In the novella, Anthem written by Ayn Rand, the protagonist Equality 7-2521 emphasizes the importance of the many dystopian themes within the story. After the destruction of the Unmentionable Time, all knowledge was lost and a new society has sprung where individualism is banned. In their society, the government is in control of the population and people are conformed to uniform expectation. Since many of characteristics of individualism was stripped away from people, it is described that they live in a dehumanized state, where names are unspecified and decisions are made by the councils. In doing so, many of what was lost remained in the Uncharted Forest where all of mankind dare not to talk about it since they developed a fear the outside world.
In 1516 , the term "Utopia" was used by Sir Thomas More in his book by the same name which depicts an imaginary country names Utopus , a country based on social equality and freedom from conflict (Sisk). In his article "Dystopia", David Sisk gives a brief background on the origin of the word utopia ,asserting that it is " derived from the Greek ou ("not" or "no") and topos (place), a utopia is "no place," a land that does not exist"(607). To oppose the idea of utopia, dystopian literature flourished into being . While utopia is the good place , Dystopia literally means a bad place (Sisk 607). The term was first used by British MP John Stuart Mill in 1868 in his criticism of the government 's policy in Ireland (Shannon).However, it did not become widely used until the mid 19th century.
In the story Anthem by Ayn Rand, there is a society where freedom and individuality is nonexistent. In this setting, each individual exists only to serve the state. This philosophy is known as collectivism. Due to collectivism, a global dictatorship has been established. The main character, Equality 7-2521, was born with a curse.
This quote shows that Rose may have wanted the fence to be built to help Troy and Cory bond. She wanted to keep them close for them to work their differences out. However, the fence ended up doing the complete opposite. The fence split Troy and Cory apart. The fence was Rose’s way to symbolically hold her family together.
While being tortured and destroyed both mentally and physically, Winston discusses the fundamental ideals of the Party and how they remain in power for so long. O’Brien then points out the flaws with other government systems, including communism, stating that they fail because they deny their claim for power. The Party does not attempt to explain itself it its people or present itself as a utopia. The Party demands
An egoist is defined as “A doctrine that individual self-interest is the valid end of all actions.” So somebody who has a really big ego, is often very selfish. The society within the book Anthem by Ayn Rand forbids anyone to have an ego. Meaning everybody has to be the same. Prometheus, the main character, discovers what it means to have an ego. This makes him different from the rest.
It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see.” (Book 17) He has sinned by writing in his own personal journal and has gone out on his own to find a tunnel in which he rediscovers electricity. This is a sin, for it is wrong to be alone or to think alone. “In the process, he realizes the dangers of collectivism” (Jill). Equality-72521 knows that this collectivism is making matters worse. One of Rand’s quotes, “Don’t hesitate to sacrifice” (Ayn), is very well shown by Equality 7-2521.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a collectivist society. Ayn Rand lived through communism and she saw nazisim,in her book she gives an example of a collectivist society, she uses this novel to warn people about what could happen if we lived in a society like that. Ayn Rand uses her novela ANTHEM to explore the theme of individualism by having Equality discover light, by defing society, and discovering that ones self respect is the most important thing in the universe. To start when Equality discovered light for the first time in the tunnel he also becomes smarter By doing this he starts to become independant by being the only one who knows this information and becoming smarter by himself. You see this in chapter 3 when he finds the power of light (electricity).
Likewise, Lennie's lack of consciousness from determining right from wrong, denounces his self character, leading to his own death. Furthermore, in 1984, Winston Smith entrapped in the dystopian society Oceania with the ideas of totalitarianism, confinement, and control. capable of ordinary human feeling. The people of Oceania, "[Are not] capable of ordinary feeling [and] everything will be dead inside [them]" (Orwell 323). In response, Winston is trying to escape and fight the system.
A Literary Analysis of the Novel 1984 by George Orwell Nineteen Eighty Four is a dystopian novel written by Gorge Orwell in 1948 and was later published in 1949. The novel depicts a totalitarian dystopian world where all the citizens are constantly brainwashed and are forced to be equal. The people in the book are forced to work for big brother without any freedom as their rights are infringed. The party in the novel suppresses the people’s thinking by making them equal in addition to creating fear in them through strict laws and propaganda in order to stop them from resisting. Through this book, Orwell warns us of our possible future in 1984 by using symbolism, protagonists, and antagonists throughout 1984.
In a news article published during the Red Scare, the author describes the Communist red flag as symbolizing “defiance of law, order, and constitutional government. It is an insult to the stars and stripes.” It also states, “There is no room in this country for any flag but our own.” (source) The article goes on to say that the federal government must do whatever it takes to eradicate any forms of communism. The author says that perhaps many citizens may be drawn to Communist ideology if the social injustices become more prevalent, and urges the readers to look into the problems of Communist civilizations. This article is an example of how many felt during the Red Scare and Cold War in regards to communism. It shows that people felt a collapse
William Golding in Lord of the Flies, a metaphorical novel demonstrates the regression of society. The civilization that Golding creates succumbs to the merciless reign of a manifested beast, the superstition on the island through the symbol of fear and cripples the civilization. Although we, as the reader, know that the beast does not exist, the boys of the island still