The warnings totalitarian gov’t in the novels, the Handmaids tale, and 1984, both authors introduce the audience with the total speculation of the citizens. In which they are forced to live in a dystopian society with a totalitarian based government. To preserve a totalitarian society such as a lead, and Oceania the higher authorities must enforce secret police’s, regulate, harsh punishment, and limit language, thought and sexuality. The society of Oceania in 1984 is ruled by the omnipresent authority figure Big Brother who can be characterized as a totalitarian dictator. His main focus is to keep his citizens in check by making sure they abide and consent to his rulings
To begin with, In Fahrenheit 451 Bradbury shows how the government is controlling their society with surveillance. It shows how the government is abusing the hound by making it watch everyone 's every move and controlling everyone 's lives. This theme is not only shown in the book but also in our modern day society. It’s shown when Montag said, "That 's sad," because all we put into it is hunting and finding and killing. What a shame if that 's all it can ever know.
“Madwomen” Live under the Patriarchy’s Places Virginia Woolf said that a woman must have a room of her own and enough money. However, in The Yellow Wallpaper and A Rose for Emily, the two female protagonists have single rooms but these rooms not completely belong to them. They still live the rooms under the control of patriarchy for a long time, which make them lose themselves and twist their mentality. They have no choice to use an anomalous or extreme way to revenge male unequal behavior and they finally become “madwomen” in other people’s eyes. “Madwomen” lacks care and equal treatment so they not only need a concrete room, but also need a spiritual single room.
She is the first woman in the story to resist Edgar’s sexual desires. Sissy tells him that he is not a part of their world and he never will be, and she tells him that people like her and Junior would give anything to be a part of Edgar’s world. Edgar finally realizes that he should be
In many ways, a pen is much more powerful and much more threatening, than a bullet. George Orwell’s satire, 1984, demonstrates the threat posed to totalitarianism by a well-thought mind defying the system it is constricted by and sharing its new-found knowledge with the masses. The Party has various precautions in place to instill fear and guilt in their unsuspecting people. Raw human impulses and emotions are tainted by Big Brother fueled propaganda. The Party uses a variety of torture to break down the independent mind and recreate it using their own approved beliefs.
The author uses this nameless narrator in attempts to gain her positioning against gender issues and break down the barrier of male domination. Throughout “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Gilman challenge the lecturer to doubt feminist posture and gender limit of the 19th century. They worked mostly in the home, taking care of the family while their husbands were at work. Cleaning home were not considered able to perform task in the work place, and were not able to obtain their own careers. On the other hand, nowadays women don’t care about their husband.
In V for Vendetta, Great Britain has fallen into an era of totalitarian governments and a majorly dystopian society full of propaganda and fear. A woman named Evey meets a masked man called V who combats the corruption of the government using violent tactics. She learns more about the dishonesty of the government officials and how that influences the citizens of the country. Because of this corruption, Great Britain as set in V for Vendetta is classified as a dystopian society. Although other critics may see that V for Vendetta is a simple film with an action-filled plot, it most definitely fits into the dystopian genre, which can be recognized by the restriction of individuality, the constant surveillance of the citizens, and finally the citizen’s fear of the outside world.
Curley’s wife wished she could go to Hollywood and chase her dream of acting, the narrator wanted to was write. Curley’s wife had always regretted marrying Curley and was never satisfied with her role as a wife. Curley’s wife expressed this to Lennie, “I coulda made somethin’ of myself… maybe I will yet.” (Steinbeck, page 87) Similar to how the narrator was confined to her room, trapped by social expectations, unable to write or even fulfil her domestic role.
Both novels depict totalitarian societies. The worlds of The Handmaid’s Tale and Brave New World are governed by totalitarian party or group which strictly monitors most aspects of the lives of their citizens. This imposing form of totalitarian government is heavily present throughout both novels that sacrifice individual rights in favour of the interests of the ruling group. Gilead takes it even further, denying the integrity not only of the individual person, but also of the human body. Women in Gilead are important only
Nanny, Logan, and Joe all tried to control Janie in some way. Nanny forced Janie to get married to a man she didn’t love or want. Logan Killicks does almost everything for Janie, and as Nanny points out, “He’s kissin’ yo’ foot and ‘tain’t in uh man tuh kiss foot long. Mouf kissin’ is on uh equal and dat’s natural but when dey got to bow down tuh love, dey soon straighten up.”
The people in George Orwell’s 1984 are dehumanized using many ways by the inner party. They have a hard life because they don’t know simple everyday things that we take for granted. When we show emotions and do what and think what we want it is something that the people of Oceania don’t have. They don’t have freedom from the government. The Outer Party controls everything using many methods.
Thus, Fahrenheit 451 is a very immersive and deep novel that has many revolving themes about it. Namely censorship, government power and the one explored here, the power of knowledge. In this book, it 's not the books themselves where the fear originates but rather what they contain and what they can influence on others, which is quite frightening to Montag 's government. Also the people choose to be ignorant because the government made them feel such a way that it results in this vicious cycle which only a few have broken from, such as Montag, Clarisse and her family, Professor Faber and the group of people Montag
Women were considered to be weak, also were ordered to stay home and become a housewife. Yet, it is interesting how the author made the only daughter in the family become an easy target for men to have sex with. Dewey Dell said, “And we picked on toward the secret shade and our eyes would drown together touching his hands and my hands and I didn’t say anything. I said ‘What are you doing?’ and he said ‘I am picking into your sack.’
Only widows who did not find another husband to marry, could run their own business and own their own property. Women clothing had to cover all hair and arms, women found guilty if not doing this would be stripped to the waist and whipped until there backs were completely bloody. Women were only allowed to leave their husband in severe occurrences - adultery or physical cruelty. Sex is confined to marriage only if they found guilty of having an affair they would be trailed and hung. (Womenhistoryblogcom, 2016).