The Roles of I-330 and O-90 Essay

1228 Words Sep 23rd, 1999 5 Pages
The Roles of I-330 and O-90 Zamyatin’s 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-503’s 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-503’s gaining of a soul. In the beginning …show more content…
OneState would not allow her to become pregnant because she is ten centimeters below the normal height. After D-503 meets I-330, O writes him a letter proclaiming her love to him, but also to tell him that she will let him go if he truly wants to be with her. Although O-90 is relevant to the story plot, she does not bring about the changes in D-503 that I-330 does. D-503 meets I-330 on a walk with O-90. She is describes as having unusually white, sharp teeth, and appearing slender and tough. Her eyebrows make an X across her face. I-330 is one of the most important characters in We. She is in total rebellion against the government of OneState, as much as D-503 is devoted to it. She smokes cigarettes and drinks alcohol, which is prohibited by OneState. Because I-330 knows that D-503 is the builder of the Integral, she makes herself a part of her life. By using sex as a weapon on D-503, and seducing him, she is able to make him follow her around do what she says. D-503 is greatly confused by I-330. To him, she is like an irrational number, she does not follow the rules of OneState, just as an irrational number does not follow the rules of mathematics. One of the first changes that occur in D-503 is jealousy. He was in the middle of a love triangle with O-90 and his friend R-13 for years without being jealous, but when R-13 asks him if he too is with I-330, D-503

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