Mead is said to be “not unlike a night moth”, attracted to light and the thought it stands for, though he is aware it’ll kill him. His actions, thus, are almost suicidal. They draw attention and he is stopped by the end of the story, but Mead cannot help himself from expressing his individuality through comprehension and intellect. Later, he is held by light “like a museum specimen”, apparently alive, but actually dead and immobile--an accurate depiction of the citizens in the society had become because of their “innovation”. It is also an alarming reminder of what may happen to the protagonist after being arrested.
So, the police officer takes him to a Psychiatric Center only due to the fact that he is not inside watching tv like everybody else. A statement to back up the topic is that, Mr.Mead is dealing with a situation about how technology has taken over the world. To state my thesis is that Mr.Mead is trying to teach a lesson for what society has done and will reflect today. The author says that “He would stand upon the corner of an intersection and peer down long moonlit avenues of sidewalk in four directions, deciding which way to go, but it really made no difference; he was alone in this world
Both Grace and Carlisle are old time cities, without many stores or cell phone services which adds to their isolation. “What we didn’t have included almost anything respectable teenagers might do in the way of entertainment” (Kingsolver High tide in Tuscon 47). Since there are not many forms of entertainment for teens, they are left to themselves and end up stuck in Tucson. In addition, the people in these small towns know everything about everyone and are incredibly nosy. When Codi takes a trip from Grace to Tucson, she is surprised when every person she meets has no prior knowledge of her.
One being a civilized bunch (the kids who wished to have an active rescue fire), and another group that lived like beasts, but not completely (the kids who wanted to hunt). Sooner or later, the already troubling situation has escalated, so fast that the situation becomes deadly with savage murdering and capture (this could have gone worse). Eventually, the conflict ends when they get rescued by an officer after he (the officer) sees smoke rising up from the island. In Lord of the Flies, William Golding presents the idea that most people will be inclined toward evil if there is no authority to control their behavior. First of all, if people were absent for a time out of civilization for too long (or anything similar), they could eventually turn into an evil (or savage) state.
The setting throughout “The Pedestrian” is seen as a future dystopia with restricted freedom. Connecting with the theme, the setting shows that people in this town live under limitations, with one person brave enough to break down the barriers of the corrupt government. Authors have to create a tone for the entire duration of the story, adding effects to the audience’s mood while reading. When Leonard Mead is describing his night as careful and quiet, fear of being caught, but loving the stroll through town, the readers can infer that the author is writing in a cautious, yet peaceful tone. A cautious and peaceful tone used in the story, supporting the theme as the protagonist fears the consequences of conforming to society.
As he wanders around all through the book, people flee from his fearsome appearance. Every time someone sees him they run in fear even though they do not know him. The scars on his face have made him fit in nowhere in the world. Although he is not meaning to scare people, he does when he comes up to them. They yell things like “ugly wretch, hideous monster” (384) at him.
Bromden uses the fog to hide and make himself invisible when he feels threatened or uneasy in any way. Bromden says, “Right and left there are other things happening just as bad—crazy, horrible things too goofy and outlandish to cry about and too much true to laugh about—but the fog is getting thick enough I don’t have to watch” (Kesey 87). The fog is his place of refuge when he feels the need for protection. When someone wakes him from the fog, they say he was just having a bad dream. Bromden feels pulled from the fog against his will forced to face reality again.
Mr. Hooper has a sin that he keeps a secret, it´s a secret sin he can not express nor tell anyone as he is keeping quiet and not answering questions when people of the town question him. His character is very quite that keeps to himself and blocks his feelings from everyone. In the book, Minister's Black Veil the story mentions parable a few times, what is a parable you might ask?. A parable is a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson for instance in this Mr.Hooper is a quiet person of the town and one day out of the blue he just decides to wear an all black veil covering his face, although no one knows why he does such an act if he has not expressed his feelings to anyone, people then start to questioning why he chooses black
Most of the citizens in Stamford did not want any witches or supernatural things around them, for their fear of the devil. Richard Godbeer gave the reader specific scenarios about witchcraft, to show how apposed people were to it despite it being so
People are so reliant on these technological systems that they are incapable of doing tasks themselves. The characters are lazy and have no incentive to divert from their programmed lives. Education and illiteracy are affected by the culture in Fahrenheit 451 as well. Because books are illegal in Fahrenheit 451, no one reads. It causes the citizens to be very unintelligent.
Even though houses surround Mr. Mead, he still feels completely alone. No one tries to stop this alienation because the people taken over cannot, and those in power do not want to because unthinking people who will sit calmly watching their own televisions do not cause problems, as evidenced by the decrease in crime rates in the short story. Additionally, those like Mr. Mead who can still think do not speak out for fear of punishment, like the irrational police encounter. The nature metaphor between a city and a desolate place like the desert highlights the dehumanizing effects computers can have. Second, technology replaces human interactions, isolating people even more.