In the excerpt from the Fountainhead, Rand explains, “Thousands of years ago, the first man discovered how to make fire. He was probably burned at the stake he had taught his brothers to light…” Equality was the first man to discover light his society and the scholars wanted him dead, but that didn’t stop him from achieving his
11. Prometheus’s counterpart in the Christian faith is Jesus Christ because they both betrayed someone close to them in order to defend mankind. Prometheus was given instructions from Zeus to create mankind, however, Prometheus did not agree with him. Prometheus decided to make humans superior to animals by giving them fire for protection and making man stand upright just the like gods did. These acts of kindness angered Zeus so ties Prometheus to a rock in the Cascade Mountains.
Fahrenheit 451, originally a novel, depicts the time of censorship and large industrial development. In this futuristic American society, firefighters burnt books rather than extinguishing fires. The government banned books and depicted them to be useless, offensive and more severely, mind ruining. Moreover, the libraries disappeared and teachers did not teach students to think but rather to memorize and follow instructions. The protagonist, Guy Montag, who undoubtedly worked as a fire fighter later saw through the government’s suppression after talking with an unusual woman, Clarisse.
This shows that to make no one above others, all inventions have been removed from their society. The biggest conflict Rand manipulates to make Anthem dystopian is man vs. self. Multiple times, Equality is stuck, searching for words that he doesn’t know exist. He always uses the word “we” to refer to himself. That is, until Equality escapes from his society into the Uncharted Forest and stumbles upon an aged house from the “Dark Ages” full of information about that time period.
Anthem was written in 1937 by Ayn Rand. The story is about a young man, Equality 7-2521 who is appointed to sweep the streets and he finds a tunnel that sets off his curiosity about the unmentionable times where he invents a light bulb. Ayn Rand expresses many themes in this novella such as: freedom, identity and happiness. The government controlled the population by brain washing the people and enslaving their mind and making them think rebellion is wrong. The government influenced the people into thinking that being curious or being smarter than anybody else is sinful.
As The Hunger Games Katniss Everdeen defies the capital for the betterment of her people, so do many other literary figures. Some of these characters include Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Sophocles’s Antigone. Both of these characters convey the theme of rejecting society, as they rebel against society or authority to stay true to themselves. Huckleberry ignores society because he wants his independence and doesn’t want to be held back by anyone. On the other hand, Antigone only stands up to her uncle, the king, because she wants to bury and pay her respects to her dead brother, who rebelled against the city.
Matt Bell's, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods (2013), is a magical realism novel that follows the perspective of an unnamed husbands attempt at creating a family. The novel begins with a couple that has moved away from civilization and settled at first in a cave, as the husband builds their house in a place between the woods and a lake. However, the couple is forced to move into the still barren foundations prematurely after an encounter with a bear. It is within the empty walls that they discover that the wife is capable of singing things into creation, and she quickly finishes what he has mostly made (3). The husband soon becomes jealous of his wife's ability of creation and fears that he is loosing control over her.
212). McMurphy wanted out of working on a farm, so he decided to get himself institutionalized. He is someone who is unafraid to laugh in a building overtaken by somber darkness. Kesey proves McMurphy is a hero in one other way. He uses the line, “…three geese inna flock…one flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest.” (pg.
Even though, we know what is right from wrong in our century, in the book Fahrenheit 451, where the author Ray Bradbury kind of predicts what our lives we're going to be like. He foreshadowed what our society was going to be like. Also the technological advances that we would have. In this book towards the world starts to fall apart for the main character Montag. His fire chief makes him burn his own house down for having illegal books.
He ended up getting found and someone named Captain Beatty, told Montag to just burn the house down room by room and escape that way. Captain Beatty kept nagging Montag about why books were so important and why he wanted to have a stack so bad. Montag, getting mad, flips the switch on his flame thrower and ends up burning Beatty. Once Montag was gone from the city, he tried to be a better person and escape the man he used to be. Montag, at the end, does believe he is a better character and believes he is very different than what he used to be.
Just like Equality, Ayn Rand wishes to write and express her personal thoughts, but her society in Russia will not allow her to. The council is taken back by by Equality’s discovery. They believe he is trying to prove he is superior to the brothers. As soon as The Unconquered is placed in jail, he knows that this society does not truly want to advance or learn. They want to stick to their old ways and continue a society where every man is unfamiliar with individualism.