According to the view of John Donne, "No man is an island, entire of itself. Everyman is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. Â In this quote Donne is trying to express his ideas that no man can survive on his own as everyman for himself. Man can only survive the challenges brought on by life if they work together as one in society. Donne's quote makes a good statement that fits his views on how our society has worked together by taking part in each "piece of the continent. Â
No man acted as an island after the American Revolution. Once the Americans won back their land in America, they had to stick together to show Britain they were fully capable of maintaining their own form of government. Even when it came to the fact of creating a new form of government, the colonists still stuck together in helping make the deciding factors. Each group of people had an effect on the final decision of the official American government. There was not one person making all of the decisions for the colonists. If everyone had just gone off and done their own thing, then there would not have been any order within the states and nothing would have functioned properly. Going back to Donne's quote, if each of the colonists had acted as an island, we would not have the ordered government we have today.
The attacks on 9/11/01 provide a good example of the fact of working together ends up better in the end than it would if man were to act as an island. From the moment the airplanes hit the buildings to the current events taking place in Iraq, Americans have worked together to overcome the tragedy brought into American eyes across the country. The firefighters that risked their lives to enter the fire as an attempt to save the lives of those trapped in the trade center. They acted as a "piece of the continent. Â If they had acted as an island, they would have run in fear for their lives. Voluntee... Continue Reading