In the story “Harrison Bergeron”, the mood in the story helps the reader to interpret the horrificness of the situation. The situation is that society is against all inequality between human beings. If the government considers you to have an unfair advantage, you get a handicapper.
As stated before, the concept of serenity is the ability to live freely with the absence of feeling guilt, sorrow, anger, or loathe between man and life, whose depictions of it is not manipulated by other forces. This shows how society failed in doing so because in Harrison Bergeron, this is about how the government tries make everybody equal successfully by putting handicaps on people, making them not become an individual who may be superior. This creates brainwashed people such as Hazel, who is not aware of her situation and has her views on life manipulated to mean her peace and serenity is not real. What is true, however, is the fact of Harrison Bergeron being viewed as an evil creation who everyone calls a monster. He tries to help others follow his path only to be killed because of his superiority.
In the novel Anthem, by Ayn Rand, the process of establishing a collective society is the removal of love, knowledge, and individualism. Love is an essential part of human lives. The society in Anthem does not support the action of love which helps create a collective society. “We raised our head and stepped back. For we did not understand what had made us do this and we were afraid to understand it.” (Rand 57-58).
Henry David brings up the point that there are people who are opposed to certain issues in the world and sit with their hands in their pockets too afraid to do anything, and claiming out in the open that they have no idea what to do. They wait, he claims, “for others to remedy the evil, that they may no longer have it to regret”. If one desires change, they must join in the fight to cause that change. Voting against a candidate, protesting against an unjust law, civically fighting against an unjust law, are all examples of exercising one’s civic duty. If one looks back to see how much change civil disobedience has caused, one would notice the massive differences between then and now.
Was it just focusing on leaving the enlightenment and the industrial revolution and emphasizing nature and emotion? NO! It was about not conforming to society and perusing and obtaining your heart’s yearning. Nicole Bonomi, who is a modern poet, said, “A true romantic will break the rules for the right reasons. He will not conform to the ideals bestowed upon him by society.
Just like how Master Oogway says “There are no accidents,” to David Hume, there are no accidents when it comes to the creation of society. To Hume, society has been created on the basis of stabilizing possessions. What’s mine is not what’s yours, and Hume makes this clear when establishing this rule. Humans have come to a compromise of isolation, which is born from the threat of scarcity in which people agree to leave each other alone to attain peace within society. In Hume’s eyes, human nature is solely composed of two things, passions and understanding, and without understanding, humans would revert to nature.
Lines four and five tied into lack of opinionated communication by saying, “my silence it can’t comprehend all we have to exchange” (Dao, 147). These lines make it very prominent that a person can lose themselves because they do not talk about how they feel. As discussed in the previous paragraph, without speaking you lose your say on the government and how to combat it. The poem then goes to state, “a perpetual stranger I am to myself” (Dao, 147). This shows how they only view themselves as a stranger because they do not know who they are.
CHAPTER 6 The Subjective-Objective Dialectic The rational and the intuitive strive to remain exclusive of the other at the expense of obvious deficiencies. The rational objectifies life existence through foresight, prudence and regularity but emphasises the artistic view less. The intuitive has a contrarian view that minimally emphasises rationality but is subjective to the importance of illusion, imagination, dreaming and beauty. This separation evolved the Newtonian atomic thinking that in many respects is disintegrative but has dominated rational thought at the expense and exclusion of sociological considerations in most technological innovations. Our thinking needs to be holistically inclusive of the non-physical and intangible to quantum
Society attempts to strip away strength and self love. It judges people based on what is on the outside which weakens them so they are no longer able to fight back. This poem is an attempt to rally the citizens of the world and bring them strength back. In “Still I Rise” Maya Angelou portrays the idea of persevering and discovering self worth through battling the hardships of society’s views. The world is strict in what it believes, if someone chooses to go against its ideals then society will attempt to drag them through the dirt.
One of the first theories that separated from religion to explain morality is Utilitarianism. This theory was developed by Jeremy Bentham. Bentham argued that morality has nothing to do with pleasing god. He feels morality should be about manufacturing a world that has the greatest amount of happiest. At first glance this theory seems to be a wonderful idea, however throughout this paper I will argue that Utilitarianism is not a successful account of morality.