4.16 Discussion - 4\/16 Discussion Thursday April 1 6 2 015 12:32 PM 1984 Warning for future leaders that even in democracy we can have totalitarian

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Unformatted text preview: 4/16: Discussion Thursday, April 1 6, 2 015 12:32 PM 1984: Warning for future leaders that even in democracy we can have totalitarian governments • • • • Who is big brother in Russia and Oceania?** Terror Show trials ( torture)-­‐confessions (public) Purges ( disappearance)(cleaning up) ○ Party members-­‐ troikas ○ Churches?-­‐ideology-­‐sex ○ Working camps • Link what was happening in Russia to what is happening in George Orwell's novel. What is he warning about democracies. ○ Big brother in Russia is Stalin, and Oceania is big brother, government in general-­‐ mustache guy, dictatorship. Resembling Stalin, replacing religion-­‐ following someone you don't know/see but trust completely. Follow things they say regardless of consequences -­‐indoctrination, within young age they adopt faith of big brother-­‐image that people follow § Everything in Oceania is under control of the government-­‐ similar to how Stalin got rid of the individual» Oceania is Russia ○ Theme of terror in 1984: page 2-­‐ people disappear who disagree with government. ○ Terror goes along with purges, random disappearances, how people go against government and disappear ○ The party is just called the party in Oceania, no opposition ...
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