Gwyneth Roberts says in her article about Nineteen Eighty-Four that, “Some of Orwell’s Newspeak vocabulary (Newspeak itself, Big Brother, doublethink) has entered the English language; certainly his vision of a drab totalitarian future has entered the general consciousness, although it is difficult to know whether his warning [have] been fully understood” (Roberts). George Orwell's dystopian novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, presents his defeatist perspective on modern society formed by his experiences in life, his experiences in the historical wars which he participated in, and his knowledge of Joseph Stalin. Many characteristics of Nineteen Eighty-Four put it under the dystopian genre, but two continuously stand out: a worshipped figurehead and a dehumanized state. Big Brother, the worshipped figure of Nineteen Eighty-Four has a, “is [always] watching you” (Orwell 6) every citizen of Oceania with a strong, “black mustachio’d face” (Orwell 6) and, “dark eyes” (Orwell 6) that look deep into the soul. This more symbolic than physical leader represents the face of the party, also the antagonist group of Nineteen Eighty-Four, who ultimately control Oceania.
earA Rhetorical look at Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation Given by Franklin Delano Roosevelt David Thayer English 112 This speech was in relations to the horrible and reprehensive attack on Midway. It was the start of the Unites States in World War II (WWII). The influence this speech had on the American people was of great importance to the acceptance of our entrance to the war. It showed that by allowing the people to know the gravity of this incident it would get their approval. President Roosevelt used Pathos and Logos to attract the nation to the idea that if we did not act swiftly with force we would get attacked again and many more innocent lives would be taken.
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.
A People’s History of the United States: Reflection Chapter 23 The Coming Revolt of the Guards This chapter starts with Zinn’s explanation of the title of the book and his reasons for writing from the people’s perspective. His vision is summed up very well here: “All those histories of this country centered on the Founding Fathers and the Presidents weigh oppressively on the capacity of the ordinary citizen to act,” (Zinn 631). He goes on to explain the role of saviors and heroes in our history, and relates to his own history as well. “Against the reality of that desperate, bitter battle for resources made scare by elite control, I am taking the liberty of uniting those 99 percent as ‘the people’,” (Zinn 632). He describes his writing of history as one that attempts to represent their ‘submerged, deflected, common’ interest.
Danielle Harris Professor McKinnie ENC 1102-6095 20 April 2012 Power of the Nine Tails What is power? What does it mean to have power? In Webster's Dictionary power has many definitions and meanings; power can be analyzed in many different aspects. If someone were to be talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger then the word “power” would obviously mean strength and stamina. If a world history class were studying Adolph Hitler’s reign of terror then the word power would mean political and social.
125–126) As Bing Crosby exhorts in the classic song “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (Mercer, 1985), dwelling on negativity contravenes societal norms. Injunctions against derogating others date back at least to biblical times (“As a north wind brings rain, so a sly tongue brings
In the novel, Vonnegut created a new religion called Bokononism, “a religion built on lies, absurdity, and irony”. The reader is even encouraged to "live by the foma [harmless untruths] that make you brave and kind and healthy and happy" (Vonnegut, Cat's Cradle, Page 2). Bokononism serves as a satire of every major religion in the world. Despite this negative depiction of religion though, the novel actually considered it more preferable than science as the latter takes a very aggressive stance in its pursuit of truth, disregarding the consequences of such an
Whilst Roald Dahl writes in a comical style that is relatable, which complements the social applicability of the subject matter. The different approaches of these authors leads to a question on the effectiveness and issues of both techniques. Swastika is a good example of a more satirical approach towards influencing the reader. Swastika is a story that tries to influence the reader by showing the absurdity of the conspiracy theories using strong Juvenalian satire. An example of this is after the operation to swap bodies and larynxes between the President and Hitler there were no “operating scars… no recuperating period…” (Charles Bukowski, Swastika) the absurdity, not to mention impossibility, of this is an obvious sign of what the author is trying to achieve.
Chinua Achebe was born on 16th November 1930 and died recently. He hails from Anambara state in eastern Nigeria. Achebe treats the haunting themes of culture, power and dictatorship with candour, wit and satire. His reputation was quickly established with his first novel Things Fall Apart(1958) which has been translated to in over one twenty world languages. He published his second novel No Longer at Ease in 1960 and Arrow of God in 1964.His other main work includes A Man of the People (1966), Morning yet on Creation Day, Beware Soul Brother and Girls at War.
Max Sicard Frankenstein “All men by nature desire knowledge.” The great philosopher Aristotle spoke these words while speaking of human intellect. This phrase is clearly depicted throughout time in the conquest of knowledge by man. Examples such as Sir Isaac Newton wanting the knowledge as to why an apple falls from a tree or Marie Curie desiring the knowledge of new elements and the effects of such elements might be a few that come to mind. But, in the quest for knowledge, danger is inevitable. Newton getting a bump on the head with an apple or Marie Curie dying due to the effects of radioactivity are on both ends of the scale of how dangerous knowledge can be to obtain.