Explain the following quote:”To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.” How does this quote exemplify a theme of Anthem? By the statement “To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.” This statement basically described the book “Anthem” . For someone to be themselves they must be free from others.In the story all men are to be the same. Equality tries to be the same as his brothers since all men must be equal it's against the law if you are different.“The laws say that none among men may be alone,ever and at any time, for this is the great transgression and the root of all evil.”(chapter 1, paragraph 3) “ We strive to be like all our brother men , for all men must be alike.”(chapter 1, paragraph 7) No matter how hard Equality tries
Equality realizes what he has not had, what he has been kept from. And that is when he knows that, “There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. This and nothing else” (Rand 101).
He knows he will face a huge challenge while seeking a chance at happiness because he surrounds himself with people who believe that “each man [should be] the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.” While this standardized way of living creates fewer conflicts, Montag recognizes he has simply existed alongside the rest of his brainwashed acquaintances as opposed to actually living. The rest of the population puts up a great fight, but Montag’s only alternative is a mindless void - hardly worth living
Through recounting his life, Equality 7-2521 is able to recognize how he always had an inner voice that was suppressed by his society because it was telling him to be an individual and put his personal wants above the wants of his fellow brothers. In a world where no one is able to think privately, Equality 7-2521 breaks away from the only moral belief system he has ever been taught and
Things that equality has never thought , or was allowed to do in the society of man.”We did not wish to move .We thought suddenly we could lie thus along as we wished ,and we laughed aloud at that thought .We could also rise , run ,or leap , or fall again”. This is an example of equality finally realizing that he was free to do whatever he liked without having to think about it or how it pertained to the equal society of man , in which he had left behind for the better power of nature .Another example of equality’s new freedom was when he , not knowing what is was , but learned how to hunt. “We stopped when we felt hunger. We saw birds in the tree branches , and flying from under our footsteps .We picked a stone and we sent it as an arrow at a bird. It fell before us.
Montag must abandon all previous views and principles he had about society to enable a change. Through the character of Montag, Bradbury suggests that individuals are courageous when they sacrifice themselves for the improvement of society, even when there is a risk of achieving nothing. Initially, Montag seems as static and obedient as all the others in this totalitarian society; however, through talking with Clarisse, Montag’s views change, causing him to question the rules around him. He realizes how dull and pointless his life is. Stealing the book from the fire is his first courageous act because it shows how much Clarisse has influenced him.
I meant that! There isn’t a tribe for you anymore! The conch is gone… I’m Chief!”(Golding 181) This death meant nothing to the power hungry Jack, all he cared about was being leader and in reality that would never happen. Piggy had done nothing wrong, all he wanted was peace and the unification of the tribes so they could have a better chance a rescue. Instead Jack killed him and would hurt their chance of survival even more.
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
In the two stories, “Enemies’ and “Friends”, from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, O’Brien introduces two men, Jensen and Strunk. They are both fighting for the same side, but act violently toward one another for no real reason. The social codes and contracts that society is normally governed by have become arbitrary. Most of the time, those who steal are punished so they know that they shouldn’t do it again and so justice has been enacted. However, in the first story, “Enemies,” the complete lack of an attempt by Jensen and Strunk to resolve their conflict using peaceful and healthy conversation, or even going to a superior, demonstrates that normal social contracts have begun to break down.
King Siddhartha didn’t give any clue to his wife and son of his renunciation of knighthood and left alone to seek a salvation to misery and agony encountered by the Individuals. If determined, he would have ruled his state until his last breath because there was no brother to challenge his