The despicable leader did this to take eye for an eye from everyone because he was tyrannized as a teenager. As he grew he aimed to have power to bully everyone. He achieved total domination. The notorious leader supervises the citizens but not teenagers because the machine is dangerous for brains that are
This theme is important throughout the whole novel. The novel shows how vengeance takes over Dantes, leading him from a nice and naïve young man, to a cold and calculated person that wants his revenge. He starts off nice and well off. Then after he escapes prison he doesn’t trust people anymore and he does everything to further his own agenda. He uses people for his personal gain and creates aliases to help him get close to those that framed him.
Winston’s job is to alter newspaper articles to suit the party’s current regime, to make outer party members believe that what the party is doing is accurate. This shows us that the party is lying and that they are changing history for their own benefit. Winston finds hard evidence of this but ends up throwing it down the “memory hole” where it was incinerated. The party’s main focus is to establish complete totalitarianism over Oceania and by doing this it will destroy any concept of freedom. Therefore any person, who commits these thought crimes against the party, will be vaporized.
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
This passage is significant since it reflects the theme of dangers of totalitarianism, in this case, the dangers of censorship. Winston is George Orwell’s example of the dangers of censorship since throughout the book Winston breaks the government 's rules, until one day he gets caught and the government breaks him. If a government censors everything people will wonder what else is out there and want to go against the laws. Once Winston comprehended this he started to gain resilience against the party, until he entered room 101 and the party finally broke
These are not considered evil until he caves into the temptation of power (Gimelli Martin 165). His weakness is shown when he makes the decision to murder King Duncan and secures the position as king. He even goes as far to murder his friend, Banquo, because he feels uneasy about his suspicions (182-183). At this point in the story he is even comparable to Satan, “Like Satan, Macbeth becomes the chief equivocator in his own hell, unwittingly uttering objective truths to his subjects even while telling subjective lies.” (183). An example of this is when Macbeth becomes king but cannot trust his own friends and allies.
Even though, one of the biggest changes is that the tyrant Creón now is a dictator even more perverse and cruel than in “Antigone”. Moreover, in the act of love and loyalty to her friends Antígona is considers a traitor to the city and the punishment for this is death unless she confesses to her crimes. Previously, Antígona challenges the government and Creón himself when she buries the two brothers Tavares in their own land. They were supposed to be exposed to the public eye as a warning for everyone who dare to defy Creón’s dictatorship. One of the best traits of Antígona is her stubbornness and strength of her heart to not let anyone manipulate her in her way to the true goal which is to see justice.
As the government’s control started to suppress the people in the society, it began to deprive the people with the ability to create their own ideas so they became blind to the corruptions happening within the government. When the government started to tightened their control over the people, V took matter into his own hands and started exposing the corruptions happening within the government. Therefore, it was important that V destroys the parliament, because when he destroyed the parliament, the people removed their masks which symbolises that they are looking towards a new
We also know from the novel that if people don’t follow what Big Brother wants, they will be banished, tortured or killed. This happened to Winston Smith because he did not follow exactly the standards that were placed onto him. In North Korea, people who do not follow what Kim Jong-Il said had extremely evil consequences. The practice of this allowed the country to gain full control of their citizens at all times. Another major similarity between Big Brother and Kim Jong-Il is the mystery involved with them.
It was none other than the work of, Lord Henry who corrupts Dorian gradually. Lord Henry has set his mind on corrupting Dorian because he feels that with his lack of knowledge, that he can make Dorian become a spitting image of himself. We see Lord Henry try to convince Dorian to do many things at the beginning of the book when Basil first mentions his name to Lord Henry. Later we see Lord Henry convince Dorian to give into his temptations and just do everything that pleases himself. Dorian takes these words and turns them into reality, but in doing so harms those around him both physically and emotionally.
Censorship of literature has always been a powerful means of manipulating society by limiting what the people are exposed to. This has been used as a way to suppress free thinking and new ideas, that could cause a shift in power in the society. The censorship of literature has been used by the powerful members of society forever, because of this societies fear the idea of their governments hiding information from the public. In Americus, a small town in Oklahoma is divided over a new teenager book series that some feel the series should be banned from the library. In contrast in Fahrenheit 451, a curious fireman indulges in a banded book, which enlightens him to a new outlook on life.
For their whole lives, people of a higher level of influence have told them what to do and when. But with BlueServo and websites like it, now it was their turn to influence other people’s lives. As with any bad habit, it soon becomes not enough, people felt the need to not only capture the criminals but administer their own idea of justice. A member of the Minuteman, an organized union of these surveillance addicted individuals, believed it was his turn to enact his version of justice. Unfortunately, one of the side effects of viewership is a complete misunderstanding of reality and this lead to the murder of two innocent Hispanic people.
Different from the concept of playing game and brutally killing people, Vonnegut explored a different way to show it totalitarian power by making everyone handicapped. People who are too smart, too pretty, or too talented are required to wear a weightier handicapped or a hideous mask to cover up their face. Due to insecurity from the actual handicapped people for not being normal, Vonnegut create a society where they can fit in and where those who are not handicapped can learn to embrace others who aren’t. Those are the positive qualities of the society but the negativity lie beneath the government. The government secretly control these people by installing devices and gears onto people to slow them down and to romantically match them with people who are not naturally gifted.
The Ugly Transformation John Steinbeck’s ‘Flight’ tells the story of a young individual who, although is portrayed as aimless, young, and naïve, attempts to make a name for himself in the world he lives in. ‘Flight’ is a man vs. society piece, one that gives us vital insight into how society can deteriorate an individual into a totally different individual through the course of his/her actions - in this case, for the protagonist Pepe. In many ways, what initiates this transformation is when Pepe kills a man with his father 's knife - instead of owning up to this dirty act like a responsible human being, he cowardly decides to flee into the rough mountainous terrain in hopes of redeeming himself. By him killing this man, his childhood innocence