What kind of government is the High Council? After reading Ella Minnow Pea, one might be appalled at the amount of power the Nollop High Council has. The High Council, convinced the people that the letters were falling for a reason; as a result, the Council started to make laws banning usage of the fallen letters. In the real world, the High Council could be compared to some of the most infamous dictators; because both the High Council and dictators share the same methods of enforcing their rule, and both have complete power. The High Council in Ella Minnow Pea, is not only the enemy in the epistolary, but is also representative of the power mad enemy in our world, totalitarianism.
The ideal self is the person we feel we should be and this model is used to assist us in developing potential and achieving self-actualization. There is significant importance in the difference between one’s ideal self and real self. The neurotic person’s self is split between an idealized self and a corresponding despised self, these individuals feel as if they are not living up to the ideal. The goals of a neurotic are not realistic. The despised self feels as if everyone around them despises that individual.
Without confidence one is left “lacking.” Lacking the chances they had to reach their full potential as fear degraded the full exertion of their effort. Lacking the comfort of being truly happy with oneself the way they are. Lacking the ability to produce the results one could have, had they simply instilled confidence onto their team. Confidence is not something that you can lack, as it is pulled from within yourself. It need not be drawn from others, for that would be looking for validation, and not everyone can be pleased.
Aristotle 's definition of courage involves the feelings of fear and confidence. He believes that a courageous person fears and endures confidence not only for the right things and reasons, but also in the right way and time. However, people who exceed in confidence about fearful things are rash because they tend to put on a show. Aristotle also believes that people who exceed in fearlessness do not have a name. They are anxious for fear until it arrives and then they back down.
When Equality takes his discovery to the World Council of Scholars, they are angered by his discovery of light and tell him that they have “much to say to a wretch who have broken all the laws… How dared you think that your mind held greater wisdom than the minds of your brothers.” (Rand, p.71). Similarly, in communism and collectivism, people are expected do things for the group rather than themselves. Just as Equality’s invention of light was rejected, Rand’s novel The Fountainhead was also rejected by many publishing
This is the best way to compare the dystopian society to the modern society because in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the book talks about the government burning books because they think the books are going to hurt other people, while the modern society thinks that books help people and educate others. In the short film 2081 by Chandler Tuttle, When people are all exactly equal as each other and have no advantages unlike the modern we are happy how we are and we don’t care if someone is more intelligent. And the final book Dark Life by Kat Falls, People with special abilities are told and controlled where to go, But in this society the government bring people were they are told because of a crime. The three main topics were book burning, equality, and government bringing people somewhere for no reason or crime. In the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and modern day society, books exist yet they are treated differently.
The 1950s was not only a time of a growing threat of communism and the fear of nuclear war, but it was also a time of increasing satisfaction in the latest consumer product: the television. TVs captivated the American public to the point where books were being forgotten about. Though books were still being bought and sold, some never made it to the shelf because of the growing amount of government censorship. The government not only censored books, but they also censored movies, content on radios, and other creative works. This censorship controlled what the American public read, watched, and heard, which in turn limited the information available to the public.
Wether it is cheating on a test because you believe that you do not possess the knowledge to perform highly, plagiarizing work because you don’t think yours is good enough, or stealing because you believe that your own possessions do not meet societal expectations, the common theme is an insecurity in yourself, and accepting your flaws and strengths is what the essence of choosing honor is. So each day, my choice to be honorable means more than a lack of menial lies, rather it encompasses my identity and leads me to believe in the strength of my abilities as well the power of accepting my flaws as a part of being honest with
It is important to always be aware of the possible sign of a dystopia and stop them from happening, but sometimes no matter what people do their beloved world takes a turn for the worst. In the inspiring story of “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, the motif fear or lack thereof clearly illustrates the devastating impacts dystopia can have on society. Bradbury demonstrates such calamitous impact on humanity via, through the fear of literature, the fear of new things, and finally the creation of a false sense security by people’s lack of knowledge of what is truly happening in their modern world. To begin, Bradbury first describes the powerful motif of fear and how it helps portray dystopia by displaying the characters dismay for books. He explains this
Both intellect and emotion are involved and important to the human soul, creating a crucial contrast which humankind must learn to equally balance. There must be a constant neutrality to balance the two. The age of Enlightenment serves as an intellectual and emotional motivation which humankind benefits, its goal to reach complete intellectual is unreliable and impossible to achieve. To be at a state of complete, perfect reason is unachievable for humans because emotions are an essential aspect of being an existing human. Only is humankind can maintain equilibrium between both intellect and emotion, they; then, have a chance to be generally content in life.