(U) North Korea (NK), although isolated, have developed their own cultural aspects over the decades. The civilian considerations, such as PMESII/ASCOPE, in NK comes in many shapes and forms. The cultural aspects of NK are dependent on and significantly affected by these considerations. The culture of NK varies from the political to the information considerations in PMESII/ASCOPE. The government control these aspects in NK giving little to no civilian involvement. The government limits culture in NK as civilians have no direct influence to change culture. This paper’s purpose is to educate readers about the cultural aspects and considerations of NK.
The Book 1984 is a book based on a totalitarian government where the government has complete and total control over every aspect of someone's life. In 1984 you couldn't even have privacy in your own home, you would be under constant supervision and if you were caught doing something illegal the thought police would come and arrest you. In 1984 the government controlled its people through fear, the people of 1984 where always scared of being caught doing anything illegal and where also scared because the government would bomb itself saying that they were in a war. This book shows what could happen if people would let
A Dystopian society between the real word and the book “Anthem” have a unique set of differences and similarities. In North Korea it’s structure is known as SongBun, a society as to which their ruler is the person they must worship and make all living sacrifices to please their “God”, however in the book “Anthem”, by Ayn Rand, they must live in a society where they must love all brothers as one and only one whole. In one law that’s unique in their own that they share is that they must obey or be given death as punishment. Nor shall they question what they are given as their career. The people in the society between them are different, yet the amount of love they believe is the “right belief” is equal. Though they are both considered as a
Escape from Camp 14 is a bibliography about the main character Shin and how he managed to be one of the first civilians to successfully escape from a Political Camp. As Shin was growing up, he had to face terrible living conditions in Camp 14. Food was always hard to come by, so Shin often survived by eating insects and rats.North Korea is known for their many abominations to humanity. The country is also known for their communist political make up that has abused all of the North Korean people since World War 2. Food shortages, media bans, torture, and political camps are some of the major issues that are going on in North Korea today, and their dictatorship is the cause of it all.
People generally rely on the government as a source of protection and stability. However, the government does not always have the citizens’ best interests in mind, as shown in 1984. The government has the power to distort realities and the ability to detect the truth. They can manipulate, or influence people’s minds without them even knowing. George Orwell’s 1984 uses a futuristic dystopia to show how the government is able to manipulate human values through the use of fear.
A totalitarian government requires its citizens to be recluse, fearful and hateful to remain in power. In 1984, a novel by George Orwell, the ruling party breaks conventional relationships such as families to refocus all the trust and love in those relationships to Big Brother. They also create fear and use it in excess to control the citizens and their actions but most importantly, the strongest emotion that the party uses in their favor is hate. Hate along with fear, and the lack of strength in traditional relationships allows the government to have absolute control over its citizens, which it needs to remain in power.
A totalitarian government is a form of government in which the political authority exercises absolute control over the citizens in every way. In the novel, 1984 by George Orwell, he uses a futuristic totalitarian government to limit the thoughts of citizens. This controls the people into believing everything The Party says. The book takes place in a city called Oceania and is told in third person by a character named Winston. Orwell uses telescreens, a white chess piece, and a paperweight to describe the theme of having no freedom due to the government.
1984 and Fahrenheit 451 have many differences but they also share many similarities. The themes to both books are very similar in the way that they depict a society that is under the government's control. These books differ in how strict the government's laws and regulations are but they still represent a government controlled society. Both 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 share the same motive, which was to prevent totalitarian governments from taking over countries.
Freedoms allowed by the government are not always meant to be used. Freedoms are- in fact- sometimes used to make the people less free. In 1984, the government allows certain liberties specifically to keep the citizens dependent on them. The Proles- the lowest class- are allowed the most freedom from telescreens and the thought police, but it is because they are reliant on the government and ignorant about its truths. The members of the Party know the most about the government, and because of this are subjected to intense monitoring of their actions and even thoughts. In George Orwell’s 1984, the Party slogan “Freedom is Slavery” allows all classes minimal freedoms which ultimately keep them completely dependent on the government. Orwell does this to show that the people are slaves to the government no matter how much or how little they know.
In Nothing to Envy written by Barbara Demick, the author describes North Korea as "a country that has fallen out of the developed world" (Demick 4). Through diction, Demick is attempting to demonstrate the notion that North Korea is surviving solely without interruption from the outside world. This is done by ruling the country by a totalitarian dictatorship, such as an absolute monarchy controlled by generations of the same family in pursuit of the same goal. In North Korea, each individual person is denied basic human rights in attempt to control the incoming knowledge about the world around them. They are taught to solemnly worship and abide by the rules of their supreme leader and are denied any uncontrolled access to electronics, such as movies, television, and internet.This is
Is it possible that the nursery rhyme “Sticks and Stones” is a common misconception? The children’s rhyme states that “ 'Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me”. Although sticks and stones may break bones, the bones usually heal. However, words can have a lifetime impact on people. In 1984, slogans and manipulation of language scar citizens more than the Party’s physical control. The words of the Party’s doctrine cause a more painful effect than physical control because it has lasting outcome that destroys the citizens psychologically. By the Party falsifying history and making contradictions to reality, it makes its citizens suffer using mind control. In George Orwell’s 1984, the government uses both psychological manipulation and physical control to control its citizens, although psychological manipulation is more effective and can be a result of physical control.
"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson is a short story about a strange village that blindly follows a non beneficial tradition. Jackson uses several objects in order to convey the overall theme of mob mentality to the reader, such as stones, old man Warner, and the black box. The symbols build upon the story to solidify the theme that mob mentality can ruin a society. Many societies even today struggle with mob mentality especially communist societies. "The Lottery" is a prominent example of how history repeats itself.
In the book 1984 by George Orwell (1949) , the government uses physical and mental methods to control the citizens of Oceania. Orwell portrays an undemocratic government, INGSOC (English Socialism), ruled by a dictator they call big brother. Who seems to have the power to control and the right to anything possible. All the people in Oceania have no freedom at all. The government have physical and mental methods of controlling the population. The following shall be discussed further; the physical (external) and mental (internal) means of control inflicted on the people of Oceania, followed by the interrelationship between both mechanisms of control and if there is a chance for liberation/rebellion.
The concept of a totalitarian society is a major theme throughout the novel 1984. This theme of totalitarianism can also be applied to the world today. The definition of totalitarianism, a concept used by some political scientists, is a state which holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible. Totalitarianism can be related between the novel 1984 and current events in the real world. George Orwell incorporated the theme of totalitarianism into his novel 1984 to display the ever changing world around him during the time it was written. Comparisons between the world that Orwell described and current world activities can be made. The novel 1984 depicts a totalitarianistic government which can be related to historical events such as World War II, and to events that are currently happening today such as the NSA and the spying incidents that occurred in the United States.
Probably the only country in the world that totally rejects globalization, North Korea, upon becoming a separate country in 1948 when the Korean peninsula was divided into two separate countries in the aftermath of WWII, has emerged today as the world’s most enduring isolated totalitarian socialist society in recent history, according to Freedom House.