In my view, that officer was representing society and he did not accept change. Being different is wrong, everyone has to be the same, act the same, look the same etc. The whole point of this book, is because people are different. This story reflects views on how being different is not the correct way to be living.
He and Liberty created new names for themselves, as to separate themselves from each other and the old society. Equality became Prometheus and Liberty became Gaea. “There was a time when each man had a name of his own to distinguish him from all other men.” (Rand 99). Once Equality found the word “I” he vowed never to speak “we” again, unless it was his own choice, thus praising individuality.
He had scrap metal hanging all over him. He had enough with this so-called “utopian” society and wearing the overload of technological devices, so he rebelled. He realized that he is being abused with technology and was trying to show everyone too. Though, instead of succeeding, he got shot and died. Kurt Vonnegut uses satire to ridicule what some think would be a utopian society.
In Ray Bradbury’s book Farenheit 451, it is illegal to own books, and society deems people who “think” and “question” unfit and those people are wanted by the government. In the novel, Bradbury ironically pictures firemen as a group of men who create fires, and the people who “think” and “question” are killed. In this book themes of conformity verses individuality, importance of remembering and understanding history, and freedom of speech and the consequences of losing it. These three thematic ideas are major factors that contributed to how the society’s everyday life is executed.
The term “successes” is used sparingly in this case, because one would not consider making humans equal in this way a “success.” In “Harrison Bergeron” the speaker states that every person who is above the average in beauty, intelligence, or strength has their own handicap to level out humankind. Harrison’s father even “had a little mental handicap radio in his ear” (1) to restrain his brain from thinking due to his above average intellect. The government went to extreme measures to make everyone the same, even “[requiring] by law to wear it at all times” (1). As with beauty and other ways people are required to
In the short story “Harrison Bergeron, equality is clearly misunderstood, therefore I disagree that everyone in the story is equal. Although everyone was suppose to be equal because of the Handicapper General, they weren't. Equal doesn’t mean everyone thinks or speaks on the same level, equal means that everyone has the same opportunity and chances as others do. The correct way to ensure equality is to encourage success and put infrastructure in place to help and motivate those who are born into situations which limit their opportunities, and in this story, the government has not done this.
But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts” (1). This quote is significant because it exemplifies how the government is afraid of the intelligence of the citizens. Due to the
Some would like to argue that it was actually his Hussein’s realization that such power existed that corrupted him. They think that he wishes to return Iraq to a historical age of glory. But the real history that is important is that of the beginning of his life. In the essay Bowden recounts an interview with a journalist named Saad al-Bazzaz in which al-Bazzaz discusses the root of all of this evil.
One reason others feel differently is because of the unsightly part of humanity. For example, in the beginning of the Crucible, Miller explains how Parris “cut a villainous path” to become reverend and how “there is very little good to be said for him” (1100). People similar to Parris exist everywhere which roots the argument of inner conflict constantly tieing with humanity. However, one couldn’t openly act in such a way, it would ruin an important reputation in society. In fact, Joseph McCarthy himself suffered this consequence: “It was his clash with the Army that would lead to his downfall” (Robert 3).
(Vonnegut 1). This quote shows they would suppress their smartest people to an average level of thinking. This society does not want someone to grow in any way and realize how bad life is. Similarly a sufficient amount of the same points can be made in Anthem, they are just accomplished differently.
It says “The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was stronger, quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.”
They are just hiding the fact that they are bad people and they make bad decision. I just hate how this book basically ignored the fact that George W . Bush was a bad president, which was responsible for sending our troops to get even with a bunch of terrorists. His rushed executive orders has put countless of soldiers in the Middle East and we are just getting troops out of the Middle East now. This book is expressing a very arrogant
Montag’s search for justice is him looking for knowledge that the government is trying to destroy and replace with simpler forms of entertainment such as TV. "’ So now do you see why books are hated and feared? They show the pores in the face of life. The comfortable people want only wax moon faces, poreless, hairless, expressionless (85).’ " People have gotten so politically correct that they would rather get rid of all different ideas than learn to understand and accept them.
The Doctrine proved its ineffectiveness through its irritating and nitpicky regulations. Its procedure of reporting suspected violations, according to the respected Gale Encyclopedia of American Law, consisted of filing a complaint with the FCC, the FCC investigating the complaint, and then distributing disciplinary action, such as refusing to renew the stations’ licenses. The regulations especially frustrated the radio stations, as the print medium seemingly was never as controlled as the radio medium (“Fairness Doctrine”). As vice president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Mark Lloyd points out, “the image of eager federal bureaucrats peering over the shoulders of all of America 's radio talk show hosts with a stopwatch in hand is as absurd as it is impractical,” (Lloyd). While the Doctrine was still in effect, the Supreme Court, when ruling on the constitutionality of the Doctrine, first stated, “Congress need not stand idly by and permit those with licenses to ignore the problems which beset the people or to exclude from the airwaves anything but their own views of fundamental questions,” (Monks).