This is your house, Golden One, and ours, and it belongs to no other men whatever as far as the earth may stretch. We shall not share it with others, as we share not our joy with them, nor our love, nor our hunger. So let it be to the end of our days.” (Ch. 10, paragraph 16) Equality 7-2521 is free from his leaders and brothers, and now he thinks critically of his leaders and denounces them morally. His brothers followed the leaders with blindness, and know nothing about freedom or how to rightfully live.
Collectivism is a failed ideology. There has never been a successful collectivist society and there never will be, save those in works of fiction. That being said, any time collectivism is portrayed with any degree of accuracy such as in Ayn Rand’s Anthem, the society must be portrayed as the tyranny that it is. As with every work of fiction however, there are always people who will believe that certain elements of that fiction will be viable in the real world, regardless of how many times they fail. Anthem depicts a collectivist society in which all people are attempted to be made equal and all forms of innovation are completely controlled by the shadowy government and the council of scholars.
There are no men but only the great WE, one, indivisible and forever” (Rand, 19). This illustrates that in Anthem’s society collectivism is enforced. With no individualism means no I, no ego, no opinions which allows the dystopian society to flourish. Finally, it is time to wrap this essay
“It is a sin to write this,” (Rand 17) Equality 7-2521 says as he writes fearfully about his society’s real sins. Harrison Bergeron and Anthem are about collectivist societies, whose intentions were to make a perfect world, but in the process was turned into pure destruction. Although, Harrison Bergeron and Anthem are both pieces of dystopian literature, they differ in their portrayal of the ideas of families and technology. In Harrison Bergeron, their society has families, relationships, and their technology has advanced.
Only Charlie, the genius, could analyze the surgery’s inherent problematic components. At this point Charlie did not regret the surgery, nevertheless he should not have been the experimental
Harrison Bergeron is story for society equality. It is terrible how the government is restricting the abilities of the gifted abilities. Government put restraints on people social security and welfare. The Government is doing a good job in their opinion of setting equality. He has weights put on his body due to his natural strength and athletic ability.
But to Alder the jury system is in jeopardy and in need to be fixed and reformed in order for it to continue to look like the ideal. Even though Alder holds the idea of nullification in such high regard he sees that in practice it produces bad and “patently stupid--verdicts that frequently resulted.” The jury system has fallen from its glory. In Alder’s eyes the biggest problem the jury system has is not the jury itself but the process of jury selection and the best way to reform the process is by eliminate peremptory challenges altogether.
To start, the use of complicated mechanisms, such as telescreens, to watch one’s mannerisms or behavior does raise a sense of anxiety in the citizens. To exemplify, Winston observes himself as there can be no escape from telescreens. Winston infers “The instrument (the telescreen, it was called) could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely” (Orwell 2). A feeling of uneasiness beings to come over one’s self with knowing one simple action has a result of serious punishment. Irving Howe indicates “ … a model of the totalitarian state in its ‘pure’ or ‘essential’ form and vision of what this state can do to human: (63).
AGG) Even though wars, violence, and general conflict are unanimously dreaded by all sane people, it is important to realize that there may be benefits to gain from them, which are commonly overlooked. (BS-1) It is true that war affects people physically, in the sense that it makes them further from loved ones and decreases their comfort of life. (BS-2) Also, victims of war are mentally susceptible to trauma and mistrust.
Typically the athletes using the steroids are unaware of how dangerous the effects are to the body. Often enough, it is known that when athletes use steroids they can not control their raging anger and it leads them to participate in violent acts of behavior. In addition, steroids can interfere with the immune system by creating blood clots and having possible heart attacks. Zev Chafets states “In a rage, they formed a posse to drive the users out of the game,” and “Purist say that steroids alter the game” (22). Obviously, people will be ashamed to find out that their favorite athlete has been cheating.
Jobs applications, Financial Aid, Public Housing, and food stamps applications often ask for citizen’s criminal records, stigmatizing those who came out of the system, robbing them of opportunities. It’s very hard to find employment, convicts are all treated the same regardless of crime. In The New Jim Crow, the author talks about how young blacks are more likely to go to jail than college due to the system of incarceration. In fact, she cites a source that explains that in 2001, there were more blacks in the Illinois state prison, then there were in the state’s public universities, on drug charges alone.
Irrelevance. This word hopefully comes to mind when discussing the involvement of Ayn Rand’s Anthem in the infamous “lightbulb controversy.” The book may include some aspects of the attempt to pass the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, because trying to take away the right of choice for a company will naturally spark up thoughts about individualism, thus bringing up Ayn Rand and her ideas. However, her unique political views bring up multiple controversial topics, connect very little to the main subject, and are only made to appear worse when used incorrectly by people like Paul Rand. Any mention of Ayn Rand or any of her objectivist ideas will not go unnoticed.