In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, the government blocks almost all forms of self-expression in order to assert its authority over the people. Those within the society who show signs of defiance against the set rules, even those who act unwillingly, are seen as a threat to the success of the regime are wiped from existence. In Orwell’s 1984, the government uses different forms of propaganda and brainwashing to achieve complete control of society for their own personal benefit. The government in 1984 uses different forms of distraction to prevent the feeling of rebellion caused by the unjust form of governing. In the book supposedly written by Goldstein, it states, “In one combination or another, these three superstates are permanently at
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In the novel 1984, George Orwell writes about a dystopian society where the citizens of Oceania are under the control of a government known as the Party. The Party abuses their power to the point where the citizens’ unalienable rights and freedoms are purloined on a daily basis. They control everything down to the country’s history and language. The Party manipulates the media and invades the citizens’ private lives to achieve complete control over the country. As the Party progresses to withhold the people’s freedoms, they gradually brainwash the citizens into following every single rule without question.
Imagine living under a complete totalitarianism government, where everything is controlled by the government, all political, social and economic activities. The movements by the people in the society will be monitored by telescreens, people who have thoughts against or who are speaking out against the party or government will be prosecuted by the thought police. In George Orwell’s book 1984, the party has multiple methods of how to control the people using big brother to create fear, the telescreens to watch the movement of the people in the society and lastly the thought police to prosecute anyone who is against/speaking out against Big brother and the party. In the book 1984, the author uses the futuristic setting to craft the theme that
In addition, people called him “father and teacher of th... ... middle of paper ... ...rful and immortal" (Orwell 264). In a relationship, emotions make us vulnerable to both ourselves and the other person. When enough people like Julia and Winston exist, the Party will be overthrown. Declaring love for someone separate from the Party makes the Party vulnerable, because the passion that existed between the two formed an alliance between lovers, as opposed to allegiance to the Party. In a totalitarian state the goal of the party is to brainwash humans so that the only emotion they have is towards the government and its leader.