Although it evokes emotions of resentment from the Council, it remains a milestone within Equality’s evolution. Similarly, Equality revolutionizes his sphere of philosophy. As he broadens his once narrow scope of the world and allows his imagination to wander, he realizes that the brotherhood is not as divine as it is praised to be. While devising the birth of his new society, he figures that because of the “worship [of the word “We”], the structure of centuries collapsed...whose every beam had come from the thought of some one man…[who] existed but for [his] own sake” (Rand 102). It is due to the endurance of collectivism that success is impeded and the “beams” that are supposed to support the monument of society instead “collaps[e]” under their own cause.
The Ego of Equality We are told today in society's teachings that being an egoist is a fallacious act. The book Anthem by Ayn Rand is the story of one man fighting for individuality in the collectivist society he lives in. It depicts Ayn Rand's philosophy against a collectivist society and supports more freedom for all men. The book advertises the way Ayn Rand believes society should be and promotes happiness for everyone “And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it. My happiness is not the means to an end.
Howard Roark is the embodiment of the perfect human being, as envisioned by Ayn Rand. Although utterly selfish, he is the only one in The Fountainhead to live his own life. From a young age one is taught that ‘it is better to give than receive’ and that to live a life of altruism is much more ethical than to live a life of selfishness. Roark does not follow these teachings. He denounces altruism - he lives a life of independent thinking which is not tainted by the world.
To other citizens, this man is completely happy because he has everything that makes him a true Alpha , but in reality, he becomes depressed and despondent to the world. He has “everything,” yet tortured by his desire for more. Adversities, ugliness , hardship brings true a meaning to a work of art.The irony; the World State attempting to eliminate the elements that contribute
His desire to be with Liberty 5-3000 or become a scholarly scientist or even just be alone in the tunnel shows that he is far more content with himself than conforming to those around him or the laws set around him. His reference to himself as a transgressor and a sinner is due to the fact that although he feels confident enough to stand for what he believes in and do what he wants he stills feels a sense of guilt for not abiding by the laws around him. The laws that were set around him are set for a reason and purpose, therefore he feels guilt and remorse when he does not abide by them. For example when he was down in the tunnel alone when he was not supposed to be it calmed him and made him happy that he was there and able to sneak away alone however he felt a sense of evil. He writes and thinks alone in the tunnel but he knows it is evil what he is doing and the harsh reality is that he will be punished if
The rigourous mentality for an ideal life left Gatsby with the solitude of competition against his peers, but also the emptiness from a goal that gave no personal worth. The achievements Jay Z reached, contrarily, were then given back to provide hope and trust through his adaptation of success. Through both lives, “The American Dream” can be seen as success, but to truly succeed, one must have the ability to customize the reasons for wanting fame, and that intention will eventually come to be gratitude and progression of the
Throughout the story, he was a big part of doing what everyone else was supposed to do and having no knowledge of his own. He eventually had the audacity to stick up for himself and procure an understanding of the word, I. He found himself in a world that deprives individualism and independence, and overtook the commands of the “superior”. Ayn said, “To be free, a man must be free of his brothers” (intellectual takeout).As the introduction to collectivism and the minds purpose, an individual's understanding of the importance of their values, and realizing the qualities one can contain, a person can be better than the
I understood why the best in me had been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins. I understand that centuries of chains and lashes will not kill the spirit of man not the sense of truth within him.” Equality realizes what the importance of his “curse” was that the thing he called a curse was a desire to learn and achieve knowledge. The great “We” was a monster that did not let him move forward but now he was finally free. Most importantly we see that Equality realizes that even if they had lashed him nothing could kill his spirit he was independent he was different. Equality realized that he had never felt guilt because his sins were never sins he wanted to know the truth but the monster of “We” had always wanted Equality to know the
They feel contentment but individuality and passion push brilliant individuals to discover more scientifically. Beauty lies in truth. From art to science, the world craves depth and substance. The shallow happiness the New World Society shares fall short of actual depth. Mustapha Mond supplies John with many logical reasons to hide art, scientific progress, and genuine
Now that we know the textbook definitions of these words, let 's bring them into perspective in the setting of Anthem and “The Soul of an Individualist.” Prometheus is an egoist, but not in an unpleasant way. He has lived in a collectivist government for his whole life, this government taught that you could only be happy if you were working for your brothers. They also believed that the group mattered more than each individual in it. During the story, Prometheus begins to realize that individualism is not a bad thing. Individualism is the principle of being independent and self-reliant.