The theme of conforming to others while questioning inwardly is very popular in most dystopian societies. In George Orwell’s novel, 1984, he uses this theme with the two main characters: Winston and Julia and by them joining the Brotherhood together. The idea of conformity and inward questioning is a big threat to the Party’s power and their control over the people, because they seek power over the proles. In 1984, the main character, Winston, conforms with the populace, but inside feels deep hatred towards the Party.
Perspectives towards authority depends on the beliefs of one’s community. As the novel “1984” by George Orwell, suggests, the way one views leadership can be shaped by the authorities themselves. The novel is told from the perspective of Winston Smith, whose descriptions create the settings of a society that unknowingly fall victim to the corruption of its rulers. Thus, George Orwell depicts the corruption of authority when greed exceeds need and goes beyond established social structures in “1984”.
Fear is something that controls almost everyone. People are always worried about being harmed in some way. Fear guiding our actions is shown in The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, 1984 by George Orwell, and Supergirl a TV Show. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak is narrated by death as it tells the story of a young girl getting adjusted to life in Germany with her new family. 1984 by George Orwell is the story of Winston, a party member, in the time of Big Brother, the ruler.
Throughout the course of the move, 1984, by George Orwell, the concept of an ominous and omniscient protector conflicted Winston Smith, the protagonist. He gazed at Big Brother’s “mustachioed great face” with fear that exemplified the party's workings. In this world of dismay, Winston is seemingly unique in his disgust. With all this considered, the following depicts Winston’s psyche and development in the novel.
“It’s a beautiful thing the destruction of words” Syme firmly declares(Orwell 1). The Party seeks to narrow the range of thought leading to a decrease in thoughtcrime. Syme is dedicated to the Party and specializes in language, so he is a firm believer in getting rid of Oldspeak. In George Orwell's 1984, Syme utilizes dismissive diction and logos to convince Winston of the beauty in destroying a language.
Oceania one of three power countries is controlled by a political party, led by Big Brother. The Party controls their members everyday lives. They are always watching. One member’s name is Winston, a middle aged man of poor health. Winston is set apart from society with his rebellious thinking.
Winston is like glass because he can be broken down and restructured into a different person. When Winston is held captive in the Ministry of Love, he thinks that “the Party was in the right. It must be so: how could the immortal, collective brain be mistaken... It was merely a question of learning to think as they thought” (277). Orwell uses the metaphor of the Party as an immortal entity with one “collective brain” to describe the effects of brainwashing on Winston, who now wants to truly feel the emotions that a standard follower of Big Brother experiences.
The novel 1984 by George Orwell and the movie V for Vendetta are both dystopian themed works of fiction. Both depicted the dangers of a totalitarian type of regime and the horrors that come along with it. In 1984, Winston Smith the main character, lived in a poverty-stricken country called Oceania wherein the government controls all aspect of the people 's lives. On the contrary, in the movie V for Vendetta, the main characters named V was a vigilante who sought to overthrow the totalitarian government of London. He met a girl named Evey Hammond, who just like Winston Smith in 1984, was stuck in a country ruled by despotism.
For centuries, all societies have emerged and evolved. The need to develop an organized system of government became an essential part to every culture. Over the years, there have been many diverse techniques of government organization. These techniques been used to meet the needs of the communities in all societies. Government control is a form of such a system of government.
A comparative study of intertextual perspectives and contextual concerns in Fritz Lang’s film Metropolis and George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four enhances a responder’s appreciation of the power of literature to stimulate a sustained contemplation of transcendent values. Lang’s noncommittal and artistic portrayal of the dialectic between capitalist oppression and the proletariat revolution captures his deeply ambivalent attitude towards modernity and the social fragmentation of Weimar Germany. Additionally, Orwell espouses a need for equality and freedom through the lens of 1930s totalitarianism, providing a cautionary critique of the elite’s accumulation of arbitrary power and the complete subjugation of freedom. Hence, a comparative