Adam Choquette Period 7 Mr. Coulter Honors English II March 3, 2016 Breaking Man’s Chains In the last chapter of Anthem, Equality reflects, “The best in me had been my sins and my transgressions”(98). He no longer holds the belief that society is simply ‘misguided’ or that they are ‘forgiving’. Instead, Prometheus embraces individuality, rejecting the concept that, “We are all in all and all in one” held by his former society (19). “I am done with this creed of corruption,” Equality declares, no longer willing to slave for his brothers (97). It is this declaration of independence which breaks Equality’s chains allowing him to rejoice in his ‘sins’.
This is achieved through mocking the possibility of his son falling short of expectations given his advantages. Lines 41-42 explicitly state this by asking “can there be anything more mortifying than to be excelled by them?” (“them” being Chesterfield’s son’s peers), this quote is extremely condescending to say the least. However the statement is also presents some of Chesterfields own values. It is not enough to merely do well in something, success is defined by exceeding all of one’s own fellow peers. In addition Chesterfield follows up his point in lines 43-45 directly addressing his son by saying “your shame and regret must be greater than anybody because everybody knows the uncommon care which has been taken to your education,” the careful use of language illustrates his point.
When knowledge is used it will expand mans' horizon and open his eyes up to a whole new world and create a new perspective never to be dreamed of, There are so many people with great lengths of knowledge and exceptional talents who aren't allowed to share them, because someone or something is holding them back from expressing themselves. Anthem, a page turning novel, written by Ayn Rand is set in the Dark Ages of the near future where everyone is a unified society and is expected to follow a set of strict rules set by the House of Scholars. The power of knowledge is the strongest thing man can have and all Equality wanted was to learn more in a society that forbid any extension of learning. When Equality was younger he had a "curse" that triggered him to want to learn more, and because of that, teachers punished him for having a quicker mind, since he wasn't equal to the rest of his brothers. In addition, Equality mentioned, "This is a great sin to be born with a head which is too quick" (Rand 21).
“The key thing to remember is to tell a story that resonates strongly with some, instead of trying to tell a story that pleases everyone. No story works with everyone, not even Apple’s. But the people who dig your story have the power to spread it, now quicker and easier than ever.And you’re likely to validate the story you’re telling yourself by trying to get your friends to switch away from those whack Vans, too. These stories are how your placebo effect spreads and becomes real to more and more people.” ACKNOWLEGEMENT This research paper is made possible through the help and support from everyone, including: parents, teachers, family, friends, and in essence, all sentient beings. We would like to show our acknowledgment of gratitude toward the following significant advisors and
Between the years 1915 and 1925, he was the best-known English-speaking humorist in the world. He was both the fiction and non-fiction writer. He strictly believed that life is not something which should be taken seriously all the time and also that humans should always be ready to laugh at themselves. He even wrote about the theoretical and technical aspects of humour. He believed community and its organic growth and these themes can be found in his works.
At any given time in history, however, philosophers and theologians and even politicians have and claimed that they have discovered that the best way to evaluate human actions and establish the most righteous code of conduct. You see, life is far too messy and complicated for there to be anything like a universal morality and an absolutist ethics. I know what you are thinking, “What about the concept of the Golden Rule?” The golden rule is great and all, treating everyone like you would like to be treated. But it disregards moral autonomy and leaves no room for the imposition of justice.In other words, we fucked up. Not just a little bit, but we fucked up big time.
And he hasn 't been eating. Everyone is upset about what this may mean.” (Daniel Keyes 216). This shows that despite his other more calm behavior, Algernon is becoming more and more violent, which later affects Charlie due to how closely linked Charlie and Algernon are because of their search for greater intelligence, as shown in the journal entry written by Charlie on May 25th. “ Everyone identifies me with Algernon. In a way we 're both the first of our kind.” (Daniel Keyes 217).
Before I explain, I would just like to say that this story is pro-Greaser, anti-Soc. In other words, this story casts a bad light on the Socs, and convey the Greasers to be the "good guys". I'm sure if this book was written to convey the Socs as the "good guys", it could be done, and everyone would be sitting here writing about why Bob is a hero. Anyway, I believe Ponyboy is a hero because first of all, he makes a positive impact on all the Greasers lives, expect for Steve's, who dislikes him. Even Dally cares about him, which is seen when Dally goes out of his way to help him and Johnny.
Another early example of Situational Irony is the faith that Duncan has on Macbeth. Duncan has all the rights and reason to trust Macbeth because he has done so many great things for him but he never accounted for his most loyal subject to betray him. Furthermore, the biggest example of situational irony throughout the play is Macbeth’s kingship. This is true because after he received his coronation, for that short period of time he enjoys being king. But as time went by, he became more paranoid then he has been all along, especially after the murder of Banquo when Macbeth says “Prithee, see there!
Gatsby's remembrance of a decade to the month when he and Daisy first met, "set us all back" because it is an expression that weighs very heavy with Gatsby’s optimistic attitude. Fitzgerald makes this one of the most challenging elements of conveying the truth of real experience. It "sets" everyone "back" because it expresses truthfulness in a world that might not necessarily validate it. In this light, Gatsby's comment is real and authentic, "set us all back," only for "at least a
I’m one of those people who tries to make it perfect on the first try so it’s refreshing to see that seasoned writers struggle with these same feelings. One of the phrases that stood out the most for was when Lamott said “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts”. This stands out for me because I’ve never thought about it that way. I can also identify with
Although people claim that our society is all good and nobody is racist our society is falling down and lately we have found lots of racist issues with our justice system. When the fourteenth amendment was established in 1886 it stated that all men would be equal for some reason the justice system has forgotten about this amendment, that many people have fought for like Martin L. King, and Alice Paul. There have been a lot of issues
Fahrenheit 451, a book created by the mind of Ray Bradbury, was made to show the challenges of the Utopian lifestyle, but it is also a fantastic example of the Hero’s Journey. "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.” -Bradbury pg 56. The most common idea of a utopian lifestyle is when everything is the same but, a Utopian lifestyle is defined as everything being perfect.
He has set standards for all people that wish to be successful and do not want to be “average”. Carnegie has opened my eyes to many different ideas and ways to become the best person that I can. Success is now a goal of mine and I am driven to create a life that I do not need a vacation from. Carnegie said it best when he made this statement, “ People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” When I think about this quote it reminds me of another extremely successful man, Arnold Schwarzenegger. He said, “ The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else.
The author made a lot of great points and there was a lot of information in the article that was shocking and a little robust I thought, but nonetheless great. I enjoyed the fact that he did criticize Higher Education because I think that many people believe that we have been on top since day one, which we haven’t and I appreciated the fact that he pointed out the flaws that still face Higher Education today because there are issues that still exist that are over looked. Gittleman did however paint a beautifully crazy picture of the history that anybody could appreciate, whether they are in the field or not. My favorite piece of the article was the way he brought Hollywood and their interpretation of college into the picture, because I feel that this is a large problem when it comes to college expectations. College in Hollywood is a glorified party hub that demeans the importance of education.