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leeeee | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 22, 2010 at 1:57 AM via web

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Why don't prisoners try to escape from the Palace of Corrective Detention despite the old locks and lack of guards?

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snsuber | Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 22, 2010 at 10:28 AM (Answer #1)

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There is no need for strong locks and guards at the Palace of Corrective Detention because the people in Equality's society have been brainwashed to follow the rules completely.

It was easy to escape from the Palace of Corrective Detention...There is no reason to have guards, for men have never defied the Councils so far as to escape from whatever place they were ordered to be.

These words spoken by Equality in chapter VI of the text illustrate that if someone were to even end up in a cell, which is very rare, they still would be so enmeshed in their society's concepts of order that they wouldn't think to try to open the door. They would just do as they were told and wait.

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