George Orwell's 1984: The Dangers Of A Totalitarian Government

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1984 Literary Analysis Essay In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984 he writes about the dangers of a totalitarian government abusing their power. In Oceania, the government controls the people with propaganda, telescreens, doublethink and Newspeak. The fictional, totalitarian country Oceania is similar to past and present governments, such as the USSR and modern day Cuba. The USSR controlled their people with media restrictions, propaganda, education control and managing the people's’ leisure time. In Cuba, the government controls their citizens with the threat of arrests, beatings, travel restrictions and forced exile. In the novel 1984, Oceania is controlled by a totalitarian government which is similar to the government systems of the USSR and…show more content…
Winston says that people just disappeared at night. Their name was erased from every record and their existence was forgotten (Orwell 19). The Party deals with unorthodox people by erasing them from history. However, Cuba does not go to the full extent of completely erasing people, they do take away the people’s voices. The Cuban government detains people for years if they do not conform to their ideology, which thus erases, or ‘vaporizes’ then- similar to what the Oceanian government does. In 1984, Oceania is ruled by a totalitarian government that tortures and controls the minds of it’s people. A past totalitarian government is the USSR and a current day totalitarian government is Cuba, and as a result both countries torture and control their people through propaganda. Totalitarian governments are undeniably dangerous and harmful to society because the people living in areas controlled by those governments can not think for themselves. Totalitarian government abuse power which consequently leads to wholly orthodox people who have lost all sense of their
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