Feed and 1984 are based on very corrupted governments and in their communities they have their heroes that try to make a difference. For 1984, the rebel or hero is Winston because he tries to save the society, whereas Julia just wanted to be a rebel and her only rebellious act is to have sex with multiple men. In Feed the characters have opposite roles. Julia is the true rebel or hero because she see’s how the Feed is ruining the society, so she makes a fake person and represses her temptation the feed gives her to buy things. Titus is like any ordinary feed citizen, oblivious to everything and stupid. In our eyes Violet and Winston are considered heroes because they are trying to fix the already ruined society, but in the story they are enemies of the party or government because the leaders want full control and power of every single citizen of the party.
Violet and Winston are the true heroes of both stories. They are the ones that want to make a different, but can’t because of the power their governments have over them. Violet and Winston methods to rebel were very different, but they both tried to change the society to be a better place. To rebel, Violet avoids the temptation the feed gives her to buy, while Winston tries to join the party, uses old things, and makes up history. Both characters were knew what was going on because of their job, and how they grew up. Winston changed the history, Violet grew up without her feed so she knew that she didn’t need it and had her dad teach her old vocabulary and history. Both characters end up failing because of what the governments are causing. By that I mean that Winston was brain washed into loving Big Brother, and Julia ends up slowly getting killed by the feed, and having her body shut down one part at a time. To sum this up, the true heroes are Violet and Winston because they try to make a difference even though they don’t succeed.
Titus and Julia’s character’s both have the same role in their story. They were the spouse that gave them a reason to fight and gave them support in their journey. Titus see’s what Julia is talking about and kind of see’s the world like her, but goes right back into the way everyone else is in the feed. Titus is the person to make Julia feel alive, even when she’s dying. Julia was the same. She just wanted to be a rebel and played along with what Winston did. The only rebellious act she did was have sex all the time. Julia had the same role as Titus, she helped change the hero’s perspective on life. Violet felt more alive with Titus, and Julia gave Winston a reason to live. I would say that these characters are not heroes because in the end they are no better than any other citizen and never once did they ever try to change the way the society works.
Kris K:In both 1984 and feed there are main characters and some of them are heros while some are the exact opposite of heros. I would say that Winston from and Violet are true heros, while Julia and Titus are not heros at all, in fact they are bad.
Winston and Violet are true heros. I would say that Winston is a hero because even though he didn’t accomplish anything, he tried and gave it his all. Even though he knew what he was doing was basically a suicide mission he still wanted to help. Because his motivation was to save all of oceania's people from the big brother and bring happiness back I would say that that is a heroic cause. He wasn’t rebelling for himself but for the benefit of everyone else. Because he at least tried, and he cares about others enough to put his life on the line for them I would definitely call Winston a hero. Violet was a hero to me as well. I would say that she is because she knew that the feed was bad even though she had it, and although she didn’t try to destroy the feed she was a hero in a few other ways.. She was trying to preserve whatever nature was left in the world because she knows its beautiful and sacred, and when no one else cared as well. She also cared about all the riots and problems in the world unlike everyone else who didn’t give half a crap about the worlds problems. Because she tried to save nature and bring awareness and confuse the feed she is definitely a hero in my eyes.
While Winston and Violet are heros, their significant others, Titus and Julia, are not heros at all. Titus is not a hero, in fact he is the definition of a douchebag. When he knows that Violet, his girlfriend, is dying he 1. Doesn’t care 2. Ignores her when she tries to contact him 3. He doesn’t want to help her in any way, in fact he feels like a victim himself because she is so annoying in his eyes. Titus is also a drug user so maybe his messed up brain mixed with the feed is such a narley combination that he no longer cares about other human beings, or himself even. Julia on the other hand was a little bit helpful. She gave Winston motivation to keep on going but thats it. Otherwise the only way she rebelled was having sex and talking bad about the Big Brother, but nothing actually useful. She cared so little that when Winston was reading her the book containing the actual history of oceania she literally fell asleep.
Even though Winston and Violet didn’t accomplish anything they are heros because at least they tried, while their significant others are bad because they degrade the hero.
Fenton:In both stories there are two main characters in feed it is violet and titus and in 1984 it is winston and Julia. Though out both stories every character shows at least some heroic actions but I don’t think enough to be labeled as a (hero). Winston meeting Julia changed his life and violet changed Titus’s life. I would say in good ways too. Winston was a guy who needed a girl like Julia to make his life better and have a girlfriend who believed in him and wanted to stand up for what he believed in. Violet helped titus without even knowing, when winston herd about what happened to violet he was speechless and scared, and Im sure that it really hit him hard, after hearing about violet it changed him. He really realized that this was life, you can die any day and you can have your whole life changed in minutes.
It was a really effort from relationships to try to over though the rule. Julia had been sleeping with party members before because she was trying to rebel. Winston and her made the perfect couple because they were basically with each other so they could rebel as a couple. Violet was different she was older when she got her feed, and she had always wanted to rebel she had known what the feed had been doing to her and she was tired of it, she was scared and the feed was destroying her mentally and Physically. Titus than is being changed by violet because violet is really convincing titus that the feed is a terrible type of technology and than she really motivated
titus to rebel.
I would not call titus a hero at all, because he left violet in the hospital and than he comes back for very little visits. I really lost a lot of good things to say about titus as a person when he decided that hanging out with his friends rather than being with his girlfriend who was in the hospital covered in wires with nobody to talk too, dying losing everything because the feed. He than does comeback days later and asks violet when she’s ready to go complete her list which was nice of him. Winston as well I don’t think he was a hero because he did not try hard enough to stand up for himself, he had everything he had a girlfriend that motivated him he should of founded a way to be able to take them down, but it was an ok effort but just not enough. A hero is someone who brings 100% and doesn’t give up and I can say really none of these people did that or brought that.
In both of these stories I would say all these people do things that are somewhat heroic, I think in the outcome none of them wanted there goal to be reached hard enough. They were all good couples, but they were all selfish, Julia cared only about sex, winston only cared about what he was thinking, titus only cared about partying and his friends, and violet was not selfish but had a unique problem how she always wanted to outsmart people with her facts and words. I still think with my thesis, these people are not heroes.
These books is about a controlling totalitarianisms that are determined to take full control. In most books it goes, the heroes come in to stop the villains and book ends, But what if the did not win would they still be heroes? In 1984 Winston and Julia are in this situation where they did not succeed at stoping the villain, big brother, but they fought hard and tried their best. With feed were they were more successful at stoping the villains, the big corporations, but they did it more sneakily and not as daringly. I think that Winston and Julia, while not as successful, were more heroic because they face big brother more head on while Titus and Violet were more of cowards.
Julia was the master mind of this entire endeavor which differs from 1984 where the male character was the master mind and I think that this did change how the story progressed, like how now that violet is hurt he is thinking of stopping every thing. And to almost prove that there maybe something thing that is controlling them is that when Violet got very angry at the feed and the people she suddenly “broke”. This can be compared to the thought police and how you have to fight them and that kind of adds a different element of suspense when fighting, but it seems very unheroic when you just get shocked and you fall. This is the same with how they rebel and how the in the feed you just type in different info and you are now invisible but to get anything done in 1984 you had to go to shop to just get a tiny peace of history that helps you minimally. 1984 the characters are both into stoping big brother but in feed it is mostly Violet and Titus just likes her so he is sticking around. This means that he don’t really care, and that gives the impression that she is not heroic but just simply crazy.
Winston and Julia were portrayed as heroes and the author was clearly trying to do this and there is the entire thing of how the technologies are years apart. What i’m trying to say is, Winston and Julia are portrayed as heroes as we know them but they are both doing the same thing but in different ways. This is also do to the technologies and the time difference, like I’m sure that winston would have done the same thing that Violet did if he had the feed because that is the most viable thing to do. Over all what I am trying to say is that they are both doing the same and would both be equally heroic if they were in each others time and had the same technologies.
The protagonist’s characters between both of the books (1984 and feed) have similar and different characteristics focusing on being heroic or not. The first two characters I am going to talk about are Winston and Violet. I think Winston and Violet are heroic because they symbolize the meaning of understanding. Winston and Violet both have a feeling of what’s going around in their party. I think understanding is what makes them stick out from other characters in the books and makes them heroic. Violet understands, analyzes, and sees things people see in a different perspective, such as Winston, which helps them become heroic. In 1984, Winston rebels against the government by trying to figure out how big brother runs the party, but sadly he’s in a strong government in which they were able to identify he was rebelling from the start (when Winston and Obrien cross eyed each other). But I think he was heroic because he was trying to write what was going on in the government in a diary, which would’ve helped the future. Violet understands life because she knows what life is without a feed since she didn’t have one when she was little since she was poor. She’s a rebel also because she made herself invisible by faking her personality so she could resist the feed. Violet is heroic because she will help Titus and she is rebellious such as Winston. They stand up for what they see and think.
Titus and Julia are not heroic because of their characteristics in the books. Julia is a wimp I’d say because she is afraid to die which makes her not want to rebel. Julia just wants to have sex this is her act of rebel. And if your not willing to die for the sake of your people you’re not a hero. And if you’re not willing to support the ideas of your mate (Winston), who wants to overthrow the powerful government of Oceania, you’re not a hero. You’re weak! You can’t live under a secret and just rebel secretly you have to do it for the good of others and yourself. Just like Titus! The reason why Titus is not a hero is because secretive also and doesn’t want to support Violet. Titus just lives on the feed and Violets telling him that’s what the feed wants. He just wants to go party and hang out with friends. Both characters don’t even think of rebelling nor do they support their closest friend. They don’t truly care about them like Winston explains his thoughts and feelings about the government in Oceania and Julia doesn’t believe it but I think she doesn’t care about it anyways. And Violet tells Titus what she wants before she dies and he doesn’t really care either that’s why he reads it when he’s ready too.
This explains the similarities and differences of the characters from these books. Titus and Julia truly don’t care about rebelling not supporting their closest friend while Winston and Violet really do care analyzing the situation they are in with their party. Violet creating a fake personality and Winston writing in that diary and having feelings which show they are heroic while on the other hand Titus and Julia aren’t.
Feed and 1984 that are very similar, yet very different. In 1984 Winston is the main character, and is trying to do everything against the government, but does not succeed. With Winston trying to rebel against everything, then not succeeding, this leaved him to be a hero, because he is brave enough to do all of these things, then he has to suffer all of the consequences. When he does this he doesn’t help the community neither does he benefit from it. To be a hero you have to be brave in everything you do, you also have to risk things. A true hero wouldn’t back down on things of back off. But on the other hand Winston did all of these things. I think that Winston and Titus are similar. They are similar, because Titus is a young boy In love with Violet. Just like Winston was in love in love with Julia. In my opinion I think that Titus is not a hero. He is not a hero, because he is just a typical teenage boy who likes to check out girls. When Titus first checked out Violet he said she was the most beautiful girl ever. Titus was a party boy, because he would always play games all the time.
The two other main characters of the book were Julia and Violet. Julia is a type of girl where she wants a hold of every guy she can get. She sets up dates with them, then places to meets and she sneaks around with the “guy”. Julia can be really weird, because in the streets of Oceania she will just strip out of nowhere, while Winston is helping her. Julia would also give Winston a note saying “I love You”. On the other hand Violet wants the love but doesn’t want sexual things like Julia. Violet will always stand up for her self , and believes in herself. In the book Winston stated that he wanted to go on a date with Julia, to a park, but then Winston father says that it inst there anymore, so they cant go. Then they end up getting into a big fight. Violet doesn’t like to use people just for one thing which is love, she wants to explore the things they have in life. Violet will also never let anybody cut her down.
Between 1984 and Feed there are many things that the same characters hold. I think that Winston and Titus are not heroic because they want is love, girls, and sex. They do no make any changes or improvements in both societies. In my opinion I think Julia is no hero because she only wants love and boys. On the other hand Violet grew up and took many good chances in life. She does things to impact the society and helps a out a lot in the community. In conclusion, in my opinion, Violet is the only true hero.
Titus and Violet are more of heroes than Winston and Julia. I wouldn't consider WInston and Julia heroes because they did nothing to help rebel against Big Brother were very selfish. However on the other hand I think Violet and Titus genuinely care for each other and there love effects there rebellion on the Feed.
I think the difference between the two couples was love. Love is the only thing that can be big enough to make people make a difference. Winston didn’t love each other. All that Julia cared for was sex. Without that love they were not truly trying to rebel against Big Brother because they didn’t unite but made it easy for Big Brother to break them. When you love something so much that you will do something to make a difference even though you will putting yourself in harm is when you are being heroic. If you look at any hero the common theme is love for what they are fighting for. Julia didn’t really love Winston. She wasn’t rebelling against Big Brother for a good cause but only for her benefit which is more of a selfish act than a heroic. Winston thought he loved Julia and the rebellion but he didn’t. When things got tough he was non existence and broke down in the end at the end of the book. He didn’t love what he was fighting for which was his biggest fault because in the end he gave up.
I think between all of the characters the most heroic is Violet. Because she got her Feed late her body was breaking down. Violet truly loved Titus though and robbed off some of her rebellious thoughts towards him. I think she is a hero because she didn't let the Feed effect her life even though it corrupted her life. She lived life because she loved life and even when people were being controlled by there Feeds like MPI kids are controlled by there iPads she continued to do what she loved. I think Titus did truly love Violet even though he walked out on her. I think he had to go through all the pain he went through to truly love Violet because he got closer to her than could have been expected. He had to leave to comeback and love her. Without feeling the pain he felt when she got sick he wouldn’t have comeback and helped her. So how are they heroes? I think Titus and Violet heroes are doing what no other person in that society could do. They were living there life without the constant need to feel a sense of comfort from the Feed. When they went through real feelings they were inherently rebelling against the Feed and are heroes for that.
What makes someone “heroic”? I believe that a hero is someone who isn’t afraid to step in and correct what they perceive to be wrong, regardless of a situation. Thus, heroes can take many forms in many ways, but it’s all centered on the positive impact that they have, or attempt to have on others. In Feed and 1984, I think that the only real hero was Violet. (from Feed).
In 1984, Winston was the first character introduced in the book so you would think he would be the hero and save everyone in Oceania. But in my perspective, he was far form a hero. In the beginning of the book, Orwell presents Winston in an “unheroic light” and by the end of the book, it is clear that he has not achieved the status of a true hero. The only thing he did was basically have his own thoughts, then get caught and then to prevent himself from being tortured, he told O’Brien torture Julia more, the girl he “loved”. Which is a really cowardly thing to do. I don’t think Julia is a hero either because she didn’t really rebel because she hated Big Brother. She rebelled for sex. So she rebelled for herself, which is also unheroic. I don’t really think there was supposed to be a hero in 1984 because if there was, there would’ve been a message of hope, but there wasn’t.
In the book Feed, you’d think the hero would be Titus since he was the narrator and the first one introduced in the book. But again, that is not the case. Titus is easily swayed and will chat his friend and beg for forgiveness. When he went to the party, this first thing he thought of while Violet was having a seizure was that they were going to get in trouble which is just a selfish and disgusting way of thinking. He doesn’t enforce his opinions all the time which is something that you need in order to be a hero (standing up for your beliefs) or, how can you save anyone? I think Violet was the hero because she actually takes action and does things to rebel the feed corporations like become “invisible”. She was a little weird, but that’s just because she actually enforced her own beliefs and did things on her own. She didn’t rely on the feed to do everything for her like the rest of the people that had the feed.
There are many similarities and differences between these characters in both books. Winston didn’t stand up for anyone or anything. And Julia was just there to be there. She didn’t help him at all or really rebel against anything. Titus wasn’t the nicest guy in the book and he was very selfish. I think Violet is the only hero because her good traits outshine the bad.
Josh N:These characters are all rebels and could be considered heroes, but Winston and Violet seem to be more rebellious than Titus and Julia.
Both have a little frustration and don’t like the way that they are controlled, but they deal with it differently. One of the things that kept Winston and Titus going throughout the books was that they where both in love with girls and that is what keeps them going. Winston was a rebel from the begging of the book unlike Titus. The reason was because titus loved the feed and used every single function that he could use, like the chat and purchasing functions, the only reason started to question the feed was after the hacker attacked them but even after that he still didn’t completely hate it. So far into the book if i had to pick if Winston or Titus is more of a rebel and a hero, I would have to pick Winston. The reason that I picked Winston is that like I said in the last sentence, because he has been a rebel for longer than Titus, because Winston hated Big Brother from the very begging.
Both Julia and Violet love to rebel against the organizations who run them but they go about it in different ways. One important detail about them is that they are both quiet the way that makes them rebels is because that helps them keep in the back and invisible to most people and so they are unnoticeable. One example from the book is when violet wanted to be super angry and scream she held it back, so even though she did snap it shows that she can be quiet to not be noticed. The way that each of the women met was different. The way that Julia met Winston was after Julia followed him in the poor areas and also slid him notes at their work, to be able to talk to them. The way that Titus and Violet met was that they where all at a club and Violet was standing in the corner and Titus saw her and liked her. Another thing is that both of them love real things. What shows that is that when Titus first meets Julia she was wearing a wool dress was when everyone else was wearing the artificial clothes and Julia, because one of the times that she goes to Winston’s apartment she brings all of the real food.
In conclusion I do not find any of them heroic. The reason I think that is because even though they are making a difference I think that in most of the cases they aren't making enough of a difference t make it truly a heroic act. Although I do think that the most heroic person of them would be Violet. The reason that I think violet is the most heroic of them all is because she is actually doing things in the open, like creating her fake identity. The person that I think is the least heroic is Titus because he still doesn't mind the feed and he absolutely loved it in the begging and didn't really do anything.
Winston and Julia are more heroic than Titus and Violet. The first two characters in this argument are Winston and Julia. They are the heroes of the book 1984. The second set of heroes are Titus and Violet the heroes from the book the feed. The way these characters show heroism in the stories are much different from there heroes we know today. They don’t do anything by saving the girl or being a politic savior. But with them they show heroism by rebelling. By going against the rules, standing up for what is right and fair. With Winston and Julia they must go against the rules of Big Brother (a dictator). With Titus and Violet they go against the feed electronic chips put inside everyones brain.
In 1984 Winston goes against Big Brother by searching for knowledge. He looks in to the history of the government. An example was when Winston found out about the “soldiers that supposably went on to enemy territory” Which were then executed. What really happened was the exact opposite. He finds out that they did not do what the government said they were in new york. So which means that the government lies to the community. They had being killed for a reason, because they had crossed Big Brother. Julia rebells by just doing what Big Brother says not to. She has sex. She is very selfish. She does what she wants to do which means go against Big Brother by having sex. Which is one of the main rules Big Brother says not to do.
In the feed the main hero is Violet. She rebells against the feed by creating her own feed. Violet had always been against the feed. In the beginning of the book a man from the anti-feed organization hacks Violet’s and Titus’s feed. Eventually their feed get repaired by Violet devises a plan to make a fake feed. Her plan was to show interest in a bunch of random products, to prevent the corporations from developing a new profile. She does this to be invisible from the corporations. On the other side of the story there is the character Titus. He is just like Julia very selfish. But instead of going against the feed in any way he enjoys it. He likes having the feed around as a encyclopedia for himself.
In conclusion, overall Winston and Julia show more heroism than Titus and Violet. The big difference is Titus vs. Julia, both the same kind of person but Julia goes against the government. Titus does not go against the corporations. That is why Winston and Julia are more heroic than Titus and Violet.
Bobby:Both the books 1984 & Feed have heroic figures but some more heroic than others. There is a relation ship between Violet and Titus from Feed, that Winston and Julia from 1984, share. Winston wants to bring down big brother and fight for the proles. He despises the party, and can see past some of their lies. Julia knows how to get around the party and stay under the radar but isn’t as interested in bringing the party down but instead she’s more interested in Winston. Violet wants to help the global issues that she reads about and restore the country from the feed corruption. She notices and dislikes what the corporations are really doing. Titus is a little more in touch with what’s modern and up to date than Violet and better with the feed, yet he’s more interested in Violet than in stoping the corporations but still disturbed by what the feed has turned people into.
In both stories the characters are trying to make a difference, but cannot. They have the right intentions but are never able to make a difference for the future. The two couples are heroic, but Violet and Winston are more heroic than their companion.
They both can see past a lot of the totalitarian lies, and are mostly fighting for a selfless cause. They are striving to make a difference but the power they face is too strong, to such a scale that its them against the world where their only ally is Julia/Titus. Violet, who is loosing control of her body from the feeds, is one of the only people who see how the world is going to ruins, what people are doing to themselves and the world, and how they are on a crash course with doom. The world thinks that everything is doing well, only because its not interfering with their feed lives, when Violet is the only one who can see that the natural world is needed, but its interfering with feednets profit, so its been eliminated with pollution, deforestation, and urbanization. Just by looking at Violets bucket list that she sent to Titus you can see she wants humanity and nature to survive, like wanting to see the last fish, trees, and lead what would be considered today, a normal human lifestyle. It’s like what Winston wants, for the proles to live and see a day where they don’t have to worry about big brother, even if it means not living to see that day for himself because like he said, “we are the dead”. Titus and Julia aren’t like that though. They are more so just interested in Winston/Violet, and while they are disturbed by what the totalitarian society is doing, it’s less of a selfless cause, even though they do keep the other going, like how Julia is inspiration for Winston when he was going to commit suicide, and Titus is inspiration for Violet when she hospitalized.
While the two couples both have one more heroic and selfless, it takes two opposites for them to really work.
Winston and Julia, Titus and Violet, are they Heroes? Well I think that they both are in a way. I do believe that even though Winston and Julia had failed and Titus and Violet were left scared and permanently changed. They broke laws that they know that were high risk. I guess this is why I think of them all as a true hero.
I think though I think that they are all Heroes, Winston is more like Violet. Winston was like Julia in the fact that they both found that the system was corrupt and tried to stop it. Julia was an innocent civilian who was practicing “old fashion” things like writing. And Winston was a sickly worker for the government who was knowingly breaking the law by writing and keeping a diary. Winston was secret rebel just like Violet. They both went against the current system, trying to change it for the better. They were the leaders of the couples and really wanted it badly. Both wanted reform because there lives were not going as well as they could, Winston was on the verge of death, barley hanging on from the malnutrition and horrid living conditions, and Violet was hacked and now some parts of her body would just shut off and not be able to move for a couple of hours and then just come back. Both die inside and are on death row, scarred, changed, twisted into exactly what they wanted to stop. On the other hand, Titus and Julia were both basically the sidekick along for the ride. Not that they did not want change, it is just that they did not really lead as the others did in the books. Titus wanted things to be better but had no real drive but Violet. And Julia was just Winston’s reason not to kill himself and the only reason why Winston actually took action against the government. They both were important parts of the book but did not contribute as much to the main problem as Winston and Violet did. They were both emotional tools that allowed the Author to contort what, and why Winston and Violet did things. Everybody in this book was a hero because they fought for what they believed was right and what they thought was going to help.
The Dictionary definition of a hero is: “a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his bravery deeds and noble qualities” but i think its much more than that. I think that a hero is a person who fights the titans who others would dare not. A hero is a person who goes where the average would cease. That is why all of these characters are heroes even though the came out scared. Because a hero might not always win, but a hero will always fight.
Totalitarian societies have emerged time and time again throughout history, oppressive and controlling. The nuances of them are sometimes ambiguous, but the same question reins true time and time again for them: In what way do they retain their power, and which method is most effective? In the books Feed and 1984, a massive totalitarian society looms above the inhabitants-1984 more prominently than Feed. The problem is though, does that make Feed’s dystopian society any less encroaching? In 1984, the party holds power over the entirety of the state. Oppressed, the people are brainwashed to love Big brother and the party; In Feed though, the people are controlled by their feeds, implanted into their consciousness, the feeds incept advertisements making the citizens slaves to their own vanity. Both of these parables about the dangers of totalitarian society paint a picture of a potentially catastrophic future if this course is taken, but, which form of control is the most complete?
1984 is quite straightforwards-the party is all controlling and at an early age you are convinced that that is the only way and grow up never feeling joy or emotion and working for the party until you die. During that time, the party keeps you in poverty and manufactures their news and events, calculating widespread reaction and blatantly lying to the people. Essentially, the gist of this is that the party is trying to replace humanity with their loyal subjects and rule indefinitely. Strangely, the only curve ball in this story is that their language is being debased through newspeak. I found this at first quite an innocuous concept until I thought about it more, language is humanity’s number one weapon. Aside from a comprehensive brain, our language is the only thing that keeps apart from simple apes. With newspeak, their sinister goal was to narrow down the human language to such a degree that any thought of rebellion would be impossible because no such word for that exists, That may sound bad, but what is instead of around you, the messages were inside of you?
In Feed, corporations are inside of almost everyone’s minds, constantly bombarded with advertisements, the people are enslaved with their own desire to have the latest things and lead a life based on hedonism. In a society like that, who would ever want to rebel? Also, everything may not be as peachy as the government tells them it is: according to Violet, poverty and rebellions are prevalent world-wide, people are covered in lesions and no one seems to know, or even more surprisingly still, care. This passive nature nurtured by the Feeds could potentially be even more pernicious. The corporations are controlling the schools and not teaching crucial courses like history, and in its place trivial lessons centering around debauchery. Their language is fading away into antiquity and everyone is too adsorbed in their feeds, their possessions and themselves to ever be able to stand up to it.
The internal nature of Feed has caused me to believe that Feed is the more malignant of these two examples of totalitarianism. The power that the feeds possess, being inside one’s head, can be used for more evil and have a truly terrible potential. Also, because the people inside of Feed are content, the people with the feeds wouldn’t want to rebel, and the rein or the corporations would be eternal. Because of this, I would have to say that the power held in the feeds is superior to the power held by Big Brother and the party.
While I read Feed and 1984 I notice that both societies are corrupted to their core, but the weird thing is that the people seem happier when they go along with the corrupted government, so they just ignore it and they just let it happen. Throughout Feed, the people are constantly being monitored by the built in feed they get when they’re babies. The feed is run by the corporations who pretty much took over all of America’s school system because the American Government couldn’t afford it anymore. If you were to comparer the Feed to something today, it would be the iPhone because it’s that “thing” that everybody wants. As the story progresses you can see that the Feed is pretty much bringing America to the path of failure, and the people are turning into zombies with money that the corporations could take their money at any second of the day. But again, nobody cares because everybody thinks its “cool” and “hip” and that the lack of thinking is awesome. When Violet is introduced she is the “winston” of this story because she see’s whats going on and wants to fix it, but can’t and Titus is just another citizen who doesn’t really care even if he see’s the problems in the society. Violet can see what’s wrong with the Feed because she grew up without one, so she didn’t have it take over her senses and she has some human traits left. I believe that Feed is our “glass ball” that we can use to see whats going to happen to us in 20 years. If we don’t fix what were doing today then were going to become just like Feeds society.
Feed is just the new version of 1984. The only difference is that the ruler in Feed only want money, and in 1984 all they want is power. During 1984 people aren’t allowed to have a life outside the party and if they do they are brainwashed to love it, just like Winston. The biggest thing I noticed was the frame around both government’s even though it is not said in Feed is that “If you control the past, then you control the present, and whoever controls the present controls the future.” Both societies want that no matter what because in 1984 they want power forever and in feed they want all the money. Both societies have rebels, they look at them crazy, I look at the ones who would change the society back on track to a good government. Even though America in Feed isn’t a “totalitarian” government, they aren’t technically one, but they treat their people the same as in 1984 because they only care about what they want or the better for themselves.
Shayla and Fansler:
1984 and Feed both are controlling governments but they approach it in different ways. In the books the feed and 1984 they both have totalitarian societies. Meaning both of he societies are controlled by the government. In 1984, everyone has to obey Big Brother which is the government. If you don’t, they turn you in and they make you worship Big Brother before they kill you. Big Brother is a dictator that creates the rules, determines the consequences, and is your judge on life or death. In Feed, the citizens are watched just like the people in 1984, except they use feeds that are implanted in your brain to monitor your thoughts. The people rely on the feed to do everything and they’re basically hopeless without it.
In 1984, Big Brother basically takes away all your freedom. They monitor you 24/7 with telescreens that they put all around the city. And if you rebel, they though police knows about it or will soon find out. They also use propaganda to make you love Big Brother. In Feed, the idea is similar but a different process is used. In Feed they monitor you with a feed and they monitor your thoughts and use advertisements to make you buy products and do things subconsciously.
1984’s philosophy is OBEY Big Brother. Everything revolves around him. He says what goes and who stays alive. He said no sex so the community listened. But, some people rebel against him. But in the book 1984 not even the rebels could with stand his authority as the rebel Winston eventually followed him. There control is much more direct. Compared to feed they are much more free. The people in feed can go anywhere they want, do anything they want, and think anything they want. But every person has chips in their head. They are still monitored by the government. So the really the 1984 government is very strict compared to feed.
In conclusion we have shown that feed and 1984 control their people but they do it in different ways. We have seen that both of these societies use the totalitarianism government type. They use totalitarianism to control and manipulate the people of the societies.
IP and Noah F:
1984 and Feed are both a fascism government and symbolize totalitarianism and they also take their means to the extremes, however in 1984 you are totally controlled by fear and the thought police while in Feed you are being controlled without you knowing. Their people are controlled by an autocratic government that keeps control on its people by taking control of their minds and thoughts. The machines they use are somewhat similar because it is a mechanical device that controls the brain and its actions. You suffer in both of the books while the tactics and methods are different, you ultimately suffer. Both governments are almost impossible to rebel against because they have systems to prevent such a thing.
Even though the government goes to extremes to control its peoples mind and thoughts; the methods are at the different ends of the spectrum. 1984 uses fear and the telescreen while Feed’s “Feed” is somewhat viewed as something to help the people and make their lives easier. A portable computer linked to your mind, while it is actually used for much more than that. In 1984 you have absolutely no freedom. You don’t think for yourself, you can’t exercise by yourself, and you even have words taken out of your vocabulary to benefit the government, the thought police, and Big Brother. While in Feed, you have tons of freedom, and I mean tons. You can do whatever you want! Have parties, hang out with friends, even go and party on the moon! And you don’t suffer at all in my point of view. I would rather be in feed then 1984 because you can live a joyous life. You suffer, but you don’t feel it, you don’t know it. In 1984 the people are sick because of lack of food from the famine, they are malnourished, they have limps, they just don’t live a very healthy lifestyle. But in Feed you grow up as a normal person, you have friends, and you have a good time. But more importantly, you don’t feel the torture the feed is actually putting you through. Even though both are virtually impossible to rebel against, they have different ways to keep you in order. 1984 is constant peer pressure to obey big brother and whatnot. There is also the fear factor they instill with hate week and all the torturing they do. You do not want to rebel for your own well-being, and it works. In Feed you cant rebel because the feed controls your brain. The government could change your thoughts and you wouldn’t even know it because it’s your own brain.
Bobby and Josh:
In the books 1984 and Feed, both are totalitarian societies because there is one ultimate power ruling over all; however, 1984 has no freedom while in Feed there is a lot of freedom.
In 1984, we never really found out who was in power. There was big brother who could have just been a made up image to help control the people, the thought police who monitored everyone and everything, the Victory Party who seemed to control just about everything, or any one person who we might not have known, since their government is so secretive. For all we know the torture that Winston went through might have been something that the government is doing to everyone one when they are most vulnerable to turn them into the perfect citizen, since we don’t know if Winston was killed or not. With 1984 people had almost no freedom since most of their schedule was planned out for them, and they lived under strict and harsh rules.
In the book Feed, the corporations watch the people so closely that they’re inside the people. This book is almost the same thing as 1984, since there are people who’s lives are completely dependent on the corporations who control and own the entire world around them. Theres another similarity between the two of them, and thats that life seems good because of the constant flow of propaganda but in reality you can see theres major problems like the hordes of cockroaches, the unhealthy life styles, and poverty like the hospital on the moon leaking oxygen through that decayed room. In Feed, people are constantly manipulated in every way, from the feeds to school, but their rules are not enforced, just extremely persuasive. The corporations make sure that everyone is caught up in their own little worlds and not paying attention to anything except them by giving you all resources you would want or need through the feeds.
Both of these books talk about totalitarianism societies, while Feed, is less extreme with more freedom, and 1984, is more brutal, they both convey the same point of avoiding becoming societies like these.
In 1984 and Feed the over-riding theme is that there are controlling governments. In both books, they have totalitarian societies. In 1984, the book is centered around a city called Oceania. The citizens of Oceania worship their ruler who is known as Big Brother. Big Brother is a man who creates all the rules, determines the consequences, changes the language you speak and makes you believe whatever he feels is important. In Feed, the people are watched just the like citizens of 1984. However, in Feed, they use “feeds” that are implanted into your brains to monitor and influence your thoughts.
In 1984, Big Brother is basically the ruler and takes away all your freedom. In1984, the governments monitors you 247 with tele-screens all around the city. If you dare to rebel, the thought police will be out to get you. Since Big Brother is a ruler and nobody likes him, the government has to use propaganda posters to make people accept and like him. It’s also used as an intimidation tactic so people feel he’s watching them too. On the other hand, Feed is a totalitarian society controlled by “feeds” implanted into your brain which monitors and influences your thoughts. In Feed, they will use advertisements and messages to make you buy things from the government. Feed is put under control of the organizations while in 1984, it is run by the government. In 1984, the philosophy is to obey Big Brother. Everything revolves around him.
In 1984, you will have to abide by Big Brother or if he says to not do something, you cannot do it. For example he said no sex, but people would not listen. In 1984, the control is more serious and direct. In Feed, you have an illusion of a little more freedom. You can do more things, go places and what you want. But you are still controlled by the government with chips in your brain.
In conclusion, I think that both 1984 and Feed are meant to keep people under deep control but just in different ways. The similarity is that they are both controlled by the government which is ultimately totalitarianism.
Bradley and Ethan:
Feed and 1984 are both books about oppressive governments that are ruled extremely similarly, but are upheld very differently. From first sight, feed is a book about dumb teenagers in the future in space. 1984 is an old man fighting against an oppressive government. In 1984 Winston was fighting against the thought police who are deployed by Big Brother, a thing shrouded in mystery. He is fighting for his freedom, his happiness, and his love, Julia. In Feed there are no thought police and no sign of an oppressive government which is actually scarier. If you look deeper there is a chip that know everything they do, think, and desire. The people that get this information in feed are the big businesses that control everything including the president and how kid are taught. They get rid of history classes so that they do not know what it was like before the feed and they like it because they were raised to think that history was boring. 1984 instead of not teaching it they create a new one that is in their favor. Feed these teenagers are dumb and we consider them dumb because we look from a different perspective, but their not brainwashed yet. 1984 on the other hand, we see them as brainwashed because the perspective is so much different, but dumb and brainwashed are just different sides of the spectrum.
The similarities are small, but they are there. The Feed has the same job as the thought police, they give big businesses complete controlled of their mind and can manipulate or conform to their liking. Big Brother would then take the subject and go torture them until they got what they wanted. The thing that makes the feed scary is that they can change their thoughts without even being near them through the power of suggestion. History in both of these book are all blurred, Feed persuades them to not like history and that being their preference it is not done with force witch is unlike 1984. The people in both of these books are effected in similar way, Brainwashed and dumb. Dumb is just a milder form of brainwashed because all dumb people are brainwashed, but not everybody brainwashed isn’t dumb. Dumb in are eyes is because their society sees it not to be dumb, but correct. So even though these book are literally centuries apart they are actually very similar. Even thought the technology and methods art different.
Fenton and Isaiah B:
Feed is similar to 1984 because they are both suppressing there societies to do what they want. However, they are different because in 1984, they are doing it just to keep power and nothing else. But in Feed its the corporations that want power so they can have power and also make money not just to have power but to make a profit.
In feed, people are controlled by the feed that's in there brain. If you control a wide of number people and make them all the same type of personality then you can make the world the same. If you can control what someone thinks then you can have control of what they do and how they think. That is what the feed does because its in your head and targets your personality then runs ads based on it. However, the feed categorizes people into personality types and then makes you think what other people think in that category and then you lose your personality and become like everybody else. That’s the problem with the feed. In 1984, your controlled by Big brother which holds power over you. They install fear in people's eyes which allows them to be able to control you. Much like Hitlers Germany, in 1984 people are rewarded with there allegiance to Big brother whither it might be more food or columns on them in the newspaper. Even though both books look different on the outside they are the same thing because they both control how you are make it so that you can't rebel. 1984 uses force to make sure you don't do anything while Feed controls you by making you no different then someone else which then hinders you from being able to rebel.
So how is feed different from 1984? In feed, the corporations are the ones that are suppressing the people rather then in 1984 how it's the government. The feed is run by companies which hold the power because they are constantly in your head and see what you think and target you. I think the companies also have power in the government because of the evidence found in the presidents speech. He tells the people of America that the allegations of the corporations being bad are wrong. He tells them that if they believe in freedom they would not be mad at the corporations because they have the right to do what they want. I think some key words in his speech which can be considered propaganda is when he says “American” corporations because he takes time to add that in his speech when he can easily just say corporations. It makes people not get mad because its there own people. The motive in feed is much different then 1984 because in feed they are trying to get money and power out of it but in 1984 they are doing it so nothing changes in the society. In 1984, the sole purpose of them having power is to keep power. What I mean by that is they get nothing out of being in charge then just being in charge. In Feed, the corporations get money and power out of the government but in 1984 everything Big brother does is not to gain but more so there is no rebellion. That is why it's different then feed because they just keep suppressing the masses.
Control is needed in all aspects of life, it binds us and helps us and makes us prosper if used in the right way. But I believe that Feed has a lot more control of its people than Big Brother does in 1984.
Although they both controntrol their people feed has a lot better control because of their technology. Everyone in Feed has a microchip in the back of their head that is pretty much an unlimited source of knowledge in one place they have made it so that they have enough control over the people that they can just turn the person off like a machine and they do not need a very large police force. What they have on each person is like a facebook except it shows all their inner thoughts and it shows their exact location it shows what they want every thing about that person is racked up into that profile. This corporation not a government it is a business that manages everyones Feeds. This corporation owns everything that is how they became so powerful without them there will be nothing. They have also made it so people can't function without the Feed. They are in TOTAL CONTROL!
Even though 1984 has less control they are still have the majority of the population in their grasp. The reason that people revolt in this community is because they know too much. People like Winston and Big Brothers right hand man revolted is because they decided what Big Brother was doing was bad and they wanted to stop it. This society came into power by pumping enough propaganda and fear into the people to make sure they won't go against his judgement. This is a society that relies on cameras and police to enforce the law but even then they still can't see their inner thoughts and emotions.
Control is need it helps us make the right decisions and drives us away from the wrong ones it is the perimeters of life but when there is too much control there is confinement and that leads to depression which leads to revolt and war. Control is needed in all aspects of life, it binds us and helps us and makes us prosper if used in the right way.
A totalitarian government is always an oppressive one. The only reason for totalitarian rule is for the leaders to have complete power over the people for the benefit of themselves. Whether the government controls you mentally like in Feed, or physically like in 1984, they are both extremely oppressive.
The methods used by the government to control the people in 1984 and Feed are completely different, but in the end they both boil down to complete mind control of all individuals. The way the government accomplishes this in 1984 is by 24/7 monitoring of everybody by implementing telescreens everywhere that pick up everything you say and every movement you make, and by making a “thought police” that will torture you and make you completely just vanish if you are thought to be a traitor. This makes people so scared that they don’t even think about rebellion towards the government, and even if they did, they could not communicate them to one another to start a rebellion. In Feed, the government holds control over the people in a very different manner. They let people have freedoms such as cars and vacations and nice clothes and houses, but they are also given chips called the feed that is put into your head to broadcast their version of the internet which would be extremely hard to live without in the society. The Feed is in your brain, and it knows everything about you. what you want, what you don't like, your thoughts, your emotions, and the government can access all of this information. Corporations control the feed and advertise stuff to you all day long and they make the loads of money off of it. This controls people because they always want to buy
The setting in 1984 and feed are very different from each other. In feed the society is a pretty lively one where people can go to the mall and visit the moon and they all live in pretty nice houses and most have flying cars. The setting in 1984 is the opposite to the extreme. People in 1984 live in extreme poverty in dilapidated houses with very little to even eat or drink and they have zero fun or excitement or love just pure fear.
The people in 1984 and feed seem very different from each other but in reality they aren’t that different at all. In 1984 the people have been completely brainwashed by the government into believing that they live in a luxurious place with an amazing government. Although they were brainwashed into thinking they live a great life they still all hate life. Everybody is in constant fear of being killed or taken and tortured and that makes it impossible to enjoy life. In Feed the people have a lot of freedoms that the people in 1984 don't have. They can go shopping and fly around their cars and have relationships and actual lives and even trip to the moon. But, the feed implanted into their brains floods them with ads and makes them unable to enjoy life because they are always wanting something new that they won't even care about and they can’t ever turn off the commercials. They can also access all information they ever wanted, so they are extremely just bored with life and have no questions. Both societies consist of brainwashed people that are just being controlled for the benefit of the government, they are just ruled from different methods of control.
Austin and Caelin:The people who are in control in 1984 and Feed use different methods and have different ideals, but both have the same goal: to maintain control. In Feed, the people in control are not the governments, but the companies that are running the Feed. This is in contrast to 1984 where the government is always in control and there are no companies in the 1984 universe. The main similarity would be that the people in control have the ability to always remain in control. The Feed is a powerful tool that people use in order to control everyone. No one realizes that they are being controlled, and if they did, they’re fine with it because they have the Feed. However, in 1984 the government is always expressing dominance and is forcefully controlling the people. However, they’re making it so that they don’t realize that they’re being controlled by simply making them love the party. In Feed, they just divert everyone’s attention to something else. However, they’re indirectly controlling them by suggesting things to them that they might not want. How the Feed manages to do this so well is by making everyone bored of everything. Things just change so fast that you don’t have time to dwell on anything that comes out. Within a week of something new being introduced, it’s immediately replaced by something “newer”. A really big similarity between the two is that no one in either society is happy. No one in either society is content with their life. Everyone in the Feed world is generally bored and they’re always looking for something to do. On the other hand, in 1984, everyone is usually miserable and sad. They spend their time either drinking or doing nothing. Both societies are societies that are bent on control and endless supply and demand. Feed is always making new things to sell while 1984 is in a constant war state that is always demanding resources. One other very big thing within these two worlds is the language. The language has been cut down to only what they need to say. In 1984, it is referred to as newspeak. The words are cut down to the bare minimum. In Feed, their language is simply degrading. They all talk like a middle schooler who thinks he’s cool. In some senses, the Feed world is on it’s way to where the 1984 world is. By doing this, the people in both societies are having their thoughts limited. No one knows how to speak well and words are limited, and therefore so is thought. People are becoming ignorant to words. 1984 and Feed do have some key differences in their process of what they’re doing. 1984 is a government ruling by absolute control and dominance. Feed, is being controlled by corporations, and by distracting everyone from what is really happening in the world. Most of the people in these worlds are ignorant that they are being controlled, no those that are aware are being controlled.
By Emma and Aly
The two societies in the books: “Feed” and “1984” both have a sense of totalitarianism, but in different ways. The differences of the two societies are the way that totalitarianism is being pushed across. The societies in terms of control are very different, in Feed the people are more care free and have a passion for life, while in 1984 it is the complete opposite. George Orwells 1984 has a sense of fear at all times as the government or “party” is always watching you. Everyone living a life of pain no matter how much power you contain. The main way to rebel being to fall in love and showing emotions towards people. But in Feed instead of having a lead party bringing fear to everyone, the people in power use the feed. The feed is a chip inside everyones minds that controls each and every one of them. The key difference being that this population loves the feed and can’t stand living without it. To rebel would mean to ignore the feed and not shop or buy any objects the feed is trying to sell to you.
The similarities of the two stories are all based on the fact that the societies are in a totalitarian type of government. Both societies were facing a supposed problem that a group of people stepped up to change and fix. Leaving the people of the towns to be brainwashed to believe that the changes that were made were for the best. Being fed lies so that the people wouldn’t want to rebel and would accept the certain requirements to live in such a society. An example of control from 1984 is Newspeak. Newspeak was changing the vocabulary and dictionary of the people, its purpose being to control the thoughts of the people because most people think in words. If the society was unable to think then they would be unable to feel emotions. As well the same thing happened in Feed, the government controlling or changing the language to control the people of the society. In Feed they make the language much more simple using the words, “Like, Totes, Meg” and more, showing that they don’t have a broad vocabulary. With the vocabulary of the people being very small and not meaningful the people could not be smart. They also prevented from becoming or being smart by changing the ways children were being taught. In schools the governments no longer teach or run the programs, now the corporations run the schools. Instead of teaching old facts and useful information that would make students smarter, they teach the children about how to find great products to buy.
One Page Essay (Trevor & Krislyn)
In both societies there is something or someone who is controlling how you live and what you do. In 1984, a city called Oceania is living a life of a totalitarian society. The citizens of Oceania worship their ruler Big Brother. Big Brother is a dictator that creates the rules, determines the consequences, changes the language you speak and makes you believe whatever he wants you to. The party makes you think that, “War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength” and are hearing that constantly wherever you go until it is stuck in your head. The government places telescreens all around the city watching your every move, waiting to find a reason to turn you in. One day Winston and Julia decide to meet up in the room above the junk shop. When they are looking out the window at the red headed girl outside, the telescreen behind a picture on the wall says to them, “You are the dead.”They also have another resource to keep an eye on you, called the Junior Spies. These young children are trained to favor Big Brother and turn their own parents in. Parsons was one of them. He explains to Winston that his daughter was listening through the key hole and turned them in. Parsons was proud of her because he said that he was getting out of hand and it was better to be turned in before it was too late. In Oceania, people are brainwashed by propaganda that Big Brother forces upon them. They rebel against the government in whatever way they can to escape the boring reality they live in.
Feed is a totalitarian society that is controlled by organizations and their options that they want you to have. The citizens in feed are maintained like 1984. People are kept in control through media by companies and organizations that purchase feed through advertisement, space, classing and the organization of people by personality. Corporations such as feed net own people’s feeds to take control and makes the society fall apart. Victoria comes over to Titus’ house one night to eat and bond with his parents. Titus’ dad asks what was their plans for later. Victoria explains that they were planning to take a stroll in the park. His dad replies that the trees were all cut down and it was turned into an air factory. Victoria was in shock replying that they should not have done that because we need trees to produce oxygen in order to breathe. Most of the society does not think anything of the feed because they have always had it. Since they have always had the feed, they have relied on it to give them information at their fingertips and basically makes their decisions for them. When they do not have hands on the feed they don’t enjoy the life that they are living.
Feed is under the control of organizations, while 1984 is run by the government. We feel that neither of these societies are fully living. People are miserable and brainwashed. In 1984 they are not allowed to love or have thoughts. In feed, their life is opposite, but similar. They can’t think on their own and the only options that they have are limited. Not making decisions on their own it makes us feel that the feed is similar to a robots for the government because the feed only makes choices the government offers them.
By Kai and Sean
Even though both societies are very similar in that they are controlled, they vary in the method and style of control being used. Both societies use a form of control to have an ultimate or greater power that looms over the people. These powers in both stories change basic information as a test of power or to complete a mission of the greater power.In both stories there is a pyramid scheme of power and freedom. They include the greater power or ruling group with the most power and freedom, then the people working for the greater power with limited freedom and little power, and finally everyone else with virtually no power or freedom. Both powers also use words and the destruction of language to manage rebellion and mask expression. In both societies all the citizens that have little to no power are completely under control and are watched at all times. In 1984, they have the thought police and the Telescreens. You cant do anything thats against the government. You cant even think of doing something thats against the government or the rules they set. The thought police will find out if you are thinking something wrong by spotting different movements that you don’t usually do. Everyone the government wants is being watched by Big brother and the all the governments tools. But not everyone in both societies are being watched. Both stories have another class or group of people on the bottom. In 1984 they are the Proletariat and in feed they are just a less fortunate people. They both don’t have enough money or opportunities/resources. In both societies they are thought by the greater power to be useless or not worth it. In Feed everyone with the feed is being watched as well. The companies, organizations, and industries control their thoughts and their feeds. They monitor your messages, thoughts, dreams, goals, and everything in your life. The feed controls your actions by keeping certain thoughts or informing you about things the organizations want you to remember or see. Also it is said to be a limitless resource but you only see what your supposed to find. Both societies have a greater power and are limitlessly controlled.
Even though both societies share the fact of a limitlessly controlling power, each power use different methods in control and result. For 1984 the goal and result of the powers control is just limitless power and an everlasting army of slaves.The difference in method is that in 1984 the government is on top and there is no other place to go. The government and party are the greatest and ultimately great power above everything else. Everything works for the government. The result is the society is falling apart but the government lies to the people because they can control their thoughts.This makes them do what they want and think what they think. The people do this because the government threatens them with torture and pain in the ministry of love. The difference between the societies in this topic is that in feed they promise them good instead of what I said that 1984 threatens them. Feed promises them dictionaries, encyclopedias and limitless capabilities by putting in the feed. In Feed organizations and companies are on top. Industries such as “America Feed” or “Feed net,” control or own the feed and sell advertising space to companies that sell products to make the people by products to pay for ad space and the circle repeats. The government has lost all control and actually is fading away. Feed is a marketing and monopoly Utopia. Instead of power, which is the goal from 1984, the main goal of the industries is money. By making the money they have, they ultimately have gained all the power. I think this is a much better society because everyone is happy. Maybe some being naive or ignorant but still happy. The people work for and pay the companies. Which differs from 1984 where money isn’t much of factor besides that in 1984 money worth has plummeted. So 4 dollars could rent a room for a night. Whereas in feed money has skyrocketed, a pair of really cheep khaki pants would be 150 dollars. In 1894 the government has limitlessly in power and will always be so. Whereas in feed there is still a little freedom. There are many companies with the power so there is still some competition. Yet even though both societies are under control, they differ in the method and style of power and control being used.
Nicole:In both 1984 and Feed, the societies are being controlled in very similar but also different ways. Those in power use different techniques into controlling the citizens. In 1984, people are being controlled by having nothing. This works because they must obtain food, clothes, etc from the government in power. The community of Oceania assumes that the government is making them better by changing history. This way they make sure everyone knows that the chocolate portion for example has increased, although it has not. In Feed, the boundaries are much different that are given to the people. With the Feed, people can make different decisions but are highly influenced by the Feed. The Feed is controlled by companies that suggest products that you might want to buy or words that you could use. People are given a lot more freedom rather than in 1984, where you must think the same as everyone. 1984 is controlled by the government from forcing people into believing what they want them to believe. This way, people feel like the government is on their side, so they cant rebel against the government. If the citizens of Oceania do not realize that they are being tricked into loving the government, then they are perfectly happy. In Feed you believe that there is nothing better then the Feed, and cant imagine living without it. It is a great gift that does not seem to be controlling you when it actually is. The Feed will send you different ads that go with what products you look at and your personality so it knows exactly what you want and will try to make you spend money so the companies will stay in power. Those who rebel against the Feed may do as they like unlike 1984, where you cant rebel because you will be turned in and tortured. Rebels in Feed don’t seem to be a threat to power unlike 1984 because if all the citizens happen to think of rebelling, then it seems possible.
Both 1984 and Feed use technology to trick people. In 1984, telescreens are used in most households to watch the people and to give important news updates. The telescreens help the government to keep the people in order. In the book Feed, Feeds are used in the same way but rather than keeping an eye on you, they give suggestions that are highly recommended from the companies in power. Newspeak is a language restriction that is used in Oceania that allows only happy and good words such as ungood instead of bad, terrible, or horrible. The Feed seems to be very similar with using certain words that have mutliple definitions such as unit or meg. By using language restrictions, you are not thinking as much which means that you wont be able to rebel against the government. Both societies have the different level of classes including the lower class, that receives the least amount of money. In 1984, that is the proles or workers and because they do not have money, the government assumes they are dumb and don’t care that they have no telescreen to watch them. In Feed, the lower class that Victoria is in do not all have Feeds. It seems like those with less can be smarter because they tend to think and realize more without the technology. The companies and governments in power make sure they have nothing to stay in control. Each generation raised by those in control seem to be more brainwashed. Those in Feed and 1984 are taught at a very young age about the love of Big Brother or buying products. People in power take advantage of the new generation for learning.
Tyler Allen and Joshua Millar 1 page essay
We are reading two books, one called 1984 and the other called Feed. In these books it is a totalitarian environment. What I mean by totalitarian environment is the society is being completely controlled by the government. In 1984, the big brother or the government was the thing that was taking total control of the society. In feed, it was the feeds that were transplanted into their head. We know what is controlling the societies but how are these two societies being controlled.
In 1984, Big Brother controls the totalitarianism regime. They use things like telescreens and thought police to keep an eye out for any rebellious moves. This society was so controlling that if you rebelled, you were killed and erased from society. Also, if you hated Big Brother, they made you love him using your worst fear against you. They were so controlling that adults own kids would even turn their parents in if they did a rebellious act. In feed, the feed in their brain controls them. Big name companies own the feeds. In our society, it would be companies such as apple. It makes it seem as if it is giving them options in decisions but actually it is only giving them options that help the company.
In 1984, the environment is very depressing and sad and in Feed it is wild and crazy. There are flashing lights and loud music all over the place. In both the societies the living environment was not pleasing to live in. With this, we can infer that if people don’t like the place there living in they will want to change it. So in both books, people rebel against the government. In feed, the people wearing the feeds don’t know they are being controlled. In 1984, they know they are being controlled and learn to love it because of the torture. In Feed, the environment is very bad because of the smoke that the big factories make. Because of all this smoke and pollution, it causes lesions on peoples skin. The big companies that are making all this pollution also own the feeds. With the feeds, they make them think that the lesions are sexy and cool. With this, the people don’t think that the smoke and stuff is causing it.
In conclusion, we have explained how and what is controlling the two societies. In these societies, we can conclude that the control comes from the higher power people but in different methods. These two societies have mastered the totalitarianism government type, by manipulating and controlling the different people that live in the society. The governments force false emotions upon them to make them think it is good.
1984 and Feed 1 page summary Blaine and Reyn
I think that 1984 and feed are very different books that are almost identical in the idea that they are both under control and have advanced technology. The two things that have the people under control are definitely complex machinery that are always monitoring them and what they do, the feeds are guiding them around while the 1984 tele screens monitor them and people tell them where to go and what to do. I think that while they seem different they are the same. For example, if you were driving down a road and a GPs told you to turn right or gave you and example to turn right then you would turn right even though you can go left. Another similarity is that usually the kids in both books did not love their parents. They could easily abandon their parents. While many of the kids are rich and can buy whatever they want they don’t care where the money comes from, they are just happy that the money is coming into their accounts and that they can buy things.
The use of technologies are different in the way they control people. In feed they use a thing called the feed to control you. The feed is planted in your brain and it influences on what you got to do. In 1984, they use a tele screen as there technology to control the people. The tele screen monitors everyone on what they are doing. If you are doing something bad, the people will come and get you. In Feed, they know about the feed but they don’t know how it is affecting them. In 1984, they are kind of aware they are being controlled because they new they were ordered around to do everything. The tele screens couldn’t tell you anything but you always knew they were around so you wouldn’t do anything bad. In feed, it encouraged you more on things you liked and they have no idea there is a feed. In 1984, they do more stuff in secret. For example, when Julia and Winston started there relationship, they were super cautious about they were gonna do because if they got spotted, they would get arrested but they government and tortured. In feed, they were encouraged to do bad things and they would get away with it. For example, they were trying to break open the beer machine. In feed, the kids were kind of spoiled and they didn’t know about there parents. They didn’t have a good bond. In 1984, they had to know everything about there parents and what they were doing and thinking. “…It’s like a spiral: They keep making everything more basic so it will appeal to everyone. And gradually, everyone gets used to everything being basic, so we get less and less varied as people, more simple. I think it means the feeds are controlling how they think about products. Is the technology really the reason why the people are under control, or is it the people?
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