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 are frequently involved in group activities such as community hikes.
From the first day that children enter a school system, they are taught how to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and how to honor and respect their country. Good citizenship should be an integral part of our lives so that we can live harmoniously in our society. This is what patriotism should symbolize in our country. However, in the article "Understanding Black Patriotism", Michael Eric Dyson reminds us that sometimes people can take patriotism too far and we can become very critical of people in America. He suggests that black people have been misunderstood and misjudged throughout history.
In 1984, George Orwell depicts the outcome of the implementation of totalitarianism and communism in society. The main protagonist, Winston, resides in Oceania, one of the three nations in the novel, with the other being Eurasia and Eastasia. The Party, short for the “English Socialist Party,” rules with totalitarianism and expects absolute compliance from the people. Written shortly after the Second World War, 1984 describes a government inspired by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. The conclusion of the same war ushered in the Polish People’s Republic, and the nation became a communist single-party state led by the PUWP, an acronym for the Polish United Workers’ Party.
While the United States proclaimed itself as a neutral country in the beginning of the devastating first World War, many disagree with the statement that America wanted to remain neutral for various reasons. World War I began with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, then quickly escalated to division into two sides between European countries; including the Allied Powers, which consisted of Britain, France, Russia, Italy, and the Central Powers that included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. Since the United States made it obvious they favored the Allied Powers before they entered World War I, the other countries against these nations took this friendliness between the countries and America as a threat and interference of war. This resulted in the Central Powers noticing an unfair disadvantage for themselves. If the U.S. was truly neutral, they would not have interfered in war with the accomodations relating to their connections with Britain.
In the novel 1984, George Orwell describes an ideal totalitarian state that is able to have ultimate control control over its party members. This state successfully governs the members by means of internal and external control of the people’s daily activities. The state leaves very little room for rebellion because the people of Oceania live in fear of being caught for not following the states ideologies. The following essay will examine both internal and external modes of control and how these relate to each other. Furthermore, the possibility of rebellion and liberation will be discussed.
The Party in 1984 Oceania has one main goal: keep the citizens under their complete control. The Party as a group is a massive force that will stop for nothing. Their altercation of the past and the spewing of propaganda tv’s keep the people believing the Party’s every word. The corruption has gone so far that they even drag on wars to make people have a strong sense of togetherness and nationalism. In the book 1984, the villainous qualities of the Party create the biggest impact on the story by causing hatred, converting minds, and creating a new Winston.
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.
Subsequently, it had many enemies and allies. Ottomans were not considered part of Europe due to having a different religion and culture, even though the Ottomans flaunted that they accept and welcome Christianity. However, they associated in the European diplomacy. Christian countries such as France and England reached out to the Ottomans when dealing with their regional rivals. In July 1509, the Venetian Senate enlisted the Ottomans for military help against France.
Both Orwell and Huxley use religion as a tool of power, a tool that helps maintain the totalitarian regime at its most powerful state. In 1984 for example, the religion of all the citizens of the society consist of believing in everything that the party and Big Brother says. The government in this novel wants to remove any dependency on personal beliefs and abolish any individual thoughts about an explanation for the way things are that may lead to awareness of the actual truth in the society. Orwell tries to form an image of a society in which the citizens of the society are expected to only answer to one true power, one true god and in this case that is the decision makers of the society. This is completely apparent when O’Brian compares God and in some sense controlling of personal beliefs to power.
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.