They were naïve and they became so mindlessly loyal to the world. For example, when Equality 7-2521 easily escaped from the Palace of Corrective Detention, this evince that his peers were so obedient that they will not even exert their individual wills against the Council by attempting to escape from prison. This additionally shows the amount of power the Council had over the society.
These references to violence and sex are an integral part to the story because they show the harshness of the society in which Winston lives in. The novel is frank and honest in its depiction of what would happen if the government was totalitarianistic and why the world should not let it become that way. The novel is also said to be pro-communist but the story is only written to be Anti-Totalitarian and mentions nothing about communism or another preferred government (“Banned”). Winston learns that there is no hope for anyone in the totalitarianistic world he lives in, teaching him and the readers the valuable lessons that some things are unfixable and to not blindly agree with what everyone else says and believes. Many other organizations and individuals have recognized the literary merit of 1984 and the talents of its author, George Orwell, who is a famous British novelist, essayist, and critic (“Orwell”).
What the general public does not know, in relation to the spread of the ideology enforcing toxic standards for masculinity, is the way. People do not know why men are expected to act in a violent way, they just assume that is has always been this way and as such they perpetuate the idea. People do not like to seem stupid, so even if someone does not know why something is the way it is, like why men should be violent, they still believe and understand it as a truth because they assume that is the way it has always been. Men in American culture have been using a system of values with no idea why for far too long. Their minds have been corrupted by an evil ideology that forces them to value themselves by how violent
Not to mention, he takes the case without outwardly pleading it is a hopeless cause. To show, Atticus defends Tom Robinson as he would defend any white man, and makes it his civil duty to do this man right. Coupled with Atticus’s personal beliefs, he never shows regret in his obligation to Tom Robinson and his family. In another instance, Atticus respected these citizens even before the case. Though the residents of Maycomb did not agree with him, Atticus stuck to his belief all men are created equal.
Theodore claims that, while at the beginning he thought that “in the absence of the worst political deformations, widespread evil was impossible”, he soon found himself to be wrong. Dalrymple’s main claims are that “men commit evil within the scope available to them” and that perhaps the kind of evil he faces on a daily bases (he calls it a “low-level but endemic evil) is unforced and spontaneous. Is lesser words, he believes that evil is chosen freely. In stating his claims, the author finds the government and the intellectual elite to be one of the main cause of it asserting that, “ Intellectuals propounded the idea that man should be freed from the shackles of social convention and self-control and the government […] enacted laws to promote unrestrained behavior […] When the barriers of evil are brought downs, it flourishes.”
Saba Mirfatahi Professor Bourget English 1130 October 6th 2015 Mitford: Analysis of “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain” Jessica Mitford’s, “Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain,” is an assertive account of the true realisms involving embalming. Jessica Mitford takes a bold stand against the funeral industry and states that people are “blissfully ignorant” (Mitford 310) on preserving people. Ultimately, Jessica Mitford’s argumentative essay is successful due to her very somber but informative and organized tone, her style using dark vivid imagery and quotations make her claims credible. One of the way’s in which Mitford’s argument is effective is through the use of her sarcastic tone. There are many words to describe Mitford’s tone; cocky, blunt,
When one person feels genuine emotion, the rest of the community falters. The website states that, “The key ingredient to stability that the novel implies is that individuality must be absent.” The government in Brave New World understands that fact that, "[there is] no civilization without social stability. No social stability without individual stability" (Huxley, 42). In order for the World State to survive and be at its best, there needs to be no chaos.
One of the most valued quality that is still being searched for is the act of being just. Justice circles around morality, and morality does not have one definition in which people can depend on. Since people have opposing viewpoints on morality, justice also varies on the predetermined interpretation of morals in the society. The main reason why humans yearn for justice is so that the immoral people can suffer, while the virtuous people can thrive. In classical mythology, the goddess Nemesis was the goddess of retributive justice, in which good people are rewarded while bad people are appropriately punished.
Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend’s book, It 's Not My Fault: The No-Excuse Plan for Overcoming Life 's Obstacles, it can be quoted, “We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better.” In simpler terms, people naturally would not take responsibility for their own actions and make it better, but instead put their fault onto someone else. The quote refers to the idea that blame is because of how people do not want their character to hurt, but would rather see others hurt. The mentioned quote completely agrees with the idea of Friar Laurence and Tybalt at fault.
“Authorizing torture is a bad and dangerous idea that can easily be made to sound plausible.” This is a shockingly true statement. Heymann’s purpose in writing this article is to persuade readers to agree with him that torture should not be authorized. Heymann uses the persuasive appeal of pathos primarily in this article to convince his readers to agree with him. Although that is not to say he did not use other forms of persuasive appeal, heymann also used Logos and Ethos, just not as strongly as Pathos.
You could have an internal flaw like by being rude. While Alymer doesn 't like Georgiana 's birthmark, she loves it because she understands it 's meaning. He thinks it 's ugly, but Georgiana thinks of it as something that makes her the person that she is. Some how, Alymer got the idea that he should get rid of her birthmark, and that it will give him power. Alymer also
However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power.
“For I know what happiness is possible to me on earth. And my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it” (Rand 95). At this point in the story, the main character, Equality knows that he is capable of achieving his own happiness. In Anthem written by Ayn Rand, Equality lives in a collectivist society, which he slowly starts to realize that he does not belong in, and evolves from. Ayn Rand’s philosophy is objectivism, where she believes a man must achieve their own happiness.
“The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me”(Ayn Rand). When The Council tried to restrict the narrator, Equality 7-2521, from being different from his brothers and everyone else in the society, he still continued to think and experiment on his own. Ayn Rand’s novel Anthem, takes place in a future, dystopian society, where the idea of individualism is no longer accepted by society. Throughout the plot, Equality 7-2521 is breaking away from the rules of The City and he works as a street sweeper trying to make up for his sins. He makes some discoveries and strengthens relationships along the way.
Obstacles of Advancement In Ayn Rand's Anthem, we encounter a very unstable future society. Totalitarianism has overtaken this culture. This means that one group of people rules over society and tolerates no variation of opinion. We find the people in Anthem's society to be slaves to the god "We" and individuality eliminated as much as possible.