Lack Of Power In George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell’s 1984, is a classic dystopian novel written in 1949. The story depicts an over powerful government, in which the people due to their lack of knowledge or power, have no influence on revising the government. In 1984, neither Winston and Julia, who rebelled against the Party, were successful. Their lack of success illustrates Orwell’s belief that over powerful governments in the end, negatively affect their citizens. Winston starts off in 1984, as a Party member who does not believe or understand the Party’s motives. He rebels against the Party by writing in his diary. According to the Party, however, his writings would be considered thoughtcrime. The thoughtcrime that Winston was committing was that he was writing sayings that went against the Party’s beliefs. Winston, as he was writing, already knew that “he was already dead” because “thoughtcrime [WAS] death” (Orwell 28). He was motivated to rebel because of the past. In London, where Winston resided, the past was changed. The Ministry of Truth, also where Winston worked, was where documents were changed constantly to match what was actually going on in the present. The Party believed “who…show more content…
Their lack of success depicts Orwell’s belief that over powerful governments in the end, negatively affect their citizens. Governments are needed for the protection of its citizens, but their is a certain extent to where their power should be allowed to go. Governments like the Party is too far simply because they were controlling the citizens rather than just protecting them. The Party wanted to control everything: the members knowledge, emotions, and actions. The Party is not an ideal government. The Party wanted its members minds to be limited and dependent only on what it said was true. An ideal government, however, is a government that cares about the people and one that protects them from others harming them in any
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