I smokes cigarettes, drinks alcohol, and shamelessly flirts with D instead of applying for an impersonal sex visit; all of these are highly illegal according to the laws of One State.
It is only through the destruction of his mind that he is truly able to become part of the We.
This did not help Zaymatin's standing among State critics and censors, and criticism of We and Zamyatin's other work resulted in a general ban of his writings, a punishment that Zamyatin described as a writer's death sentence Rudy, Much of the cityscape and expressed ideas in the world of We are taken almost directly from the works of H.
Plot[ edit ] "In the name of the Benefactor, let it be known to all citizens of the One State: All those who are able are required to create treatises, epics, manifestos, odes, or any other composition addressing the beauty and majesty of the One State.
The society is run strictly by logic or reason as the primary justification for the laws or the construct of the society. In Russian, the writing is superb and the narrative voice is unique and fascinating - exaltingly, sickeningly cheerful at the beginning and growing more and more confused as the story progresses.
Zamyatin's point, probably in light of the increasingly dogmatic Soviet government of the time, would seem to be that it is impossible to remove all the rebels against a system. No one has a name: women wear even numbers on their tunics, and men wear odd, just as in We.