Doc is a very brilliant and compassionate man. Though his being the only highly intelligent resident in Cannery Row is what sets him apart from others. Every single person respects and idolizes Doc, but at the same time, no one can fully comprehend him or give Doc complete company. Even while Hazel accompanies Doc on a trip to the tide pools, Doc is very much shown as being out casted from Hazel and everybody else. In response to Hazel’s question about stink beetles, Doc answers, “The remarkable thing…isn’t that they put their tails up in the air- the really incredible thing is that we find it remarkable” (38).
In all three of the novels, the reader is presented with a world that is much unlike their own but the authors manage to portray the world with a sense of realism and credibility using only their own knowledge and future predictions . In Brave New World, Huxley took inspiration from the advances that science was making at the time and also what was happening in the world to predict in which direction society was heading. Wells on the other hand drew upon his socialist background and predicted that the class division would evolve to become such a big problem that eventually the human race would actually become a split species because of it. Golding, however, didn’t look into the future at all; instead, he looked back to our primitive roots to see if anything could be learnt from our Neanderthal ancestors, and having just experienced the war, wrote The Inheritors to make a point about how we have always had this Neolithic tendency to attack our own kind for dominance Out of all the 3 books, Huxley’s Brave New World is the one that is most advanced in terms of science and he therefore uses a more scientific language to portray the world with a sense of being grounded in reality. Therefore as a reader you have to make more of an effort to understand and engage with the language he uses and as a result of this, the world which he is creating becomes much more real and believable.
When he was young, Mond used to be a “pretty good physicist” (p. 270, l. 3) who realised that all the science happening in the Brave New World was not more than “an orthodox theory of cooking” (p. 270, l 6). Rebelling against those set limits of society by starting to do “a bit of […] illicit cooking” (p. 270, l. 10), Mond endangered the stability of society and was confronted with the choice between being sent to an island or abandon his research and become a World Controller. Today, Mond sometimes considers the exile as “a really reward” (p.271, l. 15), where it is possible to meet the most independently thinking men and women (p. 271, l. 16). But, though Mond himself was a rebel in the past, the Controller argues now scientific freedom as well as literature and art must be sacrificed in order to secure social stability as the maximum goal of society which is then directly linked to maximum goal of the perfect past-Fordian society, the “other people’s happiness” (p. 272, l. 4). “Happiness is a hard master” (p. 272, l. 4) according to Mond, but he is convinced that happiness is even harder to achieve, when one “isn’t conditioned to accept it unquestionably, than truth” (p. 272, l. 6).
Evolution of Torvald’s character is shown from a man in control of his life, his wife and his household, to a man in front of whom his whole perfect life falls apart all thanks to one woman. Ibsen showed the future of many husbands who do not take into consideration their spouse’s desires and needs. When comparing Torvald and the shallowness of his character to Nora’s, it would be like looking at an informatory pamphlet vs. a two thousand page book. Torvald is very plain; he knows what he wants and expects everyone to follow his orders. He enjoys being the patriarch - the head of the family, enjoys holding all the strings in the household; he views himself superior emotionally and intellectually and he treats his wife as a foolish child and a plaything.
Frank and Clegg at first seem free from particular social chains. Social chains being particular laws or moral codes that may in some way shackle an individual. To an extent this is true for both protagonists, however they are prisoners of their own psyche, also that of their parentage and physical inadequacies. Clegg is bound by his obsession for collecting beautiful objects, his position in society, and the struggle to adapt to the freer modern society of the 60’s. Frank on the other hand does not struggle with class issues, nor does he fail to recognize the world he lives in.
Divergent: Dystopian Society A punch is thrown, a gun is shot, a person screams. This is the life of a Dauntless. Though some factions are known for being peaceful, selfless and honest others are known for their arrogance in their knowledge and their lack of being cowards. Through this each person must find a faction that fits them. To the people of this society, it feels like a perfect world.
This concept is explored in Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, which shows what can happen when a hedonistic society is allowed to create its own ‘perfect world’ or utopia. Huxley uses satire to reveal the truths about such a society and while doing so, presents a personal criticism of a society that he feels is on the way of losing its sanity. All aspects of society in the Brave New World are negatively affected while trying to create a perfect place. The importance of love has completely disappeared as well as its purest meaning. Also, knowledge and history have been thrown away in the hopes of creating a world unaffected by its past and unthreatened by progression.
Of course, nice things happen as well but not many. Cyber world is much more dangerous than it appears. “Love does not see flaws; love makes one unable to see things as they really are” In the world of internet life has become irresistible nowadays. I become an eye-witness of some mail order bride and how these businesses are growing tremendously day by day. As we all know “love is blind” makes one who is fall in love cannot see the reality and becoming a blind person who looks but can not see.
One name that is still familiar with society today and still creates controversy all around the world is Adolf Hitler. This man touched and transformed the lives of many citizens around the world, targeting mostly minorities. His life started out with misery, being denied into art school then to gaining enough power to create his own political group Nazism and becoming Chancellor of Germany, a powerful dictator. Hitler was intelligent knowing who to target, the youth; his charisma shined and gave hope to his people. Everything in history could have been different if the treaty of Versailles was different and Germany was not in despair and desperate for a proper leader.
Although his actions are very insane, they can be seen as rational to reader considering hedonism. Devotion to pleasure, hedonism, makes Dorian be deceitful about his true self by deflecting the attention of the public from the mad man to the beautiful and intelligent gentlemen. Dorian is, young, sensitive, and emotional, meaning that he is susceptible to manipulation. Lord Henry takes advantage of that opportunity and gives Dorian the yellow book; this book opens up the world of hedonism and aestheticism which eventually turns his young life into an eternal oblivion of misery. Dorian develops a fear of aging so he tries to live his life as if it was his last day on earth.