Art can be used to portray political messages and is considered as a powerful weapon to show the public about political leaders’ .The great example to it is the novel 1984 written by George Orwell. George Orwell uses his novel to portray political evils and political leaders’ totalitarianism. Orwell’s political views or messages were formed by his experiences of Socialism, Totalitarianism and Imperialism. It was the understanding of Orwell 's panics about Stalinist Russia and the growth of Totalitarianism that stimulated him to write his novel 1984 and being an Anti-Utopian novel, 1984 gives a picture of a world where Totalitarianism had full control over society. Art can be used as a medium to remind the society about future calamities if they let something senseless to take place in their society.
Through 1984, George Orwell predicted what a state which has absolute power over its citizens would look like in 1984 through the terrors of a government with total power over its citizens. The novel touched upon the deeper meanings of human corruption and evil, guiding the reader through the pain and suffering, as well as the joy and what little freedom that the main character, Winston Smith has in the hands of Big Brother, the symbol of the “Party. It is obvious, that Orwell’s intent was to warn the future generations of the dangers of authoritarianism, however even in the modern world we can find traces of 1984’s themes. There are many similarities between our modern day society and Orwell’s 1984, the most significant ones surveillance, perpetual war, and censorship. The first similarity between 1984 and our modern society is surveillance along with the advancement of technology.
1984 represents a dystopian novel as well as George Orwell 's attempt to warn people about the submissive society in which they could turn into by letting authorities take control over them. Considering the literary value of this text, it is worthy to analyze it profoundly focusing on the controversial topic of social relationships; particularly in love manifestation as it was strictly forbidden. Writing a letter based on this book approaching to its fifth chapter from the second part aims to emphasize the drastic changes that the pridden in the hypothetical world of the author. The protagonist, Winston Smith, suffered throughout the development of the story because of Julia, his love. He demonstrated the natural conduct of humans which consists on the survival instinct characterized by acting without thinking about the repercussions of decisions.
Totalitarianism is one of the classical theories that have been widely used in the literature-based context in analyzing a text. There are several researches done previously using the same theory which is totalitarianism but on different texts. There are quite a number of dystopian novels that promoted totalitarianism. One of the famous texts is Pirates of the Universe (1996) by Terry Bisson that portrays a depressing and imaginative kind of living. According to Lyman, authors of dystopias distinguish perilous tendencies in contemporary society and intensify them in their fiction in order to notify and warn readers about these dangerous trajectories and also encourage them to take a step to prevent a possibility of dystopian futures (1979).
In the novel, 1984 by George Orwell, we can clearly see its significance. It impacts its readers and makes them think about the world they currently live in. Orwell ties together an appallingly accurate prediction of the future which serves as a warning to others. Orwell predicts many things such as the rise of surveillance, technology and the Internet being used as a means of control, perpetual war and of course, the effects of fake news, brainwashing and propaganda. Overall, the book is a warning on the fact that if we let things get too far, we may find it to be irreversible and find ourselves in a hopeless situation with no end in sight.
“It was a heavy lump of glass, curved to one side, flat on the other, making it almost a hemisphere.” (95). In the novel 1984, George Orwell tells the shocking story of a dystopian society where the government controls every aspect of one’s life. Through the symbolism of the paperweight, George Orwell exposes how Winston and Julia’s relationship is shattered once they are caught, thus exposing that beautiful things and freedom are fragile and must be protected. Throughout the novel, George Orwell signifies the beauty and love the paperweight represents, as well as its fragility. This is displayed through the first key passage, on page 95 and 96.
In dystopian society, technology, social manipulation, and control are all factors used to maintain oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society, even at the expense of universal human values. The film Metropolis by Fritz Lang and the novel 1984 by George Orwell offer a variety of social and political perspectives that allow the audience to gain insight into the oppression of freedom, truth and love within their context. Both address loss of these values within society through control and oppression, but they differ in perspective, due to the contrasting views of each composer. Lang made Metropolis during the era of the Weimar Republic. This was the country's first attempt at creating a democracy in the very difficult years following the first world war, as he tapped into Germany's power struggles, issues of poverty and conflict.
Focus your analysis on three or four novels, though feel free to reference other books from your list. Contemporary Western and Arabic dystopian speculative fiction offer a powerful critique of politics, and they share several themes, including violence, torture, repression, surveillance, human rights violations, absurdity, surrealism, and futurism. Such themes are depicted in the Western tradition to warn against the realization of a totalitarian regime, the “worst of all possible worlds,” a nightmarish state which might exist in the future if corrective and prophylactic measures are not taken in the present; however, present Arabic dystopian fiction does not imagine a hypothetical future, but rather, testifies and protests against the “worst of all possible worlds” as a present world state, and perhaps petitions for hope to found a better world—being dystopianism which calls for utopianism. Arab dystopian fiction can be viewed as testimonials which serve either to incriminate
Two of Orwell’s most prevalent warnings, the impermeability of the past and reality, and the use of media and fear mongering to instill nationalism, have had a resurgence in recent years. A major, if not the most important, warning Orwell writes about in 1984, was about how easily reality and fact can be altered. In the novel, The Party has a slogan that says “Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past” (Orwell 238). This is in reference to how the Party manipulates the past through the editing of historical texts. For example, the Nazi party of Germany used this tactic constantly.
But he - Flash -was a good fighter and great guy. He was no showman, or braggart, he did what he had to do and that’s why I am here to pay respects to him.” How the Gomes fight was made itself a fascinating story. Lope “Papa” Sarreal who was an influential man in the corridors of World boxing and was as astute as ever if not a little cunning, believed that Elorde was ready for a world title after he beat Tommy Romulo on March 16, 1957 to win the Philippines lightweight title and then added the orient lightweight belt to his trophy room just one month later with arousing win over Hideto Kobayashi of Japan in Nagoya. But he was concerned that the manager of Champion Harold Gomes would not agree to a title fight against the southpaw Elorde. Lope Sarreal’s son, Lope “Jun” Sarreal revealed that his father took the manager of Gomes out for dinner and drink one night and when he was sufficiently intoxicated convinced him that Elorde wasn’t a tough opponent and had a mediocre fight record and then shoved a contract in front of him which he readily signed.