Totalitarian Society In Nineteen Eighty-Four, By George Orwell

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“Nineteen Eighty-Four”, a dystopian novel, written by George Orwell, depicts a totalitarian world where there is no freedom or individual fairness and citizens are brainwashed constantly. “Nineteen Eighty-Four” is a thought-out novel that continues influencing many people around the world and has deserved the title of “Best-Seller.” (1984 Essay, 2015). The world in Nineteen Eighty-Four is split into three states: Oceania, which comprises the Americas, the Atlantic Islands including the British Isles, Australasia and the southern portion of Africa; Eurasia, which comprises the whole of the northern part of the European and Asiatic land-mass, from Portugal to the Bering Strait; and Eastasia, which is smaller than the others and with a less definite …show more content…
Nearly every aspect of the society presented in Nineteen Eighty-Four is controlled, including the most natural impulses of sex and love. The suppression of these innate urges is encouraged through a program instituted by various forms of media in the society in Nineteen Eighty-Four that propagates mistrust so severe that parents cannot trust their own offspring and have to be careful about what they think or speak in the presence of their children as children are also used as spies by the Party under the organization called Junior Spies, who monitor adults for disloyalty to the Party. (PaperStartercom, 2015) For example, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, Parsons was turned in by his own daughter for committing thoughtcrime as he was talking in his sleep saying “Down with Big Brother. (Orwell, 1949)” Although laws are strictly implemented, they cannot be called ‘laws’ theoretically because they are not written in a system. Since there is no written law, the Party can change and adjust the strictness of laws as it wants. As a result, citizens never know if they have committed a crime, therefore no one has the courage to defy the Party by any level, so fear is constantly created. In addition, “Newspeak” is another law that is enforced to solidify the Party’s control. This limits the use of language to express a human’s emotions, ideas etc. and replaces them with less effective and apt words. This also results in lots of thoughts actually becoming limited and therefore citizens do not have their own critical thinking, and thus do what they are told to do, and do nothing of their own. (Literary Analysis Essay, 2013) “Don’t you see the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one

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