Conflict commences with the religious leaders of these individual faiths. They argue and condone Pi 's actions of worshiping the multiple faiths. As Yann Martel stated in his novel, “the imam and priest nodded. ‘But he can 't be a Hindu, a Christian and a Muslim. It 's impossible.
The word ‘gods’ can be described as an idol, material object or image representing deity, or, it can be any thought or idea which withdraw the spirit of the living God from human heart as a replacement. Worshiping other “gods” is a violation of God’s commandment and it is of course a sinful act. The author of ‘king of the campus’, Stephen Lutz, talks about the people of Babel, how their ambition, desire for status and fame became their ‘gods’. When they were over stepping what God has set for them, then, he divided their language and he scattered them across the earth. Stephen Luiz wrote “these idols need to be dethroned”.
The child needs to be ground and molded into an educated person, even if it means the parent will have to give up some control over the child. The parent does not know how their child will come out after all of the schooling, but they know it’s for the best, because they themselves have already been through
Every society strives to be perfect, but the truth is most cannot make the sacrifices necessary to achieve perfection. Every society contains too much conflict since different people's’ views and emotions are constantly clashing with each other. These conflicts are the reason why a utopian society cannot be created. In order to have a perfect society, everyone in that society has to have similar motives to eliminate conflicting ideals. Societies have to be willing to sacrifice certain traits, such as emotions and the truth to obtain perfection, but first, they must ask themselves, “is it really worth giving up these traits?” In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, he uses Christian symbolism and Shakespearian allusions to portray to the reader that it is not worth sacrificing the truth for a “happy utopian society”.
A Hymn to Man’s Ego Be selfish. Most humans cringe at this advice, why would anyone encourage selfishness? Ayn Rand’s philosophy declares in order to achieve our greatest potential, we, as humans, must be selfish. Differentiating from the world’s perception of selfishness, Rand says that the true dictionary definition is simply “concern for oneself” and is an essential to life. Rand expresses her philosophy through the creation of her ideal character, Equality 7-2521, with her same moral values who struggles finding himself as an individual in a collectivist society within the science fiction novel Anthem.
The concept of justice is very important in modern society. Since one is born, they are taught how to act; and as they grow up, they’re taught the difference between right and wrong. They learn about ethics and morals in the process of socialization. There are laws, policies, and norms that must be followed in order to live in a functioning society. Nobody is supposed to be exempt from this, so what should be done when one breaks this rules?
Anthem is a dystopian story, it is a story about how society itself is the antagonist; it is a society that is working against the people to benefit the society and not them as individuals. “ We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever.” The society sees that the people 's purpose is to solely serve the needs of the society. Equality 7-2521 wants to be an individual but he will not betray the values that are important to him even though he will be punished. He accepts being excluded from the society , being banished, and everything else from his ‘ brothers.’ He would rather do all of this than give up who he could become and who he is.
It focuses on respect for authority, developing sound habits of the mind, and training in fundamentals” (p.7). On the other hand, Perennialism as defined by Ganly (2009) is “a teacher centered philosophy that focuses on the values associated with reason. It considers knowledge as enduring, seeks everlasting truths, and views principles of existence as constant or unchanging” (p. 6). As an Essentialist, New Fist wanted to create systematic education where he made comparisons between the children and the adults and found that the children had no purpose of doing something whereas the adults were motivated to work for security, food and shelter (M Cohen, 1999) . The children were taught three subjects and were engaged because they found it to be purposeful.
The book Anthem depicts a society where it is forbidden to think for one's self, but one-character breaks free from this dictatorship and lives a life thinking only for himself, and the author, Ayn Rand, shows that that is the purpose of life, and according to her, our morality will teach us to do so, and this is the key to happiness. The society depicted in Anthem defined morality as a system of conformity to ideals of right human conduct. This society believed that things done in in groups prevails over things done individually. At the beginning of the book Anthem, Equality 7-2521 states that, “… there is no transgression blacker than to do it alone” (Rand 17). These beliefs are what collectivists believe, along with that being alone “…is the great transgression and the root of all evil” (Rand 17).
Public school is one of the primary sources of education for many children in the United States, therefore it should be the school 's sole purpose to teach them the essential elements they need to succeed in life. This means more than teaching math, science, history, and English. A school, primarily high school, must provide courses that focus on a student 's future career plans, courses that challenge a student academically, and courses that help a student navigate their life as adults. Without classes that help students expand and delve into their future career choices, they can limit their views of success. An excellent example of this can be found in Jonathan Kozol 's Still Separate, Still Unequal, particularly in his interviews with the students of Fremont High School in Los Angeles.
Reinhart explains that through this technique, the teacher and the student must reverse the roles of the typical classroom; the teacher must become the listener and the student must become the explainer. The teacher should make sure that each student is involved in the lesson, ask process questions, open-ended questions, be patient when waiting for answers to these questions, and ultimately never say anything a kid can say. This method is something that I would like to implement in my future classroom. I know that it will take practice and perseverance, but it is something that I know I can
People like to feel in control, so they will believe anything to make their world more stable. According to Jan-Willem van Prooijen, a psychology professor associate professor at VU University Amsterdam, “... if people feel they don 't have control over a situation, they’ll try to make sense of it and find out what happened.” People connect dots that do not connect in order to be in control of a situation. In this sense, are they really believing in anything other than themselves? Do we create our own reality? Science has concrete evidence, but religion has faith and a God that watches over and acts as an anchor in one’s life.