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by Scott Westerfeld

Uglies Society and Class Quotes

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Quote #10

"History would indicate that the majority of people have always been sheep. Before the operation, there were wars and mass hatred and clear-cutting. Whatever these lesions make us, it isn't a far cry from the way humanity was in the Rusty era. These days we're just a bit... easier to manage." (32.23)

Honestly, our first response when someone says "people have always been sheep" is "what do you know, old man?" But do you think Az is right—do societies always need leaders to force the followers into some form of order? And is that necessarily a bad thing? Even in the Smoke, it seems that some people (cough Az cough) think that society needs to be organized and controlled.

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