1984, George Orwell used fear in the novel to cause people to ignore the parties’ actions and transform their reality. The fear the party implants in the citizens is how they have complete control over Oceania, and provides harsh punishments if they decide to go against Big Brother. Therefore, making the population of Oceania obedient to Big Brother’s laws because they are scared of the consequences of breaking the law and being tortured. Citizens fear for their own lives and that is why they do not disobey the Party. In 1984, fear is a method that is used for manipulation.
The main characters go through character development in the novel, maturing in both their thoughts and state of mind. After facing the intense guilt from thinking that her uncle was going to be caught by the Japanese government, Sun-hee makes sure to not jump to conclusions: “Tae-yul was going to be a kamikaze...But maybe I was wrong. Remember Tomo-remember Uncle. I’d been so sure, and had made a terrible mistake. Don’t make a mistake this time” (Park 143). After her uncle had run away because of her misinterpretation of a warning, Sun-hee had blamed herself, not trusting anything she thought. Instead of completely discrediting her thoughts, she only warned herself to think it through more. Her careful mindset allowed her to confirm her Korean identity and that her culture had to be protected. This maturity gave her the freedom in knowing her thoughts about her culture were well-thought-out. Tae-yul’s growth is evident by his body language and reactions to certain events. Near the beginning of the story, he is
Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat(Websters Dictionary).Fear is something that our lives have adapted to rarely use as our ancient predecessors have.In our day and age the concept of fear comes through the stress of work. We humans no longer fear a cold nor do we fear storms as our houses protect us and on average our life spans are longer as old in the Paleolithic was 33 while currently it is 71.5(Wikipedia Life Expectancy). Why then is our fear so extensive that it can make us freeze up? “The answer is our legacy of ancient fears, the result of having spent millions of years running from predators. Our fear response is more influenced by the ancient species we struggled to escape than any modern challenges.”(The evolutionary legacy of having been prey.By Rob Dunn) This is one of the statements about human life. If this is so how do we develop from terror to finding fear fun?
In the novel Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, the theme of the power of fear
Sookan and her family had just gotten news from her father, saying that him and his four eldest sons were safe in Seoul. Sookan was ecstatic to know that they were safe and well, but wondered why her family that was left behind in North Korea hadn’t been the first priority. “Mother stretched out her arms and Inchun and I ran to them.How good it was to know that father was alive and well, and that my three brothers were safe in Seoul. And how wonderful to know that father would be coming to take us to the South. Yet I wondered how it was that he had left us here so long. I wish that he had come for us earlier, as he had for his sons. Why had he left us for last?”(118) Sookan was the only daughter, and the second youngest in the household. Growing up, family is a very important part to anyone's life, and it’s extremely rare for you to questions your parents judgement or actions when you are growing up. But Sookan did just that when she asked herself if her fathers decisions on saving the eldest boys first was really the right thing to
North Korea is a Totalitarian country that often uses many different fear tactics to control their citizens. “ Her brother who was arrested in China in 1994 for attempting to “defect” from the DPRK... As an example to others against committing similar “anti-state” offenses, he was tied to the back of a truck which took him to their hometown, Musan.”(North Korean control #3 doc A) Someone's brother was arrested in China for trying to defect from North Korea, and as an example, he was dragged around by a truck to show people not to try and escape. This shows that North Korea wanted to impose fear on their citizens, so they wouldn’t try to leave. “The woman she knew was lined up alongside eight other prisoners... her crime was having watched South
Sam Robert in the article “A decade of fear” argues that Mccarthyism turned Americans against each other. Robert supports his claim by illustrating fear, describing betrayal, and comparing it to other US internal conflicts. The author's purpose is to point out a vulnerable point in American history in order to demonstrate how Americans fell prey to Mccarthy’s propaganda. The author writes in a direct and cynical tone for an educated audience. I Strongly agree with Rogers. Mccarthyism caused Americans to turn on each other because it sparked and strengthened the fear of there being communist spies in the government. As well as inciting Americans to hunt and expose communists or anyone they thought to be communist and plunging Americans into a mass hysteria.
This was Huxley’s worst fear for the future, a world where conformity causes all individuality to die off and become extinct. This is his reason for writing the book, Brave New World, to inform and warn people of the horrors that could be just around the corner if they continued on the path they were on. He wrote it as a satire regarding the increased consumerism of the roaring 1920’s in America, therefore “in the Brave New World, happiness means having everything under control” (Weber, 1), especially economic and government control. “In his satirical and sinister novel, warfare and poverty have been eliminated, but also family, culture, art, literature, science, religion, and philosophy. In their place, Soma, a powerful drug provided by the
No one should ever have enough power to cause innocent people distress over how they carry themselves in everyday life. McCarthy a man who gained power by using the vulnerability of American Citizen in 1917 - 1920 influenced them that communism was unacceptable and made it so that anyone who was accused was punished. The New York Times journalist, Sam Roberts, in the article, “A Decade of Fear” published in 2010 addresses the topic of the Red Scare and attributes that McCarthyism used to turn Americans against each other after WWII by stating that America was infiltrated by communists. The text mentioned that, “thousands of alleged Communists in the U.S. were arrested and deported during what became known as the
Sam Robert’s article, “A decade of Fear” explains how McCarthyism turned Americans against each other by depicting how he generated mass hysteria. In the article, it describes how Senator Joseph McCarthy was highly disliked before the attention he received over communism. Robert himself writes, “After all, Senator Joseph McCarthy had only recently been voted by the capitol press corps as the worst Senator in Washington.” (para 2)Additionally, he gained his popularity by stating “The State Department is infested with communists” (para 3), putting the whole nation in awe. Not to mention, the fact that the U.S was in the middle of the Cold War against the Soviets arousing paranoia among the general public. Furthermore, investigations
The American-Soviet relation marked a great degree of cooperation and symbolizes the defeat of Nazi Germany. However communism, McCarthyism, and the clashes between the countries perished the alliance between America and the Soviet Union. Therefore, despite the two countries trying to work together: their agreements would fail.
At the beginning Sookan is highly dependent on others and feels very confused and scared. A moment where this comes out is when they have a small, secret birthday celebration for Haiwon. At the celebration, the Imperial Police catch them and take away all Haiwon's presents, break all the nice, brass dishes, and punish they're family by cutting down Grandfather's pine tree. Sookan feels scared and and believes that the Japanese would do anything to shut them, the Koreans, down. "For the first time, I did not like being a Korean child" (Choi 30). This quote shows that Sookan is feeling lost and frustrated with
All changed sookan in many ways and here them Sookan was very sad because it was a family member if I lost my grandpa I would be sad if I lost a family member the last thing she got to do for grandfather was rub lemon oil on his feet.Then they left and he passed away"Grandfather died soon after we left him Choi 44".The Russians affected them a lot they thought hat the Russians were going to hurt inchun and her the Russians also cuased sookan a lot of stress they even had to escape they took grandfathers watch."they pushed the doors open with their guns,ripped the rice paper paneled doors."When they had to escape changed her a lot she had to leave all the memories from when
North Korea is a mystery to the world as is the world a mystery to the citizens of North Korea. One of these “citizens,” the main character of “Escape from Camp 14”, is Shin. Shin was born and raised in a labor camp, causing him to grow up as someone that lacks emotions. After his escape, he strives to express and feel more emotions. In the next few paragraphs, Shin’s growth as a person and the evolution of North Korea will farther be compared.
Under the Black Umbrella tells the many captivating stories about the 35 years of Japanese occupation in Korea through both world wars. The memories are all from the perspective of Korean men and women who lived through some or all of it. Many of their stories and the history during that time are influenced by several factors, some of which include their location in Korea or surrounding areas and the government’s involvement in recording history. The Japanese were not all awful to the Koreans, since they were humans all the same, but they committed enough atrocities to have a bad reputation with the Koreans. In attempts to unify, North Koreans employed nationalism and ethnocentrism to fuel their way to become a strong nation again. South Koreans did not rally around such extreme ways and did not utilize their northern brethren’s methods of fear for power. Back then and now, globalization is a part of life and it should not be stifled. Nationalistic thinking will bring about more pain and suffering rather than just trying to coexist. Korea faced many hardships with the Japanese occupation. In recovery to their rule, issues arose when it came to accuracy in history, nationalism, ethnocentrism, and the different roles they all took between the north and the south.