In the novel, Anthem by Ayn Rand, conveys a deep understanding of collectivism. Collectivism is when you give a group priority over yourself as an individual. The main character, Equality 7-2521, does not have an identity and cannot express himself as an individual. In Equality’s world they can not be self-centered and always have to think about others. Anthem takes place in the future, and the citizens are unaware of the past.
He is an individualist in a world of collectivism. He is a very intelligent and curious individual who rejects the collectivist society. In the story, Equality 7-2521 is shown to have found his individuality and what the meaning of ‘I’ is. “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see.” (Book 17) He has sinned by writing in his own personal journal and has gone out on his own to find a tunnel in which he rediscovers electricity.
In the play Antigone, you can understand how Creon is a tragic hero from interacting with Antigone and this interaction advances the story through persistence, ignorance, and arrogance. We have all been very closed minded on topics previously, and some of us are closed minded on many things and don’t want any change they aren’t use to or don’t believe in, and this is the same case between Antigone and Creon in the play Antigone. This describes the play, Antigone by sophocle,s in how Creon, the king of Thebes, does not want the brother of Antigone, Polyneices, to be buried because Polyneices was fighting against him in war. This is the opposite for Antigone who wants Polyneices to be buried because she can’t have another brother and her other brother was buried. I believe that the theme of Antigone is determination as both Creon and Antigone are really determined to have their way and not compromise.
Question: How does S.E. Hinton’s novel, The Outsiders, show that an individual’s family life has an impact on their actions? Discuss three main characters as part of your answer. Introduction: S.E. Hinton’s novel the outsiders, shows that an individual’s family life has an impact on their action by having lots of different characters with different family life’s and it shows the different between growing up rich (soc’s) and growing up poor (greasers).
Montag desperately wishes too understand and think about the texts. However Montag is unable to complete to contemplate original and uninfluenced thoughts. Faber implores Montag to look inwards unto himself for this book in itself is just an inanimate object and that, ‘“the magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us,”. The stress is placed on the individual
The problem with this comes when they won't even acknowledge that new and different ideas may actually be true. One of the best examples of this I know of is when the Pharisees won't even consider that Jesus might be the person Moses prophesied about. The Pharisees (just like Arthur and the King of Lineland) heard about a new idea that was controversial to their beliefs, and shut it out. In the book, there is also the complete rejection of anything that is different or new. This takes place when Arthur has a dream/vision about going to Pointland.
The guiding principle of America is the “American Dream” or the idea that America is a meritocracy where anyone can achieve anything if they work hard enough. Abraham Cahan uses his story “A sweatshop romance to illustrate the importance of standing up for your morals, speaking about what is in your heart, and the need to be motivated to pursue your goals. Cahan contrasts Heyman who is more reserved and who, despite his love for Beile, was not aggressive enough in his pursuit of her to secure her affections and David, who “pursued his courtship with a quiet persistency and a suppressed fervor which was not long in winning the girl’s heart” (483). David represents the “true” American who chases his dreams and works hard to achieve something
Ayn Rand taught the principle, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgment.” The grade of morality fluctuates depending on the time, place, and society. While today’s society will compose the portrait that we are continually growing stronger and improving, the politics of men cannot overcome simple flaws such as controlling the people of their society. This is no different in the novella Anthem. The ironic name given to Equality gives the indication that perhaps society is not as equal as they would fancy. Equality has an internal conflict within the novella, which is, the mind must be free to act and think about its own findings.
In the book, the facade of a dream appears to be at the tips of Gatsby and Myrtle’s fingers but this “pursuit of happiness” sentiment is in actuality impossible. In The Great Gatsby, the characters strive to reach their own ideas of the American dream, a dream which is unattainable due to the expectations of others, the cost of success and their false ideas of reality. The expectations of society, the fear of being rejected or isolated from society causes people to lose sight of their dream. He deceives and evades his past in order for him to achieve acceptance; “Gatsby... remains utterly disconnected from any sort of verifiable geographic background, a fact that poses a dilemma for those like Tom trying to read Gatsby. Nick eventually associates Gatsby with his West Egg home... insisting instead on the absolute autonomy of Gatsby 's manufactured identity” (Beuka).
Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you” (New International Version, Deuteronomy 31:6). In the poem, “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost uses beautifully crafted metaphors, imagery, and tone to convey a theme that all people are presented with choices in life, some of which are life-altering, so one should heavily way the options in order to make the best choices possible. Frost uses metaphors to develop the theme that life 's journey sometimes presents difficult choices, and the future is many times determined by these choices. Throughout the poem, Frost uses these metaphors to illustrate life 's path and the fork in the road to represent an opportunity to make a choice. One of the most salient metaphors in the poem is the fork in the road.