The government also controls the information each individual receives. At the end of the story, The Bergerons' television burns out and they forget everything that happens just now because of the shook of a handicap signal. The government tries to prevent people from knowing the what is rebellion in order to keep everyone under its control. I found that Harrison Bergeron has many similarities with Brave New World. They both illustrate a perfect society where everyone is equal to everyone but everyone is manipulated.
He once said, that it wasn’t ‘easy’ for him to send a boy off to die ‘without thinking about it first’. His approach of keep questioning were viewed as unknowledgeable and illogical, as all the evidences were against the defendant. ‘Facts’ were being thrown around the room without much thought. For 10th Juror, he kept using ‘facts’ to attack groups of people, claiming they were ‘born to lie’. But nobody knows if they really are.
Readers are often angered by the ending of 1984 because of Winston’s betrayal of his previous life for the acceptance of the party. This is a semi-appropriate ending because of the impossibility of going against the party because of their total control of all people’s lives through the use of fear, which had not been accomplished by any authoritarian regime before the rise of the party. The novel’s ending was semi-appropriate because it stresses a society where all people are equal, but on the contrary makes it so that people must give up all of their freedoms and have all of their aspects of life controlled to conform to the standards of the society. The party controls people’s lives off of three founding philosophies “war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. (Orwell 26) War is peace refers to the fact that if the party always frames another enemy to direct all hate towards.
1) There are many similarities amongst the serial killers we’ve seen and learned about in class. Primarily, it seems as though they have no morals; they lack compassion and kindness. Serial killers don’t have a standard personality. They aren’t rational or reasonable, and they all exhibit no clear motive for killing. The videos showed me that these serial killers have no structure in their personality; they are all over the place, constantly changing their emotions and feelings.
Victor’s action to run away caused William’s death and made Justine look like the killer when the evidence was planted from the blood. I see it as Victor was never going to be truly happy because there was so much he really didn’t know and could not handle the whole situation. People during the Enlightenment tried to handle many things on their own but certain things should just not be touched or you will find out the hard way. It was like finding a million dollars in the street and keeping it thinking no one would ever trace back to finding you because it was something that huge. He paid his price and it was a great one, the role of God is not to be played
He became a liar like everyone else. When he was brought to the stand he exclaimed, under oath, that he did not see any of the town’s citizens in the act. This made him a selfish person; he was looking out for his own interests because it was election year. He saw everyone clearly and knew exactly what happened. He even saw it from inside the jail.
Rick made Ilsa believe that he was going to use the letters of transit for them two and leave Victor out. He did this so that Ilsa would come to the hanger. His act of Apotheosis is when he gives the letters to Victor for him and Ilsa to leave the country. This self sacrifice of Rick to give up the letters of transit was so uncharacteristic of him that Louis was shocked. This shows that Rick has been stuck in the underworld for some time, and everyone knows it.
The government controls the population with an ear bud radio system that controls their thoughts around the clock with intermittent annoyance of sounds. Every time a thought arises in their brain, this system immediately wipes their thought away with bothersome noise. Also, ‘mental handicaps’ are placed on individuals to ‘weigh’ them down in society. These are heavy pieces of metal and bags of birdshots. Some people even had masks on their faces to make everyone’s beauty ‘equal.’ These handicaps are symbolic of the government controlling society in the guise of benevolence.
Putting everything in check so they wouldn’t be able to find the person who did it. He may have done it to get Mr. Peacock fortune. But this is all wrong because there were many signs of suicide. One there was no force of entrance. Two no type of mess what so ever and finally it said that the police had to break the windows to get in.
His preachers created a state of fear around southern and then northern Syria. All people were scared of the assassins and Old man of the mountain gained control of Syria. Through oral stories of horror and death he was able to control a whole country. This is how the assassins spread their power and had a great influence upon people during the crusades. The assassins were a closed society of rites and secret oaths, closely guarded doctrines and hierarchical ranks.