Huxley shows that the development and scientific complications in the early chapter would fail to make an utopian society as he drags and hints it throughout the whole novel of it becoming a dystopian society instead. Also, the ending of the novel was another perfect portrayal of where the utopian society truly show themselves off as they get an adrenaline rush off violence and adultery. Lastly, Huxley ultimately conveys to his readers that the free independent thinkers have freedom compared to the enslaved utopian society who do not have freedom. This is why an utopian world would fail to happen as people sooner or later would come to question the society of
Alexia Redondo p3“Control: To direct the behavior of; to have power over; to direct the actions or function of;” (merriam-webster). The overview of the society in the novel Anthem is, the people of the society believe in equality, the opposite of individuality, and a Dystopian society which is the “perfect” society, but one citizen named equality 7-2521 does not believe in a “perfect” society. The process behind creating a collective society in Anthem requires control over education, family, and knowledge. Education is a huge roll in every person's everyday life, but in the novel Anthem the society doesn't not agree. In the novel Anthem there are a plethora amount of occupations the society controls over a individual, such as education.
This is particularly evident when Equality escaped to the uncharted forest and was shocked and stunned when he found the two story house from the times before (Rand 89-93). Obviously the government tried to start fresh and hide all the things from the old times, but Equality found clues that led him to think and believe that the people before had better lives. All in all the government can't hide everything from the citizens who are determined to be different like the character Equality. Anthem and "utopian" societies like that don’t always show their true colors. Elements of that type of society are sometimes more dystopian.
My name 's 'Blurryface ' and I care what you think.” This social pressure that he feels results in him naming himself ‘Blurryface’ because he 's just another nobody until he becomes societies somebody. In addition, the judgement he receives being a nobody makes him genuinely care about what the majority thinks. This is similar to the experience that The Joads have because they are trying to make ends meet in a new place, and be more than the labels given to them by society. Lastly, hopelessness has always been prevalent in our world. The first example of such influence is in the song “House of Gold”, “We 'll make pretend that you and me, Lived ever after happily”.
They have a routine they must follow in their everyday lives until death. Then that’s when North Korea actually seems more humane than “Anthem”. They have their own blood born family and are given proper names from birth. They do in fact have a routine that’s similar to the book, they eat, work, learn, and go back home. Finally, the biggest thing that surprised me is that in North Korea they have more freedom when it comes to love than “Anthem” , they are allowed to date and find love and happiness and create a family, meanwhile in the “Anthem” every winter they have a mating purposes in a building for men and women so the children may be born in the spring but never allowed to see their parents; since then they have their own life with their
The third son named Gabe felt that his family forgot about him ever since the new baby came, his older brother and sister insured him they all still love him. One of the types of bias I observed was the fact the Mother and father made the daughter have her first date at the house instead of going out, and her brother getting to go out with his friends having no responsibility with watching the baby. I believe Teddy had to stay at home for the date and watch the little sister because her parents view her as the reasonable one. I also think it is because she is a girl and most girls don’t have the same rules of their brothers.
If they got caught doing so they were in trouble and sent to the Palace of Corrective Detention. It is also against the law to be alone, write, or even have thoughts that everyone doesn’t agree on (Rand 17). Due to their government wanting everyone to be the same, nobody is allowed to speak or think on their own. They are all working together and thinking as one. They also pair couples up one time a year at the Palace of Mating and they will pair them up so they will have a child in the middle and that will make fit into their society.
“And we sighed, as if a burden had been taken from us, for we had been thinking without reason of the Palace of Mating”,(Rand,44). This quote indicates that your partner is chosen for you and when you first meet, you have to conceive children right after, once they are born you will never see them. People of Anthem’s Society have no love or family, they never experience it either. The stories “Harrison Bergeron” and Anthem, dystopian societies, express differently in ways of family and love. In Anthem by Ayn Rand there are strict laws about marriage and having children.
In Oceania, one does not have the ability to have a true human connection like what people in the real world do. People in Oceania must get married solely to produce babies for The party. In real life, people fall in love, get married, and produce babies from love. Citizens in Oceania have no love and have no connection to the mothers and fathers of the children. The characters in 1984 have a, “Duty to the party” that is “Making a baby”(Orwell 85).
"Harrison Bergeron", a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., tells the story about a society that has finally reached true equality; Everyone is on the same intellectual level. In order to ensure that people do not exceed a certain mental capacity, advanced members of society are given devices designed with the sole purpose of distracting them. The government makes sure that they cannot gain a mental advantage. In the beginning of the story, we learn that Hazel Bergeron 's fourteen year-old son, Harrison, was taken away by the government. "It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn 't think about it very hard."