1984 George Orwell Dystopia Analysis

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A Fictional Dystopian Society or an Insight of the Real Future? Is there ever the possibility of establishing a dystopian society? A society requiring oppressive control of their populace causes fear and oppression into their citizens. George Orwell concocts, a dystopian society, Oceania, in his novel, 1984. Here all individuality is destroyed and the party rules over the society. One of the major themes that Orwell attempts to emphasize is the use of totalitarianism or a dictatorial rule. George Orwell wrote this with the intent of showing that the society in which we live could possibly end up becoming reality. The Party’s role in the story is to force people to do certain things or put laws in place, which ultimately reveals the true nature …show more content…

By using psychological control, private language, and instilling fear, the dystopian society exhibits how the government can exploit the civilization. George Orwell dramatically states, “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it”(Orwell 170). By being the official language of Oceana, Newspeak is an effort by the government to remove meaning and emotion from the dialectal continually stressing the importance of the state. Newspeak, the official language of Oceana, has been created to diminish the possibility of subversive or rebellious thoughts against the government. The concept of this civilization is one in which, “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”(Orwell 98). The government manipulates its people by suppressing their thoughts and sexuality. Then the government is able to force its residents to do unusual things such as physical jerks, working long hours, and convincing that two plus two is five. This dystopian civilization has different ways of manipulating its society and to further explain, Orwell says, “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever” (Orwell 139). The Telescreen, a combination of a controlled television and surveillance camera and the Thought Police, who were created to stop thoughts …show more content…

The undercover officer O’Brien lectures Winston at the end of the story telling him, "Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling. Everything will be dead inside you. Never again will you be capable of love, or friendship, or joy of living, or laughter, or curiosity, or courage, or integrity" (Orwell 260). By creating the protagonist, Winston, Orwell shows the downside of a totalitarian government. He is sent to the ministry of hope and is tortured until he agrees with Big Brother being taught to not care or love anybody. Orwell states, “In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance” (Orwell 120). Writing this dystopian novel in 1949, Orwell implies that in the future this type of government might actually evolve. Being in poverty and doing the same actives repetitively everyday, Winston goes rebels the government by having relations with Julia. In the dystopian novel, 1984, George Orwell demonstrates how the government uses different techniques to instill mind games into their citizens. He creates the protagonist Winston Smith to rebel against the government he has grown to hate. After reading this novel, the reader can begin to see that Orwell is trying to warn them that this repulsive type of government could be appear in the future ultimately transforming

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