In 1984, Orwell paints a nightmarish picture of a totalitarian system gone to the absolute extreme. He believed that totalitarianism and the corruption of language were connected and he integrated it into the novel by using language as the ultimate weapon of destruction. Big Brother uses the power of language to oppress, persuade and control the people of Oceania. The official language of Oceania is Newspeak, which the party use to control its subjects and outlaw subversive thoughts. The party believe that destroying words will inevitably prevent power from slipping through their fingers.
Even though Nineteen Eighty-four and One Flew Over The Cuckoo 's Nest differ in their dystopian society, the two novels carry out their rules in a similar fashion. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell a dysopian society controlled by a totitalitarianism regime called the Big Brother monitors every aspect of the citizens which reside in Oceania. Below Big Brother are the inner party who limits the freedom of speech, communication, personal belief and individuality and controlls thought, action and speech in various ways. Newspeak is a language the inner party implemented by means of controlling the citizens to prevent them from obtaining individual thought. Newspeak are words and sentenences that are being shortened and some are excluded and thus is a more advanced way of communicating according to the inner party.
you can't fight in here. this is the war room!” is trivialising politicians, even though they are absorb in war and power, actual conflicts would be a disaster. Or the visual comedy of the slogan “Peace is our profession” being on a billboard with multiple bullet holes in it due to the war that is taking place around being another example of the satirising of the American government. The theme of “Appearance vs Reality” in regards to how the American government want to be viewed contrasted to how they actually are, is significant throughout the film. I conducted a focus group with the intention of analysing how people react to satire by screening all 95 minutes of the film and I encouraged them to discuss their thoughts on the film
“ if God decrees that any of you are just lawyer, you should dedicate the slaughter to your father's, because you have obligations to work them.” Bin Ladin utilizes didactic language to explain his idea of gods decreed Ward Sloter. He uses phrases such as “ do not neglect… what is greater, paying attention to the enemy,” to explain that Al-Qaeda does not kill without a cause , but kills in the name of their fathers and by their definition of God’s decree. He also forces them to stay focused on the main enemy: American.
Throughout the book the slogans of “war is peace, freedom is slavery, [and] ignorance is strength” is a forced acceptance by all citizens (Orwell 16). These particular slogans, that exemplify doublethink, are plastered everywhere. The illogicalness of doublethink completely surrounds the citizens, constantly exposing them to it. The second characteristic of monopoly over mass media is quite evident in Winston 's life. Government employees run the internet, newspapers, and radio/tv announcements.
Offred compares rape to dessert, making it seem like it is not important or serious. Rape is brought up again when the aunts blame the victim, Janine for getting raped. These are attitudes that can be seen in certain religions like the ones that operate under Sharia Law, where women are blamed for rape. The majority of the book was from a handmaid’s perspective. Atwood parodies the way some of the religious right may perceive women in which they are important for creating life by introducing handmaids, women who have been reduced into only their procreative purposes.
Imagine a society where women either had to agree to be raped once a month or they could be free in the world. The only catch is that in order to be free, they would suffer out in the colonies, which are the areas of the country that had been affected by radiation. Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale demonstrates this type of totalitarianism society. There are three different classes of women in this society: the Handmaids, the Aunts, and the Wives. The Handmaids were the women who chose to live in the Republic of Gilead.
No matter how much trust we put into one single person, often times, those are the same people that deceive in 1984, a novel by George Orwell, the idea of betrayal is tested throughout the novel, specifically by the character of Winston. Oceania is a totalitarian society. There are strict rules, heinous punishments, and grotesque living conditions. The reader is introduced to the characters of Winston as the novel begins. The reader can see, however, that Winston, despite his “loyalty” to The Party, is still committing acts of rebellion.
In the very beginning of the essay, Chavez is able to tie nonviolence to power which supports one of his major claims that non-violent protests still provides an opportunity for the oppressed to “stay on the offensive.” This is able to give the audience the impression that non-violent protests is clearly connected to influence. The author then goes on to mention that people who truly concerned about others will continue on the path of nonviolence. This gives the reader no choice, but to continue in King’s footsteps if they sincerely care about the people in their life. As the article progresses, Chavez’s diction seems to become harsher. In paragraph 4, Chavez describes a possible outcome of violent protests as a “total demoralization of the workers,” but in paragraph 12, he states that only the poor, the workers “get killed in the case of a violent revolution.” This shift in diction is able to convince his audience that violence has repercussion greater than they can fathom.
Take War is Peace for instance. Oceania is never-endingly experiencing a war circumstance, and individuals are carrying on like peace is all over the place. War illicits patriotism and devotion to country, it promotes sacrifice and concern of community. So if there is constant war, the people continue to sacrifice and devote themselves to the government and community. This cycle guarantee the continuation of control over individuals.
At one point, the Party announces that Oceania is actually at war with Eastasia, not Eurasia, and that they have always been at war with Eastasia. Winston recognizes this change, but everybody else just accepts the information and moves on. However, Oceania is in such a constant state of war that everyone blends all the wars together. No one seems to have any problem with the fact that they are constantly at war, and like Teeda Butt Mam, they probably just want peace for Oceania. Another part of the article talks about how the Khmer Rouge encouraged children to spy on their parents and find fault in them.