Kim Jong-Ile In Brave New World

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Kim Jong Il July 8th of 1994, North Korea lost their beloved leader, Kim Il-Sung, which put Kim Jong-Il in the perfect position to rise to power. He was the leader of North Korea up until his death in 2011, throwing the whole nation into grief. Under Kim Jong-Il’s dictatorship, any North Korean would tell you that they adore their leader and that they are living happy and healthy lives. They definitely love and adore their leader, but as far as living a healthy life, they could not be more wrong. Kim Jong-Il was born on February 16, 1941; although it has been rumored he was born a year later in 1942. Much about his childhood is unknown, since official government reports do not quite make sense with the time periods provided. It is known,…show more content…
Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World creates a world in which every single person fills a certain niche in society. People are created on an assembly line for a specific job with specific qualifications. “We also predestine and condition.” (Huxley 13) They teach the young children only what they need to know to be successful for the job they were created for. By not knowing there is anything better in the world for them, the kids will grow up to be perfectly happy and content adults. George Orwell’s 1984 tells a very similar story. Winston Smith lives in a world where history is constantly rewritten as to make the leading party look godly. The people whom live in this society are constantly monitored by a group called the Thought Police, who were created to root out any potential radicals and revolutionists. Anyone who appears to commit a crime against the good of the party are immediately captured and forced into the State’s form of therapy. “There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother." (Orwell 220) The leaders of this party want more than just loyalty, they want to know that you love Big Brother…show more content…
Both of them use some form of a personality cult to get everyone living in their society to obey their rules without question. With the mentality that these leading figures instilled among their people, their was no one to rise against them since everyone some feeling of content. “The weaker the opposition, the tighter the despotism.” (Orwell 221) The reason these two leaders have maintained power for as long as they have is that they have very little to no opposition. If someone dares to oppose them in any way, they are immediately silenced and in most cases killed in a way to make an example out of
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