George Orwell’s novel, 1984 provides an intimate view of how a dystopian society defines humanity and truth. Written after World War II, this novel provides a disturbing image of a society that controls every aspect of one’s life to include their thoughts. The society of 1984, called Oceania, has many unique rules to control its citizens. For example, the government is referred to as “Big Brother” and it spies on its citizens 24/7. The very houses of government reflect the dysfunction of it: the Ministry of Plenty oversees economic shortages, the Ministry of Peace wages war, the Ministry of Truth spreads propaganda, and the Ministry of Love performs torture and punishment on disobedient citizens.
At the same time Huxley reprimands Karl Marx with the characterization of Karl Marx and other characters. There are multiple parallels between Karl Marx and the characters in Brave New World. The first happened with the New Theory of Biology (177). A promising scientist was exiled to an island for being too radical and questioning the accepted normality. Marx was exiled from Prussia, France, and Belgium for challenging the political and economic structures of the countries.
Actually, what Morrison has called “Paradise” is quite a misleading concept to the readers’ expectations. P. Fultz contends that “The nature of Morrison’s paradise must be interrogated” (38).Morrison thus subverts the conventional connotations that the title carries since the first lines of the novel illustrate the destruction of thisparadise,"They shoot the white girl first. With the rest, they can take their time”(3). The next pages of Morrison’s novel bring to light the reasons that have sparked the above violent scene. As a matter of fact, many studies have been conducted on the struggle between Ruby’s men and the Convent women and theensuing violence and fierce actions towards the women.
The threat of Communism and the Red Scare put fear of group mentality into many people during the late 1940-50s. The authors of 1984 and The Crucible used their respective works to comment on the social injustice going on in their own lives, which connects to injustice the exists throughout time anywhere in the world. Miller wrote his play, set in 1692, about Puritans and the Salem witch trials because he believed that, similar to his trial for HUAC in the 1950s, the trials in Salem were caused by false accusations and mass hysteria led by powerful individuals. In 1984, Orwell creates a world in the near future that shows group mentality and its threat to conform society with the government. In The Crucible, Arthur Miller illustrates a world
Influenced by the three major revolutions, Romanticism was sparked as a new era of revolt against all reason and judgment. One major verification viewed by numerous individuals is the creation of Romantic poems. This includes the well-known verses of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, written by the rebellious Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Not only is Romanticism demonstrated in his rebellious lifestyle, but it is also evident in the words he records on paper. His writing describes the events followed by the assassination of a luck-bringing Albatross and a crew member who goes on a disastrous adventure only to learn the true meaning of penance.
I strongly agree with Robert’s claim. McCarthyism resulted in Americans turning against each other because of politicians greed for power, paranoia, and the fear of communist infiltration. Clearly, Senator McCarthy’s greed for political power led to American citizens’ unrest. In Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible”, John Proctor dealt with the corruption of power in his town when Abigail Williams and many other girls accused those, who were innocent, of witchcraft. Similarly, americans were being blacklisted by McCarthy because they believed these people may have
Humankind, real or fictional, are constantly manipulating each other and looking to others to place blame and hate. The most common victims of this behaviour are the undesirable of society, the outcasts who are easy to hate and condemn. This is an issue that was portrayed by Arthur Miller in The Crucible as a reflection of his own times and horrors of McCarthyism, and still plagues modern society with equally disastrous consequences. In The Crucible, the fear of the devil spread like wildfire throughout the town of Salem, Massachusetts; the first victims of which were the undesirable and distrusted in their society. The accusers attacked those who they knew would be easy to blame, who people would be glad to see hang.
The destruction of language and the past could be used as a tool to manipulate people through propaganda, making people believe that it’s a crime to think and lowering the range of vocabulary are all ways the government could use to manipulate people. Could it happen? Or does it already exist? First of all propaganda in the book 1984 was a huge way to get the society of people manipulated This was O 'brien using propaganda against Winston because he is showing him all the things that the party has done and shows actual evidence of The party and
Whenever Rizal’s name is brought up, the two books Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo are always hung on it. These are two books that Rizal originally penned was not just a novel but a form of commentary towards society and politics. His work intended to wake Filipinos in deep slumber while Spaniards rule over them. This means igniting their sense of national identity by exposing the dirts and malices of Spanish authorities. Throughout his writing he also revealed the social cancer that eats away the tissues of Philippine society, namely: corruption by many friars and officials who used religion to acquire power, also hypocrisy of the friars, the ignorance of the people of their own religion and due to lack of education, the indolences, pretentiousness of Indios and cowardice two voice out and fight against their tyrants.
He just holds up heightened reflection of society. The play Encounter… is a critique of the then politics and the leaders. As well as it also comments upon gross mentality of the people of the state who blindly believe in their leaders, who make protest and perform gross destruction of the wealth of the nation, kills their own countrymen. Tendulkar very successfully employs irony to bring surface the hidden reality under the veil of hypocrisy, malice,