George Orwell The Party Analysis

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In the novel 1984 we explore the dystopian fictional universe in which Winston Smith is living in. Winston is experiencing continued oppression against his free mind by a phantom group called The Party. The novel was written by author Eric Arthur Blair. Or more commonly known as George Orwell. Even though the setting of the novel is in 1984, the book has been seen by numerous people as a serious warning for where our society is heading in the present and in the future. The main warning element is The Party and their regime. How and why is the ( inner ) Party represented in this specific way?
The Party is the governmental system of the country Oceania and is headed by the intimidating leader Big Brother. The Party’s rise to power in the past
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The party is divided into two sub classes; The inner party and the outer party. Inner party members generally have access to more spacious living areas, private vehicles, servants and better quality food in comparison to the low quality gin and synthetic coffee and cigarettes. Their members are mostly made identifiable by their black overalls.
Orwell’s convictions on totalitarian states and control of the past has been mostly been formed as a result of his experiences in the past such as the Spanish civil war and his earlier writings. This reflects in his writings and has taken the form of The Party in 1984. Why George Orwell chose to write 1984 in this specific way mainly comes down to the reason he started writing in the first place. Some of his earlier writings, such as Homage to Catalonia explain his wariness towards totalitarianism. His early writings reveal some of the reasons why he wrote 1984. In his essay “Why I Write” he explains clearly that all the work he had written since the Spanish civil war in 1936 was written with the purpose of writing purely with the intention of antagonizing totalitarianism. A prime example of this purpose is Animal Farm, this was one of his writings that was an allegory of the Russian revolution expressed as an innocent
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