Totalitarianism is like

The Red Death from How to Train Your Dragon

The Red Death represents the state

The "fire" symbolizes the power the state has and how the people fear it

The Smaller Dragons represent the powerless people

the "cave" symbolizes the peoples conditions are not as important as the sates necessities

Because

  • One person has unbelievable power enabling them to control others
  • The Smaller Dragons (people) have no choice but listen to Red Death (state) or die
  • To have lots of power you need people you control to do the work for you and blindly follow you