In 1984, Big Brother advocates a totalitarian society through controlling love and relationships. The Party’s ultimate motif remains to destroy the sense of love and care, in order to do away with family life so that Big Brother can practice ultimate control. Most of the time, “Chastity was as deep ingrained in [the girls] as Party loyalty. By careful early conditioning… the natural feeling had been driven out of them.” (67). As children, the Party brainwashed females so they believed that a way to obtain loyalty towards the Party happened through chastity.
The government does not want its people to have friends; they want to eliminate a critical mass of people that feel comfortable sharing the same idea. They suppress this love because The Party is scared their citizens will chose to love or support someone more than The Party itself. There are many strategic ways The Party isolates humans from each other. For example sexual intercourse is allowed but only for the reason of procreation, and you are to do it with a wife chosen by them. There is no tolerance for romance or voluntary relationships allowed; it is a criminal act.
At this point, Eve has truly believed that she has everyone seeing her as an innocent, stage-struck kid. Margo, influenced by maternal instincts, takes the stray Eve into her home, placing her in a place for perfect attentions. Eve's strategy is to manipulate anyone and everyone with her innocent, harmless and humble behaviour. She quickly becomes familiar with everyone that is in a close circle with Margo, giving her the advantage in playing out her hidden agenda; taking over Margo's life. She subtly picks at weak spots such as Margo's age obsession, Karen's fear of losing her husband and Margo's trust and friendship with Bill.
Jason betrays her when he decides to remarry to the princess of Corinth, so Medea conspires to kill the princess and her father for letting it happen. She ends up doing exactly what she planned and getting away with it. In this play, Medea would represent evil and the people that she wants to kill represent goodness. As portrayed in the quote, goodness is defeated. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, Winston is the protagonist that unwillingly works for a minor part of the government called The Party.
It is his need to reconcile what he knows with the Party’s version of reality that leads to his arrest. The Party cannot allow people to have a perception of reality that is different from theirs. A quote to show this is when Winston writes in his diary, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” This shows just how controlling the Party was over what the commoners were allowed to think. Although Julia is a party member, she, like Winston, participates in activities banned by the Party.
He is able to instill fear in those who are beneath him as he uses corrupt government ideals and abuses his power. When Antigone quarrels with Creon in regards to burying her brother properly, Creon refuses to listen, as he says, “no woman shall be the master while [he lives]” (Sophecles I, ii). By refusing to listen to anyone and making his own decisions, Creon asserts his hierarchy and marks his place as the dictator; he will not allow anyone else to make their own decisions. Having power Creon does instills fear in others and causes them to treat him with the upmost respect. Because Creon is the only leader with total power, he refuses to “take [his] orders from the people of Thebes” (I, iii).
A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself- anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide” (Orwell 65). Government manipulation in Ocean caused one to betray others, like Winston and Julia, and other family members like Parsons and his daughter. This made it clear to see that trust was not an option in Oceania and that everyone in society had to betray their own values, for Big Brother was the only option. Betrayal is a dominant theme in this society whether it is betraying Big Brother or the forced betrayal of someone or something that you love and believe in. Even though Julia and Winston knew their relationship would never last, they did not expect to betray each other in the will of Big Brother but rather through their own decisions.
Also, both governments change the past. V for Vendetta and 1984 both used torture to gain information from the characters. Now, V used torture methods on Evey to prove to herself that she didn’t fear anything anymore unlike how O’Brien tortured Winston to mentally break him. Both the movie and the book had a love connection between the characters. Winston and Julia’s relationship was a rebellion against the party because when they would have sex they were rebelling and also they both shared the common hate towards the party.
When she meets mysterious bad boy Jason Dean she goes on a psychotic mission to end the Heathers. On the other hand, when Cady joins the Plastics it is simply an accident that turns into sabotage. All she was supposed to do was tell her friends about “all the mean and ridiculous things Regina [said]” (Mean Girls) so that they could
Sustained by the decade’s prosperity, young people threw wild parties, drank illegal liquor, and danced new, sexually suggestive steps at jazz clubs. A strong fear of death, which was something real and unpredictable, prompted attitudes of impatience and carelessness. This was true for women and men. One of the symbols of this revolution was the flapper, a term that describes a "new breed" of young Western women who flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were looked down on for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.