A Totalitarian Government In George Orwell's 1984

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In the novel 1984, George Orwell shows the reader that the government isn’t always what it sets out to be. In the novel Orwell talks about a totalitarian government that controls the characters were ever they go, such as in their own home. In everyone’s home there are Telescreens, they monitor the characters movements and also record things you say and then they report it back to the Thought Police. Big Brother was also a major part of this novel because his poster was plastered everywhere, and where ever the characters went his eyes where always watching them. Orwell also shows the reader that not only the government, but the people that Winston Smith came in contact with played a major role in his life and the way he lived it. The first person Winston came in contact with was O’Brien, he thought that O’Brien was against the government just like he was but as the story progresses he shows Winston that he is a completely different person. Winston also came in contact with a girl named Julia. He was happy to find someone like himself, but they were violating many rules together, and that made for a terrible outcome. Another person that had an impact on him was Mr. Carrington. Even though his impact was small, it affected Winston in more ways than one. “The struggle in Nineteen Eighty-Four is between Winston’s fundamentally decent nature and the coercive instruments of power, both physical and psychological, that ultimately overpower him” (Goodheart).…show more content…
Therefore, George Orwell’s 1984 depicts a totalitarian government that is controlling and manipulative of almost every aspect of the characters’ lives, and shows the dangers of trusting one’s government too
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