What this is saying is in order to stay in power, they have to manipulate the records of the past. That is actually one of Winston’s jobs as a follower of the Party. There was an instance when a person turned on the Party and was soon erased from history. Winston and others went back into official documents such as speeches and literally deleted the officer. By controlling the past this way, they control the future.
He aims at politicians and other leaders to make the audience aware of all the corruptness in office. Using logos, such as statistical evidence and facts, to substantiate his arguments, Moore engages his readers in his story. Moore 's strong emotions on the subject of the failing American school system are well expressed in this selection and are used to make the nation 's residents aware of the level of stupidity America has reached. Moore begins this essay by presenting a question to arouse the interest of his audience. He wants to raise awareness of the little things that impact the American lifestyle so much, such as sports and celebrities.
Winston’s every move is watched and controlled by the governmental figurehead known as “big brother”. The characters in the story are used to show the theme in the sense that most are essentially brainwashed by, and therefore loyal to and under control of, the overbearing government. The main conflict of the story is between the main character and the government, Winston begins to
Power can be seen as "The ability to influence or outright control the behaviour of people" (Power (social and political)/Wikipedia). Some governments have absolute power over their citizens and they control their every action. This is called Totalitarianism, "A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator" (Totalitarianism/Vocabulary.com). This political doctrine is depicted in many movies and have great influence over wide variety
This leads to an important question--what makes an effective leader? An effective leader has to have firm control over who they are leading, sometimes through the use of fear or confusing language, or even through repetition of specific words and empathy, as seen in the novel 1984 and the speech “Four Freedoms”. In the text 1984, George Orwell’s the government, who is the leader, is effective by using the method of fear. The government uses fear to control the people into thinking they are always being watched. All over the city, propaganda is posted on the walls and televisions, saying, “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”(Orwell 4).
However, Big Brother has taken on forms and people whom may never have been expected. Big Brother not only has total control of surveillance, but of history as a whole. O 'Brien told Winston to repeat, “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” (p. 204) Oceania changes history on a regular basis to fit the political environment and decisions. Such acts made the populace more ignorant and reliant on the government for information. The dangerous and heinous acts committed with no doubt cause extreme aggression.
The movie depicts the despotic rule of the government and how it curtailed the freedom of the people. An interesting thing about the government is that its past is similar to Hitler’s reign. The concentration camp, hatred against a particular community, the superiority over all and using secret police to control the public and use fear to prevent any uprising are some of the examples which show the resemblance in the Chancellor Sutler’s persona and style of ruling. He came to power in a difficult time when England was under political unrest and economic troubles and used the condition to their benefit by winning elections
Bradbury’s main points in this novel are that many, if not all, rely too strongly on technology, knowledge is never something people should stop striving for and individuals shouldn’t just accept what they are given just to become ignorant to the surrounding world and finally, masses have become extremely desensitized to death to the point where technology has more life than it’s creators. Since this novel takes place in a time where technology tends to destructively dominate society, people will rely on it too much which eventually leads to the downfall of human to human contact. This connection is important when spreading knowledge and ideas with other people and without it, many cannot effectively communicate or make sense of their thoughts. Mildred, Guy Montag’s wife, is a keen example for the majority of the people who are obsessed with technology. She is constantly attached to the parlor walls, which are basically just giant t.v’s that display a show called the “White Clown”.
In George Orwell’s novel , 1984, is a novel about society in which the government and big brother is watching every move,sound and emotion that a citizen makes or do. The government controls what they think and do and also gains control and power. Most people who read 1984 consider Orwell’s book just a Dystopian Fiction novel, some see this book as a warning cause now in today 's technology there is so much,where they can easily track us and find whatever they want from us. The ones that are aware of the eyes watching us, seem to feel that their privacy is being violated. This topic is always very debatable considering that the eyes watching our every move can also be a big help for the safety of our society.
in Harrison Bergeron they solve the problem of inequality by giving people handicaps. These would restrict people who were prettier, smarter, or stronger than average. They censored their knowledge and their thoughts specifically with a brain handicap that was "tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep [smart] people…from taking unfair advantage of their brains." (Vonnegut 1) The government had a lot of regulations on the people in this society and because of that they lost their freedom to think for themselves and could only think what the government would allow them to think.