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Another Brick In The Wall Analysis

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The comparison of “civil disobedience” and “ Another brick in the wall”
The form of expression in the works, “Civil disobedience” by Henry Thoreau and the song, “another brick in the wall” by Pink Floyd, both show the lack of individuality in society, Who the people put in control, and that one must think for themselves and take control of their own life.
These works both show that the people in the world have not listened to their conscience, or thought for themselves. Pink Floyd sings, “All in all you're just another brick in the wall” which is an analogy for those people who lack individuality. Also Pink Floyd illustrated the students riding the conveyor belt and falling into the meat grinder as showing the uniformity throughout each student. Which can be interpreted as meaning those kids were shown as being all the same due to each student's lack of individuality. Thoreau writes, “ The mass of men serve the state thus, not as men mainly but as machines.” (278). Thoreau is saying that people are being controlled by
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Pink Floyd illustrates this by showing the students tearing the brick wall which represents unleashing of individuality. Pink Floyd illustrates the idea of it not too late to stand up against oppression and think for one’s self. Thoreau writes, “All men recognize the right of revolution” which means that every person has the right to take charge over their life. And give in to the demands of the oppressor.One must decide for one’s self to follow their conscience and dreams. People who read “Civil Disobedience” by Henry David Thoreau or “Another Brick in the wall” by Pink Floyd should feel lead to battle against whatever oppression one may face. These works are a wake up call to express their individuality, Decide who one’s want to put in charge of their life, and become one with one’s conscience and follow one’s
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