Is it because we’re having so much fun at home we’ve forgotten the world?” (Bradbury 69). Realizing how wrong the society is cause him to deny his society even more than before. (SIP-B) Montag rebels against his society because of the lack of actual people. (STEWE-1) Montag’s last encounter with Beatty is what made him act out. “Montag only said, We never burned right… Hand it over, Guy, said Beatty with a fixed smile.
Instead of being praised for his knowledge as he would be in our society he was scolded for it. Although he was capable of being a scholar, he was assigned the job street sweeper. Another rule in the city of Anthem is the rule against love. The rule is that you shall not favor one person over another. Equality breaks this rule when he meets Liberty.
How the community and the surrounding conditions affects the identity. In Anthem, Equality is smarter than his brothers and “[i]t is not good to be different from our brothers, ... it is evil to be superior to them” (Rand 21). Equality recognizes that he is visibly and intellectually different from other people from the society; thus, he was considered an outlier, leaving him in solitude from beginning. Similarly, in the article “Don’t” the study claimed that “[w]hen you grow up poor, you might not practice delay as much” (Lehrer ). The environment a person was grown is could affect the way he practices delay.
Therefore, he is powerful for the very reason that he is “untouchable.” He does not use the power for kindness but uses it to show who is best and in a bullying matter. Curley is not a kind fellow and not a lot of people are his friend in the book. He is described as a “thin young man with a brown face and a head of tightly curled hair.” Candy, in the beginning of the book, indicates that Curly is a boxer and likes to make trouble and fights especially with bigger men. He is not very nice towards his newly wedded wife either. The book does not give her a name and refers to her as “Curley’s wife”.
(x) In order to feel guilt, one must be residing to a set morals and violate them. However, since “all values have to be gained and/ or kept by men’s actions” ,(Selfishness), Equality had been following not his individual moral code, as he had not developed his own morals, but the group morality of his society. Ultimately, Equality still believed in his society, as it was all he had ever known. “Tomorrow in the full light of day, we shall take our box and leave our tunnel open, and walk through the streets to the home of the scholars. We shall put before them the truth.
These rules of the city existed in order to make sure that everyone treated each other equally. They were forced to not have a problem with anyone. These rules showed collectivism in a unpleasant way which revealed that there was no individualism. The people of the city in Anthem were stipulated to follow every rule, or else there would be a cruel punishment or they could be executed if the problem was severe enough. Their whole lives are dictated
In both the book Slam and the movie Finding Forrester, the boys had someone who made them struggle or had a problem with someone throughout the stories. Mr. Nipper, Slam’s basketball coach, from the start didn’t like Slam all that much. He wouldn’t start Slam because he didn’t like his attitude or the way he played with a big head. Slam hated the fact that even though he was the best player on the team, coach still wouldn’t start him. Slam immediately didn’t like coach Nipper because of the way he responded to Slam’s actions.
This can be seen through the recurring use of “retard” or “retarded.” Janko differs from Alan, because he is an artificial fool. While he is never seen as intelligent throughout the story, he is still capable of growth as he changes from a failing student to a passing student. He struggles with memorization and tests, but he still has the capability of doing well in both of those things. The highlight of the story is when Janko finally remembers the Miranda Rights and reads it to his arrestee, because he could not remember these rights in the beginning of the story. Janko differs from Alan, because Alan never shows any form of growth in the story.
The older boys are constantly rude to each other and don’t really act like friends at all. The younger boys also tend to ridicule each other but they do it in a loving, joking type of way. I think that the Gordie and his friends remind Ace of what his childhood friends were probably like and he is jealous of their carefree ways and that is why he despises them so much. They remind him of a time when things were much easier and he didn’t have to constantly be on edge and feel like he has to prove something. Dr. Steven Hanley, a psychologist specializing in male friendship discusses how when young, the love and intimacy felt towards a male friend seems natural and uncomplicated.
Mark Twain chose Huck Finn as the narrator because of his innocence and ignorance towards the views of society. Huck isn't the type of person you civilize, you can’t make him be someone he isn't willing to be. Every person who has entered his life has tried to create this image of Huck that wasn't realistic to him in any way, except Jim. Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave, has never expected Huck to be anybody but himself. Huck does mature as the time they spend together increases, Huck has never met stability in his life until Jim which is why he takes a liking to him.
It was a curse to be smarter than everyone else (Anthem). Equality was shame upon because the government made everyone uniform or at least tried. “We strive to be like our brothers, for all men must be alike.” (Rand, 19). For the fear of being the odd one, Equality had to strive the someone he wasn’t for a long time. ¨We, Equality 7-2521, were not happy in those years in the Home of Students.¨ (21).
Harrison wanted more then a handicap harness around his neck unlike the rest that genuinely, but not by choice abide by the rules. Equality was more diverse from the rest of the society, he wanted something different. "But we, Equality 7-2521, look through the window upon the sky, there lies the Uncharted Forest (Rand 47). Equality saw past all of the rules he had to live by for so long he opened his eyes and mind. He is special because he wants change and does not just live with what he has.
Ish explained to Joey that “we are alike…the others, they are good people…but they have no spark. We have to give the spark!”(161). Ish’s reason that Joey is the Chosen One is that he has a spark. This is hard to accept because there are no facts to see so others do not know what Ish is making his assumption off of. Ish’s reason to leave Milt and Ann is that they “were city-dwellers, and when the city died, they would hardly survive without it” (75).