Essay on George Orwell 's ' 1984 '

1147 Words Dec 10th, 2015 5 Pages
Views From A Totalitarian State

George Orwell’s novel 1984, portrays a terrifying view of a totalitarian state in which the leader, Big brother, tries to keep total control of the society, including all parts of private and public lives of the people of Oceania. Big brother does such things in order to stay and continue to remain in power for the future. Orwell has done an outstanding job of creating such a horrific example of a totalitarian state in Oceania through the use of the thought police, telescreen and propaganda.
One type of control method that big brother uses on the citizens is the thought police. The thought police are people hired to work for big brother, watching over citizens and insuring that no one is planning or speaking ill against the party. Anywhere one goes they are being watched over by the thought police. Orwell writes, “In far distance a helicopter skimmed down between the roofs, hovered for an instant like a bluebottle, and darted away again with a curving flight. It was the police patrol, snooping around peoples windows. The patrols did not matter how ever the thought police mattered” (Orwell, 4). This only proves to one that you are being watched every second of the day where ever you are, thus one should not dare go against the party. Orwell also writes, “Whether he went on with the diary, or whether he did not go with it, made no difference. The thought police would get him just the same he had committed-would still have committed, even if he…

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