The story reads, “It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see” (Rand 17). Men in Equality’s society are not allowed to have their own thoughts, instead their thoughts must be the same as everyone else that is in their community. The rules set in place stop people from thinking for themselves and fighting back against the government. If people began to think and realize that all the strict commands they were forced to follow where unnecessary they would revolt. The rules limit Equality from discovering new inventions and growing to be himself.
God’s role is evident in the lack of religion amongst the upper class, its effect on morality, and the symbolism of God. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” there is an absence of God by the way the government keeps people’s strengths restrained in order to have no one better than another at anything. "The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal," the story begins. "They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal in every which way."
In the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand there is a society where everyone is the same. The book starts out by introducing Equality 7-2521, a young man who doesn't understand why he can’t follow the same rules as others. In “Anthem” people were never taught the word “I” but “we” because they should not care about anyone than the people around them. In the book it explains many different characters that break the rules for their friends. Having friends, looking at girls, talking to girls is not allowed.
A Conformist Community Imagine yourself living in a community with no choices and the government controls everything. That is how life is in The Giver by Lois Lowry. In The Giver, the main character is a boy named Jonas. In The Giver Jonas is eleven and he lives in a utopian community or in other words an almost perfect community, where no one can feel pain. In this perfect community everyone is assigned a job or an Assignment, when they get assigned they can’t choose, the Elders (government) chooses for them.
This is his coping with it, he runs away just like his father and mother did. Due to the fact that he never had a loving family, he ends up raping Pecola. All his life he has been oppressed and learned that you can’t blame the oppressors. The only thing you can do is pass the oppression along. He is the symbol of the perpetuation of oppression and how it cannot be solved.
In the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand, it tells about a flawless society where everything is gathered and distributed. Eventually the main character escapes the society and lives on his own with everything he can do himself. Ayn Rand went too far when she made the character completely autonomous. Three reasons that support this claim is how they couldn’t make decisions on their own, the way their life was mapped, and how people interact with each other. In Anthem the society did not have any opinion on anything or how their life would go.
Mike 2 was created with all the false memories of the past life, similar to Mike had. The only difference between them is Mike had lived in this world for many years, and Mike 2 was just came to this world five minutes ago with all prior knowledge. Mike 2 contain all the rational belief that Mike contains. Mike 2 is unaware of the fact that he came to this world five minutes ago and all his belief about past experience is false, and he don’t know that and has no reason to believe that all his past experience is false. So, suppose Mike has a justified belief that he has breakfast this morning, the same way Mike 2 also believe that he had breakfast this morning.
He also thought about how wrong democracy is and that our world should be a dictatorship and that he should rule everything. One day Randel took it too far and tried an attack to bring down the government. Randall was not treated well through his childhood. Most think that this is what led him
Imagine a society where everything is perfect, well thought to be perfect by the citizens of Jonas’s community which have no feelings or choices. In the book the Giver by Lois Lowry, Jonas’s society is made up of rules, ceremonies, rituals, no colors, no music, no feelings, no choices…no life. Jonas was picked to be the new Receiver of memories in his community. Throughout his training with The Giver, he gains all the missing puzzle pieces from his society. He now has an understanding of what his community is actually like.
2. It dictates on the people. In a communist society, the government has the power to dictate and run the lives of people. Although its goal is one of equality, there is basically less or no personal freedom at all to criticize the government or demand for changes. Moreover, there is no freedom of speech and whoever goes against the government can be subjected to