These contrasting views set up the premise for the life of Winston, who is the protagonist character caught in a society devoted to conformity. Winston Smith is a thin, frail, thoughtful, and intellectual, mid-age man who hates the totalitarian control and enforced power of his government. Orwell's warning message in his book is to display that if people cannot change the way things are going, our society will lose all human qualities. They will become soulless machines and not have a clue as to their new world they created for themselves. Winston is different from the rest of his society which is a civilization that does not approve of individuality of your true self.
In Chapter 2, Mill turns to the issue of whether people, either through their government or on their own, should be allowed to coerce or limit anyone else's expression of opinion. Mill emphatically says that such actions are illegitimate. Even if only one person held a particular opinion, mankind would not be justified in silencing him. Silencing these opinions, Mill says, is wrong because it robs "the human race, posterity as well as the existing generation." In particular, it robs those who disagree with these silenced opinions.
Leaders have responsibilities to their people; a responsibility to protect and to nurture them. Leaders can reject their citizens needs because they believe that their wants are more important end up destroying the very society they rule. As shown in the novel Lord of the Flies when Jack rejects his responsibility of nurturing and giving the boys a home because he believes his lust for power, which provides him with a sense of security, is more important than the needs of the boys for affection and protection, allowing him to use the boys as objects to accomplish his own desires. This eventually leads to the destruction of society. We can see that Jack had a lust for power since the beginning of the book.
The reason why Utopia is impossible to create because of humanity’s basic nature and conflicts that may occur. Would utopian society exist, if the religion and superstition die? The superstition that led Macbeth murder his king Duncan. Greed, jealousy, looking up to people like Adolf Hitler or Taliban, brainwashing people is all in our humanity’s basic nature they might be supported by the religion but we were born having ambition, greed, jealousy they flow in our blood. Utopian society will be impossible to occ... ... middle of paper ... ...ving more rights to the people that have more power.
In George Orwell's 1984, humanity is dominated by an extreme government whose intent is to abolish all aspects of freedom. Orwell indicates that when subjected to mass propaganda and intimidation, the ignorant majority’s memory and concept of truth are distorted, making them extremely malleable and subservient. The Party employs slogans to convince the ignorant that what they want is what they already have. “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.
Therefore, the devolution of Winston’s psyche is especially interesting because it shows the utter destruction required to brainwash a person. Winston’s primitive survival instincts in conjunction with his intellect have to incorporate doublethink into his overall thinking process. This commitment to survival allows Winston to understand that for the Party, ‘reality’ is irrelevant and memories can be false. Orwell uses commitment as well as fear to portray an overwhelmingly grim world as a warning not to let the ruling parties obtain too much power.
Through it all, Winston contains perseverance and pushes through severe pain while ignoring the hurt (Rae). Orwell created a horrific scenario where such a citizen as Winston, who rebels is cast away. The narrator resists authoritative forces and takes part in something that is outlawed by the Party: he maintains a personal book (Burt). Winston craves a chance to be unique, to have his own ability to reason, to have intimate space to utilize; these wants are all outlawed by authoritative leaders such the Party and Big Brother. Authorities have placed environmental restrictions, and citizens lack place to be oneself (Glover).
had overheard some compromising remark and denounced his parents to the Thought Police” (24). By using the children of Oceania the Party is able to simultaneously find more people who could possibly try to rebel and create a new generation of citizens where the only alliance they feel is that towards Big Brother and the Party. The government has suppressed all basic human connections: “The terrible thing that the Party had done was to persuade you that mere impulses, mere feelings, were of no account, while at the same time robbing you of all power over the material world” (136). The government knows that human nature can overcome the influence of the Party, therefore they encourage the suppression of feelings so they have better control of the population. The bond Winston and Julia create evolves their disdain towards the regime gives them courage to fight against the government: “They can’t get inside you.
If a Prince can not be both feared and loved, Machiavelli suggests, it would be better for him to be feared by the citizens within his own dogma. He makes the generalization that men are, ?? ungrateful, fickle, simulators and deceivers, avoiders of danger, greedy for gain; and while you work for their good they are yours? (649). He characterizes men as being self-centered and not willing to act in the best interest of the state,?
Caught in this web of destructive timelessness, men begin to isolate themselves from society, altering their lives catastrophically. The detriment of justice in a state of war results from fear, or the perception of a threat, and th... ... middle of paper ... ...re is a mirror of the scientific idea of natural selection. Those individuals concerned only with their own interests and the perpetuation of their own lives, are much more likely to survive. Hobbes overall statement of war is a brutal one, condemning those who engage in war to be consumed by it. Through ideas of fluctuating morality, justice, and natural tendency, one idea prevails: war stops everything.