Despotism In 1984

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“War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Ignorance Is Strength.” This is the Party’s slogan and shows how oppressive the atmosphere of the book 1984, by George Orwell, is (2). He fabricates a feeling of intense suspense in order for the reader to envision a world of extreme despotism by the Party and Big Brother. From the very first page, Orwell shows us just how oppressed the people of Oceania are, in the fictional, yet realistic world that Winston lives in. Big Brother keeps an eye out on all of his “citizens” by the use of telescreens, a sort of televisions that send and receive information simultaneously, including a camera to watch Winston and a microphone to hear anything spoke over a whisper (6). Not only does he watch you your every move

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