Examples Of Totalitarianism In 1984

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A person truly cannot feel safe while being ‘protected’ by a government that cares for only themselves. There has been a long history of governmental greed that harks back to even the creation of humans since greed has been in our hearts since the very beginning. The exceptionally blunt example is Orwell’s novel “1984”, a clear depiction of a government’s power being misused in favor of their own aspirations. Orwell wrote this novel to express a truth in government and to predict the future that may come from totalitarianism. When a person compares “1984” to the history of man, it provides a distinct connection to one another by using common human actions and desires in a dark, truthful way. To make this connection Orwell uses Big Brother, …show more content…
When a person first thinks of an overpowering government, what comes to mind? None other than the ruler who uses their iron fist to smash his opposition into submission and acceptance of the rulers demands. The rulers of this novel are called “The Party” which uses the name Big Brother. It is clear that the iconical figure of Big Brother has their eyes set to the people because “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU (Orwell 3)” and there is no comfort when a person’s every move is being watched by a collective person who is both larger and stronger than that person. This symbol of oppression uses stiffening fears and lack of privacy to allow The Party to ensure that none disagree with their demands. This is true when O’Brien, the person who …show more content…
(Orwell 28)" This is what the ministry of truth took pride in accomplishing. What can a government do when they destroy the past? They can control the future because of a change of views. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. (Orwell 35)” This was the idea that best defined the Ministry of Truth and why they took the memories away from the people. An example of the effectiveness of the Ministry of Truth is if the colonists that settled in America from English did not know of the freedom of salutary neglect, not being watched by the royals that is, then they would have stayed loyal to them because they knew nothing better than serving their leader. In general this symbolized the mental grasp that the government has on the minds of their citizens. They changed everything that would lead to rebellion (and a lot more) to ensure that the people would not disagree when the government wants more from them. “They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird. (Orwell 156)“ The grain of corn will be the gains of the government that will be pushed out of the peoples body unharmed because the people cannot discern it as a corrupted scheme. And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie would be

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