “shut out from intercourse” (84) with the people he holds so dear. It can be argued that this is the point where the creature’s humanity is the strongest throughout the course of story. He has a basic understanding of human societies, he speaks and reads their language, shows compassion and, most importantly, seeks their company and friendship. In his knowledge that social belonging is the missing component to his own happiness, he confronts the people he secretly observed only to, once again, be met with fear and anger (94-95). He comes to realise that he
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.
“There were a lot of Socs in that class. I get put into A class because I’m supposed to be smart” (Doc B) The Socs are now considered to be the outsider because they are never their true self. Ponyboy thinks “Socs were always behind a wall of aloofness, careful not to let their real selves show through.” (Doc C)
Which concludes that he’ll go back and save those who aren’t being properly treated by the society itself. If Prometheus was an egoist he wouldn’t have thought of getting the others immediately.
Society, specifically the government does not want people finding these ruins and gaining knowledge. Having a relationship with another human is strictly forbidden, but this does not stop Equality from pursuing one. “Today The Golden One stopped suddenly and said ‘we love you’ “ (Rand 86). Love is word we use to express how we feel about someone we care about and cherish deeply. The Golden One says this to her significant other, Equality.
By then Equality starts to care about his own body when he was taught not to. Equality wonders how he looks, how strong his body is but in that era “it is evil to have concern for their own faces or bodies” (62 ; ch 6). In chapter seven Equality has gotten caught. He lost track of time and he ran to the Home of the Street Sweepers the place where he was supposed to be at. The Council of Home questioned him about where he was, Equality would not tell as he thought of his light in the glass box.
Have you ever been in such a bad situation that all you can do is laugh? After reading Ayn Rand Anthem Equality laughed when he remembered he is the damned. In the story when Equality finally became free in the forest he forgot about how he used to live and forgot about being damned. Equality felt that he did not need anyone and that he can be his own person and that’s what took his mind off being the damned. How ever the uncharted forest symbolizes a new way of thinking that no one in Equality's society has dared to do.
Why does a street sweeper dare come into here?” (Rand 62) As Equality walked in there he felt very looked down on, and they saw him as nothing important. The council thought they were more important than him. Collectivism was showing in this part by the council thinking they were higher than Equality when he walked into there home.
Problematic issues like world hungry and the difference of society between the privileged and unprivileged. With his social status and education he possibly could have changed the lives of many and helped people possible get back on their
He emphasized this desire when he said, “We wished to be in the Home of the Scholars. We wished it so much that our hands trembled under the blankets in the night, and we bit our arm to stop that other pain which we could not endure. It was evil and we dared not face our brothers in the morning. For men may wish nothing for themselves.” (24) Equality knows he could contribute to his brotherhood, and he knows that his mind is more developed than, his brothers.
2. Rejected Extremes Jim is able to reconcile various manifestations of adulthood where others have failed through the rejection of rigid, extremist, and even stereotypical roles. A clear example of such dismissal of rigidity occurs when Captain Smollett commands Jim to get to work: “I assure you I was quite of the squire 's way of thinking, and hated the captain deeply” (Stevenson 28).
Follow Yourself “We think that there are many mysteries in the sky and under the water and in the plants which grow.” (Rand 23). The societies of whom George and Hazel as well as Equality are apart of a collective society where nobody can be different, but in a typical society people are allowed to be smart. Although “ Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr and Anthem by Ayn Rand are both pieces of dystopian literature, their portreyal of family differs greatly. “George and Hazel were watching televison.