It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
Equality goes against the populous and goes out on his own. Harrison Bergeron is a short story about a family who goes through the day showing the different restrictions of their society. Of what happens to those who follow and those who don't. These both Anthem by Ayn Rand and Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, jr have many concepts in common. People when placed under control will naturally resist power.
I also doubt that we will ever be a happy country because of the focus on such small picture ideas. I believe that the equality that we are given as citizens of the US does make us somewhat unhappy. We tend to always want more, and when we finally achieve our desired goal, we hold on to the gratification for a moment and forget. No one can be perfectly equal in our society because of our possessions. Backgrounds and personalities make it almost impossible to make everyone equal, unless everyone is forced to be the same person (much like in the novella Anthem).
In conclusion many people these days are concerned about what others do and this leads to less freedom, more conformity, and close-mindedness. As the government mold us into mindless sheep, we slowly lose the power given to us by our forefathers in order to protect ourselves from the government. As ignorant people remain close minded, those who are open minded cannot take action to prevent close minded laws and policies. Hypocritical people teach children there are no other options besides the accepted ideas of the masses, creating more hypocritical and ignorant adults for futures to come. Over time the government will gain control of rights that belong to the people, and the people will be too ignorant of their rights to
“We wished to know… about all the things” (23). He has asked so many questions- unlike the others- which the teachers forbade it. According to the council, curiosity is selfish- since it cannot give rest and once answered, more questions come. The Council does not like curiosity; it could lead to the revelation of the Unspeakable Times. Equalitys intelligence was also one of the reasons why he was given the job he did.
They, too like their progressives peers, invested on issues people in general just couldn't care less. Their failure to grasp the wishes of the people and feel it's pulse, cornered them behind the shelter of a perverse ideology, that seldom makes sense. Years of unnecessary self-victimization and vested personal interests made them immune to cherish Liberalism, Progressivism, or Secularism, at its core. This intellectual vacuum jeopardizes the sociopolitical dynamics, we ought to preserve in our state’s affairs. This threatens the very future of the who nation as political science tells us corrosions on the Left, more often than not, transcends the extremists far Right; a result none of us wish upon
The author’s purpose is to argue that the world of today is limiting our connections with others so that everyone knows that there is a problem in today 's society. The author establishes a judgmental tone for everyone. Having a modern mobilized world should not be the reason for weak relationships. Former generations lived in closeness but times are a changin for the better. “ We tend to lack the close supportive relationship that people in former generations
So i had took a seat. “If you want to be different then you have to be the abstract person and stick out from your surroundings.” Said Mr. Tony. I asked “What do you mean?”, “Everyone wants to be the same and be like the person next to them but Shawn I see that you are a different individual” Said Mr. Tony, “Everyone else your age is either in trouble or have no goals in life or do not have a plan to do anything with it” Mr Tony concluded. I was lost on what had happened but i 'm very open minded so I questioned it and challenged it. That aphorism sticks with me now until this
People will criticize and be envious of them because they are seen as a separate group. •Representatives should not be suspected of any dishonesty or disloyalty, or they will be deemed unworthy. •The government should not be governed by force. If it is, it will lead to destruction. “If this system was so framed as to command that respect from the people, which every good free government will obtain, this provision was unnecessary” (Brutus 4).
This new era thus broke the existing divisions of identity and built new divisions based on how people identified themselves to be. These new divisions which were supposed to be flexible suddenly became ‘fact of nature’ and every individual’s task remained just to try and fit among one of them. Slowly, new problems developed as none of the divisions provided complete satisfaction to someone as they were free to move but were not able to do so. The problem changed from “how to shift and get recognised” to “where to shift(with risk analysis) and how to safeguard it” with the continuous flow of changing identities since the divisions were themselves not fixed. This is in accordance with Foucault’s view that with