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The dynamic, god-like character, Harrison Bergeron, is able to break free from his handicaps, but in the end is killed by an executive within the US Government. The authors of these novels and stories, George Orwell specifically, display their distaste for totalitarianism through the fictional governments that they create, the ways in which they depict these governments to be the villains, and their characters’ desire for a better life. In 1984, George Orwell created a complex, fascistic government with a hunger for power and control, and this type of governing is shown in other li... ... middle of paper ... ...rial governments were commonplace, and while they are fewer in number, these regimes still exist and are still jeopardizing human rights. Orwell’s novels are symbological of themes in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 1984 and the society or government in it show the dangers of inhibited advancing of technology or the halting of human progress.
In George Orwell’s novel, he creates an Totalitarian society that is structured by a single party state that controls every aspect of their people. He provided a realistic insight of the true dangers of totalitarian regimes that accrued before 1984 and after. This insight was symbolized in the text of 1984, a novel written to help show the manipulation used by totalitarian regimes to create a pure party. The novel showed many similarities between 1984 s party, Ingsoc, and Stalinist Russia. Stalin wanted complete control as did “big Brother” in 1984, Joseph Stalin focus was “centered on government control of the economy and included the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, in which the government took control of farms.
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four presents a negative utopian picture, a society ruled by rigid totalitarianism. The government which Orwell creates in his novel is ruled by an entity known as Big Brother and consists of three branches. The Ministry of Truth, overseeing the distribution of propaganda and other printed materials, the Ministry of War, the millitary unit, and the Ministry of Love, the law enforcement division, make up the government. The main character, Winston Smith, does not completely accept the ideology that is fed to him by the government, through the concept of Big Brother. When one examines George Orwell's life, it can be clearly seen that he personifies his political perceptions, social and aesthetic characteristics, and self-examination of his own writing, through Winston Smith, in Nineteen Eighty-Four.
The Party achieves this goal through the destruction of history, language, and intimacy. The manipulation of history allows The Party complete control over the past, which the government uses to d... ... middle of paper ... ...ndoubtedly prevails as the only means of dominance over the human population. Works Cited Bloom, Harold. Bloom’s Guides: George Orwell’s 1984. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.
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