One thing that is exploited in this book is the lack of societal conflict. It is nearly inevitable to stumble across this theme in the book, because it contrasts our lifestyle. In our society we tend to be fueled by our differences. That leads to both conflict and cooperation. However, the culture of the book seems to fear this lifestyle, because they can’t handle the pain to comes with social conflict.
The divorce rate in the U.S is a problem that shows an increase in its rates compared to the past decades. According to the U.S Census Bureau, around 50 percent of marriages end in a divorce. There are many reasons for divorce from “hard” reasons (e.g., abuse and adultery) to “soft” reasons (e.g., psychological and relational problems). The two most destructive reasons for a divorce is physical violence or alcohol and drug problems, but these reason are less frequently are seen as reasons for divorce. The most common reasons for divorce are the “soft” reasons.
If the government would have let the people read books then they still would not have been able to understand them because the literature is based on experiences and passions that do not exist to them. In Brave New World, the people can not read Othello because beatiful things, such as great literature, tend to last; people continue to like them even when the become quite old. A society based on consumerism... ... middle of paper ... ...eness of society. In the novel everything is very systematic and the people stick to the status quo. During a quarrel, Montag yells to Mildred, “‘... We need not to be let alone.We need to be really bothered once in awhile.
Long-term Effects Unfortunately, the stigmatization of psychological illness is imbedded in today’s perspectives. And though much work is being done to combat the unfair portrayals in the media, there is only so much we can do to eliminate bias and false ideas of what mental illness really is, how it comes about, and how it is treated. This is because the entertainment industry will not be restrained in their portrayals of mental illness any time soon. And consumers will continue to happily view and enjoy these sources of entertainment. However for change to occur it is vital that the media itself take part in shifting the stigmatizing paradigms.
According to the 2001 Census, Ukraine registered a 6.1 percent decline in population. Dr. Oleh Wolowyna, a professor at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, also reports mortality rates in infants and adults have risen due to a poor health care system. The main reason behind an increase in infant death rates is due to an increase in “perinatal complications,” that arise from birth---low birth weight, poor-prenatal nutrition, birth/pregnancy problems, and pre mature birth---- of which are all related to a poor health care system. Adult mortality rates has also risen almost 60% due to a “circulatory diseases” --- stroke, heart attack, and high blood pressure (Jarosewich). Moreover, AIDS has contributed generously to Ukraine’s declining population.
The dominance of literacy in our culture threatens to devalue other types of intelligence. Similarly, the standard form of scholarly writing represses the creative voice, and threatens to inhibit the understanding and interest of the consumer. In “Learning to Read,” Malcolm X stressed that it was essential for him to learn to communicate more effectively. While trying to write a letter to someone he admired, Malcolm thought that the language he used in everyday life... ... middle of paper ... ...t have the blessing of books. Reading is an integral part of our cultural practices because it can also be the means by which we change the attitudes and opinions in our culture.
History tells us about the people of their time. Studying literature will help us to better understand why things happened the way they did and will help us to better prepare for things to come. I learned new things about times of poverty during the great depression. This was a time when the stock market crashed and people lost everything they had. I also learned that Sylvia Plath was the first person to win the Pulitzer Prize after death.
In John Humphreys writing “I 8 txt Msgs: How Texting Is Wrecking Our Language”, he’s strongly against the use of texting due to its negative effects on the English language, and he has strong reasoning to back it up. With the use of texting abbreviations, auto-correct, and the reduced amount of time being spent reading literature, the English language is subsiding. With advancements in texting and technology happening everyday, there is
The settin... ... middle of paper ... ...ral context reaffirms my concern as the novel advises that danger and death are imminent without law and order. The novel The Road written by Cormac McCarthy criticises modern society and people’s value system. McCarthy encourages a reader to think beyond material possessions and appearances as there is much more to life than that. The social context inspired me appreciate my parents in my life for raising me with values and morals that are in favour of being kind to everyone around me. It also concerns me as I fear that some of my actions could have already negatively affected future generations to come.
Throughout the book Bradbury illustrates the solutions and the problems in the world with the colors white and black which is why the book should be saved, it can help with real world issues. All in all, Fahrenheit 451 is a book that should be around and read by people facing similar issues as Bradbury discusses. Banning it would be outrageous because it has potential to help so many people. The issues the world faces are very real, and they need real solutions, as the ones the book illustrate. The banning of Fahrenheit 451 should be stopped so that readers don’t miss out on the lessons it portrays.