Having a similar subject means that these two stories are bound to be similar in one way or another, right? Of course, they do. Immigration isn’t the only subject the two texts share, they also share smaller subjects, such as sacrifices parents make and separation. In Red Umbrella, the main character says, “‘They’re not going with us.’ My fear turned into anger. ‘You’re sending us away, aren’t you?’”, and her father states how he and her mother are doing this for the kids own good.
This passage is significant since it reflects the theme of dangers of totalitarianism, in this case, the dangers of censorship. Winston is George Orwell’s example of the dangers of censorship since throughout the book Winston breaks the government 's rules, until one day he gets caught and the government breaks him. If a government censors everything people will wonder what else is out there and want to go against the laws. Once Winston comprehended this he started to gain resilience against the party, until he entered room 101 and the party finally broke
With the growth of society and the fast pace of everyday life, people had slowly forgotten their sympathy and ethical responsibility. In the “Can The Law Make Us Be Decent?” contributed by Jay Sterling Silver, he expresses his feeling of irritation how people goes unpunished even though they stood by to watch people dying. People should be punished for ignoring others in need of help because it’s inhumane. People should be penalized for overlooked the troubled one because they didn’t support those in need even though they have the ability to help. In the article, “If Decency Doesn’t, Law Should Make Us Samaritans” written by Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom is about the car crash of Princess Diana.
Ancient literature serves as a revolutionary inspiration for modern civilization. Consider the play “Antigone” by Sophocles, Antigone is a symbol of justice and sacrifice towards the minority, and a symbol of chaos and destruction towards the government. Presently, it is believed that books or plays like these (about revolution) have been banned in fear of people starting their own revolutions. For example, in Thailand people have been arrested for doing the three fingered salute from the book, The Hunger Games. Do not be blind to the effects of what a few pages can actually cause.
Kurt Vonnegut gives a new turn to his innovative fiction and tries to create awareness to people about the things that harm human life and peace. He tries to present how human beings are made as slaves by the introduction of machines. Men become addicted to technology and they do not have the capacity to discriminate between what is real happiness and what is fantasy. They are filled with the fallacy that they have conquered many things and plan for what is yet to be conquered. But in reality the human race is conquered by technology and men are poorly defeated.
She believes that social classes was simply the reason for the revolution in the beginning. We also see a difference in social classes when poor children were asked to fight in the war and promised a better life if they did. Shahab, one of Marjane’s cousins says,”They came from the poor areas, you can tell… first they convince them that the afterlife is even better than Disneyland, then they put them in a trance with all their songs.” (Satrapi 101). They lied to and manipulated poor kids who had less education than a middle or upper class kid and used them as soldiers for the war. Marjane was no longer confused and very aware of the social classes in Iran.
Citing how the society in the story is being handicapped due to the amendments, the quote hints that the government is controlling the people and that no matter how someone may see it, that person and everyone else lacks freedom in every way. Also, recommending that dying for personal beliefs is far better than succumbing to a figures’ plans for life, it portrays exactly what Harrison did and what he received as the result of standing up for his beliefs. Thus, the sign is significant because it summarizes Harrisons actions into a powerful statement that hints at the evils ongoing in the dystopian society and how death is far better than slaving away in the conditions of the
That is, crises caused hate speeches and disrespect for opposition party might bring a democratic process to an abrupt end and pose serious setback to national development. For instance, the collapse of the First Republic due to military interregnum of Nigerian politics affected the country negatively while the subsequent Nigeria/Biafra Civil War wound back the country’s development as it caused the destruction of lives and property and the stoppage of economic activities. Countries experiencing political crises are usually politically retarded, economically backwards and technologically lagging. Countries like Cambodia, Sudan, and other war-ravaged countries are good
Beatty shares to Montag his belief that literature is confusing and are full of meaningless words. In addition, he claims that reading can be harmful to oneself. According to Beatty, the mass censorship and burning of books ordered by the government are acts of societal good. Beatty shares his personal belief that, “Technology, mass exploitation and minority pressure carried the trick, thank God. Today, thanks to them, you can stay happy all the time” (Bradbury 55).
Heathcliff gains his wealth through Hindley as justice for the years of abuse and neglect Heathcliff endured from him. Heathcliff knew that Catherine was a witness to the mistreatment, therefore he targeted Hindley to make sure his triumph known to Catherine. Catherine’s actions towards Heathcliff’s behavior damaged him, and “...he grew bitter with brooding over these injuries.” (Brontë 55). The psychotic, emotional, and damaging love plot in Wuthering Heights serves as a perfect example in why we should choose healthy motivations. Motivations should not damage the mind, weaken the soul, break the heart, or push a person to go to limits one cannot even begin to fathom.
Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.” (Vonnegut 1). This quote shows they would suppress their smartest people to an average level of thinking. This society does not want someone to grow in any way and realize how bad life is. Similarly a sufficient amount of the same points can be made in Anthem, they are just accomplished differently. In Anthem “equality” is not purely shown, but is attempted.