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I think that one of the most dominant conventional values in One State's society is a lack of privacy. The idea that the government is able to present itself in all aspects of an individual's life...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2015 7:14 pm UTC

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D-530, the fictional person writing the story of the "One State," has, oddly enough, a poetic streak and that comes out through his first-person narrative. For example, he uses a metaphor when he...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2020 2:03 pm UTC

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The ending to Zamyatin's work is one where there is difficulty in finding hope. D-503 has become a being where there is no hope for change. The idea of "reason must prevail" is one whereby the...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2011 1:17 pm UTC

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Zamyatin's seminal anti-utopian novel is a picture of a dehumanized world, one in which traditional forms of religious belief have vanished. This does not mean, of course, that "religion" does not...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2018 3:14 am UTC

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The most fundamental sense of the "body" in the dystopia of Zamyatin's We is that of the One State itself, or more precisely, its citizens, or "numbers," who collectively embody it. The leaders...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2020 12:24 am UTC

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I-330 alters D-503's entire perception of his life. He becomes obsessed with her and starts to become more aware of his inner life, something he repressed for the benefit of his subservience to the...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2020 12:03 pm UTC

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I think that Zamyatin clearly understands that the shift in the world taking place at the start of the 20th Century could be a pivot towards a world where centralized authority is rooted in the...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2012 11:53 pm UTC

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One way to examine something not already in the limelight is to approach a traditional question from a new angle. For instance, ever since Peter the Great remade the Russian identity in the image...

Latest answer posted March 30, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

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The society depicted in We is a dystopian one in which years of war has led all surviving citizens to be grouped together into a single city which resembles the city-states of medieval Italy. This...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2018 11:43 am UTC

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The quote you're looking for is at the top of page 151. It is located on the third page in Record 28 of We by Eugene (Yevgeny) Zamyatin. The edition this quote is from was published by E.P. Dutton...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2017 7:27 am UTC

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