James Weldon Johnson’s Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (Autobiography) and Nathanael West’s The Day of the Locust (Locust) are two fictional novels which portray America’s overwhelming social influence on the individual. Both protagonists, while astutely observing the superficiality of society, unknowingly become a part of the society’s duplicitousness. Just as Tod Hackett in Locust does not see himself as a part of the collective Hollywood-types, the mulatto unnamed narrator in Autobiography does not identify himself in either black or white community. The extent of individuals being unaware of their own participation in the flaws of society they note is highlighted with Tod unwittingly falling into the scripted lifestyle of Hollywood that extends off-screen, and the ex-coloured man in his discourse of white authority and subjugation of blacks. Though motivated by different ambitions of musical and artistic capabilities, this participation exemplifies a lack of self-awareness in becoming parts of the duplicitousness both negatively comment on.
Irving plays off of various inspirations and his character Rip undergoes the typical heroic journey. Although his ends in an impasse. The lines between reality and fiction, what is credible and not, blur suggesting that the myth America will create for itself is disingenuous. The need and desire to fabricate the past results in no real accountability or adequate satisfaction to society. The story proves that society does not want to recognize its past.
By the end of the novel, Prometheus becomes a true man. In leading Prometheus on his journey to find freedom, Anthem accompanies the inferior side of collectivism by depicting a society of people, subdued under the needs of the common good. The rejections in his idea of electricity powering the city led to Prometheus to the path of independence. Prometheus always broke the laws of the city. His work finding electricity was denied because of the city’s laws.
Oedipus the King is one of Sophocles’ celebrated plays that was first performed in approximately 429 BC. It is among the most famous tragedies in the world, retelling the myth of Oedipus, an unfortunate king who ended up killing his father and marrying his mother without knowing it. Although some of Oedipus’s actions – less important to the main story – may be considered to be stemming from his free will, the theme of fatalism is prevailing in the play with the protagonist having no control over any of the events that led to the tragedy and one of the main morals of the story being the encouragement to revere professional seers representing Apollo because their prophecies are as infallible as fate itself. All of the main events of Oedipus’s life appear to be a chain of strange consequences determined by the prophecies; and at the end, the protagonist gets punished for the things he cannot be blamed
This causes him to want to make her life perfect and free of cruelty. Because Prospero sets up a utopia for Miranda on the island, Miranda tries to explore every new aspect of life; however, Prospero carefully guides her out of the island’s perfection, while letting her believe that this world still holds beauty and magnificence.
Ayn Rand once said, “Collectivism holds that the individual has no rights, that his life and work belong to the group (to ‘society’, to the tribe, the state, the nation) and that the group may sacrifice him at its own whim to its interest.” In Ayn Rand’s novella, Anthem, she depicts an anonymous, communist city in which no individual has any rights, they only exist for their “brothers”. Equality 7-2521 is a very venturesome and curious character that wants nothing more than to be an individual and live with no limits. The complication with Equality 7-2521 wanting to be his own individual is the rules and controls that comes with his collectivist society. In Anthem, it is a law that men and women should not speak or think of eachother. The book states, “And we take no heed of the law which says that men may not think of women, save at the Time of Mating” (Rand 41).
They fought and escape from being tracked down by the special. Who wanted to return them to pretty town and do the operation to ease all of their memories. After the smokes was destroyed. They went back to the ruin and created their own new homeland. They made it out staying in the own home.
Obsession can blind you, it can stop you from paying attention to the possible mistakes you can make because you are so focused on your goal you don’t think about anything but that. In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a fiction novel, published on April 10th 1925. Fitzgerald shows that Gatsby’s obsession with his of idea Daisy led to temporary successes that eventually led to failures. His obsession with the idea of what he thought of was the perfect Daisy led to his illegal money making business; his obsession with Daisy also led to him having no real friends and thirdly, no true love. Firstly, Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy led to his successes that eventually led to failures of money.
And Fen was loyalty for Wilbur. She did not betray to Wilbur. At that time, a lot of people will choice to betray their best friend because they have no idea to save them. But Fen was different, she ask people for help everywhere. And the reason is simple.
The concentration of power in the hands of a select few often results in corruption and censorship. An example of this occurring is depicted in the dystopian novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, in which satire is utilized to present a utopia dictated by a totalitarian government, universal happiness and extreme technological advancements. Set in London decades into the future, life is scientifically balanced, efficiently controlled, and allows for no personal emotions or individual responses. Citizens are strongly discouraged to speak out against the status quo and are threatened with being exiled. Similarly, in society today, and especially on the Internet, dissenting opinions are strongly frowned upon and discouraged.