The Causes Of Human Power In 1984 By George Orwell

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The literary work 1984 by George Orwell was first published in 1949 by Harcourt Inc. Later on, the copyright was renewed in 1977 by New American Library, who is a division of Penguin Group. The book follows an ordinary worker named Winston Smith in the dystopian world where the Party, embodied by Big Brother, runs every aspect of each individual 's life. The reader is given a vivid window into what several people predicted to happen during both World Wars. Everything is controlled by the government right down to the past, the present, and the future of society. A common theme amongst the pages of this book is the need to control the masses and the repression of natural impulses that all humans experience. The book takes place around what is …show more content…
There is a sexual drive that lies in every human being. In 1984, the Party and Big Brother do everything to oppress that drive. The Party even has organizations for the younger citizens such as the Junior Anti-Sex League to engrain in the minds of the younger generation that the sex instinct they possess is dirty and twisted. Winston muses that the reasons the Party does everything it can to rid people of the sex drive was to get rid of the pleasure that a person feels when performing the act. He even dared to suggest that the Party wanted the act to be a disgusting experience much like getting an enema would be. Later on, Julia proposes that they go to all of these lengths because they want the sexual frustration and tension to fuel a person’s activism in the community, as well as fueling the hate for other groups that are undesirable to the government. Both Winston and Julia come into agreement that the major reason the Party opposes this natural impulse is because they do not want the citizens to become distracted from the goal: to obey the government and hate those who do …show more content…
The Party believes that if their citizens have the freedom of thought, they have the ability to change their ideas to differ that of the government; therefore, the citizens would begin disagreeing with what they have been taught to believe and think. To limit the freedom of thought, the Party has telescreens in almost every nook and cranny of the city to monitor the citizens. Not only do they listen to what they say through the telescreens, they also watch their expressions and movements. If a person exhibits an expression of doubt or does something that might suggest disagreement, they are arrested or they simply disappear. The Party goes to great lengths to ensure that rebellion is nipped at the bud, and that they maintain order in their community. Every citizen of Oceania has to live under the pretense that every single move they make and everything they say is being watched at all times. Not only do they monitor their citizens, but they also monitor what the citizens are allowed to know. If any kind of media contradicts what the Party enforces, they destroy it or alter it to agree with the values and ideals the Party forces upon its constituents. That is a part of what Winston is employed to do at the Ministry; he alters newspapers and historical documents that disagree with what the Party wants its people to believe, and this can change on a daily basis. The

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