In Anthem, Equality says, “For men are forbidden to take notice of women, and women are forbidden to take notice of men. But we think of one among women…”(Rand 38). Equality is thinking about someone of the opposite gender, which is prohibited by law in his society. This community controls everyone but Equality is straying from the rules they have enforced. In Harrison’s community, the government keeps handicaps on people who are more advanced.
This conflict was a struggle for Equality since he wanted to help his brothers however when they denied his help he concluded that they are wrong and are not worth the effort. Prometheus (Equality 4-2521) only ever wanted to assist his brothers in improving their society but after everything he went through he understood that they didn’t want anything to change even though change is what was needed for their race to evolve. Choosing to not tell the council about the tunnel ensured Equality’s victory in becoming an individual because without the tunnel nothing
Oppression has become the normal reality for the citizens crushing their spirit until someone started to break the mold. Equality 7-2521 slowly confronted the injustice in his pursuit for knowledge. In Ayn Rand 's Anthem, the government is controlling society which started out with good intentions of equality but slowly became controlling by the suppression of human spirit, and the future societies stemming for this one will allow freedoms that they were previously denied. The original government wanted to prevent the violence present in the Unmentionable Times, so they turned to equality but, really, that became oppression because the human spirit cannot be willingly subjugated. Human beings are naturally curious.
In the novella, Anthem written by Ayn Rand, the protagonist Equality 7-2521 emphasizes the importance of the many dystopian themes within the story. After the destruction of the Unmentionable Time, all knowledge was lost and a new society has sprung where individualism is banned. In their society, the government is in control of the population and people are conformed to uniform expectation. Since many of characteristics of individualism was stripped away from people, it is described that they live in a dehumanized state, where names are unspecified and decisions are made by the councils. In doing so, many of what was lost remained in the Uncharted Forest where all of mankind dare not to talk about it since they developed a fear the outside world.
Beatty 's motives were to protect himself from higher powers, revealing that people will do almost anything to protect themselves or people they love. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, after driving to Montag’s house, Beatty asked him to burn it down. Some would say that this was Beatty’s challenging Montag or that Beatty was doing right and protecting himself. However if Beatty had not taken the calls and burned Montag 's home down, he would have had consequences for disobeying the rules. The government in the book had been brainwashing their citizens into believing books were bad for society and were constantly distracting them.
Totalitarianism is a strict form of government with no means of privacy. People had to be careful of what they said and did because they never knew if they were being watched. This is a huge exemplification of loss of freedoms because the people had no privacy from the government. Another freedom that Stalin removed was religion. He stated that “the party cannot be neutral towards religion, and it conducts anti-religious propaganda against all religions because it stands for science” (Document 4).
It is not believed! It is against all the rules and all the laws!” (69). The collectivist society forces Equality to become a Street Sweeper, and as a result his intelligence suddenly decreases in the eyes of the Scholars. He gets placed in that occupation in the first place because the government wans to keep him from speaking out and using his mind, but he does
Zeus was as cruel as God, and they invariably thought of themselves, and considered their life insignificant. In the bible, God punished people who didn’t believed in him, even took their life. In the Greek myths, Zeus also took lives of neighbors of Philemon and Baucis, because he thought they who dwelt in the valley wicked and deserved penalty. The strong power .doesn’t mean they can hurt others, which makes think of officers. They made an attempt to be a governor, but gradually they forgot their original belief.
They also rejected the claims which they were being accused of. Because the characters in the godfather are family men, and claim to never commit crimes again, they continue to commit severe crimes very frequently. In both situations it relates to them both not being able to take ownership and pay the consequences for their mistakes. From a Morality perspective, looking back at the social contract theory its states that “The belief is that human beings got together long ago in social groups and they entered a social contract, or agreement, to act in a particular way” going off of that their is a reason for the criminal code of conduct and for prison systems set in place. Everyone makes mistakes in life, some are excusable and some are not.
Have you ever been told that you are guilty when you’re not people say “people are innocent until proven guilty”. In this case about president hoover and the bonus army that statement is also valid as well “In order to end to this rioting and defiance of civil authority, I have asked the army to assist the district authorities to restore order “(president hoover). The bonus army got completely out of control. There was nothing that and is nothing that I can do to control them.”(W.W Waters’ comments right before the federal troops entered the city). Overall the army went against hoovers command and did what others said hoover told them to do.
Anthem’s society is not free to have marriage and could lead to punishments. The novella explains that to keep everyone equal, they must not look to others. In conclusion, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr and Anthem by Ayn Rand concludes that love and marriage are not similar in both dystopian societies. Although “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr and Anthem by Ayn Rand are both pieces of dystopian literature, thier portreyal of family differs greatly. George and Hazel can live with each other, their society has restrictions for people to be equal but not with marriage nor love.
They were unwilling to follow the orders even after the ultimatum. They continued to fight, even if this is a majority of Tybalt’s fault. Lord Capulet should have kept an eye on him and never have let him leave the house. If this would’ve happened a large series of conflicts could’ve been avoided along with many deaths. The lack of cooperation between the government and its highest citizens reflects another lack of cooperation between Romeo and Juliet with their parents.
The leader believed that for many years the “followers needed” to be poisoned with opium and then cyanide. This is breaking cultural norms because it is not normal to be poisoning people because they “needed it.” The exsert also mentioned that there was a variety of members. When I think of a cult I think of non intelligent and especially for how they were treated I think at the beginning you would be smart enough to leave and it mentioned how even lawyers,doctors and nurses were in the cult which is deviance. Social control is the act of attempts by society to regulate people 's thoughts and behaviors. Although Jim Jone’s is not considered as a society by himself when he gets to people to believe in his ways the cult members become a society.
Their dreams were nonsense to the dominant white male, therefore slaves were not allowed to speak of this nonsense. Violence suppressed people since they were not allowed to dream of freedom. They were not allowed to dream, a dream is a basic human right. The dominant killing their dreams would be more violent and cruel. When the biggest dream inside perish, we tend to lose interest.