“An irrational society is a society of moral cowards – of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles, and goals” (86) says Rand, and I feel that too far have the men in the society sunk away from moral standards, like putting their knowledge to use and expanding it, simply because they do not believe in judging others for fear of what others may see in them, especially Equality since he always abides by the strict standards with fear of the civilization itself. Equality would certainly agree with Rand’s advice, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgement”, as Equality did by leaving the controlled society that brainwashed
For example, it was expressed in his repeated addresses to readers. His choice of words, like “do we really expect to stay afloat… [or] our fault lies not so much with our economy” (Fridman), shows the author does not try to blame other peoples, while admits all parts of the society, including “nerds and geeks”, should participate in the problem solving. The emotional appeal appears from the beginning of the text, as it was mentioned above. “There is something very wrong with the system of values in a society that has only derogatory terms” (Fridman), the author starts with the expression of his negative opinion about the situation. He uses the essay to flip reader to his side.
Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go. Jack was a different type of leader than Martin Luther
In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, the protagonist, Equality 7-2521, is an egoist, but not in the way expected. Along with him being an egoist, comes an expected bad connotation, but he does in fact break away from the chains his collectivist society puts on him and Equality- later known as Prometheus- finds himself and his individuality. Equality 7-2521 is in fact an egoist, but rather in a good way, he uses his egoism to set him apart from his fellow brothers, which ultimately leads him to better himself and find the sweet freedom he’s been missing out on.
Elizabeth optically discerns his inner goodness shine when he relucts to prevaricate, and she realizes how inequitable she has been. Proctor preserves the lives of the others who are inculpated when he unselfishly declines to preserve his own. He acts as a martyr when he places others afore himself. He would rather die an honorable death than live a dishonorable life. In conclusion John Proctor endeavors to visually perceive the good in adultery to endeavor fortify his espousement & he takes full responsibility of his sins and does not opt to encumber his sin on his wife and his unborn child.
"Now we can really decide what's what." This shows that by Jack leaving, it helped anyone who believed in the rules laid out to do their part and to get things done. Jack did not help with the rules in the slightest, going against anything that was said. This brings me to my next point; Jack believed in destruction and did not care if he hurt people. Before Piggy dies, there is an argument between Jack and Ralph saying, " Which is better, Law and rescue, or hunting and breaking things up?"
Embarrassed and manipulated, he realizes he was solely there for entertainment purposes. The character gains a sense of distrust, the blindfold symbolizing white superiority. As the novel continues, the protagonist finds himself expelled from college. Moving to Harlem, in order to make sense of himself, he finds a job called Liberty Paints, a contradicting name within itself that allowed the protagonist to be a “slave” within the job. Not only was he a “slave” within the job, he was observed like an animal after getting into a fight with his boss, causing a disconnection between himself and his
Ostrinsky asks, “You wanna know better about socialism?”... Let us go out and take a stroll.” Sinclair makes Ostrinsky sound very kind and polite to show socialism as a welcoming home. “Perhaps we can do better tomorrow… we try not to let a comrade starve…” (chapter 29) Sinclair gives Ostrinsky kind characteristics as he supports socialism. On the contrary, Sinclair gives evil characteristic to the upper class capitalists such as Conner. To conclude, “The Jungle” is propaganda over literary fiction because Sinclair over exaggerates the problems Jurgis and his family go through to make his point. Jurgis and his family go through almost every wrong possible, making it unrealistic.
Decision makers are no free agents making their own preferable choices rather we are coming from a social settings that informs its subjects about what is appropriate and important. In simple words, what we think comes out of our social condition. The Realist approach that man is power lusty seems, to be a miss-representation of Fear. In the wilderness of the international structure individuals feel insecure (constructing a social belief) against each other hence paving way for a holocaust. Our views are not calculated or ‘preferred-choices’, we just follow what is expected from us in our social setting and usually we do so without thinking.
Conrad explains his belief that society is vital through character description, setting description, and various aspects of the novellas plot while also showing the dangers involved in the process of imperialism. Despite these dangers, through the tone and diction that Conrad uses, we as readers can see that he supports imperialism. He believes it is the only thing that can shield us from the darkness that lies within us all and the only way to stop us from committing horrible acts is to get as far away from our instincts as possible. In the end this novella is an example of the lack of control humans have a tendency to practice without rules and consequences to correct
During the beastie assembly, after the outbreak of the crowd’s disobedience, Piggy told Ralph to blow the conch, but in response, he said, “ If I blow the conch and they don’t come back; then we’ve had it…”(pg92). Ralph is too dependent on the shell, and also too concentrated to work. He needs
Abigail the most flat out negative, Danforth was a lawful negative, and Parris was a social negative meaning he did not get along with others and liked to do his own thing. The negative characters really shaped the story, if there were no negatives and this was the perfect utopia they wanted to create then this would have never happened. The most enjoyful part of the play is that Arthur Miller wrote this because he could relate this to a real life situation with the red scare, kind of how society can relate to this today with some people accusing most of the Islam religion of being
Throughout this journal, I will be characterized Atticus as unforthcoming and good-hearted. Some reasons why I think Atticus is unforthcoming is because he keeps his worrisome emotions to himself. In the novel, Scout describes Atticus as, “...didn’t worry about anything” (Lee 184). Here is shows that Scout can look up to Atticus with nothing to worry because he handles the problems. Some of those worries come from Atticus’ work.