Through tactical approaches that target the lifestyles of the population, totalitarian governments break down an individual’s willpower, which leads to a sense of constant helplessness. The helpless population serves as fuel for making the government stronger because once people feel helpless, they are at the mercy of their government and thus cannot formulate their own thoughts and opinions to question authority Blind nationalism is an effective tool to control society because they are susceptible to conformity. Failure to conform to social norms may result in one's vaporization, as noted in 1984 when someone displays any irrelevant thoughts in front of a telescreen. They are constantly watched and expected to act angry during the Two Minutes Hate and to act neutral during any other meaningful social interaction. As people gather in a herd around a telescreen, Winston observes that “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” (Orwell 16).
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 occur because imperfection is the key to perfection. The reason why Utopia is impossible to create because of humanity’s basic nature and conflicts that may occur.
Their forced ignorant perception of the world, including hatred for a plethora of other countries due to the fabricated past that they are taught, and common emotions make it possible for their society to survive on leader devotion, false victory, and hatred. In the world of 1984, written by George Orwell, indifference and hate toward others is what the government, the Party, thrives on. The rebel force, the Brotherhood, would like to annihilate the Party but not to change the outlook on life or on people. The main goal of the Brotherhood is put the people into different hands but with the same hatred and control. As an interview is being held for admittance into the rebellion the questions were gruesome.
Knowledge is a strong aspect of a dystopian society because people will go out of their way to use their abilities to control the lives of others. In Fahrenheit 451, the government controls civilians’ ability to think by banning books. While in Oryx and Crake, one of the main characters uses his knowledge to fix the overcrowded world, but in the end he destroys humanity. While both novels focus on wisdom and characters fight for knowledge, the truth of knowledge is shown to be dangerous since in both novels knowledge leads to the destruction of society. In Fahrenheit 451, the theme of wisdom is gained through experience and knowledge.
This faceless but ubiquitous leadership – Big Brother – uses a range of techniques to suppress the people, including restrictive laws and incessant surveillance. However, the regime’s chief tool is propaganda, a perversion of language that denies residents the right to form their own ideas while at the same time altering the meanings of words to create a new language that reflects the values and aims of the government. In 1984, lies, myths and false information control the thinking of the residents. “Totalitarian regimes adopted a deliberate policy for infantizing their residents as a way of giving the ruler uncontested power over their lives” (Bryfonski 74). The Party uses propaganda as the deadliest weapon of power.
Before showing any violent actions a tyrant must think over the reactions to prevent future conflicts. In conclusion, one can say that when an individual abuses the use of power it causes negative impacts on a nation. Power has very dangerous uses and it corrupts people, which not only affects the individual but it affects the people surrounding them and turns them into a tyrant. One can learn that power can be beneficial to an entire nation and help stop issues in the world only if it is used correctly. Gaddafi and Macbeth both exhibit how power corrupts which results in a downfall in both of their nations.
These events depict the rotten nature of the society, as even human life has to be saved through corruption. There are several ethical issues surrounding the decision by the Hutu politicians to start the genocide. It is unfair and unethical for the Hutus to blame the entire Tutsi tribe for the president’s death. The Hutu politicians are so much driven by hatred that they fail to consider the innocent lives to be lost in the planned genocide. Instead, they organiz... ... middle of paper ... ...ause the colonial masters believed that they resembled them.
The party’s slogans use the concept of doublethink to control the way citizens think. They use “WAR IS PEACE[,] FREEDOM IS SLAVERY [, and] IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH” (18 Orwell). In reality, war is seen as a terrible, violent and disastrous thing; changing its meaning confuses the population and strengthens their ignorance; thus, this causes individuals in Oceania to accept something which they understand to be wrong. The Party can control citizens easily as they strengthen the ignorance of citizens. They have been dehumanized by the Party, because they have been restricted of using their own intellectual knowledge to make sense of what the Party is presenting.
Dystopian novels, like any other well-written novel, contain a strongly developed protagonist and a mysterious, controlling antagonist. Often, the author labels the government or leader of the corrupt society as the antagonist. The authors have a propensity to use the ignored social injustices in modern society and embellish them in a future society where they eventually lead to mankind’s demise. Frequently, the protagonist of the dystopian novel is the point of view from which the narrative is told. The protagonists tend to be characterized as rebels as they attempt to stay ethical and honorable in a depraved society.
To achieve complete success, V resorts to unconventional tactics such as murder and manipulation. The bishop is punished in the form of poetic justice, while Evey Hammond is forced with V’s idea though eventually embracing it. Rose experiences traumatic loss of her husband whom V kills. The three characters in the novel manipulated by V, are all political sacrifices of the conflict between freedom and anarchy, who play as an extremely important role in determining the success of disassembling the government. However, V’s actions are only wholly justifiable in the society created by