The given source is a political cartoon addressing the issues in North Korea about their recent threats of nuclear war by use of analogies. The cartoon depicts the totalitarian leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. In the picture Kim Jong Un is depicted with his hair cut extending into a black mushroom cloud and the words “Some bad days are worse than others” written next to him. Through the entirety of his control over north Korea, Kim Jong un has become a laughable figure to the rest of the world. Due to his unrealistic views and his peculiar looks, most specifically his iconic hair cut he is constantly viewed as a joke.
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!! Despite not actually being the Red Queen, this essentially sounds like the mindset of three ruthless leaders in today’s society: Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, and Bashar al-Assad. In the play Antigone, Sophocles’ use of the character Creon demonstrates a universal theme of the misuse of power and hubris that can be applied to anyone, anywhere - including many people in modern society, such as Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, and Bashar al-Assad. All three of them take advantage of their power in horrible ways that expose their hubris, making them perfect examples of this universal theme.
Book Review I decided to do my review on “Nothing to Envy ordinary lives in North Korea” by Barbara Demick. After reading this book and seeing what they people went through in North Korea at the time made me grateful for the life I have now. The author intake over 15 year time length help better understand the social problems in North Korea that evolved over time. There resources was extremely limited especially when it came to the famine. The reason I am stating this first is because this was an important part of the book.
Soon after the conclusion of the Korean War (the war that split North Korea and South Korea) Kim Il Sung began to execute several “Korean revolutionaries”, (North Korean Gulags, n.d.) declaring that he had a zero tolerance for dissent. This is the precise reason that North Korean gulags exist today. The prison camps known as gulags were made to imprison political traitors of Kim Il Sung. The sole purpose of these camps were to inflict punishment upon the alleged political revolutionaries, as well as propaganda.
North Korea, which is also known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), has been one of the most isolated countries in the world since the single country of Korea was split in half along the 38th parallel after World War II. North Korea operates under a communist style government and is currently lead by Kim Jong Un. Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of Kim Jong Un, was the first and “eternal ruler” of the present North Korea. Kim Il Sung used Juche, which can be translated as “self-reliance” to make his rule stronger. Juche came about from the ideals of Kim Il Sung and from the devastation of the Korean War.
1984 by George Orwell is a book all about his vision of the future. 1984 is all about a man named Winston rebelling in a world full of the Party and Big Brother. Winston is part of the outer party and works in the records department in the Ministry of Truth. He works to rewrite history for Big Brother’s benefit. To get away from the watchful eye of Big Brother, Winston starts a diary, which is punishable by death.
“All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil.” - Anon. You may not realize this, however this quote is surprisingly true. An example of this can be found in the novel, “Before We Were Free” by Julia Alvarez, where the protagonist Anita, is living with her family in the Dominican Republic lead by El Jefe, the antagonist. Throughout the novel, several conflicts occur between Anita (and her family) and El Jefe.
Both societies were ruled by a dictator that took away their freedom. Unfortunately a society that is seeking perfection usually becomes a dystopian society. A dystopian society is a society that is dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. Harrison Beregeron’s world and N. Korea both shared these traits. Both societies were ruled by a dictator that took away their freedom.
RJ Kloecker Ms. Underhill Persuasive Essay 12 December 2016 Persuasive Essay Have you ever wondered what it was like during the time of the Holocaust? Well, if so then your question might just be answered. I believe that the time of the Holocaust was horrible and should not be repeated; however there is a possibility for that to happen. First, the United States is in the middle of a war with ISIS and that could possibly lead to another Holocaust that we will ignore; second, the conflicts between North Korea and United States, and finally Sudanese refugees are stepping into dangerous waters because not everybody is happy with them coming into the United States and other countries.
Would there be an event like the Holocaust and again be ignored? Every inevitable dystopian event that is happening is starting to develop the event like the Holocaust, but many people have turned a blind eye on the events happening today. Although, many people could see the perspective on why people would turn a blind eye, but should know that these events would soon lead up to an event like the Holocaust. I agree that an event like the Holocaust can start again and be ignored because North Korea is making dangerous things, ISIS, who are miscreants, attack people, and people in Darfur are being killed.