The Objectivist is not someone who uses other people to create their own success. A true Objectivist does not rely on other people. Therefore, Ellsworth Toohey is not an Objectivist, or an individual. He also fails at being an individual, because of the way he dealt with the problems of his life. Toohey was constantly ignored growing up, and he hated that, so he dealt with that by making sure he would never be ignored again, Toohey is just as much of a parasite as Peter, because “[He] create[‘s] nothing.
In a way, he is about as good as someone donating to a charity to get their name in an article, his actions are completely hollow and selfish. However, near the end of the novel, Alex seemingly loses interest in his thuggish lifestyle and states, “Perhaps I was too old for this jeenzy [life] I was leading, brothers”(Burgess 210). He then proceeds to think about a future for himself that includes settling down and having a family. In this, Alex is showing genuine, natural growth as a person, completely unlike what he experiences due to Ludovico’s
It can be assumed that Griffith was an orphan, meaning everything he learned was learned by himself. It also affects him in the way that he has never had anybody considered important to him before. Griffith also had little to no childhood. Before the age of 12, he formed the Band of the Hawk, therefore taking upon a leadership role and became trusted with the lives of his men. Even before that, because he was an orphan, he most likely had to provide for himself.
He has the nice house, cars, family, and money. Although he has everything he still decides that it is not enough for him and gets with Myrtle. This shows just how selfish Tom really is as he does not care about his wife’s feelings or his family dynamic. His version of the American dream is to make himself happy and anyone else’s feelings simply do not
He was selfish, everyone else lacked spirit. He embodies selfishness throughout the book; Roark even explains to Gail Wynand that his motive is his own achievement. Near the end of the book Roark goes on trial where he praises selfishness and denounces altruism. He explained that a human’s natural instinct is to be selfish; he uses as an example of a complete egotist the creator. A creator stands alone way ahead of his time, against men; he who has never wanted to serve others whose only motive is his truth, his work done his way, his own achievement.
While Sidney’s work depicts a selfish love, this is a much more selfless love in comparison because the intention of the speaker is for the world to understand how deep his devotion is without expecting a reward for his efforts. The devotion runs deep, even to the point where he will criticize his work meticulously because, in his mind, nothing is good enough. “Nothing could seem too rich to clothe the sun” (1. 11) and it almost
Keating should not have pressed Neil to confront his father. Throughout the play, the readers see Mr. Keating as a spirited individual,whose decisions are motivated largely by his emotions, and minimally, if at all, by his intellect. Mr. Keating is a very ideal and naive character as demonstrated by his somewhat immature approach to life: one should follow his/her heart, regardless of what society dictates. Additionally, Mr. Keating was often “simplifying complex issues”. Furthermore, As Glatthorn points out about Mr. Keating preaching mindless nonconformity: “There is no discussion of the need for some types of conformity in a society.
Tom on the other hand goes along the same path as Biff. Tom is the only one who is utterly dissatisfied with his life. Tom struggles most with his role as the employee and caretaker of the family. He expresses that “Man is by instinct a lover, a hunter, a fighter, and none of those instincts are given much play at the warehouse” bringing to the surface how his work keeps him from expressing himself and living and enjoying his own life. ‘Tom believes he can fill the void in his life and suppress his desire for something more.
He was nothing from the beginning, but he turned difficulties into opportunities. He was a risk taker who work very hard for his entire life to realise his own dream. Besides that, Tan Sri Lim Goh Tong did not speak or write in English but he never make language a barricade for him to succeed. This is an inspiration to us that no matter how even if we do not master the language very