Read both prompts below and respond to two or three of the questions posed (you may pick from either or both)
1. [Posted by Alexandra]
How does reason and fact run the society in We? Does reason have positive or negative facts on the citizens of One State? Do you think this logical and formulaic system of life strips the people of their humanity, making them robotic and machine-like, or does it perfect their human existence?
2. [Posted by Matt]
What roles do emotion and to an extent irrationality play in the strict society of We built on rationality? How does the “imaginary” – anything not following the harsh conformity set by OneState – influence or change certain characters’ perspectives of what is right and wrong? Does the regulation of emotion have enough positive consequences to outweigh the loss of humanity, or does humanity need imperfection and for what reasons is it necessary?