Judging the morals in life regarding different societies expectations quickly became the focus of Equality’s thoughts, exactly as Ayn Rand had made it the importance of her own efforts. Objectivism is different from what many people live by, but it worked for Equality by the end of Anthem. It is important to realize everybody needs different things, which leads to thinking diversely. Some need self-respect to be able to give respect, and others live their life following instead of leading. It is impossible however, to say objectivism needs to vanish when it never has before, more so, the world would be unbalanced with only equal thoughts from all; there would be no innovation if all thoughts were for the same narrow concept.
Also, If the son hits his father, his hands will be cut off (Document C). It is unjust because Hammurabi did not consider the consequences that came with the law. If the son were underage, he will not be able to fend for himself or provide for himself. While some may argue that he
The word “I” establishes one’s distinctiveness. A society that encourages and enforces the binding of men together, therefore forming a collective unit is Ayn Rand’s idea behind her novella Anthem, a story set in a dictator-like dystopian world. The government in Anthem enforces “the great WE”, which reveals the selflessness of the citizens living in that society (19). Simply using the plural pronouns “we”, “they”, and “our” shows the unity of the people, that individuality is a crime, and that the goal of their labor is for the good of everyone else. Once a person turns 15 years of age, their lives are well planned out for them until their deaths.
In Equality’s society of Anthem by Ayn Rand, they have many rules and controls, or regulations. They have the rules in place so everyone is the same. The Council doesn’t want anyone to be different, or to have different thoughts. Equality’s new society will have no rules from the old society because he cultivates individuality, he loathed the old society’s rules, and he knows what it means to be an leper. To begin, Equality nurtures individuality.
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.
Panopticon as a social disciplinary mechanism, it regulates the social roles in modern society. According to Michel Foucault, panopticon allows an ostensible liberty of choice for individuals in modern society. By virtue of unverifiable operation of supervision, the panoptical mechanism auto-motivates our self-functioning of power because we believe that the omnipresent and omniscient existence of the mechanism is self-evident. The society reifies the panopticon to supervise your behaviour in public sphere. For instance, parents conform the juridical obligation to raise and protect their children while children are expected to subordinate the rules.
This means that letting the kidnaper go means that you may not be able to see your child again and such thought is dreaded by any parents. On the other hand, it also means that you choose not to save two other innocent lives. One can question the morality of this decision because if you had watched your son carefully, the kidnapper would have never had the opportunity to get him and the pedestrians would have never been involved. Therefore, you are morally obligated to save the pedestrians who are in a sense mere victims of your inattention. Moreover, you will have to live with this burden the rest of your
Exercising Autonomy: people have a right to control their lives and choose their own means of dying. The idea of autonomy, which literally means self-rule, is a foundational component of a free society. So long as my actions don’t harm others. A criticism of this argument is that, while autonomy is an important moral ideal, no one has full autonomy. Our actions are always restricted by competing interests of society.
Every person is different. Therefore, no one process of growth and development is the same for everyone. Experiencing diverse cultures and other types of people allows us to determine who we are, and also the type of people we aspire to become. Gaining wisdom and maturity from these life experiences permits us to learning more about ourselves. Often we cannot be who we truly are under the pressures imposed on us by society, which is why privacy is so important in self-expression.
That they would be stuck in a feeling less loop when babies and elders were killed. "Now it was ominous. It meant, he knew, that nothing could be changed." (113) This crucial part of "The Giver" changes the ending completely, because it puts the idea of change in Jonas 's head. Without this moment he would have lived his life as a giver without being able to truly help the community.