Comparison To Big Brother And George Orwell's 1984

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Joseph Stalin was born on December 18, 1879. His was born with the name Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (bbc.co.uk). The mom of Stalin was a washerwomen and his dad was a cobbler. He grew up in a world of poverty and illness. At the age of seven he had caught small pox. The small pox left a huge impact on him because he was left with a pockmarked face and his left arm noticeably deformed. He was constantly bullied by his peers and felt he needed to prove himself. Stalin was an only child who had to also endure the beatings of his alcoholic father (History.com). He earned a scholarship to study priesthood in the city of Tblisi. It was in studying priesthood that he started to read the work of Karl Marx, a German social philosopher. He then…show more content…
Stalin took his last breath on March 5, 1953 after a long night of drinking. Mixed emotions fluttered throughout the Soviet Union. Some mourned a great leader who made the Soviet Union an industrial power, while others were ecstatic that the man who killed 20 million people was dead. Joseph Stalin can be compared to Big Brother in the novel 1984, by George Orwell. The thought police arrest Winston for posing a threat to Big Brother. This resembles Stalin’s “Great Purge” through the society. Stalin specifically plotted against people who did not agree with him. The people who did not follow Stalin were imprisoned or executed. Winston is put into the Ministry of Love and is tortured for defying Big Brother. Joseph Stalin and Big Brother are also two people who rewrite history. The Ministry of Truth is erasing every single record that Oceania is at war with Eastasia. Big Brother has the power to control his people and history. Similarly in Russia, Stalin rewrites his own history by saying that there was never an alliance between himself and Adolf Hitler in World War two. Both Big Brother and Joseph Stalin rule with absolute power. They rule with control and make their people believe whatever they say. Stalin and Big Brother are without a doubt similar and rule their country with an iron
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