In dystopian society there are three main types of roles which are: a hero, a villain and followers. Firstly, the antagonist of the society is ironically the authoritative figure of the society who wants the civilians to be his minions. He, the leader, did this by using the composite machines he has built to take dominance over people, which will become his followers. The followers are basically residents in city of the nefarious leader. The despicable leader did this to take eye for an eye from everyone because he was tyrannized as a teenager.
Though only one contestant could win the Games, all the tributes were forced to slay other corrival from other districts and also one from their own district. Through this symbolic way Capitol hindered the plebs of the districts from joining the rebelling forces, as the Games had distracted the people to divide and fight among themselves. One of the worst factors of the Games is that the government broadcasts all the events as a live
In the futuristic book Fahrenheit 451 reality is turned upside down when heroes become villains. The world is blind to the evils that lay inside the government. The people who aren't are educated are hunted, and seen as insane. Morals will be put to the test, and although this book focuses on one man's journey through it all, it is very clear that the issues this fictional society faces could not be to far from issues what could happen in real life. Fahrenheit 451 is a direct representation of the theme man vs society and his journey to wake up the sleeping civilians of the United states.
Is a perfect society possible, or is it just the seed of a corrupt governments rise to total control, masquerading the truth from its community. In The Giver, by Lois Lowry, the protagonist named Jonas just happens to be one of the government’s pawns at the time. Throughout the book, Jonas learns that the ‘perfect’ society he’s been living in his life isn’t a utopia after all. It actually turns out to be a dystopian society, where there is no freedom to do the things that people take for granted in modern society. The dystopian society written about in The Giver has many distinct differences and some similarities whilst being held up to the light with modern society today.
Theme Analysis How would you feel if society forced everyone to be the same? In the book The Giver, society has forced its’ citizens to go to Sameness so no one is different. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron”, the U.S. government has made several amendments so people are the same, going as far to force citizens who are smarter or stronger to wear radios, masks to hide beauty, and weights. Both governments are doing their best to force their citizens to be a certain way, and they implemented rules to make sure of it ; in fact, Harrison was even murdered trying to call for a revolution. Both this story and this short story have one theme in common: even if you make everyone perfect and equal, someone will still rebel.
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength” (Orwell 17). The chilling dystopia presented in 1984 exemplifies the malicious nature of totalitarian governments in their pursuit of power and the various methods implemented to achieve control over the population. Using psychological manipulation and fear through war, falsehoods, and torture, Big Brother retains absolute control over one’s thoughts and actions, and thus strips the individual of humanity.
Byron Hurt is the creator of the documentary “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes”. In this documentary Hurt creates valid points of how hip-hop is all about conquering and violence. An author interviewed in this documentary, Kevin Powell, says, “We live in a society where manhood is all about conquering and violence…. And what we don’t realize is that ultimately that kind of manhood ultimately kills you.” This quote is remarkably true –as well as sad. Hip-hop is based around the idea of having a lot of money, picking up and using girls, owning the nicest cars and being the hardest.
The greater good of the society is not more important than our right to privacy. In George Orwell’s “1984” he discusses a horrible totalitarian government where everyone is being watched at all times and killed for breaking their harsh rules. Sure, our government hasn’t gone to that extent yet, but it has so many similarities to our present day society. In George Orwell 's 1984 he says “any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it;.... He could be seen as well as heard” (orwell, pg 4) .Orwell is talking about a telescreen a camera of some sort that is always watching the people of Oceania .
A Literary Analysis of the Novel 1984 by George Orwell Nineteen Eighty Four is a dystopian novel written by Gorge Orwell in 1948 and was later published in 1949. The novel depicts a totalitarian dystopian world where all the citizens are constantly brainwashed and are forced to be equal. The people in the book are forced to work for big brother without any freedom as their rights are infringed. The party in the novel suppresses the people’s thinking by making them equal in addition to creating fear in them through strict laws and propaganda in order to stop them from resisting. Through this book, Orwell warns us of our possible future in 1984 by using symbolism, protagonists, and antagonists throughout 1984.
The consistent forced unification of humans over a mindless and primal emotion is dehumanizing at its core. Massive rallies held in Germany resemble Hate Week and are certainly a contender for influence. Will Self wrote about mob mentalities affect on humans. Claiming that “we are perfectly prepared to believe that the crowd “dehumanises”; that when we find ourselves in a stampeding herd of crazed people, we ourselves may lose our reason and thereby our very individuality” (Self). Humans can easily understand that their voice is one when they voluntarily participate in a mob.
Both societies were ruled by a dictator that took away their freedom. In Harrison Beregeron’s story, everybody was equal. Nobody could be different from anyone else. If you were beautiful or better than anyone else they would put masks on your face. Everyone had to wear handicaps on their body if they walked differently or did anything differently from anyone else.
Vigilantes exist to fight for the supressed and weak individuals in society. Many vigilantes’ purpose is sparked by tragic events that leads to the crusade of justice. It is rather the inadequacy law enforcement that leads for vigilantes to exist. Both Watchmen and The Dark Knight Returns, deconstruct the traditional superhero through the theme of vigilantism, Alan Moore’s text offer the realistic interpretation of vigilantes, while Frank Miller emphasizes the dark side of masculine hero through the rebirth of Bruce Wayne as the Dark Knight. In Alan Moore’s work, every vigilante was flawed as humans and represent the possibility of the average-joe becoming a vigilante.