1984 Government Dehumanization

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To be human people need to feel like they are unlike other people, they need to be able to describe themselves clearly through a language and people need to be able to know about their past to ensure they are correctly informed. In the book 1984 by George Orwell we slowly learned that the government was dehumanizing their citizens by taking away their rights. This is proven when the government took away their citizens name. When the government took away the original language and caused it to be more limiting language. Also the people who lived within the government didn’t get the right information about their history because the government controls what they tell their citizens. The government is dehumanizing its citizens because they want to ensure they have total control over the people without the citizens knowing what is really happening. The government is dehumanizing their citizens by forcing them to call each other comrade instead of their real names. This is proven in the book when Winston tells us, “Mrs.” Was a word somewhat discountenanced by the Party- you were supposed …show more content…
The government did this is a few different ways. First they required their citizens to call each other comrade rather than by the person’s real name. Then they created a language called Newspeak that limited the amount of words in the language. Finally the government changed the history of the country and never allowed its citizens to know the real history of Oceania. The government is dehumanizing its citizens because they want to ensure they have total control over the people without the citizens knowing what is really happening. Orwell wrote this book to explain to people that humans are not supposed to be controlled by one another but instead by themselves. If people are controlled they are not truly humans because they are dehumanized if they don’t get their simple needs as

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