In the start of Fahrenheit 451, Montag’s thoughts are that fire is good for society. He burns books for a living, and never thought twice about doing his job. That is until he meets characters such as Clarisse, Beatty, and the academics. Montag’s understanding of the nature of fire changes as he becomes enlightened through his relationships. “It was a pleasure to burn” (1).
First, the movement kills any form of social progress. The truth is covered with political correctness which grows more problems instead of solving them. In America, the people are not allowed to discuss some topics due to their taboo nature. People are taught to hold their tongue on discussions of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, and etc because otherwise they could be called a sexist, racist, and or bigot. These terms are thrown around so much and with no regard of the consequences.
Although Gilead was made to replenish the population, the means to do so exploited religion and ignored the interests of the individual; to deny people the right to love who they want, or anyone at all, is evidently crossing beyond what was needed to repopulate and is now a means of one’s own desires to hold power. The republic of Gilead was created to “give a solution to men’s problem: inability to feel” and to “return to na... ... middle of paper ... ...ilead is created, people continue to fall to their selfish tendencies, which ultimately leads to the collapse of the regime. Gilead was the result of the selfish nature of humankind, and also embodied and exemplified those tendencies in their ideals and values. This communal deterioration due to self-interest is not only evident in the handmaid’s tale, but in the Glass Menagerie as well. The entire Wingfield family falls due to the character’s proclivities to fulfill their own desires; The father abandons his family in pursuit of his own happiness, and Tom later follows in his footsteps to attain his own personal dreams.
Finally, the destruction of the American Dream is also caused by the lack of solidarity of this society shown in the novel. Lack of solidarity reflects the extremes of careless people and their lack of values. Therefore, in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby", the American Dream faded away due to, materialism, infidelity, and lack of solidarity that suddenly emerged. In "The Great Gatsby", materialism is one of the greatest causes of the American Dream's destruction. This society is completely full of materialistic values and only cares about what people think of their appearance.
A dystopia is an imaginary, imperfect place where those who dwell are faced with terrible circumstances. The novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley illustrates the concept of a dystopia. A utopia is an ideal place where everything is perfect, but in the novel, it becomes apparent that the author is trying to demonstrate the negative effects on a society when it attempts to become an unreachable utopian society. Brave New World is seen as a dystopia for many reasons, as citizens are deprived of freedom, programmed to be emotionless and under the control of a corrupt dictatorship. These points illustrate the irony of a society’s attempt to reach utopia by opposing ethics and morality; citizens are tragically distanced from paradise, leading to the creation of a dystopia.
the colossal stupidity of the authorities,” Doctor Stockmann deconstructs this appalling social system. This speech criticizes the lack of intelligence the authorities have shown and the need for their destruction. If freedom is to exist for individuals, the first step must be to do away with worthless officials and authorities that force the people to make a choice from the narrow selection they provide. What is right in one situation may not hold true in another, but the authorities force all people to live under the same laws with the same punishments instead of allowing for diversity. However, Stockmann does not stop there.
Relationships don’t even exist and family is forbidden to all. Their saying everyone is for everyone has taking its toll on society and shows how government power has manipulated the citizens to believe in that way. Government control in both societies has exceeded its authority to promote happiness that their citizens are actually unhappy. The worlds in both novels are giving a fake reality to stop citizens from seeing the actual truth, all in which lead them to be emotionless and heartless. The two best emotions both books are supposed to represent in their own way actually downplay it by insufficient
First the government use firemen to get rid of books because they are afraid people will rebel, they use preventative measures like censorship to hide from the public the truth, the government promotes ignorance to make it easier for them to control their citizens. Because the government makes books illegal, they make people suppress feelings and also makes them miserable without them knowing. In Fahrenheit 451 Censorship play a big role in the story, Censorship is the act of changing or supp... ... middle of paper ... ... ideas in books and understand them. Before this Montag never questioned the way he lives, he was blinded by all the distractions. The role that Clarisse plays in the book enables Montag to break free of the ignorance.
The way it is evil is that corruption has blinded society by the way we think and act, it allows people in society to think that doing evil things is an ok thing to do. The reason corruption has changed the way society thinks is, when we hear that it has not only led to the breaking of the managerial system and weak authority, but also some serious causes like poverty. Which, has led to the society’s disability to think and act freely, allowing for evil to take over. Although, the evil is not done face to face, it is more of a silent evil that involves money and destruction, done by the wealthy to profit off of the poor. It has changed all of our values and has destroyed the reminince of our morality.
Imagine living in a society where there is no sense of independence, individual thought or freedom. A society where the government uses disturbing methods that dehumanize people in order to force conformity upon them. Taking away any sense of emotion, It would be very undesirable to live in a society with such oppression. Such society is portrayed in Aldous Huxley's novel Brave New World. The World State uses social restrictions to create permanent artificial personalities for people within the society.