Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman emphasize the importance of living true to yourself and developing complete self-acceptance. To live true to yourself and completely accept who you are, you must understand your identity and your sense of self. In Self-Reliance, Emerson explains that your identity and your sense of self is spiritual. Whitman argues, in Song of Myself, that your identity and sense of self is based on both your soul and your body. While both Emerson and Whitman allow for intimate connections and friendships, Emerson encourages people to have relationships with a select few, whereas Whitman encourages people to connect with everyone and anyone, due to their different views of self.
Russell agrees exactly this- he wants people to help the community and their loved ones but advises to not lose their happiness as a result of it. The happy life as a hedonist would be to live life selfishly- to only care for your own happiness,
He expressed transcendentalist beliefs through his music. In his song he says “be a simple kind of man”. The meaning of that is to be yourself and go with the flow and life will be simple. He also says “be something you love and understand”. Lynard Skynard clearly believes you should be nothing more than yourself because you won't understand anything better than your own self.
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.
He was trying to show that Antigone’s (thesis) and Creon’s (antithesis) principles were partially true, so that he could prove that their sufferings were necessary in order to establish harmony (synthesis), and for his dialectical thinking to triumph. Every period and culture gives the individual the right to act morally. Antigone, as self-consciousness, was formed within the Hellenistic culture, and expressed the Absolute Spirit, i.e. true freedom and universal humanity. According to Hegel, an individual can be free/self-conscious only in a community that is free/self-conscious because the "Spirit occurs as the result of the mediated experience of the community" (Fiala, 2002: 156).
Proceeding to symbolism which is something physical or concrete that author uses to embody an idea. Harper Lee uses Symbolism to represent the theme of moral courage. First of all, Atticus symbolizes justice to show moral courage because he believes that all men should be equal and there shouldn’t be any sort of inequality. This can be seen though Atticus, a model of morality for many readers, as well as an example of an honest
It can be concluded that equality 's main motivation in Anthem is self-improvement because when you read Anthem he is always striving for something better an example is when he says my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it. My happiness is not the means to any end it is its own goal it is on purpose.(95). In this equality is saying that his happiness does not need any other reason to be there other than to make him happy. Equality now realize is that he does things to make him happy and to improve himself as a human his happiness is no longer determined by making his brothers happy but it is determined by making himself happy and his goals now it 's just Improvement which ultimately makes him happy. Another quote from Anthem is know
Dignity Comparison Essay “Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can hold on” James J Frey once said. This means to live with self-respect and don’t let anyone push you around. Francisco Jimenez, the author of “Learning the Game“ and Martha Salinas, the author of “The Scholarship Jacket” both agree with this term because in their stories their characters stand up for their self and have self-respect.
In a world where people only concentrate on things that are skin deep it’s good to have a transcendentalist life style. Chris McCandless is defiantly someone we should resemble and admire because he’s not just getting through life but finding the meaning of it for himself. Searching for the meaning of life is something everyone does and thinks about but you can only find out for yourself. McCandless wasn't afraid to do so it didn't matter to him if he was alone. McCandless believed that in order to find yourself in this would you must lose yourself in it first.
However by the end of the story, Goodman Brown believed in his identity and he knew that he believed in God and had faith so he denied the Devil. His perception of faith and how he owned it as an integral part of his character allowed him to discover who he truly was. He didn 't own his faith in the literal sense of buying it with a wad of cash but he owned it in the sense that he knew with absolute certainty that his faith was strong and that self-believe allowed him to journey into a new place of self-sense and self-identity. Likewise, people all
Fahrenheit 451, a book created by the mind of Ray Bradbury, was made to show the challenges of the Utopian lifestyle, but it is also a fantastic example of the Hero’s Journey. "We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.” -Bradbury pg 56. The most common idea of a utopian lifestyle is when everything is the same but, a Utopian lifestyle is defined as everything being perfect.
Another big reform that took place was Transcendentalism which was mainly about praising the divine equality of each soul. Unlike many other religions that believe in predestination, transcendentalism there is no real division between saved and damned,anyone could have a transcendent experience and could connected to the spiritual world based on their lifestyle. Transcendentalism was a very comforting ideal as a philosophy for a nation like America which believes that all men are created equal and have the same inalienable rights. The transcendentalist movement began to cross paths with the antebellum efforts toward social reform as perceived in that point of view, that if all men and women were spiritually equal from birth as they believed, all men and women must deserve to be treated with social and political equality as well no matter who they
He even questions God as to why the Ninevites should receive His boundless compassion. This makes perfect sense if Jonah feels that his culture and his ways are the correct way to live and worship. His oversight is the power of God’s love and what He can perform. We are all only human, just as Jonah was, but it is faith that separates.
In his brief essay, “On a Supposed Right to Lie from Altruistic Motives”, Immanuel Kant emphasizes how essential it is to be truthful and how our duty to be truthful outweighs any other duties we have to ourselves to ourselves or to humanity. Altruistic can be described as a genuinely moral act. People who are altruistic take action for the benefit of others and deem other people’s interests more important than their own interests. Kant believes that people should always do what is right, no matter what the outcome holds. I affirm that Kant believes praising truthfulness above all other duties because he believes it is morally wrong to hurt the dignity of others.
Confucius system focused a lot on trust, respect, good morals and being benevolent. He strongly believed that “If a man sets his heart on benevolence, he will be free from evil” (“Confucius Analects” 8). Why did Confucius believe that the moral behavior for which he advocated would lead to greater harmony in society? -Confucius believed that the moral behavior, he advocated, “could help produce a more peaceful and prosperous society” (189). Confucius believed this because he strongly thought