Rand expresses her philosophy through the creation of her ideal character, Equality 7-2521, with her same moral values who struggles finding himself as an individual in a collectivist society within the science fiction novel Anthem. He rebels society’s rules in order to achieve his greatest desire: knowledge. Although his choices go against all morals he has been
Of Means and Ends Assignment In Saul Alinsky’s Of Means and Ends, he expounds upon a list of rules regarding the ethics of means and ends. He furthers his notions that are expressed in his writing through the interview entitled “I’d Organize Hell”. Throughout his writing and speaking appearances, there are several points that can be considered disturbing, appalling or disgraceful. One of these point comes from the latter section of the text. The quote reads, “There can be no such thing as a successful traitor, for if one succeeds he becomes a founding father.” Personally, I found this quote to be both truthful and hilarious.
In matters of environmental preservation, one has two options; extol the virtues of economic expansion, or shelter the wounded environment- an angel and devil perched upon shoulders situation of sorts. In building his argument, human rights activist and 39th president of the United States of America Jimmy Carter displays a commendable zeal for his cause whilst skillfully utilizing the element of persuasion to transcend the “devil”. No one is blind to the suffering caused by environmental abuse, but Carter draws a dagger of emotion, veiled by stylistic phrasing and subtle remarks, and plunges it into the heart of his opposers with this passage, ensuring no blind eye may be turned to the fate of his country. Changing the opinion of an opposer
Anthem is a very symbolic novel that reinforces and expresses Ayn Rand's beliefs. The novel Anthem focuses on collectivism which is the thought that everything should be done for the good of the group. Great examples of symbolism is the uncharted forest, the name prometheus and the light bulb. The uncharted forest is in part a symbol of the unknown. It withholds many mysteries which draws Equality 7-2521 to try and solve them.
Herman Melville, the great American novelist was quoted explaining the very essence of creativity and, in the same breathe; bashing plagiarism. He said, “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation” (Melville, 1957:151). Many reasons exist as to why plagiarism is increasingly common throughout the world, in many industries. This is mainly in the academic realm. It is due to the fact that Higher Education facilities strive to reach idealistic goals of innovative and unique thinking and ways of learning.
In using the story line from Maus, a story about the Holocaust in comic form, and the United States of America’s very own Declaration of Independence, we can see how history has shaped the society we live in today. The Declaration was written so that the American society could establish the main and lasting fact that all men are created equal and there are certain unalienable rights that governments should never violate. These rights include the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This fundamental foundation is the very fabric in which the United States greatness is built upon. Maus, on the other hand, takes the most horrific event of modern civilization and shows the complete opposite, how an individual can live in a world where you are persecuted for who you are, you have no right to liberty or the pursuit of happiness.
“Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley is evaluated as one of the most effective dystopian novels that reflect the future societies where individual freedom is endangered. It depicts a state which establishes all the facilities that will provide “universal happiness” and discourages anything that would upset the citizens, and therefore cause “chaos” and “social
The American intellectuals,like Malamud, for instance, denounce collectivism. Furthermore, American Experience places the accent on the individual safeguarding his separate identity though he is of different racial origins. The American intellectuals who value American Experience recommend new conditions of life, which, they argue, ensures one’s identity. One enjoys the identity only if one can remain the same, notwithstanding the varying aspects and differing conditions of life. The title story, “THE MAGIC BARREL”, of Malamud’s prizewinning first short fiction collection, THE MAGIC BARRELis one of most frequently discussed works of short fiction.
Speech the most powerful weapon. William Golding aspired to write a piece of literature that would show the dark side of the human soul through his book “Lord of the Flies” a piece that takes you the reader into a world cut off from modernized world, what we see as a true civilized world. William Golding was a man who saw the horrors that humans where capable of through the advancement of science and the war engine itself, of human desires that to this day exist and in my belief will always exist. In “Lord of the Flies” a tail where a group of children ranging from ages of six years of age to roughly twelve years of age are stranded on an island cut off from the world build and develop a tribal society that eventually falls apart and escalates
All in all,acceptance of diversity is a significant component when it comes to the creation of the best possible image of the world.People should eliminate racist views and reject anything that pulls the trigger to difference.By doing so,both the 'victims ' and the 'victimizers ' become able to share a profound bond of solid co-existence. To conclude,Martin Luther King offers the opportunity to awareness and motivation by uncovering a really delicate universal issue.Advocating the notion of a unified world,his inspirational theme beats on against the current and ceaselessly overpass the oppression of racism.In this way the splendor of a whole new world gets the chance to shine
N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Jan. 2016). Michael Ledeen wrote a book and talked a lot about the way Machiavelli talked and he says, "Machiavelli expands the earlier paradox: just as the quest for peace at any price invites war and, worse than war, defeat and domination, so good acts sometimes advance the triumph of evil, as there are circumstances when only doing evil ensures the victory of a good cause." (Valiunas, Algis.