Atwood’s vague language exemplifies its power to arise conflicting interpretations. An incorrect term causes suspicion of disloyalty. By regulating the choice of language, the Handmaid’s are unable to express their condemning feelings and motives of the society, and is restricted to thought in a biblical sense. Their thought process is self-reinforcing as the Handmaids reciprocate their scepticism. Their lack of communication and inability to trust isolates them, and allows Gilead to prevail without upheaval.
This reveals Offred’s lack of motivation to defend her body or her beliefs, and her assimilation to Gilead. As Fredrik Pettersson stated in his criticism, “[Offred] might not have any real belief in the theocratic values, but they affect her life and actions nonetheless.”(8) Even though Offred may disagree with the values of Gilead, she is too fearful to actively oppose the society, and has internalized some of Gilead’s views. When Offred sees the black van coming towards her, Nick tells her that “it’s Mayday” and to “trust” him. Offred is suspicious, “but snatch[es] at it, this offer. It’s all [she’s] left with” (Atwood 294).
.and examining [her] blazing fingernails” (92). This passage demonstrates her lack of inner peace, constantly needing to be occupied, while often fidgeting and disturbing others. This mindset suggests that thoughtfulness is bad, so instead, she follows her impassive whims. Mildred lives in an illusion of happiness because for her, happiness is the absence of sadness, and when disturbed, one would hear her “shake the sleeping tablets into
How Captain Beatty of Fahrenheit 451 Illustrates “The Mindset of Those Who Censor” Persis Karim said in The New Assault on Libraries, "Obviously, the danger is not in the actual act of reading itself, but rather, the possibility that the texts children read will incite questions, introduce novel ideas, and provoke critical inquiry." Set in the 24th century, Ray Bradbury’s book, Fahrenheit 451, depicts a society in which books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. Enforcing this law through incineration of book material, homes, and even book owners is the duty of firemen, such as the Chief Captain Beatty, whose insidious personality makes him the quintessence of an antagonist. However, his contradictions
Where owning a book can get your house burned and free thinking is severely frowned upon. This allows the society to “change” history as they see fit, such as the history of the first firemen “They pull out their rule books and show Montag the history of firemen in America which reads, ‘ 'Established, 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the Colonies. First Fireman: Benjamin Franklin.’”(Part 1). They also took away any books that may be offensive to somebody, which could have also warped people’s views on certain subjects. With this all in mind, the government had to do all of this very slowly so they could gradually change people’s views on books and such.
Mildred does not think of her relationship as being anything worth remembering; She doesn’t care about it. The only thing she cares about is how this relationship brings her more material objects. (SIP-B) Mildred’s friends also show this lack of compassion, through how they treat their children as well as each other. (STEWE-1) When
Bradley in his treatise on ‘Shakespearean tragedy’ remarked quite decisively that “ Macbeth had no children” in a special note (EE) of his book (pp 407-410). This could be attributed to the infertility aspect and syndrome of Lady Macbeth. But Julie Barmazel  (2015), decisively deduced the conclusion that for any reproductive problems of the couple might have lies squarely (p121) with Macbeth and this despite the dominant early modern belief that “barrenness was the fault of the woman”. This was the voice of the male-dominated society with all the misogynistic biases and / or prejudices. The ‘queer’dom in the era of early modern period was limited to only five alphabets LGBTQ.
Bradbury was afraid of the technology and was against the mass-media propaganda in the USA, but it all started from the time period he lived in. Ray Bradbury’s cause for writing a dystopian novel about burning books, was the development of the technology, during his life. The time, when Bradbury lived in had a very big effect on Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is a Dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury about a society where books are not valuable, while technology is very important. Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451 was born on the 22nd of August, 1920.
A white girl named Penelope shows Arnold that anyone can be sad , money can't buy happiness, but poverty does not either, along with privilege does not make up for affection, yet even with affection they’re still problems, and finally that you may never know what you have until it’s gone, but you also won’t know what you’re missing unless you’ve had a taste. The role of oppression is bigger than people may think, for both Arnold and Penelope. Money cannot buy happiness, but neither can poverty. Throughout the book Alexi is trying to portray that nobody’s life is perfect, and that despite what meets the eye, down under people can be just as hurt as someone else in a different way. For example, Alexi writes, “Penelope gorges on her pain and throws it up and flushes it away” (107).
As stated before, the reason rules are not follow is because of a lack of respect. These people that refuse to follow the rules, that believe their way is the right way, have no respect for the rules or even the society they are in. Even to a lesser scale, like a child going against their parents or an employee not doing their job is a result of a lack of respect. So back to the original question, can society function without respect? The answer to this is a no.