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Long before George Orwell wrote 1984, a man by the name of Lord Acton wrote, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Orwell expresses a similar sentiment regarding the future of political powers, more specially totalitarianism. A totalitarian society is a government that is overruled by one major power, or person. Although the dystopian novel is merely fiction, Orwell created it as a warning and expression of fears about totalitarianism. Big Brother resembled Adolf Hitler in many aspects. When drawing parallels between the novel and an application of its politics in modern society, it is as though Orwell foresaw the development of numerous dictatorships and corrupt governments to come.
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The society Orwell creates in 1984 has an awful appearance which is unlike any other predictions of our future. Orwell involves familiar things to humans in the story 1984 which makes us believe in the reality of this futuristic dystopia. Oceania is a terrible world in which every word and every thought of the people is censored. Freedom of speech in Oceania is unthinkable and everything goes against a Utopia. For example, when Winston is talking to Julia in his revolt against the party he says: “I hate Purity I hate goodness I don't want any virtue to exist anywhere.
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Hence, in each narrative, the author illustrates the individual’s role in effecting social change and the conditions under which such change becomes possible. In “1984,” Orwell uses Winston to portray a single individual’s attempt to take action against a powerful government, culminating in his failure and subjugation. His individual efforts failed tremendously due to the overarching power of the Party to control every aspect of social life in Oceania. Orwell uses Winston’s deeply seated hatred of the Party to portray his views on power and social change. Winston’s actions show that even in the direst of situations ... ... middle of paper ... ...ahlquist’s sacrifice highlights Heinlein’s belief, that the same self-sacrificing impulse that Winston had, might facilitate positive social change.