This play is a cautionary tale about finger pointing and its potentially fatal consequences. When people allow hysteria to take over their mind and warp their logic, they harm not only themselves, but their entire society. Communities enraptured with this chaos suffer. Some people, however,
By looking deeper into the novel and analyzing specific details Orwell included it can be seen how Orwell used the setting of the story, the city itself as well as the workplace of Winston as a few examples, and also the characters themselves, such as the Parsons, to get readers to see the message he was trying to warn of. The idea of conformity was enforced throughout the story, as shown above, in the ways that all citizens are made to essentially be the same as all others around them, with deadly consequences if they refuse. The theme of dehumanization is also deeply explored as all personal feelings and emotions are outlawed by the Party in an attempt to create people who all are the same. As well the setting is used to present the theme of the dangers of totalitarianism as Winston’s job is to change and “fix” any document that is critical in anyway of the government or expresses free speech. This use of literary devices effectively delivers the theme Orwell was trying to
Therefore, the knowledge people gain about good and bad affects their emotions while making actions. Civilization would collapse and society would turn into a chaos in the absence of the sense of guilt, because it awakens in people the knowledge they obtained through their life and reminds them of the difference between right and wrong, and the different laws and rules that must be obeyed. Moreover, civilization oppresses the death and revenge drives people have. Humans are naturally aggressive. Hence, this knowledge is essential for the survival of
Deprived from their self-consciousness, the citizens would turn into clockwork oranges. Our major external conflict is society’s desire to order and the individualism that comes from human nature. Right of deciding your own choices is a problem when those choices threaten the society and government. However, if we take people’s ability to use this right, the result would be equally horrible. The necessity of evil in human nature was one of the major themes in the book as well.
If the collected data gets into the wrong hands – which can happen either by failing democracy that allows people to come to power that have intentions to erect a dictatorship and would use the data to eradicate anyone whose beliefs differ from their ideology, or by people hacking into the systems, using what they find out to threat, blackmail or even rob people (knowing when they 're at work by finding out their life patterns, for example), it obviously can be disastrous to the society and the individuals living in it. All in all I agree with the author of the text mentioned that
Oppression has become the normal reality for the citizens crushing their spirit until someone started to break the mold. Equality 7-2521 slowly confronted the injustice in his pursuit for knowledge. In Ayn Rand 's Anthem, the government is controlling society which started out with good intentions of equality but slowly became controlling by the suppression of human spirit, and the future societies stemming for this one will allow freedoms that they were previously denied. The original government wanted to prevent the violence present in the Unmentionable Times, so they turned to equality but, really, that became oppression because the human spirit cannot be willingly subjugated. Human beings are naturally curious.
These restrictions, though intended to better society, caused panic. People were getting arrested for saying the wrong things in front of government officials and because of it, people began to fear the power that the government had over their lives. There is a point at which the government is no longer working for the betterment of society, but instead controlling it, to the point of stifling individuality. This is the point where a socialist government tips into the realm of a communist government, and begins to damage the society it governs. Huxley, affected by the control of the English government, implemented a similarly powerful government in Brave New World in order to exaggerate the negative effects of an over-controlling central
Oppression is a factor that those under it wish to eliminate as oppression destroys all types of happiness and satisfaction in an oppressed persons life. Works by numerous authors going as far back as Patrick Henry and as present as Langston Hughes demonstrate the oppressed as constantly battling their oppressors. These writers allow the audience see the mistreatment men, women, and children have gone through, which ultimately exposes the harsh realities of the lives ' of the oppressed. The injustice society has caused on many has brought upon destruction and disintegration not only to the families of the oppressed, but also to others living in fear of what could happen. This injustice is wide ranging, anywhere from the British tyranny on American settlers to the United States army’s mistreatment of native people and even up to present day racial inequalities.
The roots of the word dystopia—dys- and -topia—are from the Ancient Greek for “bad” and “place,” and so this term is used to describe a negative society. In a dystopian story, society is typically the antagonist; it is society that is actively working against the protagonist’s goals and desires. This is the reason why the protagonist is constantly trying to reunite the people in society. By reuniting society, the protagonist manages to take down those whom are trying to destroy it. Many people are starting to enjoy the 21st century dystopian due to its rotten world, which is a problem faced by all the people, mainly because of the division into separate groups.
They were not allowed to earn and gather wealth, even if they were able to do so because it would cause pain to Brahmans; because wealth brings power along with it. Thus this suppression of the Sudras, who could pose a threat to the Brahman monopolized society, was most important. This text served as an “Ideological Apparatus” for the ruling classes. They used the laws given in this text to hegemonise (gain their consensus for their own oppression) the lower castes, so that they always have a readymade supply of laborers. The punishments given in this text as well as the Kshatrias (the government) acted as the Repressive State Apparatuses and punished anyone who transgressed the law cruelly, to install fear in others of that community.