Intelligence Over Power The word “I” is a symbol that represents someone being an individual. In Ayn Rand’s Anthem the word “I” is lost and there are no individuals. Just the collective people working for the same goal. The individual cannot survive in this world because it is a sin to set yourself apart as an individual and constantly have to obey the arduous guidelines of the society, therefore it is fair for Equality to denounce his leaders. Being an individual means you have the right of independence and making your own decisions, which is taken away from all the men in this society.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are destined to die, not because of fate, but because their incapability to handle their own situation leads them to be unable to alter the situation at all. This is the reason for their inability to understand direction. It explains their own confusion as to who they are and question their purpose of their existence. The reason Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have limited existences because their existence is only justified when an audience is watching the play. When the audience stops watching, the characters cease to
He never of his troubles to anyone. This only leads him to be trounced against himself, which did not benefit anyone around him but the opposite. Mattie never got to fully express her love for him and Zeena never got to get rid of her. It only caused Mattie and Frome to later endeavor suicide together by sled. Frome possessed a mouth with an opportunity to articulate his thoughts
As it’s debated by the boys whether it would be fair to take Huck since he doesn’t technically have anyone to kill, Huck gladly offers the name of Miss Watson, as he becomes desperate to not get ruled out as a potential member. This incident shows that Huckleberry Finn was one immoral and apathetic person when the novel started with no conscience or remorse whatsoever. He had no regard for anyone else’s life and was willing to sacrifice someone else for his own immaterial gains. So this was the height of his transgression phase and this is where his journey towards a higher moral path
(…) She wants me dead John, you know it!” (Miller 57). Even when Elizabeth pleads to John, warning him, he still shrugs it off as nothing, because he believes his extramarital affair wasn’t a big deal, this also ties into his arrogance in believing that no harm can come to his family. Any sane person would realize the potential outcome and try to reason with him about the accusations. John’s stubbornness is further shown in his last scene in Act IV, when he refuses to save himself via his public written confession. “Because it is my name!
But then when William tries to bring back the truth, proctor hit him with the line “Aye, but we did not.” He will do anything to keep his problems undercover. Throughout the play things get worse and worse, finally proctor realizes that the only thing he can do is to
Ransom should have made the Lady understand that she should obey Maleldil because she loves Him, to disobey Him is to hate and distrust Him. To obey Him is to love and trust Him. Ransom did not use it and so could not defend the Lady properly. Only till he acts and attacks the Un-man does he fulfill his role as Kinsman
Bigger hotly replies, blatantly shutting his mother down when she tries to bring his ignorance to his attention. Bigger himself even acknowledges the filth he lives in, but maintains his denial through his seeming lack of care, “he knew the moment he allowed what his life meant to enter fully into his consciousness, he would either kill himself or someone else” (14). Bigger seems to block anything unwanted from bothering him, which is a terrible form of denial as it just leads to the problems manifesting themselves in Biggers mind. Bigger’s suppression of the truth leads him to close off his mind and not even address the issue, which is a large reason why Bigger struggles with the issues he does later in the book. Richard Wright places hints as to who Bigger is behind the anger throughout the novel, and it shows that Bigger is in severe denial.
Robert’s blindness, the narrator believes, makes him unable to have any kind of normal life. The narrator is certain that the ability to see is everything and puts no effort into seeing anything beyond the surface. The only way he can break free from this artificial world that he has isolated himself in if he lets down his guard and surrenders his jealousy and insecurity. The narrator is resentful of the connection that
The only result then is a population filled with people who are lifeless and seem to have no purpose in doing anything. This would not be good because the society would not go anywhere in improving their community, which is something that should be done to have better society filled with happiness. Restating, our society should change the use of inflicting pain as an answer to the problem and entertainment
Because Meursault shut himself away from any outside emotions and didn’t care what choice he took, it became the downfall of him. All of those choices, of him taking the easy way out, could have ended up taking a different route, but because Meursault is a stranger to himself and to his life, his inability own up to what he has done was his flaw. That one choice made an incredible difference in Meursault’s life and he did nothing to stop it, as if he weren’t really there, like he wasn’t in control of his actions or of his thoughts. In a way, Meursault’s character is very similar to that of Hamlet. Both of their fatal flaws is there overthinking about life and in Meursault’s case his emotionless approach on life.