Dystopian Societies are driven by governments whose purpose is to create similarity and obedience in all of their citizens. Both of the stories, Anthem and Harrison, have similar governments with the same goals. The governments in both stories want the same type of community, with no individuals. Each person is expected to be the same as the one before. The government in Anthem built their community around a saying, “There are no men but the great we” (Rand 91).
Clearly shown, “The Giver” is most dehumanizing for the reason that it shows more dehumanizing characteristics than disparity, as in Ally Condie’s “Matched”. In “Matched” the citizens are partly exposed to the truth, the government does not explain, they just show. Therefore, the government forces the citizens to create their own outlook on the film. But, in “The Giver”, the citizens are completely isolated from the thought of feelings. The citizens cannot ever think about feelings because they have never been exposed to it.
Finally the government MAde it that they say what you do based off of your social class so you only want to do what they tell you that you should do. In the world state when people start to feel emotions the government gives you a drug called soma and this drug is used to make people feel no emotions. Yet when you look at our society the government
Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th and 213th amendments of the constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. (1) “Unceasing vigilance of agents” is a satire on government for transgressing its control over the citizens. It turns out to be a society in which the government curbs the individuality of citizens under the façade of ensuring equality. Stanley Schatt states: In any leveling process, what really is lost, according to Vonnegut, is beauty, grace, and wisdom.
This is a short, but powerful excerpt from the short story “Harrison Bergeron”. Not only does it make you wonder why everyone is equal, but makes you wonder how in the world did everyone become equal? The short film, 2081 is based off of its short story “Harrison Bergeron”, yet their stories are quite different from each other. In the short story and the short film, Kurt Vonnegut presents a scary view of human society in the United States in the future, in which the citizens are all uniform. This then leads to their loss of individuality, and therefore to the absolute deformity of humanness.
Confusing equality and sameness deprives individuals of genuine equality, which encompasses and embraces individuality. For example, in 2002 the government enforced a law entitled No Child Left Behind. This law allowed teachers to deviate from differentiated instruction and place value in standardized education. The government had good intentions with the act, but categorized all students onto the same level. American citizens that constantly confuse equality with sameness lack the comprehension to understand justice properly.
No one can replace the ruler is a traditional opinion in ancient Indian’s brain. It decrease the number of people which want to rebel. Everyone is ruler’s follower because of Caste system and it’s really easy for king to control one country of follower. (What is India 's caste system?, by BBC NEWS, 25 February 2016)The caste system is based on birth. It told people must to do their own level’s job and everything was control before the man’s birthing.
What kind of life would it be if we were all the same? The short story, “Harrison Bergeron”, written in 1961 by the author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is a declaration for everyone to be equal. In the year 2081 Constitutional Amendments were made to have everyone equal. People are made equal by devices which bring them down to normality in the short story, it is to enforce the equality laws and to bring everyone down to below-average in strength, intelligence, and ability. Harrison who broke his handicaps on television and for a brief time shows the world the beauty of human beings, he then rebels against the dystopian world and is killed before he has finished his dance.
Is a perfect society possible, or is it just the seed of a corrupt governments rise to total control, masquerading the truth from its community. In The Giver, by Lois Lowry, the protagonist named Jonas just happens to be one of the government’s pawns at the time. Throughout the book, Jonas learns that the ‘perfect’ society he’s been living in his life isn’t a utopia after all. It actually turns out to be a dystopian society, where there is no freedom to do the things that people take for granted in modern society. The dystopian society written about in The Giver has many distinct differences and some similarities whilst being held up to the light with modern society today.
People now should accept and educated themselves about the idea that everyone on this planet is equal to them. Legal actions should be taken on people who are racist towards racial group other than theirs to learn their lesson and never repeat this. It would take more than giving equality and being respectful to racism victims to bring them back from the psychological effects caused by racism and discrimination. Racism could be reduced but will never be eliminated because people will never truly accept the idea that they are all equal, some people will always view themselves to be better than
People saw things the same because their eyes had been made to see only in black and white. Once Jonas receives memories from the Giver of past experiences and memories from the time before him, he notices that his community is wrong about how to live life because of this, he goes to a high extent and leaves his community. Life in the book, The Giver, is a communistic government because everything is the same, there is no diversity, and the citizens have no choice because the government makes
In both dystopian novels they prove their points on how their society is different in relationship but the same in the concept of equality. Both are different by relationship but the same in equality and each society discovers the way of individualism. In our future everyone should believe individualism will be applied to our daily lives and the government will remove
“Every daring attempt to make great change in existing conditions, every loftly vision of new possibilities for the human race, has been labeled Utopian” In order to have a perfect society, changes for the greater good need to be made. Unfortunately, instead of a Utopian society, it becomes a dystopian society. The reason that Utopian societies are bad is because everyone has to be equal for no one is better, there is no outside communication with other societies, and the whole family is penalized for breaking rules against the government. In “Harrison Bergeron”, all citizens had to be equal. Everyone was required to wear handicaps except for those who didn’t think much as others.