Novels contain information about the past and people form different opinions and thoughts from the novels. The government wants intelligence to seem wrong and want ignorance to deem as correct. Creating the walls became a tactic to distract society from the ugly truth and not focus on the worries. As a literal and symbolic meaning, the walls stand for happiness and causes people to not focus on reality or care for others, but themselves. The entertainment brainwashes the community to not worry by providing
May states “His outrage at the ludicrousness of sociopolitical fads and the stupidity of the people who support them are both at play in this story.” (May). People in society will allow themselves to be controlled by the government, but never think about how the people actually run the government because they're here to serve the people needs. People today can vote on who they believe seem beneficial for their needs. Their need to be a change to where there's more flexibility for people to rotate their schedule around. A true patriot are the ones who oppose, the ones who don’t just go along, those who follows truth and righteousness and try to pass it along to the society.
Here comes the struggle between the personal dignity of an individual and his threat against not completing his job. Thus, the person hides behind the initial slogan uniting all the workers of the world, which makes the person presume that he is protected by the regime and he is an important part of a huge powerful system. He puts that slogan not because he certainly believes in it but because this it what everyone around him does. These slogans might not be understood by the publicity but their presence affects them subconsciously, without their own recognition. Moreover, these people are putting those slogans on because they are not addressed to the publicity but more to the supervisors above.
Whereas Frankenstein does not properly value the domestic affection he is given until it is violently taken from him, his creation learns that this is what values most in life and yet is not able to gain this affection from others. Francis Bacon says in his essay Of Friendship “I have given the rule, where a man cannot fitly play his own part; if he have not a friend, he may quit the stage”. Shelley highlights the need for a sense of belonging and companionship by letting both her main figures suffer the pain of not having this need fulfilled and, in consequence, they both “quit the stage” (Bacon) and turn their backs on humanity. Social isolation, although through different circumstances, was the predominant cause for both Frankenstein and his creature’s demise. Even Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley’s husband, wrote in his preface to Frankenstein about the “amiableness of domestic affection” (Shelley 9).
Ayn Rand’s Anthem gives an interesting take on what a society without a sense of individualism would look like. The main character of this book, Equality 7-2521, struggles with his life when he wants to take off on his own path and express his personal ideas, however everyone else meets these ideas with anger and skepticism. Everyone has been persuaded to believe that everybody is equal and no one has the right to have individualised thoughts. Equality 7-2521’s thirst for knowledge helps him break out of these chains. His desire to learn leads him to branch out and explore new things, helping him form new individualised thoughts.
Everyone is so indulged in getting the best for themselves, and wanting to see themselves on the top, that they tend not be compassionate in the way Superman was. Therefore grief and sorrow are depicted over the fact that the world would never see another Superman, especially with all the good men going into hiding.
In a conforming society, people ignore their outlook on life and remain objective, they feel anxious about the criticisms they would receive if they reveal their masked identity. They fear their own thoughts and come to a conclusion that being their individual self is a taboo which disrupts the balance of society. But personality traits are inborn and shouldn’t be suppressed. Billions of DNA strands are joined together into various combinations to create one’s personality which as a
Because most people do not dare to follow their dreams, the viewers idolize his disproportionate audacity to face any challenge that lies in front of him. This trait clearly illustrated in the way he got his position in the advertising agency. In essence, he masterfully utilized the knowledge of Roger Sterling's drinking habits and alcohol tendency to erase memories. In other words, He simply worked around the capitalist system to get a favorable position for his personal gain. Of course, his actions do not resemble the behavior of a virtues man, but Don does not care what a decent man supposed to do.
Desperately propelling himself toward the deeper immersion of conforming with society, yet seemingly unable to fill the void of dissatisfaction he feels, Jack relentlessly suffers from insomnia. This inability to sleep is described as seeing everything becoming “a copy of a copy of a copy” (PAGE), in the same way that everything in this commercialized culture is artificialized; nothing is unique. It is only with Tyler Durden’s aid that the narrator realizes “the things you own end up owning you” (PAGE), and thus seeks to break out of his hollow, empty existence by creating Fight Club. Within a society obsessed with material goods and stratifying people according to their different social levels, Fight Club offers these “white-collar slaves”
Art shouldn’t be be used to satisfy our appetites. the appetites of the consumer society that we have built. The society which has no use for beauty because it isn’t useful, this change affect our whole culture diminishing beauty from it forever. Our surroundings have become ugly because the only thing considered while building is personal gin and usefulness of the construction, there is no longer place for large golden fountains, curvy ornaments and mesmerizing green gardens. Instead we have grafiti and poster covered walls made by people trying to make some profit “vote for me” the poster says.