No one is allowed to have friends or show attraction to someone else because that would mean that they preferred a certain person over their brothers, therefore showing that not everyone is truly equal. The people of Anthem are also not allowed to choose their jobs or even state that they prefer something. Having a preference in this city was seen and taught as if it was
His lack of self confidence in creating his own identity holds him back. Given he had no social rule book to follow he allows societies general norms to guide him. “As a society, it seems sometimes that we have no desire to grow. Any hint at change is met with aggression.
“How dared you think that your mind held greater wisdom than the minds of your brothers?” (Chapter 7, paragraph 14) said the members of the council. They did not want to believe what was in front of them because it was created on his own. As they continue to go on about their disappointment they bashed him with words, “to hold yourself as one alone and with the thoughts of the one and not of the many?”. (chapter 7, paragraph 15) The words that were coming from them showed him deny and pain. Although the members punished and refused to accept Equality’s invention, he never let that bring down his motivation.
I believe that Christopher sees himself as normal but at the same times he knows he isn’t like everyone else. He deals with the fact that he is different from others by keeping to himself and not talking to strangers. He also doesn’t really get how they are and he knows they act different from him. “I do not like strangers because I do not like people I have never met before. They are hard to understand (pg.31)”.
In this town there was no respect for that which led the townspeople to close themselves off to anything that was not taught in the bible. It led Reverend Brown to lead the townspeople inadequately. The townspeople were relying on Reverend Brown to lead them and that is not wrong of them but the only problem here was that they did not know how to think for themselves. They were so closed minded to new ideas that everything outside the doctrine was wrong. To think freely is to be able to open your mind to new depths, it does not mean you have to agree to them or believe in them it just means that you are able to see out of the lense of someone
Holden’s solitude is more evident because he is trying to keep his innocence while rest of the world is pressuring him and he has no companions to help him. In the end he realizes that he must learn to deal with the loneliness that he brought upon by himself, which leads him into depression. Huckleberry shares these intense feelings of rejection since several events led him to feel very “lonesome.” However, unlike Holden who was also physically completely alone, Huck Finn is always accompanied by Tom Sawyer or
His father has nothing going for himself he’s lazy and don’t want to be nothing in life. Okonkwo just wants to be respected by his clan but being like his father isn’t going to get him respect. When Okonkwo killed Ikemefuna he felt bad and had a guilty conscious from that day on. He wouldn’t eat nor drink he would be too depressed to do anything. All he has been doing is worrying about Ikemefuna and how he felt bad.
This is a clear representation of a meaningless life according to Taylor. Even though many people will look at it as a symbolization of struggle, it is not. The struggle Sisyphus faces is that his existence does not mean anything because he does not achieve anything. As Taylor puts it, his efforts come
They should not cheat, lie, or make irrational decisions. Troy disobeys almost everything it means to be a man and more. Throughout the text we see him do all of the above at one time or another. Troy does not fill his responsibilities as a man, husband, father, or brother because he doesn 't act like the father figure to his kids, treat his wife, Rose, with any respect, and aid his brother, Gabriel, enough. Troy does not fill his
The thought of Harley making his own decisions and figuring out his own way of life was not an option. The guardians treated him as a slave and used him for their own benefit. It was not a stable environment for Harley to grow up and learn new ways of