The governments of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 use specific methods to make sure the people obey and the government has control over them. First of all, the government will get rid of anyone not obeying or loving the government. For example, in 1984 the country of Oceania people who are against the Big Brother and the Party are punished and eliminated. All people were to obey and love the Big Brother and The Party, however Winston had not obeyed this and had been caught. After Winston had been caught for his thoughtcrime there was only one way that the Party was sure they had reformed Winston into loving the Big Brother and that was by the use of violence.
Would Earth become a more efficient place to live under the authority of someone like Big Brother? In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the city of London is taken over by Big Brother and renamed to Oceania; citizens living under the authority of Big Brother live in constant fear as they are constantly controlled and ministered while forced to respect the Party. By analyzing the novel using a symbol, a motif, a theme, a conflict and reading the novel through psychoanalytic lens, citizens clearly suffer from the influence of the Party. Winston Smith despises the Party and desires the citizens of Oceania to obtain more privacy and freedom from Big Brother. Winston and Julia are in a light argument about the Party; Julia argues that the Party
I believe that fear plays a huge role regarding the Party. Big Brother has a way in which it manipulates the minds and actions of all citizens in Oceania. By making so many laws and rules, it terrifies everyone in Oceania to a point that they are so scared to get vaporized so they keep to themselves and try their best not to cause trouble. Since The Party has so much power over all the people by monitoring everyone and each action or thought they make, no one does anything in order to maintain their safety.
An example of him being not rebellious is that his biggest act of rebellion was Julia. Winston definitely was bound to fail from the beginning because he was careless and not very rebellious. Winston was bound to fail because he had blind faith in O’Brien. By that it is meant that Winston trust O’Brien off without actually knowing him. Winston just accepts that O’Brien is anti-party because he gave him a look during the two minute hate.
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. To finally break Winston, they use his worst fear, rats, against him. After this abuse they are let back into society as broken people. Their battle against the government has been
Winston is defiant and rebels against Big Brother and the Party through various actions. For example, he continuously wrote “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER” in his diary (Orwell 21). This simple thought is considered to be a severe crime where Winston lives because
Winston witnesses several forms of propaganda used in the novel to promote the Party, specifically the Two Minutes Hate showing everyday that promotes the Party and makes anyone against the Party an enemy. Describing the powerfulness of this showing, Orwell writes "“The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in. Within thirty seconds any pretence was always unnecessary. " This form of propaganda is shown to have an effect on all of the citizens, even Winston who is able to see through some of the Party 's flaws.
His book 1984 is the story of Winston, a low-ranking Party Member, and his adventures to overthrow the Party. The citizens of Oceania are constantly monitored and must obey the government and Big Brother. It is a totalitarian state that is feared among the readers although, if one would closely examine the story, it is not that different from today 's world in some countries. Like some governments today, the Party restricts the citizens of Oceania by observing their demeanor through telescreens, employing doublethink to control the past, and resorting to the Thought Police to monitor Thought Crime. Tele screens are one of the
This type of behavior of having entertainment from destruction occurs in 1984 also. Many of the civilians are in love with going to the hangings and seeing the death of people who have wronged the government. Those that did rebel the government had to live in fear of having “[their] one time existence [being] denied and then forgotten.” (Orwell 19).The government became so powerful and stubborn that it basically made everyone conform to become what they believe is right, vaporizing anyone that decides to follow their own
He is aware of his otherness and knows that he is “shut out from intercourse” (84) with the people he holds so dear. It can be argued that this is the point where the creature’s humanity is the strongest throughout the course of story. He has a basic understanding of human societies, he speaks and reads their language, shows compassion and, most importantly, seeks their company and friendship. In his knowledge that social belonging is the missing component to his own happiness, he confronts the people he secretly observed only to, once again, be met with fear and anger (94-95). He comes to realise that he
When Faced With Tyranny When one is faced with an oppressive government, they can lose control over all aspects of their daily lives. It is also easy for one to lose authority over themselves when faced with a stronger force. What might one’s response be when they possess little to no control over their lives? Many people may blindly follow society, but others might choose to disobey the rules. In 1984 by George Orwell, Winston Smith’s defiant nature and curious attitude display that one may turn to rebellion when faced with tyranny.