As in The Giver, there is a specific and uniform upbringing that everyone must go through. However, in Anthem, part of this upbringing includes everyone being stripped of any sense of self or individuality. Instead of anyone having names, every person is given a noun and a number by which they are identified and are required to wear on their left wrists. All citizens start out in the Home of Infants with those born in their year until the fifth year; they are then transferred to the Home of the Students, where they stay and learn for ten years. Once they are fifteen, the Council of Vocations gives each child his or her “life Mandates”(24).
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is full of important morals and themes. The book is flooded with symbolism and meaning to both the real world and science fiction world that Bradbury has created. With so many themes in this book it is difficult to choose the ones that contain the most importance, but some of them can be picked out from all the rest, for example, you must have bad things to have good things, you have to earn your happiness and finally, your opinions are influenced by the people around you. These themes show up multiple times in the book and are expressed heavily in the story. We have Yin and Yang, life and death, peace and war all because we must all have bad things to have good things, this theme has presented itself in the book in various ways.
My personal belief is that our differences are the things that bring us closer together, having a contrasting character makes you stand out. We each shape our own destiny and to take advantage of any situation in our lives, we have to view the different perspectives life gives us. Each person has a part in the shaping of others destiny’s. I always try to stay positive and encourage people to do the same, this way we encourage happiness. To serve others you need a favorable character, which I believe I posses.
Very often novels have many thrilling and exclusive themes. These themes represent the author’s views on many different aspects. Many authors use reflective themes to express their opinion on an regular done issue, in this case “discrimination.” John Wyndham’s, The Chrysalids gives the reader a point of you of the “abnormal people,” and makes you feel a certain way about the discrimination going on in this story. The story proves, that discrimination was demonstrated through the words and actions of groups of characters making judgments, a major theme in the novel. Making judgments of other beings is discriminating them, and this may affect a group of people, in The Chrysalids its representing David and the group of telepaths, because they’re considered evil and society considers their “deviant qualities” a threat which later will cause
“Estevan and Esperanza had one suitcase between them and it was smaller then mine...I had packed for a week, ten days at the outside, and they were packed for the rest of their lives.” (Kingsolver 251). They had to live lightly because of moving around all the times to hide so that way they are not sent back to Guatemala. Just as when they moved to the safe house in Oklahoma. But before they went there they helped secure Turtle’s adoption with Taylor by pretending to be Turtle’s real parents so that
The Likens girls meet the Baniszewski children on the church bus. Lester had only known Gertrude Baniszewski for a few minutes before he agreed to let the girls stay with her and her family. Lester explained that he didn’t have any family in Indiana and she told him that he could leave the girls with her since she already six children of her own. Gertrude told Lester that she would keep the girls for $20 per week. She explained to Lester that he would be helping her out financially if he allowed her to take care of the girls for him.
Equality: Peace or Prison Imagine a society where each person is taught to be exactly the same. The stories of both Anthem and Harrison Begeron are very similar in their Dystopian Society. The authors of these stories, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Ayn Rand, set their stories in Dystopian Societies in which everyone tries to be the exact same. Both stories have a small amount of people who want a change. Dystopian Societies are driven by governments whose purpose is to create similarity and obedience in all of their citizens.
No one is more beautiful than someone else or faster, or stronger, or even smarter. Everyone above average is handicapped down till they are average, so there is no competition between anyone. Since everyone is equal everyone is happy because they don’t have to feel sad that someone is better than they are in anything. People won’t have to compete or fight about anything if they are equal. Thus they will believe in the government for creating a society of peace.
3). Burn those thoughts out of your brains. You are not oppressed, you are not shot and killed for having different skin than a cop, who will not be punished, you are practically worshiped for having white skin. The fact that I'm even having to explain this to you is alarming. 4).
The above definitions subtly bring us closer to the importance of creative writing as it denotes human experiences throughout the ages, enabling us to cross geographical and cultural barriers. It illustrates what is common and shared among different peoples and cultures. It also enriches our human conscience by encouraging feelings of empathy and kindness. In short, I strongly believe creative writing is the essence of being human. In addition, creative writing has long been a form of refined entertainment and fun, for both writers and readers.