Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' The War II ' Essay

1004 Words Jul 1st, 2016 5 Pages
George Orwell, a pseudonym for communist Eric Blair, was a prominent, political writer in the post-World War II era who eminently opposed totalitarian states. In 1984, he fabricates a dystopian society where the citizens are desolated of their humanity and that of the individual does not exist. The novel takes place in Oceania in Airstrip One, where the Party and its leader, Big Brother, seek absolute power over these citizens. Consequently, the suppression of innate urges, encouraged through various forms of media in Oceanic society, causes a number of problems, not just for the main characters, but for the society at large.
Throughout the novel, forced repression of natural impulse can be manifested, especially that of love, sex, and loyalty. The Party works to extenuate any and all physical sensations of love and depersonalizes sexual intercourse as a “duty to the party” or for the purposes of procreation, as “the only recognized purpose of marriage was to beget children for the service of the Party. Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enema…. The Party was trying to kill the sex instinct, or, if it could not be killed, then to distort it and dirty it” (Orwell, 65-66). Innumerable citizens have abstained from having children, and some only do so to fulfill their duty to the Party. Moreover, some organizations, such as the Junior Anti-Sex League, promote complete abstinence, procreation through artificial…

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