By looking deeper into the novel and analyzing specific details Orwell included it can be seen how Orwell used the setting of the story, the city itself as well as the workplace of Winston as a few examples, and also the characters themselves, such as the Parsons, to get readers to see the message he was trying to warn of. The idea of conformity was enforced throughout the story, as shown above, in the ways that all citizens are made to essentially be the same as all others around them, with deadly consequences if they refuse. The theme of dehumanization is also deeply explored as all personal feelings and emotions are outlawed by the Party in an attempt to create people who all are the same. As well the setting is used to present the theme of the dangers of totalitarianism as Winston’s job is to change and “fix” any document that is critical in anyway of the government or expresses free speech. This use of literary devices effectively delivers the theme Orwell was trying to
I do not believe that Americans are as gullible and susceptible towards the mass media’s content as depicted in the film. Personally, I believe that the press and the public are capable of exposing and not fall for the deception showcased in this film, that being the fake war. I think there is an element of truth in the portrayal of the mass media as a way to manipulate the American people, however I do not think the American people themselves very truthfully
This was “to ensure social media are not used to send misleading information that could destabilize the country” stated by the government, which is a questionable reason as well. The “security reasons” put up by the government are avoiding terrorist activities and people spreading wrong information about anything that have to do with the election. However, this can be taken as the government trying to avoid any opposite opinions or rebellious movements during the election. These media blackouts in Africa are controversial. The citizens of the countries are taking action against the government claiming that their rights to freedom of expression and to have access to more information are violated.
These were indeed beneficial to the African people, but the long term negative consequences outnumber the long term positive greatly. The first reason why British Imperialism was detrimental is the borders.
“It is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them”(21). It is acceptable to be diverse from the group, but anything where one person could even have a chance of being slightly more exceptional is beyond forbidden. Being good at anything will lead to confidence which the house of council does not want. Confidence leads to thinking you are correct and can do anything. If a person with confidence believes the government is mistaken they may cause a revolt.
A totalitarian regime suppresses the wants of the society and denies them the basic necessities of life. Through the portrayal of a totalitarian regime that oppresses the citizens in order to maintain wealth and power for a certain group of the population of Panem, Suzanne Collins warns against the idea of the government controlling every part of the citizens’ lives. In her book The Hunger Games, Collins appeals to the citizens of tyrannical governments such as North Korea, who have similar governments as the Capitol, and to the youth of America to be actively aware of their own political situation (Collins 18). The increasing dictatorship of the reigning Capitol played a key role in fueling the sparks of a revolution after Katniss Everdeen
We have seen that many of journalists are under strict orders to deliver the news as the government sees fit. The people of The DRC need to believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! The conflict which has divided the country has left many Congolese to seek asylum elsewhere. Radio Okapi allows the Congolese diaspora to voice their civic views to the DRC citizens living in the country. History has shown that radio can and have been used as a form to turn a country against itself and destroy the basic foundation that it stands on.
According to Richards (2013), it is illegitimate and pernicious to establish an underground and comprehensive surveillance in the society. First, individual privacy, which should be granted and well protected by the law, is now violated. Under PRISM, personal details, including thoughts, movements, communication, transaction and health record, is being systemically and consistently collected without a permit from the owners. The right to hold these details is shifted from the individuals to the state. The state then can make use of the information for certain political purposes like filtering criminal/ terrorist-related suspects out of the government or even country.
The democratic society ensures the rule of law in contrast to an authoritarian system where the ruler is above the law. As the rule of law provides all are under the law, whether it may be a government official or a citizen, it ensures the equality before the law which is embodied in the constitution of the country (Jahan 2003, p.10). The practice in Bangladesh provides the party in the position is always above the law. Consequently, the common practice of the country shows that opposition leaders are always harassed by the police of the ruling party (Ahmed 2013). The current ruling party after taking its position abolish the old system of the electoral system by the caretaker government and passed laws to conduct a general election under the election commission of the country.
Media practitioners throughout the world are fiercely advocating independence of journalists from the state as well as private entities. The trickle-down effect of propaganda is rampant and debilitating to journalism. This effect can manifest itself in journalists choosing not to report on certain subjects for fear of repercussions. According to Matt J Duffy, one of the key factors that contribute to the existing media system in the Arab world is the emerging culture of “Self Censorship.” He writes, “academics that tread too close to sensitive subjects can be expelled from the host countries,” hence demonstrating how journalists self-censor for fear of greater