The use of the hyperbole “Too frightened to speak” manifest a corrupt society where individuals are futile against the state. This illustrates Napoleon’s ambition which leads him to use force against the other animals to sustain his position within society. This abuse of power and use of force allows Orwell to portray the situation in Russia, where individuals were powerless against the state as they became more and more powerful and in control. This abuse of power is
Leaders are not always to be trusted, and this is highlighted in the novel Animal Farm by George Orwell as the message of the text. In Animal Farm, leadership is represented through the actions and personalities of the various characters as a powerful, but easily corruptible force. The Leaders of Animal Farm start off with good intentions but as the story goes on it becomes obvious the leaders have grown power-hungry and have become the ‘superior’ animals, showing that equality does not exist. Propaganda and manipulation play a big part in the novel, stopping the animals from protesting or noticing that their leader was extremely greedy and corrupted. There are excellent leaders as well as awful ones, making it hard to know who to trust in, who to believe and what to do, after all leaders are hard to go against, but a corrupted leader is never a good thing.
It is often said that greed will make a man turn evil. In these times, a greedy man is the worst kind of man. People always preach about equality and kindness. It's almost expected that people always take others into consideration. Well, in Animal Farm by George Orwell, this is not the case.
It happened, because the leaders wanted to satisfy solely their desires without thinking about well-being of others. In order to achieve their goals they used their intelligence and creativity. They built a tyrannical society through, first through telling lies, then through depriving other animals of proper education and it made them unable to think clearly and critically. After that the leaders made them fear to rebel against them. They gained total control over their minds through altering the history.
Block the Merchant signifies a citizen who is enslaved to human institutions and causes his own self-destruction because he is attached to ideals designed to fail. He is overly conscious about his position in society and interactions with Josef K. because he establishes his opinion on artificial human values. When Josef K. asks him about his past with lawyers, he replies, “I’ll confide in part, bu... ... middle of paper ... ... thrive in the totalitarian driven society, like the executors, give up all instincts that would allow them to thrive in competitive, naturally selective reality and screams, “Like a dog!...as if the shame of it should outlive him” (Kafka Ch. 10). People’s perspectives and influences on an individual are more important than how an individual lives their lives, and that was Josef K.’s weakness in this totalitarian and bureaucratic environment.
Dystopian novels question what is wrong with society, like Fahrenheit 451 and Oryx and Crake question the repression in intellectuals. But, the intellect of these characters causes chaos in society and it perishes. The ones who ruin society are people who have a voice because they cannot live with the status quo. Knowledge can get people in hot water because in futuristic society the government only has say. Both these novels are so different, but they send the same message.
One the of the primary reasons is that candidates fool the population by making false promises and after winning the elections, exploit the population which leaves the population in complete disappointment. Exploitation leaves the state in a bad condition and becomes more difficult for the next government to mend it. Since governments have limited time in power, mending the damages done is also limited to an extent. The damage done is long-lasting and apart from that, the population is discouraged from voting since their needs are not fulfilled. Also, in some cases some candidates are in authority before the elections and coercion is used over their local population to vote for that candidate.
In Bartleby the Scrivener, Bartleby is a character that holds an aesthetic to only performing a single action in exclusion to everything else, this is his obsession. These stories reflect the effects that obsession can change in a person’s character to the extent that drives away the truth and realism in their va... ... middle of paper ... ...f the meritorious nature of Bartley’s work. Eventually, Bartleby shifts his obsession to something else, doing nothing at all. Of course, this kind of fixation is not acceptable in society and one that does this will be punished. The narrator feels he cannot successfully continue his business because scrutiny from his peers with an “intolerable incubus” who was “denying authority; and perplexing visitors; and scandalizing [his] professional reputation; and casting a general gloom over the premises.” Finally, Bartleby is taken off to prison where he truly does nothing, not even partaking in the basic functions required to sustain life.
Through their use of allusion, symbolism and representation they portray many of societies flaws and imperfections. Such an imperfection includes the illustration of how totalitarian governments abuse the power they have acquired for their own gain, harming the people they are sworn to serve and protect. Through this abusive self-gaining government, we all are liable to become victims of consumer culture caused by the blind obedience to advertising and propaganda, being unable to form or voice an opinion of our own. But this lack of opinion can be at fault because of our own apathy, the ignorance and slothfulness that is contributed to the role we play in our society and the importance of that roles ability to motivate and inspire change. Whether you’ve read or viewed the novels or feature films I’ve discussed I have no hesitation in saying any text or film you have seen has been used in some way, shape or form to convey the criticisms of our ‘perfect’