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    Individualism advocates that interests of the individual should achieve precedence over the state or a social group.Individualists promote the exercise of one's goals and desires and so value independence and self-reliance. Ayn Rand, a Russian-American novelist,a champion of individual rights , in her celebrated works Anthem and The Fountainhead upholds the cause of Individualism manifested in characters like Equality 7-2521,International 4-8818,Liberty 5-3000 and Howard Roark. The bloody dictatorships in Anthem couldn’t alter the very terms in which humans think as to eradicate the vocabulary of individuality.Consequently, main characters, in successive episodes of purposeful self-naming, subvert the discourse of the decline and thus reclaim individualism and volition.In The Fountainhead also, the whole story revolves around Roark’s struggle to retain his individuality in the face of forces bent on bringing him to heel. On the other hand, closer home contemporary Indian novelist ArvindAdiga’s The White tiger detailsBalram’s rags to riches story turns out to be an…

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    Individualism In Society

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    subject to these things just as much as individuals were. Individualism taken too far could undermine democracy and make society vulnerable to despotism. The passions of men and their Intellectual life would be substantially modified by democracy. Under pressure from individual autonomy, opinions would be relativized, mores softened. Public opinion becomes the…

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    Emerson Individualism

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    I believe in individualism. I believe in the kind of individualism that encourages freedom of the mind at the cost of tradition and social cohesion. I am a highschool student and adolescent, so much of my time is spent perceiving peers, which allows me to maintain a unique character. It is the desire to emit a distinctive complexion and act freely that generates individualism. Through passionate beliefs and an unyielding mind, society conforms to our examples, as we ignore societal traditions…

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    The capitalistic system is what drives a community and the globe toward growth and progression. According to Durkheim a regulated type of capitalism is essential to that individualism develops under markets and there is now a freedom to challenge ideas. Weber theorizes more about the improvement of class, economics, agency, and meaning of how we interpret the world. Karl Marx on the contrary critiques capitalism in a way that it needs to be overthrown and a revolution needs to take place to…

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    American Individualism

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    believe that taking care of children is a private responsibility this has had led to many work environments to be inflexible and non-family friendly. This perspective was born out of the American ethos of individualism- an ideology that stresses that individuals must be independent and that they are fully responsible for their life outcomes. Hays (2003) argues that this cultural value of self-sufficiency has made us insensitive and nonunderstanding to the social factors that influence life…

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    In a world without the different ideas from authors, readers would be reading the same types of stories without any diversity. There would be only one theme of a story until a brave author would break away from the chain and make a different type of story. Sure, the writer of the story would be rejected from society for a while, but the story they wrote will change the views of future author’s writing. Literature throughout history has shown many various ideas of themes. One of the most…

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    America is a polyglot, multicultural country whose pop culture influences the various cultures of the world; the movie “Titanic” being a prominent example of a foreign favorite. Hence the numerous effects caused by American pop culture and the prevailing imprint that is individualism. With this in mind, in the United States, the citizens of the nation are granted rights that protect their self-expression, gender, religious, and political beliefs. Due to these types of rights, U.S. citizens are…

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    The United States Declaration of Independence, adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776, not only granted America its freedom, but also inspired what later became known as American individualism. It can be seen in many aspects of American life: from child rearing to the way we greet each other, to even the way we serve and eat our food. We value individual achievements and promote the endeavor for independence as freedom remains of paramount importance in American culture. In my opinion, our culture…

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    Individualism is the act of being independent and/or self-reliant. Every person in an area or location is an individual. America is the place where people come to discover and be themselves. Individualism is expressed in American Literature. This theme is discovered in: Benjamin Franklin's Moral Perfection, Crèvecoeur's, What Makes an American, and finally Thomas Paine’s Moral Perfection. Paine explains that in order to express themselves they have to break from Britain, motivating people to…

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    Introduction A. Relevant background The broadcast of the TV series Modern Family has got great praise. As a TV series can be watched by the whole family together, it entertains people, meanwhile, it also causes the discuss of the embodiment of American individualism in it. What is American Individualism? What is the embodiment of individualism in American daily life? Individualism is a political and social philosophy that emphasizes the worth of…

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