Books and Movies Reviews

Rage Against the Machine

The world we live in is a beautiful and complex ocean of experiences and adventures. So complex is the world that often one is not able to perceive the subtle powers that orchestrate our lives into mechanic roles of existence. Society has developed a machine to shape every individual character on the face of the planet into a controlled drone capable of living an independent yet monitored life amongst other mindless drones programmed to fulfill their everyday duties. This machine is not tangible, it is not something one can see, but it is something that very few people can feel and understand how it works. This machine is called conformity. It is the intricate and complicated method of producing mass numbers of robots willing to do the bidding of those in power. This machine has been documented; authors have revealed the grasp of the machine on society. Works such as the book One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Dead Poet's Society show the effects of conformity. These works introduce cases when people are aware of the machine, but want to break away from it. In One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey, a crazy hallucinating Native American in an insane ward named Chief Bromden has the power to see unreal images that depict the reality of nature. Being figments re of his imagination, Bromden is the only one who can see them and he knows the great power of the machine, conformity. Frightened of this great restraining force, Bromden battles against the machine, with encouragement from his messiah and fellow inmate, McMurphy. This book shows what effect conformity has done on the patients in the insane ward. The film The Dead Poet's Society also shows the strong pressure of conformity, but in the very real lives of young men in high school trying to leave their meaningless experiences as ordinary students. The trials and hardships that they endure show how difficult such a goal will be to accomplish. But when a…

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