Hierarchy and class Robert Plank wrote in his psychological study on Nineteen Eighty-Four that Orwell describes a truly unbearable regime; which, as we assume, could be real someday. Yet he argues that that society will be inevitable. „As long as we are under the impression of the book, we are forced to believe, that this will be out future“. All dystopias have a strict division of the citizens by abilities and class. In Nineteen Eighty-Four there are capitalist and proles, Party and non-Party citizens, all controlled by Ingsoc - the Party and apparently ruled by the Big Brother.
“Throughout time, literature has been used as an instrument to revolt against social and political issues” This quote explains how literature has been used through out all these years and how it used violent action against an established government issues. A successful totalitarian government is when they have total control and access of the citizens and their social and personal life. Freedom is non existing if ruled under a totalitarian government. They rule through fear and only target on a specific religion and belief. The famous graphic novel written by Alan Moore and illustrated by David Lloyd, V for Vendetta.
1984 is a novel that shows the severity of totalitarian and communist rule by showing what London would be like in the future if it were under totalitarian rule. The novel shows the life of a low ranking member of the society, Winston Smith. Everywhere that Winston goes, he is watched by the government and forced to look at propaganda showing the government is watching him. The government, Big Brother, even watches Winston and others in their own homes. At the start of the novel, Winston feels frustrated by the oppressive rule of Big Brother which even prohibits free thought and expression of individuality.
Fahrenheit 451 is a book about Guy Montag; a fireman living with his wife in a dystopian future where books are illegal. Firemen are responsible for burning houses that have books in them and arresting people who have books. This all changes when Guy starts collecting books as well. This leads him to go on a perilous adventure that could get him killed. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses allegories, motifs, and symbols to show that censorship is a danger to society and it will lead us to our doom because it results in us being desensitized, depressed and violent.
Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dark satirical portrayal of a government simply known as the “Inner Party” bestowing a totalitarian rule and is lead by the mysterious Big Brother. The Party has striking and deliberate parallels to the Stalinist Soviet Union. The extensive and institutional use of propaganda and the theme of a betrayed revolution are some of the main details that mark the resemblance. Orwell’s experience in the Spanish Civil war with the media’s manipulation of the reports of the conflict lead to Orwell developing a great skepticism about the ability of “even a well intentioned and honest writer to get to the truth”. He was also generally skeptical of the stories that rambled on about the atrocities in the world; he felt them to be an exaggeration of the true event.
“Products of a Society” Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is fiction novel based on the struggles of Montag as he tries to break free from the dystopian society the United States turned into. The purpose of this paper is to show the majority of the people in this novel are products of the society/environment they 're in. The setting determines the characters and their personalities by controlling what and how they learn. In this book’s case it is through the suppression of books and free thought. Where owning a book can get your house burned and free thinking is severely frowned upon.
They have been brainwashed to think that opposite of peace, freedom, and strength. A real world example would be the Holocaust and even slavery because those were two horrible events that happened and related to the truth being twisted and lies being told and
Disadvantageous aspects of human nature unceasingly grow as bigotry increases; thus, dismally impacting mankind as a result. For instance, society becomes controversial in Shakespeare’s Othello when the destructive Iago formulates a plan to entangle almost everyone in the play; naturally, utilizing resources such as ignorance and bewilderment to carry out what he intends. In another event, Sarah Koenig’s Serial podcast portrays society as a system of criminal injustice and biased assumptions when the star of the series, Adnan Syed, becomes convicted of a crime without solid evidence; likewise, in Plato’s “Allegory of the Den,” the prisoners rest chained to their own ignorance with the same unadaptability as those subject to society’s everlasting
The dance in The Duchess of Malfi can be seen as an embodiment of the discord and the incoherence of the world of the Duchess. We can also observe the increasingly aberrant state of mind of Ferdinand. Namely it is he who has conceived this grotesque scheme to unsettle the Duchess. To Elizabethan-Jacobean audience, the display of madmen would have seemed horrifying and unsettling in a play that detailed revenge and murder. Surprisingly, the dreadful spectacle gets related to the new professional middle classes in England.
Prejudice is a major topic of the Harry Potter series. Lord Voldemort, the main villain, is introduced in The Sorcerer’s Stone as a wizard equivalent to Hitler, looking down on anyone who is not of a “pureblood” status. He is hostile to muggles and muggleborns because of his witch mother’s abandonment by his muggle father. The expressions "pure-blood," "half-blood," and "Muggle-born" have been coined by people to whom these distinctions matter (the upper-class purebloods) and expresses their prejudices. They treat creatures they feel inferior to themselves - the beasts, outcasts, or slaves - as second-class to human wizards.