She then moved to liberal America. In Anthem this is shown as Equality was born in a more of communist society where everyone works as a whole for the government. He then moves to the forest and makes his “new world” that would represent the U.S. Equality was able to get out of the machine like world where everyone is treated as a prisoner. In Anthem the workers are condemned to follow a tight schedule “when the bell rings we rise from our beds…half-hour while we dress and eat breakfast…then we go to work…in five hours we return to eat our midday meal…five more hours we return for our dinner…then we walk in a straight line for the social meeting”.
“The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules but by people following the rules. It 's people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.” -- Banksy, Wall and Piece. A society cannot function without a system of rules to create order and morality. However, the creators of the nameless, collectivist community in Anthem took this concept too far with the complete removal of individualism—the root of ego. This mistake removed the thoughts and actions of individuals, which is what allows a society to flourish.
In the book, the giver baby was checked and was taken care of until they were ready to be sent to their new families and they would never meet their mom’s real moms, one thing to add is that men and woman get there suppose chosen by the elders. And then when they were 14 they had the ceremony of 12 were there the elders and everyone from there community came together. They say the 12 get their job chosen by the elders, the community had a ton of jobs like engineer, assistant, and director of recreation, caretaker
As a result of the desire for uniformity, society removes the majority of the freedom that characters can have. Technology replaces these freedoms while obliterating any record of the past. The excessive use of technology also obliterates the realization of the present. The parlor families create the illusion of a new ‘family’ and a new life which allows the characters to lose all sense of reality and common sense. The characters become focused on the ‘families’ and do not acknowledge the significance of their own lives or the events
Montag must abandon all previous views and principles he had about society to enable a change. Through the character of Montag, Bradbury suggests that individuals are courageous when they sacrifice themselves for the improvement of society, even when there is a risk of achieving nothing. Initially, Montag seems as static and obedient as all the others in this totalitarian society; however, through talking with Clarisse, Montag’s views change, causing him to question the rules around him. He realizes how dull and pointless his life is. Stealing the book from the fire is his first courageous act because it shows how much Clarisse has influenced him.
Later he decides to free the world of collectivism by conquering it and destroying collectivism (104). He believes collectivism is the greatest evil of all, coming to this conclusion after finally himself, his “true” self and not the self society wants him to believe is himself. He values himself so much over the rest of society he sees himself as the rightful ruler of the world, free of rules and untouched by laws. His sense of self is inflated so high that he eventually chooses to free himself, and others of collectivist
Instead of being praised for his knowledge as he would be in our society he was scolded for it. Although he was capable of being a scholar, he was assigned the job street sweeper. Another rule in the city of Anthem is the rule against love. The rule is that you shall not favor one person over another. Equality breaks this rule when he meets Liberty.
However, the severity of punishments and the methods used by the law were beneficial and practical and they helped to reduce the amount of crime in England. The article “Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era” expresses that crime was an issue in Elizabethan England, and a threat to the stability of society. To maintain order the penalties for committing minor crimes were generally punished with some form of public humiliation. For major crimes including thievery, murder, and treason those convicted were put to death. The sheer ruthlessness of the punishments discourage any sort of crime as they will scare the citizens into never breaking the law in fear of the consequences.
Equality’s greatest strengths and personal qualities were intended to be restricted and abhorred. Indeed, Equality and his gifts were abhorred, but he found a way to circumvent each restriction, consciously or not. And, though he maintained use of his strengths and kept a strong spirit, Equality was never able to permanently influence the society because, as a Street Sweeper, he was no longer part of the great WE. The Council of Vocations mandated Equality to life as a Street Sweeper in order to limit his intellectual opportunities. They placed him in a position where he would be isolated and likely demoralized.
Although it is unknown whether Beatty would actually kill Montag or Faber, Montag did end up killing him, and because it was out of defense of himself, his property, and someone else’s life and property, Montag is justified in his actions. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 (F451), the government has banned books, but the government is not to blame as it started with the people. The average person did not have the slightest consideration of books, and the people that did were considered snobby and harmful to society because they became much more intelligent than the average person. During the book, our main character Montag is a firefighter, but instead of putting out fires, they create them. They