There are bountiful acts of cruel abuse that cannot be exposed and combated, but there could be hope within Michael’s case. The editor believes, “A case like Michael Fay’s is important because it provides a chance to challenge an inhumane practice that out to not exist anywhere” (TNYT 179). Michael Fay’s case can influence a propagation to end the savage punishment of caning. Traditions can be modified; change is how we make the world a better place. As the editorial states, “At times like this, Americans need to remember that this country was also founded by dissidents--by people who were misfits in their own society because they believed, among other things, that it was wrong to punish pilferage with hanging or crimes of any sort with torture” (TNYT 179).
In search of religious freedom a group of devout Christians sailed across the ocean only to come across a new land, radically different from the one they left behind. From the initial journey, to the formation of the colonies, and finally their complicated relationship with “non-believers” Puritans strongly held religious convictions has played a key role in all of this. The Puritans were a group of reformed Protestants seeking to reform the English Church. After the fall of the Roman Catholic Church, a new church was established “The English Anglican Church”. While most Puritans sought to reform the church others wanted nothing to do with it these Puritans would eventually be known as Separatists.
This meant the Chesapeake Bay colonies could not grow cash crops. Instead, they would have family farms where they would only grow food for themselves. Their religion also helped shape the colony. The Pilgrims had left England because they believed the Anglican Church was corrupted, and it contained too many Roman Catholic beliefs. The Pilgrims were also religiously intolerant of other religions, and believed that theirs were the correct religion.
The dystopian society in “Fahrenheit 451” is known for destroying books to destroy the history and truth behind them as well because it can spark revolutions amongst people. The society also does this because they think it promotes more equality and less destruction. Another reason that this allusion is important to “Fahrenheit 451” is because it can be compared to characters in the story. This specific importance gives insight to the book. A very prominent example would be of Clarisse McClellan.
Herbert J. Storing, an Associate Professor of Political Science, in “The Case Against Civil Disobedience,” writes, “One of the practical consequences of this institution [civil disobedience] is to divert disobedience and even revolution into the channel of law” (97). What Storing is saying is that civil disobedience will encourage people to break the laws and they will hide under civil disobedience to avoid the law. Also, civil disobedience might split society by creating disagreements with the people, and it could create a political instability. However, Storing fails to see that those who break an unjust law, as discussed above, do not avoid the law, in fact they show respect to the law as they willingly accept the consequences. By accepting the consequences, they show that they are not acting for their own interests but for society’s.
The Puritans were English Protestants who believed that the alterations of the Church of England did not go far enough. In their view the church was too Catholic. In England, the Puritans were people of political influence, but King Charles did not agree with their attempts to reform the church. There seemed to be no hope for them but to leave England because they were being persecuted. They believed in America they could establish a colony whose government, society, and church were all bases on the Bible.
This matters because hazel motes kills solace to prove his point that if you don't believe in christ you aren't a sinner. Motes view on religion is that if you don't believe in christ those rules and regulations don't apply to him because he believes the opposite and he decides for himself that there are no rules in his “Church Without Christ”. Another example of religion in the novel Wise blood by Flannery O’Connor for example "Listen," he said, "get this: I don't believe in anything.” “I don't have to say it but once to nobody,” Haze said. The driver closed his mouth and after a second he returned the piece of cigar to it. “That's the trouble with you preachers,” he said.
Not only are the cops and citizens violating the right, but the government is demonstrating such action as well. For example, the controversial topic of the border between the U.S and Mexico. The government discriminates against Hispanics because of the situation and are going against the Declaration by trying to get in their way of their pursuit of happiness. Another example of such action is in Massachusetts. The government has separated a larger groups of people with psychiatric labels and put them into another class and dehumanized them by believing that since they can’t function physically and mentally by themselves, that they be stripped of their inalienable rights.
Orwell was an intellectual, a thinking man’s thinker and ultimately considered religion as a whole quite irrational and an institution that encouraged irrational thinking, which paved the way for the coercion of the masses (Kershaw). Orwell said: “As long as supernatural beliefs persist, men can be exploited by cunning priests and oligarchs, and the technical progress which is the prerequisite of a just society cannot be achieved.”(Kershaw). With the writings, he wanted to send a message to all the people and hopefully to change their lives. Believing that if he changed the minds of the people, the world could be a better and prosperous place. It all began in the year 1933 when George Orwell started his first major work, Down and Out in Paris and London, which showed Orwell’s
Jessica also goes against the gender role of women, because she is making her own decision about her life. Jessica shows strength when she abandons her father for Lorenzo. She doesn 't ask her father if she can marry Lorenzo, she just does it on her own. This behavior goes against prescribed gender roles for women in Shakespeare 's time period. She also wills to convert to Christianity in order to be respected by people.