In Brave New World the leaders believe that freedom and happiness cannot coexist. The logic behind it is because with freedom, comes choices; with choices, comes stress, anxiety, and dissatisfaction: all emotions that do not make one happy. By restricting choices, those dissatisfactions no longer exist. Thus, a society was created so that freedom, choices, and free thinking have been eliminated. The people of this society have been “conditioned” (or more accurately: brainwashed) to believe that everything in this society is perfect and brings them happiness.
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.
Social Norms in comparison to Honest Morality of Huck Finn Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person because of the color of shin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than opposite.” Nelson Mandela criticizes society by saying that it is the society’s own fault that people are being discriminated and not strong enough to speak up for their thoughts. He also says that it is possible for society to change but it takes brave challenges to realise it. In the novel the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck escapes society and civilization by fleeing onto the Mississippi river with a slave who becomes his best friend over this adventure in which Huck learns a lot about racism and human behaviors. In the novel, Mark Twain demonstrates
“An irrational society is a society of moral cowards – of men paralyzed by the loss of moral standards, principles, and goals” (86) says Rand, and I feel that too far have the men in the society sunk away from moral standards, like putting their knowledge to use and expanding it, simply because they do not believe in judging others for fear of what others may see in them, especially Equality since he always abides by the strict standards with fear of the civilization itself. Equality would certainly agree with Rand’s advice, “One must never fail to pronounce moral judgement”, as Equality did by leaving the controlled society that brainwashed
Yet Coriolanus is not the tragic hero. He is more the failure because he is only faintly aware of his own conflicts and dilemmas. He believes despotism will be acceptable to the people since he is seeking total control. This is the only way he himself has been guided, through fearful submission to the control of his mother. Ultimately he fails and is destroyed by his failure, a unfortunate man, destined to be a hero but unequipped to transfer that heroism to the government of people he sought to
Society asks people to change themselves to fit in. However, people do not have to conform to the standards set by society. In Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, society forced people to be alike, in every way possible. No one person better than another. However, it shows that handicapping those who have excelled in an area of life or have greater ability than another is an injustice.
The theme in the story tells me that I have to appreciate myself and love me and my flaws or I won’t be happy. I shouldn’t let what others think of me affect how I think of myself. Being perfect isn’t everything as long as you’re happy and comfortable with who you are that’s all that matters. We’re all humans so no matter what we do we won’t be perfect. There’s so much criticizing we lose sight of what there’s good in us because all we worry about is the negativity in us instead of focusing on the positive things that we like about ourselves.
Some people agree with him and others do not which causes a stir-up between citizens. Not everybody thinks exactly like the president does and that causes many problems because nobody understands each other. Maybe we can live in a community where we can handle ruling ourselves. In this perfect world of ours people wouldn’t be judged for small reasons like where they were born or how they look. Citizens could get along and everyone would live in perfect harmony.
Simple pleasures simply do not equal happiness. To keep the unique complexity of our nature, freedom plays a crucial role in happiness. The character John Savage is an example of how freedom and happiness work together. Although he was told life was perfect without freedom, his life there was torturous to him and he defended his right to freedom and happiness. Freedom and happiness coexist and are necessary
Even the strongest people have their weak possessions, but the knowledge of how to hide them gives no possibility for society to take advantage of them. Modern society condemns weak personal features wanting to establish an ideal strong community. Therefore, the fight with weak features has turned into the primary task for every representative of the outer world. However, the nature of weakness is not those to shame, but those to develop. People just attack the weaknesses, when analyzing what they would like to change or improve in personal character.
This laziness to deal with others lead to the government to destroy the ideas of different thinkers than what is considered normal to them. Independent thought is also being destroyed along with the books. "’I don 't want to change sides and just be told what to do. There 's no reason to change if I do that. … You 're wise already (95)!’" Faber’s influence helps Montag grow and start thinking more independently.
’For your file,’ he said, ‘in case you decide to be angry with me.’"(Bradbury, page 71). Faber is asking to get his house burnt to a crisp, but montag decide not to turn him into his higher ups. This society scares people that break the rules so much that they turn themselves in. This society makes people feel guilty for reading books. In the real world, society does something similar to this, just with opinions and not books.
Sure one could see this as a good thing, but throughout Anthem, Ayn Rand shows that conformity is not as good as it sounds, but rather the worst way to live. Equality succeeds in finding happiness and meaning in life by learning to be an individual and taking risks that no one in his society dared to do
Now Ponyboy has to deal with more than his over-responsible brother, Darry. After reading this book, one idea stood out to me the most. I believe that the best theme for The Outsiders is that communication is better than violence because it solves nothing, there 's no reason to do it, and it always has negative consequences. First of all, violence rarely solves any conflicts. On page 117 in the book, Randy the Soc states, "I 'd fight if I thought it 'd do any good."
Mustapha Mond comes to understand that the world state cannot allow the public to learn the truth because they have created a system where if the people found out they could have a choice of job it would destabilize the society. In addition to making Mustapha Mond unhappy, it demonstrates a key problem in Brave New World because the general happiness of the people comes at the loss of the freedom to choose what they do with their life. Helmholtz has realized that the world state does not allow him the freedom he could have in his job if the people knew the truth. In Brave New World to hide the truth and keep the people happy they can not have the freedom to choose their job. This demonstrates a problem created as a result of the conflict between truth and happiness in Brave New World because if everyone was happy and knew the truth the world state might be able to let them choose their job without the fear of it destabilizing the