They were enthralled with mysterious forces of nature. They believed that nature had a healing power. The theme of nature is obvious in Frankenstein.
This further leads to the characters offering a confession subconsciously to make them feel responsible for their immorality. All of this is displayed through the ominous and rather supernatural character of Inspector Goole. Priestley uses the Inspector as a projection of his views on socialism to indicate its superiority over capitalism. The Inspector described the individuals of community as “members of one body”. This implies that unity within a community is essential for its survival which confronts the Birling’s view of absolute capitalism.
Communism in the Cold War "The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want, they spread and grow in the evil soil of the poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive." as said by Harry S. Truman on march 12, 1947 in The Truman Doctrine. While Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy all had the same same Cold War intention of ending communism, their ways of achieving their goal were different.The Cold War was an angry dispute between the United States and the Soviet Union about whether we should spread or contain communism (Ayres 817).
Our democratic government really is not that bad when compared Big Brother’s totalitarian government in the book 1984. Big Brother’s government was based purely on power and hate. Hitler tried to create a totalitarian government with the Nazis, and Stalin also tried to do something similar, and failed. People cannot survive without love and affection without fatal consequences. People crave the touch of other people if they go too long without it.
In the Communist world, we see failure, technological backwardness, declining standards of health, even want of the most basic kind-too little food.’ President reagan connected with communist people letting them know that their world is struggling. He conveys to them that they are less fortunate then the successful and flourishing west. Reagan also raises the fact that the soviets are leaning towards altering their contemporary political society. “We hear much from Moscow about a new policy of reform and openness. Some political prisoners have been released.
Humans, according to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, are selfish by nature. In his landmark work, Leviathan, he explains the importance of a strong government in society. According to Hobbes, without a strong system of government people would revert into a primitive state; war would run rampant, the natural law would not be abided, and those once tamed by society would become evil. William Golding based his novel, Lord of The Flies, on a similar idea. In this novel, many characters digress from civility into savagery.
Psychologist Irving Janis explained some alarmingly bad decisions made by governments and businesses coined the term "groupthink”, which he called "fiascoes.” He was particularly drawn to situations where group pressure seemed to result in a fundamental failure to think. Therefore, Janis further analyzed that it is a quick and easy way to refer to a mode of thinking people engage in when they are deeply involved in a cohesive in-group, when the members ' striving for unanimity override their motivation to realistically appraise alternative courses of action. According to Janis, groupthink is referred as the psychological drive for consensus at any cost that suppresses disagreement and prevents the appraisal of alternatives in cohesive decision-making groups. One Example of groupthink I read about is the "escalation of the Vietnam War”, 1. Summarize what happened (explain the event in your own words).
Fortunately our society is a world of free thought, progressivism, and freedom. With that being said, Aldous Huxley’s fears of conditioning and conformity do not root back into the lack of individuality in our civilization that he foresaw. Huxley feared that our society would be filled with brain-washed and thoughtless beings who could never think for themselves. Today that is not the case. However, Huxley had a good reason to fear as his dystopian novel Brave New World, showed off depictions of what could happen if the world was as conditioned in a way that was written.
Within the context of the Ministry of Love, there is a room called Room 101 that holds a person’s deepest fears. Of it, Winston’s chief torturer O’Brien explains, “The worst thing in the world … varies from individual to individual” (283). Room 101, the most vital part of the Ministry of Love’s correction, is a changing object that helps the Party produce a perfectly conformed society. Even though conformity is one common idea, it also varies among people. For Winston, it was betraying his illicit lover Julia: “The one thing that matters is that we shouldn’t betray one another” (Orwell 166).
When it comes to comparing the past with the present, the idea of globalisation is deliberated quite often. The twentieth century coined the term ‘globalisation’ as international organisations were introduced, aiming to reduce trade barriers and maintaining healthy global trade relations. On the other hand, the twenty-first century induced a fear of globalisation as companies were outsourcing their production allowing certain societies to continue development while others remained constant. In June 2016, Brexit (Britain’s exit) took place because the majority of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to leave the European Union (EU). This event exhibits people disrupting the political mandate by voting against cultural and economic globalization.
In composing 1984, Orwell 's principle objective was to caution of the threat totalitarianism has on a society. He puts everything on the line to show the unnerving level of energy and control a totalitarian administration can obtain and keep up. In such administrations, ideas of individual rights and flexibilities and individual idea are pounded under the mighty hand of the legislature.Orwell was a Socialist and accepted undoubtedly in the potential for resistance to move society, once more and again he saw such uprisings transform out severely and shape into totalitarian run the show. In particular, Orwell saw such improvements amid his opportunity in Spain and in Russia, where he saw the ascent of socialism and the going with demolition