A Life Without Freedom In 1984 By George Orwell

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A life without freedom; A life without privacy; A life without love; A life without intimacy; A life without peace; A life where “nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull (Eternal)" was the life of many of the people living in Oceania during the year 1984. In the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell brings to life a totalitarian regime, Oceania, where “the Party” and “Big Brother” strip people of their individual rights, freedoms, and privacy. Big Brother and the Party do this through the control of language, history, privacy, and logic. The Party reconstructs language through the revision of words and creates a new language known as “Newspeak”. The Party alters historical records in order to promote the …show more content…
Lastly, the Party dictates peoples logic through the process of double think (tactic used to make people believe contradictions). The Party, in a nutshell, is the all-powerful dictatorship present in the year nineteen eighty-four. George Orwell created the Party and Oceania to represent a totalitarian society that he envisioned may become reality in the year nineteen eighty-four if people didn’t stop the spread of communism in the early twentieth century. Personally, Orwell greatly opposed communism and totalitarianism. In the years prior to Orwell’s writing of Nineteen Eighty-four, Orwell witnessed firsthand the negative impacts that a totalitarian government had on a society. He witnessed the affects as an imperial officer, and later a journalist in the Spanish Civil War. The rise of the Soviet Union in the twentieth century, and the growing popularity of communism was what fueled Orwell’s fear for the future that came to life in the novel Nineteen Eighty-four. Orwell’s direct experiences with totalitarian societies and his life in the midst of the growth of the Soviet Union and popularity of communism were what fueled his writing of Nineteen …show more content…
In the nineteen thirties and nineteen forties, the world was in the midst of the rise of communism with the rise of the Soviet Union, as well as dictators including Adolph Hitler (of Germany), and Joseph Stalin (of the Soviet Union). Within that time period, nations including America, were questioning the approach to communism. The popularity of communism growing and the rise of totalitarian leaders during that time period spun around Orwell’s head, angering him a great deal. Orwell was angered with the thought of people even considering a communist society over a socialist society. He expresses his hatred and anger for the Soviet Union and totalitarianism through the writing of a novel prior to Nineteen Eighty-fourknown as the Animal Farm (Goodman). Therefore, he uses Nineteen Eighty-fouras more of a wake-up call to the dangers of totalitarianism than a direct expression of his hate for it. Within these years, in the midst of Orwell’s journalism days, he also is frightened by the increasing involvement of technology that was presented by Spain, Germany, and the Soviet Union. The technology used by those nations fueled to Orwell’s writing of the technology present in Nineteen eighty-four including telescrenes and cameras that the government could hack at any moment to see what people are doing and make sure they

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