To equalize everybody, they are given a handicap to block any talent that truly stands out from anybody. Harrison is portrayed as a social deviant because he had a different point of view and opinion on this verdict. He found it immoral and wrong, in result to
Offspring can build up a social cooperation and contribute to a higher chance of survival in an affiliated society (Linda & Ahmed, 2003: p. 25). However, there is a mismatch in social conditions that people feel unpleasant and disappointed due to social failure in the rivalries community (Linda S. & Ahmed S., 2003: Ch. 3, p. 25) Regarding the saying of Ornstein and Elhrich, "non-zero-sum “relations with interdependence on technology cannot benefit human lives due to mismatches. Culture does not develop the ability to deal with long- term trends whereas technological advancements have changed rapidly (Ornstein & Ehrlich, 1989: p.56). People, like the Eskimos, lived from day to day without the little thought for future (Ornstein & Ehrlich, 1989: p.59).
It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
The society believed that being better than the rest of their ‘brothers’ is immoral. Having more knowledge than another meant more individuality and the society did not appreciate that. Individuality is a characteristic that differentiates one person from another, it is what makes one person themselves. The society in Anthem removes the idea of individuality. “There is no crime punished by death in this world, save this one crime of specking the Unspeakable Word.” (Rand 49) The society effectively took away their individuality with the Unspeakable Word, ‘I’ by creating fear against the word.
In response to the choice of Street Sweeper, Equality thinks, “We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it” (26). With his intelligence and curiosity, Equality would do much better as a Scholar. The government punishes him for being different, and as a result, they can’t see him become advantageous. They are blinded by their beliefs on
“People are selfish. They are moved chiefly by the desire for power and by fear of others. Thus, without an all-powerful sovereign to rule them, their lives would be "poor, nasty, brutish, and short. "- Thomas Hobbes. He argued that we should have equal rights and that no one should have power over someone else.
A clique provides not only the sense of acceptance, but also an identity. With the feeling of acceptance comes the need for conformity. Once a student is accepted into a clique, that student feel that he or she needs to act a certain way to remain a part of the clique. Students of the same clique adopt certain values and norms. If student rejects a value or norm held by the clique, the student risks reject by the clique, creating a fear inside of the clique.
The agreement of a people is impossible, and even if it were, an agreement is not a law and obliges no one unless there is a superior authority guaranteeing it…” (Jacobians and Conservatives, p. 17) Therefore, one is left to question, who has the right to give commands to enforce cruel treatment of the workers. Even though De Maistre believes that the working class and the poor live in an awful lifestyle that they could fix, he sympathizes for the workers. One should not be allowed to hand out punishment merely because one is given the
I also doubt that we will ever be a happy country because of the focus on such small picture ideas. I believe that the equality that we are given as citizens of the US does make us somewhat unhappy. We tend to always want more, and when we finally achieve our desired goal, we hold on to the gratification for a moment and forget. No one can be perfectly equal in our society because of our possessions. Backgrounds and personalities make it almost impossible to make everyone equal, unless everyone is forced to be the same person (much like in the novella Anthem).
Selecting the child’s attire on behalf of him is like making decisions on behalf of him, which means that it is limiting the child’s self-expression; and this results in having a grown up who’s not able to make his own decisions. Moreover, school uniforms are not appealing and may not suit everyone, which is the reason why students start comparing themselves to others and loathing their appearances which leads to self-image issues. Some believe that school uniforms are a form of forcing control over students, as well as making them look and work as a unit. However, forcing a particular attire on students does not mean that they will not disobey rules, because children will keep trying to express and show their identity through their appearance, they also will compare themselves to others and envy others for not looking as good as they do, which leads to hatred and