The in forcing of strict laws made it easy for people to lose their individuality because it starts to take away the uniqueness from an individual. Equality 7-2521 looking at Liberty 5-3000 stated “For men are forbidden to take notice of women are forbidden to take notice of men”(Rand, pg. 38). This is an example of strict laws because it shows how controlling the government is over the society. The strict laws shows how much power the government has over the people. Not only is the in forcing of strict laws made it harder to have individuality, but also the brain washing of their citizens.
Citizens of the Soviet Union were so petrified of being sent to gulags that they did not show any opposition to his rule. With almost all the intellectuals out of the way, Stalin could brainwash the rest of the population. These are scenarios similar to Montag’s world in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
But this blow was arrested by the hand of my wife … I withdrew my arm from her grasp and buried the axe in her brain. She fell dead upon the spot, without a groan” (Poe). This is very similar in presentation to how The Tale-Tale Heart presents it, not that big of a deal that you did the act. The narrator kills his wife without a second thought because he wanted to kill the cat, but what I take from it is that he does not care about his wife enough that killing her does not mean anything to him, and that is insanity. In The Tell-Tale Heart the narrator does a very similar thing to what happens in The Black Cat, kills someone with no feelings of remorse for a very arbitrary reason.
“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.” -- Banksy, Wall and Piece. A society cannot function without a system of rules to create order and morality. However, the creators of the nameless, collectivist community in Anthem took this concept too far with the complete removal of individualism—the root of ego.
So he stand mute, and died Christian under the law” (Miller 84). Because he didn’t side with society, the court eventually had Giles killed for his belief. A few years ago, an event similar to this occurred down at a college in Oregon. A shooter came to the campus and would ask the people if they believed in God. If the person said yes, the shooter would kill them.
He believed that lack of education was the root of all the Pakistan’s problems. Ignorance allowed politicians to fool people and bad administrators to be reelected. He believed schooling should be available for all, rich and poor, boys and girls” (41). Malala illustrates that government deprives people from education for a main reason; making their citizens ignorant. By being ignorant, governments are able to dictate what they want their citizens to believe.
He wants to get revenge because this friend covered up his body and didn’t tell anyone about his death after the accident. The reason revenge is not good is because if he kills the person by fire then the executioner just kill one of his best friends just for revenge. Like it said on the back of the book “three criminals are hereby sentenced to death.” In this case he lights his friend’s house on fire and locks him inside. This takes away his humanity because after he kills his friend he felt down “the words drifted downward into a well of silence.
One by one the creature killed everyone Victor loved. First of all The Creature killed Victor’s youngest brother William. The killing of William was the assurance for Victor or somewhat sign that his creation is ruining lives and that is when he should have been a man and took responsibility for his actions. However he did not take any responsibility and just ignored it. Then when the creature met victor and told him to create a female creature for him victor again ignored him and went to Europe with Henry.
A Totalitarian Government Controls Everything According to dictionary.com, totalitarian is defined as of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinions and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. Do to the control and power that the government put out over the people, many people think that it is impossible to ever overthrow a totalitarian government. People are scared, uneducated and brainwashed to a point where they just believe was ever is said and do not even try to rebel. In the novel 1984 written by George Orwell, the totalitarian government is incapable of being overthrown because it controls all aspects of life; specifically through the use of propaganda, the television,
These main similarity of these two texts is all the characters lost their innocence by killing one or men. The directors, Rise Against and Roland Emmerich, both want their audience to know that losing your innocence has a metal effect on you. One effect shown in the movie ‘The Patriot’ is having guilt. This was shown continuous times throughout the song. Another theme/quality that portrays soldiers is the
“ True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge but the refusal to acquire it”. This quotation explains how individuals take for granted the knowledge given to them without recognizing its importance. This is evident in today’s world with social media and fake news. Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury also focuses on this theme by subjecting characters to visual stimuli that brainwash them. Not only are they brainwashed by images, but also all real news and information are blocked by the government.
In the fast-paced society, the popular entertainment changes the American people to become reckless and monotonous with the government attempting to satisfy the people by not allowing them to freely think at their own pace. In the beginning of the novel, Mildred reveals their society’s types of entertainment as she excitedly explains to Montag about a monotonous and vague television show (17-18). Later, Clarisse acknowledges that museums only show abstract art rather than art involving people (28). These show the government seeking to censor entertainment that could possibly bring unusual and harmful ideas. Promoting abstract conceals the art depicting people that could influence society to imitate the same behavior portrayed in the art.