Thread: Literary We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #11
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I also found the ending, the “operation” that everyone so willing submitted to, the most horrifying aspect of the novel. In many ways more depressing and harsh then the ending of 1984 by George Orwell. Not only is the resistance to the state discovered and rooted out, but all hope of any future resistance permanently removed. Chilling thought though. How about the real use of lobotomy in our real world? Or even Prozac? It did raise one question in my mind though and that is why the torture of I-330 at the end? I mean why would that be necessary when the operation could have turned her into another cog in the state without thought of rebellion or aspiration?
I agree - both about the comparison with 1984 and for what happened with I- at the end. As I mentioned earlier, I felt the plot was a bit strange in parts and didn't always make sense to me.

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I guess I disagree with Caleb and Paola in that I thought in that D-503's attraction to I-330 did have a great deal to do with sexual attraction as well as his sense that she was different.
Yes, you're probably right there. I may be looking far too much into it. I was trying to reduce everything down to the struggle between the rational and irrational - the primitive and the sophisticated.
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