(TS) Jonas rejects his society because all of the relationships that he had, were broken down once he got his assignment. (MIP-1) In the beginning of the novel, Jonas goes along with everything in his community, questioning nothing. (SIP-A) Jonas obeys the Speaker and does whatever it tells him to. (STEWE-1) When the plane flew over the community
If they are truly a utopia they would push their citizens toward success instead of holding them back with these torcher methods. The government has some of the citizens thinking if they take their handicaps off then things will go back to the old ways. “If I tried to get away with it,” said George, “then other people would get away with it and pretty soon we would be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else” (Vonnegut.p3). The people hate being held back form their true potential. That is why Harrison rebels, because his is tired of getting held back form greatness.
When the government captures Winston, his precious paperweight shatters. The paperweight symbolizes his attempt to reconnect with the past, but once it shatters all is lost. Winston is then sent to the Ministry of Love where he meets O’Brien in “the place where there is no light”. O’Brien looks like a trustworthy leader just at a glance, but didn’t surprise Winston when he was not. It seems that Winston is so sure that O'Brien was part of the Brotherhood and everything seems to fall into place.
George Orwell incorporated the theme of totalitarianism into his novel 1984 to display the ever changing world around him during the time it was written. 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.
Winston always had his suspicions about O’Brien and whether or not he refused the orthodoxy of Oceania. His suspicions were confirmed when O’Brien invited Winston to his home which is an extremely abnormal occurrence due to the fact that friendships are frowned upon. Next, Winston and Julia appear at O’Brien’s residence only to inquire about O’Brien’s views. After being completely assured about O’Brien’s insubordination, Winston is open to someone besides Julia about his stance on Big Brother. Then, O’Brien offers Winston a manifesto of the most famous rebel of Big Brother Emmanuel Goldstein; Unfortunately, this would be Winston’s last act of defiance before he is captured and tortured into submission.
In the book Fahrenheit 451, Montag’s society, attempting to be utopian, bans the use of books, and owning books. If someone is caught with them, their house and the books in them are burned to ashes. For some, this may seem like a good idea, but it causes many problems. People begin to turn all their attention to technology as they no longer have a source of entertainment. They’re so focused on their TV show or radio station that they begin to not care for others to the point that even death means nothing to them.
Amir's guilty feeling was fuelled by the conviction that, "When I came down for breakfast, everywhere I turned; I saw signs of his loyalty, his goddamn unwavering loyalty." (Hosseini 74.8) Thus, Amir hides most of his birthday presents under Hassan’s pillow and blames him for taking them. In that way, Amir uses Hassan's faithfulness for his plan to work. “Then I understood: This was Hassan's final sacrifice for me. He knew I had betrayed him and yet he was rescuing me once again,..the last time."
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. Winston Smith is a hero without heroic qualities.
He finds himself drinking, partying, and even finds himself a girlfriend in Jordan Baker. The morals he was soon raised with however, prevent himself from losing responsibility in the actions he performs like so many in the east. Following the death of Gatsby, Nick realizes the careless nature of his companions and soon abandons the norms of East and West Egg. In that sense, Nick becomes his own individual defying the social norms of the east and becoming his own person. Finally, one can also look at the entire novel of The Great Gatsby, as an adventure into the human psyche.
Gatsby’s father, Mr Gatz helps the reader to see the contrast between the social climbing, immoral people that this story revolves around and the average people living their normal lives. Mr Gatz’ “pride in his son” (p. 183), and overall love for Gatsby, redeems the text from being a total immoral story. Both members of the Gatz’ family, bring this hope and love to the text which redeems the world. The world of The Great Gatsby is not a spiritual and moral wasteland. F. Scott Fitzgerald has use characterisation to display the extreme moral indecency of the 1920’s New Yorker lifestyle.
He has won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother” (298). Even though he is crying, the tears he sheds are tears of joy because he finally sees what he has been missing. Winston gains peace and acceptance that the government controls him. Both Wade and Winston gain something at the end of each book.
It does get my attention when Richard gets on a roll and my favorite quote in this chapter is when he states “America’s Most Fucked-Up Home Videos”. (Anonymous, p. 154) This chapter seems to resin more of we are going to win then loose then “maybe” win again. It is an emotional roller coaster for a reader that I cannot imagine being on a real campaign trail. It finally starts to take shape when he is in the cinder block union building for a funeral and he started to speak to the people about the people. It is as if Stanton finally figured out his true platform and how it is conveyed.