The novel Lord of the Flies and the short story “I Only Came to use the Phone” share the main idea of abused power. Characters in both storied prove that having power over others isn’t always necessarily a good thing. These characters lose their morals and begin to act animalistic due to the immense amount of power that they hold over others. Without morals to differentiate the difference between regular human-like behaviors, the characters with power act in inappropriate ways, causing chaos. This chaos carries on throughout each story due to the fact that the authority figures mask the truth that would resolve the main conflict of each story, ending the chaos.
Especially if those people decided to take action against those who hid the information. Ignorance is damaging, but unavoidable for both stories. They are ignorances that are caused by the views of a larger society, or the views of individuals in power that are accepted by the masses. They stifle brilliant minds that could help the masses, but instead they beat them down and silence them. This hurts them in the end by creating a monster of a genius, or a monster of themselves.
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.
Milton is able to do this because it is always worse, and more shocking to see a liked individual reveal himself to be bad, than to always know a bad individual to be bad. Thus, the initial support that Satan gains from readers is designed to alienate him further when his evil side prevails. As the character of Satan progresses, the reader becomes less willing to accept Satan’s goal of freedom of choice. This is... ... middle of paper ... ...n. Satan’s goal of freedom of choice has been lost in his hate. This aspect of Satan serves as the final stage in a reader’s transition from viewing Satan as the brave leader of a just cause, to viewing him as a lowly coward.
After WWII their relationship became even more tense due to the building of new weapons capable of destroying entire countries. The USA built and tested a new type of weapon called the Hydrogen Bomb. The Soviet Union became concerned as to whether the USA would actually use such a weapon. Because of this, the Soviet Union began designing a similar weapon. The war became an argument of who had the biggest weapon.
New inventions such as technology have had an immense influence on war and war strategies. Nuclear warfare throughout the Cold War is a highly destructive tactic used by the military when there is a major conflict or encounter. The weapons are used to inflict harm and destruction on their target or enemy. Nuclear weapons have been around since 1945 and have been solemnly used. Nuclear warfare was put into action because compared to conventional warfare it is greatly more destructive in the range of damage.
In the period of history in which we are living, there is a very strong element of revolt. Revolt against all established institutions. This is good, as those established institutions are, for the most part, extremely oppressive of human personal liberty, and human freedom of thought. People are rightly perceiving all forms of government as basically more interested in their own power and profit than they are in the people they supposedly represent. People are tired of having their own futures and the futures of their children put at risk by the insane scramble for power among those who hold the reins of the various governments all over the planet.
Their society is an ironic model of the real world around them. Many countries today are turning on each other, with violent wars and cruelties. Lord of the Flies shows one that mankind must choose to stop cruelty or face destruction. Many people do not believe in violence or cruelty, unless they are in power. When humans strive for power, they get so power hungry that the power backfires.
Gal... ... middle of paper ... ...s word to label the procreation of successful couples and create a science out of it. Although the obsessive behaviors of humans caused this to become an unhealthy science without any control and boundaries causing violation of humans rights to be a norm. The altruistic aspects of this movement diminished as efforts to artificially improve the human genetic pool resulted in the obstruction of rights for those determined unfit. Eugenics turned into a tool to legally exercise racism, hatred and bigotry against those in lower economical brackets. The negative aspects of the word eugenics, Hitler’s genocide and Americas Action T4 program will forever haunt society as long as technology is around.
Man treated them like regular machines and history has shown us that treating sentiment human beings with minds of their own like mindless drones does not work very well because they will revolt. They do not take kindly to being treated like any old laundry machine or just another science experiment because they have been given minds to view things in their own way. The androids in the novel Do Androids Dream will do anything to be free, even murder. This is a natural consequence and every oppressed class in history has tried to free themselves in ways that were not seen as acceptable. There is a danger that is involved when creating a class of sentient