Essay on 1984, The Super Nation Of Oceania Is Run By The Party

1174 Words Nov 18th, 2015 5 Pages
In George Orwell’s novel 1984, the super-nation of Oceania is run by the Party, who has an overwhelming desire for power. The main goal of the Party is to create a new governmental system in which they control all means of life and make unorthodox thoughts impossible. The class system is divided into three tiers: the Inner Party, the Outer Party, and the proles. Specifically, the proles make up eighty-five percent of the population of Oceania, and, unlike the Party members, they are uncensored and allowed to break certain rules that Party members are not allowed to break. The proles are highly unaware of what is really going on; they keep believing what the Party is feeding them without question. The Party claimed, of course, to have liberated the proles from bondage. [...] But simultaneously, true to the principles of doublethink, the Party taught that the proles were natural inferiors who must be kept in subjection, like animals, by the application of a few simple rules. In reality, very little was known about the proles. It was not necessary to know much. (Orwell 61)
The Party’s totalitarian goals strive to succeed when there is a large amount of hopeless people calling Oceania home. The proles, who make up a majority of Oceania 's population, are ignorant and gullible; this results in less effort from the Party to complete their goal of controlling all aspects of life, which demonstrates that totalitarian governments can easily succeed in obtaining complete…

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