In an excerpt called “The Soul of an Individualist”, Rand elaborates on the idea of an individualist, and allows the reader to get a better view at how passionate she is about one’s self. The correlation between the two pieces stress the importance of being one person and not relying on the opinion and restrictions of others. The victory of Equality would not have been possible without his struggles and his drive to be original, which is represented in both Anthem and “The Soul of an Individual”. To begin, Equality 7-2521 had numerous complications in his life, all caused by the harsh environment of his society. The restrictions and controls all went against him, resulting in a difficult time for
Anthem takes place in a dystopian society in where the main character seeks for individuality, which is rejected in their community. Equality 7-2125 and The Golden One struggle against the world searching for ego. One of the most important themes in Anthem is ego because in their society, everyone follows a set of rules, and at the end Equality 7-2125 and The Golden One find freedom, and their true meaning.
When one is confined to society and held captive against their ego, it is imperative that they learn to eulogize their own individuality, and learn to improve themselves. In Ayn Rand’s novella, Anthem, Rand uses Equality 7-2521 to communicate the importance of the individual. Equality has always had his own sense of individuality that causes him to stand out and defy the social norms. His individuality allows him to persevere and diverge from collectivist society. While working for the Home of the Street Sweepers, Equality stumbles upon an underground tunnel.
It should be noted that his inaccurate view of reality, though mildly problematic at times, is not as completely negative as the connotation holds. Rather, this altered view draws a rather fantastical view of life for Don Quijote as everything he sees has relations with the knight-errantry. He sees a barber’s basin as a helmet, and is able to interpret most of his misfortunes as a result of an enchanter. For Rameau’s Nephew, Him’s madness is mostly characteristic of unconventional thoughts. He does not necessarily align to expected social norms, and lives his life according to his own needs.
We were liars is a story about the ideals we are all supposed to aspire to, simply because of the way our society defines success; as being forceful, reckless, hasty and bold. The dauntless ideal Cadence falls prey for. In my opinion the book is trying to shed light on the insidious backside of our idea of heroism, and the too often gruesome consequences it might bring. That it more frequently than not results in the unnecessary suffering of others. Cady’s cousin Mirren on the other hand, had a very different life motto: ”Always be kinder than you have to”.
The “thwarted selfishness, his unadmitted desires, the swear words he never spoke, the murders he didn’t commit.” as Le Guin states it. The man is the conscious reality and, in Le Guin’s words, “all that is civilized-learned, kindly, idealistic.” Our shadow is creative and destructive, but not solely evil. It is the “animal” side of our minds. Our Self, our conscious mind, is unity and harmony; the understanding of our psyche. Le Guin argues anyone who confronts these ideas is very creative and successful.
It is genius of Steinbeck to write a story with two opposite men that are best of friends, but in the end on of them must make the ultimate sacrifice, and the other must pay the ultimate consequence, even though his actions aren’t really his fault. While it is sad, it does teach a lesson. It is possible for anybody to be friends. Race, gender, or whatever else, these are things that do not need to always play such a big part in who are friends are. And if you are close with that friend, you need to be able to make the best moral choice to help you both in big situations that test your
This realization is important in studying Huck's moral decisions since his awareness of contingencies is bound up in his sense of his surroundings.At one point in Huck's journey with Jim, he meets and get himself involved in a community quite different from any he had previously experienced: the Grangerfords. Huck seems to enjoy life with this family despite he knew he did not know them. He gets to flirt a bit with Miss Sophia, play with Buck, and even has a personal slave assigned to him. However, the Grangerfords represent the most extreme form of moral belief by upholding strict standards of behavior that few people understand, even those who are directly involved. This strict moral belief eventually leads to chaos and suffering, and Huck is forced to leave.
In O’Pioneers!, Willa Cather uses her writing in order to express her naturalistic, romantic, and realist views on life itself through the characters, setting, and the plot. In the book, it is suggested that neither she nor the main character who depicts her does not go by society’s rules. Along with this, she also seems to value the hard work both the youth and the elders put out. Cather perhaps believes that the youth of the world will create better futures for everyone around them, and give others new beginnings. Expanding on this first view, the gender roles in the book become challenged by the main character, Alexandra Bergson, who manages her own land and money, and ended up making a fortune after her family struggled for the first few
Finding articles that gives a deeper explanation to how I feel made me realize that I am not alone, and whatever that I am going through, somewhere around the world someone is feeling the same thing. Tejvan Pettinger in "7 Common Reasons Reltionships Fail," from Pick the Brain, Grow Yourself, listed the common reasons why relationships fail and these are, jealousy attachment, domination, selfishness, no time, too much time and picking faults. The article was quite short but precise. According to him with regards to jealousy, if our partner let us down it is not our fault but if we start to suspect only because of our insecurities, we are starting to create serious problems in our relationships. The second reason which is attachment starts because of insecurity again, real love and emotional attachment is different from each other, and based from the