In “Harrison Bergeron”, leaders of the government wanted everyone to be the same to not judge each other. If this were the case there would be less conflict coming from judgmental people. In “The Possibility of Evil”, Miss Strangeworth wants everyone the same to her standard and judges people on the basis of this standard. If people of her town failed to live up to her standard, she would let them know anonymously. Both stories really focus on judgement and how people react to each other.
The ability to trust others is a good quality to have, but too much trust can lead to betrayal which then can cause a change in someone. The dystopian novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman is about kids ages 13-18 trying to survive in a disloyal world from getting killed and stripped for body parts. In the novel The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, there is an alien invasion where all the aliens manipulate all the human’s fears and weaknesses to eventually kill them off. Both authors of the stories use character archetypes and symbolism to indicate the theme that people who have been betrayed in the past, tend to change as a person whether the change is good or bad. First, in Unwind, Shusterman uses character archetypes to uniquely show how Lev has changed as a person after being betrayed by his mentors.
“Wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope and redemption, … I know the sun will rise in the morning and that there is a light at the end of every tunnel.” - Michael Morpurgo. In a future dystopian society, all printed materials have been banned. Enforced by the fire department, whose role it is to burn books, the attempt to create an emotionless society has been taken to an extreme. Guy Montag is a fireman who is not respected by his peers. He doesn 't question what he does or why he does it until he meets Clarisse.
Harrison Bergeron is an example of a dystopian society that has gone awry. While the concept of total equality on the surface may seem desirable, the author quickly dispels any potential positive outlook. From the perspective of today's reader, the people in the future appear to be slaves to the government; wearing chains, masks, and headphones to decrease their fundamental abilities. In addition, this savery is emphasised due to amount the main characters watch the television in the story. It would be interesting to ask the author if it inherently provides the sedative effect he describes in the story and if we have progressed towards this reality with the advent of smartphones.
As I have seen on the news I know that rovers are being sent to mars to study and examine the climate. I also know that the earth is going through massive climate changes that could devastate the human race in the far future. Because it is far in the future you may think that we have all the time in the world and yes that is true but complications will come up and maybe set us back. If we spend just a small amount of our total budget we may have a backup plan that will always be there to save us. I know it may not be clear now but space research is very important and I truly believe that we need
Moreover, some of the pranks are unsuccessful, providing evidence that Max is not perfect. Max foreshows each prank by talking about how he wants the next prank to be. For example, when given that “as one thousand juniors and seniors leave the building at 10:00 a.m. to shoot the aerial photo, there’s really nothing to do but hope it all goes according to plan”, the readers do not know specifically know what the prank will be, but the reader knows that the prank involves or is reliant upon a significant amount of people leaving the school (Dinan 107). The absence of knowledge is essential for mystery writing; moreover, foreshadowing keeps the reader engaged, as he or she is able to predict what will happen in the
They must exercise extreme caution in the beginning due to the intrinsic sense of mistrust between any two creatures that are not familiar with each other. Thus, Yann Martel uses the struggle for power between a boy and a tiger to emphasize that creating a perpetual utopic society is chimerical as it is natural to desire power for survival, which undermines any form of utopia. DECEIT