“We know that men would not follow us for they never enter the Uncharted Forest” (Rand 76). Great mysteries of the “Evil Times” are at slumber in the Uncharted forest. This is what makes it forbidden. Knowing that, Equality goes in anyway. These times are so “evil” because what lies in the forest, the ruins of the old time.
“An irrational society is a society of moral cowards – of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles, and goals” (86) says Rand, and I feel that too far have the men in the society sunk away from moral standards, like putting their knowledge to use and expanding it, simply because they do not believe in judging others for fear of what others may see in them, especially Equality since he always abides by the strict standards with fear of the civilization itself. Equality would certainly agree with Rand’s advice, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgement”, as Equality did by leaving the controlled society that brainwashed
If one is to have fear, it should be of something you know it is to be bad, not of something that is unknown to you. "I do know…that it is wicked and shameful to do wrong, to disobey one’s superior, he be god or man. I shall never fear or avoid things of which I do not know whether they may not be good rather than things that I know to be bad" (29b). Socrates is not saying he is not afraid of anything, actually, what he is truly saying is that he would be afraid of doing something that he is well aware to be bad that could potentially harm his soul, by doing
In the story 'The Most Dangerous Game', the character Zaroff states,"The weak were put on earth for the strong 's pleasure." I believe this statement is incorrect. One reason it's incorrect is because there is no such thing as a weak person. Another reason I believe that it's incorrect, is for no one is put on earth to solely please anyone.The last reason I believe it is incorrect, is because the world as a whole has changed. I believe the statement is wrong, because there is no such thing as a "weak person".
His depiction of a feared ruler disregards the prosperity of his people and does not account for their pursuit of happiness. They must live in fear and refrain from angering their malicious prince. A ruler should not be concerned with his own prosperity, instead, he should seek to benefit his people. I believe Machiavelli’s opinion on how a prince should rule is evil, and I find no justification in his
In this strong statement, it’s clear that being smart is seen as unacceptable and disregarded. It being seen as an insult to you if you are intelligent makes you not be intelligent, and fit into the normal, wanted lifestyle that authorities enforced. Beatty also exclaimed to Montag that “Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology” (Bradbury 58) This gives you a perspective of Philosophy. Making it seem like it’s something dangerous and undesirable. Beatty giving philosophy and sociology a bad connotation, so that Montag is persuaded not to rebel, and society is not in the wrong.
They are not allowed to have individual thoughts about anything what so ever. This shows that Ayn Rand believes that if you follow others and not lead yourself or what you believe. Instead of being a leader bad things will happen. Which brings me to the conclusion. These are the reasons why “Anthem” is a dystopia theme.
But if you wish it so, we shall obey you. Rather shall we be evil with you than good with all our brothers. May the Council have mercy upon both of our hearts” (Anthem, pg.10). This explains International 4-8818 fear of moral judgement and not wanting to take responsibility for his actions, which explains his failure of pronouncing judgement, according to Rand’s
Being selfish is one of the worst sins, as it requires an extreme lack of empathy, and cowardice, as there are angels, who sided with neither heaven or hell in the wars, so they too are left with these so called persona non gratae. The sin these people committed, goes beyond, what must sinners do, as they chose not to choose a path. They lived their lives apathetically, and neutrally, having no courage to commit to a path, they were the cowards who stayed at home rather than fighting in a war. These people and angels serve as a symbol for cowardice, and lack of commitment. They abandoned everyone in their lives, and so now they have abandoned in their afterlife.
However, he does not follow through. The monster had to understand and teach himself the ways of the world, and without the love or support of Victor, he had to answer questions that his progenitor left in his wake. “I was dependent on none and related to none...My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? Who was I?
“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.” says war veteran John Billings. Revenge is the desire to repay an injury by inflicting harm and hatred is the deep, negative thought that may lead to it. Hurting or harming other humans in today’s society is not allowed. Revenge has the reputation of being barbaric, short-sighted and a pointless instinct. It is an aspect of our human makeup that we must resist.
Mustapha Mond comes to understand that the world state cannot allow the public to learn the truth because they have created a system where if the people found out they could have a choice of job it would destabilize the society. In addition to making Mustapha Mond unhappy, it demonstrates a key problem in Brave New World because the general happiness of the people comes at the loss of the freedom to choose what they do with their life. Helmholtz has realized that the world state does not allow him the freedom he could have in his job if the people knew the truth. In Brave New World to hide the truth and keep the people happy they can not have the freedom to choose their job. This demonstrates a problem created as a result of the conflict between truth and happiness in Brave New World because if everyone was happy and knew the truth the world state might be able to let them choose their job without the fear of it destabilizing the
In "Anarchism: What It Really Stands For," Goldman points out the myth of anarchism. Anarchism is impractical, and it stands for violence and destruction, so it must be rejected as dangerous. Anarchists believe that the state is unnecessary because order and social harmony can arise naturally and spontaneously. They also view the state as evil because it goes against the principles of freedom and inequality. On the other hand, anarchists do not believe in laws because human knows what is good and bad and how to act appropriately in the society.
Someone who actually cares for humans at all would never call them “specimens”. This type of behavior, a general lack of care for the human life, is saddening. To compare Zaroff to someone like Hitler or Stalin would not be uncalled for. Hitler and Stalin referred to people with the same amount of care that Zaroff does, next to none. Instead of wanting to help people, both Zaroff and dictators like Hitler would rather see the strong survive and the weak die off.