Their community also uses very strict censorship to restrict people’s emotions and understandings. The world’s increased censorship, such as blocking internet searches and certain books, would appall Huxley because he believes in individuals forming their own opinions in order to contribute to society in their own unique ways. In Brave New World, the World State bans well known works such as Othello and Romeo and Juliet due to the mental capacity of their citizens. The controllers decided to ban these books because they “...haven’t any use for old things ... and [they] don’t want people to be attracted by old things. [They] want them to like the new ones” (225).
“Censorship is the tool of those who have the need to hide actualities from themselves and from others. Their fear is only their inability to face what is real, and I can’t vent any anger against them, I only feel this appalling sadness. Somewhere, in their upbringing, they were shielded against the total facts of our existence. They were only taught to look one way when many ways exist” (Flood). Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, that are considered obscene, politically acceptable, or a threat in security.
That is why utopias are an impossible thing as here is no way to please everyone and you can not avoid problems in the world with all the differences we encounter so a utopia will always turn into a dystopia. When anyone is trying to form any kind of government or country there will always have to be leaders, and a lot of the time those leaders are corrupt causing inequality to happen which is the opposite of a utopia as they will have more power than the others. You can really see this kind of corruption in the book Animal Farm by George Orwell when the pigs say they want the best for the animals but then later on in the story they are always taking the best for themselves once again forming inequality. The pigs were very greedy and would
Friar is saying that he broke the severest laws by marrying Romeo and Juliet without the consent of their parents leading him to believe he is responsible for everything. The quote, "We live in a culture of blame. People will blame anyone or anything for their misery sooner than take the responsibility to own it and make it better." by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. This applies to the story not by Friar blaming himself but Friar believes that Romeo and Juliet and even their families believe that he is the whole reason for all this misery.Friar stating this causes a ripple in the tone because no one would ever think they would be hearing a priest say this.
Title Michel Foucault once said, “There are forms of oppression and domination which become invisible. . .” The government, in Ayn Rand’s Anthem, is long since corrupt and has perverted their original idea of equality. Even though true equality will never be, this government has completely taken over all aspects of their citizens’ lives and the people do not acknowledge anything wrong. Oppression has become the normal reality for the citizens crushing their spirit until someone started to break the mold.
The words, “Our future and hope depend on you. People’s fate depends on you, Comrade Kim Jong-Il! We cannot live without you. Our country cannot exist without you!” are sung by North Korean citizens everywhere ("No Motherland Without You."). Throughout Kim Jong-Il’s reign, this song was one of the many sources of propaganda used to brainwash their country’s citizens.
He rather reluctantly tells Glaucon of his “single noble lie that would, preferably, persuade even the rulers themselves,” (414c) - the Myth of the Metals. His goal in this is to create a tale that will be believed by their sons, by later generations, and all people who come after because “all this will go where tradition leads,” (414e). To ban stories entirely would prevent him from implementing this measure, which he uses to establish social order and hierarchy. XXXX The stringent rules of Socrates’ censorship are designed to expose the citizens of Kallipolis to only the most virtuous exemplars of literature, poetry, and art in order to teach them how to live that life for themselves. The classic works of Hesiod and Homer are either castrated or banned entirely for fear of the disturbing and disruptive ideas and imagery they present.
The Typical Dystopia Everyone fears to live in a dystopian world. A dystopia is an imperfect world where everything is unfortunate and disastrous. Many people argue that the community in the book The Giver by Lois Lowry is an example of a utopia, which is a perfect world. But all of those people don’t seem to see all the negative things that the society of The Giver includes. Looking at the correct side of the argument it is very clear that the community is a dystopia.
Today they know at the slightest show of indignation they will be investigated for one or other act of impropriety they would invariably have committed while in office. The same system has been employed to suborn people outside of government, including leaders of the opposition. Through shady deals and dubious government contracts which they hardly ever execute, the government has been able to put a noose around the necks of erstwhile adversaries. There are no checks and balances and rampant corruption is accepted as a way of life. Former US Ambassador Neils Marquardt told reporters that in Cameroon “No institution seems to be immune from this scourge, and corruption is being practised and condoned by ordinary people including small children, their parents, their grandparents, ordinary civil servants virtually everyone.” Article 66 of the 1996 constitution requires public office holders (from the President down) to declare their assets before and after holding office.