Influence of negativity on human nature

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Charmi Vyas
Ms Marciano
October 25, 2012
Influence of negativity on human nature
Dystopian society is where government rules everything. Human nature can be easily manipulated. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four written by George Orwell and in the film Brazil by Terry Gilliam portrays that government power is the major source to control human nature of citizens. Similarly, in the article “To negotiate or not? Afghan women on the Taliban” by BelquisAhmadi indicates that government acts are effective on human nature. Government power leads to create negative influence in human nature. To begin with, power of the government leads to have lack of empathy among the citizens. In the novel Oceania is at war with Eurasia. During the hate week citizens of Oceania have hatred for Eurasia, but by using “double think” government declares that “at just this moment it had been announced that Oceania was not after all at war with Eurasia. Oceania was at war with Eastasia.”(Orwell 188). After this announcement people started shouting and hating Eastasia in hate week. As government has power to change the enemy, this portrays that citizens of Oceania do not care whom with Oceania is at war; citizens do not want any explanation behind the sudden change of the enemy. When Winston is walking into the street there is a bomb blast which had demolished group of houses and at the same moment he saw a hand and “he kicked thing [hand] into the gutter and then to avoid the crowd, turned down a side-street to the right” (Orwell 88). This shows that people have lack of interest in what is happening around them and they seem to not care about attacks from the enemy. Similarly, in the film there are many terrorist attacks. But government refers terrorist attacks as “bad sportsmanship” (Gilliam). As government has power to refer attacks as sport that is going on since 13 years. People will also not care about the attacks and these will make them emotionless. When Sam and his...
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