(1) This is a process where people are artificially made and conditioned into certain parts of society. Natural birth is considered disgusting and freakish in this world, a world paved in concrete and artificiality. We can also see this in Frankenstein, Victor’s striving for knowledge he was not supposed to have led him to create an unnatural life from. While he does not think natural birth is disgusting, he does think he can make a better and more perfect being than GOD. With this belief Victor is throwing away the idea of natural occurrences being good, and saying that his creation from dead pieces of various bodies can develop an elite being unimagined by GOD.
In Orwell’s “1984” we see that a totalitarian society has taken over present day England to form a utopia for its citizens, but in reality this society is anything but a utopia; it is a negative utopia. The novel also displays the science fiction characteristic of how a society’s perception of reality can actually be altered and even controlled by a higher power; in this case the Party. One the government or the Party controls reality is the use of “doublethink”. By using this psychological manipulation technique it breaks down the individual’s ability to think for oneself ending the idea of individualism, it also suppresses any thought that the individual might have against the party. We can see this when Winston is looking in a children’s
These establishments supposably offer freedom and democracy, where individuality is valued and encouraged. However, it is all an illusion as Raymond Shaw says “Democracy is not negotiable”. This is hypocritical, paradoxical and ironic as the meaning of democracy is what the establishment wants it to mean. Hence, this creates ambiguity and a misleading concoction that individuality is supported, when really this is just a cover for the totalitarianism within society. For example in Manchurian Candidate Marco says “Manchurian Global is…put(ting) a sleeper in the White House” which emphasises the manipulation of Manchurian global aiming to establish Raymond Shaw as a puppet-president.
Being arrested for thought crime was greatly feared as people who were punished never returned, and their “existence was wiped” completely. Another way that Big Brother controlled the people was by signs he installed on the tall buildings. The sign manipulated people into thinking that “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.” Winston was determined to defy Big Brother’s control and he found a way around his watchful eyes. Winston began to write a diary in a secluded corner away from the telescreen writing Furthermore, Truman was also controlled and manipulated by his creator, Christof. Truman wasn’t just the only one being controlled by Christof, he also controlled everyone else around Truman.
This setting by Salinger and Steers helps explore the concept and puts greater emphasis on the consumer society and the ‘American Dream’. As a time of tra ditionalism, affluence and materialism, society believed that their status, power and wealth was the key to true happiness. However Salinger uses Holden to help convey the corruption of this idea. Holden believes that all the people around him are ‘phoneys’ because they forfeit their morality to fit in with the conformities of society. While in Steers appropriation Igby rejects the ‘American Dream’ in which his godfather, D.H has achieved and Igby’s brother Oliver is corrupted by.
“The preference upon the part of the refugee for plural leadership and decision” and “the resentment which succeeds the intrusion of strangers in relief leadership.” showed that people preferred to care for each other on their own instead then being instructed to do so, when they are left by themselves to do so. There always seems to be a sprinkling of the risk for belittling, or patronizing, for what makes them different. It removes the feeling of being civilized while caring for others that makes us act that way. “EMMA,” Emergency Managers Mutual Aid, born the fact that such services needed to be coordinated. Prince believed that the writings of a self-proclaimed “revolutionist” demonstrates that its the much more main- stream philosophy of a different era.
Arthur Miller once said “Society is inside of man and man is inside society, and you cannot even create an truthfully drawn psychological entity in the stage until you understand social relations and their power to make him what he is and to prevent him from being what he is not.” This quote is saying society corrupts every human being from finding their identity. In Order to understand what society creates you to be, you must first understand what they don’t you to become which is free-willed, opened minded, wise, etc. In the novel “The Scarlet Letter” Nathaniel Hawthorne utilizes Pearls strong intuition to reveal that one can only find their true-self once isolated from societys cruelness and without influence from societys. Pearl’s
Loss of Humanity Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, is a satirical piece of fiction, based on a false symbol of any type of universal happiness. Huxley writes about a society stripped of corrupt behavior, lack of morals, religion, essence of a family unit and human emotion. Huxley creates a dystopian world where a totalitarian government controls society by using technology and science. The price for happiness in the Brave New World is simple, loss of individualism. The purpose of this paper is to explain Huxley’s future predictions of a corrupt society seen through: controlled reproduction, sexual freedom, brain washing/sleep-teaching and the use of mind altering drugs.
Limited education is layed out through the government’s manipulation of the past, newspeak which is the government limiting language, and mob physcology. Newspeak is the new way people speak in the country, it is condensing vocabulary to the most limited words possible. The point of Newspeak was to “limit human thought” in order to keep the citizens unable to express thoughts that the goverement did not want them to think, which illustrates the pyscological power of a goverement in society. Another example of the nation limited education is mob physcology, when everyone accepts everything they are told it is scary to become an indivisual and think for yourself in fear of what others will do to you or think. The goverement also alters the past immensely in the