Analysis Of George Orwell 's 1984 Essay

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“‘Who controls the past,’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past’” (Orwell 34). George Orwell’s 1984, a dystopian novel set only 35 years after it was published, establishes this statement as a continuous central theme of its government, often referred to as the Party. As long as one is powerful enough in his or her words, one can make an audience believe an utter lie about a real event, no matter the amount of people that saw it happen before their own eyes. Throughout time, words have dictated how society sees and interprets actions, especially the words of those in control. In support of Orwell’s claim, examples from both the past and the present can validate the statement, in the cases of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and today’s individuals who work in the media. To start with, Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi party that rampaged Germany during World War II and committed the mass genocide of the Jewish race, is still today known for his powerful speaking skills. People continue to speculate about how one man managed to convince an entire nation to rise up against an innocent race of human beings. Prior to Hitler’s leadership, Germany had been beat down by the victorious Allied powers of World War I and forced to disband their armies in consequence of their actions, leaving the people feeling defeated and ashamed of their nation. When Adolf Hitler rose to power and passionately claimed that the reason for Germany’s…

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