The united states has forever talked about and tried for a equal perfect society but in the story “Harrison Bergeron” it shows us that that is impossible. Nobody is equal. No one is the same we all have different specialties and different weaknesses. So the effort for making a equal society is impractical. It is impossible for an equal society.
The pursuit of happiness is defined as “the fundamental right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence to freely pursue joy and live life in a way that makes you happy.” The ability to find happiness is a right guaranteed to all citizens in the United States, yet many countries do not possess the same rights as America and instead are plagued by corruption. Procuring contentment is a difficult journey for all people, but those who do not have access to knowledge will find it to be a much more daunting task. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Montag’s struggle to find joy under an oppressive regime required him to challenge his knowledge in a way he never truly had before. Happiness is analyzed constantly in the real world as well, and the philosophers and scientists who study it consistently link it to knowledge, as shown in the articles by Main, Socrates and in the article about Individualism.
Personal Freedom vs Intellectual Holocaust In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Montag’s desire for personal freedom constantly conflicts with the ongoing intellectual holocaust. During this era, society discourages the opportunity to think independently because they live under the impression that “not everyone [is] born free and equal, as the constitution says, but made equal” (Bradbury 146) Many technological advancements evolve to occupy everyone and society enforces many rules to ensure that everyone lives equally. However, Montag meets Clarisse, who exposes him to her extroverted lifestyle and encouraged him to question his lifestyle.
Immigration conundrum will never be felt as acutely by second generation immigrants because things change and people forget about the right way it is awfully to think roots can and should be so easily discarded. I prefer Jhumpa Lahiri's narrative voice over Smith’s no inflection of moral no pronouncing of judgement on flawed choices but a restrained attempt at humanizing all characters. I feel this is something that happened to most people because some people have like family things they do and as people get older and others don’t do what has always been done or the new person that takes over forget it or does do it right. Also with religion people have a different outlook than someone else and each people will take it different and to me
The American dream is having equality, a voice to be heard and stability in one’s life. However, the American Dream is just that, a dream. It cannot be attained because of the power of our government, the ignorant minds of others and the constant want for more. What should be trivial factors in life, such as: race, gender, social class, wealth, etc., all have a significant effect on the impractical American dream. the “TED Talks” video proves this.
Perfection. We all want it, even though we know we will never reach it. For many, reaching perfection is their ultimate goal in life, though it is virtually impossible to do while living, because the very idea of perfection is constantly changing in the eyes of society. “The Birthmark” shows us that it is foolish to strive for perfection.
Just like in our daily lives we need to learn that we can not do everything on our own, and that at some point or another we will need help. Life consists of many paths, but choosing the wrong one can cause a huge hurdle in your future. In life my hopes are just to purely become successful and to be able to support a family of my own, however there are many obstacles that follow this hope of mine, such as my immediate family being accepting of my husband. It’s a big thing for my family to accept my husband, because if they don’t like him how awkward would that be, plus they’d never be able to see my children. In the Odyssey, Odysseus goes to the underworld to meet Tiresias with the insecurity that he will be turned away and not receive his help.
Moreover, we lose our sense of flaw and that we, ourselves make mistakes. With the thought that government does not stand for the people, if us [people] all enjoy equal rights and cannot enjoy them in similar manner than we fall to our own quarrel. Nevertheless, in product to war the fruit will be unable to bear because it will be uncertain. There would be no productivity.
Work attitude, desire to do something, and skill is thrown out the window, so to speak, to less qualified people who get "proper" genes . To do this would definitely interfere with the government and fairness that America has struggled so hard to accomplish. What's more, it would be incredibly easy to lose sight of what makes everyone different. If every person is created to be "perfect", then the world would lose its sense of variety. Racial and social bias would win out over nature, and the differences between world variety will rapidly decrease.
The American dream is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Because of politics and everything going on in the world, the American dream seems unreachable. Life. Everyone deserves to live their own. Living the ideal American dream isn’t always easy.
Society has always been something that changes over time. Somebody can be upset at these changes yes, but we can 't go back in time just because it would be more convenient for a few people. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few after all I suppose. As things are always changing, perhaps in the future the very facts of society that people hate, would become obsolete, just for a new problem to arise. Pleasing everybody is impossible in this world.
Americans no longer believe that they have freedom. Therefore, there is a negative connotation the goes along with it. People risk their lives everyday to ensure freedom for every citizen in the United States, yet they still complain. The authors within this essay summarize the idea of freedom, “When we face decisions involving alternatives we see as negatives, we feel so little freedom that we twist and turn searching for another choice with some positive characteristics” (Jellison and Harvey 49).
In Sam Mendes’ Academy-Award winning film American Beauty, life in American suburbia is portrayed. The tagline of the film, “American Beauty…look closer”, is the perfect way to describe the film. This means that American families are not always what they seem on the outside. Almost every family has issues, some more than others. These family flaws are displayed impeccably in American Beauty.
For the past two-hundred years, America has been a nation of profound ideals and values. One of the most fundamental of the these being the American Dream. The American dream has long been thought to be what separates the US from other nations. Nowhere in any other country can a person find anything quite like the American Dream. The American Dream is what turned thirteen ragtag colonies into the greatest country on earth.