1984 By George Orwell Analysis

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The strongest people are poor, starving, and treated like animals. In 1948, author George Orwell wrote the dystopian novel 1984. In 1984, Orwell created a world without freedom of speech, motion, and thought to portray an idea of our world with totalitarian power. In the book, it follows a member of the Outer Party named Winston, and his fight to keep his freedom of thought through love, rebellion, and secrecy. Throughout the book, it portrays three important themes, War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength. The statement, “Ignorance is Strength” is a deep meaning throughout George Orwell’s 1984 due to the jocundity of the Proles, the rigid rules and expectations of both the Inner and Outer party, and Big Brother’s strive…show more content…
They control practically everything and everyone. This is splendid for the Inner Party who doesn’t need to follow all of the rules and get special treatment, on the other hand, bad for the Outer Party, who is on the verge being a Prole and being part of the Inner Party. The Outer Party has more rules and expectations than the Inner Party, although they both still must follow the rules of Ingsoc. "The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible” (303). As said by Winston, it is so that the Inner and Outer Party have no way of speaking their thoughts to rebel against Big Brother. Another rigid rule that both Parties had to follow was anti – sex since, "Sexual intercourse was to be looked on as a slightly disgusting minor operation, like having an enema.” (69). This is an extremely immense rule in 1984 that many of the Inner Party members break and not get chastised for, however when the Outer Party members do it, they get in profound trouble. An expectation that the Parties had was to always think of Big Brother and no one else. When the Party had new information about the war, they must think only of it. When the Party had the Two Minutes of Hate, they must focus only on getting their hate out. Julia was incredibly affected by this after she was “cured” in the Ministry…show more content…
Big Brother knows this, which is why it tries to toil order to control everything it can. Big Brother even controls the propaganda put up for the war, in which one slogan said, "'Who controls the past', ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past” (37). Big Brother creates itself to be a God like figure, interminable and the most important aspect of citizens’ lives. They control their people down to their intense thoughts and feelings, as said by Winston, "The terrible thing that the Party had done was to persuade you that mere impulses, mere feelings, were of no account, while at the same time robbing you of all power over the material world” (165). Big Brother creates rules and expectations to prevent people from feeling that Big Brother is absurd. They create laws such as the Anti Sex law, “What was more important was that sexual privation induced hysteria, which was desirable because it could be transformed into war fever and leader worship” (134). Big Brother’s strive for totalitarian power means that it is all Big Brother can focus on. They cannot worry about little things such as starving their entire population or creating a false image, all they can focus on is world domination. Big Brother’s demand for power makes it much more of a lesser value than the

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