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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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    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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    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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    Chapter 11 Homework Questions (Religion and Reform) What does individualism mean and how was it used to define a new American identity? (p.346-347) Individualism explores one’s individuality towards their own communication to God, themselves, and nature. It encouraged the people to not be trapped into a certain tradition It encouraged Americans to be one with themselves and to not constrain themselves to cultural conformity Explain how Emerson’s ideas influenced the development of American…

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    to achieve the American dream. According to lecture, individualism is how an individual’s actions or source of meaning is their responsibility. Today, our lives are filled with individual wants and individualism has become the prominent way of American’s consciousness. American individualism has been created from three main sources; the Puritan origins, new world, and geography. These three sources led to America valuing individualism, by having the freedom to do what they want and create their…

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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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    Individualism is the act of going against a majority. To be an individual, one must isolate themselves from others, and suffer the consequences of not following the status quo. In George Orwell's 1984, Winston is the perfect representation of what it means to be an individual. He understands a broader range of knowledge, he is willing to be tortured to believe what he thinks is right, and he refuses to give up his ideas until his death. Winston bravely goes against the hive mind of the Party…

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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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