This selfishness is what eventually prompts Equality to look at his reflection in awe, create electrical lighting with his ingenuity, and, lastly, love Liberty. By recognizing and accepting these individual strengths, interests, and desires, Equality is victorious in freeing himself from collectivism. Man only comprehends rigid conformity. Nevertheless, Equality is “not like that of our brothers” (19), with a grand stature, a fascinating face, and straight capable arms resting at his sides. His distinctive features, are however, not just arbitrary.
In Kurt Vonnegut’s story, “Harrison Burgeron”, he writes about the future and how society is, “equal”. The story concentrates on giving an idea of how all of people are equal. No one is more or less than others. Agents ensure that every one is equal physically and mentally by having people wear “Handicaps”, which decreased whatever ability people had that exceeded the Agents’ expectations. The main character in the story is Harrison Burgeron, who fights for his freedom of speech, and the need to reveal his true self and identity.
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.
To us, they are weak in their cowardice. A hero obeys a code of honor, a hero’s allegiance is to some great cause, a hero answers to a call higher than the constraints of society. And yet, isn’t the coward’s good deed more noble, their victory in their internal struggle against fear and doubt? We cannot
There are people that believe, there are absolute moral rule that everyone should follow, no matter what the situation is. Immanuel Kant a philosopher pushed this concept and believed that no one should break moral rules, even if it is to save people. He believed that we will never know the true outcome of anything, so we should always follow moral rules and late fate play its role. But most people don’t believe in this because it seems obvious that breaking some moral rules can have some real benefits from it. Furthermore, it would be impossible to follow every single rule because some rules can contradict to themselves.
God and the forward march of history, Douglass believed, would bring the realization of truth, justice, and the brotherhood of man. As such, equality is not just necessary for the establishment of government but is also a requisite in maintaining a safe and stable nation. Most importantly, upon entering society individuals are required to alienate a modicum of freedom and liberty, but full equality can (theoretically) never be compromised. This, of course, will impact the state and inevitably require a
How can a collectivist society be created when each individual is different? In Anthem, Equality is the protagonist that lives in a collectivist society, in a collectivist society every individual is equal and must think and act collectively. In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand the process for establishing a collective society requires the removal of love, education, and individualism. In order to remove love and relationships what leads to these relationships must also be taken such as friends and family.
Haimon’s loyalty is broken between obeying his father and his lover. Creon is obsessed with his loyalty to the state; he is too stubborn and proud to listen to the people of said state. This leads to his misconception that he as king is the entirety of the state. ”I’ll have no dealings with law-breakers, critics of the government: Whoever is chosen to govern should be obeyed-- Must be obeyed, in all things, great or small, Just or Unjust!” (Sophocles, Lines 525-529).
The Transcendentalists believed that everyone was their own person and that conforming to others ruined what it meant to be human. In “Self-Reliance”, Ralph Waldo Emerson stated that “Whoso be a man, must be a nonconformist”(Emerson 370). This quote means that the Transcendentalists believed so much in individualism, that they went so far as to say that one is not a man if they conform to society. Another example of individualism is in “Self-Reliance” when Emerson said that to be great one must not follow the societal norms, but instead go their own way. Someone may be misunderstood in life but in the future they could be looked upon as a hero(Emerson 372).
Author Jeremy Rafkin hopes that if mankind can see themselves as family, they will be willing to care for each other. Asma concedes that he wants the idea of universal love to work. He also concedes that humanity could be considered extended family because we all have a common ancestor, but he also admits there has to be a stronger link than a common ancestor. Asma writes that feeling is a biological emotion, a feeling that transmits from the brain and sent out in waves. He compares caring to sprint racing, in the fact that in order to care you must warm up, participate in the event, and cool down.
Anthem by Ayn Rand is about a young boy named Equality 7-2521, age 21. Who had recreated electricity, and wanted to show the council to get himself into the home of the scholars. He terrified them all and ran off into the uncharted forest. Where he sees a house full of books. It all finally leads him to believe that you are not free, if you’re not free of your brothers.
with Equality’s reputation. The author tries to grasp the reader’s attention using this technique, to help the reader to finish the book until the end. Above all, in Anthem there is many different thoughts that can determine your reputation, and with those thoughts come actions. Equality chooses to make the wrong actions determined by his thoughts and it causes him to think the society’s rules are not how Equality thinks that they should be.
In the novella Anthem, individual rights and freedom do not exist. The word “I” is prohibited to be spoken by men. Equality 7-2521 is a street sweeper of the city and he is different from the others in the society. Equality is more intelligent, taller, learns quicker, and he enjoys learning about science; especially how things move and work. Since the word “I” is the unspeakable word, Equality uses the word “We” to resemble that he is doing these actions .