While Thomas Hobbes believed that all people were wicked only fighting for their own interests, John Locke believed that person were naturally good and once they were born, they were empty slates which makes them learn from their experiences instead of just being outright evil. John Locke believed in democracy because if a government is like an absolute monarch, it won’t satisfy all the needs of the people and this is why the people have a right to revolt against an abusive government as proven in the American Revolutionary War with King George III or the French Revolutionary War with King Louis XVI who didn 't support their citizen’s ideas and goals. Thomas Hobbes believed that people couldn 't be trusted because they would only fight for their own interests, so an absolute monarch would demand obedience to maintain order, but John Locke States that people can be trusted since all people are naturally good but depending on our experiences as they can still govern themselves. The Purpose of the government, according to John Locke is to protect the individual liberties and rights instead of just keeping law and order because with law and order being put strictly, the people would rebel because it didn’t represent them and then the country will collapse because the king was too
Like in many dystopian novels, Divergent has divided different types of people into created class structures to try and perfect humanity and prevent war. These structures are called factions, and people born or switched into them are forced to live their lives and think as the faction demands it. These factions are separated by their character between selflessness, peacefulness, honesty, intelligence, and bravery. Human beings cannot be limited to a single characteristic and one way of thinking. The leaders make it out so the people feel as if they have a choice in what they do with their lives, but the truth is that they are only given the choice to choose between a few pre-determined lifestyles.
“It is this division of thought that makes both Brutus and Cassius see Caesar as dangerous, though Cassius himself suffers no inward division, since he does not see”(Knight 124). This clearly shows how Brutus has poor judgment towards every little matter: There are other flaws in their friendship. When they first meet anstart to plot the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ore experienced person in the group would’ve put Brutus out of power, and he would have had to get something else. Brutus could not really predict what Caesar would have done with the crown. He did know that if Caesar was crowned, however, then he had no chance of ever being crowned himself.
This quote directly shows how the lack of connective thoughts can throw a whole situation in disarray. The author uses irony by discussing how the society would fall apart if everyone was not equal, yet with equal intellectual levels George and Haz... ... middle of paper ... ...ike all announcers, had a serious speech impediment” (14). This shows how they give him the job simply because they know he cannot be successful in it. They chose him because he will not make a good productive impact on society. When something is presented that is doable by everyone it has no meaning.
Furthermore, his mental capacity is great enough to override the annoying sounds that the H-G men create. The reader can obviously see that Harrison has something more to offer, yet his society is binding him down and taking away his individuality: "Harrison 's only crime was taking control of the television studio, but his motives outweighed the crime. He was shot for exposing the world to beauty" (Marton). In this sense, Harrison represents uniqueness of an individual. He is the one willing to exploit his society and have variation as being a celebration of oneself not a crime, or is this possibly his only
You conform because you don’t think and that is why the biggest themes in the book are censorship and conformity because when the two things censorship and suppression are combined you are scared, dumb and have no sources to change other than pure hearts and a bunch of Montags and Clarisse’s and Faber’s. In conclusion your own decisions is what leads to downfall of this and the next society because you are the leaders of this one and will create the leaders of the next and you my friend are the key to the next safe society so look at yourself in the mirror understand the role of the prophet towards humanity and then THINK! And free up your ideas don’t let them get suppressed.
The social life of the people in both stories was controlled by the government bringing it apart as the society became full of people who cannot add any value to it. They were made like toys that are being controlled and told what to do and not to do. If the government plays a part in designing the social life of its citizens, then the society will be not be integrated. This is because, all people will be made equal like in the two stories and there will be no development in the society as everyone thinks the same way. In Harrison Bergeron story, the people are made equal by debilitating the ones who seem to have higher abilities and th... ... middle of paper ... ...of skin, language and social status.
The government has implored a range of methods to do this, but the language of Newspeak is the most effective. By using Newspeak the Party predominates the population’s minds. They do this by ‘…cutting the language down to the bone’ and to ‘…narrow the range of thought…’. An example of this is the word ‘free’, which is part of Newspeak, but under no circumstances can it ever be used politically or in reference to freedom, because ‘…the concept of freedom has been abolished’. The concept of freedom carries connotations of happiness and individuality yet Newspeak literally nullifies the existence of these chattels.
Humility is one of the most important traits a hero can have and honestly I don’t think Odysseus even knows the meaning of the word. The first glimpse into Odysseus’ arrogance is after they ransacked the Cicones’ sacred city. They could have stopped there and not lost half their crew or angered Poseidon, but because of his greed the whole crew suffered. Odysseus may have been the one to get them off the Cyclops’ island, but he is also the one who got them into that situation in the first place. A humble leader should care more for the welfare of his crew than advancing their own agenda.
For example, look at our government; they certainly don’t have any openness in their hearts, except for a few people who surprise the public. The government of the Unites States has trouble with the truth, and yet we pride ourselves for being upright and honest. Of course, compared to other countries we are so much more ethical with our justice system. Yet in this country we have deceit, betrayal, and these people hide their true selves. They’re scared because they think that if they show weakness or flaw for any sort, that people will think lesser of them and create rumors.