1984 Government Analysis

The world we live in is far from perfect. Societies are constantly rising and falling, because the perfect government has not yet been discovered. It is nearly impossible to appease every citizen in a society, though many leaders have attempted to do so in the past. A strong government must have complete control and a way to catch every curveball thrown at it. The falling of a society is usually due to elements that the government cannot control. There is one government so far in which all strong qualities are apparent, a society so strong that nothing can take it down; it is a society constructed to warn readers about the dangers of such an indestructible government. In George Orwell’s 1984, he has created a society so strong that it will …show more content…
In such a powerful and stable government, trust is often overlooked as something that does not contain enough importance to consider as a possibility between people and government. In 1984, the government has managed to establish a bond of trust between its citizens and the Big Brother. Though there is some confidentiality within the government, where certain truths are withheld from the population, the government makes the people feel special. Goldstein, a hugely influential member of who the people are, is a figure that the government chose to share. Knowing how he would affect the people, the Big Brother chose to inspire feelings of anger and hate towards this particular person (Breazeale). Yes, the government is watching them through the telescreens, and yes, the Big Brother does remain an elusive figure throughout the novel, yet there is a bond that has a been established between the Big Brother and the citizens of Oceania. The Big Brother makes the people feel special, as if each and every member matters to him, and this is the ultimate bond of trust. When the citizens feel special, they will back up their government, allowing the government to be …show more content…
Every member of the society has their place and must carry out his or her duty to the government to allow life to continue running smoothly. In 1984, the government allowed the people to taste freedom, for “…nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws…” (Orwell 6). The Big Brother has to allow the people to feel as if they control their lives, yet not give them enough freedom to want more. By taking away their freedom completely, the Big Brother ensures that the crime will stop. Since laws have all been abolished, thought crime has been established to restore some kind of order to the people. Thought crime is the act of thinking unorthodox thoughts, especially thoughts against the Big Brother. Due to the Ministry of Love, crimes such as theft and murder have been halted almost altogether, so thought crime is the only main criminal activity taking place. The Ministry of Love is the only motivation the people need to stay out of trouble. It “…is the really frightening [ministry]. There were no windows in it at all…it was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests…” (Orwell 5). The Ministry of Love oversees the brainwashing of unorthodox members of the society, before reintroducing them to the rest of the population. It is where

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