Ayn Rand taught the principle, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgment.” The grade of morality fluctuates depending on the time, place, and society. While today’s society will compose the portrait that we are continually growing stronger and improving, the politics of men cannot overcome simple flaws such as controlling the people of their society. This is no different in the novella Anthem. The ironic name given to Equality gives the indication that perhaps society is not as equal as they would fancy. Equality has an internal conflict within the novella, which is, the mind must be free to act and think about its own findings. In Anthem, Ayn Rand shows her character, Equality 7-2521, of being critical of the totalitarian society
On April 28th, 1758 in Westmoreland County, the fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, was born. Monroe had a mother and a father, Spence and Elizabeth Monroe. Spence was an affluent planter who also practiced carpentry as a hobby. Both of his parents married in 1752 and they had several children. His parents died when he was a teenager, leaving him part of the family farm. He enrolled at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg in 1774, and almost immediately began participating in revolutionary activities. With a group of classmates, he invaded the arsenal at the British Governor's Palace, escaping with 200 muskets and 300 swords, which the students presented to the Virginia militia. He became an officer in the Continental
Myths are widely held beliefs that are exaggerated perceptions of a person or event, such as the case with Benjamin Franklin. As an inventor, writer, and founding father, Benjamin Franklin plays a large role in the history of America and is still widely renowned for his many fields of knowledge and odd passions, nonetheless misconceptions surround his fame and taint his image. For instance, Benjamin Franklin is frequently thought of as an conservative due to his miserly attitude, when in reality he was a liberal, believing in civil rights and a strong federal government. There are many falsehoods encompassing his legend from discovering electricity to murder.
When he discovered this, he thought that, "The secrets if this earth are not for all men to see, but only for those who will seek them" (Rand 52). The things on the earth that man does not know will not just pop out, but rather man has to go look and learn for the unexplained things that roam the earth. Equality worked aimlessly to discover this new power, that was used in the Unmentionable Times called electricity, like the Dark Ages' candles. He thought that if the World Council saw this discovery suddenly they would become engrossed with Equality and move him into the House of Scholars, unfortunately his invention was rejected because nothing good came out of inventions if they were worked on individually and not my a group of
Knowing his invention of light would impact mankind, he did it out of spite of doing what he loved, science. Also, making people happy and sharing his ideas with the world.
“For this wire is a part of our body, as a vein torn from us, glowing with our blood. Are we proud of this thread of metal, or of our hands which made it, or is there a line to divide these two?” (Rand 5.10) This quote above shows that he will do anything for his invention, electricity. He will go as far as almost die with it. He will do anything, as long as it’s safe. That shows that he is different from the others, the community.
Equality is something people want till people actually have it. Equality often limits a person’s abilities and disables to do something for themselves or inspire themselves. Equality's, the main character in the book Anthem, the primary motivation is proving that he is smart enough to become a scholar. Equality has a right to be motivated in this way since he believes that he can help the society so he is giving into the collectivism. I think that if everyone was motivated in this way, there would be a more progressive society where people sought to improve themselves and society at the same time.
Nikola Tesla is a brilliant inventor who has earned a place in history for his
Thomas Edison is an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as “America’s greatest inventor.” His tireless work efforts and dedication to science not only helped him to create inventions that have advanced technology , but also become an inspirational figure for Americans. His improvements and inventions on objects that were already invented helped the lives of over millions of Americans. He helped to build America’s economy during some of its more vulnerable years as a new nation. Thomas Edison’s inventions have helped to advance our society though his dedications and knowledge in mechanical, electrical, and chemical sciences.
In Jane Goodall's Electrical Romanticism, she discusses the profound influence that electricity played towards the end of the eighteenth century. She uses historical context to the best of her ability in order to inform the reader of Electricity’s great impact on humanity.
Tesla has proven to make an extensive impact in the market. Keeping the company’s position in the high-end industry, Tesla is able to represent just like companies like Apple a high-end product that appeals only to a certain customer base. Tesla is constantly innovating their product in a way that the newest technologies will be incorporated in the production process of the car and the products the companies develop itself too. Tesla is the first major company to have inherited an electric car only automobile production company, which is nearly impossible considering the weak demand for electric cars today. Most car manufacturers today only devote a small part of their product line to electric cars, meaning that they do not want to take the risks of completely changing to electric only cars as fears of reducing the demand for their products is real and because there is still more demand for conventional petrol driven cars.
What exactly inspires people to create great things? Because they are doing it for their own benefit. In the novella written by Ayn Rand titled, Anthem, Equality 7-2521 is motivated to experiment and discover, but not because he is intending to assist his brothers and all of the population. Equality, although he had hoped to join the Home of the Scholars, works as a street sweeper trapped in a collectivist society where all of forms of individuality are banned. At the beginning of the story, Equality discovers a secret, underground tunnel where he slowly starts to discover technologies from the unmentionable times. While experimenting, he learns about the power of electricity and uses it to power create light. Though it seems he created his invention not for the good of his brothers, but to fill
Some people can be smart in math, others in science, and some are just brilliant in entrepreneurship. When Morgan found a need in safe lighting he did not hold back, he found a well-known and trusted scientist. Thomas Edison had already been working on the lightbulb and John knew it was it was the next big thing. He
“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”- Benjamin Franklin. Without Benjamin Franklin’s advanced thinking life wouldn 't be as easy as it is today. A great portion of inventions would not exist without him, such as, the Lightning Rod, Bifocals, and different types of stoves. We might not even be a country without Ben. Benjamins intellect and love for his country still lives on to this day, and will continue to live on for centuries.
Scientist, diplomat, and inventor are three elements that describe Benjamin Franklin. Many people know that Benjamin Franklin studied electricity, but he did so much more. As a well known diplomat, Ben Franklin, showed Americans that they should be freed from British rule by fighting for their freedom. He left a lasting legacy as a Revolutionary War hero, a founding father, and a great scientist.