Equality: Peace or Prison Imagine a society where each person is taught to be exactly the same. The stories of both Anthem and Harrison Begeron are very similar in their Dystopian Society. The authors of these stories, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Ayn Rand, set their stories in Dystopian Societies in which everyone tries to be the exact same. Both stories have a small amount of people who want a change.
Atticus also lacked prejudice to any race or type of person. He didn’t let anyone change his opinion. He stood up for what he believed in. This was shown when he said that the courtroom should be colorblind and everyone should have equal chances there. He tried his hardest to defend Tom even though he knew he wouldn’t win because Tom was innocent and deserved to be proven innocent.
In this type of society the social contract is there to protect the weak from oppression and to keep please ,also to ensure that everyone possession are kept secure. The people living in this society all become equal upon entering because they are all nothing in the society (Note 13). In entering the society the person is something but then becomes nothings. By becoming nothings is what everyone equal and in everyone become equal is what ensures freedom.
He presents a logical argument when he says, “I was born free as Caesar; so were you: We both have fed as well, and we can both Endure the winter's cold as well as he.” Brutus, Cassius and Caesar were all raised on the same social status and have been through as much as him. It may not be a statistic, but it is definitely an undeniable fact. It’s saying they were raised the exact same, so Caesar is no godlier than them. This helps convince Brutus because he needs the facts to feel as if he is doing the right thing, to feel as if his feelings of worry about Caesar being crowned is not unsubstantiated, to feel like it is necessary to turn against
One argument for the theme of sameness it that the government squashes all differences, supported by the memories, the job of the receiver, and what Gabriel symbolizes. Another argument is that all emotion and love are taken away so that there is no difference in their society. This is supported by the memory of the war game, the love that Jonas feels in a special memory, and the symbol of the color red. A final piece of proof to support the theme is the control that the government has over your life, shown by children that you are assigned, the fact that all children grow older together, and the symbol of the color red. All of these arguments combined show why the theme of The Giver is sameness.
This is explaining how there is an equality among life, across all species. That every animal has the same energy when living. All animals are therefore equal to her. When the moth is finally deceased, the last sentence she writes is “[o] yes, he seemed to say, death is stronger than I am” (38). Whatever the size of the creature, death will always be stronger than that energy of life.
Left-Wing Ideologies Communism- Communism is an ideology were, theoretically, everyone is equal. Everyone in the population receives what they need for their lives and pay is equal for everyone no matter what their job is or how hard they work. It was created out of the belief that the cause for all problems in a society stem from differing economic classes. They believe that capitalism causes inequality and suffering as it creates a rift between different classes.
Although Mao claimed that these achievements were to be accomplished in the interests of the Chinese population, it is clear that the damage caused by the Great Leap Forward was too extreme to reflect a policy which was in the interests of the people. Mao introduced the idea of communes as he believed these would increase production.
The Red Scare was a terrifying time for most Americans. It was the 1950’s, the atomic bomb had just been born. Communism was currently taking over Russia, and was threatening to take America next. The American people had grown accustomed to their rights and freedoms and the idea of communism scared them. Communism is the idea everyone gets a fair amount in a community.
Harrison is under handicapped and incredibly intelligent, he has many capabilities. All in all, the government is in complete control over the society because all of the categories are controlled by the government. The three categories are handicap, non-handicap, and the government. In the story “Harrison Bergeron” the society is built around at his system called handicap, if someone is handicapped it means that they are a big threat to the society.
He helped people see that what he was doing was right and that it doesn’t matter what color your skin is. They were humans too and everything Malcolm worked for had a purpose. Malcolm was helping people see that they were all created equally and it didn’t matter what color you skin was. He was ending racism one step at a time. Malcolm was changing America and the trip he took to Mecca was exactly like the trip Americans, at that time, needed to take to realize that everyone is equal.
Consequently, many rich Americans believed in this view, and used it as an explanation of why some are poor and some are rich. Additionally, a similar view is expressed in Progress & Poverty, written by J.M Dent. (Doc. 11). In Progress & Poverty, Dent explains that an uneven distribution of wealth will aid social progress, because it will drive people to work harder, which in almost all cases, never worked, and only caused social unrest and strikes. Conversely, some politicians fought for workers’ rights and developed legislation in response.
A mass body of people pointed out what they liked and disliked. Throughout history, one can clearly see change is made through citizen’s inputs that eventually makes an impact on the quality of life. During the Progressive Era, America was portrayed as the “best country” in the world. However, no one bothered to bring up the fact that one out of three people were starving to death or only six out of ten children were attending school due to financial instability in American households. The government was well aware of the poverty issues but they did not make an effort to help the people.