How Propaganda Is Used to Persuade Peoples Opinions Essay

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In my theme study, I will look at how propaganda is used to persuade peoples opinions. The texts I have chosen include 'v for Vendetta', 'Indoctrinating youth', 'Kony 2012 Video is Misleading' ,'Flowers in the attic'and 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Pheonix' Propaganda is used to influence peoples opinion. In the film 'V for Vendetta' The government used propaganda by influencing the whole nation to belive that gay people were bad and that they people should all obey their communist government. The film is set in a dystopian world where it is possible for england to be run by a communist government and It is possible for the government to force this propaganda onto the people. The setting of this movie displays many examples of propaganda such as posters around the town saying "strength through unity, unity through faith" with the government symbol on them, trying to encourage the nation to obey and believe in their leader. Another time we see propaganda in the movie is when the main charecter, Evey, points out that the news channel which is run by the government is lying about a story to control how viewers percieve it. I think the director used the idea of propaganda to show how life would be if we lived under a communist government like some countries today still are. propaganda was portrayed well in this film as the idea of how a governmnet could brainwash the whole nation through media was clearly showen.The theme of propaganda through media is also seen in other texts I have read such as 'Indoctrinating youth','Kony 2012 Video is Misleading' and 'Harry Potter And The Order Of The Pheonix'. In the website article 'Indoctrinating youth' propaganda through media is used to persuade the opinion of the children in nazi germany. From the 1920s onwards the leader of the nation Adolf Hitler started the use of propanda to influence youth on ideas of race,

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