The Virtue of Mortality Ayn Rand’s story of Anthem takes place in an oppressive, Communist-like society of the future, where there is no individual - only the great “WE.” Subjects of this dreary civilization have no rights - existing solely to serve the state for a lifetime in their assigned position. The protagonist of the story, Equality 7-2521, is a gifted young man who is different from his fellow brothers. Equality desires to be a scientist, but instead, the government commands him to be a Street Sweeper out of fear of his mind and curiosity. Equality’s view of mortality at the end of the novel versus his society’s view on it is polar opposites; his society’s institutions, practices, and officials reveal this difference. The struggle of this brilliant young man to live, think, and love on his own shows just how difficult it is to flourish in a Communist society - a society the world must never
Intelligence Over Power The word “I” is a symbol that represents someone being an individual. In Ayn Rand’s Anthem the word “I” is lost and there are no individuals. Just the collective people working for the same goal. The individual cannot survive in this world because it is a sin to set yourself apart as an individual and constantly have to obey the arduous guidelines of the society, therefore it is fair for Equality to denounce his leaders. Being an individual means you have the right of independence and making your own decisions, which is taken away from all the men in this society.
This is evident when Equality is explaining how they receive their jobs, how they go about their routines during the day and night, and how they are supposed to live and work for their brothers (Rand 25-8). This portrays the reality that whatever the government says goes and they all have been brainwashed because that’s how it's been since the beginning. Furthermore, in this society, control lowers people's happiness levels. Not everyone agrees with the situation
He thinks of everyone as phonies when he himself is phony as well. Holden has many struggles, but they are all mostly formed by his inability to grow up. He believes that everyone is pure and innocent as a child, but they lose their perfection when they grow up. This causes more problems for him, as he believes he cannot grow up either. If Holden were to move to Kwajalein he could put aside all of his struggles and live a full life as a Kwaj
Jarriett Hicks I think that each of these three stories a very unique as they seem to be directly addressing a person or a group of people about religious equity. The response from Red Jacket to Joseph Cram, really speaks from the heart and shows that he has no remorse for Cram’s ridiculous statements. Who is Cram to say that there is only one religion and one correct way to praise God? The instance when Cram refused to shake hands with Jacket shows pure ignorance as he suggests that the Seneca religion to be the works of the devil. I find that the beginning of the speech shares some similarities with some of the creation stories we have read.
The eyes are the most central sense in the human body, we gather information with our eyes, assess situations, learn, and understand the world around us through sight. Upon closer inspection of Brutus and Cassius’ language in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, their frequent references to eyesight become ironic. Their language patterns are telling because as arguably the most blinded in the play, their obsession with sight lends to the notion that focusing too much on seeing truth only leads to a more narrow view and eventually, that narrow view leads to death. The first reference to eyes comes from Brutus who states, “No Cassius, for the eye sees not itself / But by reflection, by some other things” (1.2.58-59). Immediately, Brutus sets the standard that there is an inherent blindness that exists when assessing one’s self.
That’s all I’d do all day. I’d just be the catcher in the rye and all. ” Holden often states that most of adults are phony, and he strongly dislikes them. He dreams of saving children, but in reality falling from a cliff is a metaphor of them becoming phony adults, losing their innocence, childish honesty and the way they look at the world. The way he explains his dream to Phoebe, shows us that he doesn 't have actual plans for the future.
In conclusion, “Harrison Bergeron” and Anthem are alike in terms of the theme of when individuality is taken, one dies. George suffers from his handicaps making him look tired. In Anthem the people live for others and not for them and struggle with it. Harrison Bergeron and Anthem are alike within the effects of the people because of a collective society. No, collectivism is not worth it because one would want their whole life planned out for them without having a say in it.
For two years, he lives in the woods of Walden Pond, experiencing what life is beyond society. He believes that society is controlled and unfulfilling, as it sucks away a person’s potential to live his or her own life. In order to attain a better life, people work tirelessly for a dream so far out of reach, which defines conformity. Thoreau does not follow such a distasteful lifestyle, which proves his dissatisfaction for society and his will to resist the routine lifestyle. Instead, he is devoted to his own morals and is not easily persuaded by society’s temptations, such as the luxurious items advertised in poster boards during his visit to town.
Without memory there is no civilization, no society, no future’ (interview). This quote is about how if you don’t remember these events then it might happen again if something this bad happens again then our society wont be no more there would be alot of world problems that we can’t have. We also need to remember those who have died because of the dehumanization they went through.”I became A-7713. From then on, I had no other name.” (pg. 42) this shows dehumanization because they weren’t even given a proper name they were just given a code like they weren’t people anymore.
Equality broke the law of no being with everybody, and not being in the place he was suppose to be at, he also didn’t report it straight to the council like he was suppose too. Conformity took place here because he didn’t report it to the council like he was suppose to and broke the laws. “It was a great tunnel. The walls were hard and smooth to the touch, it felt like stone but it was not stone.” (Rand 32). After they discovered the subway they went they everyday and experimented with new stuff they got from the community and started learning about the unmentionable times.
The many colors will be revealed of all the devices used. In his letter he writes, “An unjust law is no law at all”. He provided a simile.A law is to enforce justice the “right way”. If a law is unjust to begin with, it is not a law just like he had said. An example of first and second person is when he used,” I hope, Sirs, you can understand our legitimate and unavoidable impatience”.
The use of first person point of view in “The Cask of Amontillado” allows readers to have direct insight to the thoughts and plans of Montresor. The start of the opening line in “The Cask of Amontillado” caused me to feel very brief sympathy for Montresor. Montresor claims to have suffered a thousand injuries from Fortunato, as a reader I sympathized for Montresor because he appeared to be a victim who was only determined to avenge himself. Rather quickly, my sympathy for Montresor faded as I realized he was preparing to act out maliciously. As a first person narrator, Montresor does a splendid job of trying to rally sympathy for himself.
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30 October 2015 Anthem Society V.S. United States Society Imagine living in a society where people had to live on a routine and do everything exactly the same each and every day, having no rights, not being able to bond with each other, just one big schedule. In Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, is a story about a young boy named Equality 72521 who is different than the others in his society. He has a gift and isn’t able to share it with others because he can get in trouble; it is a crime to think of yourself as different also known as a transgression. There are several ways to explain how the United States society is different than the society in Anthem ; modernday U.S. society is much more progressive than Anthems society because of ,marriage,individuality,