John believes that happiness should come about through freedom, expression, love, and suffering, rather than an easy life in unawareness of beyond. Upset with the Controller making living too easy, John says, “Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it.” (238). This quote shows how John is bothered that people in civilization were never able to adapt and grow as individuals because everything . The moments where we are challenged, are the moments where we grow- we step up.
Few stop to make up their mind on their own behalf. Enlightenment, which supports free thought and challenging existing systems, seems to be the opposite of what is occurring. In Immanuel Kant’s What is Enlightenment? he proposes that enlightenment is necessary to benefit humanity. Candide, by Voltaire, another proponent of enlightenment, presents a chronicle of dismaying events that occur to a man because of his lack of
Introduction: When Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World in 1931, he became a part of world full of war and depression. During this time, many frowned and turned away from Religion, while others embraced it as fear ran through their veins. New technologies and scientific discoveries often challenged people’s beliefs in creationism and what was to come. Along with these events and much more, Huxley used his writing to send a message that would captivate his audiences. In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley predicts that religion will diminish and simply be replaced in the future due to the constant change in society’s culture and behavior.
However, humans’ egoism and selfishness disturb others’ freedom, because they think freedom is something that will solve their life problems and reduce responsibility from them. These circumstances make humankind incapable of using their freedom and create chaos. Thus, persons realize that it is necessary to create something that can control them and prevent chaos. And the example of comparison between authority and freedom is Jesus and The Grand Inquisitor in “The Brothers Karamazov”. On the one hand is Jesus
― Lao Tzu Life is never complex; it is as simple as it should be nonetheless it is always us who made unnecessary changes to it for our so-called greater benefits, but generally which grow to be our greatest regrets later. Holding to waves of anger, showing impatience and running out of the compassion become a part of our life now. Simplicity is way behind us, we never dream of it. A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ― Lao Tzu Will it be possible to make a plan for life?
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World dives into individuality and the strange effects of stability on humanity. The novel illustrates a revolution inside a utopian world where equilibrium is the main focus of society. Protagonist Bernard Marx believes that freedom is the freedom to be individual from the rest, despising the fact that the world he beholds adopts inadequate methods to generate happiness. Though this sounds considerable and intriguing for most, revolutionary Bernard Marx expresses his vexation towards the government. Marx seeks to control society through the use of manipulation, unsuccessfully attempting to rise from being an outcast to become an active member in the community.
The Gnostics taught knowledge. They knew that if a person knew knowledge, not only would it transform him but it would also set him apart from others to a degree. But no amount of knowledge is worth anything if you don’t apply it to your life. As cited in Gnostics by Andrew Smith: “True knowledge is direct, personal knowing, acquaintance, recognition, familiarity with God as one might know an ideal father or mother or friend or lover.” The physical or matter is a world that is deceptive by nature. The body is a rug or a coat that has been pulled over the spirit, and the soul to blind you from the truth.
This shows a perfect society is impossible to create because everyone has their own thought and ideas and as long as we continue to thinking individual we will never agree on what is perfection in the world. The author is persuading the reader about how a perfect society is impossible to create by explaining. The author is persuading the reader with an explanation because there explaining that we will all way have something to judge and say is imperfect. Next, the opinion-editorial it explains why we set a goal in this world. “Setting our goals high is not a pursuit of perfection rather it is an awareness of our limitations, that we hope would take us closer to our shared ideals when we do fall short,”(paragraph 6).
The rules in Anthem include the word I being destroyed and erased from history being replace by us and we. Anyone who says I will be killed. The government was made with good intentions but eventually it was corrupted. The government originally wanted everyone to be completely equal means that they took the will of the people. Other rules include men not being allowed to be alone, two people not being allowed to be alone, Men and women not being able to speak with each other on a personal level, You can’t have any friends The word ego is the most important word, Writing stuff is not allowed unless the consul allows it and everything that is not listed is forbidden.
Government was trying to take over the society by taking away people's knowledge and their history which was easily done by burning books through the firemen, who were once known for their heroic and courageous acts, but in this society, firemen burn books, so people are not intelligent enough to create the own individual thought that could spark controversy. Firemen crew are helping destroying history by saying that the books are nonsense and not useful. Beatty, firemen's leader, was saying "We as a society just can't have all these books which contain so many controversial thoughts and ideas in them....it would make people think. Then they would be uncomfortable and unhappy in their lives with the way things are" (57). Fireman Beatty was explaining how he thinks about the people of society will feel about books to Montag and convincing Montag that burning books would make everyone's life more contented.