Analysis Of George Orwell 's 1984 Essay

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Apartheid vs. Ingsoc
“George Orwell’s 1984 is the expression of a mood, and it is a warning” (Fromm 313). Despite Orwell creating the haunting dystopia of Oceania as a warning to humanity of our self-destruction, the world seemed to go blind to its recreation in South Africa. Britain colonized South Africa and created a white minority rule, just as Orwell depicts the Big Brother and the Inner Party running Oceania in 1984. Both Orwell’s Oceanic world and the South African government formed bigoted class systems with a small, minority rule to maintain their power. After power was obtained and secured, the governments exercised unfair trials and created laws skewed to their advantage. This persecution paved the way for the practice of extreme torture techniques on the government’s people, as seen in Inner Party member O’Brien’s torturing Winston in 1984, and the Nationalist government dehumanizing Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Apartheid in South Africa has brought George Orwell’s 1984 to life. South Africa modeled Orwell’s Oceanic world through unfair class systems with minority rule, unjust laws and prosecutions, and gruesome torture practices.
First, South Africa implemented an unfair class system with a minority rule just as Orwell depicts in 1984. In 1984, the Oceanic system is run completely by the Inner Party, a select group of the most esteemed individuals in the society. Comparatively, South Africa was run by the white minority rule of the Afrikaners, those who…

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