Matched vs The Giver Dystopian worlds are illusions of a perfect world, they trick the citizens to believe. “Matched” by Ally Condie is a dystopian society novel with a heavily controlled society, in which the government matches you with another citizen and are to be bounded together for life. After Cassia is matched, but, she reveals stronger, unwanted feelings for someone else. Throughout the novel, Cassia divulges information about the government of how they watch her and treat the one she truly loves. The government forces citizens to take pills to stay alive, to calm the mind, and to forget.
These “savages” have remained unchanged and follow the “old” way of life. Huxley uses three main characters who each have a different viewpoint on this “utopian” society. Symbols abound in Huxley’s work. Examples include soma, a drug, and “savages.” Soma “enlightens” the citizens of the World State. The soma, most importantly, distracts the citizens from all the horrible actions of their society.
Lydia then asks again “But I thought that’s why we bought this house so that we wouldn’t have to do anything” (6). This demonstrates that sometimes taking the easier way out of a certain lifestyle or situation, only makes the situation at hand even worse. In this case, the easier way out for the parents is “buying happiness” which emotionally is not possible to a certain extent. This relates to the author’s idea because the parents reap what they sow, as for “buying their happiness” leads them to their death, meaning they pay for their actions in regard to buying this house. Secondly, the parents think that
Pain, discomfort, suffering, depression, does not exist. Citizens of this world are conditioned from a young age to seek pleasure above all: to be satisfied with where they are, to be addicted to a drug that takes away all negative emotions, to be “happy.”When young they are conditioned to like certain things, like outdoor sports, but have a disdain for other things, such as flowers. In this situation, people would enjoy the recreational use of the outdoors, but dislike it enough that they want to come back to the city.Essentially, they are conditioned to ultimately “consume manufactured articles as well as transportation”(Huxley 23). Similarly, our world encourages mass consumption as well. Mass production and consumption subsequently create instant gratification, we don 't have to wait for products to be made or delivered, its there right away.
The book 1984 is based off of the ideas that there is some greater being that oppresses the people of the society. In a way someone might look at our government and think that they are the greater being that is oppressing the people it watches over, but that is not true. Although the government creates and enforces laws onto the people of our communities, we the people still have numerous laws that allow us to be free and do what we like. Although there are many laws regulating the world today, these citizens are undeniably free from any
The Giver- Debate In the book ‘The Giver’, by Lois Lowry, it describes living a life that is strange and different. Conformity unites a society and makes it a safer place to live while individualism weakens it. For me that’s not true because, they can’t feel love and they can’t hear or feel music and they take pills so they can’t have emotions. They do this so they can be safe and nothing bad can happen. There are rules they must follow and if they break a rule then they get released and trust me, to be released is a bad thing.
No one is truly free, because everyone is a result of some sort of conditioning. Brave New World depicts a “perfect” society in which freedom is nonexistent, but stability and happiness are put at the forefront. Throughout the story of Brave New World, Huxley shows the audience how the new “World State” operates. Science has allowed for the creation of Hatchery and Conditioning Centres, which are able to control the entire birth process. As the babies are grow in the facility, they are conditioned for their roles in society; therefore, straight from the moment people of this society are conceived they are already being conditioned to do the roles they are assigned.
In the novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley explores the concept of freedom and how people can be misled into believing they are free using certain tactics. These tactics include the use of technology to breach true emotions and feelings, the abolishment of truth, and the limitation of the use of literature. The most obvious and prevalent tactic the totalitarian World State uses into tricking its citizens that they are free is the use of technology to bypass normal human emotions and feelings. It all starts off with the caste system, and its ability to make humans think differently about others who would be in the various levels of the system. For example, the first taste of how the system can manipulate its subjects is exemplified when a young Beta recites these words: “‘Alpha children wear grey.
In “The Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, the concept of civilization vs savagery is explored and it becomes clear that civilization restricts human behaviour, and without it a lot of humans take advantage of the freedom in a negative way. First, I will be talking about how Ralph, Simon and Piggy represent civilization instead of savagery; throughout the book they do nothing that considers savagery all they ever wanted was to be saved and were attempting to create a organized and safe society. Simon was entirely different from all the other boys, he was kind and caring towards the littluns for example “Simon found for them the fruit they could not reach” (page 57) and was willing to work for the other boys to make it a safe and organized place for example “Simon, he helps.” (page 55). Throughout the book Simon remained unchanged because he was already wise and the only boy on the island that was spiritual and realizes a lot of things while everyone else is
Free will is an illusion: anyone who deviates from the norm is considered a mistake, and either forcibly brought back to conformity or destroyed. It is either utopia or hell, depending on the perspective. IT says its various offshoots are happy, but does happiness have any meaning in such a tightly controlled environment? In the story, IT possessed Charles Wallace asks the reason why we have wars and unhappiness on earth. He replies by saying that people live their own, separate lives unlike the residents of Camazotz.