Article 5 Themes & Motifs

Kristen Simmons
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Dictation of Morality

The book's overarching theme is the dictation of morality by the government of the United States. The book's premise is that a war has left the country in a state of disarray. Although it is never specified, the author implies that the war was between liberal and conservative forces that divided the country, and the conservative side won. As a result, the Constitution and Bill of Rights have been abolished and replaced by the Moral Statutes, which dictate everything from sexuality to reading material.

The book looks at what might happen if conservative forces were allowed to mandate behavior with regard to morality. Personal freedoms are gone, replaced by a military force that delivers citations and even arrests people for infractions of the rules. Unmarried couples are prohibited from holding hands in public, traveling together or any other behaviors that are reserved for those...

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