Government Control In 1984 By George Orwell's 1984

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The novel 1984 by George Orwell presents the readers an image of a totalitarian society that explores a world of control, power, and corruption. The main idea of government control presents itself in the novel by protecting and listening to the people of Oceania. However, Orwell suggests giving too much power to the government is a mistake because eventually the decisions they make will not be about the people anymore but rather themselves. In 1984, the power and corruption the party has is overwhelming for the people. There are no ways around the beliefs of the Party, the party attempts to control and eventually destroy any mental or physical resistance against their beliefs. The agenda for the party is to obtain mind control over its people and force them to adore their leader. The methods the Party uses to achieve its goal are: the use of constant propaganda and surveillance, the rewriting of history, and Room 101. The…show more content…
The government uses these slogans as an influence on how their people should be. Everywhere they go they having constant reminders appear how one should act. The creation of Newspeak was from the idea of deleting all of the words that think against the government. “In Oceania at the present day, Science, in the old sense, has almost ceased to exist. In Newspeak there is no word for 'Science '. The empirical method of thought, on which all the scientific achievements of the past were founded, is opposed to the most fundamental principles of Ingsoc. And even technological progress only happens when its products can in some way be used for the diminution of human liberty” (Orwell 244). It is said that all inner party members view the language newspeak as a coming of faith. They hope that the creation of a new dictionary is to instill peace in the society they live in. However, in reality it is used through science and technology to curtail privacy and freedom among the

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