4.23 Discussion - 4\/23 Discussion Thursday April 2 3 2 015 12:06 PM What do the cover photo and JFKs message reveal about the impact of the Cold War on

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Unformatted text preview: 4/23: Discussion Thursday, April 2 3, 2 015 12:06 PM • What do the cover photo and JFK’s message reveal about the impact of the Cold War on American politics, culture and society? ○ To scare America/intimidate. Increase awareness. Encourage America to be more prepared for attack. ○ Because they were scared and government wanted them to accept the possibility ○ Atmosphere of nervousness/anxiety ○ Red Scare ○ McCarthyism-­‐HUAC ○ Containment ○ "normalized" ○ Gives hope in a solution • Why do you think people feared the USSR in the 1950s and 1960s? (Outside of USSR) ○ Spread of Red Scare-­‐ Dom. Campaign ○ 1961-­‐1962-­‐ Cuban Missile Crisis § 1961 □ Building of Berlin Wall-­‐ Khrushchev ( Stalin is cold, Krushchev is Thawer) □ Mutually assured Destruction ® US vs USSR nuclear arms missiles attacks during the cold war. » Tag. One country sends a missile, the other country sends the same type of destructive bomb across ○ Arms Race ( A Bomb-­‐49) ( 57-­‐H bomb) ○ Connection between Hitler and Stalin ○ Development of the Cold War country sends the same type of destructive bomb across ○ Arms Race ( A Bomb-­‐49) ( 57-­‐H bomb) ○ Connection between Hitler and Stalin ○ Development of the Cold War ○ Spires ○ Huge tension between JFK and Khrushchev… Continued between Nixon and Khrushchev-­‐-­‐ shoe slamming and kitchen debate • In 1984, Orwell was trying to warn western society-­‐ what warnings did you see? What messages was he trying to convey to the audience? ○ Paranoia § When Winston met eyes with different characters. § Being denounced § Kindred spirits § Brainwashing § Double Think ○ Not complement, especially when it comes to the government ( Big Brother/Party) ○ Total Control-­‐ little freedom ○ Government encroachment on individual/civil rights ○ Should you Trust information? Or should you question your source ○ Importance of History • Why might the USSR serve as Orwell’s muse or inspiration? • What was the larger geopolitical and historical conditions in which Orwell wrote 1984? What correlations might he have seen between the society he created in 1984 and US/British society from his time? • Red scare spread/McCarthyism paranoia. Might think your neighbor or friends could be part of the communist party. Hidden enemies/spies McCarthyism and Government policies Government encroachment on individual civil rights. (possible correlations to patriot act) Berlin Wall Total Control-­‐ posters are stalin-­‐esque…… US and Great Britain for Red Scare • McCarthyism and Government policies Government encroachment on individual civil rights. (possible correlations to patriot act) Berlin Wall Total Control-­‐ posters are stalin-­‐esque…… US and Great Britain for Red Scare Soviet Doctoring (censorship) Questioning sources for history Big Brother-­‐ Stalin» Cult of Person Government • Utopian V ision/ Sacrifice • Totalitarian is Centralizing • DON’T LET WORLD BECOME LIKE THIS OR IT WILL BE LIKE THE BOOK-­‐ just like the tele screens and paranoid lives and total control and no individual thoughts • Through which methods did the Party attempt to control peoples’ lives? ○ Telescreen ○ Ministries ○ Newspeak ○ Propaganda ○ Size ○ Daily activities/speeches ○ Denunciation ○ Relationships-­‐ only love your country couldn't love someone emotionally ○ Three classes-­‐ similar to the three estates» connection to the old regime ○ Technology ○ State plan ○ Fear ○ Erasing history • What is the relationship between the individual and the state/party in this book? book? ...
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  • Spring '13
  • DanielleHoskins
  • 1984, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cold  War, Cold  War

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