History Literature / DarknessAtNoon

13th Jul '15 6:51:05 AM Aquila89
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* FromACertainPointOfView: From a certain point of view, the charges brought up against Rubashov were true; for instance he did talk about plans of removing Number One by violence, or handing over a strategic territory to an enemy country. But nothing would have ever came of it, because the old generation was too tired, too worn out to actually do anything: "the whole activity of the so-called opposition had been senile chatter". But Rubashov can't explain this to Gletkin. When he's accused with something that isn't true from any point of view - committing sabotage in the aluminum trust he led - he manages to convince Gletkin to drop the charge.

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* FromACertainPointOfView: From a certain point of view, the charges brought up against Rubashov were true; for instance he did talk about plans of removing Number One by violence, or handing over a strategic territory to an enemy country. But nothing would have ever came of it, because the old generation was too tired, too worn out to actually do anything: "the whole activity of the so-called opposition had been senile chatter". But Rubashov can't explain this to Gletkin. When However, when he's accused with something that isn't true from any point of view - committing sabotage in the aluminum trust he led - he manages to convince Gletkin to drop the charge.
13th Jul '15 6:50:32 AM Aquila89
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* FromACertainPointOfView: From a certain point of view, the charges brought up against Rubashov were true; for instance he did talk about plans of removing Number One by violence, or handing over a strategic territory to an enemy country. But nothing would have ever came of it, because the old generation was too tired, too worn out to actually do anything: "the whole activity of the so-called opposition had been senile chatter". But Rubashov can't explain this to Gletkin. When he's accused with something that isn't true from any point of view - committing sabotage in the aluminum trust he led - he manages to convince Gletkin to drop the charge.
13th Jul '15 6:35:36 AM Aquila89
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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Wassilij, the porter of the house Rubashov lived in, and a veteran of his regiment in the Civil War keeps a Bible hidden in a hole in his mattress until his daughter finds it and throws it away. He can still quote passages from it by heart. The newspaper account of Rubashov's trial reminds him of the mockery of Jesus by the Roman soldiers.

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* AsTheGoodBookSays: Wassilij, the porter of the house Rubashov lived in, and a veteran of his regiment in the Civil War keeps a Bible hidden in a hole in his mattress until his daughter finds it and throws it away. He can still quote passages from it by heart. The newspaper account of Rubashov's trial reminds him of the mockery of Jesus by the Roman soldiers.soldiers - and himself signing a resolution condemning traitors like Rubashov reminds him of Peter denying Jesus.
19th May '15 6:37:33 PM Hundun
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-->'''No. 402:''' Honor is to live and die for one's belief.

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-->'''No. 402:''' Honor is to live and die for one's belief.beliefs.
19th May '15 6:35:57 PM Hundun
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* DoomedMoralVictor: Averted strongly. [[spoiler:Rubashov is not and has never been a hero; he has actually done things just as bad or worse than what is being done to him to others when the party demanded it. He has no code of morality to which he can truly appeal beyond the will of the party, and the party now demands that he die for crimes he didn't commit, so this is what he does. This sets him apart from the officer in the neighboring cell, who belongs to a pre-revolutionary code.]]
-->'''No. 402:''' Honor is to live and die for one's belief.
-->'''Rubashov:''' Honor is to be useful without vanity.
19th May '15 5:52:58 PM Hundun
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* TotalitarianUtilitarian: The philosophy of the revolution in a nutshell. Ivanov at one point notes that countless people die of starvation or disease every year, so he sees no reason why the party should shed any tears over the need to exterminate a few million 'objectively harmful' people if it helps create a better world for those who survive.

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* TotalitarianUtilitarian: The philosophy of the revolution in a nutshell. Ivanov at one point notes that countless people die pointlessly and meaninglessly of starvation or disease every year, so he sees no reason why the party should shed any tears over the need to exterminate a few million 'objectively harmful' people if it helps create a better world for those who survive.
19th May '15 5:52:25 PM Hundun
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* MotiveDecay: The Revolution as a whole.


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* TotalitarianUtilitarian: The philosophy of the revolution in a nutshell. Ivanov at one point notes that countless people die of starvation or disease every year, so he sees no reason why the party should shed any tears over the need to exterminate a few million 'objectively harmful' people if it helps create a better world for those who survive.
3rd Oct '14 12:34:10 PM Aquila89
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* ThePurge: Rubashov is just the latest victim in a series of purges within the Party.
9th Jul '14 7:31:54 AM Aquila89
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* StartXToStopX: According to Ivanov, the Party must become a slaughterer, in order to abolish slaughtering, has to sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered and to whip people with knouts so that they may learn not to let themselves be whipped.

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* StartXToStopX: According to Ivanov, the Party must become "become a slaughterer, in order to abolish slaughtering, slaughtering", has to sacrifice "sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered slaughtered" and to whip "whip people with knouts so that they may learn not to let themselves be whipped.whipped".
9th Jul '14 7:31:18 AM Aquila89
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* StartXToStopX: According to Ivanov, the Party must become a slaughterer, in order to abolish slaughtering, has to sacrifice lambs so that no more lambs may be slaughtered and to whip people with knouts so that they may learn not to let themselves be whipped.
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