Throughout the novella Anthem the society disregards citizens having thoughts of their own. Prometheus, who has always been a free thinker, has always felt out of place in this society. As the novel progresses Prometheus comes to appreciate his trait of independent thinking. At the ending of the novella Prometheus comes to understand that what society sees as unethical is actually a valuable trait to have. Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98).
The true purpose of the American dream is lost upon Gatsby, as it makes "no sound" of warning upon his conscience, fading into an omen that becomes "uncommunicable forever" (100). Jay Gatsby 's indecent ascension as a king of society depicts America as a land of the affluent, instead of the land of the free. In this counterfeit America, Gatsby 's dream "must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it" (159). But since he "[does] not know that it [is] already behind him" (159), Gatsby continues to seek contentment in fattening his purse. Unable to see past his warped reality, he tries to procure any object that could possibly satisfy his desires.
Even though he won the case, his success didn’t matter anymore. The negative stigma towards him destroyed his life, and the only way he saw to escape it was to kill himself. No matter what people say, the Reconstruction Era was a failure.
This does not mean that he hates everyone else or that this makes him a bad person but people have a weird perspective of him because of the way he acts. John follows his own morals and often does not interfere with the church life, because of this, people's perspective of him again change. John is also a nice man who follows his own beliefs and shouldn't be looked at as an evil man. People tend to think Proctor is an evil man because he committed adultery and also cheated on his wife but his wife says that she thinks he is still a good man. If his wife says he's a good man then who would have the right to judge someone better than their own spouse.
This quote shows his reasoning “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island.” Another reason it was so influential is because it was sold very cheaply so as many people could read it as possible. It also used “common” language and was not seen as aristocratic like the writings of Jefferson. Thomas Paine also swayed many colonists into revolution because of his anger. In Common Sense Thomas Paine seems very angry and emotionally distraught which to many people made the cause seem more apparent. Here is an example of his anger “But where, says some, is the King of America?
“They resolved to leave means neither of the ingress nor to the egress to other sudden impulses of despair or of frenzy from within.” (E. A. Poe, “The Mask of the Read Death”). No ingress, neither egress that is the great exponent of arrogance, the external world does not matter for the Prince and his friends; only their pleasures and happiness is important for them. Secondly, the Prince´s strange tastes are linked with the gloom and darkness of the death. “The tastes of the duke were peculiar. He had a fine eye for colors and effects […]” (Poe E. A. year of publication?
He wanted to be free. Overall, everyone just stayed jealous because they didn't have a big enough passion like he did for what he wanted. I don't think for a second he ever regretted his decision, he knew what he was getting into and still did it. Don't confuse courageousness for stupidity. People confused Chris for being stupid instead of being courageous.
He knew it would most likely never change, so his solution was to kill himself. He wasn’t thinking about his family or his clan, just about himself. Philippians 2;3 says, “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than
His business partner’s death didn’t even faze him, so much. His heartlessness and greed seemed to be the main focus, his mindset wasn’t at all kind. He sneered at nobility and love, disregarded it at all costs, and only does things he does that will advance him. Prior in the
Issues in his own family and belief that society was wrong, he disappeared without a word or letter to his family, and set out to live off the land. Through both their own adventures that have both proved a point, but Shepard was more impactful and admirable because he did it for society while McCandless did it for his own satisfaction. With controversial topics such a poverty thriving throughout the US, Shepard made a plan to show that it 's possible that anyone can lift themselves
That is not to say, however, that Mr. Backwards cares for nothing at all, as I have stated before, he cares much for himself and his drink! However, there is one more object which he holds fondly in his heart. The office which he holds in his home state. It is well known that Mr. Backwards had no inclination of joining this assembly as the very nature of it makes him sick at the thought. Do not be fooled by this man, he hides behind the excuse of being a state’s rights activist, but truly sets this man on edge, and plants anxiety in his soul is the desire to protect the significance of his local office.