1984 Totalitarian Government Analysis

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A Totalitarian Government Controls Everything According to dictionary.com, totalitarian is defined as of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinions and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. Do to the control and power that the government put out over the people, many people think that it is impossible to ever overthrow a totalitarian government. People are scared, uneducated and brainwashed to a point where they just believe was ever is said and do not even try to rebel. In the novel 1984 written by George Orwell, the totalitarian government is incapable of being overthrown because it controls all aspects of life; specifically through the use of propaganda, the television,…show more content…
In the ministry of Love people who don't conform are tortured to a point that almost that dying would be less painful. Winston nevered agreed with the government of Oceania, and has joined an the Brotherhood society which is lead by O’Brien. When O’Brien splits Winston and Julia up, they are both taken to the Ministry of Love. Winston goes through some extreme torture to the point that he would almost rather die. “Yet even the hardest totalitarianism seeks to control language and truth; for ultimately, it seeks to control all reality, unto the few human souls it does not destroy” (Nelson 25). O’Brien knows that Winston would rather die then believe what the government wants him to believe. The one thing that O'brien tries to get Winston to believe is that two plus two equals five and when he when he holds up four fingers he tells him five. By the government torturing Winston into beleive something that isn’t true and even Winston knows it's false. This is showing the rest of society to just believe what the government tells them because the beating and abuse of the Ministry of Love is very harsh. Do to the government scarring the people of society through the abuse and torture in the Ministry of Love helps the totalitarian government keep their power over the
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