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Articulate Voices In Literature Inspire Change: Ayn Rand, George Orwell, And Ray Bradbury

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In the words of Ayn Rand, “A culture is made or destroyed-by its articulate voices.” (Ayn Rand). “Articulate voices” found in Animal Farm by George Orwell, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and Anthem by Ayn Rand all create or destroy his or her culture. In all three novels, the “articulate voices” inspire change, take actions that affect his or her surroundings, and cause revolutions.
Articulate voices found in all three novels inspire change. In Animal Farm, Old Major is the quintessence of an articulate voice. “Is it not crystal clear comrades that all the evils of this life of ours spring from the tyranny of human beings? Only get rid of men…” (9) . After Old Major tells the animals this, they all begin to question their lives on the farm. They realize that they are being treated unfair and go onto rebelling against Mr. Jones further on into the novel. Likewise, in Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse McClellan inspires change in Montag. “Do you ever read the books you burn?” (8) . Clarisse, overall, in the novel causes a lot of change and realization within Montag. When she says this to him one day, Montag questions his occupation and begins do something that is illegal and is frowned upon in his society; he begins collecting books. Also Clarisse inspires change within Montag when she tells him about what love really is. He begins reflected on his relationship with his wife and realizes that in fact he is not in love with his wife Mildred. In Anthem, Equality inspires change in Liberty. “Our dearest one, fear nothing of the forest…” * (83-84). Equality makes Liberty understand that the society they live in is not an adequate one and that they would be happier living in the Uncharted Forest. From the moment they met in the fields, *****
Articulate voices’ actions also affect his or her surroundings. Napoleon of Animal Farm takes many actions that affect his surroundings. “….nine enormous dogs wearing brass-studded collars came….” () . By expunging Snowball from the farm, he basically changed the surroundings for the good of him and his pig followers. However, although he is promising that the animals were in better condition than when Mr. Jones was in charge, the animals were truly in worse. The animals do not get enough food and the labor is actually harsher than before. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag’s actions affect his wife Mildred, and then eventually the town he lives in. “Montag felt the hidden book pound like heart in his...

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