His actions were befitting to the situation. Also, these actions correspond with Rand’s advice in “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?”. The society is a totalitarian dictatorship and Equality is the “humblest peasant or the lowest savage...rise in blind rebellion, were he to realize that he is being immolated, not to some incomprehensible “noble purpose,” but to plain, naked human evil” (Rand, “How Does One Lead a Rational Life in an Irrational Society?”). Equality follows through with Rand’s advice as a solution to his complications with his society. He knows that the acceptance of submission broke the structure of man and that his society is wrong to let the rights of man collapse under such a worship.
In Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn, he utilized diction to illustrate the change in Huck’s view on slavery and more specifically, Jim; from believing that all slaves are subhuman and ignorant to befriending and respecting Jim as his equal. Incidentally, one way that Twain used diction to highlight such change in Huck was in his choice and usage of the word “n*****”. Considering this, in Chapter 16, Huck habitually uses the n-word to refer to Jim rather than calling him by his name. Huck also utilizes phrases such as , “Give a n***** an inch and he’ll take an ell.” when attempting to characterize Jim’s behavior. By using the n-word, Huck identifies Jim as part a generalized category of people who are perceived as universally
In the 1800’s, America was the subject of many romantic visions and musings. The British and East Coasters alike saw everything west of Appalachia as a wild wonderland: home to cowboys, adventure, and opportunity. Oscar Wilde, a renowned British author and satirist, voyaged across America to test the truth of these claims. Afterwards, he published his findings and opinions in a piece known as Impressions of America. In the piece, he makes it clear that America did not live up to his expectations, and would disappoint his readers as well.
Nature in open, free, creative, and abstract. Hitler’s ideology is inhumane initiating growth and progression by instilling fear and control. Native Americans subject to untruths since Europeans arrival in the new land. Thus, Native American were treated less than equal as they were primitive and unpolished. Interestingly the Europeans felt comfortable judging other cultures ground.
Seldom, do groups remain together for centuries and as evident in the text, conflict is bound to happen. He appeals to logos by defining democracy when he states that governments derive their power from the consent of the governed. In a way, this defies the current situation in Great Britain and discusses the offenses Great Britain has committed. In, “…mankind are more disposed..,” he declares that humans prefer to suffer sufferable evils than to abolish those evils they are accustomed to. He expands his purpose by showing an example of human nature and that humans do not like the unknown, even if the unknown may be somewhat positive or beneficial.
Samuel Johnson’s disdain for the colonial perspective is made clear through his outright contempt for our ideals of liberty and beliefs in the natural rights of men. In fact, he sees us less as men and more comparable to beasts. Perhaps domesticated animals, subdued over many years by the gentle hand of the Crown, and now, after showing the first signs of disobedience, deserve to be punished for disobeying our master. He begins with a thinly veiled threat toward the colonies, implicitly suggesting that regardless of any valid reasoning for our refusal to submit to British taxation, our resistance may effortlessly be overruled by the might of the British empire. However, he’s willing to temporarily cast aside this tenet of his beliefs and fight a war with words, admitting that “power is no sufficient evidence of truth.” Yet, despite his willingness to humor intellectual discourse on the matter
Anthem’s constructed society—built on endless restrictions and laws—falsely propagates these ideals and unknowing citizens blindly accept them, ignoring their own aspirations. Through the main character, Prometheus, readers experience the suffocating nature of a society that enforces “total equality.” Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem explains, relates and propagates the negative effects of collectivism on man’s individuality. Rulers justify their collectivist society by appealing to the desire for equality. Exploiting the craving for fairness, power-hungry leaders are able to convince the community that a unified society is in their best interest. A rebellion is highly unexpected due to the unwavering trust the citizens place in their government.
Addressing the Address to the Colonization Society WIlliam Lloyd Garrison in his speech, Address to the Colonization Society, asserts that slavery in America is at the fault of the entire population, and it needs to be put to an end in a strategic, but time efficient, manner. Garrison supports his claim by utilizing logos, cumulative sentences, and appealing to pathos through a focus on both patriotism and religion. The author’s purpose is to show that the slavery is a wrongdoing by the entirety of America so that the North may realize by not actively pressing for an end of slavery, they are essentially just as bad as the individuals that own slaves. The author writes in determined tone for the Colonization Society. William Lloyd Garrison
Hearing his master's words, Douglass found a purpose to become literate. He looks at the situation with an analytical eye and is able to fight back with his sarcastic and ironic tone, referring to his masters as “pious.” Frederick knows that knowledge can break the white man’s power of enslaving human beings. “The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers. VII. 413.”
He doesn’t write as if he is on the same level as the natives. He writes with the assumption that he is above them, that they exist to show him how to make the land his. Slavery, segregation, institutional racism, and much of America’s discrimination towards other countries can be traced back to what Columbus did to the natives. Even today, the xenophobia towards Muslims and the image of America as a country made for white people is rooted in the actions of Columbus. The fact that he chooses to instead create an idealistic picture with only the best intentions of the Spanish in mind shows the way Columbus’s mind worked when reporting the details of his voyage back to his homeland.