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).
Failure to follow these rules result in harsh punishment. One man, by the name of Equality 7-2521, has defied a numerous number of these laws. This man has made a monumental discovery that could advance mankind. Unfortunately, due to the World Councils stubbornness, he was rejected of his idea. In this moment, Equality finally realized how cruel his world really was.
Martin Luther King a famous social activist once stated, “we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.” When referring to these words it is shown how forgiving we can be for people that we hate or dislike. In William Golding's book The Lord of the Flies his character Jack shows the actions of power, fear, and acceptance. People in power are more afraid of losing that power because it may show you as a failure, and to take control is much easier than taking responsibility for actions because there may be consequences, but most of all forgiveness is the hardest to do because it is just too hard to let go. Jack was a different type of leader than Martin Luther
“An irrational society is a society of moral cowards – of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles, and goals” (86) says Rand, and I feel that too far have the men in the society sunk away from moral standards, like putting their knowledge to use and expanding it, simply because they do not believe in judging others for fear of what others may see in them, especially Equality since he always abides by the strict standards with fear of the civilization itself. Equality would certainly agree with Rand’s advice, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgement”, as Equality did by leaving the controlled society that brainwashed
The creature’s understanding of justice and it’s revenge against Victor is the driving force of the story because it builds up the anticipation the reader has for the final confrontation. The creature’s mental knowledge is very small-minded and intolerant, causing his understanding of justice to be exceedingly narrow. The monster’s isolation from society is forced by its fate. Nobody could with handle the hideous looks given by the creature 's appearance, this made it nearly impossible for the creature to have any interaction with any sort of human. To illustrate, the creation said while reciting his tale to Victor “And what was I?
In both novels Frankenstein and The Handmaids Tale the question of what it means to be human is a reoccurring theme in which emphasizes the passions and desires every individual may have... There are both dark and bright sides of being human as overcontrolling passions may lead to madness, distress, and use of violence. Victor 's overpowering passion for knowledge led to him doing the extreme by playing God and bringing a creature to life in a world where it would never be accepted as society tends to only accept humans that are visually appealing- as for society what it means to be human depends mainly on the outer appearance. The monster wanted nothing more but compassion and human contact, something babies desire for the most, but since
When speaking of Equality’s invention, a Scholar declares “And if this should lighten the toil of men...then it is a great evil, for men have no cause to exist save in toiling for other men” (74). The purpose of technology is to make lives easier, so if the government removes technology, they’re also saying that the purpose of living is to suffer. If they want as much work to be done for the people as possible, then they need to accept the fact that some changes must be made to how everyone lives. Moreover, the choice for Equality’s job does not make sense. In response to the choice of Street Sweeper, Equality thinks, “We knew we had been guilty, but now we had a way to atone for it” (26).
Their ambition drives them to take risks and even put the lives of themselves and others on the line. Throughout the novel, these characters toil with the pursuit of forbidden knowledge by suffering through the ramifications of their decisions to satisfy their desires. The author implies that blind ambition can lead to the downfall of beings who don’t limit their curiosity. These endeavors include determining the secret of life as well as its creation, discovering a passage in the North Pole, and learning to understand one’s place in the world. Victor Frankenstein suffers from the cost of knowledge by allowing his thirst for the unknown to exceed his limits.
On the outer shell, Grendel is a monstrous villain who hates mankind, but the reader soon realizes, in reality, he just wants to fit in. Since Grendel knows he will never fit in, he decides to destroy what he cannot have and he "[understands] that the world [is] nothing: [but] a mechanical chaos of casualties, brute enmity on which we stupidly impose our hopes and fears. I understood, finally and absolutely, I alone exist" (Gardner 22). Instead of criticizing the villain, Grendel makes the reader sympathize with him by saying " [he] alone exist[s]". Thus allowing the reader to interpret the tone better because of how Grendel expresses his feeling.
While Odysseus and his men were leaving the island of Thrinacia they were hit by a thunderstorm. “the son of Saturn [Zeus] raised a black cloud over our ship, and the sea grew dark beneath it.” (Homer). Zeus struck down upon Odysseus’ ship because they had disrespected Helios by consuming a couple of his sacred cows which didn’t make him happy. Helios reported them to Zeus demanding that they be punished for their actions and Zeus complied by killing everyone but Odysseus. People today look for solid evidence to explain their wonderings about natural phenomena “Those with a magnitude higher than 7.0 -- more than doubled in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the average since 1979” (Yan 2).
For example, in the book it said that “ he still did not want outside light. He pulled out his igniter, felt the salamander etched on its silver disc, gave it a flick,” (Bradbury 13). The Salamander also represents their fire truck. However, in the book it said that “Salamander coming, coming to burn Mr. Black’s while he was away at work, to make his wife stand to shiver in the morning air while the roof lets go and dropped in upon the fire,” (Bradbury 130). Furthermore, the Salamander may be their truck, but it means that it can ruin people 's lives.
Fast food companies and meat processors are uninterested in the possible risks consumers are susceptible to when unskilled workers handle the meat. The analogy links the main idea to the title of the chapter. Schlosser has chosen to present information in this way because it emphasizes the cruelty meatpacking workers endure, they are fired right before benefits become available to them. He wants to affect/influence his readers by demonstrating to them how meatpacking industries only care about making a large revenue each year. 8 paraphrase - repetition of “blood” and “injuries”: “We wade through blood that’s ankle deep…” (171) “Indeed, the rate of these cumulative trauma injuries…” (173) Repetition Schlosser’s use of the device relates to topic and/or purpose by emphasizing the grotesque conditions not only meatpackers and cleanup crews undergo, but also the unsanitary condition in which the meat is cut.
"He 's an incipient monster, thought Pete, and. . . we 've seen in the world how monsters can come to the top and just what horrors they can achieve” (Knowles PAGE). Pete was afraid that NAME would grow up to become a powerful manipulator but admitted that it would be nearly impossible to prevent it from happening so he calmly did not reveal NAME’s true intentions.
Different from the concept of playing game and brutally killing people, Vonnegut explored a different way to show it totalitarian power by making everyone handicapped. People who are too smart, too pretty, or too talented are required to wear a weightier handicapped or a hideous mask to cover up their face. Due to insecurity from the actual handicapped people for not being normal, Vonnegut create a society where they can fit in and where those who are not handicapped can learn to embrace others who aren’t. Those are the positive qualities of the society but the negativity lie beneath the government. The government secretly control these people by installing devices and gears onto people to slow them down and to romantically match them with people who are not naturally gifted.