all good children essay

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Brigette Campo
Ms. Bissonnette
ENG-3U1
December 19, 2012 All Good Children Essay
Life always comes with hope and freedom. Thus freedom comes with responsibilities. Living a life without it would no longer be called life but rather be as similar as death. Away from social control makes us human, hope keeps us awake and freedom makes us responsible individual. The novel “All Good Children” wraps up the essence of life. Its themes tackled about what keeps oneself away from being a human.
Every parent is responsible for their children, Mrs. Connors is a widow with a few resources, she is determined that her children will receive the best education she can afford to provide them (p.24-25). She listens to their problems and anxiety
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So they could think of what adults want them to be; all good in everything they do which keeps them away from being their true selves. They act the same with one another, speak the same words, answer the same idea, and don’t express any initiatives in doing something. Before everything had happened, Xavier once explained to Max, People always find ways around social controls, good people or bad people, that’s the problem, there’s no end to it. Government and corporation will set up more and more control for as long as we let them until we’re all living in a prison… One by one our rights are being stripped, freedom of movement, speech and organization. You don’t care because you’re who you want to be, but one day they’ll control us in a way that matters to you. Then you’ll choose if you’re going to go along or fight back (p.90-91).
In the end it is indeed our choice whether to fight for our rights or just let them control us. In the novel, Connors’ family stand up against the system that their society is trying to inject to them. They find a way on how they are going to cross the boundary having in their hands a little piece of hope. “Living with hope is like rubbing up against a cheese grater. It keeps taking slices off you until there’s so little left you just crumble” (p.262). The longer it took them to go away from dystopia, the smaller the hope that they are holding in their hands. But still, Max stand firm to what he
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