Washington would see that individual communities and movements have created change for themselves, while working against others. It’s amazing what could be done if we stopped working against each other. While political parties aren’t going away, which would be to Washington’s dismay, he would suggest that the next president figure out a way to stop the two main parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, from being convinced their beliefs are the “correct” beliefs. If we cannot get rid of political parties, the best we can do is unite them. The only way to change our country is by working with each other, not against each other.
In his essay about self-reliance, Emerson writes, “Suppose you should contradict yourself; what then? It seems to be a rule of wisdom never to rely on your memory alone, scarcely even in acts of pure memory, but to bring the past for judgment into the thousand-eyed present, and live ever in a new day.” (Pg. 5) In this quotation, Emerson clarifies a misconception that he believes is generally accepted among people. He explains that a person’s contradicting her/his previous decision is not a negative action. It is actually healthy for a person to have enough confidence to change her/his mind.
Ayn Rand’s Anthem gives an interesting take on what a society without a sense of individualism would look like. The main character of this book, Equality 7-2521, struggles with his life when he wants to take off on his own path and express his personal ideas, however everyone else meets these ideas with anger and skepticism. Everyone has been persuaded to believe that everybody is equal and no one has the right to have individualised thoughts. Equality 7-2521’s thirst for knowledge helps him break out of these chains. His desire to learn leads him to branch out and explore new things, helping him form new individualised thoughts.
In Timothy Findley’s novel, The Wars, he uses symbolism and character development to suggest; that despite how hard one may try to change themselves, they will never be happy, they should only be content to stay as themselves and not try to be like others. Initially, Robert Ross is a great protector of innocence. As the story progresses, he tries hard to become a war hero in order to gain redemption but fails in the process. By the end, Robert
Hope is easily the most abstract concept to describe, as it can never be fully expressed, neither in words nor in deed. Decay, however, is always the same. In reference to hope, decay is a constant. Decay will slowly eat away at any hope, and if given enough time, will leave nothing but dust. Hope, however, is ever-changing, able to lead an individual to several different outcomes.
‘Hence the miniature is often a material allusion to a text which is no longer available to us, or which, because of its fictiveness, never was available to us except through a second- order fictive world’ . These objects become performative in that they become a stage for our projections: however projections of past or fictive realities can only ever be played out in the psyche. Therefore we are always left with a sense of longing for that which we cannot
I'm never free for a moment, day or night, from the depressing and unremitting state of uncertainty in which we live these days, which precludes any carefree plans for the morrow and casts a shadow over all the days to come. When will we finally be relieved of the compulsion to focus all our energy and attention on things that aren't worth lifting one's little finger for? Every word has to be examined from every angle before it's uttered, to see if it carries a hint of ambiguity. Faith in other people has been forcibly ousted by mistrust and caution. It's exhausting -- disheartening too, sometimes.
Elizabeth marrying would mean that there would be another heir to the throne and no uncertainty about the future state of England. Children in Elizabethan times were seen as blessings from God and having children was considered a great honor. Elizabeth did not necessarily have any interest in marrying someone. If she married, then the man would have a say in the governing of England. Elizabeth often used her singleness to her favor.
He includes an array of characters to demonstrate the acceptable and unacceptable reactions to those absurdities. Through Rieux, Camus states his changing belief that the absurd prevents any hope of a future. Instead, man chooses either to deny it, succumb to its power, cling to abstractions, or revolt against it. Nevertheless, man always continues to search for meaning in life. Camus discovers that man can never effectively fight the absurd as displayed in this quote.
Also it would not be the best feeling to know you could die or be incarcerated for something that was a false accusation. If there is no evidence proving that you are guilty how can you be guilty? It has to be the right evidence proving and showing what was going on. Or at least have an alibi so you will not be convicted guilty if it truly is a mistake. Innocent until proven guilty is one of the best things america has ever came up with, and it is super helpful in life.