In Anthem, the society puts limitations on their knowledge. It is shown when Equality states, “We wish to know. We wished to know about all the things which make the earth around us. We asked so many questions that the teacher forbade it.” (Rand 23)
For a very long time, the voting rights of the citizens have been a problem in the US. It started out with only men with land being able to vote, and then expanded to white men, and then to all men. However, women were never in the situation, they were disregarded and believed to not be worthy enough to have the same rights as men. They were essentially being treated as property, therefore having no rights. But, in Susan B. Anthony’s speech, she hits upon the point that women are just as righteous as men to uphold the same rights.
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
It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely. However, the Council in Anthem has forbidden individual thoughts. They worked to create a society where everyone is supposedly defined as equal. These rules cause Equality to believe he is evil for not being able to prevent his individual thoughts. Equality thinks he is a sinner for thinking outside of his
Gawain’s loyalty to kin is often mentioned in Le Morte, and his need for revenge tends to be the main reason why he is shamed throughout the text. Later on in the book Gawain and his brothers take down Lamorak in a shameful ambush, and afterwards none of them repent their deeds or get into trouble. The fact that Gawain is able to shame a woman and a fellow knight and then ambush and kill another without consequences, makes it easy to argue that King Pellinor’s death was a major turning point in Le Morte. This is because if Arthur had punished his nephews in the way all other knights would have been punished for this behavior then he could have prevented further murder, including the deaths of the his own sister Margause and her lover Lamorak, among others (Bedwell 6).
Odysseus at first is proud and would not be patient at all. He tells Polyphemus, who he is and so Poseidon punishes him and his army because Poseidon is Polyphemus’ father. When Odysseus comes home, he does not say who he is outright instead he waits till he gets the upper hand and destroys all the other suitors. These changes are important because they start for glory and honor like most Greek heroes do, but in the end they get rid of their honor and pride and instead go for their own personal desires. The Iliad teaches us about how gruesome war is and that it is something that is terrible, but it has always been there and there is no way around it.
Everyone has the right to vote, but many don’t take that opportunity. In the article “Should Voting Be Mandatory?” Eric Liu tells us that “mandatory voting would prompt more Americans to pay attention to the choices;” people usually never pay attention to their choices, and then complain about it later when everything has already happened. (Par 5). Mandatory voting means that every citizen of the age of 18 and above that has a right to vote must vote.
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.
However, even with the all the “freedom” and “liberty for all” sentiments, it does exclude a huge portion of the population. We are still dealing with the ramifications of exclusion to this days, even 240 years later. And by our own government enabling the same tyrannical oppression where people are not able to get the equal rights they deserve we are making this document invalid and not upholding the better fundamentals that the founding fathers
Odysseus is the spitting image of what an ancient Greek hero would be like but in today’s society or just in general, Odysseus is not heroic. He may have super hero qualities such as extreme strength and cleverness but he doesn’t embody them the way one should. In many cases he only saves himself, he is selfish, and he isn’t humble. These reasons alone leaves me, and should leave you, to believe that Odysseus is not heroic.
In the Odyssey, Odysseus displays a trait of being an epic hero by portraying how ethical he is. When he arrives at the palace of Alcinous in the land of the Phaeacians, Odysseus sees the queen and… “he throws himself at her feet” (summary book 7). In this moment he shows great respect and is very conscientious of the queen. Many people during this time would most likely not throw themselves at the queen’s feet, but he did because of his respect for her. Odysseus shows his great amount of ethical abilities in his personality through this action.
A hero is typically someone who is respected for his or her remarkable achievements and assets. Most People define a hero as someone who does something incredible out of the virtuousness of his or her heart. In the “Odyssey,” written by Homer, Odysseus the main character would fit the definition of a hero. However, if you examine more closely, he does not fit the definition that most people think of a hero whatsoever. Odysseus does not do anything out of his heart.