¨Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.¨ (Will Durant) In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the quality of society's morals depends upon the moral nature of its leader: Someone inclined to chaos and who rules with fear does not create a sustainable system. The boys are all stranded on the island with no adults, they try to make a sustainable and non fearless government system, the government system falls, and made Jack turn ‘evil’ and go his unsustainable government system way. When Jack starts to lose his innocence, he put some clay on his face to show that he was starting to turn to the chaos or the party side of things.
Learning to live and succeed by himself without influences from people was his goal. He believed in the importance of oneself and the government took that away. Henry David Thoreau, an American poet and novelist used his life experiences and thoughts to emphasize nature,
“In fact, I thought of stealing away in order not to suffer the blows. What’s more, if I felt anger at that moment, it was not directed at the Kapo but at my father.” pg. 54 This example shows how the author uses revealing actions as a technique to set up the problem.
In Jin Ha’s short story “Saboteur”, a man named Mr. Chiu is wrongfully accused of a crime he did not commit and is unreasonably punished. He is imprisoned unjustly and is forced to admit his wrongdoing, but he maintains his innocence and refuses to take part in the police department’s deceit. Eventually the police department’s lies and cruelty drives Mr. Chiu to seek revenge. Ha develops characterization through the use of methods of characterization, character traits, and the significance of the character 's traits to illustrate how the abuse of political power ultimately leads to the deterioration of humanity in a person. Ha utilizes the method of characterization to demonstrate how the abuse of political power leads to insurgence.
“An irrational society is a society of moral cowards – of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles, and goals” (86) says Rand, and I feel that too far have the men in the society sunk away from moral standards, like putting their knowledge to use and expanding it, simply because they do not believe in judging others for fear of what others may see in them, especially Equality since he always abides by the strict standards with fear of the civilization itself. Equality would certainly agree with Rand’s advice, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgement”, as Equality did by leaving the controlled society that brainwashed
Equality was a sinner, in the book it even states in the very first line on page 17 it says “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see.” Equality was a discoverer, and by doing that he was sinning. After discovering what he believed was a discovering of a “new power of nature” as said on page 52, he knew that he said to show his new power to the Council of Scholars. It was forbidden to go out of your house, but he did it anyways.
“It is a sin to write this,” begins Anthem, and the digression of the society around him slowly falls. The argument asks if I reason about the Equality’s sins being evil or marvelous. The outtake of his decision decides his fate on the community around him, lifeless slaves being controlled by the government. So, I believe his sins are for the greater good. It shows that he is not a enslaved monkey in a science lab, but the arrogant monkey who refuses to do the tests.
Hazel said to George, “ Take the handicapped off, it 's only here so that you can relax.” George said, “If that how it was, we 're all going back to judging and comparing.” Vonnegut’s thoughts on individualism are that being individual and acting a way that is unique doesn 't fit into our society and won 't be accepted. In the story, a “rebel” decided to take of his handicapped, and to become different and be free in how he is but he was brought down and shot dead by a officer.
In response to that Martin Luther King Jr. said that “one has a moral responsibility to disobey just laws; because if we did not disobey them, then unjust acts would continue to occur, causing our country to be harmed.” According to king he believes that we should challenge unjust laws if and only if you are ready and willing to accept the punishment that follows (MLK). King states that “an unjust law is no law at all” because he believed that laws were put in place in order to benefit and aid the citizens of the state. If a law was unjust, however, it then was contradictory and should not be considered a law” (MLK). Martin Luther King Jr. stated, in his letter, “A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God.
When speaking of Equality’s invention, a Scholar declares “And if this should lighten the toil of men... then it is a great evil, for men have no cause to exist save in toiling for other men” (74). The purpose of technology is to make lives easier, so if the government removes technology, they’re also saying that the purpose of living is to suffer. If they want as much work to be done for the people as possible, then they need to accept the fact that some changes must be made to how everyone lives. Moreover, the choice for Equality’s job does not make sense.
In the article “Why Released Felons Should Be Allowed to Vote”, author Steve Chapman addresses the concerns of societal members who are worrisome about a released felon’s right to vote. The basis of the article is focused on whether or not those who were once accused of a felony, should be granted voting rights after being released into society after imprisonment or the proportionate punishment has been served. The author’s thesis is that previously convicted felons who have been reformed through rehabilitation or incarceration should receive voting rights after being released into society, and should not be subject to the inquiry of society based on their prior actions. The main argument made by Chapman is those who are against voting
The author premises are that polices should rethink and challenge themselves to understand that their taking the lives of innocent men and it shouldn’t be based on the color of their skin or even by the same excuse or lie that “he had a gun”. The author revisits the mind of his son by drawing back on the pervious chapter of black me understanding and being knowledgeable about what is happening around them, meaning that the system isn’t the sole system that sees blacks bodies as disposable and
Lastly, Ayn Rand shows opposition to collectivism is with inventions, for example “what is not done collectively cannot be good” (Rand 73). Equality worked on the box alone and because his brothers do not agree with him that they don’t like the new invention. Only those assigned to the home of the scholars are allowed to make inventions. Ayn Rand dramatizes the horror of collectivism by showing how it’s a sin to have your own thoughts and
We learn to understand that people are not bad, but they can do bad things under particular circumstances. Yes, Sonny abuses drugs, but why? Yes, Sonny goes to jail, but why? As you learn more about Sonny, it becomes clear that he is troubled and was primarily raised by his brother, who refuses to listen and understand Sonny. He feels this immense amount of pressure to stray away from who he is and his only method of coping is to stop caring about what the world thinks of
Twain concludes the character’s moral journeys by demonstrating how they escape pressures put upon them by society. In Twain’s story, “The conflict between what people think they stand for and what social pressure forces them to do is central to the model” In the end, Tom’s morality is questionable because he focuses on himself instead of Jim thus creating a contrast between himself and Huck and different moralities and characterizing the two boys. A shift in Huck’s character is demonstrated when he tells Tom Don’t do nothing of the kind; it’s one of the most jackass ideas I ever struck. ”By this point in the book, Huck is able to stand up for what he thinks is right.