Ayn Rand, however, uses the word in a different light, as someone who cares about the individual rather than the whole. To Equality, ego is a holy word, one he discovered himself after escaping an all too collectivist society that forbade any originality, and even the use of the word I. After living in this society, he sees the importance of the individual and can be considered to be an egoist in Ayn Rand’s definition, which is very different from the negative tone the word is used in today. She considers egoism natural to humanity and essential to advancement, as it is what drives imagination and inspires creation. Her definition of egoism is best summed up in a speech made by the protagonist in another of her novels, The Fountainhead: “The egoist in the absolute sense is not the man who sacrifices others.
Then, they go on a journey of self realization to improve their insight and morals. This makes Roark an unrealistic man because he starts out with that self realization, he doesn't need to have some sort of epiphany to find his morals.Throughout The Fountainhead, one main theme is Howard Roark’s exceptional moral and practical qualities. But these exceptional qualities are not something he gains throughout the book, these qualities were already present. His lack of flawed character causes him to seem surreal. A man does not realistically have perfect morals and intelligence, no one is that pure.
In Atlas Shrugged, Rand characterizes Objectivism as "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute." She also states in her writings that Objectivism is intended to be a practical philosophy grounded in man's ability to reason. One of the fundamental problems of learning about Objectivism is that almost no one has written about it who is not a proponent of it. Those who disagree with Objectivism tend to argue that Rand's philosophy is not important enough to write about (for instance, that it is a weak derivation from Aristotle with some other ideas thrown in), so there is minimal significant literature critiquing it. VIDEO Objectivism versus Collectivism is seen throughout The Fountainhead in the two characters: Howard Roark, and Ellsworth Toohey.
Falstaff is a character who represents the perspective of those who do not have a side or a reason to fight. Falstaff appears as one who does not care about anything, but truly he is mindful because he knows there is nothing worth for him to care about giving him no purpose to develop any class or respect for others. He represents the lifestyle Hal runs away to and stands as friend and father for Hal. Even in their immature adventures or Hal’s moments of greatness, Falstaff has an underlying lesson towards Hal to not forget what or who truly
Nothing Gold Can Stay doesn't really have any cultural details that are in it. This poem is not fantasy. It is reality and we know that because what he's describing is something real not a made up world. The poem is about real life no matter what you think the poem means. The mood of the poem isn't really cheerful and jolly, or mysterious or ominous, it's more just serious.
Holden Caufield is not insane because he has never talked about being diagnosed with a mental illness. While Holden may show symptoms of many mental illnesses, it was never mentioned in the novel that Holden ever had a diagnosed mental illness. In the novel, Holden is the type of character to admit what he is thinking and be direct about what he is thinking. As the novel narrated by Holden Caulfield, he
Aldous Huxley uses Bernard Marx, Helmholtz Watson, and John’s varying interpretations of freedom to enhance the lack of diversity in the World State society with both actions and beliefs. In Brave New World, the World State society was formed on the idea of “Community, Identity, Stability.” It was used to perpetuate ideas of freedom, and more often lack thereof. Bernard Marx struggles in Brave New World, and as a result continued perpetuating the lack of diversity in the World State. Bernard does not disapprove of the World State society, he wants to fit into it. He is both short and an introvert, which doesn’t fit his Alpha-Plus society.
William Faulkner once stated that Hemingway, “... has no courage, has never crawled out on a limb. He has never been known to use a word that might cause the reader to check with a dictionary to see if it is properly used” (Faulkner). So as you can tell, Faulkner does not think that Hemingway's short sentences and simple vocabulary are very negative things. However, other critics very well may disagree, arguing that this is an amazing writing
From my perspective Fr. Arrupe meant that it isn’t right for people to just love themselves or god but ignore those in need of help. He wanted the students to be selfless members of society, the kind of people that aid others without hesitation. Please note I'll be using they/them/their pronouns for the person I'm talking about because they are genderqueer. Kenneth, one of the leaders in the LGBTQ+ Kickback organization is one of the most selfless people I know.