Authoritarianism In George Orwell's 1984 By George Orwell

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Register to read the introduction… On the contrary, his opinion is presumably neutral throughout the narration of 1984. However, his imaginations (not everything is his imagination!) portend not a very socially desirable use of technology. It is not even neutral technology. The telescreen is best being used as a propaganda machine. The microphones are used to pry upon personal conversations. There are other sophisticated gadgets to put an end to individual freedom. Since Oceania is always on war against some state or the other, such a society will make a feverish innovation in technologies. The author has therefore, …show more content…
This work definitely falls in a similar category. It is one work that reader will easily identify with irrespective of his social and cultural moorings, because a political state everywhere is the same. The difference is only in degrees. The government ruling a state cannot rule without compliance of the citizens or the ruled. This compliance according to the German sociologist Max Weber, is obtained through the use of force or the threat of the use of force. This inevitably leads at times to government resorting to excesses. Orwell’s classic is an extreme example of this scenario. However, in the modern history of political states, we have a number of instances of authoritarian regime that resembles Orwellian depiction, be it the Nazi and the Fascist governments or the communist governments. Columnist David Lawrence Dewey writes, “George Orwell’s 1984 is the expression of a mood, and it is a warning. The mood it expresses is that of near despair about the future of man, and the warning is that unless the course of history changes, men all over the world will lose their most human qualities, will become soulless automatons, and will not be even aware of

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