Her battle against communism affected her as an author and inspired her writing in Anthem. In Anthem, citizens are constantly presented the idea that preaches collectivism and extreme loyalty to the state. The protagonist, Equality 7-2521, has grown up in this restrictive civilization and believed all he was told. Equality is exceptional in many aspects that are prohibited, and he has a tendency to disobey the society’s laws. Equality slowly embraces freedom as he discovers his own ego.
Travis Bradberry once stated, “Everyone knows that life isn't fair. Saying it's not fair suggests that you think life is supposed to be fair, which makes you look immature and naive.” Things don’t always go the way people want them to and sometimes they do not want to accept that. The characters in William Goldman’s novel, The Princess Bride, face difficult trials, where they nearly die in most of them. Additionally, none of the characters get a happy ending. Goldman develops the theme, “life isn’t fair” by providing details from his own life, explaining the complicated relationship between the characters Westley and Buttercup, and describing the situations the characters were in to save Princess Buttercup.
Nancy L. Bunge is talking on the topic of how the veil was seen to others, Bunge says, “His veil shuts out happiness, giving a darkened aspect to all living and inanimate things” (Bunge-19). This quote shows that Hooper’s veil brought darkness and unhappiness to many people. In life, we naturally want to be happy, but if something or someone is making us unhappy then we naturally alienate that someone or something from our lives. The veil’s darkness and unhappiness play a big role in the cause of Hooper’s alienation by his surrounding
Escaping Communism Ayn Rand depicts a communist world in her book Anthem, where the citizens live day to day identical to the one before. Equality 7-2521, a struggling man in the society, is set apart for his strive of wanting more than what the society gives him. Rand shows that in a world carried on in such a communistic matter, it leaves some struggling and at a loss to make do with what they have and to fit in. The book, Anthem gives a grand example of how others react to one’s differences, shunning them or giving a punishment. Equality 7-2521 has a compelling ambition to learn things which then helps him escape the society.
Mahatma Gandhi is a world known leader that inspires people every day with his story of fighting for freedom. He once made this claim about leadership, “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” This quote relates a lot to the character of Bernard in Ender’s Game. Bernard leads by using his body size in order to make the other kids feel small and powerless, but his method doesn’t exactly work out. The science fiction novel, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card is about effective and ineffective leadership and reveals that a person can’t be placed in a position of leadership, true leadership must be earned over time. According to Card, being a leader does not involve bullying for power.
Similarly, today we are faced with opposing laws that make it harder for “equal opportunism” for immigrants in America, but these dreamers still stand tall in protests for their fight against unequal opportunities. Another reality Cooke expresses, being “born by the river in a little tent” (Stanza 1) because he was one of the less fortunate people who was not allowed in a public hospital, born into an unjust circumstance. Back in the time era he lived in black mothers weren’t always treated “equally” and had the “opportunity” to use public hospitals for child birth. These are some of the “travails of adversity” Americans have to deal with that almost diminish their hope for a richer, fuller life. Cooke then changes the tone of the song towards the ending into a more hopeful tone.
(AGG) People have rebelled against their society many times because they do not agree with it, such as Martain Luther King Jr; he rebelled against his society in a non-harmful way because he did not agree with how it worked. (BS-1) Before Montag was not guided he agreed and worked alongside his society because of he was the type of person to want to be the ideal person of the society. (BS-2) The things Montag sees and goes through causes him to think about what the society is doing and whether what they are doing is wrong or not. (BS-3) Montag has denies his society and he fights back because of what drives him to do all of this. (TS) Montag’s experiences will change his view of his society, from agreeing to questioning, then ultimately causing
Have you ever felt like you didn’t belong or like you always went unnoticed others? In Julio Noboa Polanco”s Identity, he portrays a new look on being the unwanted or unnoticed by your peers. He sets out his feelings by using an extensive list of figurative language. Polanco is trying to explain how he would rather go unnoticed or be a nobody and live a wonderful life full of adventure, than someone that is noticed by everyone but is unhappy with their life. This poem consists of Imagery that explains the constant theme of the poem.
Today, people all over the world feel like they have to act like someone they are not in order for them to be accepted by their peers. We all are guilty of repressing certain parts of ourselves because we are too afraid of how society will react and judge us for being our own person. As Stevenson has shown throughout his story, Dr Jekyll had been living this way his entire life. He repeatedly experiences all of these wants and desires but decides not act on them because of his worries of how he will be perceived by the community. Therefore, Stevenson conveys the message that it's easy for people to get into the bad habit of not being their selves to the extent where they could turn into an entirely different person that they will never be able to
It seems that if someone is different, they act differently or they look different than what is socially “acceptable” they have a more difficult time being accepted by their community. Steinbeck uses Lennie’s disability to illustrate his ideas about discrimination in society and this parallels with its role in society today. Lennie’s disability hindered his acceptance throughout the book. First of all, the other men just see him as a set of strong hands, rather than an actual man. George for instance, says near the beginning of the book, “If he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, we’re set” (6).