(AGG) People have rebelled against their society many times because they do not agree with it, such as Martain Luther King Jr; he rebelled against his society in a non-harmful way because he did not agree with how it worked. (BS-1) Before Montag was not guided he agreed and worked alongside his society because of he was the type of person to want to be the ideal person of the society. (BS-2) The things Montag sees and goes through causes him to think about what the society is doing and whether what they are doing is wrong or not.
This demonstration of the power of conditioning makes John hate the World State. John finds out the truth about the World State and perceives the World State society as materialistic, superficial, and immoral. John’s feeling of apprehension ever since arriving at the World State from the Savage Reservations, makes him realize that he never could fit in with this society. Although happiness is the dominating force within the World State, John never finds himself truly happy.
Boaz and Unk’s relocation to Mercury, and in particular the former’s contented acceptance for the externally meaningless task of taking care of the Harmoniums, reveals the possibility for personal happiness and growth when one forgoes society’s expectations: Unk, who “was at war with his environment”, fared far worse in his exile compared to Boaz, who “had never felt better in his life”(203). Boaz, though effectively carrying a bigger burden than Unk as a commander, takes the situation much better as he decided to make the most of his circumstances, disregarding the duty imposed onto him by his society in favor of finding passion and beauty in the simplicity of the Harmoniums and life itself. Unk/Constant’s return to Earth and subsequent public humiliation (in the name of Rumford’s religion), contrasted with his comparative isolation in meaningless tranquility on Titan reveals a potential for personal growth when freed from the demands of society. Upon his return to earth, Rumford’s “just” utopia applies their “reformed” societal standards onto Constant, trapping him once again into a social construct that curbs his individuality and potential for growth, granting him the role of “the most memorable, magnificent, and meaningful human being of modern times” (261) while
When people saturate their lives with excess belongings in hopes of filling a void, they end up feeling even more empty. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag contemplates the problem in his society. "We have everything we need to be happy, but we aren't happy. Something's missing" (Bradbury 2.127). Montag finds himself surrounded with all sorts of entertainment, yet unsatisfied with his life, showing materialism does not solve any problems.
Valdoz states, “Humans are Squidwards who dream of balance and perfection. However, when everything flows smoothly, we ‘die’ of boredom” (Valdoz 1).
Much the same as how a child relies upon the nourishment of their mom, he believes that his group is Subjected to him and useless without his essence . It is as if Odysseus is the grapple that unites his team and the beacon that leads them to the direction of success. Even though , Odysseus neglects to acknowledge his men for all the times his crew battled for him and saved him from evil. When they are paddling past the island of the Sirens, whose music will charm any person to forget his home, “Perimedes and Eurylochus [jumps] up, [loops] more rope around [him], and [pulls] tight”(12.204-05). They spared Odysseus’s life, however Odysseus still considered them to be simply a group of sheep.
Holden's fear of rejection is the source of not being able to create relationships which isolates him from society. Because of this fear of intimacy and rejection, Holden begins to go into a very depressed state. Another reason why Holden is never integrated into society is because he still has the mentality of living in the last. This is another problem Allie comes into. When Holden states, "I like Allie just because someone is dead you don't just stop liking them, for God's sakes- especially if they were about a thousand times nicer than the people you know that're alive (Salinger 171), he believes that genuine happiness and peace can be obtained in his past and believes that Allie is no longer present in society.
The difference in opinions between the description of Hetton in the Guide Book and how Tony view Hetton is obvious. The Guide Book and the public do not see anything enjoyable about the house while Tony praises it. Despite everyone's disapproval, Tony cares very little about what others think and uses the lack of support toward Hetton to justify his disregard of others, including his wife
Mankind will only survive by living with adversity, not with perfection. Humans seek success but true growth comes from the struggles faced obtaining it. Without the challenge, mankind and nature itself withers away in boredom and sterility. Humans, as with all organisms in nature, survive by adapting to challenge, not by the lack of them. The narrator in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing Into Eden” finds that paradise is no place for humans because it is too perfect and does not offer the adversity mankind requires to exist.
Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise. In a society that functions by this proverb, wisdom is hard to come by. However, for a being longing for this wisdom, with a natural urge of curiosity, this “bliss” is hell. Equality, a being longing for the validation of his differences in a society of group mentality, is spare of individual morality. He accepts the ignorance of total equality that is forced on him, but is contrastingly different from the image of a part of a communal whole.
He was raised according the morals of society on the reservation, which could not be more different from the way people are conditioned in the Brave New World. The conditioning makes the citizens of Brave New World absolutely disgusted by old age, injuries and families (153). In the same vein, John was disturbed by the science of the Brave New World such as all of the twins created through the Bokanovsky process. Simple differences such as these between John and the people of the Brave New World guaranteed that he would never be able to truly belong in that society. This is reflected by the fact that John was always referred to as “the Savage” or “Mr. Savage”.
True happiness cannot be manufactured through artificial means. In the novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley, artificial happiness is used as a means of control over the world state through the use of “soma”. Citizens use this drug regularly as a form of artificial happiness to satisfy their superficial need for pleasure hence keeping them controlled, satisfied and ignorant. Considering this, they lack passions in both love and personal interest. Furthermore, they lack endeavors and are thus bound to their everyday lives.
In the novel Fahrenheit 451, firehouse captain Beatty remarks, “ Someone’s writing a book on tobacco and cancer of the lungs? The cigarette people are weeping ? Burn the book. Serenity, Montag. Peace, Montag.