Freedom's True Meaning In The Pedestrian By Ray Bradbury

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Freedom’s True Meaning Many believe that freedom is being able to do and say whatever you'd like without consequences. In ways this may be true but, when we say or do things that are against rules or that challenge society we might find ourselves in trouble. But if we don't challenge society or anything else for that matter we find ourselves stuck without change. Leading to the idea that the true meaning of freedom is being able to speak up for what you believe in; Whether it results in punishment or not. If that's what you believe in then preach it all you want. Our government might have the authority to take away our freedom by locking us away or finding another form of punishment. We find that freedom is a recurring theme in our MyPerspective…show more content…
It’s not uncommon to see this in literacy, authors writing their own sets of rules in their books and playing their stories to those rules. In a fictional story, The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury, we find the main character, an older man, named Leonard Mead; This story takes place in A.D. 2053, about 35 years into the future from now where at night you can only find the darkness of homes and the neighborhoods that closely resembled a graveyard. After what seemed like a ordinary stroll at night Mr.Mead would find himself in the back of a cop car, owing to the fact that his freedom to walk had been taken away. It seems as if the rest of the world had given up their freedom and were not interested in fighting back “The police, of course, but what a rare, incredible thing; in a city of three million, there was only one police car left,...” (Bradbury Para.17) Unlike this story our society has established documents such as, the U.S. Constitution. This ensures that the government doesn't become too strong and allow people to live without fear of their rights being taken away. In the U.S. Constitution we have sets of rules that are called amendments, there are 27 of these and the first ten have adopted the name the bill of rights. These rights protect all people and each amendment has a history and was fought for to be added on like anti-segregation…show more content…
So they decided to write the Declaration of Independence and this was an example of a tool for establishing freedom. A tool for freedom is to step up and speak for what you believe in this freedom should be taken away. “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to separation.” (D.o.I, Sect. 2) Some might oppose a government but, in reality we wouldn't be able to run without one. A good government would be a gift to people, so that they have people leading them and handling things for them. “ because I think a general government necessary for us, and there is no form of government but what may be a blessing to the people, if well administered;” (Franklin Speech in the convention) Some mandatory tools a country needs is a form of government and enforcement. Without it there would be too much conflict and it would tear any kind of establishment

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