Marquez uses these many aspects of the dictator the express the outcome of the life in Latin America under an absolute power. However, the actions that the dictator commits here creates violence from his people who are not happy with how he rules. The story also says that after the dictator’s lonely death, no one misses him. Moreover the reality here is that the dictators in Latin America are selfish and greedy which create political violence within the nation, and Marquez applies these aspects in his writing to express this
The force and bloodiness with which Pinochet and his followers pursued their ideological enemies profoundly shocked the Chilean people if not the whole world. Thousands were detained. Many were tortured. Many more simply disappeared. In the aftermath of the bloody coup d'etat of September, 1973, rape of detained women by their military jailors was common.
As more evidence of human and civil rights violations came to light, The relatives of the disappeared formed a group called the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and held a demonstration that brought international attention to the government-sponsored terrorism. As a result, some of the group 's leaders were arrested, as were some of the foreign journalists who came to Argentina to report on the demonstration. With foreign journalists reporting on the dirty war, it got much more publicity and more involvements were revealed. The Argentina dirty war was an extreme violation of human rights, that was responded to by many groups and organizations. The military seized control of the country.
The final conflict the narrator undergoes is nearly being forced into the pit by the heated walls closing in on him. The struggles the narrator experiences were all attempts of putting the narrator the misery and eventually executing him. This theme is seen commonly in twentieth century wars such as World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War. It was common for an army to capture, torture and kill soldiers from the opposing army. Occasionally, they would do this to gain knowledge of their enemies and other times they would do this as punishment for crimes like in “The Pit and the Pendulum”.
When Winston discovers that both Mr. Charrington and O’Brien are loyal members of the Party, he is arrested and taken to the Ministry of Love. There, his mental stability is slowly and meticulously shattered by various forms of torture. First, he is beaten within an inch of his life and forced to confess to a myriad of crimes he didn’t commit, then he is mercilessly bullied by Party members questioning him from every angle until he is reduced to tears form shame and fatigue. However, the most powerful form of torture is delivered by O’Brien himself using a dial set to deliver changing degrees of pain. The point of this, according to him, is to convert Winston to the Party fully, stating that, “Never again will you be capable of human feeling.
Moreover, Orwell expresses that a totalitarian government will put an end to individuality and emphasize the importance of unity among all citizens through the use of indirect manipulation and propaganda. “Indeed, so long as they are not permitted to have standards of comparison, they never even become aware that they are oppressed” (207). The totalitarian system of Oceania brings forth the unity and peace that only exists within the nation during the time of wars.
Because France had many internal problems and wanted to retain unity and order, the Reign of Terror started. The Reign of Terror was commanded by Robespierre: he wrote “It is necessary to annihilate both the internal and external enemies of the republic or perish with its fall”. The Revolutionary Tribunal penalized every person who was counterrevolutionary, also they executed people who were only suspects of the revolution. He was member of the Jacobin club and sent many enemies of the Girondin`s to the Guillotine. The reign of terrors affected all the social classes, they executed twice more peasants than bourgeoisie and twice more bourgeoisie as nobles.
The Avox is also a strong example of both, restricted information and complete surveillance. The Capitol wants to scare people by making the “traitors” live but in a humiliating way. Cutting their tongues and making them slaves sends a message to all citizens of
Even though, one of the biggest changes is that the tyrant Creón now is a dictator even more perverse and cruel than in “Antigone”. Moreover, in the act of love and loyalty to her friends Antígona is considers a traitor to the city and the punishment for this is death unless she confesses to her crimes. Previously, Antígona challenges the government and Creón himself when she buries the two brothers Tavares in their own land. They were supposed to be exposed to the public eye as a warning for everyone who dare to defy Creón’s dictatorship. One of the best traits of Antígona is her stubbornness and strength of her heart to not let anyone manipulate her in her way to the true goal which is to see justice.
The entire book is full of symbolism which the author uses to show how the government was totalitarian, and the people had no say. In addition, Orwell uses the Symbol “Big Brother is watching” to instill fear in the people of the 1984 world. The symbol was everywhere and it instilled a lot of fear in the people since they knew they are being watched and they feared for their lives. The words were first seen by Winston when he was taken to the Victory Mansion, the word was all over the place on posters and it was used to make the people to fear the government and to do all the Party ordered them to do. The poster was a propaganda the Party used in order to instill fear in the people by making them believe that, big brother was tracking all their movements.
The Belaunde administration declared a state of emergency in Ayacucho as a response to the Shining Path 's threat to national security. In doing so, they suspended basic personal rights such as the right to assembly, travel, and inviolability of residence. The Peruvian military operating within the emergency zone could search any residence and arrest anyone without a warrant and served as the sole governing body of the region. The Garcia administration included a military program designed to protect key political figures, insulate local populations from guerrilla influence, and engage Shining Path cells in the field. As well as the development of an economic agenda designed to stimulate rural investment to raise the living conditions of the rural population.
Casey’s death was a direct result of how those in authority abuse their power and use violence to suppress any type of configuration that tries to take a stand. This was a prime illustration where the struggle for power and desire for wealth exceeds the compassion and concern for human beings. Jim Casey’s murder was considered a cautionary tail, a warning of what will become of those who chose to act in rebellion , express their concerns and most importantly fail to accept their position as lower class and essentially be treated as animals. ****Moreover, the death of Rose of Sharon’s baby in The Grapes of Wrath was a visual representation of what the Joad family had been through after the realization that there was no hope for new beginnings in a world as corrupt as this one trying your best to not fall into the evils of this world and where doing anything you can to not sacrifice your own dignity was
The abuses that the Nazis perpetrate on their prisoners is another example of dehumanization. The public beatings, the hanging of prisoners and making others walk past them, as well as the selection process are all examples of dehumanization. When Eliezer has to run at full speed to avoid being noticed during one of the selection processes, it is a reminder as to how large a role dehumanization
It contain the tortures that are similar to the Hunger Games and the imprisonment of civilians in the underground bases can related to how the handicapped society trap normal people by having them handicapped. The totalitarian figure that is in control of everything is a super smart computer that go with a code name of “AM”. Created by the creators in the U.S Military, AM emerges itself with intelligence and kill everyone due to its hatred toward humanity. Despite the hatred, AM specifically kept and imprisoned five survivors in the inescapable underground bases and severely torture them. The use of terror is one of the characteristic of totalitarianism, and Ellison clearly illustrates that because he give AM so much abilities such as the ability to alter the environment, the ability to control each individual, and also the ability to control the group.