They did not have the right to think on their own, caused by Big Brother’s control over their thoughts. The purpose of the party is for people to be eternally loyal to B.B. by blinding them with lies. Orwell claims, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four if that is granted, all else follows.” (Orwells, page 81). Consequently, they become ignorant enough to believe two plus two equal five because the party has taken their though production.
May states “His outrage at the ludicrousness of sociopolitical fads and the stupidity of the people who support them are both at play in this story.” (May). People in society will allow themselves to be controlled by the government, but never think about how the people actually run the government because they're here to serve the people needs. People today can vote on who they believe seem beneficial for their needs. Their need to be a change to where there's more flexibility for people to rotate their schedule around. A true patriot are the ones who oppose, the ones who don’t just go along, those who follows truth and righteousness and try to pass it along to the society.
The most common form of reality control present in both The Handmaid’s Tale and Nineteen Eighty-Four is the elimination of privacy. The extent of the government’s use of reality control over the handmaids alone completely affects their abilities to act on their own impulses and think for themselves because they are forbidden from forming relationships with other people in society. It also makes them extremely suspicious of not only each other, but everything around them. In Gilead, the women function as lower class citizens while “the males in Gilead serve mostly paramilitary functions: lower echelon guards called Angels and an elite corps called guardians who frequently double as spies or Eyes” as stated by Elisabeth Hansot in her journal article entitled “Selves, Survival and Resistance in The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hansot 57). The complex social system the government creates involves a sort of hierarchy where each individual has a specific duty in society.
This could create some tension between the musicians there and the government. Furthermore, the authorities assisting the Handicap General do not wear handicaps or else would not be able to enforce the laws. Therefore, this insights them, causing an epiphany that they are enforcing the wrong ideas. Additionally, other viewers may have similar ideas like Harrison, that taking away individuality takes away humanity from society. All these people get impacted and shown the corruption, realizing that their government is not made of gold, but is
This shows that some of the citizens have a pre-disposition for violent behavior. With the absence of authority, the amount of violence and criminal acts should spike. If this controlling government were to randomly vanish, the people would respond in anarchy,
George Orwell wrote 1984 as a warning to and vision of the future. Our society has many similarities with 1984. The United State government uses many similar tactics as the Party in 1984. They use brainwashing, surveillance, and lying to their people to keep their power. The U.S. government brainwashes everybody from a young age.
He is willing to do anything to try to protect his ideals, even if that requires him to kill a man. The violent act does nothing though, as it becomes evident that people have accepted the Western lifestyle against Okonkwo’s desire: “He knew that Umuofia that would not go to war. He knew because they let the other messengers escape,” (Achebe 189). If the population had not let the other messengers escape, then it would mean that they did not prefer to be Christians and preferred to have control over the land again, instead of the British government having control. That was not the case which means that they had accepted the newly introduced ideals
The Party’s replacement of Oldspeak by Newspeask made many thought words impossible and was therefore used as a mechanism of control. First of all, as started in the above paragraph, the language a person speaks influences how they view the world around them. The Newspeak language was a language developed to replace the Oldspeak language, which was just Standard English language. It was developed because the Party in power discouraged independent thinking and wanted to limit the range of thought. The party did not want the people of Oceania to think about anything else diverging from the Party’s principles and believes, and there was no better way of achieving that than developing a language that everyone would use on a daily basis.
They steal the voice of the people they want, the Gentlemen did that precisely, but politicians just ignore anybody who is not in their party or not in their target range of voters. They are supposed to be leaders to all, but most really only do the things their party wants and disregard everything else. Buffy, her team, and the military are like factions. Once they got together and were able to communicate, they were able to make a plan and stop the Gentlemen. Only till they were able to work together were they able to get things done.
Once the colonist broke free from George they set up a democracy, which divides the power among difference leadership within the government. This prevents a singular ruler from creating unjust rules of law. On top of that these officials are elected by the people, so it is in their best interest to create covenants with the people that are fair for all that. Otherwise these officials will no longer be in office. A representative democracy is the best way to keep society out of the state of nature, and still preserve individuals’ rights.