Winston secretly despised the party because it has created a dreary and dreadful, utopia society. He didn 't find a will to denounce against the party until he finds out evidence that there was people being falsely accused of going against the party. As Winston rethinks he also realizes that Obrien, an inner party member, may have the same idea as him and want to do something about this society. To do more investigating Winston starts spending time among the proletariat called the proles in the novel, they are free too oppression although they are ignorant people but seem free of party observation.
We can anticipate that he is stuck in the government's laws. Montag again critics the way Clarisse thinks, considering that he was born with the mentality that the government controls what people think and know about the world. Clarisse also provokes Montag to think in a more profound way, she says "Bet I know something else you don't. There's dew on the grass in the morning." , he could not remember if he had known this or not.
Without knowledge nothing can prosper and leads to destruction. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury claims that depriving people of knowledge will only make them gullible and easy to manipulate by an elite group. The setting of the novel is a great example of Bradbury’s claim. The novel is set in a dystopic society where books are banned, technology is everywhere, and the government controls everything; making the people easy to manipulate. For example Mildred is easily manipulated by the “parlor walls.”
Though the dystopian worlds and the modern American world, both have the existence of books, they treat the books differently. The society in the novel destroys books. The citizens do not like books because they think books cause everyone to be hurt by words in the them and that’s why the government wants to keep individuals away from it. “‘Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ He laughed.
In Ayn Rand 's Anthem, the government is controlling society which started out with good intentions of equality but slowly became controlling by the suppression of human spirit, and the future societies stemming for this one will allow freedoms that they were previously denied. The original government wanted to prevent the violence present in the Unmentionable Times, so they turned to equality but, really, that became oppression because the human spirit cannot be willingly subjugated. Human beings are naturally curious. They crave to understand things that are unknown to them.
The most common form of reality control present in both The Handmaid’s Tale and Nineteen Eighty-Four is the elimination of privacy. The extent of the government’s use of reality control over the handmaids alone completely affects their abilities to act on their own impulses and think for themselves because they are forbidden from forming relationships with other people in society. It also makes them extremely suspicious of not only each other, but everything around them. In Gilead, the women function as lower class citizens while “the males in Gilead serve mostly paramilitary functions: lower echelon guards called Angels and an elite corps called guardians who frequently double as spies or Eyes” as stated by Elisabeth Hansot in her journal article entitled “Selves, Survival and Resistance in The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hansot 57). The complex social system the government creates involves a sort of hierarchy where each individual has a specific duty in society.
A government’s pursuit towards complete control of a society will ultimately lead to the development of numerous flawed aspects in humanity. In Veronica Roth’s novel Divergent, the society is divided into 5 factions, each faction based solely on one virtuous trait. Every faction is under the control of a different government who each attempts to keep the citizens in agreement with the exact same morals. The obsession of keeping all the thoughts of the citizens alike within each faction causes the development of hatred between the different factions. Alternatively, in the science fiction film The Hunger Games directed by Gary Ross, the society consists of the capitol; where the wealthy live, and the land of the twelve districts; where the poor live.
There is a long-lived debate on whether it is better to live under a government of strict control or a government of very little control. This very issue is the platform for many big political players currently in the United States. Similar to governments and countries nowadays, citizens of the Brave New World have little choice in what government to be ruled under. The ideal place to live in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is in the World State. The World State is ideal because of blissful ignorance and sustainability.
2. Disadvantages of regulations/censorship 2.1 compromising the freedom of speech Censorship compromises the freedom of speech in many different ways. Freedom of speech refers to the right to speak without censorship or being restraint by a higher authority of the organization or country. For example, Compromising the freedom of speech will not allow the society to voice out their negative thoughts or to protest at a government or a government-related event. This example clearly shows that freedom of speech is being compromised as people are unable to voice out what they truly feel and are mostly forced to keep their opinions to themselves as voicing these opinions will make the rest of the society think in a different way and steer them away to generate other ideas or thoughts.
However, I feel that Mill’s harm principle is not efficient of specific enough to follow. There is a difference between free speech and hate speech. There are people who direct their speech to purposely harm others. This sort of speech should not be tolerated or allowed. By allowing people to express their hate in the form of speech, it would decrease the overall happiness of the majority.
Censorship of literature has always been a powerful means of manipulating society by limiting what the people are exposed to. This has been used as a way to suppress free thinking and new ideas, that could cause a shift in power in the society. The censorship of literature has been used by the powerful members of society forever, because of this societies fear the idea of their governments hiding information from the public. In Americus, a small town in Oklahoma is divided over a new teenager book series that some feel the series should be banned from the library. In contrast in Fahrenheit 451, a curious fireman indulges in a banded book, which enlightens him to a new outlook on life.
His conclusion on trying to tie the notion of gift and social democracy together is disappointing as it barely has any logical connections to his other arguments presented throughout the book. It seems like Although Mauss’ account of gift as being reciprocated may make sense in some contexts, it does not seem to make sense in terms of family members. He argues that the reason why husbands occasionally give gifts to their wives is to recompense for sexual services that the wives provide (x). Here, it is clear to see that Mauss tends to commodify everything so that they could fit into his interpretation of the economic structure. Overall, he sounds like an emotionless person who has never had the feelings of love.
Fuck: The Woes of Censorship “Somebody 'd written ‘Fuck you’ on the wall. It drove me damn near crazy.” This is a line from the classic novel The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger, which has been both praised as a contemporary masterpiece and banned from schools and libraries alike. If this book had never been censored, if it had been accepted for the story and realism within it, then it is possible that other works of art would not be censored today. Limiting expression has been done since leaders discovered that they could exercise such a power.
Evidence to support this is, “We have broken the laws. The laws say that men may not write unless the Council of Vocations bid them so.” (Rand 17) Equality was talking about how he wasn’t allowed to write because the Council doesn’t allow citizens to do that. Their reputation was very controlling and they were the people who decided the rules that citizens are allowed to abide by. They have to do certain things within the book, based solely on the council.
While this movie may not be for everybody it does contain an interesting and controversial commentary on society. It seems that the primary message argued in A Clockwork Orange is that through abuse Alex has been considered cured, people must not be used as scientific experiments even if the experiment is for the greater good of society. The needs of the many do not outweigh the rights of one and by breaking this moral code by the elected officials drastically changes the way the society favors their government and its practices. Social engineering is not the answer to eliminate a disruptive youth culture and maintaining order within society. Violent impulses, sexual urges, the enjoyment of music, participating in social camaraderie are all essential parts of the human experience and eliminating any part of that experience would eliminate what it means to be a