We is a Russian dystopian novel written by Yevgeny Zamyatin published by E.P.Dutton in 1924 in New York after being translated into English by Gregory Zilboorg. The novel is set in the future, with its main character named D-503 who lives in the One State, which is an urban nation constructed almost completely in glass. The construction of the vicinity in glass helps the secret police to spy on the public with ease.
The structure of the state is somewhat like the prison design idea made by Jeremy Bentham also known as Panopticon. The main motto of life is influenced by the F. W. Taylor theory, which is to increase productivity with the use of F. W. Taylor’s method. People march in sequence and were the same attire. Numbers are used to refer to people, rather than names. The society is under strict control, and the only thing which runs and is followed in the society is through rigid control or reason.
One thousand years after the One State’s takeover of the entire world has taken place, a spaceship named “Integral” is made in order to take into control other planets outside our solar system. D-503 who is the project’s chief engineer starts writing a journal in which he intends to write on till the spaceship is completed. Just like other residents D-503 lives in a glass apartment and is under strict watch by the secret police or Bureau of Guardians. D-503’s lover, O-90 has been given the task to visit him on certain nights by One State. She is thought by the people to be too short to have any children, and is in great dismay by her status within the society. Even though D-503 loves O-90, O-90 is in love with R-13 who is the best friend of D-503 and is a State poet who reads his verse at public executions.
While on a walk which the One State had assigned O-90 to go with D-503, he meets a woman named I-330. She smokes cigarettes, drinks alcohol and flirts with D-503; all these acts are considered as illegal according to One State. D-503 tries not to get attracted to I-330, who invites him to the Ancient House, known for being the only not transparent building in One State., except for having windows. Items which are artistic and historically valuable are kept there. There I-330 introduces him to a corrupt doctor to write the reason about his absence from work. While leaving D-503 promises he would disclose I-330’s secret to the Bureau of Guardians, but later turns down his vow to himself.
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