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The Roles of I-330 and O-90 Zamyatins We is a story set far into the future There is only one country OneState and the government controls everything The story is actually a diary written by the main character D-503 that is to be sent aboard a space shuttle to other planets in order to describe the greatness of OneState The diary details the changes that take place in D-503s life and way of thinking A woman who was known as I-330 brought about these changes This anarchistic woman corrupts D-503 throughout the story and steals him away from the woman who loves him O-90 These two women and especially I-330 have major roles in the story that documents D-503s gaining of a soul In the beginning of We D-503 is satisfied with the life he is living in OneState As a mathematician OneState is perfectly suited for him All daily events are scheduled to a certain time block in the day the citizens have alphanumerical names and OneState is attempting to create a law of ethics based on addition subtraction division and multiplication He is a builder of the space shuttle Integral which will colonize other planets D-503 spends his time with a woman referred to as O-90 or O O-90 is D-503s only girlfriend at the beginning of the story although O has two boyfriends It is not until later on in the story when D-503 comes to have another girlfriend I-330 that his life begins to change drastically O is important to the story because she represents a woman of the old days She is in rebellion against the OneState that D-503 loves although she is too peaceful and nave to resort to violence She is described as looking like her name short round and with the circle of her mouth always open Os wrist has a circle of puffy flesh that is described as being babyish O is much
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