One great example is, “But they 're… they 're told by an idiot.” (). This is an allusion to one of Macbeth’s speeches. John is use it to say that the life that is created by the government is meaningless. John is looking for a world to inhabit that is quite different from the one he is currently living in. In this world, people are told how to feel on a daily bases and they do not have the freedom to choose whether to be happy or not.
Novelist, George Orwell, in his novel, 1984, depicts a dystopian society where the protagonist wrestles with oppression and totalitarianism. Orwell was influenced by totalitarian regimes of the time, including Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union. Both glorified their perspective leaders as demi-gods and saviors, which required destruction of all individuality. The tone of 1984 is described as gloomy with a matter-of-fact style. The characters negative response to their way of living challenges their sense of identity and shapes the meaning of the whole novel by explaining how their society is like.
While a main goal for the Party was to eliminate all love and acts of affection, it ties back to the fact that, “The Party did not want individuals to be so obsessed with seeking erotic pleasure that they would fail to perform their duties to society loyally.”, as Reese proclaims (Reese, 3). Loyalty is taken seriously by the Party. The Party doesn't tolerate even the smallest act of unfaithfulness, even if the act is within one’s thoughts. Orwell incorporates many examples of loyalty from Winston. He is faced with obstacles that challenge his own loyalty to the Party.
May states “His outrage at the ludicrousness of sociopolitical fads and the stupidity of the people who support them are both at play in this story.” (May). People in society will allow themselves to be controlled by the government, but never think about how the people actually run the government because they're here to serve the people needs. People today can vote on who they believe seem beneficial for their needs. Their need to be a change to where there's more flexibility for people to rotate their schedule around. A true patriot are the ones who oppose, the ones who don’t just go along, those who follows truth and righteousness and try to pass it along to the society.
While being tortured and destroyed both mentally and physically, Winston discusses the fundamental ideals of the Party and how they remain in power for so long. O’Brien then points out the flaws with other government systems, including communism, stating that they fail because they deny their claim for power. The Party does not attempt to explain itself it its people or present itself as a utopia. The Party demands
Manipulative powers were a constant recurrence in 1984. The Party used many methods to manipulate people into submissiveness, one being repression of privacy. There were cameras placed everywhere; streets, homes, bedrooms, which the Party used to spy on the population, and there was never any true privacy. The beginning of this book shows that the main character opposes the Party’s rules when he finds an alcove within his apartment excluding peering eyes where he writes in a journal, something he is not allowed to own, memories of the past, his thoughts, and subconsciously writes “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER.” “He discovered that while he sat helplessly musing, he had also been writing, as though by automatic action … printing in large neat capitals, DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER, over and over again filling half a page” (Orwell 20). Even the fact that he is writing is a clear violation of Big Brother’s rules, confirming his willingness to disobey the Party.
Through recounting his life, Equality 7-2521 is able to recognize how he always had an inner voice that was suppressed by his society because it was telling him to be an individual and put his personal wants above the wants of his fellow brothers. In a world where no one is able to think privately, Equality 7-2521 breaks away from the only moral belief system he has ever been taught and creates his own. Even though his society believes that having a personal opinion is punishable by death, by the end of the book Equality 7-2521 believes
In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the Outer Party is silenced in order to evoke a sense of patriotism for Big Brother that is necessary for him to remain in power. This goal is achieved with anti-individualism, architecture, and historical revisionism. Orwell attempts to convey that everything outside of the Inner Party’s control must be stopped by creating an omnipresence of the government described by Orwell as “always the eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you” (Orwell, 26). The ministries in Oceania are extremely anti-individualist because they believe that if everyone has the same views, people will be easier to control and less likely to revolt. Winston and other members of the Outer Party have virtually no free time and
In The 1984, Writing out of view from the many cameras he criticizes the party and big brother, providing him with the satisfaction of the Ministry be unaware of him recording what he couldn’t freely express in public. This reflects the effect of literature on him as he attains the liberation he so desperately needs to maintain his sanity due to his knowledge of Party tactics from working at the Ministry of Truth. Unknowingly at the time, this made him a resistance of change to the constant re-editing and perfecting done by The Ministry of Truth as he had proof that showed things were once different. He had proof that the party was not an all perfect power, challenging the parties suppression of dissident literature as his words and negative opinion provide an alternative view. This prevents the parties ultimate goal of an unanimity of thought, unanimity of thought which consequently would result in no one being able to conceptualize anything that would even question the parties ever-ruling power.
A totalitarian regime suppresses the wants of the society and denies them the basic necessities of life. Through the portrayal of a totalitarian regime that oppresses the citizens in order to maintain wealth and power for a certain group of the population of Panem, Suzanne Collins warns against the idea of the government controlling every part of the citizens’ lives. In her book The Hunger Games, Collins appeals to the citizens of tyrannical governments such as North Korea, who have similar governments as the Capitol, and to the youth of America to be actively aware of their own political situation (Collins 18). The increasing dictatorship of the reigning Capitol played a key role in fueling the sparks of a revolution after Katniss Everdeen