1984: Corrupted Cites, And Poisonous Times

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Corrupted Cites, Poisonous Power, and Tortuous Times In George Orwell’s 1984, the Party and the all-seeing Big Brother are notorious for heavily monitoring the general populace and using unorthodox methods of manipulation, fear and torture to maintain control. Winston Smith, a member of the Outer Party, is privy to the ways of Big Brother and the technique used to control the past, and he rebels in many more ways than one. In the end, he comes to know the true meaning of torture and learns that paranoia and corruption are the harsh results of poisonous power. By Chapter Four of Book 1, Winston is knee deep in a relationship that would not be approved of by his superiors. He knows that their affair would get them killed upon discovery, because it’s a common fact that the Party and Big Brother only approve of the involvement of men and women to create ‘children of the Party.’ The relationship puts both of them in an extreme amount of danger, but even though Winston and Julia know of the risk of vaporization, they continue to see each other in secret, “It was as though they were intentionally stepping nearer to…show more content…
Not only are they similar by means of monitoring and control over the public, they also both have nuclear weapons and a knack for ‘vaporizing’ people in order to maintain a controlled image. The dictator of North Korea is notorious for eliminating anybody in his way, “Kim has rid himself of 300-plus officials during his five years at the helm. He notably had his own uncle, Jang Song Thaek, executed for disobeying orders and building his own power base” (Fifield). By ruling his country with concentrated terror, Kim Jong Un is constantly insuring his correctness and superiority over everyone with the use of direct militant tyranny and fear, which is a synonym of Big Brother and the technique used to keep the Party in

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