Nietzsche’s exposition of The Will to Power and Superman Substantiate that a man should strive for the higher self and find the essence of existence without merging it with moral values. The protagonists of Crime and Punishment (1866) and The White Tiger (2008) represent Nietzsche’s Ubermensch. The most striking similarity between Raskolnikov and Balram is their idea of the extraordinary man, the over human. Both committed crime as a means towards becoming Superman. Both characters’ ‘sense of self’ begs comparison between them.
Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis and Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of A Clockwork Orange both show the consequences of living a completely id/superego driven life. While The Metamorphosis shows a businessman, Gregor swap from a superego driven life to an id driven existence, A Clockwork Orange shows the life of a highschool student, Alex who turns from id driven to superego driven. Sigmund Freud was a popular psychoanalyst who coined the terms id, ego, and superego. Consequently, these terms that can define each human’s basic action as primitive/instinctive, socially driven or the mediation between the two all work together to give a balanced
In Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, we are introduced to this society that has fallen back into the times of the Great Rebirth. In this society we meet Equality 7-2521 who is cursed with being different from his brothers and sisters. The World Council is in control of making of the rules of all of the societies. These rules were created to restrain individuality, to ensure an equal society. While Equality is at the Home of the Students, they repeated a pledge.
A timeless human goal has always been to set visionary goals to advance the coming generations. Although many results can be successful, a great number of them can turn out deadly. In the novel, Frankenstein, Mary Shelley illustrates the result of a man’s visionary motive of creating life, which consequents into the birth of the deadly creature. The creatures understanding of justice is based on eliminating anyone or anything preventing him from reaching his goal; accordingly, his actions to attempt revenge upon Victor only led to his downfall throughout the novel. The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation.
The writers who write science fiction try to create awareness and at the same time give an alarm to the society. Kurt Vonnegut tries his level best in imprinting the evils of scientific development and warns what is to be done to improve the life of mankind better. The advancement of technology and scientific inventions has tried to modulate man as civilized but he has become a civilized barbarian. Dehumanization means the refusal of human tendency. Dehumanization is expressed in two forms.
How can we tell the true essence of a man? Why is it that we focus on the outward image of a person so much that we blind our eyes from the true spirit of the individual within? Unintentionally, we separate people based off the judgements we preconceive and conclusively bypass the full essence of a person There once were two extremely intellectual men who enlightened the world with their own unique optimism and opinions. Niccolo Machiavelli and Martin Luther King Jr. set off sporadic flames of change within their individual eras that ignited revolution and constant metamorphosis amongst society. Although Machiavelli had a more deterred conception when it came to certain ideologies and moral principles, it as because of honesty that people began to broaden their viewpoints of life and welcome new ways of thinking,
From the automatic thinking machine he used to be, Montag emerges from his cocoon as an intellectual and independent thinker. Rooted in humanity, Montag accepts his responsibility of rebuilding the world from devastation. Montag depicts the inner struggle that fights between what feels right and what a person is told is right. Similarly to the society described by Fahrenheit 451, nowadays we see technology, mostly led by consumerism, entertaining in the same way as seashells in Fahrenheit 45. Home cinema systems may be seen as similar to the parlour walls and electronic literature is replacing the traditional paperback.
According to his journalls all of them stand short in froint of his tall ambition of exercising a godlike control on life. This shows that he desired to turn nature into his slave . Aylmer is a symbol of science and intellect used by the writer to prove his point by not showing much deep deatails of a character of a norml short story . he is presented as a model of cpmplete fiction fiction to show the consequencesof the situation when mindoperates independent of morality. Hawthorne suggests by his work that ambition regardless of morality always results in disaster and death
Mark Twain’s essay “The Damned Human Race” proposes: “... that theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals”. He reveals his view about society and how human nature is devolving. Mark Twain depicts this idea in his novel, The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn by demonstrating a young boy’s attempt to escape a corrupt civilization with his runaway slave, Jim. Even though they had different lives and beliefs, Jim and Huck share the ultimate goal of being free from the wicked society. Through the world which Huckleberry Finn live, Mark Twain satirizes the greed, racism, and hypocrisy of human nature to illustrate the complications of Southern society.
With diverse ethnicities, occupations, and ideologies, individuality is an innate part of humanity. Independent thought and reasoning is encouraged as means to a smarter and safer society. However, in the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell, the ruling government strives to alienate humanity’s individuality in an attempt to consolidate power. Orwell depicts an oppressive society ruled by the ruling class called the Party, where Winston, an individual, struggles against the totalitarian government. By the end of the novel, Winston is destroyed and the Party continues to dictate conformity among the masses.
We stole through the dark passages, and through dark streets, and down our tunnel” (67). In this quote, Equality breaks out of the Palace of Corrective Detention to do what it takes to present his own, personal discovery to the World Council of Scholars. Equality in order to obtain his freedom finds himself
Although Breaking Bad’s spotlight shines upon Walter White’s thrilling odyssey of operating a meth lab, it also investigates the transformational process in which White’s morality evolves as his desire for power and wealth far exceeds the future needs and financial expectations for their financial security of his family. Trying to recognize and identify the exact pivotal moment that marks Walter’s transition from a protagonist into an “antagonist” becomes problematic. Vince Gilligan’s portrayal of the protagonist, Walter White, takes on the role of being an “antagonist,” which in any narrative is the character or force that is perceived as an opposing force to the protagonist, and White gets corrupted by unchecked greed; however, Gilligan throws in phrases like “I
Kesey further suggests how individuals tend to conform to a puritanical society and suppress the difference in ourselves in order to be secure and validate the normality of our existence. This barrier of fear is overcome by Randle McMurphy, the only one to use his individuality to ultimately spark change in this mental institution forever. In this puritanical post war American society during the psychedelic sixties, difference drives revolution, a valuable feature to society. In One flew over the cuckoo’s nest, Kesey envisions therapeutic communities as manipulations of coercion to force individuals internal souls to conform to the ideals of an external environment during the psychedelic sixties. Through the narration of Chief Bromden, Kesey portrays a post war American Psychiatric hospital setting to represent how society smothers difference even though it may come as a valuable aspect to