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.
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).
Over the years, media has become more manipulative toward their viewers, trying to impose a one sided story in which they only want the people to listen to. The most power in the United States would go to the government because they are the top commanding what needs to be done. This being said, the government can control the media to only view what they want the people to see, limiting the truth and a one-sided opinion. In the novel It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis, he depicts fear will compel the people to abandon their freedom to be secure from any harm. The manipulation of the media is greatly to blame, distributing fear to the people so the government can be in control of them.
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.
Allowing for censorship to take part in any society is a domino effect that one-by-one removes all of its citizen’s rights and freedoms. In both societies, Bradbury’s and Fahrenheit 451, the government takes the driver’s seat and regulates what info the citizens can and will receive. Not only us this limiting the amount of knowledge learned, but is also puts all the power into selective and few hands. Lifeless and powerless, citizens are falling victim as the government controls them like puppeteers. All this control by censorship will eventually lead to a totalitarian nation.
Without a military, other countries would invade us violently. Thus, government is a monstrous institution that preserves order in a potentially horrific manner. Government has a tendency to become monstrous in two ways. One is that it needs to maintain order within the country, which often comes at the expense of the environment and the lower classes. The other way that government has a tendency to act monstrously is toward other governments in a struggle for world power.
The issues that the government deals with are of such great consequence that, they will have to make unpopular decisions and even make unscrupulous deals and from the products of this practice, the public in turn will cause an unparalleled uproar that would tear the fabric that holds a society together, if they knew the truth. Therefore the truth cannot make you free, because the truth can do more harm than good.
Brave New World emphasizes that the dangers of an all-powerful state, power of knowledge, and commodification are detrimental to modern society. Present day, it is seen that the government is having more control over the country which in effect, poses a danger to the people. They lose their individuality in response to the country aiming to be all-powerful and stable. In today’s society, the government has everyone under surveillance through the internet, cell phones, and even vehicles. Many would argue that it is an act against the privacy of the people a... ... middle of paper ... ...ernment parallels Brave New World by posing a danger being powerful, having power through knowledge, and emphasizing commodification.
Everything that happens throughout the book is government related and tends to manipulate some people of Oceania. Since their government is totalitarian they seek absolute power towards their people. This shows warning of what might happen id our government becomes too powerful, the party is trying to avoid any sort of rebellion from the people.
This makes dictatorships a great danger to other countries because that feedback loop no longer exists. Without this feedback loop to provide correction for the government the dictator will be able to lead the country into any direction which he desires. This makes dictators a massive threat to all other countries. The only way to protect other countries from rampaging dictatorships, is to oust them before they fully mature. These future dictators must be removed from a position of power before they are able to become a dictator with unchecked powers.