This is parallel to the novel 1984, which focused on a totalitarian government where people’s privacy was violated. The privacy violations Americans experience today are similar to the privacy violations occurring in 1984, because the government can spy on us through our phones, Wi-Fi tracking and GPS tracking like the telescreens in 1984. The novel 1984 take places in the city of Oceania, where technology was so advanced that the people were continuously watched, leaving them no privacy. In order to accomplish that, the government used a telescreen to watch them. The slogan the Party used was “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU” which reminded them that the government was controlling them.
Totalitarianism in 1984 and the Real World The concept of a totalitarian society is a major theme throughout the novel 1984. This theme of totalitarianism can also be applied to the world today. The definition of totalitarianism, a concept used by some political scientists, is a state which holds total authority over the society and seeks to control all aspects of public and private life wherever possible. Totalitarianism can be related between the novel 1984 and current events in the real world. George Orwell incorporated the theme of totalitarianism into his novel 1984 to display the ever changing world around him during the time it was written.
Forty fourth president Ronald Reagan once said, "Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem." In the novel 1984, the main character Winston struggles to live his life in the totalitarian state that his country is in,. Total control and monitoring of citizens is enforced in absolutely every aspect of life. Through 1984, George Orwell warned about the dangers of a government that monitors their citizens ' everyday lives and how that translates into paranoia in the people.
The governments of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 use specific methods to make sure the people obey and the government has control over them. First of all, the government will get rid of anyone not obeying or loving the government. For example, in 1984 the country of Oceania people who are against the Big Brother and the Party are punished and eliminated.All people were to obey and love the Big Brother and The Party, however Winston had not obeyed this and had been caught. After Winston had been caught for his thoughtcrime there was only one way that the Party was sure they had reformed Winston into loving the Big Brother and that was by the use of violence. They had used fear and severe torture to make Winston admit everything and betray even the love for Julia.
Eric Wills Themes Easily, the largest theme that comes through in 1984 from start to finish is psychological control is the way to a totalitarian government. By controlling the minds of the people who are in their country, they can keep everyone in check with no chance of revolution. The Party, or the main government has a motto. It goes, “Those who control the past, control the future: who controls the present controls the past.” (32). What this is saying is in order to stay in power, they have to manipulate the records of the past.
In George Orwell’s 1984, the totalitarian government tries to control everything about its people, even their thoughts. In the story the inter group of government, the Party, does everything in their power to make sure that the lower people are fully loyal to them. Winston, the main character, notices many of the things the Party does to control him and the other people of the society. The Party does this in many way such as telescreens, the Thought Police, and microphones to control their people. The Party controls their people with means of telescreens.
George Orwell, the author of 1984, emphasizes his aversion towards totalitarian states throughout the novel. While Orwell develops a dystopia where freedom and individualism are nonexistent, he also displays a deep-seated sense of skepticism about the ability for the individual heart-its spirit of love and freedom-to survive against tyrannical inculcation. Strong leadership usually govern us to better things, but in 1984, Orwell illustrates how the power given to the government leads to corruption: Winston-the main character of 1984- notices this corruption. To seek complete control over the people, the party not only implemented physical restriction, but also mental restrictions also. Because of the deterrence promoted by the government, the
Although the lack of a strong government may cause havoc within the country, an overwhelming abundance of governmental power will lead to the oppression of citizens, whether it be by law or from society. 1984 starts off with an explanation as to how the government attempts to take control of the minds and bodies of its citizens, through a wide variety of methods. One prominent example of the government attempting to regulate the mental state of people is the Thought Police, who uses technology, such as the telescreen, to invade the privacy of the country 's residents. To the government of Oceania, the only way to entirely eradicate physical opposition is to first extinguish any mental resistance, and more often than not, the Thought Police vaporizes any threats that arise before it threatens the authority of the government.
The novel 1984 by George Orwell reveals the destruction of all aspects of the universe. Orwell envisioned how he believes life would be like if a country were taken over by a totalitarian figure. Nineteen eighty-four effectively portrays a totalitarian style government, in which elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation with very little citizen participation in the decision-making process of the legislative body. Although the authors ideas are inherently and completely fictional, several concepts throughout his book have common links to today’s society which is somehow a realist perspective. Orwell integrates devices such as irony, satire, and motifs to illustrate the life unfulfilling life of Winston Smith.
In George Orwell’s novel 1984 Orwell gives the reader a preview of a negative utopia. Big Brother, being the Government of Oceania holds all the power. Orwell conveys Big Brother to the Governments today.Orwell also shows the reader to rethink how their government is being run and or if they 're having too much power. Orwell makes the reader realize that their government has power it should not be having. People may be aware that today’s world is becoming closer to the totalitarian world in Orwell’s novel 1984.