“We wished to know… about all the things” (23). He has asked so many questions- unlike the others- which the teachers forbade it. According to the council, curiosity is selfish- since it cannot give rest and once answered, more questions come. The Council does not like curiosity; it could lead to the revelation of the Unspeakable Times. Equalitys intelligence was also one of the reasons why he was given the job he did.
(21) As Equality ages his superior knowledge is frowned on. He fight his so called curse and pretend to not understand what the teacher are teaching him. Equality is told to listen to the Council of Vocation and respect their decisions even though they are not fair. As to be predicted, Equality wishes to be apart of the Council of Scholars. It would be expected with Equality’s experior knowledge, that he would be place with the Scholars, but that is not what happened.
In Brave New World the society is limited to the amount knowledge they are allowed to know so they won't revolt against the government and by being ignorant they are happy. Anthem’s society is suppressed from information so everyone can remain equal and their government can manipulate its people. A dystopia is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant and bad. Ignorance is a crucial part of dystopian because not knowing blocks your opinions to differentiate what is moral and
In the article family spokesperson Najee Ali states “Everyone 's afraid of standing up for what 's morally right...People are afraid to hold people morally responsible.” This statement rings both true and false, it is not always true and at times should not even be considered as a factor because judging a person morals is a slippery slope that could lead to a culture of pretentiousness and falsehoods. At the same time what Ali is stating is something that rings true for many people and organizations, who should use their voices to stand up for what is morally right and show where their values lay. Schools should not be a judge of morals or deny people for that reason alone, David Cash did not break any laws but he did have one created because of his actions, so his morals do come into question as it should in cases like this. But that should not be the standard nor should it be a defining factor in acceptance to schools but it should be one
In many countries, people follow the government rules restrictively, not sharing their ideas of the ideal society. On the other hand, in countries where people do not follow the government rules, people go to the street, making protests to promote their thinking of the ideal society, resulting in a big impact on their lives, which is very fascinating. After some research and doing reading responses about Mill and Emerson’s works, I got very interest about the subject, knowing that I can actually apply their concepts in my life. Both philosophers share the same concept of individual freedom and the importance of a critical thinking, rather than follow other’s people ideas. In my research, I would like to explore its importance on the actual society and how people can change their lives through the liberty.
‘“Just vote” doesn’t express civic virtue; it’s sentimentality. It is reasonable to urge your neighbors to be informed about issues that affect your community. But it is irresponsible to encourage the unaware to put ignorance into action so aimlessly. (Document G)’ Even though voter turnout would increase dramatically, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all the voters know what each candidate stand for. Also, it can encourage voters to just blindly vote for the party they identify
The consequences and blame are shared between the members of the group instead of just an individual. So in a group an individual has ‘less’ responsibility causing them to act in ways they would not normally. Another factor is that doing what the group is doing is easiest. Mob mentality is negatively revealed in literature and society through everyday politics, social interactions, and art because it is the easier thing to do. Mob mentality is shown in literature through the book.
Decision makers are no free agents making their own preferable choices rather we are coming from a social settings that informs its subjects about what is appropriate and important. In simple words, what we think comes out of our social condition. The Realist approach that man is power lusty seems, to be a miss-representation of Fear. In the wilderness of the international structure individuals feel insecure (constructing a social belief) against each other hence paving way for a holocaust. Our views are not calculated or ‘preferred-choices’, we just follow what is expected from us in our social setting and usually we do so without thinking.
He was against any individualistic and obscure images of what constitutes society. This concept channels the Marxist idea that any society does not consist of individuals but expresses the sum of relationships and conditions that the individual actor is forming. While quite a number of academics were unwilling to tackle controversial subjects or form strong opinions, Mills eagerly did both. He criticized others for their unwillingness to take a stand, which contributed to his reputation as impetuous. These criticisms and his commitment to social change developed a place for Mills outside of mainstream academia.
In his assumption, parties do not really care about the policies they make, all they want is the votes that enable them to stay in office. Then if the information is complete and costless to everybody, the voters compare policies offered by different parties and vote for the one that serves their best interest. The politicians will treat people equally because everyone has and only has one vote. The best strategy for parties is to choose policies that they believe benefit most of the voters. However, if the information is not easily available to all, things are much different.