Overall, Hitler’s Third Reich was concerned with preservation of power in order to ... ... middle of paper ... ...ng the Holocaust. Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 warns against a future of “men all over the world [losing] their most human qualities, [becoming] soulless automatons” due to the corruption of modern politics (Fromm 324). The manipulation of truth through propaganda, purging of undesirable elements, and overwhelming desire for power that were expressed as fears in the novel became realities in Hitler’s Third Reich. Both governments imposed oppressive rule in pursuit of a supposed “greater good” but ultimately, the only thing both governments achieved was creating a society of fearful, imprisoned people who lost sight of truth due to the oppressive environments they were living in. Winston, who strongly desires to rebel against the government and despises Big Brother, speaks of the lack of privacy due to the massive amounts of technology monitoring his every move.
George Orwell’s brilliant character description of Winston takes the readers deep into Winston’s heart and together we live through Winston’s life. His struggles against the party give inspirational philosophies not only about the dangers a totalitarian government brings, but also a man’s physical limitation and the abusive power of modern technology. There is no “I” in the word freedom but it exists in totalitarian. As a member of the outer party, Winston constantly witnesses the inner party’s evil doings. From limiting languages, manipulation of th...
That the book was taken by many as a condemnation of socialism would have troubled Orwell greatly, had he lived to see the aftermath of his work. 1984 was a warning against totalitarianism and state sponsored brutality driven by excess technology. Socialist idealism in 1984 had turned to a total loss of individual freedom in exchange for false security and obedience to a totalitarian government, a dysutopia. 1984 was more than a simple warning to the socialists of Orwell's time. There are many complex philosophical issues buried deep within Orwell's satire and fiction.
He also changes the point of view to the second person, causing the reader to feel the emotion directed at themselves. This writing alone makes the reader understand how Winston’s seemingly obvious position in society is obscured by the complexity of his situation. By studying this passage, a reader will begin to understand the manipulation and confusion that a totalitarian government can cause, destroying the sanity of its people until they have no choice but to obey. Winston even admits that despite all the claims he could make against his governments validity, the government could be right. He know he does not have the mental ability to figure everything out on his own, so it was inevitable for him to eventually
Next, Syme states “It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words”, alluding to the idea of Newspeak (28). This statement directly correlates to Winston speaking with other party members to gain knowledge about how others feels about policies deployed by the government. This information-seeking also connects with Winston`s rebellion, as he actively searched for others to join his uprising, which is shown when Winston tells O’Brien “We want to join [The Brotherhood]” (171). Winston’s attempt to join a rebellious organization exhibits his evident desire to release his suppressed emotions. Winston devises a very methodical approach to deal with the problematic society he resides in.
In both, the novel and the war, a powerful leader led a group of people to create disorder in the society. In the novel Lord of the Flies by William Golding, he showed various examples of the cruelty of the World War II through the boys’ behavior, and Golding exploits symbolism as a social commentary in World War II. Hitler represented the evil side of any human beings in the world, and he had done many brutal actions towards people. Adolf Hitler was a little-known political leader whose early life had been marked by disappointment. He formed the Nazis party, where they shared the belief that Germany are required to overturn the Treaty of Versailles.
1984 written by George Orwell can be described as one of the most dramatic and realistic displays of writing, presenting the jeopardy of one's lives and society through an oppressive government. The book forces the audience to face their own thoughts that make them see themselves in Smith's position. Orwell purposefully creates such a dystopia where there is no hope and all freedoms are nonexistent in order to show how different a government can be if it is allowed to. The novel was written following World War II, at the start of the Cold War and before major media advancements. Orwells prediction of totalitarian governments is surprisingly true even in America as the government is able to monitor anyone anywhere.
Destruction of individuality is an idea both authors explore to expose the broad social wrong of an oppressive society. Both Orwell and Niccol use their protagonists to demonstrate how dictatorial governments that destroy any semblance of individuality are inherently wrong. Orwell uses third person narration, which directly follows his protagonist as he fights to maintain his individuality in a society driven to eliminate the capability of “love, or friendship, or joy of living” by making him “hollow”. By employing the use third person narration Orwell portrays to the reader that even an individual with powerful intent to remain different can be broken down and made to believe that “2+2 = 5”. Similarly, Niccol uses extreme close up shots focusing on Vincent’s cleaning process and the motif of constant DNA checks to reinforce how authoritarian societies can demolish all sense of individuality.
However, the fear that this imaginery person/ organization imposed on society was real. Winston Smith, the protagonist, feels like the only person who sees what Big Brother is doing to society- watching thier every movements, limiting their freedoms, lying through the news, and distracting people from the real problems that were at hand. The underlying problem was that Big Brother tried to instill fear in people so that they do not rebel. Fear was his tool for taking control of society. I believe that this book was a result of a premonintion that George Orwell had about the future; this book was a warning, but this warning was and is overlooked.
Acknowledging George Orwell’s construction of an unrelenting as well as indestructible power presence in the year (and the novel) of Nineteen Eighty-Four, through which Orwell voices his fear of the predicted impact that absolute control of power has over an individual within society. With allusions to past totalitarian regimes, such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, of which Orwell constructs a futuristic fictitious totalitarian (dystopian) state focused on the depletion of humanoid individuality through the capture and control of not only the subjects actions but there conscience too. With reference to the quote provided as well as further references from the novel and various critics, emphasise that the deterioration of human individuality