Wiesel uses a lot of very detailed descriptions and expresses his feelings in a way that we easily start to trust him. He knows that this is one of the most terrible periods in the history and he tries “to help prevent history from repeating itself” (Wiesel VII). “He does not want his past to become [the children’s] future” and that is why he writes his book to be seen by the people who do not realize how poorly people were treated (Wiesel XV). These two quotes from Night show that the holocaust shouldn’t be repeated. The author shows this with all of the feelings, facts and descriptions he uses.
The sheer ruthlessness of the punishments discourage any sort of crime as they will scare the citizens into never breaking the law in fear of the consequences. The document “Crime and Punishment in the Elizabethan Era” also points out that the law was flexible and could be applied differently based on the situation. When a person was convicted of treason, they were not always executed immediately. Some were inhumanely tortured for more information to see if they were working with others, despite the obvious lack of morality in doing this, it worked. However, on the other hand, the Elizabethan Law did have at least some moral sense to it as people some were spared from torture, and even execution in certain circumstances.
In the past tyranny has failed due to the inability to have complete control over its citizens and the governments overall instability. To obtain complete control there had to be a way keep track on each and every individual and make sure they weren’t straying away from the power’s grasp. In the dystopian novels 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley the two societies use technology and science to control and surveillance their citizens. 1984 centers on the life of a man named Winston Smith living in the country of Oceania. The country’s overall reason of using the technology and science is to create fear and intimidation among the people.
As Harry Browne once said, “Since no one but you can know what 's best for you, government control can 't make your life better.” In Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury, he shows ways on how the government is controlling society with surveillance, technology, and censorship. The government gets to decide what is to be done and what comes in and out of that country. In the novel, it shows how the firefighter, Guy Montag, is different than the other people in that society. These aspects of government control are directly going towards Montag because the advance in technology put into the watchdogs that are in Bradbury’s novel is unbelievable. Multiple news articles suggest that the government is, in fact, controlling our every move.
It can put an end to accusers playing victim so they can get out of something they did wrong. It will also help those who speak the truth. Those who truly haven’t done anything wrong, but the police got snippy with them. The behavior shown by everyone being taped tones will change, knowing they are being taped. The weight of having one of them will be almost none at all.
Hale went to the houses of those accused because he was starting to worry that they were actually innocent. He acknowledges, “No man may longer doubt the powers of the dark are gathered in monstrous attack upon this village. There is too much evidence now to deny it” (II.469-473.). Hale tells John and Elizabeth how the accusations are attacking the village, and how there is more evidence making it more difficult to not believe Abigail’s lie. Hale is worried that innocent people are being accused, but he also feels obligated to agree with the court.
1984 , a novel based upon a society where there is hardly any privacy. Big Brother has surveillance all over the place so he can keep eyes on every person in Oceania. George Orwell, the author of the novel states about how technology is used for surveillance purposes and getting into people 's personal lives. That is also how our society works as well and we are living in it. Imagine being watched all day and night.
The broken windows theory is a good-fighting crime strategy and suggested the way in thinking about the community. Citizens felt safer when police department conducted more foot patrol in the neighborhood and felt that police were more aware of the crime that occur. Broken windows-theory created a better environment for the community and promoted the community to stay in active programs that focused on prevention and criminal activity. In the high-crime neighborhood areas, the police worked with the community. If a window was broken then the owner of the window had to immediately replace it.
I saw the lips of the black-robed judges. They appeared to me white” (62). This gives us an image of how judges were at the time the story took place. The narrator feared their expression and their clothing since the judges looked deadly and feared what they might do. The narrator was able to overcome it because, in the end, he was able to procure freedom and get away from the terror.
Censorship is good for men and women because it protects the people from an harmful environment. Censorship can be used in many ways that result in helping communities, By censoring television, radio, newspapers, and internet it is helping keep children and adults from doing what they shouldn 't be doing such as being in the streets, murdering, selling drugs, using drugs and etc. Censorship is used to suppress what the government views as harmful to society. Censorship is usually thought of as the blurring out of nudity on television or the beeping out of curse words in a song on the radio. Censorship is actually “the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society” (http://gilc.org/speech/osistudy/censorship/) .
The last power I’m going to talk about is how the police have codes to protect them against any accusations that the suspects make. The first example of this would be the tape recording of proceedings that the police use when they conduct interviews when with a suspect. There are mainly two reasons why the police use tape recordings in interviews with suspects. The first reason is because it shows that the police are doing the interview right and are following procedures just like they are supposed to. Tape recordings are to make sure that the police aren’t threatening the suspect or doing anything they shouldn’t be doing, so if the suspect accuses them of doing so, the police will have proof that what the suspect is saying isn’t the true.
Eyes constantly follow every movement; ears hang on every word. In a terrifying futuristic world, the government controls everything from the current economy to ancient history. Big Brother, the blindly accepted leader, is a phantom figurehead that the people of Oceania follow like sheep. George Orwell shows the most effective means of control in 1984 is intimidation, which is conveyed through the government’s use of surveillance and torture. The Party controls its citizens though different forms of surveillance, including telescreens and the Thought Police.
This will help them cooperate with the press, as the press will reveal only verified information to the public. The police will also be accountable to the media by offering them the information they need in time. This will aid in speeding up investigations thus delivering justice and dealing with the outlaws in due course. When the media reveal only true information about the community, the community will feel the need to cooperate with them so that they can create a safer community. A good relationship with the media will help to create a peaceful society in a great way (Miller et al.,