Examples Of Individualism In 1984 By George Orwell

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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. This lack of humanity is what renders the people of Oceania merely cogs in the mechanical machinery of the Party.
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