The fact that Australia was considered as a global nation, which was ‘open to multiple international cultural, political and economic influences (pp.222), was very contentious. Sheridan makes it clear that Asia involvement has shaped Australia, acknowledging the positive and necessary changes in areas including culture, economy, education, defence and more. Knight indicates that Australia was encouraged to begin the desire for economic gain and civilisation. He states ‘Australia thus inherited from Britain a European country, its sense of cultural identity and its feeling of superiority towards Asia and Asians’(pp.223). This demonstrates that Australia views towards Asia were constantly changing leading to an increase in problems examples including smuggling and entering legally from other states.
After World War II, Australia confronted numerous difficulties. There were numerous nations in the West; there was an apprehension of the spread of socialism. As Australia moved nearer ties with the United States, Australia partook in numerous wars abroad, for example, Vietnam. The strain of abroad wars and the apprehension of socialism highlighted numerous pressures inside of Australian culture. Australia encountered a period of challenge as various social gatherings battled for more rights and uniformity.
Within the world of Oceana The Party controls everything, every thought, every action, every piece of clothing purchased. One of the mind programs that was enforced by the Party was something called “double think – which means that one simultaneously accepts two things that contradict each other and see them to be true.” This concept known as Double Think gives the government complete control.
In the book 1984 the idea of doublethink is for a person to believe in two very different idea and to think that both of the the ideas are true. The Party has created the idea of doublethink so that they would be able to control Oceania. Doublethink is essential to the Party because it control the citizens of Oceania. The Party use doublethink to brainwash all the citizens and to make them believe in all the information that they what that citizen to believe instead of information in reality “doublethink the mutability of the past and denial of objective reality and to use Newspeak words”(page 196). The Party has also given the people of Oceania information that might have become useful for things the Party are trying to do, but when the Party
When a good idea is taken to the extremes, it can have serious consequences. Similarly, a ruling power can drive a society into chaos if its methods are not the best. The novel, “1984” by George Orwell, and the short story “Harrison Bergeron”, written by Kurt Vonnegut, both exhibit a dystopian society where there is no freedom. However, both had different ideas that lead them to this same result. The governments that ran these societies both had good intentions behind their actions, but their means of achieving them came with the cost of individuality and the privacy of the people.
It is obvious that the government is the biggest thing in the book “1984” and how much the government controls the population is astounding. Although there are many obvious ways that Big Brother controls the population, “Newspeak” is probably one of the worst, if not the worst and most intense control mechanism. With “Newspeak” not only is what people say controlled, but it is also restricted, it is made so that the language used is modified and people cannot say certain things even if they wanted to. “Newspeak” is a way in which the government in Oceania controls what the people say and believe. Big brother is the ruler of Oceania, and while it might not directly be said that he is a dictator, it is very much obvious that everything that
Follow your dreams. Children and adults alike hear this phrase and feel inspired, driven, and ready to take on the future. Our dreams consist of our inner desires… It is our subconscious telling us how we really feel. The first half of this passage, juxtaposed to the second half, describes Winston in a dream state.
In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, betrayal is an important recurring theme. In the superstate of Oceania, a tyrant called Big Brother rules over everyone under a Totalitarian regime. Big Brother expects absolute loyalty and those who do not obey Big Brother are punished. Trust in Oceania is almost non existent. No one can be trusted because they could be reported to Big Brother by someone else.
Have you ever been watched every second of the day, even doing little things like going to the bathroom? Does someone constantly tell you what to do and how to do it? In the book 1984 this is how most of the people of Oceania lived. They are controlled by the “Big Brother” that nobody knows who are what it really is. In this society they go by three slogans and which says in the book, “FREEDOME IS SALVERY, WAR IS PEACE and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH”.
“There is no such thing as paranoia. Your worst fears can come true at any moment.” - Hunter S. Thompson American journalist Hunter S. Thompson had an idea similar to that of the citizens of Oceania in George Orwell’s 1984. Their worst fears can come true, and they fear what the Party wants them to fear. In the novel, the totalitarian government known as the Party, maintains a strict system in order to control the citizens of Oceania.
The two control methods are related as they contribute to one purpose the totalitarian control over the people of Oceania. The people are physiologically manipulated as discussed by the mental control measures, and physically forced into loving Big Brother. This is one of the methods the government uses to control people’s minds, by placing fear into them. The fear in 1984 limits the people into even thinking of challenging the government.
In the novel 1984, by George Orwell, he uses truth and reality as a theme throughout the novel to demonstrate the acts of betrayal and loyalty through the characters of Winston and Julia. Orwell expresses these themes through the Party, who controls and brainwashes the citizens of Oceania. The party is able to control its citizens through “Big Brother,” a fictional character who is the leader of Oceania. Big Brother is used to brainwash the citizens into whatever he says. Orwell uses truth and reality in this book to reflect on what has happened in the real world such as the Holocaust and slavery.