North Korea. Currently with television sets hardwired to only broadcast one channel and the private lives of people widely monitored, one cannot find a better example of surveillance in the modern world (North). This signifies the fact that even though life in the 21st century is perceived as a moderately peaceful and free beginning for humanity, authoritative surveillance will still find a way into our private lives, evolving as humanity grows. Another important trait of authoritarianism is perpetual war. In 1984, Eurasia, Eastasia and Oceania are at constant war at each other, instilling fear and submissive attitudes from the general public, whilst supporting the government and justifying their actions.
The book 1984 is based off of the ideas that there is some greater being that oppresses the people of the society. In a way someone might look at our government and think that they are the greater being that is oppressing the people it watches over, but that is not true. Although the government creates and enforces laws onto the people of our communities, we the people still have numerous laws that allow us to be free and do what we like. Although there are many laws regulating the world today, these citizens are undeniably free from any
The novel 1984 makes us ruminate our society and the technology given to us today by making us second guess the power that the government can have over us. Who is behind the camera? Winston Smith, the main character in the novel has lost all his freedom to the totalitarian “Big Brother.” Winston Smith lives in a world of duplicity where everyone 's being watched at every waking moment, this terrifies Winston because he is not able to think or speak wrong opinions without having the Thought Police take him away. The horror of 1984, the complexity of the future created by Orwell is a recognizable one, even in the 21st century. It 's easy to see how those in control can, through manipulation and propaganda, make pain simply for the sake of being
Through Mr Birling, Priestley demonstrated the life of the 1920s ‘hard-headed businessman’, influenced by greed, money and power. He shows no remorse or concern for his wrongful actions unless they affect his position in society or finances. Priestly believes that capitalism was responsible for both world wars and Mr Birling portrayed as a defiant capitalist. Priestley used Mr Birling in ‘An Inspector Calls’ to highlight the need for change in his 1946 audience if they want a peaceful, fairer, more caring future society. Priestley set his play in 1912 as it purposely contrasts to the time when he was writing in the mid-1940s.
The Party in 1984 Oceania has one main goal: keep the citizens under their complete control. The Party as a group is a massive force that will stop for nothing. Their altercation of the past and the spewing of propaganda tv’s keep the people believing the Party’s every word. The corruption has gone so far that they even drag on wars to make people have a strong sense of togetherness and nationalism. In the book 1984, the villainous qualities of the Party create the biggest impact on the story by causing hatred, converting minds, and creating a new Winston.
With diverse ethnicities, occupations, and ideologies, individuality is an innate part of humanity. Independent thought and reasoning is encouraged as means to a smarter and safer society. However, in the dystopian novel 1984 by George Orwell, the ruling government strives to alienate humanity’s individuality in an attempt to consolidate power. Orwell depicts an oppressive society ruled by the ruling class called the Party, where Winston, an individual, struggles against the totalitarian government. By the end of the novel, Winston is destroyed and the Party continues to dictate conformity among the masses.
This theme of hatred is illustrated in the novel 1984 with the hate rallies. During the Two Minutes Hate not only was one “obliged to act a part, but... it was impossible to avoid joining in”. (Orwell 18/19) This strategy of unified hatred of a crowd creates the optimal environment for group acceptance of a scapegoat. Once a scapegoat is firmly established, propaganda campaigns effectiveness are increased significantly. 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.
Therefore, absolutism was also an achievement that referred to a ruler being able to diminish the power of the other ruling families and establish their power as the strongest and, most importantly, the only power in that state. In improving the economic condition of the state and helping establish a one man rule in the state, war was one of the most important factors that gave rise to the absolutist monarch in many parts of
George Orwell, through his novel, "1984" warns the readers of a country or a state of such a society where totalitarianism takes up. The progressing technology and the production of influential intellectuals and thinkers are positive aspects of a society but when the use of such produces are made in a wrong way then the world can become a horrible place. The emphasis is brought on by Winston being shot in the end and Big Brother continuing to rule Oceania in the same way. Where truth does not
Suzanne Collins, the author of The Hunger Games, imagines a world where people are divided by district just like the real world does with the high, middle, low classes. This book is full of themes, literary devices and also talks about how the government — in this case the Capitol — oppresses their citizens. This book contains many universal messages, but the most prevalent are that if you want to do something, you can do it and the other is that true love is the strongest feeling in all the world. When you really like something, you work really hard to get it. If you are failing a subject, you work tirelessly to pass.