Orwell 's 1984 And The Societal Standards Essay

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1984 and the Societal Standards The book 1984, written by George Orwell, was shaped to be an example of what a world without free will would look like. Orwell does this by removing sexual and human instincts, brainwashing children to betray against their parents, and refusing to allow any in-depth emotions or relationships. Thus basically taking away any control the people had over their lives. By teaching children and adults that sexual relations are something to hate and fear, Big Brother and the Inner party believe they can control just another aspect of the Outer Party member’s lives.
“It was not merely that the sex instinct created a world of its own which was outside the Party’s control and which therefore had to be destroyed if possible. What was more important was that sexual privation induced hysteria, which was desirable because it could be transformed into war-fever and leader-worship.” (110)
The Inner Party was simply afraid that the act of sex would create too many uncontrollable emotions, which would cause outbreaks within the society. Without sex, there would be less outbreaks, which means less problems for the Inner Party. The Inner Party needed a way to control the energy levels and what the Outer Party member’s time goes into. This is why they started to teach children at a very young age that sex is wrong, that you should only have it for the purpose of reproducing and that you should not enjoy it. "When you make love you 're using up energy; and…

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