When one is confined to society and held captive against their ego, it is imperative that they learn to eulogize their own individuality, and learn to improve themselves. In Ayn Rand’s novella, Anthem, Rand uses Equality 7-2521 to communicate the importance of the individual. Equality has always had his own sense of individuality that causes him to stand out and defy the social norms. His individuality allows him to persevere and diverge from collectivist society. While working for the Home of the Street Sweepers, Equality stumbles upon an underground tunnel.
In the writing "Civil Obedience" by Henry David Thoreau, I can see the depth he goes into trying to explain how America's government should respect us as much as we respect them. He uses very descriptive words that make me understand where he is coming from. The idea of this writing was to make all of America agree with him and stand up to the government. Thoreau states, "I do not care to trace the course of my dollar, if I could, till it buys a man or a musket to shoot one with — the dollar is innocent — but I am concerned to trace the effects of my allegiance". I feel like in this, he shows how he doesn't necessarily care about the past of the government, or what has happened, rather what will happen.
Near the beginning of his renowned essay, "Civil Disobedience," Henry David Thoreau appeals to his fellow citizens when he says, "...I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government." This request serves as a starting point from which the rest of "Civil Disobedience" emerges. Thoreau 's essay is particularly compelling because of its incorporation of rhetorical strategies, including the use of logos, ethos, pathos, purposive discourse, rhetorical competence and identification. I will demonstrate how each of these rhetorical techniques benefit Thoreau 's persuasive argument. Thoreau uses logos throughout his essay to strengthen his argument with reasoning.
Equality 7-2521 is a Street Sweeper of the city. This occupation was chosen for him by the Council of Vocations. On his own time, Equality experiments with electricity to create light. His invention is a box of glass that glows when its wires are connected. In a way, the light serves as Equality’s sole source of hope and understanding of the outside world.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a collectivist society. Ayn Rand lived through communism and she saw nazisim,in her book she gives an example of a collectivist society, she uses this novel to warn people about what could happen if we lived in a society like that. Ayn Rand uses her novela ANTHEM to explore the theme of individualism by having Equality discover light, by defing society, and discovering that ones self respect is the most important thing in the universe. To start when Equality discovered light for the first time in the tunnel he also becomes smarter By doing this he starts to become independant by being the only one who knows this information and becoming smarter by himself. You see this in chapter 3 when he finds the power of light (electricity).
Kasson explains the turn of the century that encompassed educators, critics, and genteel reformers who took charge in controlling the public. With the creation of museums, art galleries, libraries, symphonies founded by genteel reformers; they wanted to institutionalize a culture of formality with moral principles and stability. We can see throughout the turn of the century that this dominant culture of genteel is never fully mixed with America 's new mass culture they yearned for. Even though the genteel tried to strengthen the concept of social order and urban policy; the society decided to change their conformed behaviors from institutional order to a fantasy universe that went against social genteel norms. Coney Island 's foreign playhouse of amusement captured the public 's
Shaw also questions “the desirability of a high social class” in life through Eliza’s father, Mr. Doolittle (LitCharts). However, Shaw does not accomplish this through what Mr. Doolittle says, but rather through how Mr. Doolittle gives his speech on the criticism of society. During Mr. Doolittle’s speech, he hilariously and frustratingly “laments all the anxieties and troubles that his new wealth brings with it” (LitChart) In doing so, Mr. Doolittle was trying to indicate how he missed his conventional, humbler way of life, even though his old way of life was undesirable to most people. By establishing this, though, Shaw was inducing the idea that upper-class society was undesirable; however, Shaw also made it seem like lower-class society was not desirable either earlier on in the play with the description of how Mr. Doolittle used to live prior to becoming wealthy. So, what was Shaw attempting to get across to his readers?
Dolphus a rich white man that has a colored wife and family hides the truth from society. While Mr. Dolphus is talking to Scout about why he does what he does, he tells her that, “Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”(Lee 268). He lives the way he does so he can live in peace and not have to deal with the constant prejudice of others in the town. Mr. Dolphus knows that he isn’t like the rest of the town so he tries to give people of the town a reason so he can still fit in (Lee 268). He tricks the folks of the town so the hate gets passed by false reasons.
Romeo: A fair assembly. Whither should they come?” (Shakespeare I. i. 58-74). Since the Clown can’t read he asks Romeo for his assistance in understanding the message. After Romeo explains the message, he starts to question as to where they’re to be, the Clown explains they’re to go to his masters home and invites them thus being a type of motivation in the story.
For example, although the Underground Man makes a salary it is minimal compared to the salary of the people he associated himself with. A greater income is defined by more respect and power. Since the Underground Man has a low income he is not granted any respect or power among his peers. Rather he is shunned in order to give himself importance he forces himself into social events. ‘“Let him come, if he wants to so much, “But we have our own circle, we’re friends,”.
Later in the novella, Equality does not care what laws he breaks because he knows that he is different and he is starting to realize that being different is not something to shelter and be ashamed of. “We have stolen candles from the Home of the Street Sweepers, we have stolen flints and knives and paper, and we have brought them to this place” (Rand 35). This shows that for Equality to fulfill his curiosity, he will go against his society and do what he feels is right. “We lunged against the door and it gave way. We stole through the dark passages, and through dark streets, and down our tunnel” (67).
O 'Brien offers to lend Winston a copy of the latest edition of the Newspeak dictionary and gives Winston his address. Winston believes that this is the moment he has been waiting for, but he also realizes that by taking this step, he is destined for an early grave.”Winston has an obsession with O 'brien because he wants him to be apart of the rebellion group.Winston obsession with big brother, “ Big Brother and Goldstein exist in effect, and that is the only thing that matters to Winston. Orwell intended for these figures to represent totalitarian power structures; in essence, they are both the same. O 'Brien, in his incarnation as a Brotherhood leader, asks Winston and Julia if they are willing to commit atrocities against the Party, many of which are no better that the atrocities that the Party commits against its people”.The obsession with big brother is the same because he is motivated to find the truth about big brother and the history that was falsely documented.Here 's how Winston was obsessed with big brother
Equality has the right to change his mind about the law because it isn 't a far law to everybody. It 's ironic that Ayn Rand called equality 7-2521 because he actually never really finds equality. From the being, he never understood why he was different and why he always got in trouble. He changes his mind about how society is wrong because at the end he learns in self-rights, much more technology, and the meaning of life should be. When equality was assigned with street sweeper he figured it was from his sins. "
It shows the importance of not being afraid to question authority. Open-ended discussion question and answer: (an open-ended question has many possible answers) Question: Are all the characters in this book truly equal? Answer: No. People in the house of Scholars or people in government have more power and believe that they are above everyone, even though they say that it is a sin to think that you are better than your “brothers.” For example, when Equality 7-2521 presents their discovery of electricity to the house of scholars, the council says that they are just street sweepers so they aren’t as smart as the house of scholars. Open-ended discussion question and answer: Question: Why has this government gone to such extremes to destroy individuality?
At the beginning of Anthem Equality has changed his mind about a lot of things in the beginning of the story. Equality got picked to be a street sweeper by the government, but he really wanted to be a scholar but couldn’t because of the government. Equality had a rough life. Well he was a street sweeper but he was smart enough to be a scholar the government did not think he was. In the book anthem by ayn rand Equality was not good for any body or anything at the beginning he had a rough start to his life.