Dystopian novels question what is wrong with society, like Fahrenheit 451 and Oryx and Crake question the repression in intellectuals. But, the intellect of these characters causes chaos in society and it perishes. The ones who ruin society are people who have a voice because they cannot live with the status quo. Knowledge can get people in hot water because in futuristic society the government only has say. Both these novels are so different, but they send the same message.
Power is a very dangerous obsession because it corrupts many individuals. The idea of power corrupting individuals has been present since the time of Hitler, and Napoleon but it has gotten worst in the present time because of the advance technology and individuals ambition for money. A perfect example of an individual that is corrupted by power is Muammar Gaddafi. Muammar Gaddafi, tyrant of Libya, shocked the world by his use of power. Another great example of how power corrupts an individual is shown in the play, Macbeth written by William Shakespeare.
The conceited action of these individuals are influenced by power and contribute to the death and arrest of many in Salem. The corrupting influence of power is explored in The Crucible by the actions of individuals who possess it or seek to abuse it. These individuals act for their own benefit and in turn destroy their community. Power acts as a catalyst in a society which is vulnerable to mass hysteria and causes individuals to favor unjust trials for personal gain. Arthur Miller explores this message in The Crucible by showing how power destroys a society through its own members and causes the unjust death of many
Let you not mistake your duty as I mistook my own...where I turned the eye of my great faith, blood flowed up. Beware Goody Proctor-cleave to no faith when faith brings blood. Reverend Hale realizes his job of finding and ridding the world of witches is false. “It is mistaken law that leads you to sacrifice.” He no longer believes in witches. Hale urges Goody Proctor to get her husband to confess to save his life.
The people of Salem would swiftly blame the devil as when something bad or evil would happen. Towards the beginning of Act One we see this when Betty falls sick and Mrs Putnam says, “I’d not call it sick; the Devil’s touch is heavier than sick”, this shows us what a strongly religious society Salem was at this time. This makes the ... ... middle of paper ... ...he liked her power. She likes to be in control. The society has a strong pride.
In communities people don’t think, they cannot be ‘intellectuals’, and they are forced become drones of the government’s ideals. In the novel Farenheit 451 irony is used to express the complex ideas of the society, but also gives the book more understanding and meaning by making us think differently, how characters are ironically told not to. First if all, one ironic example in the story is the fact that firemen are starting fires when they burn books, when firemen are supposed it put fires out. On page 8, Bradbury writes as Clarisse argues softly with Montag, 'Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?’ ‘No. Houses.
There is a murdering witch among us, bound to keep herself in the dark,” (Miller, CITATION). They are all so worried about the wrath of God that “even as they beg for mercy and sympathy… they act in accordance… with that other component of the divine will—justice—which God has specifically chosen not to express by substituting the covenant of grace for His justifiable wrath,” (Budick, 28). The wrath of God is one of the most terrifying things so if they can blame a witch then
People will be able to justify their reasons and you must accept their views as just as valid as yours. Arguments for Abortion! Every women has the... ... middle of paper ... ...ment at the moment of conception. Pro-life is a belief that the woman who is pregnant should make her own decision, after counselling, about whether or not to continue her pregnancy based on full information about all her options. Abortion and Euthanasia Coursework Conclusion ========== As a Roman Catholic I'm totally against both abortion and euthanasia although in the case of abortion I feel that if a woman is forcefully raped against her will then if she wants she can abort the baby.
If we undergo or commit abortion we are doing just that, killing. The Catholic Church states that every person has the 'right to life.' A foetus is a person and abortion destroys its right to life, so it too claims that abortion is wrong. Abortion can never be allowed for Catholics. But still many people feel they are right to have an abortion as a way to solve a situation that they have got themselves into.
Since the inception of communism in the early 1840’s, the idea has created turmoil and instilled fear in both the western world and eastern world alike. This philosophy, created by Karl Marx in his novel The Communist Manifesto has started wars, created a massive decline in productivity and destroyed the liberty of many deserving citizens. Leaders of communism, including Hugo Chavez and Joseph Stalin, have perfected the art of exploitation of the mind through mob mentality, or the human tendency to take on certain emotional, violent behaviors in large groups. Arthur Miller in the play The Crucible and Ray Bradbury in his novel Fahrenheit 451 critique the negative effects of communism, especially the mob mentality its leaders create in referencing a similar past, historical event and a possible future consequence. A unique characteristic of mob mentality is decline of thought and reason.