Even though a god detests him, Odysseus never gave up or fall in despair, instead, every strike and hit makes him even more determined to get home. Odysseus is lost, trying to find his way back home. Isn't that sometimes just like us? It’s a simple thing to pine for: finding your way back but yet it is so hard. Odysseus may be a hero, but he, like us, is a human and there are flaws and that makes us imperfect.
Tomorrow, you will take us back into your fold and we shall be an outcast no longer. Tomorrow we shall be one of you again. Tomorrow…”(67) Equality still believed his “blessing” could change society, could improve the lives of his brothers. Furthermore, he still held on to hope that he could rationalize his differences, and prove to his society that he was not a curse, but a blessing. Equality is still striving to be likewise his brothers, this “box” is ultimately his purpose for living, as it is going to make him accepted, the goal in his society.
For example, the story about man with the muckrake is a metaphor for every working lower class person who works hard and chooses to not see the evil in society. Roosevelt says that if the “man with the muckrake” ever does realize the amount of muck on the ground, they might stop striving for the celestial crown and give up, but they need not give up. In addition to this metaphor, there is also a great phase in this speech that can be classified as an antithesis. Roosevelt says “But the man who never does anything else, who never thinks or speaks or writes, save of his feats with the muck rake, speedily becomes, not a help but one of the most potent forces for evil.” This antithesis stresses the fact that the people who work hard, but never do anything about the growing economic issues, are also at fault. Roosevelt wants them to stand up and do something to better the nation.
A stereotype that often presents itself in the African-American community is that the patriarchal figure of the household usually abandons his family and takes no responsibility for his actions. However, in August Wilson’s play Fences, the protagonist Troy Maxson decimates any preconceived notion of the African-American man. Although he had a tumultuous childhood which, to an extent, limits him to communicate with his wife and children, Troy manages to win small victories against a universe that doesn’t want to see him win. Troy’s life is set in the backdrop of a racist America in the 1960s, a microcosm of the unjust society which August Wilson attempts to explicate. The legacy of the protagonist, Troy Maxson, should be honored rather than discarded on account of his unwavering loyalty to his family and moral code.
Equality realizes what he has not had, what he has been kept from. And that is when he knows that, “There is nothing to take a man’s freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers. That is freedom. This and nothing else” (Rand 101).
The hero, Equality 7-2521 is a creative and innovative young man who longs to be a scientist but is condemned by the society and works as a street sweeper. In fact the government fears his independence of mind and restricts his development. This is the case of the society, and the citizens are treated only as pawns that have no rights and are able to move only by the orders of the government. They are born in state controlled hospitals, grown in nurseries under the control of the state, works in jobs assigned by the state, rests at nights in massive barracks allotted by the state. There is no right for a human being to love and have sex for their own interest and they should engage in state controlled breeding and the government decides who sleeps with whom and when.
This proves Troy’s only concern is for his family’s wellbeing even if he doesn’t show his love; he only cares for their success. It should be said that Troy’s masculinity has become more than just pride, and it has spread to his emotions and has diminished any affection towards anyone.
The structure of power in this can be connected to the power struggle of today’s society. As for the psychoanalytical perspective, “The Veldt” reveals the author unconscious feelings towards his class and wealth that was never dealt with when he was a kid. Peter challenged the class system and his parent’s authority when he told George did not shut down the house,
This shows that to make no one above others, all inventions have been removed from their society. The biggest conflict Rand manipulates to make Anthem dystopian is man vs. self. Multiple times, Equality is stuck, searching for words that he doesn’t know exist. He always uses the word “we” to refer to himself. That is, until Equality escapes from his society into the Uncharted Forest and stumbles upon an aged house from the “Dark Ages” full of information about that time period.
Huck Finn isn't afraid of a challenge not when it comes to people he cares about. He knew that by helping Jim escape slavery he was going against everything he was taught by the people around him. It wasn't what society expected of you, but he didn't care, all he cared about was setting his friend ,Jim, free. In the beginning of the novel Huck sees Jim as a slave, never treated him any less or any more than what he was. Yet as the story and relationship between them progressed his opinion towards Jim changed from being a slave who is beneath him to being a good friend, his
Issues in his own family and belief that society was wrong, he disappeared without a word or letter to his family, and set out to live off the land. Through both their own adventures that have both proved a point, but Shepard was more impactful and admirable because he did it for society while McCandless did it for his own satisfaction. With controversial topics such a poverty thriving throughout the US, Shepard made a plan to show that it 's possible that anyone can lift themselves
In the minds of lower class men during the American Revolution, there was a sense of pride and desire for personal betterment. The war itself meant nothing to these men because they had nothing to gain in fighting for the cause - the cause being freedom from Europe 's tyranny. Fighting for that cause would be fighting for the freedom to live under the tyranny of a new nation - the United States. Instead, these men fought to raise within the ranks and gain a new social standing of their own, as well as best their neighbors. Revolutionary leaders offered lower class men the shaky hope of rising in status - upon the death of a superior - which subsequently allotted them better pay.
Anthem is writing as a journey of Equality 7-2521, a young man living in the future in which people have lost all knowledge of individualism, for not even knowing the word "I" and can only speak of himself as "We." Everyone lives and work in collective groups and he is assigned to a Street Sweeper of the city by the Council of Vocations. However, Equality 7-2521 try to lead himself to recreate electric light and how it can be harnessed to human benefit. He has been taught that it is a sin to harbor secret ambitions, and so he believes he is guilty.Equality 's struggle to be free and to reach an individual life/ When he presents his discovery to the Council of Scholars, they punish him for daring to act as an individual and threaten to destroy his creation. He went into the Uncharted Forest and he is joined there by his love, a girl called Liberty 5-3000.
Troy becomes a lonely, unloved man from his original position as the middle of attention in his family and social world. Troy often tries to escape his life, and tries to involve life and challenge death because of how genuinely he trusts in himself. Troy starts by challenging his workers about their prejudiced practices, he brags to his best friend Bono that he is fearless of death and he keeps a secret that he thinks he is able to get away with about his issue with Alberta. Shown through the three Fridays interspersed in Fences, Troy appears into an isolated and loveless life when his anger and his secrets get the best of him. This causes his loved ones to lose their admiration for him and to change their life so that he was not in their presence anymore.