Lack Of Individualism In George Orwell's '1984'

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Joseph Goebbels once said,”Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their freewill”. This statement is proven to be true in 1984. The author, George Orwell, creates a fictional dystopian society in which the population is manipulated into thinking they live in a great world, whereas the government has full control over them. In 1984, George Orwell’s prime message, supported by the article called Liberty in North Korea by Hae Re, was the lack of individualism gives power to the applicable leader, which is conveyed using the characters speech and symbolism.

Orwell’s dystopian society showed the author 's message through what a character was saying and symbolism. The first evidence takes place inside the Ministry of Love, when Winston was surprised to see Parsons in custody. Parsons explains to Winston how his daughter eavesdropped on him at night, caught him saying anti-party phrases, and …show more content…

During their conversation, Parsons says, ”She listened at the keyhole. Heard what I was saying…”(Orwell 233). Parsons’s statement demonstrated that he experienced a lack of privacy due to his daughter watching constantly over him. More specifically, he experiences non individuality because he’s limited to what he can say. Therefore, it can be inferred that the party controls over Parson’s emotions since his daughter’s thoughts are solely influenced by them. Later in their conversation, Parsons states his reaction towards getting caught, saying,”I’m glad they got me before it went any further”(Orwell 233). This text reinforces the idea that Parsons is being controlled by the Party because his dialogue states he’s willing to go through months of torture just for them. Moreover, since the Party has taken over all his emotions, Parsons has turned into a servant of the Party which allows him to be easily controlled. Another example Orwell provides in his book is the Telescreen. The telescreen serves as a symbol to help prove

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