In the novel Anthem, by Ayn Rand, the process of establishing a collective society is the removal of love, knowledge, and individualism. Love is an essential part of human lives. The society in Anthem does not support the action of love which helps create a collective society. “We raised our head and stepped back. For we did not understand what had made us do this and we were afraid to understand it.” (Rand 57-58).
When expressing this to the Giver, Jonas says, “But why can’t everyone have the memories? I think it would seem a little easier if the memories were shared. You and I wouldn’t have to bear so much,” (Lowry 112). Jonas expresses that the Elders withhold memories from the past, and therefore, this deprivation eliminates the knowledge within them. The Elders, without these memories themselves, hold back their information, unaware that it would create meaning in people’s lives.
This society burns books because their content is troublesome. The reason for this decision was because people were unable to formulate solutions to the problems that books created. They always take the easiest route resulting in their society neglecting books and the ideas inside them. Bradbury uses anti-intellectualism to demonstrate that by controlling what a society is exposed to and limiting their ideas, they will conform. In the society that Montag lives, people are consumed by distractions.
Doing things such as discriminating or isolating a person could very well lead them to believe that they have no part or say in the world they live in. Ultimately taking their will to live away from them as seen in this short story by Margaret
History has proven that Human rights cannot be actualized for every person. As Helen Keller said, “science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of humans”. Human’s lack compassion and interest towards one another, they seem to only care for themselves. Human race as a whole has to change to give every individual on Earth their natural human rights. The topic is “unachievable” because the world is so divided between race, religion, and the diverse cultures around the globe.
Do you feel that youth athletes should receive participation trophies? In my area, several high school coaches believe that participation trophies should not be allowed because it teaches them they don’t have to apply themselves to earn something. Youth athletes should not receive participation trophies because it teaches kids the value of earning, betters their work ethic, and affects them socially. The value of earning is an important attribute that kids need to learn at an early age. According to a pro athlete and father, James Harrison, you athletes should not receive participation trophies with his quote.
In anthem this is shown when the elders say to the main character “ how dared you, gutter sweeper (...) to hold yourself as one alone and with the thoughts of the one and not of the many” The irony that is shown by this is how the elders who are supposed to help all and have all help others but they reject the idea that he had to help the collective group. While in the Harrison Bergeron society the fear of going against the group makes them think bad stuff could happen like “if I tried to get away with it (...) then other people’d get away with it-and pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else. You wouldn't like that, would you?” this society has them thinking that if they go against the greater good in any way that everything will go wrong. Yet there are people who still do it showing how it doesn't work. In both situations whether it's a big help for all or a small help for one they don’t except that help.
Ray Bradbury once said "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." In Fahrenheit 451's dystopian society, Bradbury perfectly shows how culture is non existent once books are banned. The people in the novel didn't have feelings for one another and were completely ignorant to their surroundings. Bradbury understood and conveyed how banning books is to ban individuality, intellectuality, and a culture as a whole.
”He tries to explain the few people that still think independently make the rest of the people unhappy. The government brainwashed the society to the point to where “intellectual” is considered a swear word. People like Clarisse is considered to have psychological problems because they are different. He is saying that the world is perfect right now without conflicting theory and thought, and books will just make people unhappy in the end. But what is ironic about this is that people aren't actually happy, Mildred tried to kill herself.
In this research paper, you have read the pros, cons, and my intake on if we should helpdepressed people end their lives. We, as people, are not God and do not have the power to justdecide if a person should die or not. You can not let a person mental problem decide their fate.We all are not perfect and have flaws. Think about it.... Should we need end your life becauseof your flaws?DiscussionI feel like in society today, we have taken things too far. Why does it matter if a person isdepressed, has a mental problem, or any disability that makes them different from everyone else.Because society feels like they are not “normal” does not mean that we have the right to decidethe fate of their lives.
People do use religious and opinionated excuses to prevent their children from becoming vaccinated. Parents and guardians believe myths and Facebook posts instead of well educated doctors to determine if their child should be vaccinated. This is a huge mistake! By not vaccinating your children properly you are not only putting them at risk, but the people around them that they encounter daily (CDC). Parents should not be able to make up an uneducated excuse to keep their children from being properly vaccinated.
The future of America relies on the children of today, so if we continue to let this happen many children get abused we could miss out on a child finding the cure of a deadly disease or even being a winner of a noble prize winner. The point is no one knows what their child is capable of doing, so a parent should continue to care for their child with all the love possible and not harm their