“In a complete sane world, madness is the only freedom”. The fight for freedom in BZRK
“Which is more important freedom or happiness” (Nijinsky 78). Every human has their own definition for “happiness” and “freedom”, and that’s what Armstrong and BZRK cooperation’s are fighting for. The Armstrong family fought for ultimate happiness, while BZRK fought for people right and freedom. Characters in this novel were willing to die for freedom and they were also willing to kill for freedom. This novel demonstrates the emerging technologies and makes you think about the implication they may represent in society. It raises questions such as “Is freedom something worth fighting for?” The theme is freedom, and it’s required for happiness, in BZRK by Michael Grant it convincingly demonstrates through madness, achieving potential, and sanity. Through the character isolation due to their restrictions, they demonstrate that you need freedom to achieve more happiness. Due to the Armstrong’s isolation because of their isolation, they are forcing their will to create a collective human identity. During a conversation between the Armstrong brother’s and their followers “they are ruthless in a demonic cause, we will unite humanity” (Benjamin Armstrong 66). This helps connect with the outer world as they see and hear about leaders that are imposing their will and taking people’s freedom. Later on in the novel, the reader discovers that Vincent is diagnosed with the disease that makes him unable to feel happiness. Then later on when he defeats the Armstrong brothers, he was able to achieve happiness. “He always has a look of disgust but later on the look is surpassed” (Sadie 155). This situation helps the reader visualise the unhappiness in the character because of the inability to achieve freedom. Through lifetime of experiences the potential achieved freedom allows us to live a happy fulfilling life. As a result of his freedom being taken away Alex failed to reach his potential...
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