The ideal person to Ayn Rand, author of “The Fountainhead,” is someone that does not allow their decisions in life to be affected by external sources, and is able to deal with the struggle of staying an individual in such a collectivist world. However unless this person lives in complete isolation, that is nearly impossible. Man struggles to stay this ideal person that Rand describes because of how difficult it is to be such a man. It is seen who is, and who is not affected by others through their actions, and motives in life. Peter and Toohey are both affected by the events in their past, meanwhile Roark stays unchanged throughout the entire book.
This matter is on an entirely different plane than the motivations and goals of Howard Roark. Where Ellsworth and Wynand have the thought of control being gained in the forefront of their minds throughout each step they take, Roark only wishes to do that which he enjoys and provides him with self-gratification. This is what separates the men across such a distant expanse. No matter the challenge he is faced with or the test to his morals, Roark does not give in to the siren-call of social stature and conformity. While Ellsworth works to be seen in a certain light to others, idealizing that, “We can never really know another person, except by our first glance at him.
Amir learns through the many misfortunes in the lives of Baba, Assef, and Hassan that these traits do not necessarily make the perfect person. Virtuous traits shape a man when they are moderately demonstrated, but extreme manifestations of virtuous traits have the opposite effect.. Hassan’s loyalty is seen as noble, but the level to which he takes it makes him less of a man. Although society prizes loyalty above many other traits, it is not the end-all-be-all of qualities. Hassan exhibits
Being seen as an individual is a “sin” to the society. Due to individuality contradicting the idea/rule of collectivism. Equality 7-2521 is a very intellectual man. He could be seen as superior over his other brothers. Therefore, the World Council of Vocations assigns him the job of street sweeper to exemplify the fact that he is not any better than any of his brothers.
His hyperconsciousness gives him superiority over the average citizens in society due to their logic based decisions since he rejects logic because he concludes that a utopian society is absolutely unreachable and absurd. Since the Underground man believes he has more intelligence due to his free will, he convinces himself that he has a duty to assert his power over others. Furthermore, his free will do to as he pleases is true power
Throughout the plot of Les Miserables, the distribution of power changes throughout the separate chapters of the book as well as the situations within them. Javert held this sort of power over Jean Valjean throughout most of the story. In the beginning chapters, Jean was considered dangerous and a convict. Javert treats him like this for the rest of his life, no matter what good he has done for the community. Javert feels that it is his duty to obey and enforce the law, he would go to any length to pursue this.
There are a select few who take pleasure in sadism of both physical and mental configuration. This is where the health of oneself comes into play. The choice whether or not to gift these oppressors with another opportunity is never an easy one but the obstination of clemency is hardly worth the lightness of heart felt when the dark cloud of indignation is lifted. A man will never regret giving something that does not cost him at all, especially when he is the one to gain peace. Still, doubt lingers in the mind, acting like salt in a wound.
It could be safer to be a conformist because you wouldn’t get in trouble as often as someone who is a nonconformist. Conforming could help you be a better person. The dangers of conforming is that you could fit it with everyone else that you would lose your individuality and be someone you are not. Leopard Man is an example of a nonconformist because he doesn 't care what anyone thinks of him and he does whatever he feels like and even though society thinks he is a freak, he’s just being himself. Today many teens want to fit in and not stick out from everyone else.
However, he does not abide by societal expectations demanded by the made up reality and he is true to himself. He is but a typical individual. What Christof meant to say was, Turner is real and he does not pretend nor try to be perfect as society demands. He has flaws, and imperfections which makes him real. Truman seeks adventure and excitement in life but he is unable to attain it.
Language and Identity Language and Identity have a way of representing each other. It can be difficult to have one without the other, for example in Naylor and Gates articles both show examples of how Language and Identity go hand and hand. When they are both involved in situations of discrimination, language against Gate’s father and Naylor was not representing who they were. When identity is challenged by language it is important for someone to know who they are so they don’t start to think of themselves in the negative ways people that don’t know them think. Each individual is special.
Although none of us deserve to carry the burdens life gives us, we have to continue to carry them because that 's just how life is. What we carry does not define you as a person what defines you as a person is how you carry yourself. Just because you have to carry all this weight does not mean you have to be another burden to yourself. Life will only continue to add more and more for you to carry and it is up to you to choose to carry them in a way that proves to yourself that you are worth it. I will always carry the weight of hate in my life that on some days will be my demise, but if I can see the true beauty in myself and realize there is nothing to hate about myself I will start to carry self worth, and let me tell you self worth is much lighter on my back