In Anthem, the reason why they have no technology and families is because the society accepted collectivism as an honorable idea. Anthem states “I am I think I will”(Rand, 94). The characters used “we” instead of “I” which clearly shows that collectivism overtook the society. The government believed everyone should be equal. Men and Women Spend one night in a palace of mating and they produce the newborn and as soon as the baby is born they take the baby and raise it by the states, so the parents don’t know who their children are and visa versa.
One his theories, stated in his book called Leviathan said that people are not able rule themselves because of how selfish mankind is and they need to be ruled by an iron fist. His political theory was that was also stated in Leviathan was that we should respect government authority under all circumstances to avoid violence. Hobbes was scared of the outcome of the social contract which meant people could get rid of the government if they were unhappy with what they were getting. In order to make well with the social contract he states in Leviathan that people should be completely obedient to the government. His reasoning was that if there was no government, there would be chaos.
One reason that Hammurabi created his code of laws was because he was concerned with keeping order in his kingdom. When Hammurabi began ruling, he didn’t even have control of 50 square miles of territory. As he conquered other territories, his empire grew, and he needed to unite the groups that he controlled. Hammurabi said that he wants "to make justice visible in the land, to destroy the wicked person and the evil-doer, that the strong might not injure the
Justinian 's Code was a set of laws set up in order to unify the empire, which was very disorganized. "Justice is the constant and perpetual wish to render every one his due ...The maxims of law are these: to live honestly, to hurt no one, to everyone his due" (The Institutes of Justinian 's Code, Document D). Justinian 's Code created the idea of laws and influenced many people such as John Locke and Thomas Jefferson. In the Declaration of Independence you can see how Justinian 's Code influenced some of the writing such as the pursuit of happiness and the idea of unalienable rights. Imagine where we would be without Justinian 's set of laws that shaped our basic idea of how laws and justice would be
The attack on the king was “viewed as shockingly insubordinate, Paine’s personal attack on the king was greeted as an apt response to this new provocation”.# In Common Sense it explains, “For all men being originally equaled, no one by birth could have the right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others forever”.# That statement, is a good statement because it tells people that even though people may not look the same, act the same, or speak the same language, everyone should be equally treated. Paine also meant to explain that the citizens and the great Britain government were all humans, so they should all be treated the same. Paine then goes on to discuss the evils of having a hereditary succession in
When the colonists broke off from Britain they made it clear that they wanted nothing to do with them, and that they basically strongly disliked them. It also enabled them to “...levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right to do,” (Document 2). When this happened, the political system was shaped into the political system that every country wants, besides slavery for
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.
Intelligence Over Power The word “I” is a symbol that represents someone being an individual. In Ayn Rand’s Anthem the word “I” is lost and there are no individuals. Just the collective people working for the same goal. The individual cannot survive in this world because it is a sin to set yourself apart as an individual and constantly have to obey the arduous guidelines of the society, therefore it is fair for Equality to denounce his leaders. Being an individual means you have the right of independence and making your own decisions, which is taken away from all the men in this society.
Utopian societies aren’t always as they seem. The author of the book Anthem grew up in a collectivist society and is voicing her opinion through the character Equality about individualism. The book Anthem can be classified as a dystopia, because the government is trying to force everyone to be equal, people are miserable, but don’t want to say or do anything about it, and not everyone knows the truth about the unmentionable times. In the book Anthem the government, known as the World Council, has an excessive amount of control over the people in their city. This is evident when Equality is explaining how they receive their jobs, how they go about their routines during the day and night, and how they are supposed to live and work for their brothers (Rand 25-8).
Our human nature requires us to be products of our environment. If someone grows up in a house that appreciates art, those that grow in the house are likely to inherit that trait as well. Those that grow up in tribal society are likely to hold those tendencies for the rest of their life too. As we see in Mark Bowden’s “Tales of the Tyrant” in this tribal way of life people live independently; they need not work with others, because they only have themselves. Saddam Hussein did not know how to civilly operate with others around once he rose to great power; so he was forced to use his village mentality where violence is the rule of law, thus leading to his intense and irrational cruelty.
Within Anthem the characters are impacted by the society’s rules and their reputation changes throughout the story. Also, the characters give the society a reputation too. The society in Anthem has a very big part within the story. As stated in the Author’s Foreword, “Some of those who read the story when it was first written, told me that it was unfair to the ideals of collectivism; this was not, they said, what collectivism preaches or intends; collectivists do not mean or advocate such things; nobody advocates them” (Rand 14). So, as said by the author the society chose to be a collectivist society and it caused Equality to rebel and seek to be different.
It should not matter if the person is rich or poor, very influential in the community or not, you always need to judge a case by the evidence that is shown. A fair and unbiased court system is necessary for the legal system. The role of the court is to correct any injustice, not to compound it. When prejudice and corruption leak into the courts, what recourse do we have for eradicating them from society? Our judges must be stalwarts of integrity because the power to move our country forward or hold our country back often lies in their hands.
If I had to choose a side, it would be Hamilton. I strongly believe he seen that America needed a government to rule over people, but the government also needed to work for the people. Although America has altered the government and the way it runs I feel he had the best sense of what the future of America looked like. Jefferson also did amazing thing for this country as well such as fighting for free public education, separation of church and state, the freedom of press, and to end all slavery. Jefferson did not help wright the Constitution directly, because he was out of the country.
Malik smith September 1, 2015 In the book Siddhartha the book takes place in India. In India there is a cast system that a family is born into and it is basically impossible for an individual to move up from the cast that they are in. I really don’t know why this is but if I had to guess I would say that the reason why would be that they have a really strict order of doing things and doing something like that would probably mess up the order of things. I also think that Brahmins are on a higher level than kshatriya because Hinduism values religion over most things such as nobility. One thing that is explained in Siddhartha is the eight-fold path.
They believed that because people are instinctively selfish, that people would have a hard time coexisting in a land where all people were supposed to be treated equal. Though the government was created to aid the people, it was also established to teach the people how to “live properly”. The fact that the constitution was written in the mindset that people needed to be, in a sense, controlled is was and remains a controversial topic. Many view the constitution’s favor for the rich, white, and male property owners was not so much of an “easier way to unify a nation” but more of a list of who it was going to be more desireable to govern. These facts aside, in order to instill equality to a newlywed nation, the people were given some basic human rights and the power to choose who was going to represent them in order to still make sure that the people were still the basis of the new government while still having control over them.