Oceania’s government takes control to such an extreme, that if a citizen is caught doing anything against Big Brother they will be vaporized. Oceania’s government in 1984 is an example for government officials today on how not to run a government. A government this controlling will cause many problems. Citizens will not like the government controlling their every move, possibly creating uproars and fighting between the citizens and those with political power.
In 1984, George Orwell shows how a totalitarian dystopia can mentally control its citizens through devices such as indoctrination and abuse. The main character, Winston, spends the majority of the book trying to gain power back from the Big Brother, the supposed leader of Oceania and the face of the ruling Party. Despite his best efforts, Winston’s rebellion fails and he ends up back under the control of Big Brother. The Party psychologically oppresses the citizens of Oceania, forcing them to believe in their societal values. All rebellion is rendered void because all the people have become Big Brother’s spies.
How does someone acquire power? How do they keep the power they tried so hard to obtain? Power is about greed. It is obtained through multiple forms of manipulation, including physical and psychological means. Psychological manipulation is at the core of retaining power, especially in 1984 written by George Orwell.
Big Brother plays the same role in the creation of Oceania as “every success, every achievement, every victory, every scientific discovery, all knowledge, all wisdom, all happiness, all virtue, are held to issue directly from his leadership and inspiration” (Orwell 216). The very existence of God, and by extension Big Brother, is not open for questioning. Big Brother need not be a man of flesh, nor even a spirit, he is merely “the guise in which the party chooses to exhibit itself to the world. ‘Nobody has ever seen Big Brother. He is a face on the hoardings, a voice on the telescreen.
In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, there is a dystopian society which is under dictatorial control. This region is called Oceania which is also constantly under the surveillance of the government. The important “face” of this society is Big Brother who is a figure that is meant to instill fear and control the citizens. The protagonist,Winston Smith has always hated this government, especially them being able to control his public actions all the time. Finally he gets fed up with it and decides to join a group that also supports his ideas.
In the book 1984 by George Orwell (1949) , the government uses physical and mental methods to control the citizens of Oceania. Orwell portrays an undemocratic government, INGSOC (English Socialism), ruled by a dictator they call big brother. Who seems to have the power to control and the right to anything possible. All the people in Oceania have no freedom at all. The government have physical and mental methods of controlling the population.
The world of Big Brother depends upon total control and surveillance on its citizens. For example, Orwell gives detail of devices the Party, which is Oceania’s government, uses in order to maintain structure. He writes, “...an oblong metal plaque like a dulled mirror which formed part of the surface of the right-hand wall... The instrument could be dimmed, but there was no way of shutting it off completely.” (Orwell 2).
In the novel 1984, by George Orwell, he uses truth and reality as a theme throughout the novel to demonstrate the acts of betrayal and loyalty through the characters of Winston and Julia. Orwell expresses these themes through the Party, who controls and brainwashes the citizens of Oceania. The party is able to control its citizens through “Big Brother,” a fictional character who is the leader of Oceania. Big Brother is used to brainwash the citizens into whatever he says. Orwell uses truth and reality in this book to reflect on what has happened in the real world such as the Holocaust and slavery.
The warnings totalitarian gov’t in the novels, the Handmaids tale, and 1984, both authors introduce the audience with the total speculation of the citizens. In which they are forced to live in a dystopian society with a totalitarian based government. To preserve a totalitarian society such as a lead, and Oceania the higher authorities must enforce secret police’s, regulate, harsh punishment, and limit language, thought and sexuality. The society of Oceania in 1984 is ruled by the omnipresent authority figure Big Brother who can be characterized as a totalitarian dictator. His main focus is to keep his citizens in check by making sure they abide and consent to his rulings
In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the main theme is of conformity to the wants of society and the government. Themes of dehumanization of our species, as well as the danger of a totalitaristic state are repeatedly expressed. Orwell demonstrates this theme by using setting and characters in the novel. The setting helps to convey the theme because of the world and kind of city that the main character lives in. Winston’s every move is watched and controlled by the governmental figurehead known as “big brother”.
Sociology would be the first term, since the novel offers a study of human behavior in a totalitarian society. “Big Brother” and the Party are the government that rules the nation of Oceania under totalitarianism. The Davis-Moore thesis is a great example because the Party thinks that by using Newspeak and controlling everything everyone does, will make the nation better. The people feel alienated because the Party and “Big Brother” have taken away all of their individuality.
Big Brother used many methods like propaganda, changing history and techology to monitor and control it’s people. The government of big brother rules with an iron fist, the slightlest rebelious gester can cause the person to disaplear and get viperized. The government of Oceania is divided into four different ministries, the ministry of truth, the ministry of propaganda. The ministry of love,