An hour of monologue, a poem, a comment, and then without even acknowledging the fact that Montag was a fireman, Faber with a certain trembling, wrote his address on a slip of paper. "For your file," he said, "in case you decide to be angry with me." The rules don’t even have to be enforced on the citizens in this novel. The rules are self-imposed this may be because the government controls the society with fear so the citizens are afraid of what might happen if they do not follow the rules. Our modern society is different from
Would anyone conform to their societies wishes if they were in Montag’s place, or would they still be their own individual as Montag did throughout Fahrenheit 451? Montag was told, on multiple occasion, to conform to the society and that it would be easier; however he denies society and forms his own individual personality due to the influences of his friends. Although Montag’s society told him to be indifferent and conform to what the society wanted, many other societies would have told him to be unique, not the doll that his society and government had made and told him to be. Montag was told to be what society wanted him to do; however, he lived by being an individual against the grain of society in the book. Montag had been told to conform to society and the government and even by his boss, yet he still rebelled against everything that had to do with conformity.
They couldn 't see colors and they didn’t have feelings. In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut the community was forced to be the same. The government put them down to the same level of sight,speech,and intelligence. Samuel Johnson once said “It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.” Samuel Johnson’s quote about equality is most related to The Giver and Harrison Bergeron because the quote illustrates a central idea that people don’t
John Steinbeck relates his characters to real life people because people in the real world are powerless and they can’t do anything more than what they are doing to fix the problem. The reader should think to himself that not all people are the same and that some just need a little bit of help to succeed in society. Most people are not going to make the American dream, but some people can just have a little bit of
Human civilization have adapted to this world in the past century by slowly learning to live with other people in peace, but how will this change when there is no government to provide for social order? There are countless occurrences where the power of human nature have led to actions that disobey the rules of society, by causing harm to others. This breach of order is even more prevalent without social order, and is therefore of utter importance that a new leader is available to provide a sense of direction for a group of people. However, the choice of a wrong leader who acts solely for himself will have disastrous consequences for others. In the novel “The Lord of The Flies”, Jack’s authoritarian leadership style and his sole motive to remain
Utopian worlds always backfire because people crave their own individuality.In Lois Lowry’s novel, The Giver, the leaders of the community control the citizens by keeping them ignorant and avoiding uniqueness. The Elders of the community try to keep the people from making decisions because they believe that it will make people's’ lives easier. At the age of 12 The Elders assign all the citizens jobs and a young boy, named Jonas, is given the honor of being selected the new receiver. During The Giver the Utopian world that the people live in fails because people naturally crave individuality. Throughout the novel, The Giver, The Elders of the community try to create a perfect world where people aren’t exposed to the negative parts of life.
This allows Sammy to give us insights of what dull world he lived in. As well as describing some of the ways the other characters live their life. For example he mentions, Stokesie is married and has two children but Sammy does not want to live a replica of his life because he is still young. Another insight of another characters life that is given to us is Lengel. Lengel is the story manager, but Sammy does not want to be like him either because he emphasized the stores policys (it would be nice to own a store
If viewed through the eyes of Golding, this is just the boys releasing their true nature after having society cage these emotions for so long. This type of behavior could be why people need some form of government that will keep them in check. However, the statement made doesn’t completely hold up in the book and in life. It isn’t completely accurate; it has its limit on how far it can be interpreted as not everyone is sadistic and evil. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding showed that the nature of mankind is calamitous and power hungry, but it has an extent.
As stated by Ralph Waldo Emerson, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”. In the novella, Anthem by Ayn Rand, the setting takes place in a futuristic, dystopian society that has abandoned the use of modern technology and has set rules and regulations in order to keep one practice, Collectivism, or a practice where people do not think or make decisions for themselves. No men are permitted to think of others as closer to them than any others, or have preferences on things such as their profession. If one considers his own well being and desires above that of his brothers, it is seen as a transgression. The City is ruled by the Councils who select how their citizens