The famed author C.S. Lewis once said,”Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” This is a statement that many can agree or disagree on. To some, it means that a ruling power or government could enforce rules and regulations on its citizens that are thought of as helping them, but instead making everything worse and are hindering them from making the society better. A counter argument could be that the oppression is helping the society become better. Some examples of this type of dystopian society are Harrison Bergeron and The Lottery.
Death, the observer has seen the start and will see humanity's end. Yet doesn't understand how something can be beautiful and ugly and the same time. Through observing Death has seen humanity’s worst and best. That is why Death is always over and underestimating the human race. Death wonders how words hold such power, being brilliant and damming.
In the short story, “Harrison Bergeron”, by Kurt Vonnegut, Hazel quotes, “That’s alright, he tried. That’s the big thing. He tried to do the best he could with what God gave him,”(Vonnegut, 371). This is a perfect example of how this dystopian society treats competition. This story is about a society where everyone is forced to be equal because the government terrorizes it citizens.
The absurdity of the story is further satirized by detailing the events that criminalise tardiness, punishable by death. Also, the fact that ““Repent, Harlequin!” said the Ticktockman” was set in a utopia where everything works perfectly and everyone is on time is ironic. Underneath the façade of efficiency, order and punctuality, the irony is that the people were in fact living in a dystopia. This is characterised by the strict regimen that took away people’s freedom by extension of not being able to be tardy. Also, unlike conventional heroes who would probably rally people to their cause or attack the dictator directly, the Harlequin revolts by wasting people’s
The problem is they all do the some of the same things to their rivals. In all, this book connects to a lot of interesting ideas and historical events. In conclusion, the theme in the book the outsiders are being prejudice is a human instinct, although, we cannot let it take control of us. It reminds the reader of the ways people are judged and a few groups of people that are judged. Is it wrong to judge people in all
William Street by Kenneth Slessor portrays a message about how underdeveloped communities or in this case streets that consist of drugs, alcohol, prostitutes and even worse things can be seen as something beautiful. Kenneth see’s all the issues and “ugliness” that others see as elements to what makes this street have character and charm. His vision and his understanding throughout this poem brings a message of how the places and maybe even people, are seen or portrayed as ugly can be seen as beautiful through another set of eyes.It gives readers something to speculate about even
The main provider of injustice in the film is the government who have a corrupted view of justice. A quote that demonstrates this corrupted view is when the chancellor declares: “Justice will be swift, righteous and without mercy”. This quotes provides evidence that the totalitarian regime views justice as a merciless means to control a population. The quote also indicates the abuse of government’s power. To associate a sense of injustice with the government, Mcteigue uses complete darkness when the chancellor is in a meeting with his workers.
With the most prominent symbols being hidden within his characters. These symbols and themes and the way they grow throughout the novel really let us see how horrid the human race can be when left to their own devices. But after all, isn’t there a little bit of evil and cruelty, intellect, order, etc. inside all of our funny little
Certain characters were added to further prove the point that Golding tried to convey throughout the book. Many of the characters showed treacherous behavior that is visible in the majority of mankind’s nature. The shared thirst for power was well documented as it led to the downfall of the boys and is a burden in real life. In spite of all the evil that is shown in the nature of man in Lord of the Flies and in life, there is some good that exists. At the end of it all the message that William Golding want expose to the reader was that the nature of mankind can be calamitous and power hungry, but it has an