Living in a world with complete fairness among people sounds perfect, but not when everyone in your society is forced to be completely the same. In the story Anthem, Equality is a character that is different from the others in his society of forced sameness. Equality longs to learn and expand his knowledge, however, there are rules that halt Equality from following his own will, but also push him to learn more. No one is allowed to read, write, experiment, or explore. These rules allow the community to be easily controlled, and forces them to stay similar to one another.
A very precise word choice keeps the reader’s imagination from being too broad while reading. Anne Bradstreet uses good word choice in “My Dear and Loving Husband” with the “Thy love is such I can no way repay.” (line 15, page 116). Her words mean that she can never thank her husband because he has loved he so much. Jonathan Edwards also uses a precise word choice in “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God”. “Who it may be are at ease, than with many of those who are now in the flames of hell” (Edwards, page 124, line 9).
The Ibo society requires people of different genders to act a certain way. Men have to act aggressive and active, whereas women have to be calm, and stay at home with children while serving her husband. If someone acts different than society tells them to act, they are disliked by the community and shunned by their family. These gender roles in Things Fall Apart, a novel by Chinua Achebe, are a prominent theme in the book because of Umuofia’s traditional culture, contributing to the meaning of the novel through the beliefs that keep the community together and functioning. In the Ibo society, men have to be violent and aggressive to be considered masculine.
Have you been in love? Love does not have any shape, It does not look at social classes, skin color, even if your parents do not like you to be with her or him, but sometimes those are small obstacles that do not allow us to be with the person we love. A clear example, can be Ophelia and Hamlet in the play called Hamlet written by William Shakespeare. This pair of characters were in love with each other, but, Polonius, Ophelia's father, was against this relationship because he thinks Hamlet is playing around with her. As many relationships, everybody has parallel and contrast things.
Once a family’s reputation is affected, it affects how they interact with their families. This makes it difficult to leave an abusive environment because the culture is not accepting of anything different from what they consider is normal. Hmong are not familiar with the progressive concepts of divorce. In the Hmong culture, it’s always the woman’s fault. Since men hold superior positions in the household, it holds a strong meaning, suggesting that they have a say in what is best for the household.
These laws were to prohibit and limit a women’s rights due to the fact they are married to their spouse; an example of these laws was “denied... the facilities for obtaining a through education” (149) to clarify this quotation women weren’t allowed to receive an education due to being married. In the end she claims that the removal is necessary due to its unjust laws that oppresses women. She continues to claim that women should be treated equally just as American citizens; should be free and equal. To compare; both writers express their concerns and thoughts in their own writings but addresses towards different issues. In addition, they both use Pathos and Logos to convey
Equality goes against the populous and goes out on his own. Harrison Bergeron is a short story about a family who goes through the day showing the different restrictions of their society. Of what happens to those who follow and those who don't. These both Anthem by Ayn Rand and Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, jr have many concepts in common. People when placed under control will naturally resist power.
In the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand there is a society where everyone is the same. The book starts out by introducing Equality 7-2521, a young man who doesn't understand why he can’t follow the same rules as others. In “Anthem” people were never taught the word “I” but “we” because they should not care about anyone than the people around them. In the book it explains many different characters that break the rules for their friends. Having friends, looking at girls, talking to girls is not allowed.
We have not built this box for the good of our brothers. We built it for our own sake. It is above all our brothers to us, and its truth above their truth” (76).He didn't make the box of light for his brothers but for himself just like how now he realizes that how much individuality is so important and you should not do anything to make other people happy but just things that make you happy. “ I and my sons and my chosen friends” (104).Equality does not even take notice of the Golden One anymore all he want are men with him throughout his journeys. All she is good for now is having son and only son.Throughout the story Equality had changed from be all about the group and having a relationship and by the end he has become totally and individual and
In reality he is a prisoner and should be giving his full respect to the warder, not playing tricks on him. On the other hand, Warder Hannetjie is not treating Brille with respect. He is not treating his elder with respect, which is a key factor to some cultures. This story clearly shows a cultural difference due to age. The two show great disrespect to each other when all they need to do is come to a common agreement.