Achizophrenic Life In George Orwell's Novel 1984 By George Orwell

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A schizophrenic Life George Orwell’s novel 1984 tells a grueling story about the country of Oceania and the mindless community that serves the government. The country is controlled by a party that follows the rules of the totalitarian government known as Ingsoc. The party has created a fictional figure known as Big Brother and posted his picture everywhere in the country with a slogan “Big Brother Is Watching You” (Orwell 2). The laws of the Oceania are very elaborate. They have control over all aspects of the prole’s lives, including their children, the way that they think through the language that they speak, their facial expressions and even their intimate relationships. Overall the government has created a society of walking robots with…show more content…
The main character in the story Winston Smith makes sure that he “set his features into the expression of quiet optimism which it was advisable to wear when facing the telescreen” (5). The proles showed no emotion in their face. It was important for them to watch their expressions especially anger. Any emotion that showed judgment to the government would be taken as ill-thoughts towards the government and they would endure punishment. In order to control their language as well, the government had created a language called newspeak. “Newspeak was the official language of Oceania and had been devised to meet the ideological needs of Ingsoc, or English Socialism” (299). The government wanted to replace oldspeak in order to gain better control of the proles. Newspeak was intended to “not only provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but make all other modes of thought impossible” (299-300). The party had started to pick up on the new language, but they didn’t expect the language to be in full effect till 2050. This is an ongoing development within the government to gain more control over the proles in their thoughts and
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