Equality’s primary meaning in the Declaration of Independence was that no one was born to be subjected to anyone’s authority. In a closer look, behind this idea, lays the fact that people are possessors of rights, equal rights possessors. The implication of this was that they are equal under the law, thereby; people would have equal opportunity to pursuit a way of life that would please them as long as they had social responsibility about the way they do it. It was not self-evident that one was born to be a ruler and the other a follower, they had to support that on their own. Either way you look at, equality has a lot of powerful meanings in this document.
It’s an obvious difference between taking pride in oneself and taking another's life, but where does humanity draw the line between wrong and right. In the dystopian world of Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, none of these problems are existent due to lack of individuality. This makes Equality 7-2521’s need to be an individual seem all the more drastic, no matter how innocent it may seem to readers. Equality’s need to be his own person and motivation to follow his childhood dream of being a
In Equality’s society of Anthem by Ayn Rand, they have many rules and controls, or regulations. They have the rules in place so everyone is the same. The Council doesn’t want anyone to be different, or to have different thoughts. Equality’s new society will have no rules from the old society because he cultivates individuality, he loathed the old society’s rules, and he knows what it means to be an leper. To begin, Equality nurtures individuality.
In the book it is explained that people should only care about the greater good in people. They are taught to be selfless and to only do what is right for others. These jobs are here to keep order to their “perfect” society. While throughout the book there are many different characters that break the law, while only one gets caught. The laws of the land is to keep the unmentionable times, a secret and to not have it happen again.
Anthem has put multiple rules into action so that everyone is “equal” and there are “less” problems. What the society doesn’t know is that there are problems in Anthem. Equality sees these problems and will not implement them in the world that he envisions. Rules, regulations, and controls all have a purpose and a reason as to why they exist. No matter how outrageous and unethical they might be, there is always a reason to put rules into action.
You fools! You thrice damned fools!”(75). Equality said this with no regret and no fear of sin because he knew his conscience was clear and that he would not live in a place that didn’t except new ideas or allow one to have ideas. He hit the road after that and never went
Barbee is blind to Bledsoe’s ways when no one else is around. Emerson’s son signifies people who just want to do the right thing. Emerson’s son could not allow Invisible Man to continue on his unconquerable journey without revealing Bledsoe’s true motive to him. In a way, Brockway’s character mirrors Bledsoe. He is willing to do anything to keep his position and will stop anyone who is in his way.
Huck believes their ruse at first, so he serves them and calls them by their false titles. Even when he figures out they were lying, however, he continues to treat them like royalty: “I never said nothing, never let on; kept it to myself; it’s the best way; then you don’t have no quarrels, and don’t get into no trouble” (128). Huck Finn resigns himself to the role that the King and Duke assign to him. Like the Duke and the King, Huck Finn is able to use the power of words to create new identities with the social power he lacks. During one of Huck’s adventures, he and Jim leave two robbers stranded on a sinking ship.
“America was born out of a desire for self-determination, a longing for the human dignity that only independence can bring.” Maurice Saatchi may be British, but his quote about America exemplifies what the country stands for. America is not an Anthem society because we value individualism, not collectivism. We are free to express ourselves, no matter what we think. We are free to learn what we want. We are free to live for ourselves and be who we want.
Albert Camus effectively persuades his readers of the ideas of absurdism using the character Meursault. He trusts that death makes one mindful of their own life and prosperity. Life is fleeting and will one day end regardless of your identity. Camus persuades his readers that when this is comprehended and acknowledged, one feels free and never again tries to cross out death. In this sense, all human action is preposterous, and freedom genuinely lies in being aware of life as a whole, in its joy and its
"You will never influence the world by being just like it." Ayn Rand and Kurt Vonnegut both make sure that the protagonist have a different mindset aside from others that abide by the rules of an unfair lifestyle. They both learn to be independent and go by their beliefs. Although "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and Anthem by Ayn Rand are both dystopian pieces whose protagonist are incredibly similar. Harrison and Equality both are defiant in their own way and are very much trouble makers that choose to go on their on paths.
Equality talks about the struggle to be average because he knows there is more and wants to wander in it, but he has been grown to know that everyone must be exactly the same in every way to be equal. Both of these examples are different than the true meaning of
With all of his experience that nobody has known in at least a century he is extremely capable of deciding whether of his choices are right. His personality keeps him from giving up hope and giving up on his society and his companion but keeps him curious enough to keep searching for something better in life. Equality has aged to the point where he thinks he needs to change the world and will try to do so. Most would believe that Equality’s actions were righteous and could not contemplate that his actions were
Fahrenheit 451, a book created by the mind of Ray Bradbury, was made to show the challenges of the Utopian lifestyle, but it is also a fantastic example of the Hero’s Journey. "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.” -Bradbury pg 56. The most common idea of a utopian lifestyle is when everything is the same but, a Utopian lifestyle is defined as everything being perfect.