SUMMARY á Facial Justice

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H and ashes Individualism is stamped out Privilege which might arouse envy is energetically discouraged Thus it is no surprise to find Jael reporting to the Ministry of Facial Justice Being facially overprivileged her good looks have. This work has been viewed as being a part of three deviating genres a spoof a representational fable or simply an attempt at constructing a science fictionThe narrative moves around an England recuperating from the desecration of a third World War Nuclear bombs have been dropped and survivors are returning from caves and hideaways to reconstruct a brand new and rehabilitated societal array In this proverbial Elysium resentment is the assailed and importunate peccadillo Euality the principal asset here In this society the advantaged caste is comprised by people termed as Alphas Those who have been unsuccessful in reaching up to the Alpha stage become Betas When it comes to women this would as a rule entail plastic surgery conducted under the aegis of the Ministry of Facial Justice The newly created society nonetheless suffers from a sense of culpability and every one of its members is named after a homicide convict The female protagonist for example is named Jael 97 like an offenderIt is a sueaky clean and or less a sinless civilization All antagonism is proscribed Economic euality is matched by euality in beauty A girl who considers herself facially under privileged can get a facelift to attain to the usual custom of beauty which is neither hideous nor attractive Jael 97 has than her evenhanded split of good looks She must conseuently be levelled down to the standard She is however an unconventional girl Her banner of revolt is based on her wish to look like herself At the first sight of the western tower of the beautiful Ely Cathedral she is filled with ecstatic joy and revolts against the regimeThe ludicrousness of a totalitarian regime has been revealed in this bookA mixed bag and surreal kind of plot

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Been the cause of discontent among other women and she has considered having a beta second grade face fitted But this affront to her ego stirs her rebellious spirit and she begins the struggle to reassert the rights of the individua. A semi interesting but plodding and sometimes confusing dystopian novel about conformity imposed upon society by a mysterious dictator after the near extinction of the human race after World War III Making it into a short story would have been sufficient and would have made it interesting and palatable by getting rid of the dross It actually picks up a bit in the second half of the book and a surprise ending makes it somewhat gratifyingAs a side note although it was published sixty years ago it is an interesting commentary on today s so called snowflake culture with its safe spaces and everyone is a winner mentality

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The dystopian society that emerges after World War Three is based on a collective sense of guilt Citizens of this new world officially labelled 'delinuents' by their Dictator are named after murderers and are obliged to wear sackclot. An interesting dystopian novel based around an idea of everybody being eual nobody looking above their station and attempting to eradicate envy or Bad E Parts of the eradication is by formalising standards of peoples faces mainly women and follows the main character through this world At times brutal and incredibly well written the world is claustrophobic and creepy It was enjoyable to read although seemed to lack something that I can t put my finger on Certainly one for fans of dystopian fiction


10 thoughts on “Facial Justice

  1. says:

    An interesting dystopian novel based around an idea of everybody being eual nobody looking above their station and attempting to eradicate envy or Bad E Parts of the eradication is by formalising standards of peoples faces mainly women and f

  2. says:

    As a New Year treat I spent yesterday evening and NYE evening reading again It is still frighteningly prevalent and I hope as the no

  3. says:

    This is the most forthright examination of envy referred to in the book as Bad E or Bad Egg Euality is Good E in all of English literature It takes place in a future inspired if that is the word by the positive mania for euality of Britain's Labor Government in the 1950s Envy in Hartley's dystopia is managed not by punish

  4. says:

    This work has been viewed as being a part of three deviating genres a spoof a representational fable or simply an attempt at constructing a science fictionThe narrative moves around an England recuperating from the desecration of a third World War Nuclear bombs have been dropped and survivors are returning from caves and hideaways to reconstruct a brand new and rehabilitated societal array In this proverbial Elysium resentment i

  5. says:

    Written in the 1950s and set in a dystopian future this was an interesting read a world apart from L P Hartley's famous work The Go Between I particularly enjoyed the location Cambridge and the Fens and the development of the main cha

  6. says:

    This dystopian novel by LP Hartley is surprising and maintains relevance for today's world for instance the growth of social media has led to some people aiming at the same particular look My favourite section of the story was the trip to Ely; this was a highlight and had a suggestion of pagan responses to the surviving Christian symbol I felt that the story and characters needed filling out though the chara

  7. says:

    Every time there is something newNot to be taken at face valuehehe XD

  8. says:

    I recently bought a copy of this off a Cambridge street vendor and only partially because the title sounds a bit skeezyThe story is about Jael 97 a woman whose alpha ranked looks have caused enough envy among her peers to make her consider having an artificial beta face fitted Her post World War III society is governed by a mysterious dictator whose seemingly arbitrary commands seem intended to keep everyone eual in medi

  9. says:

    A semi interesting but plodding and sometimes confusing dystopian novel about conformity imposed upon society by a mysterious dictator after the near extinction of the human race after World War III Making it into a short story would have been sufficient and would have made it interesting and palatable by getting

  10. says:

    Time has not served this novel well It is of an essay on the period it was written than a true post apocalptic novel and it reads poorly Interesting insights are built up and then flounder or are put aside for no particular reason The disjointed plot is bogged down by statements and uestions which advance nothing other than speculation Jael the main character undergoes a curious personal ignominy which never really feels relevant

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