Objective Truth In George Orwell's '1984'

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In many ways, 1984—or rather the Party therein—rejects the idea of objective truth, equating reality to perception or belief. Further, revealed through O’Brian amidst Winston’s “reformation”, is truth’s extreme flexibility in the name of ‘necessity.’ Specifically, the necessity of societal order and survival through any means deemed effective. Each of these ideas, though simple enough to grasp in a theoretical sense (one could even say “on paper”), prompts an unfavorable set of restrictions, complicating implementation through implementation itself. This is especially evident in the Party’s strategic entangling of image and reality. To begin, the Party’s meddling extends beyond external “perception,” crossing over into the internal, abstract,
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