Nothing is wrong with being proud of something you did. As individuals we tend to act without thinking sometimes. “But all of us must have something or someone to be proud of and Doodle had become mine.” this quote is basically saying that we can’t go through life without something to feel proud of or to have something good happen due to our actions. Right after the narrator said that he states “I did not know pride is such a wonderful,terrible thing, a seed that bears two vines, life and death” after reading this, the narrator clearly states that pride isn’t all great like we expect it to be, We don’t think much about what’s happening in the moment, it’s almost natural to just think about the positive outcome. If we didn’t have any sense of pride where would our standards go?
Evidently, McCandless had his mind set– he knew that his purpose in life strayed away from this conformist society. Similarly, many people know what they want to do with their life. However, these people differ from McCandless immensely as these people often never end up pursuing their dreams due to the fear of straying from the conformist society. Chris McCandless renders an admirable hero, because he acquired the courage, which many people lack, to both escape his oppressive household as well as pursue his purpose in
Throughout the novella Anthem the society disregards citizens having thoughts of their own. Prometheus, who has always been a free thinker, has always felt out of place in this society. As the novel progresses Prometheus comes to appreciate his trait of independent thinking. At the ending of the novella Prometheus comes to understand that what society sees as unethical is actually a valuable trait to have. Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98).
Our Founding Fathers were merely men, but they utilized their strengths and conquered their weaknesses to propel themselves into godlike statuses that molded each and every one of them into prominent historical figures. Katori Hall explained this perfectly when she said “We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that’s where the greatest leaders come from – from the people.” Our Founding Fathers harnessed their personal strengths and weaknesses, but this alone wasn’t enough to help them to succeed. They exploited the assistance of anonymous individuals to aid them in acquiring these statuses and their success.
It’s an obvious difference between taking pride in oneself and taking another's life, but where does humanity draw the line between wrong and right. In the dystopian world of Anthem, written by Ayn Rand, none of these problems are existent due to lack of individuality. This makes Equality 7-2521’s need to be an individual seem all the more drastic, no matter how innocent it may seem to readers. Equality’s need to be his own person and motivation to follow his childhood dream of being a
Overall, the ideal knight was to be kind, courageous, ruthless, and bold all at once. Throughout Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Gawain believes he exemplifies everything a knight should be, but by the end of the story, he realizes he is more flawed than he thought. He gives into temptation to avoid death, the very thing he should be prepared to face any day of his life. He is extremely disappointed in himself, but he should not have been; chivalry was a great idea, but that was it. Chivalry was never, and will never be, a realistic way men or women should live their
Lynard Skynard clearly believes you should be nothing more than yourself because you won't understand anything better than your own self. Than he continues to go on and say “ don't live o fast troubles will come and pass”. That really goes with what it's about to be a transcendentalist. Everyone has their own problems so of course things are going to go wrong but don't let that stop you from being you everything in the end will work itself out no no matter how hard it gets. Lynyrd just like many other transcendentalist believe the simple life is the best life you will be much happier than being
Science is dangerous; we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled" (Huxley 231). Mond explains, in this quote, how science cannot remain the sole factor in achieving happiness. Throughout the story, the Controllers condition the people to view science as the greatest good, but new discoveries often lack what makes an individual happy. Process often infringes on what people as a whole consider as happy. They feel contentment but individuality and passion push brilliant individuals to discover more scientifically.
His excuses swell to the extent that when the truth unfolds, his mental stability plummets. Other than the burdens that lace his curse, Oedipus’s upbringing was painless. He has never had to sweat over money, abuse, or lack of control over his own decisions. His gradual rise to power furthers the understanding of his pleasant life. In opposition, Hurston’s own upbringing is greatly opposite of her character’s, Janie, thus prompting the contradictory differences between their stories.
However, in the newer generations there is a “me” mindset. We are independent. As strong and heroic as it may seem, it is also very lonely. We think more about us than we do about others. When we think only about us, we only care what’s beneficial to our needs and don’t consider what our friends may feel.
One time, Ender told his army, “Nobody ever beat Dragon Army, either. This be your big chance to lose?” then the text added, “Ender’s taunting question was the answer to their complaints,” (192). This pushed the army to the limit because they knew that he was counting on them to win and not give up so effortlessly. This also showed leadership because it gave them confidence to keep fighting and win.
If people didn’t get bothered than they would be happy and not know what to expect, because if no one in the entire world got bothered they wouldn 't have the knowing of how to be an actual human. In the book Fahrenheit 451 I am pretty sure that all the characters got bothered so when something happened they were use to it and didn’t get that worked up over it. So when Millie left Montag he was sad but later found out that he did not want anything to do with her. Therefore if people do get bothered they will so figure out what they don 't need and why the thing that happened is a good thing, that no one can change. You just have to keep living you life and see things on the positive side.
Sure one could see this as a good thing, but throughout Anthem, Ayn Rand shows that conformity is not as good as it sounds, but rather the worst way to live. Equality succeeds in finding happiness and meaning in life by learning to be an individual and taking risks that no one in his society dared to do
Mine has not, and in all likelihood never will be soporifically and discordantly jocose. Mankind will always commandeer net profit; whether by the advocate or on the realm of philosophy. a lack of profit lies in the realm of reality but also the area of semantics. Profit is naively but drowsily enraged as a result of its apprentices which edify dictators. As I have learned in my literature class, humanity will always assure net.
This is why I resonate with them much more than, I could ever convey. They weren’t just wild and courageous in my eyes. They are selfless without no expectation of compensation. The lengths they would go for someone they value dearly is completely admirable. Their reluctance to open up their struggles, refusing to divulge the darkest moment of their lives as if it’s a violation of privacy, because they 've been strong — alone for so long.