Role Of Totalitarian Government In 1984 By George Orwell

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In Orwell’s novel, 1984 he shows us a world in which mind control, manipulation, and how the power of the government can lead to controlling the lives of citizens by spying and using fear to diminish their freedom. In many ways, our world is already like the fictitious one Orwell wrote almost 70 years ago.

A totalitarian government is a modern autocratic government in which the state involves itself in all facets of society, including the daily life of its citizens. One person or an elite few who share similar views are usually in charge of the state and impose their totalitarian views upon the citizens. Throughout history, we have been aware of the presence of totalitarian states such as Nazi Germany under Hitler, the Soviet Union under Stalin, Fascist Italy under Mussolini, and the People’s Republic of China under Zedong. Despite the differences amid totalitarian states, there are several characteristics that they have in common, the two most significant being one ideology that addresses all parts of life and one party led by a dictator. In addition, total subjection of an individual only comes due to science and technology. Mass communication in these
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All totalitarian governments employ a type of police to keep the people of the state under control. These Police forces usually utilized institutions such as concentration camps, unfair or predetermined trials, and forced confessions. The police of 1984 are known as the thought police. Once you were under their control “To be killed was what you expected, but before death there was the routine confession that had to be gone through. The groveling on the floor and the screaming for mercy, the crack of broken bones, the smashed teeth and bloody clots of hair. It was certain that by a given date you would be dead. (Orwell,

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