When Odysseus and his crew passed by the mainland where the Cyclops lived, they were only going to stay for two days, but then out of curiosity, Odysseus wanted to see what kind of beast the Cyclops was which made them almost die. Odysseus didn 't even ask his crew whether they should do it or not because Odysseus made it seem like their opinion wasn’t important and didn 't matter. In the story, it says “Why not take these cheeses...Yet I refused, I wished to see the cave man, what he had to offer” (pg 818 L198-199). Odysseus deserved to return home from his journey after 20 years because it was mostly his fault. If Odysseus had told his crew about everything like why not to eat the cattle or to not open the bag of the unfavorable winds, his journey wouldn 't have taken 20 years.
In Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, we are introduced to this society that has fallen back into the times of the Great Rebirth. In this society we meet Equality 7-2521 who is cursed with being different from his brothers and sisters. The World Council is in control of making of the rules of all of the societies. These rules were created to restrain individuality, to ensure an equal society. While Equality is at the Home of the Students, they repeated a pledge.
Why are these choices so important? A choice made by Mr.fisher that affects paul was when he overlooked the area and all of its issues. He didn't exactly say that they lived within feet of the muck fire, he also never said that tangerine was known for lightning striking on a consistent day to day basis.” mom would never say it but i bet we were both thinking the same, what else had dad “overlooked” about tangerine?”(pg.27). Both Mrs.fisher and paul had mixed emotions on dad overlooking such
Once Celie stands up for herself and speaks her mind to Mr. ____, she begins to feel happier and content with her life. Unlike her past self, who mindlessly obeys stereotypes and her husband, Celie acts more like Shug and disregards stereotypes in order to better her life. In Memphis, Celie eventually starts a business making pants, very different from the draining labor she had been doing back home. Celie becomes more independent, confident, and bold as she rejects the stereotypes she once relied on. As a result of dropping her old stereotypical tendencies, Celie is rewarded with an overwhelming surge of happiness and will to live.
Tim Burton uses camera shots and angles to show how Edward Scissorhands doesn’t fit in with the town. Burton likes to use close-ups of Edward’s face when he’s in a stressful or dangerous situation. The main scene this paragraph will be focused on is how Edward gets trapped in Jim’s house. If you take a few steps back in the movie, you will see Edward feeling pressured to break into Jim’s father’s house because Jim wants money to get a better lasting van for himself and Kim. Of course, Edward isn’t dumb enough to steal, but Jim claims that his father stole money from him and makes Kim convince Edward to do it.
Equality: Peace or Prison Imagine a society where each person is taught to be exactly the same. The stories of both Anthem and Harrison Begeron are very similar in their Dystopian Society. The authors of these stories, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Ayn Rand, set their stories in Dystopian Societies in which everyone tries to be the exact same. Both stories have a small amount of people who want a change. Dystopian Societies are driven by governments whose purpose is to create similarity and obedience in all of their citizens.
In this quote, she’s talking about Nick and how he runs her “black market” errands. This shows that Nick also broke the rules because he did not have any freedom. In the novel, characterization of men proves the lack of freedom leads to the breaking of
In the course of our lives, we are constantly making decisions. Some decisions can be made instantly and with certainty. However, when faced with a life –altering decision, choosing may become a daunting task. Robert Frost explores the decision making process in “The Road Not Taken”. Unfortunately, the meaning of his poem has been misconstrued by the general public.
This ignorance drives the plot and shows how the characters grow. One of the main characters, Boo Radley, acted as the feared man on the street because nobody knew much about him. For instance, “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom. People said he existed, but Jem and I had never seen him. People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows.
The Poltergeist Myth Have you ever been home alone in your house at night and things happen that you think would never be possible? Well if you've had books fly off your shelf or lights flicker on and off, or have seen and person staring at you in your own hallway and disappear after a couple seconds then you might have a poltergeist happening right in your own house. We don't know exactly if these so called poltergeists are real, which is a german phrase that basically means a ghost that is responsible for physical disturbances such as things being thrown around and things moving on their own. Were going to look at a couple different stories of poltergeists that people have apparently witnessed in their own eyes and break down weather these
These nicknames show that Equality prefers Liberty more than the other women because the names are affectionate and he creates them just for Liberty. The first time that Equality calls Liberty by a nickname is in a conversation where Liberty asked “What is our [my] name?” and Equality responded, “The Golden One” (55). Obviously, since Equality is calling Liberty the Golden One, Equality believes that Liberty brings light to his life and makes him happy. Since Liberty has that ability Equality prefers her over other women and men. Equality, later on, gives The Golden One a different nickname.
But the Council of Vocations assigned him to be a Street Sweeper. Two springs ago, while working as a Street Sweeper, Equality 7-2521 and his friend International 4-8818 accidentally discovered a hole leading to an ancient tunnel. The tunnel contains metal tracks and other relics of the Unmentionable Times. Rather than report their find as they are required to, Equality 7-2521 insists that they keep the tunnel a secret. Now he sneaks out
Agreeing with what Polat had to say, it seemed a little disorganized and difficult to follow, however I did appreciate the way he included the diary of Ishan Turjman to represent how day-to-day life was conducted during such a hectic time in history. I do not consider this book to have changed the way I think about certain aspects of Middle Eastern history, but rather, deepened my understanding on the topic of Ottoman Palestine. What I found most alluring in this book was how (relatively speaking) normal Ishan Turjman’s diary entries were during such a chaotic time. I expected the diary to be more dramatic as opposed to him describing situations in which he is “playing with his moustache” In conclusion of this review, I would say my feelings are mixed. There are parts of the book I found very interesting and parts that I feel may have gotten lost in translation.
One immense difference that changed his life was his level of intelligence. This put him above others and he was punished for being superior in more than one way. Equality was first physically punished than he was rather than being assigned to the house of scholars he was put into the house of street sweepers. This set set him on his track to find out who he really is and what the society he was born into is really about. Equality is not old to today
Later in the novella, Equality does not care what laws he breaks because he knows that he is different and he is starting to realize that being different is not something to shelter and be ashamed of. “We have stolen candles from the Home of the Street Sweepers, we have stolen flints and knives and paper, and we have brought them to this place” (Rand 35). This shows that for Equality to fulfill his curiosity, he will go against his society and do what he feels is right. “We lunged against the door and it gave way. We stole through the dark passages, and through dark streets, and down our tunnel” (67).