The Perfect Totalitarian Government In George Orwell's 1984

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George Orwell’s 1984 is the expression of a mood, and it is a warning. The mood it expresses is that of near despair about the future of man, and the warning is that unless the course of history changes, men all over the world will lose their most human qualities, will become soulless automatons, and will not be aware of it. In this political novel Orwell portrays the perfect totalitarian society, the most extreme realization imaginable of a modern-day government with absolute power over the masses by abusing varied methods of control and manipulation. The plot of the novel takes place in a future England, at the time of “Ingsoc”(English socialism) and depicts a wretched society darkened by poverty in which only the most important members of the so-called Inner Party have economic privileges (such as good cigarettes, wine, coffee). However, there is an abundance of one thing which is the telescreen - a surveillance device and propaganda tool. In their dual capability to blare constant propaganda and observe citizens they symbolize how totalitarian governments abuse technology for their own ends in order to exert large-scale control on economic production and sources of information. The imagery of this extreme bureaucratized reality, in which man is a number and loses all sense of individuality, brings forward a mixture of unlimited terror combined with ideological and psychological manipulation. The masses of this complex mechanism of absolute control and surveillance

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