If everyone was motivated and inspired the same way today, the world and people would be much different in terms of ideas and innovation. We, as people, wouldn’t have to worry about a problem because it would be solved almost immediately since everyone is motivated to seek answers including myself so someone wouldn’t be dependent on someone else for their work or problems. At the same time, while people solving their own problems and were becoming independent, people would also, as a reaction, help the world. Sometimes, like Equality, when you are trying to solve your own problems, you end up solving other peoples’. Equality was trying to prove that he was smart enough to be in the Home of Scholars and through that motivation, he invented light electricity that could help millions of others.
I understood why the best in me had been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins. I understand that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man not the sense of truth within him.” Equality realizes what the importance of his “curse” was that the thing he called a curse was a desire to learn and achieve knowledge. The great “We” was a monster that did not let him move forward but now he was finally free. Most importantly we see that Equality realizes that even if they had lashed him nothing could kill his spirit he was independent he was different.
All Equality has known from himself is that he was an outcast to the society. As many people feared Equality’s differences, they told him lies. Equality’s assessment of his sin is correct because at the end of Anthem, Equality now sees his so called curse as a gift and plans to show the society how it is a great thing to be different. “We were born with a curse.”(18) Equality is gifted with knowledge and curiosity but through his life, people have taught him that he had a curse because he wasn’t
A couple synonyms to name are: “self-centered”, “self-respected”, “self-confident”, etc. Most of these words start with the word “self” meaning a person’s being that is their own. Although people may compare it to being selfish- a better term of being an egoist is being an individualist. According to the article, Soul of an Individualist, “his own truth, and his own work to achieve it in his own way” meaning that the things he or she does is on their own and not with another. Another article used is another part of Ayn Rand’s Philosophy but on the term “self-interest”.
He refused to give up the light that he discovered, because he knew the leaders of the society would destroy it, and his view of the leaders in the society changed as he began learning about the outside world. The more he learned about that world, the more he realized how limited and unfair the society he lived in truly was. Towards the beginning of the book, Equality 7-2521 followed the rules of the society and did not question his leaders. However, towards the end of the book he started denouncing them, and began to rebel.
The Ego of Equality We are told today in society's teachings that being an egoist is a fallacious act. The book Anthem by Ayn Rand is the story of one man fighting for individuality in the collectivist society he lives in. It depicts Ayn Rand's philosophy against a collectivist society and supports more freedom for all men. The book advertises the way Ayn Rand believes society should be and promotes happiness for everyone “And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it.
One quality that changed significantly throughout the course of his journey is his hubris. Hubris is the sense of excessive pride. At the beginning of the book, Odysseus is very arrogant, as he shows little respect to anyone else for the things they did to help him. But as the story goes on, he starts respecting. This change in his behavior results in Odysseus’ hubris decreasing over time.
While reflecting back on his defiances, Equality soon firmly understands that neither “chains [nor] lashes” would damage the disposition of man (Rand 98). Even within the spiral of restraint, the pith of his individual being remains fierce, for the motivation of intrigue of the unknown propels him forth. Dubiosity begins to diminish and the force within Equality morphs into more than a slight feeling—it ignites into bold curiosity that allows Equality to mentally advance above his
There are two kinds of truth that exist. Sometimes the truth can leave you in satisfaction, other times in aversion. The protagonist in the novel The Giver, Jonas, discovers the harsh truth that the Utopian society he lives in is not as perfect as he envisioned it. In this futuristic society, there are no such things as pain, fear, war, hatred or prejudice. Jonas becomes the selected person to receive the painful memories, in order to keep the peace within the community.
In "From Barave New World" by Aldous Huxley. The author does not describe the characters so that we can imagine how they look. The purpose of the author is that we know all the facts in the story so that we can decide and support with side of the story we think is the correct one. The conflict started when The Savage wanted to be happy but his idea of happiness is unhappiness for the new civilisation. The happiness for The Savage is to have God, poetry, real danger, and other things but for the new civilisation happiness is to do things comfortably.
Although "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and Anthem by Ayn Rand are both dystopian pieces whose protagonist are incredibly similar. Both Harrison and Equality were equally defiant and refused live by the rules that everyone is supposed to live by. They live with this mentality because they have a special thinking process and want more than the dull lives they live. "The 3 C 's in life: Choice, Chance, Change, you must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to
Throughout this part of the novel i have to admit i felt really bad for his friend Hassan because he is a really great friend of Amir but it seems to me that Amir does not truely respect and honor his friends loyalty and love for him. When the new Amir finally came into affect it really lifted my spirits and made me happy to see what kind of man my beloved Amir was turning into. He was starting to stick up for himself, he was starting to show more responsibilty for him self and others, started having more respect for himself and others, and started to not let what people had to say about him affect and play a role in his head as much as he did before his life changing journey and new sought after attitude. I am anxious to see how the new Amir develops and becomes more of a man and to see what decisions he will make and how he will handle these new situations he will soon be
The negative characters really shaped the story, if there were no negatives and this was the perfect utopia they wanted to create then this would have never happened. The most enjoyful part of the play is that Arthur Miller wrote this because he could relate this to a real life situation with the red scare, kind of how society can relate to this today with some people accusing most of the Islam religion of being
It was wrong for the doctors not to tell Charlie the risks of the surgery because one of them was him dying. Charlie realized the horrible mistake he made, and would probably end up paying for it, even though it was the doctor’s fault. Charlie had no regrets for having the surgery done to him, because he achieved his goal of becoming smart. Before Charlie started to regress, he tried to correct what went wrong with the surgery because he was the only one in the institute who could. Charlie knew that he was happier when he was ignorant, because he could not see how cruel the world actually was.