But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to” (Orwell 3). Telescreens are used for propaganda purposes and are constantly watching and listening to the citizens of Oceania. They can never be turned off and if you are caught doing anything unorthodox it will be monitored. Winston and his fellow citizens cannot declare their opinions out loud unless they conform to the ideas of the government. If they disagree they will face violent retribution.
In terms of how the two novels establish what is the perfect totalitarian society and how they achieve their perfect society’s differ.1984 is perfect in that it is completely authoritarian through using discipline and everything having order and the use of consequences when non-conforming behaviour is displayed. To obtain this discipline "Room 101 ' ' in chapter 5 is a representation of this. Winston is placed in ' ' Room 101" where people are conditioned and permanently internalised to obey party members by using phobias, punishments and degradation of individualism ' 'the worst thing in the world ' '. Due to Winston 's betrayal and crimes he committed such as thought crime and keeping a diary he was sent to "Room 101" where O 'Brien a member of the ' 'Inner party ' ' tortures Winston until he is broken, accepting the party and loving Big Brother. The diary represents a catharsis, as Winston used it as a form of relief from repressed emotions that Big Brother’s totalitarian regime caused him to feel but conceal.
A Totalitarian Government Controls Everything According to dictionary.com, totalitarian is defined as of or relating to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinions and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. Do to the control and power that the government put out over the people, many people think that it is impossible to ever overthrow a totalitarian government. People are scared, uneducated and brainwashed to a point where they just believe was ever is said and do not even try to rebel. In the novel 1984 written by George Orwell, the totalitarian government is incapable of being overthrown because it controls all aspects of life; specifically through the use of propaganda, the television,
Big Brother, the Party, and the Thought Police establish incomprehensive oppression of their people where the people begin to reject their own individuality and intellectual reasoning to be more agreeable with the party’s ideals. Big Brother wields total power over the inhabitants of the totalitarian state. He monitors every citizen twenty-four hours a day which restricts any form of privacy. The Party is the upper class of the government who can make laws and are two percent of the population. Finally, the Thought Police are the secret police who uncover and punish thought crimes, unexpressed opposition or uncertainty in the ruling party.
Inconceivable, inconceivable that one blow could cause such pain!" They are torturing him mercilessly to put nothing else, but pain and fear in his mind so he would eventually wind up as everyone else. For example, if anyone ended up at the Ministry of Love and being tortured, sooner or later the people are going to be too afraid to stand up against the government. They will just have to comply without action or questioning. In conclusion, the government of Oceania uses the slogan "Ignorance is Strength" to keep their people obedient and to keep their power above all, by limiting their knowledge, no contact with one another, and torture upon anyone who disobeys orders or breaks a law.
Winston and Julia obligate secret sexual undertakings without permission of the Party: “Winston’s crimes against the Party escalate in intention and scope. He starts an illicit affair with Julia, a dark-haired woman who works in the Fiction Department at the Ministry of Truth. These two heroes bring different motivations to their rebellious sexual relationship” (“Heroism” McLaughlin 1). This passage aids the subject matter because any form of sexual relationship is significantly incorrect in the eyes of the Party. Conceiving children is the key purpose of intercourse according to the Party, but Winston and Julia utilize sex as a rebellion against the Party’s guidelines.
“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter”.-George Washington. Although the dystopian world of George Orwell 's 1984 does not have any laws, it doesn 't make it free. People are constantly being monitored by telescreens and their own children, they are punished for even thinking something remotely negative or expressing emotions, and they are brainwashed into thinking that their oppressors are helping them and giving them more than what they need. Freedom is having the ability to think for yourself and express your opinions. First of all the people in 1984 are constantly being monitored by telescreens and even their own children.
I believe that fear plays a huge role regarding the Party. Big Brother has a way in which it manipulates the minds and actions of all citizens in Oceania. By making so many laws and rules, it terrifies everyone in Oceania to a point that they are so scared to get vaporized so they keep to themselves and try their best not to cause trouble. Since The Party has so much power over all the people by monitoring everyone and each action or thought they make, no one does anything in order to maintain their safety. In the novel 1984 Winston is contemplating starting a diary because he knows that such a thing would get him vaporized.
It envisages a totalitarian future of the world divided into Eurasia, Oceania, and East Asia by some grandiose powers. The protagonist, Winston Smith is a member of Oceania who is in charge of the crucial task of manipulating the past. He is a potential ideological offender who writes a diary or shares love secretly with the female member of the party, both of which are all prohibited by the authorities. He was merely a dreamer of departure. However, since he confirms the existence of Brotherhood, which tries to subvert the government system, he
George Orwell’s 1984 is a dystopian novel written in 1949 to warn society about the dangers of totalitarianism. In a country where the only political mechanism is the Party, run by Big Brother, the population is constantly monitored through the use of telescreens, and all opponents of the Party virtually disappear. Due to his fatalism, the protagonist Winston Smith lives in constant fear of being vaporized by the Party, but this does not stop him from having unorthodox ideas about politics and humanity. Consequently, Winston must suppress his thoughts so the Party does not suspect him of “thoughtcrime.” This book demonstrates key concepts discussed in Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines in order to develop its themes. Ideas such as communion, sickness, sex, violence, and politics work to expand the reader’s understanding of oppression and individualism.