Imagine waking up one day and suddenly forgetting everything about the past and not knowing very many words. What would it be like? In Orwell’s book 1984 this is what he depicts. A government in total control over everything. The destruction of language and the past could be used as a tool to manipulate people through propaganda, making people believe that it’s a crime to think and lowering the range of vocabulary are all ways the government could use to manipulate people.
Marcelo Navarro Mr. duryea English 12 March 15, 2018 Inhumane The Book 1984 is a book based on a totalitarian government where the government has complete and total control over every aspect of someone's life. In 1984 you couldn't even have privacy in your own home, you would be under constant supervision and if you were caught doing something illegal the thought police would come and arrest you. In 1984 the government controlled its people through fear, the people of 1984 where always scared of being caught doing anything illegal and where also scared because the government would bomb itself saying that they were in a war. This book shows what could happen if people would let
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 was chosen to be one of the tributes (Collins 24). Collins urges the youth of America to be actively aware of the political situation in order to prevent the tyranny of a totalitarian regime.
The privacy violations Americans experience today are similar to the privacy violations in 1984 because of surveillance, tracking, and the technology. Nineteen-eighty four uses surveillance to keep an eye on the people of Oceania at all times. For example, Orwell writes “any sound that Winston made, above the level of a low whisper, could be picked up by the telescreen… he could be seen as well as heard” (Orwell, pg. 3). This shows that the people of Oceania don’t get to have a private life because of telescreens and also other technology that is being used to invade in people’s lives.
Aldous Huxley once said, “One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”(Brave) The protagonist of the novel, Winston sees conditioned belief happen in front of his eyes and even ends up becoming a victim of it throughout the story. In 1984, big brother keeps their population oppressed, brainwashed, and ignorant in many ways (Orwell 34). Newspeak is one of the main ways that big brother subjugates the citizens of Oceania. Most people fail to realize that newspeak is still in our society even in the 21st century. This modernized form of newspeak is what we call political correctness today.
Destroy every piece of technology you own and stand up against those attempting to dictate our lives! The U.S. government is invading the privacy of its’ citizens through the use of mobile devices such as phones and laptops. This use of privacy invasion is similar to the technology used in George Orwell’s novel 1984. What makes today relate to 1984 is how the government tracks us through location, voice, and messaging. George Orwell’s 1984 has a totalitarian government that can track its’ citizens through location with the use of telescreens.
In the novel 1984, George Orwell shows the reader that the government isn’t always what it sets out to be. In the novel Orwell talks about a totalitarian government that controls the characters were ever they go, such as in their own home. In everyone’s home there are Telescreens, they monitor the characters movements and also record things you say and then they report it back to the Thought Police. Big Brother was also a major part of this novel because his poster was plastered everywhere, and where ever the characters went his eyes where always watching them. Orwell also shows the reader that not only the government, but the people that Winston Smith came in contact with played a major role in his life and the way he lived it.
The greater good of the society is not more important than our right to privacy. In George Orwell’s “1984” he discusses a horrible totalitarian government where everyone is being watched at all times and killed for breaking their harsh rules. Sure, our government hasn’t gone to that extent yet, but it has so many similarities to our present day society. In George Orwell 's 1984 he says “any sound that Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it;.... He could be seen as well as heard” (orwell, pg 4) .Orwell is talking about a telescreen a camera of some sort that is always watching the people of Oceania .
The two control methods are related as they contribute to one purpose the totalitarian control over the people of Oceania. The people are physiologically manipulated as discussed by the mental control measures, and physically forced into loving Big Brother. This is one of the methods the government uses to control people’s minds, by placing fear into them. The fear in 1984 limits the people into even thinking of challenging the government. The emotional trauma the people suffer is the fear they have when the government catches them not abiding to the laws.
Winston feels ambushed by the regulations that have been enforced by the party through their assets being the thought police and technology which would be referring to the telescreens both of these tools used to keep the people under surveillance in conclusion Winston doesn’t follow the parties ways and he attends hate week which is a session that happens once a week where people express their feelings towards the party, towards big brother. This phrase was spoken by Winston showing the audience enforced by orwell his hate for the corruption “DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER”-(pg.21). To conclude the fictional text of George Orwell as one with deviating aspects