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    that what people buy is based on their identity/ individualism. Consumer culture, people aren’t really buying based on their personal identities, they’re buying what market experts promotes tell them to buy. Believing in individualism is part of one’s identity and this connects to what type of products people consume. Being an individual is sought out to be unique and different by a person 's interest or hobbies. In both articles, individualism is a main target. The narrator…

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    The Explicative Philosophy of Equality 7-2521’s Sin Equality 7-2521’s initial assessment that his mind was saturated with sin, was an incessant and learned ideology. In fact, it was the nucleus of his entire being. In the novella, Anthem, there was a single moral principle that all humans lived by; All are equal ––anything or anyone who does not follow this principle was a transgressor. The dystopian society’s definition or psychology of sin is an extreme inverse reflection of what Ayn…

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    Turner's Frontier

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    several historians and to this day still holds true. Many people like Turner argue that the conditions on the frontier turned men into the values America still have today. This includes traits such as courage, self reliance, independence, and individualism. This was all due to the harsh conditions…

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    pursue a relationship. Once Liberty arrives, Equality sees he has someone he can be alone with, an act his past brothers would deem indecent. Equality and Liberty find a home and a means of survival. The clothes he finds in the house represent individualism as a whole with each item of clothing being different from the rest rather than a single color or fabric. After Equality settles in to his new life, he discovers manuscripts from the Unmentionable Times. As he goes further into his readings,…

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    negative form of individuality: laziness in his relationships with people. Rip has “an insuperable aversion to all kinds of profitable labor” (2), so he has such an obsession with his individual self, that he gives nothing to his family. This type of individualism is just selfish and counterproductive, which causes his wife to constantly nag him to work, and help the family. This nagging and fighting between Rip and his wife leaves Rip feeling awful, therefore demonstrating the need to balance…

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    Hayke argues that a collectivist system is inherently incompatible with democracy rooted in an individualist liberalism tradition, regardless of the intention of the planner. Collectivism, Hayke points out, defends central planning by a "unitary end" (63) that conforms to the "general welfare" (64). To define the common end in a particular social context requires a single standard that ranks individual preferences. Due to the lack of a comprehensive system of "ethical code" (64) with universal…

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    issue by first addressing several main points of the Western interpretation of personal identity. First, she refers to the classical understanding of individualism in England – an independent aspiration from private ownership, particularly for a household, which represents the personal autonomy of a person. Afterward, the author traces individualism back to the emergence of Christianity – individual faith prearranged the later attention to the person’s distinctive characteristic in the…

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    have always been individuals, throughout history, who have ventured outside of those norms, many times to the dismay or even apathy of their respectively societies. E.E. Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” is perfect example of how individualism is viewed in a conformist society, as well as sheds light on the poet’s own views of conformity. Although conforming to social norms is how people understand the world around them, it is so import to some people that they completely disregard…

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    Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and our domain draw parallels in the subtle methods wielded in the control of citizens, provided that the causes of such similarities are in part of the illusion of freedom and the manipulation of the elements that constitute it, are governed by the hegemony. In J.K. Swindler’s article "Autonomy and accountability,” Swindler examines the idea of proving the autonomy of individuals through comprehending choices, the actions taken from choices, and emotions as…

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    In the historical novel The Jungle, author, Upton Sinclair, composes the story of Lithuanian immigrants with aspirations of achieving the “American Dream.” Jurgis Rudkus, his lover Ona Lukosziate and her ten family members traveled to the center of Lithuanian immigration, a meatpacking industry of Chicago, known as “Packingtown.” Here it was perceived that they would establish a better living in a place professed to reward the labor of those willing to grind. However, the American dream at this…

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