In Fahrenheit 451, great literature, religion, and philosophy are abolished for a plethora of reasons. However, the main reason is to keep the public compliant and subdued enough to control them. If the world doesn’t continue to pursue knowledge or its own curiosity, Fahrenheit’s fictional society will become a
A couple of guidelines for Jehovah Witnesses are no sex before marriage, no wagering, beside no drinking, no untimely birth, and no war. Sex before marriage is an imperative sin in all religions, yet Jehovah Witnesses view it as something that should not be thought of before marriage in any shape . Wagering is a sort of voracity, and should not be done. A touch of drinking is thought about the Jehovah Witnesses yet if they end up alcoholic, it is seen as a bad behavior. Jehovah Witnesses blame people that rashly end their children .
Ray Bradbury once said "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." In Fahrenheit 451's dystopian society, Bradbury perfectly shows how culture is non existent once books are banned. The people in the novel didn't have feelings for one another and were completely ignorant to their surroundings. Bradbury understood and conveyed how banning books is to ban individuality, intellectuality, and a culture as a whole.
In the novel Anthem the author, Ayn Rand discusses the ways Equality 7-2521’s world is a dystopia because independent thought, information and freedom are restricted, the natural world was banished and distressed, a concept is worshipped by the citizens and the society is an illusion of a perfect , utopian world. To begin with, Ayn Rand explains how the Equality 7-2521’s world is a dystopian society because the freedom of think and do anything for yourself is restricted. Equality states “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see... It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own.
As stated before, the concept of serenity is the ability to live freely with the absence of feeling guilt, sorrow, anger, or loathe between man and life, whose depictions of it is not manipulated by other forces. This shows how society failed in doing so because in Harrison Bergeron, this is about how the government tries make everybody equal successfully by putting handicaps on people, making them not become an individual who may be superior. This creates brainwashed people such as Hazel, who is not aware of her situation and has her views on life manipulated to mean her peace and serenity is not real. What is true, however, is the fact of Harrison Bergeron being viewed as an evil creation who everyone calls a monster. He tries to help others follow his path only to be killed because of his superiority.
Or someday my life?” (Alcorn, pg. 385) Even though it may seem moral in one society, but completely wrong in another, every civilization has its own form of constraint on a religion. These boundaries can be as noticeable as in China or as discreet as an American business. Alcorn’s Safely Home proves to us that the law of freedom of religion does not always mean people are free to express their religion in public. He uses a fitting example of Ben firing his brother, Doug, for forcing his religion upon others in the work place.
Regardless, very few actually attempt to discover the truth. In the novel, Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley provides several examples of the truths individuals refuse in order to live in ignorance and bliss. Society thrives on its stability. (BS) The Controllers revoke any option of truth because it creates discomfort and discomfort encourage unhappiness. Huxley writes Mustapha Mond as the perfect example of the control of truth to ensure happiness.
In dystopian literature, society tries to force everyone to conform to its rules and norms, and only by breaking these rules does the main character obtain happiness. Equality 7–2521 in the novella Anthem, by Ayn Rand, and Guy Montag, in Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 are examples of heroes who break the chains that society has put them in. The protagonists in Anthem and Fahrenheit 451 defy societal norms by seeking knowledge, which then leads to them changing the lives of others, and reaching personal freedom. Knowledge is forbidden in these dystopian societies, and by obtaining it, the main character gains confidence and power. For example, Equality says "We wished to know.
Parris is afraid of what others might think of him and avoids facing the congregation in order to evade the topic of witchcraft. He expresses this in a conversation with Thomas Putnam, by saying, “ I know that you-you least of all, Thomas, would ever wish so disastrous charge laid upon me. We cannot leap to witchcraft. They will howl me out of Salem for such corruption in my house”(13). With this, Arthur Miller shows how caring too much about reputation can turn people into cowards.
Wiesel chose to ignore the prophetic warnings of Moishe. He also made the decision to heed the advice of an inmate of the camp. The final decision jeopardized being rescued earlier by the Americans. A personal example illustrated the effects of refusing to acknowledge the significance of the choice made, thereby altering the course of the life. This is true when applied to all people, growth is unable to occur if the event is not properly recognized and dealt with.