The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, dreams of defeating The Party and being able to live in a place without despair. He despises the social systems that govern the citizens of Oceania and rebels against them. His protests of defiance depict Winston as a hero. However he inevitably experiences being tormented and brainwashed by the totalitarianism that occurs there.
In the novel 1984, George Orwell depicts a totalitarian dystopian world in which there is no freedom and the citizens are brainwashed. The Party creates fear through propaganda and strict laws with the goal of controlling every aspect of the citizen’s life to the point where they don’t have a sense of individuality. Winston, the main character, wasn’t as brainwashed as the other citizens. He was aware of all the lies and the way in which the Party controlled the citizens The Party’s main slogan was: “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.
In 'Metropolis' the influences of Maria acts as catalysts for rebellion in dichotomous methods, where Maria advocates peace and False Maria alludes to the "Whore of Babylonian" and the "Seven Deadly Sins". The recurring motif " the mediator between the head and the hands must be the heart" prompts Rotwang to create a perfect human for capitalistic gains. This becomes a downfall when Cyborg Maria calls upon libidinal forces, the workers, to send "death to the machines", foreboding potential cataclysm based on Lang's contextual observations of Weimar Regime. False Maria represents the amalgamation of machine and manifests the hubris of man. Thus, Lang's portrayal of robots depicts the fear of social manipulation with technological advancements and its use during rebellious
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 novel, 1984, can be most closely compared with the popular book and movie series, The Hunger Games. Overt comparisons between the two novels include their futuristic approach and the dystopian societies that emerged after periods of war. Additionally, both novels highlight poverty as a highly effective method of control. Building on that method of control, both novels have a strict hierarchy of society used to control the masses.
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 people of these two dystopias live under similar yet contrasting circumstances. But whether it be by burning books or altering memories, one message these authors were trying to spread prevails: there is nothing more dangerous than the human mind and what lies within it. 1984 follows Winston Smith, victim of the totalitarian
Within the passage of 1984, Orwell utilizes dismissive diction. Through his use of diction, Syme attempts to cast upon a negative sense towards Oldspeak to Winston. He does so when he claims ”if you want a stronger version of “good”, what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like “excellent” and “splendid”” (Orwell 1). By expressing Oldspeak as having “useless” and “vague” terms, Syme aims for Winston to develop a negative feeling towards the language.
Thesis: In George Orwell’s 1984, symbolism of Big Brother is used to illustrate the recurring motif of propaganda used to control reality through the rise of surveillance, ultimately instilling a sense of devotion through fear in the citizens of this totalitarian government. Throughout the novel, these effects result in complete government control, thus illustrating how surveillance ultimately leads to tyranny. Body Paragraph 1: Big Brother is the symbolic figurehead of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the Party has complete control over all citizens. The citizens are taught that Big Brother is the leader of the Party, and will administer the torture of anyone who rebels. Winston Smith, the main character of the novel, learns that Big Brother is not a real person, but an invention of the Party that functions as a focus for the citizen’s inherent feelings of fear and terror.
Comparisons between the world that Orwell described and current world activities can be made. The novel 1984 depicts a totalitarianistic government which can be related to historical events such as World War II, and to events that are currently happening today such as the NSA and the spying incidents that occurred in the United States. The novel of 1984 displays themes of totalitarianism. One example directly from the novel 1984 is this quote written by the author George Orwell; “Down in the street little eddies of wind were whirling dust and torn paper into spirals, and though the sun was shining and the sky a harsh blue, there seemed to be no color in anything, except the posters that were plastered everywhere.
What is violence? Violence is, as described by Google,”behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. Strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force. And the unlawful exercise of physical force or intimidation by the exhibition of such force.” Both 1984 by George Orwell, and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley have violence threaded throughout each novel.
Make believe societies appearing to be perfect, but under the surface are corrupt and falling apart. An ideal parts, called utopia and the destructive parts, dystopias are known to be imaginative worlds typically, that both relate to each other. Dystopia is a society characterized by human misery as squalor, oppression, disease and overcrowding ("dystopia"). Whereas utopia is any real or imaginary society, place or state, etc, considered to be perfect or ideal ("utopia"). Utopias have an idyllic world where its citizens live in peace and harmony without any disruptions.
In chapter 5 of Manliness and Civilization, Bederman argues the significance of manliness and race intertwined throughout Theodore Roosevelt's political presence. Using Roosevelt's writings, as well as general content from the time for context, Bederman paints a well supported and clear picture of Roosevelt's attempt at fighting back against an apparent "race suicide" and "manliness" crisis. Bederman argues that, for Roosevelt, masculinity was a problem and a solution in the U.S. and abroad. His imperialistic approach to masculinity and his fear driven ideologies surrounding it were deeply connected to race and "whiteness." She dives into Roosevelt's transformation into a culturally appropriating, assertive, warrior of a man and the image
A man’s inhumanity is known as ‘animal instinct’ as shown in “The Most Dangerous Game”, “The Sniper” and “All Quiet on the Western Front”. When put into situations they show the side of them that want to survive. In the short story ‘The Most Dangerous Game’, one man is put to his highest test of his “animal instincts”. He was chased and followed on an island. With a man who will hunt him because to him, it's a challenge.
The purpose of “Why, You Reckon?” by Langston Hughes is to accurately display, through the times of that century and human emotion, that despite money, power, and the color of your skin there can still be an unhappiness of the soul. There is evidence in the beginning of the short story of two men’s unhappiness in life the symbol of them being uncontent was their hunger. “Man, ain’t you hongry.... Well, sir, I’m tellin’ you, I was so tired and hongry and cold that night.” (253- 254).