What is the Truth.

Who's words can you trust?

"beneath this mask there is more than flesh. beneath this mask there is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bullet-proof."

The quote is stated by V, the protagonist of the movie V for Vendetta. V was stating this to Mr. Creedy right before he killed him after Mr. Creedy asked how are you still alive. The relation to this quote and dystopian societies is that it bases itself around the belief that the only way to escape the dystopian society is to believe in an idea and let that be the goal and that nothing will stop or kill the idea. The true life relationship is the it's the idea of that leads to events like the Million Mask March.


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Dystopian Today

The world takes much of its interest from reading about popular dystopian societies such as 1984, Hunger Games, and Star Wars have become the common place, but the meaning behind these popular books is to relate to the world we live in today. The world is separated just like in the all these novels such as the poor people live in areas such as the city and rural areas while the richer people reside in the suburbs. For the most part the social class you are in is what you will die in like they say “The only way to leave the hood is either to rap or in a body bag.” The other thing that is alike with dystopian societies and the world we live in today is that the poor are treated and regarded as lesser people to some of the wealthy. This is a way of keeping the poor where they are and keeping the rich where they are.

One of the greatest themes in the novel 1984 is Big Brother who is always watching. Big brother is connected to the American government because the government has been gathering information on most of the Americans through the internet like the article called “Big Data, Meets Big Brother”, it explains how “the executive branch has made 33,900 requests to surveillance to a special court created to make sure there are solid grounds to grant surveillance powers" (Zakaria.)They have slowly been gathering signatures and plenty of the people to which support the government and are no threat to national security. Why does the government spy on lives of people who serve no threat to the country and the so called freedom it protects? The relation of big brother and the American government is very apparent and simply comparing it to the government can show through the author’s hidden meaning behind the novel.

Every morning we rise and sit according to a bell. We don’t speak unless spoken to and if we have raised our hand prior to being acknowledged. We live in a country that was built and raised on freedom yet when we go to school many of those freedoms to which have been given as a right to us at birth have been taken away simply because we stepped into a building they refer to as school. School, the base of all learning to where we are taught sometimes half-truths just so our minds don’t grow and progress in a way to which we begin to question the very country to which we reside in. We are brainwashed to believe America as the hero of the world yet when you truly look into what America is the very last thing than a hero.

Technology has been one of the greatest advances in the past twenty years. Many of the current generations have grown up completely with the ability to use technology to make their lives easier, however very few people truly know what is happening every time they get on the Internet. Every little thing people do on the Internet can be recorded and quite simply be used against them in the case of in proper word usage such as bomb, terrorist, and blow up. The worst thing about it is if the government considers you a threat they can instantly arrest you without letting you know.


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Nicole Segismundo

Radioactive by Imagine Dragons by Nicole Segismundo

radioactive lyrics

Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa

I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals

I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I'm radioactive, radioactive

I raise my flags, don my clothes
It's a revolution, I suppose
We'll paint it red to fit right in
Whoa

I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I'm radioactive, radioactive

All systems go, the sun hasn't died
Deep in my bones, straight from inside

I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I'm radioactive, radioactive
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I'm radioactive, radioactive


1984 trailer reason

Radioactive sung by Imagine Dragons is a song that perfectly relates to the themes of 1984. The song talks about a soon to be coming revolution to bring upon a new age. It directly relates to dystopian societies as a whole because it speaks of a revolution, which is one of the biggest parts of dystopian societies. Every dystopian society contains a group that is endeavoring to change the current regime that controls their every life. The concept of having a rise of people who oppose the government that they are to be subservient to is around underlying meaning of the song.

The song connects to Winston’s life and the lyrics of this song are apparent because he awoke with intents of opposing big brother and the party as a whole. He refused to step down and just fall to oppressing government that controls his entire country. Winston awoke and felt without him knowing the reason that what big brother and all of what he has known in life to be lies instead of being like most. He refused to stick to and become like the rest of the people he lived around. The song describes an apocalypse that directly correlated with the war that is soon to be coming to have the capability to change the world for the greater good or for the complete end of mankind. The description could also mean that if the world continues the way it does the only possible ending is the end of the world.


Cease government global interferference

Thursday, Dec. 26th 2013 at 12pm

3333 Buford Drive

Buford, GA

Arrive in all white and athletic shoes incase you need to run. We will protest American interference in global matters. When you arrive be prepared to march around the mall and cause as much peaceful protest and gain support for our cause. We need to end American involvement in foreign affairs.


Real World dystopia

North Korea is a country that is a living example of a dystopia. The citizens are brainwashed into worshipping a leader as a god without having the chance to decide for themselves because if they disobey they will be killed without a seconds thought. The people who live there are told to do everything just to support the country not themselves. The entire country is under surveillance and not allowed to leave to any other place outside the border.


school dystopian

Arrive at the toll of the bell.

Seeing the people rush to class in a hurry

vending machines packed ready to sell.

The warning bell telling all the mice to scurry.

To wear blue and show that you have pride.

Too short, too revealing, not following the dress code.

Everyone show up Friday and support the tribe.

No break fully scheduled time never able to unload.

When we eat when we arrive when we leave all decided for us.

Every morning we must rise and pledge allegiance to thee.

No matter what you must come car, walking, or bus.

One day we must all see

the dystopian society we were brought in.

Everyone told to treat each other like kin.


Works Cited

Imagine Dragon. Radioactive. Alex Da Kid, 2012. MP3.

Orwell, George. 1984: A Novel. New York, NY: Published by Signet Classic, 1977. Print.

V for Vendetta. James McTeigue. Perf. Hugo Weaving , Natalie Portman, and Rupert Graves. 2005. Film.

Zakarla, Fareed. "Big Data, Meet Big Brother." Time 8 July 2013: n. pag. Print.