There are however cracks in the perceived happiness of this seemingly perfect society. Helmholtz, Bernard, and Lenina are examples of the cracks in what was a seemingly perfect society. Helmholtz was a model example of his caste. Yet, he felt he had a job that was empty and meaningless. He wanted to start writing to do something more significant.
Many people, especially in today’s society, get caught up in materialism and forget some of the things that matter. Cormac McCarthy and John Grady Cole value simplicity and their lives reflect their idea of living a simple life. Cormac McCarthy has the ability to live a wealthy lifestyle, yet he chooses a different route. “Aware that gifted American writers don’t have to endure the kind of neglect and hardship that have been his, McCarthy has chosen to be hardheaded about the terms of his success…he seems immensely proved to be the kind of writer who has almost ceased to exist” (Woodward 8). McCarthy is satisfied with living conditions that some would consider rather poor.
This could also mean that a logically necessary truth could be conceived as false if you don’t completely understand it. This opens the problem that just because something is logically possible then
Samuel Irving Bellman is one among many of the critics who have mixed emotions about the story. After first reading the novel in 1943, Bellman found it to be flat, unappealing, and unimaginative. He felt the characters were lifeless and hard to imagine as players in a human drama. A major drawback of his is Wharton’s love-hate triangle between Ethan, Zeena, and Mattie. From a positive perspective, “Ethan Frome is important to Wharton’s canon because it represents her confident coming of age as an artist…It has gained its place as a masterpiece of American literature for its style: it is brilliant in its economy, clarity, and structure (Bellman).” Here, he is explaining that Ethan Frome deserves to be a classic for its style, although he is not personally fond of the book.
Selected Citations from Poor Richard's Almanack “None but the well-bred man knows how to confess a fault, or acknowledge himself in an error.” and “How few there are who have courage enough to own their Faults, or resolution enough to mend them!” These quotations basically mean that most people don't like to look inside themselves and see their flaws. A well-bred and courageous person sees who they are and acknowledges it without getting discouraged or insecure. The second part means that most people go on with their lives dealing with their flaws and trying to fix them to make themselves a better person. We all know that as humans it is in our nature that we make mistakes and faults but few of us have the guts to acknowledge their faults. These quotes is relevant to me that in every fault or failure I make I don’t have to be defensive about it but accept these mistakes and to use them as stepping stone to improve myself and change for the better.
When judging leaders, it is easy to point out and scrutinize their decisions and actions. What most people forget to think about is the reason for such decisions. Many people hope to love their leaders and believe that they will guide them in the right direction. Sometimes, however, there are leaders that people may not love but that are more effective overall then the leaders that are loved. In Lord of the Flies by William Golding, the two main characters Jack and Ralph assume different leadership positions on the island where they are stranded.
In Huxley’s’ Brave New World, the world’s motto states community, Identity, and Stability (Huxley 3), in contrast to 1984’s, War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength, and Freedom is Slavery motto (Orwell 4). The novel Brave New World shows that in order for a dystopian society to achieve a state of stability, a loss of individuality, and the undoing of mother nature must occur. Successfully engineering these conditions produces a world where people are finally living "happily ever after," but at a great cost. The main element of what makes a person unique are the emotions that inhabit their minds, which they can control to some degree, "Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery" (Huxley 150). However, in Brave New World, the government uses the drug soma to suppress humans from having negative emotions.
Has Huxley written a book about what a perfect society is, or has he written about degradation humans? The society in Brave New World is functional, it protects it's people everyone is happy, and it keeps people safe. The lives of the people seem to be horrible because they have no individuality. Yet their lives are much better than ours. In a Utopia the things that hurt the society and make it unstable the same things that make people happy in a modern society.
All throughout the book, Guy Montag stands up for what he believes is right and not like the dystopian government that takes place during that time. He is a very intelligent man, and has a good head on his shoulders. Even though he is really smart, he believes he is a traitor. Even worse than a traitor, a fireman traitor. As feeling like the traitor he is, he still will not give up his books.
Each character in a story gives off a different personality which makes some more likable than the others. As for Ralph and Piggy from Lord of the Flies, their characters aren’t exactly my favorite. Although Ralph does his best to act like a leader, he’s somewhat a pushover; as for Piggy, his personality can be considered irritable. As the main protagonist and leader, Ralph has to keep everyone in check and try to run things smoothly. Although he’s a stubborn person, he can also be considered a pushover.