Marcelo Navarro Mr. duryea English 12 March 15, 2018 Inhumane The Book 1984 is a book based on a totalitarian government where the government has complete and total control over every aspect of someone's life. In 1984 you couldn't even have privacy in your own home, you would be under constant supervision and if you were caught doing something illegal the thought police would come and arrest you. In 1984 the government controlled its people through fear, the people of 1984 where always scared of being caught doing anything illegal and where also scared because the government would bomb itself saying that they were in a war. This book shows what could happen if people would let
Thesis: In George Orwell’s 1984, symbolism of Big Brother is used to illustrate the recurring motif of propaganda used to control reality through the rise of surveillance, ultimately instilling a sense of devotion through fear in the citizens of this totalitarian government. Throughout the novel, these effects result in complete government control, thus illustrating how surveillance ultimately leads to tyranny. Body Paragraph 1: Big Brother is the symbolic figurehead of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the Party has complete control over all citizens. The citizens are taught that Big Brother is the leader of the Party, and will administer the torture of anyone who rebels. Winston Smith, the main character of the novel, learns that Big Brother is not a real person, but an invention of the Party that functions as a focus for the citizen’s inherent feelings of fear and terror.
Roosevelt uses his audience's fear of being attacked unexpectedly, like the Pearl Harbor incident, in hope to persuade them to support the war and volunteer to go to war, and the result left over 100,000 military personnel dead at the end of the war. This proves that fear should never be used to motivate an audience to confront a threat because fear is an emotion that causes people to look at everything as a threat or as dangerous, makes them feel anxiety, and it often causes people to make irrational or bad decisions, and the results are disastrous. In The Crucible, Miller's character Abigail accuses many of the townspeople of being witches. In those times, the people of Salem were terrified of witches and believed they were devil
Although the two deprive the citizens from science and therefore the truth that’s it as far as the similarities go. In 1984, Oceania used fear and intimidation to brainwash the citizens and use constant surveillance as their main tool. Yet, in Brave New World happiness is what the world state tries to achieve because why would anyone want to change anything if their truly happy? They are so conditioned and blinded that they don’t even realize how truly unhappy they are. The use of technology is much more evident in Brave New World than it is in 1984.
Power razes all of its enemies to the ground, and its enemies are ignorant of its presence.Power negatively affects others by turning someone with power on their allies, making the owner paranoid, and diminishing common sense.In Antigone, King Creon turned on his own niece in order to preserve his self-serving law. Power turns the holder onto their allies. Creon created fear in the hearts of his own sentries who selflessly worked hours keeping him safe. After gambling for the right to deliver the news, a lone sentry brazenly travels to tell Creon the news and after being berated says, “you have seen the last of me here…” and briskly walks off (scene I lines 160-163). Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful.
Winston always had his suspicions about O’Brien and whether or not he refused the orthodoxy of Oceania. His suspicions were confirmed when O’Brien invited Winston to his home which is an extremely abnormal occurrence due to the fact that friendships are frowned upon. Next, Winston and Julia appear at O’Brien’s residence only to inquire about O’Brien’s views. After being completely assured about O’Brien’s insubordination, Winston is open to someone besides Julia about his stance on Big Brother. Then, O’Brien offers Winston a manifesto of the most famous rebel of Big Brother Emmanuel Goldstein; Unfortunately, this would be Winston’s last act of defiance before he is captured and tortured into submission.
In George Orwell’s novel 1984 it portrays the dangers of a totalitarian government which causes some of the citizens the want to rebel. Most people learn how to live with the rules and regulations the party bestows upon them and are happy with there day to day lives and others begin to crave for a sense to express their own individuality and freedom. Throughout the book both Winston and Julia are noncompliance to the party in different ways compiling that if there is any hope in overthrowing the party it lies within the proles. Winston is a man coming to consciousness and attempting the overthrow or reformation of the closed, totalitarian, futuristic world he valued at the start (Huntington). He keeps a journal containing what they refer to as “thoughtcrime” which is unorthodox and a controversial way of thinking in his society.
If fear wasn’t a factor, Hans wouldn’t be sitting their afraid, he would have run away, disappear or even just gone about his normal business. This is a true example of fear paralyzing an individual as he really couldn’t move. The next example of fear paralyzing us is in the book 1984. In the book Winston, a party member, lives in Oceana under the rule of Big Brother. Winston starts to believe that Big Brother isn’t really real.
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives” (James Madison). This is the situation presented in George Orwell’s 1984, where a totalitarian government, The Party, rules and oppresses the people of the fictional country of Oceania. The Party utilizes many methods of controlling the people including, taking away their privacy via constant monitoring, countless restrictions, and the most crucial device of all, the regulation of knowledge. This regulation is what keeps the people in ignorance and enables the party to easily control them due to their inadequate understanding of the situation. While the implications are so high it could be considered as barbaric, the concepts surrounding the premise are not.
Of course it seems unreal but in the novel, “1984” by George Orwell it is more than real. In 1984 certain technologies and methods are used to invade every aspect of privacy in the everyday lives of the citizens in Oceania. Furthermore, Big Brother is watching the people didn 't have a say so in their privacy. They were being watched 24/7, there was no freedom. ‘’On coins, stamps, on the cigarette packet, everywhere always the eyes are watching you’’ (according to Orwell pg 27).