The government cleverly manipulates the population into submission through well-controlled and staged events. Ultimately, the population becomes so fearful of the oppressor, they are scared into compliance with even just a threat of violence. For Pinochet's regime, this is demonstrated in the tactful arrests, torture, and executions of many leftist (suspected) sympathizers the National Stadium. In ESPN's 30 for 30: The Opposition, the gruesome scene within the stadium is vividly described. Under the bleachers, the prisoners would be subjected to horrific torture practices and deprived of food, water, and sleep.
Nevertheless, his subsequent actions proved to be counterproductive to the revolution and detrimental to the French people. The French Revolution was based upon fear and uncertainty which was exploited by Robespierre illustrating his dictatorial behaviour. Robespierre actively encouraged the riots and violence that plagued France during the Terror because he believed that fear and terror was necessary for the revolution to succeed, claiming that “terror is nothing else than swift, severe, indomitable justice” (Robespierre, 1794). Robespierre compromised many of his ideals at the height of the French Revolution such as his stance on the death penalty. According to Linton (2006) Robespierre compromised his principles because of the anarchy and became increasingly dictatorial
The partisans of the Third Estate destroyed symbols of royal power through the storming of the Bastille and the Women’s March. The French Revolution is a great example of the violent lash back tyrannized people can have on incompetent leaders. As Maya Angelou once said,
They cut her tongue so she can’t speak” (Collins 77). Avox is a person who the Capital considers to be a traitor or sees him or her as a threat. So, instead of killing them, the Capitol brutally cuts their tongues as a punishment. This shows how torturing the Capitol’s laws are and the fact that they try to threaten anyone who dares to raise a voice against them in the near future. Thus by imposing strict punishment on the people, the Capitol threatens the citizens to maintain their
They enforced coercive, and rational-legal authority over Khalid, in order to torture and harass him, sometimes for their own sadistic pleasure. This is exemplified by the following quote, “A soldier trips Khalid, crashing him to the concrete floor with a violent yell. A familiar pain rips through his side, giving him the sensation that his arms are splintering from their sockets.” This excerpt from the novel conveys the extent to which guards and military personnel abused their power in order to torture and humiliate Khalid. Another instance of abuse of power, is when Khalid misuses his power to freedom, drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and stealing from local shops. The following quote shows a particular instance in which Khalid indulged in drinking, “Besides, he has to take care to hide the fact that he’s been drinking or mum and dad will go ballistic” The metaphorical use of the term, ‘ballistic’, attempts to encapsulate the seriousness of Khalid’s actions and the repercussions that arise from his abuse of power.
“[After the Magistrate] discovers his fear is justified, and thereafter, he is obsessed by the brutality of the Empire and the effects of torture, not only on the victims, but also on the torturers and on those who live in a society that allows torture” (Franklin 4). This quote shows how the magistrate was not at first attempting to resist the empire, but was led to once he found out the
The main character however is the narrator. He is an angry, psychopath, madman. A quote from the text that proves character is linked to theme is, “ Throwing the links around his waist it was but the work of a few seconds to secure it” (pg. 165). In this quote, Montresor was angry at Fortunato for bullying him therefore, he chains him up in the catacombs.
He believed in a dictatorship that used violence and terror to gain power. This idea was clearly apparent in the reign of terror during the French Revolution. The reign of terror was probably one of the worst parts of the revolution that backfired on it's creators. Death by guillotine was well too common during the horrendous times of the reign of terror. This revolting execution device could kill more than one person per minute.
Horror is the most blood curdling of all man’s passions. Human fascination with fear drives an industry of cultivating genres full of frightful, gorey content for entertainment purposes. Sudden frights startle audiences and inspire awe and apprehension; though the most chilling, dismal displays of pure terror come from the deepest, darkest pits of human misery. To truly terrify, one must convey a torment so unrelentingly pertinent that every terrific aspect strikes the witness as an undeniable reality. Humans, the greatest source of pain and suffering, afford authors the chance to capture a tormented soul in writing and control a reader’s heart.
The countries turmoil is demonstrated through the constant fear implicated within the innocent minds of the countries citizens, the rise of different political powers through turmoil, and the through Afghanistan and the impoverish living conditions caused by war. These destructive actions are at the pinnacle of Afghanistan’s turmoil and show the world what they are capable of doing. Fear is virtually the single most preeminent factor a person experiences during times of devastation/turmoil. Fear is shown to be existing in the innocent minds of the citizens of Afghanistan. During the time after the fall of the anarchy in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union communist invaded the country and enforced strict rules and punishments to try and control the public.