The theme power and corruption is explored in both ‘Hamlet’ and ‘The Lion King’. It is demonstrated that power can be used for the wrong reasons, and it results in families being torn apart. In Disney’s ‘The Lion King’, Scar the antagonist was denied from being king at birth, and therefore allowed the greed for power to override his personality. Jealousy was shown when Scar used Simba to cover up his murder of the king.
If you are reading your history book, a play, or even watching the news today, you will see how people abuse the power that they have over somethings. There have been many leaders and people who abuse their power over civilization and places. Even the littlest taste of power often leads them to corruption. Many times, citizens and adversaries riot over some of the things that they disagree on and, in some cases, murder comes in to play.
The Wrong Doings and its Effects upon the Government The Government is not at all how it is thought out to be. The federal government or also known as “The Brotherhood” was established to protect those who are their citizen, but truly what are their morals of protection. How can one be an authoritative figure when their authority is overbearingly cruel and unusual punishment.
Corruption is defined as dishonest or illegal behavior, especially by powerful people, and just like its definition, corruption and power go hand in hand. The more power a person has, generally, the easier it is for them to be corrupted. Just like in Julius Caesar where power and corruption are very prevalent, and most of the leaders in Julius Caesar became corrupted by their power, but in some rare cases leaders have avoided corruption, these people are very valuable in society, and must not be taken for granted. Just like many other leaders in Julius Caesar, Caesar was corrupted by his power. He wasn’t corrupt in the normal sense, he was socially corrupt in the fact that he didn’t stick to the social norms of respecting fellow senators in
George Orwell’s 1984 is a precautionary tale of what happens when the government has too much control in our lives. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is at odds in a world in which he is not allowed to counter the government’s surveillance and control. Perhaps more striking is the noticeable relationship between the novel and modern society. In George Orwell’s novel 1984 the book predicts the surveillance of Big Brother in modern day societies.
In the 1984 novel, George Orwell shows how accurate the CIA torture reports uses similar torture techniques in the novel to our society today. In the novel George Orwell shows how effectively the tortures are from the novel has a big critique to our society. The 1984 novel might give predictions on how the CIA could be about. The novel is fiction but leaves us curiously and prediction about our society.
Ambition, Power, and Corruption The play Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare, has many themes. The themes, or life lessons, that most relate to the world today are ambition, power, and corruption. These motifs relate to politics and politicians today.
1984 by George Orwell is a book all about his vision of the future. 1984 is all about a man named Winston rebelling in a world full of the Party and Big Brother. Winston is part of the outer party and works in the records department in the Ministry of Truth. He works to rewrite history for Big Brother’s benefit. To get away from the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston starts a diary, which is punishable by death.
In George Orwell’s bleak novel titled 1984, a totalitarian government takes hold of an entire country. Actually, the totalitarian government had already taken hold of the aforementioned country, named Oceania, and controlled all of its citizens by fear and hatred before the plot of the book began. Readers of 1984 quickly get to experience the main character’s life and experiences in a dystopian society. Getting to peer into a bizarre and dismal lifestyle of an unhappy man who is determined to fight against his government is not only a surreal educational experience for readers, but it is also a relevant opportunity to take heed of 1984’s warnings and prevent a world of dictatorships and restrictive social codes.
Our history or our past is what defines our existence in the present. It decides what measures we should take to safeguard our future. Through history we identify with who we are, where we come from and what defines us as a person. Take our history away from us and we are left alienated and confined to a world that is meaningless. George Orwell 's novel 1984 is a 20th century political novel, that depicts a dystopian society built on a totalitarian ideology.