Dialectical Journal #1
“The World State’s motto, Community, Identity, Stability.” (Page 3) This motto is mentioned first thing, which suggests that it is going to be very important for the rest of the structure of the book. The main issues might focus around how the government controls Community, Identity, and Stability.
Dialectical Journal #2
“In this year of stability, A.F 632…” (Page 4) This is the first hint that there is no God in this society. Instead of A.D (year of our lord or Anno Domini) they replace Domini with Ford. Also, through this you can see that the government is in control because stability is part of their motto, and it describes this year as “stable”.
Dialectical Journal #3
“Begin at the beginning” (Page 5) The director is referencing the beginning of the process to make human beings, but it is also the beginning of the book. This also sets up an order of events that happens in the story. (beginning, middle, and end) I believe the director will cover the entire human life, and perhaps at the end of the book one of the main character dies. This quote also shows the assembly like idea of the process of hatching humans.
Dialectical Journal #4
“The operation undergone voluntarily for the good of society, not to mention the fact that it carries a bonus amounting to six months’ salary” (Page 5) The director is talking to his students. The quote is ironic because the citizens are brain washed to do everything for the good of society, so really they don’t do it voluntarily because they didn’t choose, their conditioning has.
Dialectical Journal #5
The citizens are born in bottles, but they never truly leave. You can see that by the way they follow each other around, and don’t really have original thoughts. I wonder what happens if someone steps out of their bottle?
Dialectical Journal #6
“Straight from the horse’s mouth…” (page 4) This suggests that the Director’s word is the truth, or at least what the students believe...