Examples Of Dystopian Society In The Book 1984

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The idea of a dystopian society continues to fascinate and terrify mankind. In literature, movies, and real life, the future has often been experimented with and predicted by many scholars. Thoughts on dystopian governments contrast from controlled societies to free societies. In the novel, 1984, George Orwell describes a dystopian society ruled with an iron fist under Big Brother. Inside the society the three distinct groups, the inner party, the outer party, and the proles are extremely different. The inner party, the royalty of Oceania and the members who run the secrets of the government take the responsibility of ruling over the outer party and the proles. The differences between how the government treats the outer party and how they treat …show more content…
The government in 1984 governs the outer party and the proles very differently. The inner party, connected through Big Brother, guards over the outer party with an iron fist. Everyday the outer party follows a strict regimen. The people of the outer party work as the administrators and educators for the society. The inner party makes sure that they have complete power over the outer party. They use slogans and posters all of over the city to remind everyone of Big Brother’s presence. The outer party is forced to go through hate week in which the party recalls past wrongs and praises the present. The party governs the outside party strictly because they want to remind everyone that they live for the party and nothing else. The party “seeks power entirely for its own sake, we are not …show more content…
The proles are allowed to live as they please seeing as they are only meant to breed and labor. While sex and prostitution is frowned upon for the outer party, the proles are free to partake in both. The party hands out sports, alcohol, cards for gambling, and pornography to keep the proles entertained. By doing this, the inner party leads the proles to believe that they are living a fantastic life which makes them love the party and its ideologies. The party tricks them into thinking they are not being oppressed. However this is very different than how the outer party lives. They have to wear specific uniforms depending on their work and rank in the party. They are given all their provisions by the inner party and as a treat are only allowed victory cigarettes and victory gin which are cheap and disgusting. If there is a supply that they need but weren’t given, they have to go through the black market to receive it. The inner party rations and controls everything given to the party so they can’t run away from Oceania. They also do it to prove the power that they have over the outer party and to prove that Big Brother is the

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