Maximiliano Nino Mrs. Davis English Expository 3 March 2015 The Downfall of Big Brother The novel 1984, written by George Orwell, leaves the reader with an important question in mind. How did the government of Big Brother come to an end? Many will have theories of how such thing happened, but all theories can easily be narrowed down to four possibilities. In the novel, Emmanuel Goldstein explains with his book that the downfall of a government can be due to either: the takeover by a more powerful force, the inefficiency of the government to rule which causes the masses to revolt, the rising of the middle class which overthrows the higher classes and takes over, or the government losing interest in ruling and leaving power. However, the most ideal theory for how Big Brother came to an end is that the middle class, also known as the Outer Party, overthrew the government themselves and took over the power.
The amount of control that the government of Gattaca has on its people is miniscule: DNA screenings and monitoring are their only ways of maintaining a grip on their society, enabling deception. This is illustrated when Vincent must undergo an interview at his workplace, which evidently involves a routine screening. As the geneticist tests his blood and urine, Vincent is congratulated for his perfect internal composition, to which he responds "what about the interview?" causing the geneticist to reply, “That was it" (Niccols). This brief dialogue between the two characters highlights one of the key aspects of the government system in Gattaca that eventually leads to its downfall.
They are treated awfully under their authorities, threatened and all. Not to mention one of the trials that Yossarian experienced was the bombing of his squadron by his own mess hall officer. “This time Milo had gone too far. Bombing his own men and planes was more than even the most phlegmatic observer could stomach,” (269,Heller.) Thanks to the fact that their words mean nothing, the soldiers learn to speak and interact with authority as little as possible, learning the acceptable ways of the bureaucracy.
However, very little literature addresses the predicament of solders who had to endure the dangers of the battle field with most of them scantily understanding the reason for the bloodshed. The war was particularly fuelled by a battle of supremacy in ideologies and the ambition of certain political leaders to impose their ideologies on certain nations. The situation that had emanated to a full blown world war had begun much earlier characterized by mutual suspicion, regional alliances, conspiracy and espionage. Heller attempts to bring out the sufferings that the soldiers who were forced to shoot each other just because politicians had passed legislations requiring them to do so. In Chapter One of the novel Yossarian outlines how he was forced to love the hospital because it gave him momentary peace away from the harsh conditions of the battle field.
Consequently, this excessive amount of censoring and perpetual revision of the past causes the memories of citizens to become vague and hazy; people become more willing to believe whatever the Party tells them. Because the Party exploits history to serve the own purposes, it uses the past to control the present and future as well (“Who controls the present, controls the past. Who controls the past, controls the future” 248). Orwell’s prophetic vision of how censorship results in a society that does not think, talk about or concerned themselves with anything other than what the government tells them. 1984 opens up awareness to help prevent future societies from becoming the horrific dystopian one in the
Like a Big Brother, the totalitarian government had a watchful eye over its “little brothers.” These watchful eyes that laid a deadly gaze upon the citizens were successful in maintaining total compliance within the tyrannical city of Oceana throughout the novel. Making the city a living, breathing watch dog, Big Brother was able to instill fear within all of the non-believers of The Party. Orwell’s depiction of the totalitarian government through the use of Big Brother lead this novel to become a hit in my
AP English Language October 13 2014 RAGO CH 12-19 "...Fear the time when the strikes stop while the great owners live: for every little beaten strike is proof that the step is being taken ... fear the time when Manself will not suffer and die for a concept, for this one quality is the foundation of Manself, and this one quality is man, distinctive in the universe" (Steinbeck 205). Devices: repetition Steinbeck uses the repetition of the phrases “fear the time”, and “this one quality”, to prove that even in harsh times, man always has the ability to revolt and devote his life efforts to justice. The repetition of “fear the times”, scares the reader into action, for he wants the ability to make things right and provide fair and justifiable
The Effects of a Government Shutdown Government shutdowns have been around for what seems like a long time but really, quite hasn’t been. They can come in many different lengths and severities. In this paper I will be researching the causes, effects, and the processes uses to resolve a government shutdown. Causes of a government shutdown may vary slightly but every previous shutdown have been caused by a spending bill or funding issue (Matthews). However, for the most part main causes of shutdowns are quite balanced between a presidents refusing to sign a bill or vetoing a bill and congress failing to approve a budget to propose to the president to sign (Longley).
To them, suicide is always the outcome of a rational and justified decision, and they never give any indication of their intent. Even though the prevention of elderly suicide is hard, we should pay attention to the risk factors and warning so that the treatment could be provided on time to stop the tragic event from happening. Suicide Among the Elderly A death in the family is always devastating. But the pain is infinitely greater when a family member commits suicide. Suicide has been an issue among all ages, especially among elderly.
This was firstly by very strict military discipline. Strictness and harsh punishments provided a deterrent to deserters and those who gave up and it created a sense of unity of fighting for one cause among the troops. This view is supported by Trotsky’s orders to the Red Army (Source D) in which he says that “Every scoundrel who incites anyone to retreat, to desert, or not to fulfil a military order, will be shot”. These harsh disciplinary techniques were used, in Trotsky’s knowledge, to boost soldiers’ morale and their will of fighting as he knew that if he lost this war, the Revolution would break up and communism would end in Russia for good. Also Trotsky selected the army carefully.