Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' 1984 ' Essay

1357 Words Mar 8th, 2016 6 Pages
Some societies have complete control and domination over their own people without the citizens even knowing it. 1984, a novel written by George Orwell, is about a dystopian government where the Party controls all of Oceania and it’s people. Almost every single person living in Oceania is heavily controlled by the party, and because of this no one raises opposition to the Party’s limitless amount of power, which then enables even more control over Oceania. In George Orwell’s 1984 The Party believes that in order to retain power the right thing to do is to completely control everyone in Oceania by using the art of manipulation in multiple forms such as Doublethink, Newspeak, Childhood conditioning, and even torture.
In 1984 The Party uses a form of flawed logic called Doublethink in order to force party members to believe any statement that the Party makes, so because of this people cannot raise any opposition to what the Party says, which causes the Party to have more power and control. “By far the more important reason for the readjustment of the past is the reed to safeguard the infallibility of the Party. It is not merely that speeches, statistics, and records of every kind must be constantly brought up to date in order to show that the predictions or the Party were in all cases right. It is also that no change of doctrine or in political alignment can ever be admitted. For to change one’s mind, or even one’s policy, is a confession of weakness.” (Orwell loc. 3045). This…

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