Despite the obvious genius of the invention, they completely disregard it. International 1-5537 tells Equality that, “‘What is not done collectively can not be good’” (73). The concept that individuality is evil is so deeply ingrained in the morality of the society that the World Council of Scholars, who should be the smartest people in the society, don’t realize how senseless it is to disregard the lightbox simply because it was created by an individual. The institutions in Anthem are so extremely devoted to altruism, that any idea of doing something for the benefit of oneself is considered morally wrong and unlawful.
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.
He said “They threw out the priests. And then Bokonon, cynically and playfully, invented a new religion.” (Vonnegut 172) Castle also said “Well, when it became evident that no governmental or economic reform was going to make the people much less miserable, the religion became the one real instrument of hope. Truth was the enemy of the people, because the truth was so terrible.
The mystery behind Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanov’s death is summed up in two theories: The Bolsheviks Killed her and her family and her family was being executed and she escaped. To begin with, until theorist find out what happened, an execution turning into an escape, theorist are contemplation on the mystery of Anastasia Romanov. Civil war broke in Russia June 1918, and in July Anti- Bolshevik “white” Russian forces advanced on Yekaterinburg, when Nicholas, Czar leader, and his family were located (July 16 1918: Romanov Family Executed 2).
However, he fails to realize that collectivism still exists outside his tunnel of intellectual and individualistic refuge. Thus, the council is horrified by his invention using personal thought and they mock and ridicule him, even threatening to burn him at the stake. One member of the council, International 1-5537, points out the major issue with Equality’s invention, saying “what is not done collectively cannot be good” (Anthem 73). The Council fails to understand the basic idea that Rand proposes in “The Soul of an Individualist” in which she says that “no work is ever done collectively, by a major decision. Every creative job is achieved under the guidance of a single individual thought” (Rand).
Joseph Stalin, 1878-1953, established totalitarianism in Russia, and forever changed the nation. He used police force to gain power, and instilled fear in all of his followers. This reign of terror was known as the Blood Purges or the Great Terror. During the Blood Purges, Stalin blamed Russian citizens for crimes he committed, and imposed the worst of punishments on them. Death or being sent to a labor camp, such as Gulag, was the fate of most.
Therefore, people in Waknuk should have acceptance to deviation and mutant people rather than send to the Fringes or kill them because they could lose talented people that could rise their
Santiago Posso Mr.linton English 11-A October/4/2017 Hypocrisy is the act of criticizing something only to become what we once disapproved, Trump 's bigotry over Obama 's administration and Stalin blasting capitalism for overworking men only to enslave his own men and exploit them, high school kids who say they hate the popular only to join their group the first chance they get, these are only a few examples where this verb is shown throughout history. This type of mockery then is a tricky situation because one day we can develop into what we hated most. Huxley observes how dreadful this action is seen in the real world and portrays how atrocious it looks in the novel A Brave New World In the story A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley tries
The king demonstrates his cruelness by having an unfair justice system because it does not truly tell whether the accused is guilty or innocent and it is used more for entertainment than for justice. For Example, the justice system is used to entertain the people and the king. On page 269 the narrator explains “The institution was a very popular one. When the people gathered together on one of the great trial days, they never knew whether they were to witness a bloody slaughter or a hilarious wedding.” This quote exhibits how the justice system is used for entertainment because of the joy and sorrow a person gets from coming to the arena to watch a man choose his fate.
n. In the book, Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, there was evidence that Beatty was persuading and terrorizing his fellow firemen and society because of the power in his hands. Although, He was educated by reading books, Beatty was not justified for hiding the truth about censorship because he kept society from thinking, used his power for evil instead for good and sent fear throughout society. He is just as guilty as Montag because he to read books. As well as, hid information that was very valid to the knowledge of the people of the society.
The most compelling evidence is how Mr. Hundert changed Sedgwick grade on the essay in order for him to compete in the prestigious Julius Caesar competition. It turns out that Mr. Hundert lied and what he did was wrong. He simply broke the universal moral code or moral truths which states not to lie, for this reason he also broke Kant theory, because it states that whether or not breaking a rule produces good consequences it is not a relevant factor in determining the moral quality of the act. This was very strange to me because out of everyone I thought that he would have the strongest moral code, but after seeing that he ran away with the other boys after hitting the baseball though the headmaster car window I should have started questioning
Obviously, Mike is honestly anxious about something. He believes our strategy with regards to Israel and Saudi Arabia, is becoming excessively unfruitful. “I’d dump the Israelis tomorrow”, he reasons that the only way towards fixing the issue of misinforming the public about the costs of war (dead Americans) is through breaking ties with Israel and deserting Saudi Arabia. People do not agree with women’s rights so let them be. Interventionism is not so far off from something like the tyrannical nature of bullies around the middle school playgrounds of the United States, poking around in other people’s business, reminiscent of authoritarian leaders of the past.
Anthem was written by Ayn Rand and published in 1938. In the beginning of the book I didn’t think much of it. It consisted of a grey city where everyone is equal and works as one, and individualism is nonexistent. This city is controlled by totalitarian leaders. The main character or protagonist, Equality 7-2521 has always been different from the rest, in terms of knowledge, height, and physical strength.
Anthem is a good book about the future and their own versions of a Utopian society. This novel is all about independence and how options are limited. The question asked is if you think Equality’s eventual assessment of his sins is correct. My answer to this question is, he felt as if his sins taught him more.
Anthem Essay Topic 1 Ayn Rand's Anthem depicts a collectivist society where each person is stripped of his/her individuality and forced to do only things that work to better society. The protagonist, Equality 7-2521, has just invented some sort of lighting creation similar to the common lightbulb. Equality knows that his new invention may have a huge, and positive, impact on mankind. However, his knowledge of the prosperity that his creation could have on society is not what causes him to experience feelings of satisfaction and pride while constructing it. Equality's main source of motivation for creating the lightbox is to feel like he has something all to himself that another person is yet to have, and to experience a sense of accomplishment.