He witnesses how close it was for him to be killed, responding, “The other side wants to kill me, and I’ve never even seen their faces” (Boyden, 33). Much like Paul, Xavier share many similarities to show guilt, shame and innocence. Xavier as well as Paul, thinking for all his comrades and there service for the war. Showing how his culture has taught and raised him to do so. War gives soldiers the main purpose to kill, while for Paul and Xavier killing a human is not morally wrong.
However, the fear that this imaginery person/ organization imposed on society was real. Winston Smith, the protagonist, feels like the only person who sees what Big Brother is doing to society- watching thier every movements, limiting their freedoms, lying through the news, and distracting people from the real problems that were at hand. The underlying problem was that Big Brother tried to instill fear in people so that they do not rebel. Fear was his tool for taking control of society. I believe that this book was a result of a premonintion that George Orwell had about the future; this book was a warning, but this warning was and is overlooked.
The party’s slogan, “WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.”(Orwell 4) is to convince the residents that what they want is what they already ha... ... middle of paper ... ...used in order to keep track of their parents, “The children, on the other hand, were systematically turned against their parents and taught to spy on them and report their deviations” (Orwell 76). With extreme surveillance, residents may not express their individual ideas towards the negative side of the Party, and even all thoughts are controlled due to the Party “reeducating” people for an incorrect facial expression. By using language as a tool of control as well as the evidence for sentences, Orwell makes a world where language, a word or a sentence, may determine one’s life.
The government dominates the citizens’ thoughts by using technologies and the thought polices to make sure no one will have any thoughts, that is against the government. George Orwell wrote:“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows,” (Orwell.2.7.69) the government tries to control Winston knowledge and change it to fit into the purpose of the Party. To Winston, O’Brien said: “Whatever the Party holds to be truth is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party.” (Orwell.3.2.205).
If you choose to eliminate unity and love within yourself, how are you supposed to love someone else? We are all enemies to one another but, working with each other and learning to get along will help bring peace to everyone. In 1984 the main character Winston exprsseses how in the world he lives in, fear is used to control the population as the people choose to do nothing about it. In the book he says that there is constant surveillance by the party through these items called telescreens, which gives the party access to see what everyone is doing. In the book 1984 children are used to generate fear.
In 1949, George Orwell wrote one of the most influential and relevant scientific fiction books of modern time. The book critiques the rule of totalitarian governments using subtle and not so subtle satire. The book reveals the dangers of a government gaining too much power over its citizens. The government can abuse its abundance of authority by controlling all of the media available to the citizens. In 1984, Orwell fears government control of media because it helped brainwash and control the citizens in Nazi Germany and the USSR and today it continues to inhibit free will and thought in areas such as China and Russia.
If this is be true, then why is there so much controversy over the freedom of expression? If the right to freedom of expression is taken away, the government will steadily become more and more powerful until it controls every facet of life. Even though the United States prides itself on being a staunchly democratic nation, it is no better than a tyrannical government if it steals the right of freedom of expression from its citizens. Most people do not wish to live in a society oppressed by an all-powerful government that gives them very little freedom. Holding Orwell’s society as a model, a government that has too much power will gladly let its citizens endure pain, suffering, and even torture.
The Party’s control over the state manipulates the minds of all citizens to achieve their goals and ideals. When Winston pursues his own freedom and his own private reality with his love, Julia, he ends up sacrificing his own ideals and liberty for the safety of his own life. The nature of reality Orwell developed within “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, demonstrates that when Winston embarks his pursuit for his perception of reality within a totalitarian society, he is ultimately succumbed to Party’s ideals. The Party achieves it through the states control through the use of propaganda, terror, and surveillance. In the dystopian society that is built upon the foundation of political control, which exerts control over the state’s reality.
It seems like Mr. President Bush is an exact clone of Big Brother. He regulates the media on what to let us know and what not to know. Constant lies continuously being thrown at us, and for the most part, we believe them, because the party is in possession of absolute truth. We live in such a time where it is an exact simile of a prison. Where talking to one another is prohibited, freedom of speech is restricted, and forced to believe two plus two equal five.
But even if attacks were low and rare, gun control would still be a must to prevent more attacks and/or shootings. Gun control is managed through the right to protect, the right to bear arms, and concealed permits. Concealed permits allow you to bring firearms into public places where they are not restricted. The right to protect gives civilians the option to defend themselves. The right to bear arms gives civilians the option to possess firearms and have good protection.