1984 Dehumanization In Human History

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Dehumanization has been apart of human history from the very beginning.Dehumanization happens around the world everyday. One of the major events where dehumanization took place was towards women in the Middle East and America. The Holocaust is also a huge part of defining what we know about dehumanization. These events happen connect back to George Orwell’s novel 1984. The Holocaust was one of the world's largests genesides. Some background information on this tragedy, It is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Six million of these were Jews. An estimated 1.1 million children were murdered in the Holocaust.The Nazis killed approximately two-thirds of all Jews living in Europe. On April 1, 1933, the Nazis first started to boycott all of Jewish-run businesses. The Nuremberg laws, issued on September 15, 1935, began to exclude Jews…show more content…
Under apartheid everyone that wasn’t white got separated and treated less than people who were white, The white minority ruled over the others who outnumbered them significantly. There were a lot of pictures taken during the Apartheid and showed a lot of depressing images, like kids caring a dying classmate after a peaceful riot of kids were having a sit in, the police force opened fire on them and killed many. This is important because the world started to see how bad things were getting and those images became a martyr to everyone to help. In the book they tried to avoid this by making everyone happy with Big Brother before killing them. Winston in the book decided that he would before he died to think “Down with Big Bother” as one final act of defiance of Big Brother and may become a martyr so the proles would finally have an uprising and be free from big brothers rule(1984). The minority rule is the same as the book where the minority group of people rule and the majority are dehumanized and treated horribly even though they out number them many to
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