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The Role Of Government In George Orwell's 1984

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In George Orwell’s 1984, the government regulates the information that citizens have access to, as well as ensuring that the citizens have no knowledge of the true history or condition of the world or their own personal past. This ties into Frederick Douglass’s book, where slave owners deprive slaves of both personal knowledge and the knowledge to read and learn to ensure that slaves remain undoubtedly loyal to them, as the government did with the citizens of 1984. Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave covers his life and experiences as a slave in in the South, decades before the Civil War, including his encounters with slave owners and their attitude about educating slaves. Slave owners intentionally kept
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