A hero is defined as someone who has generally good qualities. Someone who has the ability to help people, and is good natured. In this sense, can the main characters of 1984 and Feed be considered “heroes”? Winston, definitely has some qualities of being a hero. He is aware of the terrible things that the government is doing, and he isn’t susceptible to the Party’s lies. On top of that, he hates the authority, but fears them. Usually, a hero will know their own limits, and in this way Winston qualifies as a hero. Also, in a sense, Violet and Winston are very similar. Violet is also aware of the things that the society is doing to the world. And, because of her being homeschooled, she is smarter than most people in the world and sees the society and hates it. She breaks down at one point, due to her feed malfunctioning, and starts yelling at how the society is crumbling. She is someone who is more likely to get angry and do something, rather than sit there and do nothing at all. In this way, she also qualifies as a hero. Julia and Titus are also similar in their qualities. Both of them are rather passive about the government being in control, and believe that they can’t do anything. However, they’re both very ignorant of the society, as well as they are very accepting of it. They believe that they can’t change the society, but instead rebel within the limits of it. Julia rebels by having sex. An odd act, but in the society that she was in, having sex for pleasure was greatly frowned upon. Titus, is also like this, but only after he meets Violet. He’s very accepting of the society until Violet points out a lot of the things that are wrong with it. He’s also very nice and was rather ignorant of it. However, one he has “awoken” then he is immediately in disgust of the society. Despite being kind, he is someone who can get angry or sad and is greatly affected by other people. When Violet’s Feed starts malfunctioning more, he is distressed and starts to do things he wouldn’t normally do. Him and a few others go into mal, something that he had refused to do before. Despite these qualities, there are things that make them less likely to be “heroes”.
Winston, is so afraid of the society, that he’s not willing to do anything. He’s selfish in the way that he will only care about himself. He gets upset easily and is easily fooled. Violet, is actually different than Winston in this sense. She is socially awkward and is overconfident. She knows that she is smarter than everyone else, and has a superiority complex over everyone. She knows she’s smarter, and has to hold that position. Also, when she gets selfish, she’ll go on about how she has to have this. A good example is the dancing. She wants to go dancing, and is constantly bringing it up to Titus, always saying “I want to dance”. The other characters are all selfish, however they are selfish in their own ways.. Julia is whimsical. She’ll go out and do random things on a whim. She’s indecisive in what she wants, and is selfish when she knows what she wants. She’s confident in her hiding her true nature and is willing to do almost anything to get what she wants. In some ways, Titus is like this. However, he’s oblivious to what is going on except for when Violet points it out to him. Even then, he doesn’t always listen to her. He says that when she sends him a message, he doesn’t listen to it the first time. He’ll slowly go through it, and then think about it. He’s a slow thinker, and his mind is easily shaped to different ideas. A good example of that is the feed. He loves the feed, and just like anyone else, can’t live without it. Due to this, he’s already lost half the battle against the feed. All of these characters have the qualities of a hero, and also qualities that directly counteract them. What is a hero? Well, there can be many types of heroes. In all reality, a hero is whoever you assume to be a hero. All heroes have good qualities, but they also have their own bad qualities that may directly interfere with their good qualities. So a hero is simply someone that succeeds in the end, or tries for the right reasons. Because of this, all of these characters are heroes in their own way. They believe in defeating an oppressor, and so they’ll do anything they can to beat them. Even if they risk their lives, they each find their own way to rebel.
Both protagonist from each story, Feed and 1984, vary and are similar in various ways but share a common fact; they are heroes. Both societies keep everyone under control and everyone is supposed to be the same, yet these characters stand out. These characters have saved themselves. They all take a chance to explore certain things and do things in a society that blatantly tells you not to do this in 1984 and implies not to in feed.They have all saved themselves from control, even though they vary in many different ways. Winston, from 1984, and Violet, from Feed, are quite similar. They both are quite more poor, both secretive, both could be seen a little bit psychopathic. I prefer both these characters in each story. They both very observant and questioning which give them the motive to uncover things and see the big picture of what could be going on. This helps them realize what they need to do to both rebel, and get what they want. They both have big scale, big picture goals and views on their society. which makes them aim big and want to discover and understand as much as they can. All these traits they share, help them to save themselves from being sucked into the mainstream and brought to ignorance and idiocy. They both grew up with a broken or messed up family, which could connect to how they became very antisocial and psychotic. They both are collectors and detectives of information. They both think a different way from others because they were taught to. They are in a different situation from the rest of the society because in their past, things that doesn’t usually happen, have happened to them which gives them an opportunity to do something different. They can now become heroes. Like how Violet is educated on nature and she finds out that they chopped down the last forests to create an air factory. This angers her because she knows trees make air. Her past of being educated on nature and certain things like this gives her an opportunity to realize that the action the corporations made was naive and stupid. Also like how Winston in his past has worked for the Ministry of Truth which gives him knowledge of how people are “unpersoned.” And when some one he knows is “unpersoned,” he doesn’t give in and believe that he never existed. He knows he existed and becomes a hero for himself. Both characters have grips on the past and certain parts of history which help them to become heroes.
Julia and Titus are also very alike as well, they are also heroes. They are both very aware of the disastrous, and terrible happenings and activities in their societies. Yet they don’t care. They both don’t want to change what their situation is like and have a slight want for things to remain the same. This is because they use their society and situation to their advantage. They both find loop holes to the system and try use everything to their personal pleasure. Like when Julia knows the whole government is corrupt but uses this to her own personal pleasure by sleeping with inner party members and getting rewards such as food and other materials. She loves sleeping with corrupt government persons because it shows that she can get her way, the government can be fooled, and she gets physical and mental pleasure. Titus also does this by knowing that coco cola is using a publicity stunt to make people want their product but cheats them by just saying their product name which would make them think Titus is talking about it. He cheats the company out of many boxes of their product by finding a loop hole and saving himself from giving into their devilish totalitarian plans. He, like Julia, knows of the terrible state the world is in but both use it to their advantage. All these protagonist = characters share these actions, motives, and characteristics which make them heroes in another way. They don’t save others or have very heroic actions or personalities, but they are the definition of heroism in their time. Because in a society like theirs, if you can’t save the lives of many, all you can do is save yourself.
Kris M:1984 and Feed have characters that are the similar, yet different. In 1984, Winston is a main character that tries to rebel against the government, but does not succeed. This leaves us with, is Winton really a hero for trying to rebel and suffering the consequences? He doesn’t make a difference to the society and doesn’t benefit the whole. A true hero would do something to help his/her home and would risk their life fighting for it. A hero wouldn’t break down or back off, not as Winston did. Quoted at the end, “He loved Big Brother.” (The ruler) Winston to me is very similar to Titus. Titus is a young teen in love with a girl named Violet, just as Winston loves Julia. He in my eyes is no hero. Titus is your typical teenage boy, always partying and checking out other girls by looks. When Titus first laid eyes on Violet he said, “She was the most beautiful girl, like, ever… I stood there wondering what it was that made her so beautiful.” Titus was a party type of boy, who like to play games all the time. For instance when he and Violet went to a party together they were invited to play a game, spin the bottle. This game was not like the one we played as a child. The rules were which ever person you land on, it’s the person your going to kiss. Unfortunately Violet was dragged along into this little mess and was chosen by Marty, one of Link’s friends. Marty walked over to her and said, “ Let’s make this good.” Violet was scared, shaky and Titus did nothing to prevent what was going to happen. Winston and Titus are similar in ways of love life, but are different in the category of maturity level.
The other two main characters of each book are female. Each, has an affect on the two main male characters. Julia is the type of girl who is into every guy she can get her hands on. She sets up dates, times and places where she can sneak around with the one she loves. To get Winston where she wants him to be is hard in their society, yet she pulls it off. On the streets of Oceania she trips out of nowhere and while Winston is helping her stand up, Julia gives him a note saying, “I love you.” Winston already is thinking about it constantly and excited to see what is coming ahead. Violet wants love, but doesn’t use for sexual benefits. Violet stands up for her rights and what she believes is better. In feed there is a scene were she and Titus planed to take a stroll in the park. Titus’ father says that the park is no longer there, it was replaced by an air factory. Violet replied, “Trees make air…We need trees!” and they both start getting into a fight about how it is better to receive air. Julia and Violet both want to feel love, although Violet doesn’t use it to take advantage or use a person. Violet fights for her opinion and doesn’t let anyone cut her down.
Between 1984 and Feed there are many similarities and differences of the main characters. Winston and Titus are not important to the society in my opinion. They don’t make a change in the lifestyle of each society. The rules, laws and ways stay the same. Julia to me, is no hero. She may help to change Winston’s mindset, but I feel that she is just using him. Julia isn’t always interested in the conversation he is trying to have with her. Instead, she falls asleep. Violet on the other hand, grew up not having the feed to depend on. She got it many years after everyone else did and will not be able to store all her childhood memorizes like her peers. It comes to a conclusion, that only Violet is the true hero to me.
Tyler:A hero is someone that is very likable and has many good qualities. Violet and Winston are both heroic in similar ways. These two characters are from different books but share many of the same heroic qualities. For example, both Violet and Winston are more aware of their surroundings than the rest of their peers. What I mean by this is that they know what is going on around them and they are aware of what the government is doing to people. They are both hero's because they both rebel in their societies. In 1984, Winston rebels by having pleasurable sex. This is a rebellious act because in the 1984 society, anything that gives oneself pleasure or happiness is bad and against the law. He also rebels by having a diary and writing his thoughts in it. In feed, Violet rebels because she didn't have a feed her whole life and knows what it is like to not have one and what it is like to make her own decisions. Since Violet didn't have a feed her whole life, she also knows what is going around her and what the companies are trying to do to them. Winston is a hero because he wants to overthrow the government for the better of the people and not only himself. This shows he is caring for others and isn't selfish. Violet is a hero because when she is on her death bed, because her feed is killing her, she only thinks of the positives and makes a list of what she wants to do before she dies. These two characters are also different. In 1984, Winston knows what the government is doing but is to scared to make a difference and stand up. Violet on the other hand, I feel is more demanding and may take action. They are both likable because they have feelings and have more personality. In the 1984 society, the people are all depressed and and have no thoughts or feelings. I know Winston is also depressed and sad all the time but he still has more personality than the others around him who seem to be completely hypnotized by the government. Winston is against his government which is a heroic act. Violet is also likable because she isn't brainwashed like the rest of the people around her. Also, because she is against the government which I think is very heroic.
Julia and Titus are somewhat hero's but not as much as Winston and Violet. I think Julia is a hero because she just wants to have fun and live her life to its fullest. However, Julia is not a hero because she only cares about herself. She also got Winston in trouble and got Winston caught, which led to Winston getting caught by big brother. I feel like Titus is not a hero at all and has shown me zero traits that I would qualify him as being a hero. First of all, he just wants to look cool all the time. Secondly, he is a coward, and when Violet was getting teased, he didn't stand up for her and instead just sat on the side. And lastly, he also isn't aware of the companies actions like Violet. He is only aware when Violet tells him and points it out. Titus and Julia are also very passive and I would consider them as by standards. They don't want to help the world even when they know what is going on around them. Titus isn't really worried about the companies and his feed like Violet is and doesn't really hate it. He understands what Violet is telling him but believes there is nothing he can do to control it.
Marshall:From reading about protagonist characters in the novels of Feed and 1984, I believe that only Violet is a hero compared to the other characters. From comparing her to the rest of the characters, she very different.
Violet is unlike most of Titus’ friends and helps Titus to understand the effects of the Feed. She tries to be different which is unlike Titus who tires to fit in with the rest of the people. She changes how Titus interacts with other people when she is with him. Without Violet in this book, the outcome and end of this book would be different. Titus is not brave enough to stand up for Violet which shows that he isn’t heroic so far in this book. Violet stands up for herself by having the courage to be different and speaks her mind to Titus. Titus would not care about the effects of the Feed without Violet. He knows that the Feed is making him only rely on it but still uses it because he likes it. He doesn’t rebel against the Feed company because he likes and it’s like his religion to use it. Titus doesn’t care about other peoples feelings and show little emotions which is like Winston. Winston is not a hero because he gave into the Big Brother. He tried to be a hero and make an impact on the society but only fails. He changed his beliefs and sense of rebellion because of physical pain. “In the face of pain there are no heroes.”- 1984. He wasn’t mentally strong and didn’t fight for his beliefs against the party. “Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” -1984. If he did fight for rebellion till the end and died trying from the torture then that would make him into a hero to me. Violet wants to rebel against the Feed company with the help of Titus because she knows that people are to reliant on the feed. Julia is like Violet except that she doesn’t have the same intentions as her. Julia only wants to do small rebellious acts and doesn’t want to get caught. Her only intention of rebelling is by giving love to Winston. She is not a hero because doesn’t try to make a different in society unlike Violet. She is like Violet because she changes Winston’s perspective of the party and supports Winston’s rebellious actions which is the same for Titus. Overall, Violet is the only hero compared to the other protagonist characters.
Sean:In 1984 and feed, there are two main characters in each book. Julia and winston are the main characters in 1984, and Violet and Titus are the ones in Feed. Julia and Violet are the female characters in the books and the lovers of Winston and Titus. Both of them changed their boyfriends. They both help their boyfriends to rebel against the high power. They wouldn’t be rebelling if it wasn’t for Julia or Violet. Julia made Winston happy. He was paranoid, he was going crazy because the government was changing basic information and since he knows the truth, his brain cant handle it. when he meets Julia, he stops thinking about it. he only thinks about being with her and rebelling. they rebel by being with each other and thinking things they’re not suppose to. they’re not doing anything big, only small rebellions that don’t really make that much of a difference. all they do is have sex and commit thought crimes. Julia has been rebelling all her life. she rebelled a lot before she met Winston. she had sex with a lot of people, including party members. Violet was poor and didn’t have the feed until later in her life. She knows what the feed is doing to her and Titus and wants to rebel. She doesnt like what its doing to them and wants to stop it. She tells Titus about how bad the feed is and makes him think differently about it. She changes his perspective of the feed and makes him want to rebel. She changes his personality too. He has to act cool around his friends. when he’s with her, he’s open-minded.
Titus and Winston both are unlikeable in the beginning of the book. Winston is depressed, paranoid, and going crazy. When he meets Julia, he becomes happy. He likes being with her and having se with her. He can rebel now that he’s with her. Now he can take out all that hatred that he has stored in his body. Titus always has to be cool. When he meets Violet he becomes more open_minded. he doesn’t think about having to be cool. he doesn’t care what other people think of him when he’s with Violet. Both of them can’t rebel without Violet or Julia. Winston wont rebel without Julia, and Titus didnt know about how bad the feed is until violet told him.
Josh:A hero is a person who stands out from the crowd, and does things that make people notice who they are. In 1984 and Feed there are two people that are hero's they are Winston and Violet. Both of these people have different personalities but they both have characteristics of being hero's. I also feel that they both have like able personalities. In 1984 Winston is a hero because he rebels against the government. He rebels against the government when he steals the notebook and starts writing in it like a diary. He also starts seeing Julia pretty much when ever they can. He also rents a apartment above the shop owners junk shop so they have a place to met in peace and spend time together. In 1984 the government was just one person Big Brother or the party, Winston wanted to take it back and stop what was going on. He didn't want to do it for himself he wanted to do it for the people, thats what made him a hero. In Feed Violet shows heroism as well, also because of rebelling. Violet is poor so she didn't all ways have the feed in her head. Since she didn't all ways have a Feed Violet realized what it was doing to people, the feed was giving these lesions all over the body. She also realized that the government was making people think that the lesions were cool and sexy to have on your body. In the book Violet was talking to her friend about how the lesions are bad for you and there monsters on your body. Since she didn't have the feed for a long time she wasn't used to the effects. The feed makes you have random lashes of feeling and when Violet yelled at her friend is an example of this.
In 1984 and feed there are characters that don't have characteristics of being a hero. They are Julia and Titus these two people aren't the heroic type the actions in the book show they are not heroes. Julia isn't a hero because in 1984 her and Winston were together and Winston wanted it to go out to everyone so people would rise up and rebel against the controlling government, but while Winston was ready to do this Julia didn't want to she frayed away from the idea of making there relationship public and also rebelling against the government. She was also not heroic because she helped Winston get caught by big brother and him being brainwashed.Titus is not a heroic figure in the book Feed. He is not a hero because, when Violet was getting teased by his friends he didn't step in and defend her he just stood there watching. Titus in not hero he would not rebel for others and is to afraid of being turned in and killed these characters are not the heroics type. Titus doesn't want to have anything to do with rebelling or being a hero he is clueless and want to hang out with his friends all the time. In these two book we found characters that are heroic and not heroic.
Aly:The protagonists of both books “Feed” and “1984” both share many similarities and many differences. Especially in the trait of being heroic or not. The characters all have there moments in both books of doing something good and doing something bad.Trying to compare these two different books with its characters is a challenge because these characters do not show many signs of similarity. Titus and Julia are two different characters completely. They do not share many characteristics. In Titus’s case he try’s to impress Violet and tried to show her a good time, like the hotel and club scene’s. He also has major changes in action and behavior before violet comes in to the picture, which shows he is very interested with being close to Violet. Julia is a different person, she didn’t have to change for Winston to like her. She mostly changed the point of view or agreed with Winston. Julia tries to manipulate Winston while Titus doesn’t try to manipulate Violet but tries to please her. Julia does not come off as a hero to me because of her reckless acts throughout the book. She seems to me as if she knew that she was going to get in to trouble about Winston. She also told the leaders to blame Winston for everything and not blame her for the sex and going against the law.
Winston and Violet are more likable characters. They have more similarities than the comparison of Julia and Titus. Winston comes off as a coward that only says that he will do things instead of actually ending up putting them in to action. Violet and Winston are very quiet characters. They do not like to be put on the spot and be confronted by people. They are definitely more likable characters than Julia and Titus. Winston seems to be a follower just like Violet. Winston is also a coward, he blamed Julia in the fault of his own actions and told the party to accuse Julia instead of him. Yet, Winston goes against the rules of the country and creates a journal to try and protect the next generations to come, so they know the truth. He is always determined to get the word out about his remembrances and findings about the world he lives in. He is also always willing to help many different people in the book by being more of a kind person, yet he is very quiet about it and tries to stay under the radar. Violet also shows may signs of being heroic like, she does not require the feed so she can be smart. She has that natural ability. She also helps Titus through his situations at the hospital after the hacker incident. She also relate’s to Winston because she understands what the feed is doing to everyone. Just like Winston knows what the government is doing. She also has not done anything bad enough to say if she was a hero or not. We only know one side of Violet because she has not proven herself. Winston and Violet are similar because they both have characteristics as being very private and quiet people. In the book "1984" Winston does not come off as a hero whatsoever because of he's coward ness. So I would say that Winston is not the correct definition of a true hero. On the other hand Violet is a very strong person, when she is dying on her death bed, she always thinks about the positive side of things and does not want to be filled with any negativity. As you can tell, these books both match well with there characters and don't match. This makes the stories that much stronger. It shows the true emotions, feelings, and actions of the characters.
What is a hero? The definition of a hero is ‘A person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities.’ A lot of people have different definitions of what a hero is, for example I believe a hero is someone who makes a difference in the world for the good, and not expecting anything in return. In the two books Feed and 1984, the main characters are made to seem like heroes, but are they truly?
Heroes? Well the qualities of a hero to me would be, nice, unafraid, unselfish. If we look at the four main characters in the book, would they have the same qualities? Winston in 1984, although he is more aware of whats going on in the world, he seems to be very afraid of the government and what they might do to him if he breaks the law and announces that he knowingly hates ‘Big Brother.‘ He also is fearful, not willing to do anything, selfish. Violet on the other hand from Feed, she starts becoming more aware of the things happening around her. Violet starts to dislike the society because she starts noticing that the Feed is breading ADHD children. By actually noticing whats really happening around her she is smarter than the average person. She also is over confident with what she does. Then Julia from 1984 likes rebelling just for the fun of it. She doesn’t necessarily hate the authority she just rebels for the fun of it. She also is very whimsical, indecisive, and selfish. Last there’s Titus. Titus is “blissfully ignorant” basically he’s clueless. He notices everything bad about the Feed but he doesn’t care enough to do anything about it. He likes the Feed and doesn’t want to get rid of it. Actions. Winston is fearful and cautious, for example when he starts writing in his journal ‘Down with Big Brother‘ he starts freaking out and is alway very carful about hiding it. Violet is very angry and wants to change the world, for example she really wants to rebel against the Feed but I don’t think she knows how to. Julia is content with what she’s doing, for example she spent all this time rebelling in her own way for her own enjoyment, but she never bothers to rebel in a way for someone else’s benefit. Titus just wants everything to stay the same, he likes the Feed he doesn’t really care about all the bad things that are happening because of it.
Are they heroes? Well it really all depends what you believe a hero is. To me I believe Violet can be a hero if she ever figures out how to rebel against the Feed. As of now though I do not think that the main characters in these two books are heroes because of the main fact that they don’t do anything that impacts the world. Yes Winston and Julia rebel and end up getting caught but their rebelling didn’t help anyone but themselves. A hero is a person who does something for the greater good without expecting anything in return. These are no heroes.
I think that none of the people in any of the books hold any heroic traits, they are however, hero’s of themselves. They all chicken out when the pressure is on them, they also never take responsibility for things and blame it on others, They do also however, feel things that should not be felt by others members of society which make them special. They are hero’s to themselves liberating and making choices to help themselves and explore their being, therefore, saving themselves.
Winston most represents Violet, these two stuck out from society The two characters: Winston, and Violet, enjoyed to observe from a far and see what was going on. They both had different insights in the societies they live in. They are awkward parts of societies they don’t belong in however, try to find a place in it anyway. The people involved with them always think there is something different about them however, they just shake it off and say they are the same. They both are very poor, which makes them something different from the normal rich people. They are very interested in finding out what to do next, what they had to do next to achieve a giant goal that they were striving for but could never quite make. Many of the people that were needed to join the effort to save them, when they were in trouble ditched them in their final seconds. They are unhappy people who don’t think they make a difference. They each have giant dreams Winston wants to be free and do what he wants, while Violet wants to run away and travel, these relate in a way. Both want to be free, Both want to mean something to themselves and others. and Both need help. They are saving someone who would’ve done less with their lives while they save themselves by not being so lonely. They all wanted something more from their lives so they attached themselves to people they were reliant on, when judgement time came thought they were both blamed for something they had little to no control on.
The other two characters Julia and Titus found them and made a relation with them. They both get benefits from these relationships so they continue, they find the person that they now interact with interesting and when they change they couldn’t want any less than to be away from them. These characters use the other person use them mostly for personal pleasure which could be as small as talking to one another, to something way more intense. These two characters, are aware that the two societies are not working that well, they choose however to do nothing. Julia has roles in which she has sex with people who she thinks won’t turn her in and the second she gets caught she blames it on the other person so that she can get away. Even thought it never says I think that the true reason that Titus is going out with Violet is because she is something fun and new and he likes it. If something were to happen to her to not make her fun, or make her old than he is most likely to leave her without a second thought. During these relationships, Titus and Julia are saving themselves in a way they are getting pleasure with no cost, in their minds this a success and makes them very happy. These two have families they are not close to, therefore, they are not mentioned close to none in the book. They have almost no feelings which is shown the book, mostly they only show happiness and nonchalntness. Both of these characters blend in very well with their society while doing things normal people would do except most of the time they don’t want to or they are very bored there. This point is proven through Julia turning in Winston when they are caught and when something happened to Violet, Titus who would always message Violet started to avoid her and try to stop talking to her completely.
Blaine:In 1984 and feed, the characters are different. Winston is the main character in 1984. I don’t think Winston is heroic because he did nothing to make a difference. He tried to make a difference by rebelling against the government but at the end, he switched sides. That is not being a hero because hero’s never give up until they get what they wanted. Winston never got what he wanted, he gave up. He was only a rebel because of Julia. If Julia wasn’t in his life, Winston would be a different person. Hero’s believe in stuff because they believe in it, not because someone else told them to. I do not think Titus is a hero because he does not stand up for violet. For example, when Violet was being teased, he didn’t stand up for her. He just kept on letting him be teased. In the chapters we read this past week, he was avoiding Violet. He should be protecting Violet but instead, he is doing the opposite. Lastly, Titus has not done anything to be a hero. Every hero does something to help others and Titus hasn’t done anything. If he were to stand up for Violet, than I would say he is a hero but he didn’t. I think Winston and Titus is kind of different. Winston actually did something to kind of be a hero by rebelling but since he turned sides, he is not a hero. Winston also cares about someone. Titus doesn’t really care about Violet.
I think Julia is not a hero because she wants to rebel from the government but she doesn’t want to be found. She does stuff to rebel but I think she is scared of being caught. Winston wants to help everyone but Julia wants to stay out of it. She also uses Winston by having sex with him. All she likes to do is have sex. She also made Winston think differently. One of the changes is that Winston enjoyed having sex with Julia. She basically used Winston. I think Violet is both heroic. I think she is heroic because she knows about the feed and she knows what it is doing to the people. She doesn’t need the feed to be normal. She relies on herself. I think every hero has that different feature about them. She also cares about Titus. She is smarter than everyone else. Everyone knows about the feed but they don’t think it is affecting them. Violet knows how it is affecting her. Julia and Violet are very different. Julia doesn’t really care about anyone. People can say she cared about Winston but I think she used him. Violet cares about Titus. I think one similarity is they both know what is going on. Julia is aware of the government controlling them and Violet is aware of the feed is controlling her. In conclusion, I think that the 2 stories are similar but the characters are different in a lot of different ways. They don’t have a lot of similarities.
Kainoa:Winston, Julia, Titus, and Violet are all heroic in their own ways, Winston and Violet are more heroic than Titus and Julia. Even though they are more heroic they both spark something in the other person. What exactly is a hero? A hero is someone who is admired for courage or noble qualities. Winston and Violet both have special qualities that they do to make them more heroic. Winston knows what is happening to his society and he wants to help everybody. He doesn’t only want to change his society for himself he wants to change society for others. Even though winston needs julia to spark the rebellion inside him he had the spark inside of him the whole tome he just needed someone to light it. Violet also wants to change the society not just for herself. Violet also doesn’t rely on the feed as much as other people. She knows how to read and write, not everyone knows how to do that. She also stands up for herself and doesn’t let people put her down. Both Winston and Violet want to change the society but they know they don’t have the power to do that so that bothers them. Violet unlike Winston sparks something inside of Titus like Julia does to Winston and I think that is a good quality of a hero. Even though Julia has that quality she uses it for bad purposes. These qualities and the way that they see the world and how it works makes them more of a hero.
On the other side we have Julia and Titus. They are not exactly villains but they don’t have the all the same qualities like Winston and Violet. Titus has only himself in mind, he is a teenager so all he cares about is sex and partying. He also doesn’t stand up for Violet when she needed him. He has a personality that is kind of like Winston, when he is with Voilet he is different than when he is not with her, just like Winston and Julia. Titus also haven’t proven himself as a real hero in the book yet. Julia i think could be a hero in the book but she doesn’t use her personality to help. Julia sparks something in Winston and she uses him. She knows that having sex is against the law but she does it and that got Winston to rebel but she doesn’t want to help others, she only cares for herself and doesn’t want to help people and the society change. Julia turns Winston in while she is being targeted so she would be okay. Both of them have qualities that can make them become a hero but they do not use those qualities to help. Titus sees what is happening just like Winston but he is scared or doesn’t want to accept that this is the world he lives in. Julia also has great qualities but she is coward and selfish. A hero is someone who is courageous and Julia and Titus are not.