Control In The Film Divergent And The Movie Written By George Orwell

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Control is worth wanting. It gives one a sense of superiority over another person. But is the use of fear a reasonable way of obtaining control. The movie Divergent directed by Neil Burger and the novel 1984 written by George Orwell, both depict the extreme persecution methods used by totalitarian governments to control their citizens. The use of brute force and psychological torture on its citizens, helps the governments to stay in power. The fear of losing their lives in constantly on the minds of the people who live under the control of these oppressive governments. Immorality is out of the question, the governments do what is necessary for power. Anyone who wanders away from the path the government has chosen for them is subject to dangerous persecution. These persecution methods are also used by…show more content…
In the film Divergent, Jeanine Mathews uses an army of Dauntless soldiers to kill off the Divergents. By using brute force Jeanine Mathews is able to eliminate any chance of upheaval. The Divergents represent a sign of hope for the people who don’t believe in the governments rule. By killing off all hope, Janine Mathews reigns supreme. No one dares to challenge her, because they will be killed. Therefore she can rule with an iron fist and not be worried about a backlash from the citizens. On the other hand in the novel 1984, towards the end of the book Winston is tortured by O’Brien in a room. There is a switch with which O’Brien can adjust the pain being applied on Winston. If Winston doesn’t accept what the party has to say, he is severely tortured. By doing this Big Brother forces its citizens to accept thoughts like “two plus two is five”. If the citizens refuse, Big Brother tortures them or puts them in labour camps. As a result the citizens are afraid to commit any acts of rebellion or even think about criticising the
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