Humans can easily understand that their voice is one when they voluntarily participate in a mob. The problem lies within situations when the synthesis is prolonged and more importantly forced. The difference is when participation is voluntary, people are allowed to retreat to singular ideals whenever desired or perhaps required. The ability to express individualism is an option whereas when these interactions are forced for prolonged periods it becomes increasingly more difficult to differentiate the crowds motives, thoughts, and morals from those of its residents. Self discussed a rather interesting concept which is more applicable, certainly in the case of citizens in 1984, stating “what we find it harder to accept is that we may be who we are at all solely by virtue of the crowd” (Self).
The colony is so fragile that any outside interference—even for the best purposes—could be the destruction of the society. The colony represents the fragility of perfection and how, due to this fragility, the perfect is, in fact, imperfect. For the colony’s society to function it must have the full support of every single member of the society. A citizen leaving upsets this balance and could lead to disaster. This brings up the question of the needs of the many versus the needs of the few, or, more specifically in this episode, individual human rights.
As his own creator had abandoned him and left him to face the reality of what society brings, he wanted to fit in and be loved and cared for but was instead was faced with ruthless attacks, and became a victim of abuse for his hideous features. Society no longer defines whom a person is by their internal traits, but instead their external features. Every minute and every second there someone out there in the world being judged for not meeting society standards and are treated as trash just like the creature had been treated and it, unfortunately, comes to a breaking point where people just act out. If physical traits were not an important factor in society would society act any differently towards the creature would it have prevented what the creature had
In the natural world, there exists several different species of animals that live in societies led by a leader where all members thrive for the survival of the pack. Humans, in this context, are no different, but unlike these animals, we have a higher level of thought and self-awareness leading us to create societal rules for our communities which members must follow if the community is to prosper, leading to the formation of the hive mind, where all members, whether aware of the fact or not, fall into the group thought regardless of reality. In Doris Lessing’s article “Group Minds”, the author realistically discusses how even in western cultures where freedom of choice and democracy is implemented, group thinking manages to overpower
Is a perfect society possible, or is it just the seed of a corrupt governments rise to total control, masquerading the truth from its community. In The Giver, by Lois Lowry, the protagonist named Jonas just happens to be one of the government’s pawns at the time. Throughout the book, Jonas learns that the ‘perfect’ society he’s been living in his life isn’t a utopia after all. It actually turns out to be a dystopian society, where there is no freedom to do the things that people take for granted in modern society. The dystopian society written about in The Giver has many distinct differences and some similarities whilst being held up to the light with modern society today.
Equality or Not…. What would our society be like if we had rules that forced everyone to be equal? Ayn Rand illustrates this in Anthem. The society is overrun by rules that control the citizens lives. The rules are supposed to be there to make everyone equal, but in reality they are making everything exponentially unequal.
The society appears utopic in nature, but in reality people who live there are miserable and unhappy. Bradbury portrays a society where Seashells and TV wall screens define happiness. The majority of the population spends a tremendous time with their electronic “family” that does not have positive effects on them. In fact, the TV shows presented on the walls have a lack of meaning and lead to a conformist place – they do not encourage individual thinking. For instance, this lack of distinctiveness is explained by the formal belief of this society, which states that freedom, critical thinking, and imagination lead to war and create unhappiness.
Imagine a superb society where there is no world hunger, no natural disasters and no illnesses, a “perfect” world. Ask yourself, is the type of society that you would imagine termed perfect? Our society is far from being impeccable. The Giver, is a book about a perfect society in which a character Jonas (protagonist) finds grotesque things within the society. This society had birthmothers, ceremonies, and certain ages that receive certain items pertaining to their age.
Imperfections are what make people unique and different. Lung displays that he too, is human and illustrates his imperfections throughout the novel. Lung demonstrates how every ones faults show different sides of them. Being perfect is an unattainable goal of all humans. Being perfect is just not a realistic objective.
Social otherness in mainly created out of invisible lines as he said f inclusion and exclusion, in To Kill a Mockingbird era those lines rule the lives of people and categorized them into groups and sections according to their race, gender, social status …, these distinctions carry on a high rate of dominance and authority, giving the control to the people in charge so they can socially supervise the other categories according to the disciplines they force. He suggested that “contemporary society deserves the name of disciplinary society” disciplines comes from the distribution of power thus by othering people you will be the one holding the control. Panopticism is very present in Maycomb County; everyone must act according to the traditional arranged disciplines and not sway away from