1984 Becomes Reality George Orwell writes about many important issues in his book, 1984. He writes about a future government where many different problems are portrayed dramatically and obviously. The book is about a totalitarian government that has complete control over its citizens, and intrudes on people’s privacy, to the point where even thoughts aren’t safe. Not only do they invade their thoughts, but they also control them. The government brainwashes their citizens to get them to be unquestioningly loyal to the party.
A Totalitarian Government is a government where they don’t like people that have different opinions and the government usually has dictatorial tendencies over the aspects of life (Dictionary.com). One of Jack’s leadership styles is totalitarian related. Jack’s totalitarian style first shows on Page 22 in this quote “‘A chief! A chief!’ ‘I ought to be chief,” said Jack with simple arrogance ‘because I’m chapter chorister
Totalitarian Government’s Effect on Citizens in Nineteen Eighty-Four According to a definition from dictionary, Totalitarianism is a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state. How the social/physical regime of totalitarian government affects the society is well shown in the book Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell. Winston, the protagonist who is secretly against the party, falls in love with Julia and ends up getting caught by ‘the party,’ the totalitarian government. By looking closely at his experience in the book, aspects of totalitarian government can be organized in detail. The party in the book inspires their citizens to obey the party by monitoring , limiting consciousness, and torturing them.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives” (James Madison). This is the situation presented in George Orwell’s 1984, where a totalitarian government, The Party, rules and oppresses the people of the fictional country of Oceania. The Party utilizes many methods of controlling the people including, taking away their privacy via constant monitoring, countless restrictions, and the most crucial device of all, the regulation of knowledge. This regulation is what keeps the people in ignorance and enables the party to easily control them due to their inadequate understanding of the situation. While the implications are so high it could be considered as barbaric, the concepts surrounding the premise are not.
In 1949 George Orwell had the mentality to envision the future. Orwell wrote the book 1984 visioning A dystopian society which takes place in Oceania. The government makes sure that everyone has no freedom and every single part of their life can not be controlled by themselves but by the government. Winston Smith is the main character who is against Big Brother. Big Brother is the Government in this book who has complete control of everyone.
The famous Roman orator and senator Publius Tacitus once wrote that “the more the laws, the more corrupt the government.” A corrupt system always tries to put restrictions and create laws in order to ensure that their power as an authority is not in danger of being disregarded. In Suzanne Collins’ renowned novel The Hunger Games, the Capitol is a corrupt system in Panem because it abuses its powers to control the citizens. It does so by forcing restrictions on the freedom of the people, favoring the rich and imposing harsh punishments. Firstly, The Capitol believes in a system that restricts the citizen 's freedom to ensure their supremacy on the public. For instance, when Katniss sneaks into the woods and comments about the situations of starvation
It shows the enormity of the corruption of the system, as it has no regard for human life. The only thing it cares about is giving people a show to keep them busy and entertained. By changing history, the government alter fundamental values and ideas and over time succeeds in making them the acceptable norm of the society. The most explicit example of this is the government’s ability to convince the people that books brings nothing but confusion and sadness in the life of those who read them. Thus it became a recurrent and usual for people to shun away from all the knowledge reporting anyone who possess
The witch trials are a perfect comparison to the HUAC trials of Miller’s time. They both stemmed from common people attempting to gain power and good standing within the community. They also both exemplified the outrageously corrupt government of the time periods. The play goes to show that “those who don 't know history are doomed to repeat it” (Edmund Burke). Both governments believed the common citizens about any accusations they had.
In Act It shows that everyone accused was either a witch or innocent, and that evidence did not have to be brought up to prove any source of credibility. Without a good reputation would provoke unjust accusations being placed upon you, and no one to defend you. The protectiveness of self-image reflects on Arthur Miller's message on unfair government practices. The reason the people of Salem were so protective of their reputation was because the government in Salem did not have any uniform limitations. This made the government in Salem very biased towards more respectable and powerful figures in the town.
The kings of the fifth century, when the legend takes place, were horrible corrupt and abused their power to gain new lands. This abuse of power ended up affecting many of their citizens. Tarquinius is symbolic of the abuse inflicted by the Tarquin family who was in power over Rome in the fifth century BCE. The heinous act of raping a woman who is the embodiment of Roman values is a metaphor for how the kings were neglecting their values and citizens, while still wanting to assert complete control over them. The people of the time obviously needed to do something and an act such as this is the perfect spark to light a revolution.