In the book ‘Anthem’ ,Prometheus, also known as ‘Equality 7-2521’, learns that his whole life and raising was a lie, and that there was a time before him where there was not a dictatorial government. Ayn Rand uses plurality in Anthem to convey conformity. Obedience, by definition, is an action of complying with current customs, rules, or styles. Since being an individual is basically eliminated in the city portrayed in Anthem, it’s government can easily force it’s collectivist ideals on all its citizens, who now comply to it. Singular and possessive pronoun use is avoided in this society to help hold the idea of self-uselessness.
In both the novel The Outsider and the movie “Dead poets Society” it is evident that liberty does not exist, since a person is only free while obeying society’s guidelines. It is difficult to Accept that a people live by society’s expectations. Every person aspires to be unique and to have an original life, but everyone lives and acts the way in which they are expected to. This is clearly illustrated by the character Meursault as his personality bothers the reader indirectly, because he is so distinct. The first lines of the novel demonstrate the type of person he is, as he says “Maman died today.
Society had thrown out Oakhurst, Duchess and Mother Shipton for them being themselves; by living their successes they were condemned. The lovers left society because they knew their union wouldn’t be accepted. This is an example in literature about how the society in real life didn’t accept people who were living out their lives on their terms and not according to any unspoken rules that were expected to follow. Though all of the outcasts were looked down upon and their lives were cut short by the storm that forced premature death they had been living the new American success by being themselves and not letting society dictate their every decision. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain show both how society still tries to shape individuals and how Huck lives his own success.
(page 52) The society all says the same thing because, at that time, the government wanted everyone to be “equal”. Society takes away the curiosity of what is beyond just their town. Keeping it the same means no change which can make your emotions stay the same. Montag is sad simply because he is never happy. People need to be bothered, not by self-inflated bubbles but by something important, something real.
This in our eyes is a morbid and gruesome way to be brought down, and the thought that it was almost voluntary and the whole town participates women, men, and children is more then most can stomach. In our minds he who is with out sin shall cast the first stone. Jackson was making a point to Americans through The Lottery that societies are not all as innocent as they believe themselves to be, thus no stone should ever be cast. She illuminated this point through the townspeople's belief that there is no inherent evil in the annual stoning of an innocent victim, because they themselves are without sin. The reader is, nevertheless, incensed by such an act.
The Communist philosophy quite literally expects its citizens to live merely as machines, serving their purpose to the greater good, yet never experiences the pleasures of being alive. Leo is left frustrated and despaired, as many bourgeois were, and began to partake in illegal private trade. This sense of desperation to return to the life of amenities which were at one time rightfully and legally his own, lead him to his arrest and later death. Like Kira, he became consumed with anger and desire to defeat the USSR’s
However, it very rarely comes with the society in mind. The Communist Manifesto states that if we abolish classes, then the idea of working for own gain will also disappear. Unfortunately, men, as thousands of years of history have shown, are quite selfish. As good as the idea of everyone working for the prosperity of society sounds, it is close to impossible because of laziness and selfishness. There is always a person who is lazy or selfish in a larger group of people.
Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed" (Orwell, 256). Having the citizen direct their hate everyday for two minutes at a nation in war, helps keep them distracted and blind to the Party's ability to keep them oppressed. "Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of torture is torture.
There are few that may be questionable, but is it necessary to punish an entire race, every man, woman, and child, when none of them have done anything wrong? These people are being forced to sign, yes, to a loyalty act, when their own country doesn’t even accept them and that is not American, and simply not right. And lastly, these people have been removed from their previous lives, left everything behind and were forced to start over. These people have nothing but one another to build up a stable community for themselves, because they sure do not have your support. They are now just
In 1984, the government refuses to allow the public their own memories and changes memories in order to have complete control over society. Winston was one of the only members of his society who remembered the true past and was not loyal to Big Brother. Nearly everyone else in society believed whatever they were told by the Party because they possessed no memories of the past. The members of the Outer Party willingly accepted everything Big Brother said and obeyed him unhesitatingly. The Party replaces and manipulates the memories of Oceania’s citizens in order to remain in absolute power.