No one is allowed to have friends or show attraction to someone else because that would mean that they preferred a certain person over their brothers, therefore showing that not everyone is truly equal. The people of Anthem are also not allowed to choose their jobs or even state that they prefer something. Having a preference in this city was seen and taught as if it was
Creon has the appearance of good, but when he chooses to not bury Polyneices, which goes against the beliefs of the Gods by not honoring him, he shows his tragic flaw. He says, “But Polyneices, killed as piteously, an interdict forbids that anyone should bury him or even mourn.” (192). Through disobeying the Gods, Creon implies that his laws are more important than the Gods. Creon’s disregard towards the Gods, explains why he dismisses Tiresias’s power. Creon’s overall power grants him his free will.
Title Discrimination occurs everyday, and many choose to remain passive.Throughout these passages the three individuals Elie Wiesel, Martin Luther King Jr. , and Nelson Mandela refuse to accept passivity within the world. These man stood up for their belief that passivity is unacceptable. Elie Wiesel, has experienced discrimination for his religion during the holocaust, and because of this he refuses to remain pliant towards discrimination. Wiesel explains his refusal to remain passive: “The world did know and remained silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation” (1).
His hyperconsciousness gives him superiority over the average citizens in society due to their logic based decisions since he rejects logic because he concludes that a utopian society is absolutely unreachable and absurd. Since the Underground man believes he has more intelligence due to his free will, he convinces himself that he has a duty to assert his power over others. Furthermore, his free will do to as he pleases is true power
Humanity is not concerned with us. Today anything is allowed. Anything is possible, even these crematories.’”(30). When Chlomo says “humanity is not concerned with [them]”, he believes he will witness the death of his son which leaves him hopeless. From being the religious man Chlomo was before he entered the camp, he is now someone with no faith in mankind.
He even seemed unchanged even after the battle of the cowshed. Also he wouldn’t show his intersets or would side with any decision. He even realized how the seven commandments were changing bit-by-bit but never said a word about it. There are some consquences in result of his actions. Since he would stay silent, no animal would be able to be aware of the change since they aren’t as smart.
Refusal to yield due to pride is a human weakness evident in both the ancient times and today's society. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex, King Oedipus refuses to yield when Tiresias urges him that “there’s no help in the truth” (Sophocles 17). Since Oedipus is too proud and stubborn to believe Tiresias, he ignores Tiresias’ advice and unfolds the truth concerning his own past and King Laius’ death, thinking that he will save Thebes from the plague, but ends up only harming himself and his loved ones. Like Oedipus, Muhammad Ali, a professional boxer, is also proud of his beliefs and refuses to yield and join the U.S. military when drafted during the Vietnam War, despite the criticism and punishment he receives. Ali stated that his “ ‘conscience [won't]
Now that the truth has been revealed, there is no reason to see. To Oedipus, nothing is worth seeing in the world of the living, but also he doesn’t want to see anyone in the world of the dead. Sophocles creates dramatic irony around sight. Oedipus can physically see, but is unaware of the truth. In his conversation with Tiresias, he often makes fun of him for being blind: “...you are blind in mind and ears / as well as in your eyes” (371-2).
Oedipus was literally refusing to believe a word Creon said, because in Oedipus’s mind, Creon was King Laius’s killer. Creon repeatedly denied the accusations Oedipus bellowed at him, and yet Oedipus paid no attention to that, notwithstanding the fact that he had virtually no evidence to prove his theories. Comparably, when Oedipus implored Tiresias to tell him who Laius’s killer was, despite Tiresias’s promising, Oedipus did not actually want to know. Since Oedipus insisted, Tiresias told him, but as he had predicted, Oedipus did not believe him and grew hostile. Tiresias became annoyed at Oedipus’s foul behavior, quickly asking if Oedipus had “miss[ed any of his] words?