An Oppressive Government George Orwell talks about the dangers that can occur with an oppressive totalitarian government. He documents life under a controlling government party referenced to The Party and Big brother. He discusses the lack of privacy of the citizens and the result and consequences of committing crimes. During the time period of the late 40’s the government used telescreens in order to surveillance the people at all times. “ On coins, stamps, on the covers of books… everywhere.
The word humanity refers to the human race as a whole and the qualities that make us human, such as the ability to love and have compassion. In our modern world, we take human nature for granted, but in George Orwell’s 1984, he shows us a society in which there is no humanity, and those that fight for it die trying. The totalitarian government, known as the Party, uses isolation, fear, and lies to destroy the humanity in their citizens and maintain absolute power over Oceania. The novel describes the journey of Winston Smith as he rebels against the Party and tries to maintain his human qualities. By creating a totalitarian government in the novel 1984, George Orwell is able to express how important humanity is to not only Winston but also
The book, 1984 by George Orwell is a dystopian book about how society is ruined by the government who was total control. The world we live in can or can’t be relevant to the novel moreover, it can happen because the government in the story has taken the power all to themselves and has control over the people. The point I’m trying to get is that many people don’t know what can happen when the government is in the wrong hands of the ruler itself. A contrary explanation is that 1984 can be similar to our world we have today, which is our new president. In the book, Winston, the main character, is tired of how his society is becoming by the day with all the executions, drones spying on him and telescreens watching him and also listening to him wherever he goes.
Although the lack of a strong government may cause havoc within the country, an overwhelming abundance of governmental power will lead to the oppression of citizens, whether it be by law or from society. 1984 starts off with an explanation as to how the government attempts to take control of the minds and bodies of its citizens, through a wide variety of methods. One prominent example of the government attempting to regulate the mental state of people is the Thought Police, who uses technology, such as the telescreen, to invade the privacy of the country 's residents. To the government of Oceania, the only way to entirely eradicate physical opposition is to first extinguish any mental resistance, and more often than not, the Thought Police vaporizes any threats that arise before it threatens the authority of the government.
He uses Macduff’s family as an example of his power and what would happen if people try to betray him. He has no mercy for them even though they are not directly involved. Macbeth is ruling his people with force and anything that can be seen as a threat to him, he eliminates it before it becomes serious. His people are afraid of him since he has become king. He is authoritarian because he leads with his fists and forces his subjects to do what he wants, like making them murder an entire innocent family, and they do it.
The novel 1984 by George Orwell reveals the destruction of all aspects of the universe. Orwell envisioned how he believes life would be like if a country were taken over by a totalitarian figure. Nineteen eighty-four effectively portrays a totalitarian style government, in which elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation with very little citizen participation in the decision-making process of the legislative body. Although the authors ideas are inherently and completely fictional, several concepts throughout his book have common links to today’s society which is somehow a realist perspective. Orwell integrates devices such as irony, satire, and motifs to illustrate the life unfulfilling life of Winston Smith.
To be specific, Jekyll states the following, “Many a man would have even blazoned such irregularities as I was guilty of; but from the high views that I had set before me, I regarded and hid them with an almost morbid sense of shame” (Stevenson 55). Here, Jekyll is stating that he represses his private desires so much and wants the irregularities in life so badly that he finally faces a challenge, whether to keep his private figure hidden or to reveal it to society and subsequently be judged by society. He now has to make a life changing decision, if he continues to enjoy his pleasures secretly, he will have it on his conscience daily and be tormented by the guilt; if he confesses them, he will no longer have the guilt on his conscience, but he will also be judge harshly by society. Mary Shelly also uses her protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, in way that empsizes
George Orwell is quoting that power is all that Winston needs, but power is not what he has to destroy Big Brother. Winston's determination does not fail to keep him from protesting against the party. O’Brien begins to show images of Winston body to him to push his limits. Winston continues to blame him for the way his body looks due to the beating and torturing. O’Brien then states to Winston, “This is what you accepted when you set yourself up against the party.
I believe that fear plays a huge role regarding the Party. Big Brother has a way in which it manipulates the minds and actions of all citizens in Oceania. By making so many laws and rules, it terrifies everyone in Oceania to a point that they are so scared to get vaporized so they keep to themselves and try their best not to cause trouble. Since The Party has so much power over all the people by monitoring everyone and each action or thought they make, no one does anything in order to maintain their safety. In the novel 1984 Winston is contemplating starting a diary because he knows that such a thing would get him vaporized.
Luzhin does not know the purpose of the progressive movement, still he does everything in his power to gain their acceptance. He wants to be accepted by the masses, making him another follower. The irony in this thought process once again adds a comedic element to the