Many characters in the novel express the view of their own experience against machines. Kurt Vonnegut likes to kindle humanity among the members in the society as he strongly believes thatthere is no free will for humans. Here he compares human beings in the society with lack of freewill to the machines which are controlled
The masked heroes are normal humans too and most of them have pessimistic view of humanity that human nature would always bring problems to the world and the peace is impossible. By showing the masked heroes constantly dealing with the moral dilemma, the dystopia criticizes the authority’s power and poses the question of whether if exchanging freedom over security is justified and whether if is sacrificing many people is justified to achieve the greater
The Harlequin was known for his rebellious, playful ways. The Harlequin believed in justices and that everyone shouldn’t have to be on time for everything. People should make their own decisions instead of being told what to do al the time. It states that “’Repent, Harlequin!’ Said the Ticktockman” shatters the theory that increasing attention to timetables and efficient human motion not only would improve productivity but also would improve the quality of life. Instead, the resulting society reduces people to mindless robots marking time to an oppressive government’s regimented schedules.” (May).
In fahrenheit 451, Mildred wants to kill herself because she is very unhappy. Some might argue that she is just sick, but that isn’t all because she depicts signs that she is depressed, lonely, and lacks the feeling of love. This could all be causes of society having a negative effect on Mildred and her wellbeing; technology, obsession, and being unable to cope with her emotion are all factors that play into Mildred life. Fahrenheit 451 burns through the thoughts of readers as controversy spills out of the pages. Guy Montag, firefighter, husband, and a truth seeker, goes through multiple barriers trying to figure out the questions no one dares to ask.
Also, because of how much he valued power and wanted to become even more highly-ranked, he started following Palpatine’s orders even when they were very extreme and harmful towards the Jedi. Palpatine led Anakin to want to end the Jedi, so he could be the most powerful and so he could save Padme. All of this occured because of one poor choice that he made because he was impatient. Similarly, Oedipus made very reckless and impatient decisions throughout the play, where he, just like Anakin, though that he could escape the punishment. Most importantly, when he was confronted by Teiresias he completely ignored his words and reasoning.
However, his conduct causes even more problems. By using the limited fuel left in the snowmobiles to go to the farther KIK outpost over the village of natives, Pollack burns through all of the gas only to discover an abandoned site. Because of Pollack's asininity, he and Hoffman are forced to trudge through the deep snow for multiple miles in order to approach the village. Even the trek devolves into chaos as Pollack and Hoffman are affected by the gas, ultimately revealing Abby to be the sole survivor of this terrible ordeal. A parallel can be drawn to humanity's nature of pollution.
John had explicitly called the rockets “fool things” and threw out all of Homer’s rocket building tools in the pouring rain, saying it’s “right where they belong.” The amount of discouragement and impertinence these actions hold is beyond imaginable. Additionally, when Homer’s father said “I've been mad as hell at you. But it's the first time in your life I've been ashamed of you.” Imperils Homer’s emotional and mental well being a substantial amount. Especially when one knows the odds of becoming successful coming from a town like ‘Coalwood’ is little to slim. In spite of this, Homer managed to be persistent throughout his work, and with indefatigability continued to pursue his dream.
With injustice and cruelty running rampant in the world, it is unsurprising that people become determined to make things better for tomorrow. The cliché saying that the ends justify the means is often quoted by those aware of the moral greyness of their actions. Commendable yet unreasonable, leaders whose sole purpose in life is to fix what they see as “wrong” with the world fall prey to thinking there is only ally or enemy. In the long run, they harm those they try to liberate. This is the downfall of leaders in many works of literature, including Harrison Bergeron and The Lord of the Flies.
Technology made everybody's life easier much easier, but it has also made the world a place where stupidity reins king. This obsession with technology is also depicted in Ray Bradbury's novel, Fahrenheit 451 that is set in the dystopian world of future technology. The book has a protagonist named Montag, a fireman whose job is to burning books because in this society, firemen burn books rather than protecting people by putting out fire. The government of this society is trying to make everyone more like zombies by destroying the knowledge that people have. In this novel, Bradbury warns readers about the dangers of technology and the way it has made people into passive (receivers) rather than active participates in their lives society uses to