Orwell opposed Hitler and Stalin although, ironically, he looked like Hitler. His book 1984 is the story of Winston, a low-ranking Party Member, and his adventures to overthrow the Party. The citizens of Oceania are constantly monitored and must obey the government and Big Brother. It is a totalitarian state that is feared among the readers although, if one would closely examine the story, it is not that different from today 's world in some countries. Like some governments today, the Party restricts the citizens of Oceania by observing their demeanor through telescreens, employing doublethink to control the past, and resorting to the Thought Police to monitor Thought Crime.
The novel 1984 by George Orwell reveals the destruction of all aspects of the universe. Orwell envisioned how he believes life would be like if a country were taken over by a totalitarian figure. Nineteen eighty-four effectively portrays a totalitarian style government, in which elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation with very little citizen participation in the decision-making process of the legislative body. Although the authors ideas are inherently and completely fictional, several concepts throughout his book have common links to today’s society which is somehow a realist perspective. Orwell integrates devices such as irony, satire, and motifs to illustrate the life unfulfilling life of Winston Smith.
The biggest difference between the books are the endings and how the government regulates the ideas and thoughts of their people. In both novels the stories take place in a dystopian society, shorty after a nuclear fallout/war. Quite the opposite of a utopia, this is a society based on the future that is frightening and unpleasant for the people living in it. The government has total control of the people, dictating what is allowed and what is not. There is total social control in both novels by the government controlling what is on the television by brainwashing and dumbing down their citizens.
The governments of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 use specific methods to make sure the people obey and the government has control over them. First of all, the government will get rid of anyone not obeying or loving the government. For example, in 1984 the country of Oceania people who are against the Big Brother and the Party are punished and eliminated.All people were to obey and love the Big Brother and The Party, however Winston had not obeyed this and had been caught. After Winston had been caught for his thoughtcrime there was only one way that the Party was sure they had reformed Winston into loving the Big Brother and that was by the use of violence. They had used fear and severe torture to make Winston admit everything and betray even the love for Julia.
A Rebellious Personality What might one do when they possess little to no control over their lives? This lifestyle is present in Winston’s country, which is controlled by a totalitarian government in which any incorrect action leads to severe consequences. Most citizens blindly follow society, but a selct, unkown few choose to rebel. In “1984” by George Orwell, Winston Smith’s defiant nature and curious attitude display that when in a situation lacking optimism, one may turn to rebellion. Winston is defiant and rebels against Big Brother and the Party through various actions.
Shocked, starved, beaten Winston tells all including about him and Julia.The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. To finally break Winston, they use his worst fear, rats, against him. After this abuse they are let back into society as broken people. Their battle against the government has been
My topic for this ISP will be the positive role of Big Brother in the novel 1984 by George Orwell. Big Brother is a type of totalitarian government that invades the citizens’ privacy, personal lives, and individual rights. With these forms of invasions, along with Big Brother’s strict laws and penalties, such as torturing the citizens, Big Brother strives to instill firm order in Oceania. Since the laws are so strict and invasive for the citizens, some citizens attempt to rebel and overthrow their government. This shows that some of the citizens have a pre-disposition for violent behavior.
They function by showing their supporters images of the corrupt western world, such as portions of Donald Trump’s videos where he says something that is ignorant or they make promises of a better life, which is undeniably false. In 1984, the narrator states that “there were whispered stories of a terrible book….of which Goldstein with the author” and the narrator also says that THE BOOK was a subject that no Party member would mention. By telling the public that the Big Brother has a book that is terrible book and suggesting that the Party’s totalitarian way is the best way, this makes the population of Oceania believe that this is what’s best for them by using Propaganda. In both examples, these groups use the ignorance of the population in order to fool them out of a democracy and causes people to support the promise of a better life. Unfortunately, this book has been a commentary on our society even before it was written in 1949.
In his novel 1984, George Orwell portrays a dystopian society in which the citizens of Oceania are under the tyranny of an elite Inner Party. The Party’s reign is the materialization of organized terror, as it follows the pseudo-philosophical principles of Ingsoc. The ideology Oceania functions upon is inherently associated with the disintegration of human spirit and free will. The foundation of the Party lies in the dismantling of extended social constructs built upon innate human necessities - instincts of forming complex, social and filial relationships, and even instincts of indulging essential pleasures. Under totalitarianism, individualism is abolished and while the promise of collective security is an ostensible allayer to this dehumanization, it fails to preserve any sense of humanism.
What would it be like to be stripped of your first amendment rights, not in the past, but in the future? George Orwell, and Ray Bradbury are the authors of the two books 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 about two men in the future in society that discourages free thought. In Fahrenheit, Guy Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman who burns books, and lives in a world where people are fed information through the media, while in 1984, Winston, the protagonist, is not allowed to even think because it will lead to death! Although Bradbury and Orwell had different reasons for writing the book, they’re stories are remarkably similar. Bradbury and Orwell, lived in different eras and were inspired differently, with Bradbury inspired by the “Vast Wasteland”and
Finally a totalitarian government will lie to their citizens so that they are always correct. In the novel of "1984" the party would constantly lie to the citizens about who they were fighting or about what rations that they were going to receive and would then correct any form of evidence saying anything else. This was used by our own country many times like when the government lied about the amount of soldiers we had during the war against Iraq (Richard Sisk, " Number of US Troops in Iraq More Than 4,000, Exceeds Previous Claims", 2016, p.1). This shows the use of restrictions and censorship in a totalitarian government to control their
(Orwell) However, throughout the entire book, the war against Eastasia or Eurasia raged. This shows that someone will always be against the Party, or the society based on complete power. In World War II, Germany was a country based on hatred towards others – Jews, homosexuals, the disabled, and gypsies. Just like in the book 1984, the people of the country were manipulated. All propaganda was for the totalitarianism of Hitler and kids were taught at a young age to only believe what the leader of the country believed in.