Morality In Preobrazhensky's Heart Of A Dog

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Once transformed from dog to man, the reader witnesses the dog who has appreciated the doctor’s hospitality and prestige in the beginning for taking him in, giving him a new collar which makes him feel important rather than just another stray dog on the street, to the new soviet man when he is transformed. Soon all the respect he had for Preobrazhensky and his way of life disappeared, instead the new proletarian way of thinking and acting takes over Sharikov. He mocks the doctor openly with table manners and saying “Everythings here’s like on parade, the napkin here the tie there, and ‘excuse me’ … you torment yourselves as though you were still under the tsar” (49). Sharikov drinks, smokes and gropes at women, and still is accepted by the…show more content…
In the story Heart of a Dog, the reader can tell that the Preobrazhensky dislikes the new revolutionary life and way of thinking, how he misses how it once was. He remarks how people have just become thieves in his society now, referencing galoshes disappearing from his hall ever since the revolution started. But before then it was no problem. The pre-revoultionary society had tittles and prestige that people had worked for, Preobrazhensky is an educated individual with advanced studies which puts him above most of the population which had come to power. In this new society, everyone is equal, the doctor and the person who has the task of cleaning up the stray city cats. While before the revolution, they would have been on two different levels of prestige based on occupation and…show more content…
In Evgeny Zamyatin’s We, the reader witnesses a transformation in D-503. The transformation turns D-503 from a logical and obedient servant to the One state, to a chaotic minded rebel working against it and for MEPHI toward the end. As chief architect of the Integral, D-503 documents his life in the One State through journal entries and makes it clear early how his life is broken down into a table of hours, where he is given free time to spend with his two sexual partners O-90 and I-330. He has two partners as a way for the One State to limit feelings of love and emotion towards each other, but I-330 is different and is able to plant a seed in D-503’s mind, a seed of chaos. D-503 goes from being a well ordered individual to being a chaotic part of the revolution almost immediately after having the first encounter with I-330. I-330 who represents chaos to order in the novel, smokes, drinks, and even dresses differently, D-503 threatens to report her, but he doesn’t and it becomes clear to the reader that I-330 has gotten to him and that he may be falling for her. I-330 opened D-503’s mind, exposing him to life beyond the green wall, the idea that revolution will never stop, that the One State will be defeated. Soon D-503 begins to accept this and starts to turn in the direction of the rebellion against the One State after seeing how oppressing it is, and what life could be. But in the end the One State reigns supreme, killing his “love” I-330 and brainwashing him back to
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