Analysis Of The Book 1984 By George Orwell Essay

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Totalitarianism is defined by Britannica as a, “form of government that theoretically permits no individual freedom and that seeks to subordinate all aspects of the individual’s life to the authority of the government.” Totalitarianism happens all over the world and is included in the book 1984. Nazi Germany is a real life example of a totalitarian state. Hitler was the charismatic leader of the Nazis and he established complete control over political, social, and cultural beliefs. The people in Germany, especially the Jews, were not given the right to have an opinion. The people in Germany had no privacy and were constantly being watched and separated by race. The use of Big Brother, a charismatic leader, helps to show the extreme totalitarian society that the book 1984 is occurring in. By having a totalitarian society, the characters are meant to feel like they are constantly being watched and that they lack privacy in their lives. In the book 1984, George Orwell uses the lack of privacy by creating a dystopian society to show the dangers of totalitarianism.
To start, Orwell creates a novel that is filled with the struggle to find freedom and privacy. As stated in the Lit Crit about truth and freedom, “Truth, therefore, is a constituent of human thriving and is the basis for a positive form of freedom” (Dwan 6). This quote from the Lit Crit is saying that in order to have freedom you must have truth. The people in 1984 are seeking for freedom throughout the entire book.…

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