Dancing to swing music is a way for the swing kids to protest their denial of freedom, and fight against the oppression of the Nazis. One of the swing kids, Thomas, joins the Nazis and believes that he can be both a Nazi and a swing dancer at once. However, the swing dancers represent the opposite of what the Nazis stand for, and Thomas cannot be both an advocate for freedom and a part of a fascist regime.. Arvid says to Thomas that he“ would rather belong to any one... ANYONE, than belong to the Nazis like you do”(Carter, 1993). Thomas still thinks that he is not a Nazi, but he actually is brainwashed by the Nazis.
Throughout the 20’s, many challenges in society arose for traditionalists. For example, nightclubs, drinking illegally, jazz music, and new technology. All these changes made it difficult for traditionalists to adapt. This trial was a significant event that led to the process of the eroding of traditionalism in American society and represented a victory for the rise of progressive modernism. Although, traditionalism won because Scopes lost the trial, it is seen that society will move forward away from traditional
The real meaning of the ballerina: Harrison Bergeron The ballerinas in the television a mystery in itself. “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr, in 1961. The short story is about a new society far into the future, were people are now equal in every which way. But some people that cannot suppress there mental capability they are punish by the government, and make them feel like the people around them. One man single handily tries to fight against the system, but he meant a terrible end (Vonnegut, Jr.).
Culture Trends in the 1920s The 1920s opened an economic recession followed by an influx of immigrants and cultural and racial tensions in the USA, which created an atmosphere of intolerance. The fear that people had toward the Germans and Communists spread even to the immigrants, which triggered a general increment in racism and nativism. A lot of Americans saw immigrants as a threat to stability, and they faced a lot of prejudice to protect the old stock Americans. Also, to restrict immigration the Ku Klux Klan reemerged. It was founded by William J. Simmons and was meant to preserve the American whites’ protestant civilization through fighting for Americanism.
As seen in history before when there is a struggle in the economy many will turn to a more radical solution, such as communism. In 1946 one-fourth of the French had voted for communism and in Italy, the communist controlled one-third of the public voting. President Truman knew that if Europe could not be rebuilt soon then communism would make its way towards the west. Due to these fears of spreading communism, USA wanted to help establish a better political stability before communism would increase. Infrastructure such as railways, bridges, docks and housing had been targeted by airstrikes, which had made the process of continuing work much harder.
In 1936, the Olympics were held in Germany, a country experiencing post-war punishments. As addressed by New York Times, “ But Hitler would soon turn Germany into a police state”, Germany was being prepared to change its political and social views. This situation would heavily interfere with the Games by putting visitors and even germans at risk. Also stated by New York Times, “ A persuasive speaker who believed in genetic superiority… and blamed many of Germany’s current ills, especially its ailing economy, on jews”, Hitler’s corrupt ways
“They took him screaming off to the asylum. Any man’s insane who think he can fool the government and us (page 33)”. Not only are the people afraid of the government, they are also afraid of each other. “Can’t trust people that’s the dirty part you and I and who else will set the fires?” (page 86). That is one of the reasons why there are never any rebellion in a dystopia
Just as Nazi Germany blamed the Jews, handicapped, gays, and other minorities for the tragedies that the country were trying so desperately to overcome; the Oceania government used whichever society, Eastasia or Eurasia, they felt like. Constantly switching between the two and feeding Oceanias inhabitants lies about the others. Once this “groupthink” (Psychological Aspects Behind the Causes of the Holocaust) is widely tolerated something “can go from being wrong or weird to acceptable and normal very quickly” (Psychological Aspects Behind the Causes of the Holocaust) . There is a domino effect and people begin to fall in line so to speak. It is easier to agree with what seems to be the majority than it is to disagree.
Looking back at the early 1930’s, there are many people today who would criticize the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain with his policy of appeasement towards the Natzi leader, Adolf Hitler. Appeasement is defined as “the policy of acceding to the demands of a potentially hostile nation in the hope of maintaining peace.” However, historians now know that peace was never an option for the German leader. His invasion of the Rhineland and Austria was only the beginning; Hitler had his eyes set on Poland, Russia and eventually the world. Chamberlain has been heavily criticized for simply handing over the Sudetenland because this action showed that Hitler had the upper hand. It helped the Natzis become much more powerful, encouraged aggression,
After World War 1 had ended, the world leaders spoke seriously to prevent upcoming future wars but since Hitler had come to power, Hitler violated the treaty of Versailles and began to make his army. Hitler reoccupied the Rhineland and militarized it with the army. He created a lot of many new tactics and military strategies that stunned the European nations before World War II. One of the military tactics he used was Blitzkrieg which was also known as the "Lightning war" but before that Hitler had to test it on a nation. Hitler stunned Europe with the speed and efficiency of the German attack on Poland.
This is how America during the Cold War era overthrew Iran. “All knew they had changed the course of Iranian history (128).” This was not really a success because we invaded their territory because the British told America that Mossadegh was a communist and was not really clear as to why they needed American help. During the Invasion era, Reagan was awakened up early morning to hear devastating news, a Marine camp was blown up by a suicide bomber in Lebanon. Days before, Reagan approved of entering, but he could back out if he wanted. This event “intensified the desire of many Americans for some kind of revenge (223),” Americans wanted to show how strong our nation had become and wanted to prove
Fahrenheit 451 and Tomorrow, when the war began in the past have been challenged because of their large amount of profanity and violence in each book and the ideas they bring with them such as the world being a technology based focused world. In Fahrenheit 451 it brings a whole different meaning to books and what they mean and how the world is evolving. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury should be banned from high schools. T.v was a big part of this society’s life one day Montag even asks his wife a question about the T.v and the love it shows “Millie does the white clown love you, love you very much, love you with all their heart and soul Millie?” The society was so wrapped up in technology and tv and anything electronic that they considered
Those who opposed the merchants could expect no less merciful of a response. The Seven Years War had a long reaching effect on large numbers of people. The interruption of New York commerce was an unintended effect of the war, however it had consequences which could not have been predicted by the British policy makers. The tenacity of the New York businessmen threw a wrench in the cogs of the British war machine and changed the state of the economy permanently. Eventually leading to the American Revolution (Truxes
If people didn’t get bothered than they would be happy and not know what to expect, because if no one in the entire world got bothered they wouldn 't have the knowing of how to be an actual human. In the book Fahrenheit 451 I am pretty sure that all the characters got bothered so when something happened they were use to it and didn’t get that worked up over it. So when Millie left Montag he was sad but later found out that he did not want anything to do with her. Therefore if people do get bothered they will so figure out what they don 't need and why the thing that happened is a good thing, that no one can change. You just have to keep living you life and see things on the positive side.
During the Cold war, between Union of Soviet Socialist Republics(USSR) and the United States, fear of communism had increased drastically. Americans feared that communists were working inside their Government and inside their country to change their way of living, This new found fear was called the Red Scare. The Red Scare had spread so quickly people accused their neighbors and friends to be communists. Soon enough even the government was deemed untrustworthy. When someone would verify that they were not communist or inform the Government of suspicious communist activity, they were considered friendly.