His drive is shown as he wishes to join the council of scholars with an inquisitive brain, wanting to “know about all the things which make the earth around us. We asked so many questions that the Teachers forbade it” (Rand 23). However, the society at hand calls for the smart to do menial labors of which is rather useless to his potential. Equality as a person gains motivation in pursuit of joy whether he realizes it or not, and he enjoys learning and understanding. Equality gets to a point in which he finds joy in discovery, and states (with pride) that “We, Equality 7-2521, have discovered a new power of nature.
In Ayn Rand’s novella, Anthem, mankind is a philanthropic machine. The brotherhood nobly works together to achieve a common goal. In doing so, each man is asked to disregard his own personal means and goals. For every decision must be a collective thought and every advancement, a joint action. However, one man in this machine malfunctions.
John Steinbeck has a style of writing unparalleled in history and in the modern world. In the same way, his philosophies are also unparalleled, with his focus in socialism not extending to communism or abnegation of spiritualism. His ideal world is utopian, holding the dust bowl migrant at the same level as the yeoman farmer was held in Jeffersonian times. In The Grapes of Wrath Steinbeck Steinbeck, who posses impregnable technique, conveys his message of a group working tirelessly for the betterment of the community. In specific, Steinbeck manipulates intercalary chapters, a robust narrative, and allusions in order to get his point that community is indispensable across.
Have you ever been waiting for something different/new to happen in your life; well transcendentalism is for you, it’s filled with excitement, adventure, and simply sticking with your gut on things. McCandless surly represents a transcendentalist life. He’s very good at sticking with his own opinion, doing his own thing (even if everyone else is doing another), and searching for the meaning of life. McCandless is his own person and no one can change that- he finds out things for himself. In a world where people only concentrate on things that are skin deep it’s good to have a transcendentalist life style.
He has a passion for doing the unthinkable and unimaginable driven by an unstoppable force and does not obsess over what others thought of him or his actions. Society today could use more people similar to Equality, but it would have its strengths and weaknesses. Some benefits include more leaders, confident actions,
The extreme collectivist community potrayed shows the polar opposite of egoism. Equality immediately gets set appart by his intellectual abilities leading to his substantial discoveries. Evidently his ideas are rejected and he’s shunned for his intelligence and creativity. Nevertheless, this is for the better, for it is then that he perhaps has his greatest thought: “To be free a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom.
I agree with the people who said the Puritans were both selfless and selfish. According to Document A: 'City upon a Hill, ' the leader of the 1630 migration, John Winthrop suggested that everyone work together to achieve prosperity. He specifically says, "We must be knit together in this work as one man; we must take care of each other with bortherly affection." He seemed to be driving people into working for one another rather than for oneself. Unlike the failed attempt at settling in Jamestown, the Puritans seemed to be on the right path to success (by working selflessly and helping one another).
While everybody else is perfectly molded to society’s expectations–doing the same things, looking the same way, he’d rather be the odd one out if it means he’ll be free from conformity. Another literary device that contributes to the theme of individuality is symbolism. “If [the narrator] could stand
Pollan states “The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum…” meaning that saving the earth does not need to be an all or nothing effort. That statement is very rich in Ethos. Ethically we can understand we can do a little bit each day even if logically it seems like a lost cause. During the course of his essay, Pollan discusses an imaginary evil twin he has who will continue all the bad habits Pollan swears to drop. This metaphor feeds into the title ‘why bother’.
It considered that all people are self-interested and are motivated by the desire to avoid pain and find joy. All worker will work only if the reward is attractive enough, for the punishment sufficiently disagreeable. This view of the ‘carrot and stick’ approach was built into the philosophies of the age and is still to be found, especially in the older, more traditional sectors of industry. The various leading theories of motivation and motivators seldom make reference to the carrot and the stick. Of course, for the use of rewards and penalties of this metaphor related, is in order to induce desired behavior.