When Winston and Julia start sneaking off as if they were free, the inner party and thought police react by watching them for months then capturing them and eventually brainwashing them. This freedom that Winston and Julia thought they had led to their slavery to the Ministry of Love and brainwashing, and the government has control to do this. Brainwashing allows the people to be more easily controlled. The slogan Freedom is Slavery is doublethink idea that gives the government the freedom to control the people of Oceania through their slavery to the
Sometimes, sexual liaisons expose them to a blackmail, eventually landing them in jail such as the French ambassador Maurice Dejean who had extramarital affairs. Sometimes, spies turn on their own country out of hatred for despotic regime. In Hitler’s Germany, some felt that a true patriot should oppose his dictatorship. In the Soviet Union the realization that a Communism was rotten to the core drove men like Oleg Gordievsky and Dmitrij Mitrokhin to undermine the government they served. But perhaps the most powerful motivation has always been ideology a conviction that can overwhelm patriotism, class and family ties.
This is clear when Edmund plots against his own father; Gloucester and half-brother; Edgar to get hold of his father’s property. All of the efforts he put to destroy the relationship between Gloucester and his legitimate son, Edgar reveals his jealous envious, vengeful, and ambitious character. He could not handle the injustice in the society and he wanted to change his position in his life. He was envious, jealous, and vengeful from his half- brother, Edgar. Envious because Edgar was the legitimate son of Gloucester that everyone in the society accepted him as who he is.
Stalin greatly feared older members of the party too as they knew the truth of Stalin’s rise to power and what Lenin’s testament contained which would have ruined Stalin’s career. Under Yagoda’s influence of suggesting communists questioned Stalin, his paranoia further developed and caused the emergence of the great terror. Undoubtedly Stalin felt he had to perform the mass purges because of his paranoia that he would be removed from power. As Stalin was in control this must be the main cause of the great terror as his desire to remain in power was the drive for allowing the great terror to happen. The Congress of victors was a short term cause of the great terror and only added to the main cause of Stalin’s paranoia.
| “The Ministry of Peace wages war” pg3 | I can only assume that proles are the ones fighting in these endless wars. They're the only ones that believe and love their corrupt government. | “The Ministry of Truth conducts propaganda and historical revisionism” pg3 | Working in the Ministry of Truth has to be the worst because they force their employees to lie both to themselves and to the rest of the people. | “The Ministry of Love is the center of the Party's operations of torture and punishment." | To the proles, it's like any other jail/prison but, for the people between the Party & proles, it become a transformation center to turn them all into brainwashed zombies.
The conspirators assassinated Caesar for personal, political, and philosophical reasons. Cassius’ jealousy towards Caesar and desire for power lead him to killing Caesar. Cassius’ jealousy towards Caesar is shown when he says “the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. ‘Brutus’ and ‘Caesar’ what should be in that ‘Caesar?’ why should that name be sounded more than yours” (Shakespeare, 23). Cassius is asking Brutus why Caesar is more famous than him.
The hearings of Senator Joe McCarthy also utilize mob psychology for the benefit of an individual. McCarthy uses the fear of an attack by the Communist Soviet Union to build up hype in order to develop his political career. This fear that, 'in America, any man who is reactionary in his views is open to the charge of alliance with the Red hell' (1052), is an example of the fears people have of Communist infiltration. The 'Red hell' mentioned by the narrator is the Communist Party, and during the 1950s, one would be tried for treason if he or she is accused of being affiliated with this unfavorable party. The reaction of the people to this hype is just as McCarthy expects.
In Lords of the Flies Jack tries to influence people to join his own tribe in the very end of the book. He threatens samneric into making said samneric. Jack felt the need for power and leadership so he tortured the twins and threatened their own lives. As you can see group influence each other and even those not in the group. Jack is a perfect example in Lord of the
In this extract from “Nineteen Eighty-Four” Orwell conveys the horrific nature of “the party’s” control over Winston and the whole of Oceania. It robs the individual of his uniqueness and humanity through various methods, generally involving violence or psychological conditioning. The passage I’ve chosen is crucial to understanding “the party’s” reasoning behind their actions, and how deluded their ideals really are. George Orwell wanted to make his point clearly, that if we allow a dictatorship and totalitarian society to form then we will be lost as a race and as individuals. Up until this moment in the novel, Winston has kept his values and beliefs from the party, and has not betrayed Julia.
Stanley is guilty of this throughout the whole play by always trying to outsmart Blanche. This is Stanley’s main hamartia in the play. In scene three, Stanley is even willing to hit his wife, who is pregnant with his child, to gain back the respect and power he felt he was losing by having Blanche there. Stanley sees nothing wrong with what he is doing, until it is too late and is incapable of understanding his wrongful fight to gain back his sense of dignity. Modern Tragedy is also described as being the ‘consequence of a man’s total consumption to evaluate himself’.