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Society can be viewed as the people who collectively live in any region or period their manners and customs civilization moral or material condition all define society Society is not just people as a group but it is an individuals moral perception of how he lives through apocalyptic paradigm and his moral values Society along with moral values can have the underlying affect together to impact ones life Values of ones personal beliefs can be interpreted as how society views each individual Differences in society and moral values interact together to form civilization Together cilvilzation and moral values form how a person views and lives their life As a person is older parenting becomes more impactful and affects how the child lives his life forming his own personal beliefs in a civilized fashion In both novels the Headhunter by Timothy Findley and Margaret Atwoods Cats Eye all of the ideas of societal views moral values and civilization are represented with vivid imagery In respect to the works the main characters Lilah Kemp in the Headhunter exhibits very strong societal views through her actions She creates and explains a futuristic society which affects her life This also is the reason she becomes schizophrenic After she loses her job of being a chief librarian she is convinced that a character from a novel is stalking her and she blames society for his presence in her confused life When Lilah says This mustnt happen right here I cannot bear to have it happen here Findley 5 She thinks Kurtz is set from the novel Heart of Darkness though he never exists in real life Throughout Lilahs schizophrenia she shows how she deals with people through having a wacky imagination Dealt with society in a different fashion from Lilahs schizophrenia but no less significantly than comparison to Elaine Risley from Cats Eye Her actions were entirely dictated by her childhood Her one
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