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    Any government has the potential to act as a corrupt force, to take away the rights of the people to remain in total control; no one understands that more than Winston, the protagonist in 1984. George Orwell is a respected dystopian author, and considering what Winston has to face it’s understandable. Everything is under regulation in Oceania, even citizens’ thoughts. The person willing to stand up against a totalitarian government has to be brave. They not only challenge the morality of the world around them, but reveal the conflict that arises when the oppressed attempt to overthrow their oppressors. Morality is relative to an extent. Around the world there are generally accepted rules that everyone has to morally abide by, but within Oceania those rules don’t exist. What people would normally learn from their parents is taught by the government. What would be considered immorale is a normal part of everyday life. In a sea of a million brainwashed citizens, it should be impossible for anyone to form their own opinions like Winston does. The characters used to contrast Winston in 1984 implies it is the responsibility of the individual to know the truth and challenge others. “He was a fattish but active man of paralysing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms—one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the Thought Police, the stability of the Party depended” (Orwell 28). This passage is a description of Winston’s fellow employee, Mr.…

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    The Ingsoc Party

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    The “Big Brother is watching you” idea seemed to brainwashed everyone. People either truly believed or they pretended to believe this Ingsoc political ideology. A society where every movement was monitored, any “friend” around could be a spy, still, many people had this undoubted believe that the party would bring them better lives. Which in my point of view, their lives were not that great, lack of resources, lack of freedom to speak and think. It was impressive that the party, the Big Brother…

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    Can the human spirit easily endure pain and suffering, or is it easily corruptible? In 1984 by George Orwell, Winston Smith is broken when he undergoes extreme psychological torture. His pain, however matures him in the sense that he lets go of his idealistic past self and accepts the ideologies of his government, “the party.” In a pivotal moment where winston is forced to believe that 2+2=5, he loses all sense of personal freedom and is at the will of Big Brother, and thus comes into his place…

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    Doublethink Analysis

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    A more effective tactic invented by the Party is doublethink; it resides in the minds of every citizen and party member, influencing every action and decision unconsciously and destroying one’s ability to understand the truth of their reality. Doublethink is an insidious tactic the Party designed to betray the thoughts of the individual. The Party convinces the citizens of Oceania to accept all ideas originate from the Party, and they use the ever-present threat of survival to bring the…

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    Dystopian Novel

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    How Things Could’ve Been Different In the Dystopian Novel, “1984” by George Orwell, there are multiple assets that changes the lives of many people, in their personality and the ways of how they live. Their way of life is being destroyed due to the iron fist of a godly figure named, “Big Brother”. The methods that are being used, were odd, but at the same time, undignified. In this dystopian “society [,] itself is typically the antagonist; it is society actively working against the…

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    “War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength” The three slogans of Big Brother and the Party in George Orwell’s well renowned book, 1984. Utopia by definition in the dictionary means an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The book was written by Orwell because he dreamed that he saw a future where the world was a negative utopia. This novel is set in the year 1984, or that is what the main character, Winston, believes because so many facts about life…

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    1984 by George Orwell serves a great example of a society that has total tyranny. It was Orwell’s definition of dystopia and a warning to the modern era, which had great potential because the book was written during the rise of communism. In this book, the government known as Big Brother has total control over the people of Oceania through the usage of several tools and idea. Some of these tools and ideas were telescreens, doublethink, thoughtcrime, 2 + 2 = 5, and Newspeak. 1984 is perceived to…

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    If I were to make a prequel to 1984, I would want to see the story of Winston’s childhood, and the family that he slowly forgot. As Winston was in his late 30’s at the start of 1984 his time as an adolescent would have been a pivotal time in Big Brother’s rise. A story covering the origin of Big Brother while simultaneously telling the story of Winston’s childhood and the lives of his parents could show a different side to the story. In 1984, we see a man who is virtually alone in life,…

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    Winston comes across his glass paperweight in an antique store he visits whilst looking for knowledge among the proles. According to the store’s owner the object is at least a hundred years old, which gives Winston a sense of connection to the past. For Winston, the paperweight is symbolic of the history he is deprived of, and he buys it in an attempt to discover said history. Winston is also convinced to buy the paperweight due to “its apparent uselessness” (99). An item bought purely out of…

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    Visualize living in the most unsuitable society where the government monitors and controls everything that a citizen does; a society in which a citizen has no mind of their own. A universe in which any action to taken against the government can result in a punishment of isolation, torture, or even death. There is no independence, no freedom, and no personal thought. It is often rampant with poverty, diseases, and filth. A society where your career and social status are…

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