He feels alone and hated even though nobody will give him a chance. So he figures to himself to get revenge on the person that made him be so ugly and hated. The third and final way how Mary Shelley shows the theme of regret in the story Frankenstein is by using satire. Satire is shown when the Monster states “If my first introduction to humanity had been made by a young solider, burning for glory, and slaughter.
He is an individualist in a world of collectivism. He is a very intelligent and curious individual who rejects the collectivist society. In the story, Equality 7-2521 is shown to have found his individuality and what the meaning of ‘I’ is. “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see.”
Anthem’s society is dystopian world where all human advancements and technology are absent. Individualism is seen as a sin and is shunned by the citizens. The citizens have been stripped of any solitary rights and only live to serve their brothers around them. Equality was a City Street Sweepers that had always been told that he was different from his brothers; both mentally and physically. Nevertheless, he still worshiped the principles of his world like the people around him.
In Genesis God believes all mankind is evil and they are not good people. It simply quotes in Genesis, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually… And the Lord said. “I will destroy man whom I have created from this earth; both man and beast and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air”. God was mad because he saw all of mankind doing bad in the world and he wanted to put a stop to it.
The suffocating society of Gilead is presented where individualism is completely taken away from them, and what it means to be human has been completely eroded away from what we know today. To be human today means, to be honest, affectionate, caring, understanding and to have passions. However, being too passionate for something only leads to chaos as seen through Victor 's overpowering desire for knowledge that led to chaotic results. Offred 's identity and individualism have been completely stripped away from her as he legal rights, name and clothes have been destroyed. She 's just another cog in a machine as she is labeled as a handmaid, only valued for her "viable ovaries".
Victor himself suffers alienation and isolation as his creation, then to be cruel as him. His evil and secret discoveries leads him remain far from his community. This isolation proves inner pain
It was believed that honor and virtue had no value and the only thing left in the world was corruptness of man. In The Wanderer, it stressed the point of real men bottling up grief and not letting it disturb them; however, that is why the worldview was melancholy and somber (The Wanderer, 12-20). If a man keeps everything to himself, bottles everything up, and hides his emotions, he will become indignant and bitter. He will turn into his own worse enemy. He will push everyone out of his life and will end up alone.
His journey from ordinary Shiva to Mahadev, the God of gods is the result of his sublime thoughts and heroic deeds. Hero-worship is “heartfelt prostrate admiration, submission, burning, boundless, for a noblest godlike form of a man”1 (5). Hero-worship is “the basis of religion, Loyalty and Religion. Hero not the ‘creature of time’:
He wanted to discover how a human body can be invisible and wanted to grasp the entire credit by himself. Therefore, he discontinued working with his professor and moved to a
Taste in itself remains a variable reality. It is a testimony of the mutability of all human things and all human values. Gadamer’s was not an attempt to abandon taste and all its entailed, but an affirmation that taste passes always through the crucible of genius. “Art is art created by genius” means that for artistic beauty there is no other principle of judgment. No criterion of concept and knowledge than that of its suitability to promote the feeling of freedom in the play of our cognitive faculties.
After they discovered the subway they went they everyday and experimented with new stuff they got from the community and started learning about the unmentionable times. After a while of experimenting he discovered the power of light. Light could change the whole community but when he tried to show it to the council they all shunned him and didn’t accept it into the community. Throughout the whole book Equality had to fight the society and their ways they saw the community should be, but Equality had a different invision of the community, a community that was filled with individualism and not Equality, Collectivism, or Conformity.
He understands that he is no longer “we” but rather the sacred “I” that his society tried to make everyone forget. In Equality’s society it is forbidden to think of oneself as an individual and they were taught that they were “we” not “I” , in fact, those of Equality’s society didn’t even know that the word “I”
Selfish or Self-Love In our generation, we have a perspective of egoism as an individual being egotistical. When Ayn Rand wrote her novel The Anthem we noticed that she had a dissimilar outlook on egoism and collectivism. To have love for one’s self is not wrong nor should it be taken into context where it is considered selfish. Love does not have to be selfish.
In the novella Anthem, individual rights and freedom do not exist. The word “I” is prohibited to be spoken by men. Equality 7-2521 is a street sweeper of the city and he is different from the others in the society. Equality is more intelligent, taller, learns quicker, and he enjoys learning about science; especially how things move and work. Since the word “I” is the unspeakable word, Equality uses the word “We” to resemble that he is doing these actions .
The Road to Individualism Every great heroin will face a plethora of conflict in their journey. For Equality, it is not any less. Equality faces internal and external conflict in his path to heroism, faces conflict with others, but also himself. As his desire for a new life grows, more problems arise.