What Was The Role Of The Totalitarian Government In George Orwell's 1984

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Imagination allows people to escape the hardships reality presents by fostering some sort of dreams; without it people would be incapable of setting goals to become something they have always desired. Imagine yourself in the novel, “1984”, in which an author by the name of George Orwell depicts characters who imagine themselves rebelling against a totalitarian government. The government does not permit any contradicting views of the control it has over the people and it annihilates anyone who shows signs of rebellion. The totalitarian government, also known as Big Brother, has complete control over the lives of the people living in Oceania, the city where the novel takes place. Any dreams the characters once had are suppressed into memories locked away in fear of being perceived as a traitor of the…show more content…
Smith has ideas that challenge the government’s policies but he has no one to share his thoughts with, because he fears that everyone is a secret agent of the thought police who are looking for rebellious thinkers like himself. He decides to write down his emotionally filled ideas in a diary which is a huge risk certainly punishable by death. Smith is always under watch by a telescreen in his room and he says “There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the thought police plugged in on any individual wire was guess work. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever they wanted to(pg.5)”.Winston takes a life threatening chance to write his thoughts in the diary because he is going crazy with the way things are in Oceania. Beginning with the writings in his journal Winston smith began to imagine himself revolting against the totalitarian
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