Winston’s job is to alter newspaper articles to suit the party’s current regime, to make outer party members believe that what the party is doing is accurate. This shows us that the party is lying and that they are changing history for their own benefit. Winston finds hard evidence of this but ends up throwing it down the “memory hole” where it was incinerated. The party’s main focus is to establish complete totalitarianism over Oceania and by doing this it will destroy any concept of freedom. Therefore any person, who commits these thought crimes against the party, will be vaporized.
Analysis and Reflection on Nazi Revolution “Deliberate before you begin, then execute with vigor”. Hitler followed this folk adage and implements it well. However, his behavior is not in a good faith. It is hard to imagine that an ineducation person took the whole country as a war apparatus to achieve his horrible goal. Human beings need to reflect on that terrifying disaster.
The Party exploits surveillance, the manipulation of emotions, and censorship to achieve its goal. Constant monitoring, the promotion of nationalist emotions, and the spreading of ignorance blend together to enforce conformity on a massive scale. By preventing individuals from forming and exterminating any that do, the Party has constructed a well refined system with the sole purpose of crushing individuality. Resulting in the complete and utter abolishment of individuality, the Party’s greed for power serves as a mirror for humanity’s potential evil. In the name of power, mankind is not afraid to crush the souls of innocent people and destroy the most integral part of humanity:
It is what truly, physically manipulates the freedom and speech of people to be deemed fit to control the population, an obvious example of limiting the intellectual freedom and creativity among people. A pronounced example of censorship in 1984 are the acts of the Ministry of Truth and the use of so-called “Memory Holes” to free the public of Big Brother’s inconsistencies. This is done by using “Speak-Write” machines to change news articles and pictures of the past to prove current party reports legitimate and favorable. Such was the work of Winston, as his job was to find these old articles and mark out the inconsistencies, changing history for the needs of the Party. He believes that if people are able to verify a claim with an external source, even a lie can become truth, as Winston
Self or Society? Today, society says barbaric actions are those of the Taliban and North Korea, causing harm to innocent people. Society tends to focus on those big events and cases of barbarism and yet, forget about the ones here at home. We brush off the sixteen year old that has a twenty year old boyfriend that gets her pregnant and leaves. Society determines what is civilized and what is barbaric and how it uses its morals, or lack thereof, to determine how individuals should live.
In response, Winston is trying to escape and fight the system. He is aware of the oppression of Big Brother and understand the dictatorship the community faces. The proposal of Big Brother is to strip away the human qualities, such as emotion, so that everyone is alike and easier to control. To contrast, Winston is able to tell the difference and able to detect the false ideas of tyranny and disobeys the rules. His first rebellion was writing his thoughts
In conclusion, we can see how the power of the pearl has managed to corrupt Kino’s mind, and caused him to create a growing mess that he only realized at the end; because the power corrupted him, he did not realize the consequences he was creating and the people he was hurting, his mind was focused on the power itself and pushing out everything else. Because of this information, we can infer that Kino is ultimately responsible for his family’s
Also, if the people do not believe in everything the Party says then they also will be taken away. In 1984, George Orwell shows the readers that the destruction of language and the past can be used as tools to manipulate people in believing in anything such things as, forcing society to speak only one language, putting up posters to persuade the people to believe in this saying
These secret police forces survey civilians, along with investigating political and economic crimes. In addition to the secret police, North Korea also uses heavy methods of censorship including the regime’s sole ownership of all domestic news outlets, the reservation of Internet for the elites, and restriction of arts. These autocratic practices greatly infringe on the basic rights of
Dystopian novels such as Dave Eggers’ The Circle, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale consist a common problem that their society is run by totalitarian figures who oppress anyone that doesn’t believe in their ideals. Where the protagonists avert from being manipulated into their propaganda and arbitrary restrictions. Whereas, The Handmaid’s Tale is structured and developed into two parts, such as a sequence of events and historical context. Likewise, The Circle correlates to modern society due its contemporary lifestyle influenced by technology that supervises everyone’s motives. Which all corresponds to George Orwell’s 1984 totalitarian society where privacy is theft and the tyrannical association supervises and manipulates the public.