Tiananmen Square

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Tiananmen Square is a city located in Beijing, named after the Tiananmen located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. In 1989, there was a “massacre” of mostly college students from the government, due to protests attempting to overrun the one-party system and make it a democracy. The government claims nothing happened and wants to keep it like that. The book “1984” written by George Orwell in 1949, is a book representing the ideas of a totalitarian government coincidentally relating to some of WWII era’s axis governments. In the article “No One Died in Tiananmen Square” by William Lutz, Lutz argues that people actually died in Tiananmen Square through the use of repetition, through examples of government manipulation, and communist governments, much like how it is seen in “1984” …show more content…

This article was made by an american author William Lutz in June of 2003. From the author's viewpoint, the repetition of that phrase shows mocking. The sentences are structured to show the evidence of what happened that day in Tiananmen Square, the use of the phrase ‘No one died in Tiananmen Square” is in the government's viewpoint and it’s meant to show how the government is contradicting the evidence as false. When in reality, it is completely true what happened, and the government is going way out of their way to prove it all false. The repetition can relate to 1984 through the main character Winston. Basically everywhere the character Winston looks, there’s always a slogan saying “Big Brother is watching you”. Big Brother is the leader of 1984’s totalitarian society. By Winston seeing “Big Brother is watching you” everywhere he looks, it shows a common threat to him that he is always being watched and that he has little to no natural rights because of the government. If he were to break the rules, serious consequences would happen to him if he were

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