These problems however, are exasperated by the society he lives in. 'Thought crime', punishable by death, goes so far as to prohibit freedom of thought, nevermind speech. The Party want their people to be simply hate machines, incapable of love or even original thought, it wants them to live by slogans instead of natural instinct .By the end of the first chapter Winston believes that what he is thinking and feeling will eventually get him killed, and by the middle of the book he takes to repeating the dogma "we are the dead". Right from the beginning we see this fatalist thinking in all Winston does, as if he lives his whole life under a self imposed death sentence. At times it seems he actually does know he will be caught and has just trained his mind to accept this as inevitable.
In Ray Bradbury's award-winning novel, Fahrenheit 451, society feels the true weight of those who are powerful, the government, but the beauty of it is that the people do not realize it. The government works to destroy all books and knowledgeable material, and essentially eradicate all the individualism, the personal opinions of the people. Guy Montag, the main character and protagonist, makes an effort to resist the oppressiveness of the government, yet soon realizes that his sole efforts will never be sufficient to bring awareness to the oblivious people, as the government had removed all judgment and personal opinion, destroyed any evidence of their existence. The people had been lost to the power of the government. Hence, Fahrenheit society falls victim to the government because the people allow their minds to be overtaken and their individualism to be destroyed.
Land of the Free Home of the Blind Political Illiteracy in America There is little worse than the feeling of helplessness. As it builds within our consciousness we grow increasingly agitated, reminded of our own vulnerability to the outside world. As the feeling of helplessness expands, we construct a shield - an invisible barricade against the things we do not know and understand. For we fear that these things will hurt us. How is it possible that millions of Americans spend their entire lives fighting this feeling, sinking deeper into a sea of their own frenzied confusion?
Lately, Klansmen have been running for office and other government jobs like that. Although the Ku Klux Klan and the Brotherhood have nothing really outstandingly in common, they are both considered evil by their society which are the U.S. government and the Party. The Ku Klux Klan is not fighting to make things better, nor are they doing anything constructive. In the Brotherhood they are out to make life better for all. The Anarchy Organization's purpose, according to Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, is to abolish "established order using violent ways".
The government would rather just burn the books and give society all the information they need rather than producing a two sided way that offers a choice (76). In this dystopian society people are only being fed certain information. This becomes problematic for Montag because he was never an ordinary man. His free thinking form of intelligence quickly sets him apart from his peers. His wife Mildred on the other hand is a perfect example of one of the government’s puppets.
One supreme culture has yet to exist because a supreme culture will never exist. Everyone who abides by set laws is the same and is entitled to equal treatment. Unfortunately that has also never been the case in America. Someone representing a conceited culture always believes they must be entitled to more than another because they are somehow better the others. Arguments between culture lead to violence which twists the argument into a hate match that is never a solution.
One of the American Dream's greatest causes for its death is materialism. This means that the modern values turned the American Dream's wholesome principles into materialistic ones making people lack ideals and have their appearance as a privilege. On the other hand, the American Dream also fades way due to infidelity. With this term it is meant that people were unfaithful to their respective partners showing no respect at all among them and having no principles. Finally, the destruction of the American Dream is also caused by the lack of solidarity of this society shown in the novel.
This story shows the danger of a world in which the government has too much control. The novel shows how the government controls its people, eliminating their individuality and the essence of everything that makes a human a human. "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed-if all records told the same tale-then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'" (Page 37) Though this society is efficient, it means little since the people cannot enjoy freedom and therefore have no rights.
The doctor refuses to even speak to him because he does not want to speak to a lower-class man. He first refuses to see his son based on his assumption that he has no money to pay him. The doctor and other sociality figures in the novel represent the struggle that the lower classes face because of their race and cultural background. In 2012, the Ku Klux Klan stages a fright with the Westboro Baptist Church. The WBC’s plan is to picket at the funerals of children in Connecticut’s Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, where they claim is because of a mitigated attitude toward homosexuality... ... middle of paper ... ...eps toward real human progress.
Abraham Bravo AP Literature P. Hood 21 April 2014 The Insanity That Is Society Throughout history, people have determined who's insane or not by their social behaviors, which were created by codes and belief systems. Yet, there can be so many created rules and expected qualities and attitudes, to the point where it is impossible to not seem insane. There were and still are views held by the majority that isn't beneficial to the rest of society. For example, with homosexual people, people believed that could be cured with religion and were deemed insane by society and shunned. Authors all around have spoken against these social systems, among them the American writer Ken Kesey.