North Korea. Currently with television sets hardwired to only broadcast one channel and the private lives of people widely monitored, one cannot find a better example of surveillance in the modern world (North). This signifies the fact that even though life in the 21st century is perceived as a moderately peaceful and free beginning for humanity, authoritative surveillance will still find a way into our private lives, evolving as humanity grows. Another important trait of authoritarianism is perpetual war. In 1984, Eurasia, Eastasia and Oceania are at constant war at each other, instilling fear and submissive attitudes from the general public, whilst supporting the government and justifying their actions.
The king was already tired of his wife and very affected by the fact that she couldn’t give him a male heir, so he sought comfort in other women’s arms, including Mary, Anne’s sister. But the odds were in Anne’s favor who was soon to become “the most happy” queen. Her youth, charm, intelligence and ambition helped her get the King’s attention. At first, Anne denied Henry VIII’s sexual favors saying that she wanted to be “A Queen or not at all” . Henry, who hated writing letters, used to write Anne love letters on a regular basis while she was away from court.
What if your government was watching everything you do and say? In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston Smith struggles with the tyranny of his government stipulation which all takes place in a city of Oceania. A place where the Party examines human activity with the persuading and controllable Big Brother. Disregard a ban on distinctiveness, Winston expresses his thoughts in a diary and conducts a relationship with Julia. The novel sets out different types of meanings for different types of characters, some characters will stand out to others and some meanings can correspond to them as well.
It is as if having something so perfect in the palm of one’s hands and then having it torn away from one in the blink of an eye. She has found independence and wishes to keep hold of it through all circumstances. Mike Timko wrote his concerns with the lack of female freedom from societal, especially masculine, directives (Timko par. 6). Timko noticed how throughout the book, Edna was being suppressed by her husband and that it is rather unfortunate that the idea of male dominance is so widely accepted at that time.
The Party in 1984 Oceania has one main goal: keep the citizens under their complete control. The Party as a group is a massive force that will stop for nothing. Their altercation of the past and the spewing of propaganda tv’s keep the people believing the Party’s every word. The corruption has gone so far that they even drag on wars to make people have a strong sense of togetherness and nationalism. In the book 1984, the villainous qualities of the Party create the biggest impact on the story by causing hatred, converting minds, and creating a new Winston.
In 1984, a dystopian novel written by George Orwell, proles are represented as being generally incompetent in the ability to think and rebel against their stolen rights. However, as the story progresses, Winston comes to a realization that proles are the only ones with the character of human beings and the strength to gain consciousness to overthrow the party. Through this characterization of the proles, Orwell satirizes the detrimental effects of Stalin’s totalitarian government in employing total control and perpetual surveillance of the people in USSR to maintain an established hierarchy. The nature of how the system views the proles is clearly visible through the treatment and description of the proles in the eyes of Winston. As mentioned in the text, “the Party taught that the proles were natural inferiors who must be kept in subjection, like animals...”, Winston along with other members of the party were embedded with the idea that it’s conventional for the members of the party to treat the proles in a degrading manner similar to the ways in which they would treat animals.
The reaction of other character illustrates his aura of delusion and immaturity in which they have clocked themselves all along. At the last part of the book, Ruth became a stronger character and we begin to care about what happens to her. She keeps a strict watch on the lovers. She also tries to tempt Jerry from her treatment and love to him. Though she show him that she is ready to leave him but in reality she is not willing to destroy her marriage.Richard is ready to sue Jerry for his offense of adultery with his wife without marrying her.
Even Though Odysseus says he wants to get back to his wife, his inconsiderate attempts keeps him away much longer the he should've. If it was not for Athena and the disguises the story would've ended sooner, and more harsh than the story did for Telemachus and Odysseus. Athena is Odysseus’ guardian throughout the story and they both use different Disguises to help out no just themselves, but directly and indirectly helps the others around them. Odysseus is given a disguise by Athena. All of the disguises Odysseus and Athena use benefits not just them but those around them
The two control methods are related as they contribute to one purpose the totalitarian control over the people of Oceania. The people are physiologically manipulated as discussed by the mental control measures, and physically forced into loving Big Brother. This is one of the methods the government uses to control people’s minds, by placing fear into them. The fear in 1984 limits the people into even thinking of challenging the government. The emotional trauma the people suffer is the fear they have when the government catches them not abiding to the laws.
With diverse ethnicities, occupations, and ideologies, individuality is an innate part of humanity. Independent thought and reasoning is encouraged as means to a smarter and safer society. However, in the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell, the ruling government strives to alienate humanity’s individuality in an attempt to consolidate power. Orwell depicts an oppressive society ruled by the ruling class called the Party, where Winston, an individual, struggles against the totalitarian government. By the end of the novel, Winston is destroyed and the Party continues to dictate conformity among the masses.
In both 1984 by George Orwell, and The Veldt by Ray Bradbury, the themes presented are both able to present a clear warning to the readers of the power of technology, and the damaging power it can have on our lives. In Part 1 of 1984, The Inner Party establishes a facade of protection to gain control over Oceania and the citizens. This is mainly achieved through the technological advances that gives The Party authority over people 's actions because of the 24/7 surveillance of their every move. At the beginning of the novel, protagonist Wilson says “the instrument (telescreens) could be dimmed but there was no way of shutting it off altogether” (8). These telescreens are used to minimise the amount of Thoughtcrime, which, in Oceania, violates
It portreys that people can still care for their loved ones even if the society is tragic. In the story Anthem, the novella illustrates marriage as a crule action to take upon. The society in Anthem has strict laws that if acted, the person could be punished. “For men are forbidden to take notice of women, and women are forbidden to take notice of men.” (Rand 38). Anthem’s society is not free to have marriage and could lead to punishments.
Julia hands Winston a note saying, “I love you”, thus beginning the second strand of hope in the novel. This represents exactly the reason that the Party does not allow marriage where there is physical attraction. Winston gains passion, a will to live, and confidence to take on challenges and risks. These are the qualities that the Party is trying to suppress, as it is easier to control a population if they do not have the willpower nor reason to resist. Once again, through the hope presented by Winston and Julia’s love, Orwell displays how the proles have the ability to overthrow the Party if they desire.
If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.” Although she had great influence on her husband’s decisions, he would ultimately forget about the ladies. During the American Revolution colonists came to change the tyranny that they were once ruled under. Women would believe that they were fighting for their freedom. They were then brainwashed into thinking that their stereotypical life was not bad, but helping win the war by staying at home and keeping quiet.
“Our minds have been poisoned and our accepted beliefs are unnatural and artificial” (McGill). Psychological control is one of the many methods totalitarian governments use to remain in power. However, this can only be achieved through widespread support and loyalty from the population. Therefore, it is important to learn how to prevent and stop totalitarian regimes in today’s society. Studying George Orwell’s novel 1984 can help identify how dictators take oppressive actions in order to achieve power and control.