1984 George Orwell & First They Killed My Father Loung Ung

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Mind Map on 1984 George Orwell & First They Killed My Father Loung Ung, created by madeleinehurrell on 09/01/2014.

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1984 George Orwell & First They Killed My Father Loung Ung
1 REBELLION
1.1 Characters
1.1.1 Winston
1.1.2 Julia

Annotations:

  • - Represents basic human desire for sexuality + relationships - Pure sexuality, cunningness + survival - Unchecked human desire + wilful spirit conduct her self- centred rebellion- Her feminity gives Winston hope 
1.1.3 Prole Woman

Annotations:

  • - Her composure + nature provides Winston with a sense of hope - Symbol of fertility + resilience - capability to breed offspring that will rebel in the future and destroy the Party
1.2 Symbols
1.2.1 Paperweight

Annotations:

  • - Symbol of life turmoil - Human nature accessing rebellion (little world away from the constraints of the party- coral glass) - Reflects individuals need for knowledge + human curiosity 
1.2.2 Nature

Annotations:

  • - Nature is a symbol of human nature that reflects freedom +freewill 
1.2.3 The Diary

Annotations:

  • - Symbolises Winston's inner rebellion
1.2.4 Makeup

Annotations:

  • - Expression of Julia's feminity which provides hope for Winston
1.3 Setting
1.3.1 The Golden Country

Annotations:

  • - Uses imagination to create a parallel universe  - Removing oneself from civilisation enables one to find freedom in nature
1.3.2 Julia + Winston's Meetup

Annotations:

  • - Landscape is an escapicism to the past
2 TOTALITARIAN REGIME

Annotations:

  • = a government that controls all aspects of life of citizens  Main Features: 1. Encompasses whole society (government + society closely intertwined) 2. Strict government control  3. Control over every part of life (education, reproductive freedom, possessions + leisure time) 4. Make citizens afraid to criticise regime
2.1 Characters
2.1.1 Big Brother

Annotations:

  • - Fundamental aspect of a totalitarian regime - Dictator that control every person under regime  - In a position of high power + trust (full control over the masses) - Is the 'saviour' of the people
2.1.2 The Proles

Annotations:

  • - Illiterate + impoverished believe  every lie of the Party  - To control masses party ensures they are incapable of 'consciousness' - Live in poor living conditions to ensure they are coherent of anything that occurs in the Inner Party 
2.1.3 Parsons

Annotations:

  • - Respresents the model mindset of a Party member - Parson's actions, thoughts and responses show how malleable the human mind is + the control of such regimes - He would rather be told what to think than think for himself
2.1.4 Party Children

Annotations:

  • - Next generation are made perfect replicas of the Party's ideals - Encourages rebellious nature of children for their own benefit (exposing those who are wrong) - Trained to be image of the Party
2.1.5 Pol Pot

Annotations:

  • - The Angkar are the all powerful leaders over the masses - Pol Pot has an omnipotent power that make him responsible for everything
2.2 Symbols
2.2.1 Victory Gin & Cigarettes

Annotations:

  • - People are unable to perceive the real reality of their dismal living conditions & instead live in a senseless stupor  - Intoxicating vices curbs paranoia experienced by individuals to ensure complete devotion without inner conflict caused by the repercussions of being in a constant state of fear e.g. 'takes the edge off'
2.2.2 Telescreens

Annotations:

  • - Tendency for totalitarian governments to abuse technology 
2.3 Setting
2.3.1 Victory Mansions

Annotations:

  • - Housing provided by the Party
2.3.2 O'Brien's House

Annotations:

  • - Power disparity - Intimidates due to the unfamiliarity of luxury  - Reinforces dangers of totalitarian governments 
3 PROPAGANDA

Annotations:

  • Main Techniques: 1. Selection (facts to suit intended purpose) 2. Repetition (statements to make them appear true) 3. Common Enemy  4. Fear Tactics  5. Emotion over reason 6. Authority Figure 
3.1 Characters
3.1.1 Winston

Annotations:

  • "The most favorable moment to seize a man and influence him is when he is alone in the masses" - When he sacrifices Julia to save himself he loses the love he feels for her and becomes all alone - At this point he succumbs to the power of Big Brother 
3.1.2 O'Brien

Annotations:

  • -Represents the manipulation tactics employed by the Party - Uses cruelty + torture to control individuals mentally (mind control)
3.1.3 Syme

Annotations:

  • - Reason over emotion - Poses threat to collective mass due to high intelligence & acute ability to understand the fundamental aspects of language control used by the Party
3.1.4 Emmanuel Goldstein

Annotations:

  • - Common enemy of the people - Power structure to which people can direct feelings of hatred + anger
3.1.5 Youn (foreigners)

Annotations:

  • - Youn are used as the common enemy 
3.1.6 Met Bongs

Annotations:

  • - Promote the values of the Angkar - Use mind control tactics
3.2 Symbols
3.2.1 Victory Gin & Cigarettes

Annotations:

  • - Removes options of people having personal choices e.g. addictions  - Limits individual freedom and ensures part of the mass
3.2.2 Old Prole Man

Annotations:

  • - naivity of members to the lies of the Party - are unable to see reality and believe lies are truth
3.2.3 Telescreens

Annotations:

  • - Pinpoint individuals - Constant surveillance 
3.2.4 Chess Board

Annotations:

  • - Metaphor for Party always having control over the people e.g. 'playing them' - Know they will always win as they have the upper hand (white always mates)
3.2.5 Lottery

Annotations:

  • - Party controlled form of entertainment (control over the masses) - Prizes are another lie of the Party (made up and winners end up vaporized)
3.3 Setting
3.3.1 Winston's Workplace

Annotations:

  • - Emphasises collectivism and control of Party of the people - Ability to rewrite history (manipulate truth and turn it into lies)
3.3.2 Community Centre

Annotations:

  • - Ongoing mind control when at most vulnerable time (late at night) - Have no time or energy to contemplate anything contrary to the beliefs of the Party
3.3.3 Ministry of Love

Annotations:

  • - Similar to a medical facility - Forces people to succumb to the Party mentality
3.3.4 Room 101

Annotations:

  • - Reduces human being to be totally dependent on Party as they cannot face greatest fear - Are so helpless rely on BB as a saviour
3.3.5 Chestnut Tree Cafe

Annotations:

  • - Way of destroying a person so they are totally submissive
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