We were liars is a story about the ideals we are all supposed to aspire to, simply because of the way our society defines success; as being forceful, reckless, hasty and bold. The dauntless ideal Cadence falls prey for. In my opinion the book is trying to shed light on the insidious backside of our idea of heroism, and the too often gruesome consequences it might bring. That it more frequently than not results in the unnecessary suffering of others. Cady’s cousin Mirren on the other hand, had a very different life motto: ”Always be kinder than you have to”.
When one is confined to society and held captive against their ego, it is imperative that they learn to eulogize their own individuality, and learn to improve themselves. In Ayn Rand’s novella, Anthem, Rand uses Equality 7-2521 to communicate the importance of the individual. Equality has always had his own sense of individuality that causes him to stand out and defy the social norms. His individuality allows him to persevere and diverge from collectivist society. While working for the Home of the Street Sweepers, Equality stumbles upon an underground tunnel.
True Purpose Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, is a glorified story about an individual trapped in a damned society. Prometheus is regulated by tacky and cruel laws and rules, but he is trying to find who he is and what his real reason in life is; not just what his city tells him to be. I believe these rules and laws exist because Ayn Rand wants to show the evils of collectivism. The Council controlling the city wants to create a world where everyone is treated exactly the same, in every way. The true purpose, I believe, is that The Council wants to show an expectation of a perfect person.
The loyalty of these people is what really kept the movement alive. The nonviolence worked because people were willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. “But whether or not we succeeded in obtaining these conveniences, every one of us was firm in his resolution of passing his term in jail in perfect happiness and peace.” (Document C, Gandhi). Gandhi’s followers knew the price they would have to pay for their civil disobedience, and they all accepted it. Their unwavering loyalty kept their movement alive.
The present study is aimed at understanding the symbolic darkness in the novella in the light of above given line by Guru Nanak. Keywords: Heart of Darkness, Darkness in Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, Darkness of Mind in Heart of Darkness The desire to win over others has always remained very intense in human beings from the beginning of the world. The different ages on the earth correspond to the victories of the dominant over the weak. For the satisfaction of ego, man makes a futile effort to fulfill his desire by ruling over the other, be it Alexander or Aurangzeb or a common man. In order to rule or dominate, one has to fight his opponent and win.
Why is being your self harder in the community where government establishes a set of rules? In the novel, the main character discovers something new and the government rejects it thinking it is an unacceptable idea. Anthem was first written in 1937, and published in 1938. Ayn Rand, who is a Russian-American novelist and philosopher, wrote it. Anthem takes place in a dystopian society in where the main character seeks for individuality, which is rejected in their community.
“Young Goodman Brown” and Oedipus the King both have characters that have to grapple with loss of ignorance, and to cope with a society that was not what they once knew. Knowing a fact is true is the first step to reality, but understanding why is how you truly envelope yourself. “Young Goodman Brown” and Oedipus the King, both bring up the idea of what is known as “The grand illusion”. The idea that nothing is, or has ever been, what we believe it is. The unfolding the illusion bears strong similarity between both stories, in the adapted words of Peter Baelish, it is a ladder of chaos.
He represents his desire for permanence with the history museum. "The best thing, though, in that museum was that everything always stayed right where it was." He wants to be the catcher in the field of rye and save kids from falling off the cliff of genuine childhood into the phony adult world. Holden values children so greatly because they are not adults. Children have not entered the corrupt world of bastards and phonies that adults live in.
The first thing Morrie tells us about his new mother shows that he is very fond of her. She is called his “saving embrace”, and that shows that he likes her. We know that she is a very energetic person and she brings positive atmosphere into the rather dim areas that his father creates. In quite a few aspects, she is the opposite of Morrie’s father and brings a very positive atmosphere into Morrie’s life. I believe that Eva is a big reason that Morrie is as loving and caring as he is.
Susy is referring to the morality she and Nick found as they lived honestly together: it was “something that Nick and love had taught her, but that reached out even beyond love and beyond Nick (Glimpses 281). Wharton connects Susy’s newfound ethics with love to show that they are sound, but emphasizes that Susy’s fidelity is a guiding principle for an entirely new way of living. Wharton’s point is that remaining faithful to one’s marriage creates a standard for one’s way of living that can enhance one’s entire
Between Adam and James, the two have a bond that is incredibly strong. Love created that and love cannot be broken. Therefore their bond cannot be broken. In the novel, Shatter Me, love is always needed for the progression in oneself and relationships. Through all that Adam and Juliette went through, they always had their love for each other to keep them sane.
Tolstoy is a modern writer. His style plays with literary conventions while his writing questions society itself. However, towards the end of his life, Tolstoy notices the growing anti-materialism in the middle class (Ress). The growing detachment between the Russian middle class with nature, life, and tradition irritates Tolstoy. By focusing his later works on anti-materialism, Tolstoy awakens the middle class to what it has become—disillusioned.