In the novel 1984, George Orwell describes an ideal totalitarian state that is able to have ultimate control control over its party members. This state successfully governs the members by means of internal and external control of the people’s daily activities. The state leaves very little room for rebellion because the people of Oceania live in fear of being caught for not following the states ideologies. The following essay will examine both internal and external modes of control and how these relate to each other. Furthermore, the possibility of rebellion and liberation will be discussed.
Telemachus finally admits his irritation with the suitors’ misuse of the hosts’ hospitality “But if you decide it is more profitable and better/ to go on, eating up one man’s livelihood, without payment,/ then spoil my house” (I. 376-382). The suitors are surprised and upset with the disrespectful way Telemachus spoke to them. The suitors, no matter how upsetting their actions, consider themselves guests of Telemachus and his mother, which reveals that some believe even if one breaks the laws of hospitality and extends their stay long beyond their welcome, the host does not hold the right to ask them to leave. Additionally, when Telemachus informs the suitors that if they decide it is better to overextend their hospitality and ruin Telemachus and his mother, he will attempt to shame them.
Methods of Control in 1984 and Brave New World The common goal of all totalitarian regimes is to create and maintain a perfect society. They use various methods to preserve their grip on power. The novels 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley describe entirely different totalitarian societies in which contrasting methods are used to control people. But what is the main difference between the methods of control used in the two fictional states? The state of Oceania described in 1984 controls its people externally by using force and repression, while the World State depicted in Brave New World controls its citizens from within by giving them a predestined role and conditioning them to accept it.
Jonas chuckled.” (146) The community releases the lighter twin of the set because it would be too confusing to have two identical people around and that would make it hard for the people. The lighter twin has to suffer through the pain of dying just so that the people’s lives can be “easier.” The community also doesn’t get to live with that twin and experience the benefits that he might have for society. After receiving the memory about love Jonas says, “I liked the feeling of love,” he confessed He glanced nervously at the speaker on the wall, reassuring himself that no one was listening. “ wish we still
Big brother used the propaganda of Two Minutes Hate to make the people of Oceania believe that it was wrong to go against Big Brother and they should hate anyone who does. Using this form of propaganda, Big Brother can easily control the attitude of the people of Oceania and use the anger they produced to make it seem like Big Brother is the good guy. Parallelism is used effectively by George Orwell to show the importance of how the people felt. It was used to show the organized ideas and just how memorable they were to the people of Oceania. Big Brother was able to make the society feel a certain way so that they would see Big Brother the way Big Brother wanted to be seen.
As seen in dystopian literature, failed government made decisions involving restriction of information, independent thought, and freedom in its entirety can be the cause of corruption of a utopia. The goal of the governments of many dystopian societies is to achieve “sameness” among all citizens. It is believed that all conflict will be eliminated by attaining complete equality in all categories. Through the use of government in dystopian worlds, dystopian literature suggests that “sameness” is a key aspect to a successful society. There are multiple methods that the government in The Giver uses to enforce sameness among the community.
From the beginning of The Giver we met perfect people, in the ideal community with strict rules. Everyone is happy here. And the community leads its own way of life. Everything here is the same. One of the ideas for the book is sameness, so that the people will fit in with others, and this is repeated though out the whole novel.
Steinbeck demonstrates that when people were receiving these rights, they are enjoying it because they realize they have some sorts of rights also each family member possessed the rights to privacy, rights to talk, and the rights to accept or refuse things. Therefore, Thoreau and Steinbeck had similar thoughts on self-government because they both believe the government is necessary, and autonomy is better because one cannot have too much influence over people. Therefore, some instance Thoreau and Steinbeck collides with each other however they both have the similar thought on the forming self-government. They both conclude in their writing that autonomy has a positive impact on society, and they are best forms of government than any other type of government. The Steinbeck was able to show that government
The government was free to spy to its people, it was its way to keep things under control. The citizens of Orwell’s dystopian world didn’t have any privacy, they were constantly spied on, and if they did or said anything that went against the government, they were punished. In the article written by Maass and Rajagopalan That’s No Phone. That’s My Tracker. It Explains how the new advances in technology, mainly in our smartphones, can be used to track us.
In the novels, Brave New World and 1984, the authors take the positive social aspects and values of community, identity, and stability and corrupt them into a dystopian society. While both books may come as a shock to the system, seeing as they both focus on aspects we are to scared to admit could possibly happen and seem wildly different at points, there are a lot of similarities between the two. Aldous Huxley’s novel is set in a world where the society is kept very carefully balanced: “The World State’s motto, COMMUNITY, IDENTITY, STABILITY.” (Huxley 1). For example, the means of reproduction is just as closely monitored and controlled as production is. The people are created in order to fulfill a particular purpose in life.
In 1984, George Orwell displays a futuristic vision of society where the government has absolute control over the citizens. Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith leans towards the idea of hope for humanity. George Orwell writes about what must be done in order for humanity to live on while living in a totalitarian regime. Therefore, Orwell’s vision of hope for humanity lies within the actions of the proles. Furthermore, Orwell’s hope for humanity lies in the actions of the proles, which is the lowest class of Oceania and is not the principal responsibility of party officials.
Oceania from George Orwell’s 1984 is meant to be a utopian society, a community with near perfect qualities. Somewhere along the way, something went horribly wrong, and the leaders of Oceania became evil, and had to think of a plan to keep the citizens under control so that they could keep the peace. To those that are brain washed, life is treating them well. The brainwashed believe that the society is a utopia, but in reality it is the opposite; a dystopia. Throughout 1984 Orwell uses heavy symbolism, and also conflict to push the plot along, but also the characters.