Except, he does not “fight” fires, he sets them. He burns books because his society says that books, reading, and creativity are not acceptable. Ray Bradbury, in an interview, claims that this idea came from several thoughts and curiosities. Winston Smith is also living in a world his author has created from his own imagination, as well as from real events that were going on in the world
They find what they think to be the “beast”, and attack it. “At once the crowd surged after it… leapt onto the beast, screamed, struck, bit, tore.” As the crowd dissipates, they “could see how small a beast it was.” It was in actuality Simon, who ironically died to what he came to tell them of. This savage nature that humanity was capable of was frequently alluded to by the book, and commented on by Golding himself, ultimately showing us the true meaning of the “beast”. Throughout “The Lord of the Flies”, the “beast” is ever present and ever changing. It manifests their fears, the war, then their savagery.
In the novel, The Stranger, by Albert Camus centers his theme around existentialism. Existentialism is how people determine their own path within their actions. Meursault, the main character in The Stranger believes highly in existentialism. He is a nonreligious man with the mindset of his own. For instance when his mother died he didn’t ask to see her body.
One of his most famous books “Fahrenheit 451” was published during the “Red Scare,” which was the thought that communists were spying on Americans on their own land during the Cold War. He experienced the Cold War also, in which a lot of people were terrified that the communists could strike America at any time. Bradbury wrote about McCarthyism and censorship because those were trendy topics throughout America at the time. He gave scared people an outlet through his writings to comfort themselves during what was going on at the time. During the time Bradbury started writing, time was vigorous with people not having much money and the amount of wars, and NPR (2017) said “He said it was a time when people couldn 't imagine the future, and
Ender faces external conflicts with Bonzo because Bonzo is jealous of Ender for succeeding at the Battle School. Ender deals with conflicts within himself because he feels he is becoming Peter, who is a terrible and ruthless person. Ender is a static character because his motivation is consistent throughout the whole book, he wants to win the Bugger War and defeat the Buggers. Peter is a dynamic character because he changes and his motivation changes throughout the book, from being ruthless to a compassionate person. Many leaders in the past and present are ruthless, an example of a ruthless leader could be Adolf Hitler because he had many people murdered.
The people with megalomania think they are all powerful and great and that they can control everything. In The Chrysalids, megalomania does not really play a huge part in the making of the plot but it is still quite significant. The two main megalomaniacs in the novel are Joseph and Gordon Strorm. Sons of the great Elias Strorm, founder of Waknuk, they both long for complete control of Waknuk and the surrounding area. They are both power hungry and they both want each other dead.
The motive powers of his fellow men were to keep everyone as single-minded as possible which led to the many rationalizations of Equality 7-2521’s distinctive ways. Equality 7-2521 lived as an outlaw in his society, which fortunately set him apart from the rest of the population. “It is obvious who profits and who loses by such a percept.” stated by Rand. Equality 7-2521 obviously was the blessed mortal when compared to the cursed ones that did not think to step outside that crowded, vacuous box that authority had them held captive in. Judging and not to be judged was the main point of Rand’s short essay.
Power was not any the less better than the both of them. Charles overused his power in all the ways possible. From never taking advice from his parliament members to sending 300 soldiers to go and try to kill his biggest critics.Charles used power as a way forcing of getting money and Also as a way of changing things to do with Religions. Charles used power to force people into doing things, even if they are not comfortable withy he ideas.i personally think Charles let power get to his head , which made him think he could do anything he wanted any time he felt it without the saying of others. Which was one very important thing a king needed to account.
Jack also “steals” Samneric saying “grab them” and to “tie them up” taking the “children” aspect of Hobbes principal literal. Lastly, Hobbes claims that “during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war, and such war as is of every man against every man”. Which this plays out in the book as well. "We 've got to have rules and obey them. After all, we 're not savages.
Brutus’s character was easy to understand. Brutus is not a virtuous character, even though he has strict moral standards. He killed Julius Caesar, where at one point they were great friends. This proves that he is unloyal to his friends. All the major characters in the play were hungry for power, even Brutus had to capitulate at the opportunity.