Ze Wei Jacky Luo Section 1 10/07/09 Final Draft The hardship of Cosmopolitanism Conversations are the most important tool for people to express themselves to others. In Chapter two of “Cosmopolitanism Ethics in the world of Stangers” written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, he points out that every culture, every society has its own view on what is correct or not. Appiah argued that positivism and relativism is not a way to encourage communications, because the idea of cosmopolitanism is that everyone in form of one community respect and share their ideas with each other. Appiah believe if everybody on this world are open minded and trying to lead everyone from different culture perform as a global citizen. Appiah also mentions that positivism had driven by two fundamentally kinds of psychological states, which are beliefs and desires. Both of them have different “direction of fit.” said Elizabeth Anscombe.
Even though Douglass and Emerson came from different walks of life, Douglass comes to realize just as Whitman did that all humans share a similar universal nature. This is more independent compared to Emerson’s more individualistic idea, believing that all men are equal. Douglass dedicating his life to the liberation of all slaves does also compare with Emerson later on in his life. Utilizing other boys in his neighborhood, Douglass learns to read and write (“Emerson”). He found this to be a necessity, order for him to speak universal truths and express his own genius and be believable to others.
Amongst all this fast-paced world, people would have rather not considered about the immense amount of books available, opting for more conventional methods of obtaining knowledge. This brings us to the second category of factors that resulting in the burning of books , personal emotion. In our current world, many people feel more important than others due to their excessive readings and the knowledge they have obtained from these readings. This results in both jealousy and envy in the people who may not have time or methods to read’/access these books and obtain the knowledge for themselves. The other essential factor present in the book
“Censorship Arguments in ‘Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry’” Many writers in the past and even today have struggled to express their ethnic values in their writing because of the act of censorship. Censorship is the suppression of writing to accommodate the common good. Not only are the writers unable to express their values, but this act also neglects the readers from knowing and learning these values. In Rudolfo Anaya’s essay “Take the Tortillas out of Your Poetry” he makes valid arguments against this act of censorship. He uses many different methods to achieve this such as symbolism and specific events that have affected multicultural writers.
In “Harrison Bergeron”, Vonnegut shows us a grim future based on a mutation of the ideal that all people should be equal. In his future, all are equal. This equality comes from handicapping those who stand above the rest so that they are “average”. Harrison Bergeron is the idealized man; smart, handsome, graceful, and in federal prison for being all of those things. He breaks free of prison and attempts to share his individuality with everyone.
The difference between equality of opportunity and equality of outcome is the theme in “Harrison Bergeron.” In the story all the characters are equal. Everything they do has an equal result (216). We are all equal in God’s eyes is the theme in “Revelation” (392). It does not matter what your social status is in this life because in the next life we all go to the same place. The main character in “Revelation” is also very prejudice.
The conch, Jack’s knife and Piggy’s glasses are such symbols representing Golding’s perception of the Second World War through metaphoric figures. Golding emphasizes through the symbols in this novel the clash of good and evil and his point of view that every person as part of the nature of being human has a bad side that thrives to take over that of the good. Symbolism in “Lord of the Flies” is better applied to reality through Golding’s use of characterization. On the island the conch represents the law and order of the British society the boy’s had come from. The conch is governing authority, keeping those desperate for power under law and giving one the opportunity to speak ones mind as only the person holding the conch is permitted to speak, “Let him have the conch!” shouts Piggy.
In the novel, Anthem, by Ayn Rand, society is supposed to be a perfect place where everyone lives by a set of rules which are not to be broken, and everyone has accepted the concept of “we” rather than “I”. Everyone has their job chosen for them and everyone is equal. In this novel, the two main characters, Equality 7-2521 and the Golden One fall in love with one another and develop feelings for each other. The love that these two share violates the fundamental beliefs that their society believes in by them developing feelings, ideas, and self sufficiency which is what their society is against. The first reason I feel that their love violates their society’s beliefs is because in this society, everyone has a tight schedule of what to do and when to do it.
His words cause a huge conflict of thoughts of many earthlings , because it demolish a lot of ideas that were previously lived . If The reader -response critic 's job is it examine the scope and variety of reader reactions , I wonder what the reaction of the readers wanted Gene Brewer, describing the event in such a way that humankind has no explanation for their mistakes for centuries. Even the administration of examples in the form of Shakespeare, Mozart or Picasso is in response treated with contempt. This is the part so much important that criticized , among others, is the whole of our literature
He does, however try to give these women a chance to almost prove to him that they aren’t phonies, but almost every single time he is disappointed. This leads him to conclude that all of them are phonies. He also believes that the adult world is so full of phonies that the people living in that world can’t even see what they have become, making him lose even more respect for people who are older than himself. He is scared of growing up, and because of this, he reacts negatively towards people who are older than he. Because of this, it’s almost impossible for him to trust or respect women.