Democracy Means Government

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Throughout the book 1984 the government which is also known as the party has very meticulous standards on what it means to be a human in their society. The party limits what it means to be free in this government. Compared to how society is today there are very similar necessities that are needed to remain human in both the society of 1984 and the real world. In the novel 1984 the author George Orwell is foreshading to a deeper meaning of the saying “ Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.” In the book 1984 the protagonist winston has a lot of democracy, but he cant stop people from talking or in this dystopian society from loving,thinking, and reminiscing. Big brother and The Party…show more content…
In Book 2 Chapter 9 Paragraph 3 Orwell states “On the sixth day of Hate Week, after the processions, the speeches, the shouting, the singing, the banners, the posters, the films, the waxworks, the rolling of drums and squealing of trumpets, the tramp of marching feet, the grinding of the caterpillars of tanks, the roar of massed planes, the booming of guns – after six days of this, when the great orgasm was quivering to its climax and the general hatred of Eurasia had boiled up into such delirium that if the crowd could have got their hands on the 2,000 Eurasian war-criminals who were to be publicly hanged on the last day of the proceedings, they would unquestionably have torn them to pieces – at just this moment it had been announced that Oceania was not after all at war with Eurasia. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Eurasia was an ally.” This quote shows how not only does winston see that the Party is changing what was already implemented into the minds of the society. It shows how during Hate Week the society uses a lot of propaganda to show the hatred that they have towards the enemy Super State. The party can say anything and in the blink of an eye the entire society will change what they already knew or learned to remain human in the…show more content…
Being a member in the 1984 society is not easy. They were forced to give up everything that they as human beings. Imagine having no memories of your past life whatsoever. Everything that you once knew as a human has been vaporized. The party has many stipulations on what it means to be human in this society;The party uses different methods to control the minds of the civilians in the society; and the author is showing there winston's fate has a deeper meaning to it than just finally giving into the party there is a deeper and bigger understanding to the end of the story. The party has very little people with so much power over so many people that sounds somewhat familiar. The US has 537 Elected officials who look over the millions of people in the US. With the power that they have over us can our society be like the one in 1984 in the next coming years or are we already there and we just don't see
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