Nevertheless it is in fact through the authors’ depiction of these characters that they present crucial metaphors for the characteristics of oppression. Both authors can be seen as having negative reactions to contemporary political regimes. Orwell chose to write “1984” in order to reflect the ever growing fear that some Britons held towards their own government, and for the novel to also serve as a warning to society as to the dangers of allowing the reign of an autocratic government. This was due to the rapid rise of dictatorship in the mid twentieth century, in particularly the rise of Stalinism. These surrounding political issues inspired Orwell’s’ perception of authority as he uses a stereotypical male who embodies masculinity, and whose very name connotes that of a dominating and controlling individual.
For example, at Ministry of Truth where Winston works, they strive to erase the past records that lead to the truth in order to enforce their made-up `truth.’ Through these ironic names that represent the four parts of the party, the manipulation of the party is further symbolized. Furthermore, the people`s ability to `doublethink` shows how susceptible the people are to the most apparent verbal irony, which then also plays a part as situational irony, because the people`s subservience symbolized by `doublethink `exceeds far beyond our expectation. The most dominant source of irony in 1984 is situational irony. Without situational irony, the plot would have not moved forward in this novel. For example, the ultimate irony of Winston ending up loving big brother is unexpected particularly as he is the main, heroic character, who more often than not perseveres through the harshest of challenges and triumph in most novels.
In this essay we will compare and contrast the Rhetoric of these articles, “Affirmative Action is Racist” and “Affirmative Action Ensures Equal Access to the American Dream”. In “Affirmative Action Is Racist” K.L Billingsley’s use of diction and tone helps to distinguish his audience and insures his views are established. In his opening paragraph Billingsley sets the tone and draws the reader in by using harsh reality quotes“[They] woke up to find that they had a deficient work force” he later goes on with the following quote “the companies were guilty of a statistically significant underutilization of ethnic or gender groups in any occupational category”. Throughout the article Billingsley includes numerous quotes, which help make and validate his point. Quotes in his paper from minorities help to soften his words, in hopes that the reader will be more open to his points and not to believe his feelings are based on racism.
Openly malevolent, they were renowned for the oppressing manner in which they bullied and manipulated Stalin’s people. The use of the word ‘influence’ usually connotes to something being done, but not in an entirely legitimate way, instead by someone or something showing their prestige and supremacy. In the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of ‘influence’ is: “The capacity to have an effect on the character, development or behaviour of someone or something, or the effect itself” or “the power to shape policy or ensure favourable treatment from someone, especially through status, contacts or wealth”( English Collins Dictionary, Second Edition Revised, Glasgow, 2004, p611 ) The NKVD which Stalin fabricated, managed to show their influence in three different areas during that time period. Politically, the impact
How have the texts you have studied explored ideas about change? To be blamed for all manner of trouble? To be seared in the flames of withering injustice... Craig Silvey's Jasper Jones and Martin Luther King's I have a dream conjointly take their reader into the changing world of righteousness. Through the use of varying literary and rhetorical techniques, both texts convey change as empowering, irreversible and sadly destructive. King and Silvey both effectively create characters confronted by adversity through which the reader can sympathise.
In the article “Get Spinning” by author Warren Kinsella, he defends that the use of propaganda and fallacies by media and politicians is a bad representation of spinning, which he claim is a good method which is now tagged as a negative brain-washing technique. On the other side, author of “The Age of Spin”, Mark Sommer affirms that using spinning is like underestimating peoples’ capacities to think and have their own opinions. The author affirms that each person who resists spinning is contributing for a society with independent judgment and more democracy. Even though Kinsella and Sommer have distinct opinions about the spinning usage, my personal opinion is
This picture is followed by the quote “The common wealth can be an example to other nations” this was said by the pirminester at the time who was McMillan. This cartoon is critical of politicians because by putting the quote with the picture of reality the audience can see how hypocritical McMillan is being, because if the common wealth really was an “example” then it would allow the immigrants entry. Once again Weisz is critical of politicians, as in his cartoon a wall as been graffiti on saying “stricter immigration control say Tories” and “stricter immigration control say labour” this suggests that Weisz thinks restricting immigration would a terrible
Nerd Essay Analysis In Leonid Fridman’s essay “America Needs Its Nerds”, Fridman displays how intellect is seen as shameful act in the American society with the use of distraught and passionate tones. It is his belief that intelligence is being dishonored while anti-intellect is being worshiped. Throughout the essay Fridman expresses the nerds are an essential part of American society today and should not be downgraded. Fridman starts his essay with “There is something very wrong......... intellectually curious and academically serious." Automatically, he starts of with a voice the holds authority and shows that the matter he is going to discuss is a serious one.
In Defense of Wonks (and Moderates) Another rant against the “Juicebox Mafia” wonks has appeared; this one is written by Bhaskar Sunkara, editor of Jacobin Magazine. To paraphrase his diatribe: Ezra Klein, Matthew Yglesias, and the like are not liberals; they are machines; and they are ruining liberalism because they like to back up their positions with facts. A sample of the quality of this piece: But at some point, Klein and company stopped being liberals. They even stopped being human. The singularity—a technological superintelligence—was upon us.
3. Murray Edelman argues that symbols carry special political significance. What does he mean by this? Give examples to illustrate your argument. Select ONE contemporary political movement, identify one or more symbols that are associated with it and describe the struggle that it wages over these symbols: Symbols help organize ideas, values, and experiences.