1984 Analytical Essay

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In George Orwell’s novel 1984, Winston Smith lives in a society where the government, also known as the party, controls everything. The citizens of Oceania have almost no freedoms whatsoever. There are telescreens in everyone’s homes that disrupt their privacy, spout propaganda, and cannot be turned off. Winston works at the Ministry of Truth, which is responsible for changing the records of the past and pretty much rewriting history. There are three other ministries where people of Oceania can work. The Ministry of Peace deals with the armed forces of Oceania, the Ministry of Plenty deals with the rationing of food, goods and supplies, and the Ministry of Love enforces the love and loyalty to Big Brother, one of the founders of the party.…show more content…
Teeda Butt Mam tells about how the Khmer Rouge came into power when she was 15 because the war had ended. She said “It did not matter who won. I and many Cambodians wanted peace at any price.” In 1984, Oceania is constantly at war with either Eurasia or Eastasia. Winston can’t remember a time when Oceania was not at war with either country. At one point, the Party announces that Oceania is actually at war with Eastasia, not Eurasia, and that they have always been at war with Eastasia. Winston recognizes this change, but everybody else just accepts the information and moves on. However, Oceania is in such a constant state of war that everyone blends all the wars together. No one seems to have any problem with the fact that they are constantly at war, and like Teeda Butt Mam, they probably just want peace for Oceania. Another part of the article talks about how the Khmer Rouge encouraged children to spy on their parents and find fault in them. In 1984, children sometimes turned in their parents to the Thought Police. For example, when Winston is at the Ministry of Love, Parsons shows up and tells him that his children had turned him in. Instead of being mad at his children, Parsons is glad that they turned him because otherwise he would have gotten in even bigger trouble. Teeda Butt Mam also says in the article that the Khmer Rouge wasn’t focusing on how the
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