I am Divergent. And I can’t be controlled. Nonconformism as defined in the Mirriam Webster dictionary is the “ refusal to conform to an established or conventional creed, rule or practice.” In religious terms nonconformity is defined as the ‘unorthodoxy as a consequence of not conforming to expected standards or values’ and ‘Non-conformists’ are considered as those who are rebels or against societal norms. In a broad term, nonconformity is a category of people who are marginalized based on their personality.
These observations lead Anglo to associate Scot with the beliefs of the Saducees. Saduceeism holds that spirits and devils do not exist. Despite Scot’s open attack on these beliefs in his Discoverie, Anglo concludes that “it is impossible to distinguish Scot’s position from the Sadduceean argument which he
So somebody who has a really big ego, is often very selfish. The society within the book Anthem by Ayn Rand forbids anyone to have an ego. Meaning everybody has to be the same. Prometheus, the main character, discovers what it means to have an ego. This makes him different from the rest.
The belief in nothing, the rejection of all values, moral principles and religions. The philosophy that all values are baseless and believing that life is meaningless, this is Nihilism. In Hamlet, there are three different kinds of nihilism that are shown; passive, active and ubermensch. Passive nihilism is when there is belief that there is no going further, its the end. Passive nihilism can be distinguished by rejection, death/suicide, and defeat.
As a result, the world, people, and their actions lack any real importance. Sartre focused on the terrifying abundance of freedom and uses hell as a symbol. In Jean-Paul Sartre’s famous play No Exit, he articulates a doctrine through the mouth of one of the characters towards the end of the play that “hell is other people” and this is a catchphrase that has had a currency far exceeding the
They maintain that the scriptures are a lie, and that the universe is not based upon a moral law, but godless, conceived in lust and created by copulation, without any other cause. Because they believe this in the darkness of their little minds, these
He is an existentialist who believes that life has no real meaning and that nothing matters: "All alike would be condemned to die one day" (Camus 75) He does not realize the repercussions of his actions, therefore, although he acts with no emotion, his intentions are
Creon’s “moral imaginations” and “deliberative rationality” causes him to have a complete absence of internal conflict towards the aspect of familial ties. Nussbaum points this out as a contradiction with the state and civic interest and Creon’s “practical wisdom”. Unfortunately, this led to his downfall due to his rigid outlook and simplification of his ethics as Nussbaum reveals. Creon’s downfall is presented by the death of his son Haemon. This ultimately leads to Creon’s rejection of his “practical wisdom”, as Nussbaum accentuates, and the disharmony caused by deinon; meaning, as Nussbaum says, that Creon was portrayed as “awe-inspiring” but is later confronted with a dilemma that he no longer could control, which lead him to abandoning his narrow sighted
Thomas Hobbes believed that people would act evil in a state of nature and there would be no society, war of every man, and life would be lonely, poor, violent and short. I do not agree with Hobbes for the fact that throughout history, people have been in a state of nature at one time or another
He constantly degrades his own abilities and appearance and continually attempts to persuade himself out of the current situation. Also, Prufrock states, “I am no prophet-and here’s no great matter” (83). When the narrator states that he is no prophet, he is referring to John the Baptist. Prufrock is
Anyone physically different from themselves, the people of Waknuk regard as “abominations” and insulting to the pure image of God based on a fallible old book; Nicholson’s Repentances. Likewise, anyone of a different religious sect, Daesh slaughters with out of context rulings from their religious book. The KKK discriminates against people of colour, regarding them in a very similar way to the way the people of Waknuk regard Deviations. Moreover, calling the Old People’s society (probably secular) a state of “[prevailing] irreligious arrogance” displays their belief that only one way of being is acceptable, and anything else is worthy of punishment (Wyndham 40).
For Rand, religions such as Christianity also inhibit people from reaching their full reasoning capabilities as they force people to believe that they should live a life of submission and inferiority. Rand doesn’t agree with the idea that other philosophers have proposed in the past that reason and freedom have already failed and that we should rely on faith (Rand,
Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire was the French creator of the novel titled Candide, otherwise called "Confidence". A number of Voltaire's works were famous in Europe amid his time, yet it is his mocking novel, Candide, which is still concentrated today. In Candide, Voltaire sought to bring up the doubt of Gottfried William von Leibniz's criticizing so as to reason the wrongs of the world, the hypothesis of good faith, and the ruthlessness of war. Leibniz gathered that God, being able to pick from any of the quantity of universes, picked this world, "the most ideal of all worlds"(18).
A study conducted by San Francisco State University was that money does have a factor on one´s happiness. But what the money is being spent on is not material objects, instead it is experiences that are being bought. One of the experiences that the students at the college purchased was a meal out. Now what a meal out gives a person is a feeling of activity in one's life and having social contracted with someone else, which a material possession would not be able to do. What this experience also provides is a memory which one might never forget because they had such a good time.