The Unknown citizen

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The Unknown citizen

Auden write this poem is about making fun of the unknown citizen. Auden says that
the unknown citizen is being controlled by the society. The unknown citizen is a
normal person in the modern society. he work in the Fudge Motor Inc for all his life.
He doing the same thing every day. this poem is an irony because it all talk about
the live of the unknown citizen. he is in the union(a large group) he has credit
card(Installment Plan). He has Health Insurance. He is married and has 5 children.
He lives in a modern world. (To Auden, he thinks that The unknown citizen is
abnormal because he is being told to do thing. he is controlled by the company.
The company tell him to do. He is manipulated by the group, the Installment Plan.
He is slavery to credit card. His sex life is controlled by the government.
He was forced to have 5 children. ) To the society, government, he is a perfect
fellow. But in this poem Auden is making fun of the modern people that we are slave.
We can't do our own things. We are been told to do thing.

Modern Man - The Unknown Citizen (Auden)
The English-born American writer Wystan Hugh Auden was one of the most important poets of
the 20th century. Educated at Oxford, he attracted attention as a prominent member of a
group of young leftist writers who generally expressed a socialist viewpoint. The poem I
have chosen for this essay is "The Unknown Citizen". I felt the time period reflected W.H.
Auden's views, making the unknown citizen an example of the government's view of the
perfect modern man in an overrated unrealistic society.
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