Evils Of Communism In 1984 By George Orwell

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Adolf Hitler was born on the 20th of April, 1889. He would grow up to become one of the most infamous and feared dictators in history. Had Hitler been victorious in World War 2, the world would be a very different place. In 1984 by George Orwell, intentions are captured throughout the plot. Orwell’s book predicts how life may have been had Hitler and his Nazi regime won the war. While warning readers of the dangers of communism, the forlorn lifestyle of citizens who lack choice, individuality, and suffrage is also shown. George Orwell was a writer and teacher who firmly believed in the socialist party. Socialism is based around democratic principles, while opposing the communist beliefs. In 1984 the evils of a communist takeover, like the …show more content…
By definition, communism is a form of government where all property is government owned. As long as each person works, they are provided for and paid roughly the same. Although this may seem fair, a powerful ruling class is never far behind the formation of a communist government. This class is comprised of highly educated or rich people who hold all political say, press, and media. Another problem that exists in a communist government is the censorship of information. Similar to modern day communist North Korea, news and information in 1984 is drastically altered to keep citizens misinformed. A deceived group, “...will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” (Pt1Ch7Pg70). An individual cannot openly express his opinion on political decisions, economy, or distribution of goods. In both communist China and Oceania in 1984, the government “severely restricts its citizens’ freedom of speech and expression.” through use of fear and police enforcement. Countries like China and North Korea show us that a place like the fictitious “Airstrip One” is feasible and similar situations actually exist …show more content…
On May 7th, soon after Hitler’s death, the Nazis signed the document of unconditional surrender. While this didn’t spell the end of communism for the world, Germany did escape its grasp in 1989 with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Today, only 5 countries are considered communist thanks in part to people like George Orwell and his book pointing out flaws of this type of government. Orwell’s belief against communism is evident in 1984. The cliche that “history repeats itself” has many times been proven true. The book 1984 is one exception to this cliche by showing people what it was/ may be like to live under a powerful party, and living on as a reminder for all who

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