American writer Rita Mae Brown once declared that, “-the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself”. When someone follows others and abides to the rule and standards they will likely be accepted. They however, will not accept themselves due to the lack of individuality they possess. The strive for originality can be seen in many pieces of literature, both nonfiction and fiction, such as Anthem by Ayn Rand, “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, and the essay “Self-Reliance” by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Those who are individuals and rely only on themselves are crucial to society because of emotions, leadership, and creativity.
1) In the passage Anne contrast the carnal reader and the courtly readers. First she contrasts that the courtly readers where they believe the only thing they were allowed to do with books were to read them. Courtly readers never leave their bookmarks when they were done. While in the other hand, Fadiman believe in the carnal love, the carnals readers had more privilege and use to leave romantics mementos. 2) I can tell the carnal is superior to the other one because, even when they leave some messy quotes in the book it was right for them so they will know where they have done.
Another way that Ayn Rand portrays the theme ego in the novel is when Equality 7-2521’s love, The Golden One, sees herself as a unique person who is very satisfied with her body. “Their body was straight and thin as a blade of iron. Their eyes were dark and hard and glowing, with no fear in them, no kindness and no guilt. Their hair was golden as the sun; their hair flew in the wind, shining and wild, as if it defied men to restrain it.” (Rand 38) In this quote Equality 7-2521 is talking about how beautiful and strong The Golden One is. Equality 7-2521 also says that The Golden One has a graceful
What I understand of the issue is that being transgender is not something that they can just turn off. The article, Caitlyn Jenner Tells TIME Magazine That “If You Look Like a Man in a Dress, It Makes People Uncomfortable,” makes the assumption that “[Caitlyn] wishes the community could all agree to a little homogeny and just, you know, do something with their hair, a little lipstick never hurt no-one etc. etc.” Personally, I think her response did come across that way; it seems like it is very appearance driven: “So
In this essay, she states that women are just as capable of reason as men are, and because of this fact, deserved the same education and rights as they received. Despite her reputation reflecting poorly on her piece, this does not change the fact that her ideas were held with high regard; even if no one agreed with her lifestyle, her ideas on women’s education could not be disputed. She herself may have not been involved in the feminist movement, but her ideas in Rights of Woman influenced many writers up until modern
Taylor Mill argued that there should be no laws over marriage and that women should retain all rights to their children in case of divorce. She wrote the highly influential essay titled Enfranchisement of Women she argues that Women and Men should generally be considered as equal, this seems like a generally obvious statement compared to the ones from bell hooks, but this was the early 1800’s a time when feminism was just developing as an ideology .Her ideas were significantly more radical than those of most feminist at the time and even more radical than those of her husband. This perhaps due to her background of a relatively middle to high class women. Bell hooks would argue that she could develop these radical ideas because she could hide behind the success of her
Friedrich Ludwig Jahn said, “The secret of living in peace with all people lies in the art of understanding each one by his own individuality.” To find peace and live in harmony, people need to know and embrace each person’s individuality. Although the people in Anthem are supposed to be happy and peaceful, they are not permitted to have a sense of individualism. Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem illustrates the importance of each person in society having an individual identity to true peace and happiness. Rand expresses this philosophy through the main character Equality who discovers freedom and self-worth for himself. Freedom allows for characters to acknowledge their own person and to ultimately achieve happiness and peace.
Here we find Equality on a path of self-discovery and independence. Equality 7-2521 can free himself from collectivism because he was independent. In the novel Anthem Ayn Rand makes us comprehend that Equality had and inner struggle and
For example, in the original text it describes Wealtheow as “noble lady” but it turns out that she is “passing only as either giving men drinks or silently sitting beside Hrothgar”. Also, Sarmiento states Laws of Aethelbert in his essay that shows the equal social status of both men and women during Beowulf’s era and it is true that in Beowulf, typical female character such as Wealtheow can make any decision she wants without having to ask her husband, so that I think Beowulf play does not have the stereotype of
Throughout Mill’s work, his overarching theory is liberal utilitarianism. Botting and Kronewitter show this via this quote, “in favor of promoting the greatest good for the greatest number of people...Mill was to define individual self-development, in all its rich eccentricity, as the greatest good, or utility, of the human species.” Although Mill was seen as very radical for this era in England, especially advocating for women’s rights, he fails to address certain scenarios in which women and men stray from the norm, along with failing to make his work one that can be interpreted century after century. This critique of Mill’s “Subjection of Women” aims to compare his philosophy to current events in society and look at the areas in which