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NORTH KOREA VS 1984
Transcript of NORTH KOREA VS 1984
EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES THAT ARE ILLEGAL IN NORTH KOREA
Similarily to the North Korean government, the concept of propaganda is demonstrated in the novel
"WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
" (Orwell, 29)
This quotation in the novel is the party slogan and is posted on every book, banner, and poster. The head of Big Brother is on their coin
In 1984, propaganda is used in such a way to promote hate towards Goldstein and create love towards Big Brother
Propaganda is displayed throughout in the novel
: Information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, or place
North Korea spreads propaganda through media. All messages are controlled by Kim Jong Un. The media is only displaying one sided thoughts which causes a very biased opinion that is being distributed throughout North Korea
Majority of the propaganda is to manipulate and convince as many people as possible to join the military
PROPAGANDA: NORTH KOREA
KIM JONG UN: DICTATOR
This video reveals the oppressive environment that Kim Jong Un rules North Korea in. These top 10 shocking facts demonstrates the unfair conditions that people in North Korea face everyday. Kim Jong Un enforces severe punishments to his people which are stated in this video.
Julian Cardillo , Christina Patsakos, Samantha Permaul, Fabiana Petricca and Chelsea Pimenta
North Korea's government is a dictatorship. This type of government involves political authority that is manipulated by a person or political entity. Kim Jong Un is a person of authority that makes harsh laws for the people of North Korea and uses the method of propaganda, harsh punishment and the lack of freedom to maintain control.
WHO: NORTH KOREA
WHEN: NORTH KOREA & 1984
WHERE: NORTH KOREA
WHY: NORTH KOREA
NORTH KOREA: PROPAGANDA MACHINE
1984 PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN
Kim Jong Un under the party called Supreme People’s Assembly (SPA)
The citizens of North Korea are denied the most basic human rights
North Korea is controlled by a dictator. The leader of this country is Kim Jong Un who inherited his father's position in 2011
1984 is set in near future Oceania. During this time, this country is in a constant state of war. The living conditions are poor, wages are low and everywhere is dilapidated. One cannot expect any privacy anywhere during this period, as there are monitors watching all the time causing everyone to feel trapped.
“If you want to picture the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face-forever.” (Orwell, 39)
Where is North Korea?
shares border with 3 countries: China, Russia, South Korea
borders Pacific Ocean
Split of North and South Korea
after WWII, Korea struggled through a Cold War
agreement was reached: Russians controlled North, Americans controlled South
Russia is communist, America is democracy
Kim Jong Un uses oppression so that he can maintain absolute power in the country he rules
He demands full cooperation by all his citizens, and anyone who does not comply will be severely punished
Another reason as to why he is so strict when it comes to the countries rules is so he can try to prove to his people that he can fill his father’s footsteps and “successfully operate” North Korea
Must only love Oceania and not any other nation
Propaganda are only about the love for Big Brother and the idolization of political parties and the hate against Goldstein
Completely oblivious to the outside world as it monitored 24/7
It's okay to show support to another country
Some propaganda will show others how North Korea is the "best" country
They know what is going on in other countries but are told to hate them
Promotes hate towards other nations/people
Must praise the people that are in power
Anyone who rebels is persecuted and tortured
Government brainwashes young children into idolizing the corrupt government
The leader is always on top of the political pyramid and both use propaganda to spread the word of their message
It is evident in both the novel
and in North Korea's government that oppression is similarily demonstrated by the figure of Big Brother and by dictator Kim Jong Un through the use of propaganda, harsh punishment and the lack of freedom.
LACK OF FREEDOM: NORTH KOREA
Alcohol and Sex
North Korean citizens can only drink on holidays and students are forbidden to consume alcohol
Criticism of the regime or the leadership in North Korea, if reported, is enough to make you and your family ‘disappear’ from society and end up in a political prison camp
Organized religion is seen as a potential threat to the regime and therefore nothing apart from token churches built as a facade of religious freedom for foreign visitors are allowed
PUNISHMENTS: NORTH KOREA
The North Korean regime publicly executes citizens who have been accused of a variety of crimes, including petty theft
Political Prison Camps
Many people imprisoned in these camps were not guilty of any crime, but were related to someone who supposedly committed a political crime
Often they have no idea what that crime was, and even children who are born in the camps are raised as prisoners because their ‘blood is guilty’
LACK OF FREEDOM:1984
Alcohol and Sex
Sex is only used to procreate which causes marriage to be based on just procreation in order to benefit the Party instead of having a loving relationship
"Victory Gin" is given as a way to numb and manipulate people into believing that the Party is giving them the rights they want. This alcohol is limited
"If you want a picture of the future imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever." (Orwell, 39)
The people of Oceania are patrolled by the Thought Police
The expression of feelings are forbidden because thinking can lead to going against Big Brother
"Do you believe in God, Winston?”
“Then what is it, this principle that will defeat us?”
“I don’t know. The spirit of Man.”
“Do you consider yourself a man?”
“If you are a man, Winston, you are the last man. Your kind is extinct; we are the inheritors. Do you understand that you are alone? You are outside history, you are nonexistent.”
They would hang people for not obeying the laws of Big Brother
They use the notion of violence to manipulate others into following their rules
Political Prison Camps
O'Brien as a party member tortures Winston because they found out that he has been secretly engaging in sexual intercourse
They condition Winston to think and stay loyal to Big Brother
Where is Oceania?
Nineteen Eighty Four takes place in Oceania
one of three super states that divided the world after a global war (Oceania, Eurasia, Eastasia)
London is the Oceanic province that had once been called Britain or England
North Korea vs. Oceania
"Winston could not definitely remember a time when his country had not been at war..." (Orwell, 35).
both countries constantly experience conflict
conflicts are not being resolved
not equipped with leaders to resolve situation and lead them to peace
“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” (Orwell.279)
The totalitarian government, known as the Party, uses oppression to gather as much power over the Oceanic people as possible
They do so by causing the citizens to suffer so that the only way to make it stop is by surrendering to Big Brother
Fearing torture, the men and women are too afraid to rebel and after a while are conditioned to this new lifestyle.
"Big Brother is watching you." (Orwell, 2)
WHAT: NORTH KOREA
the people are being oppressed and manipulated
propaganda is used to spread the word of Kim Jong Un to his people
propaganda is filtered
Why can the use propaganda be seen as negative at times?
Provide an example from the novel that demonstrates a lack of freedom in Oceania in comparison to North Korea.
Name one illegal activity that has severe punshimnets in North Korea.
Big Brother - Thought police, Party members (Parsons).
The main characters such as Winston, Julia and the rest of the citizens in the novel
"BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING... KEEP HIM ENTERAINED." (Orwell)
"April the 4th, 1984. To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Though Police, from a dead man...greetings." (Orwell, 9)
"... more even than on the Thought police, the stability of the Party depended." (Orwell,23)
The government in the novel
can best be described as totalitarianism. Big Brother holds total control over the society, Oceania, and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible, most evidently through the use of telescreens and the Thought Police.
Sam is the best and CHELSEA
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