1984 Dystopian Society

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The book 1984 was written by George Orwell in 1948, the main theme of this book is social science fiction. A underlying theme is this book is a dystopian future: the social, economical, and political problems are issues that are lied about, prove this. When looking at the social aspect of life in 1984 all social groups are treated very different yet at the same time are all treated the same. In 1984 there is a very obvious hierarchal system; the top is The Inner Party, than The Outer Part, and on the bottom of the list are the proles. In Oceania this society strictly follows this, and does not deviate from these set rules of class. Each social group in 1984 are marginalized, excluded, and silenced, the way that this happens to…show more content…
“As usual, there was no definite rule against talking to proles and frequenting their pubs, but it was far too unusual an action to pass unnoticed” (87). This just shows how odd it is for Party Members to talk to proles, but when a Party Member does need to they do it knowing only a little backlash will happen if they are questioned. The proles live in parts of Oceania that are the slums of the state. As Winston walks around the proles’ part of town, he brings up that it doesn't smell good at all. “If there was hope, it must lie in the proles, because only there, in those swarming disregarded masses, eighty-five percent on the population of Oceania” (69). Winston says he has hope that these people will rise up, you can still tell he distest them by the way he talks about them. “A few thought agents of the Thought Police moved always among them, spreading false rumors and marking down and eliminating the few individuals who were judged capable of becoming dangerous: but no attempt was made to indoctrinate them with the ideology of the party” (71). The party Doesn't want to waste their resources on the proles so they just marginalize them and pretend like they're not there. The Thought Police and Party don’t care about the proles’ at all, the Thought Police go around spreading rumor just so that they can see if any of the proles will react, than the Thought Police take them away and silence them, and most likely kill them

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