When he goes to the World Council, he presents his box of light to them. The council unfortunately rejects it and orders his and the box’s destruction, they describe it “was evil” saying that “what is not down collectively cannot be good” (72). The box actually represents himself, not only that but it is an extension of Equality and so we can see that the Council, and the society, have rejected him, called him evil and that he cannot be good. His sense of self is so high that he won’t allow them to oppress him any longer and breaks out through the window.
Huck and Jim both decide to flee from terrible situation and they run into one another at Jackson’s Island. At first Jim is freaked out by Huck because he believes that Huck had been killed and has come back to haunt him. Soon he realizes that Huck is real and reveals his secret, after convincing Huck to promise not to tell, about him running away. Huck is shocked to hear the truth and knows that “people would call [him] a low down Abolitionist and despise [him] for keeping mum—but that don’t make no difference” (37) because he promised to keep his word. Huck believes, and rightfully so, that he will be hated if he keeps quiet, showing the hold racism has over Huck.
Equality’s greatest strengths and personal qualities were intended to be restricted and abhorred. Indeed, Equality and his gifts were abhorred, but he found a way to circumvent each restriction, consciously or not. And, though he maintained use of his strengths and kept a strong spirit, Equality was never able to permanently influence the society because, as a Street Sweeper, he was no longer part of the great WE. The Council of Vocations mandated Equality to life as a Street Sweeper in order to limit his intellectual opportunities.
She tells him she wants to go with him and only be with him, calling herself as one since she has no knowledge of the word “I.” They leave their society behind. Once they find a home for themselves, they begin their life together. Equality continues his learning with materials they find in their newfound home, in the Uncharted Forest. After he figures out the ‘I’ word he thinks, “And when I understood this word, the book fell from my hands, and I wept, I who had never known tears.”
Society, specifically the government does not want people finding these ruins and gaining knowledge. Having a relationship with another human is strictly forbidden, but this does not stop Equality from pursuing one. “Today The Golden One stopped suddenly and said ‘we love you’ “ (Rand 86). Love is word we use to express how we feel about someone we care about and cherish deeply. The Golden One says this to her significant other, Equality.
The book now sends the relationship in the direction of an extremely stereotypical way. Liberty changes as soon as she sees the clothes from the unspeakable times when Equality says “We found garments, and the Golden One gasped at the sight of them” (Rand 91). The stereotype that all women love clothes in exercised in the extreme here because Liberty has seen nothing except the white tunics they wear. So when she sees the clothes she should have been curious to know what they were, but instead she went off like a teenage girl. But we haven’t seen the changes for Equality who’s supposed to be the strong man who protects his family and do all the work.
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “Antigone” share a common theme of refusing to conform to society; however, Huck denies all of society, while Antigone only betrays the king. One similarity between the two characters is they both do what they believe is right, no matter the consequences or repercussions. Huck runs away from the widow and his father, and basically rejects all of society because he wants his freedom. In these actions, Huck demonstrates that he will follow his heart, even though his actions could result in danger and chaos. Similarly, Antigone stands by her brother and wants to bury him out of love and respect, which goes against her uncle’s wishes.
Due to his incompetency, Louis Sears lacks the ability to understand their language, culture, and history. Including with that, he sent his report to Washington, and he falsely claimed that “Sarkhan is more firmly than ever on the side of America”; yet he hardly interacted with any of the natives (page 78). This imbecile’s ignorance is as repulsive as Homer Atkins’s liverish-freckled and veiny hands. Though, he had no desire to exterminate communism, he purposely intended to waste two years in Sarkhan, until federal judgeship opened up. After all, Louis Sears is a prime example of an imprudent and unaccustomed human, and the authors chose to characterize him this way because they wanted to demonstrate the uselessness of some
“[Gatsby] put his hands in the coat pockets and turned back eagerly to the house, as though my presence marred the sacredness of the vigil. So I walked away and left him standing there in the moonlight-watching over nothing” (Fitzgerald 153). It confirms that Gatsby will never truly get Daisy; she will never leave Tom for him. Since, Gatsby is blind to the fact that she does not love him the way he loves her, he believes that Daisy will leave Tom for him.
I won’t have no place to go, an’ I can’t get no more jobs.” (Steinbeck 57) This quote had also clearly emphasized Candy’s hopelessness of life; he is aware of he will be futile if he lost this job. That’s why Candy wanted to join George and Lennie’s dream, he was also driven to find connections to avoid
Dystopian Complications- Anthem VS. The Maze Runner “ And if you 're not needed by you brother men, there is no reason for you to burden the earth with your bodies…”(Rand, 1.20) Dystopian literature is a type of genre that is dark and like everything has just lost all common sense. Teens are going into the dystopian fandom because it 's like the music the listen too. “Against the rules.
“We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, One, indivisible and forever” (Rand 19). How can an individual be a hero in a collectivist society? In The Anthem, a novella by Ayn Rand, the protagonist, Equality 7-2521 is portrayed as an archetypal epic hero. Equality 7-2521 exhibits the characteristics of an epic hero because he is capable of great deeds, he has a nemesis, and he experiences an event that leads to a quest.
This essay will be discussing whether or not the character Equality 7-2521’s assessment of his sins towards throughout of the book he’s from, Anthem. His assessment (that he doesn’t care about his sin, as it was decided a sin by a government he sees as immoral and corrupt) is in my opinion, correct. This thought stems mainly from the fact he documented his thoughts throughout the book, and the documents could potentially inspire other people to do the same thing he did, which Equality would probably like. At the beginning of Anthem, Equality feels ashamed with many actions of his, specifically calling many of them evil, sinful, or a “transgression”.
“It was not that the learning was too hard for us. It was that the learning was too easy. This is a great sin, to be born with a head which is too quick” (21). Equality 7-2521 is an exceptionally intelligent individual born into a society where intellect is considered evil. Though he originally believes that he was “born with a curse,” (18) he eventually comes to realize that his “curse” is intellect and individuality which he learns to love.
Daisy Pham Language Arts Honor February 2nd, 2017 1st hour Anthem The book Anthem was written by Ayn Rand is a Science Fiction Book. This Science Fiction book would be unknown since the Author didn’t exactly give the time in the book. In the book Anthem there wasn’t any clues or hints that it took place in 1900’s or the 2000’s. Ayn Rand is a Russian-American novelist and she is known for writing books.