1984 Totalitarianism Analysis

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The moment a baby is born, they are born free and innocent, however within the first few seconds of their life, based on where they were born, thousands of laws are immediately placed on them. In 1949, George Orwell published his dystopian novel 1984 which gave an insight into the totalitarianism of a fictional world in the country of Oceania. Through the eyes and words of the main character and protagonist Winston Smith we see the corruption of the party Bigbrother. Throughout the novel we see how the party is able to alter the past and also remove and add people into existence. This book can be related to many countries in today’s society and be used to analyze what is happening in theses areas. Through this novel, we are able to get view into the lifestyle of a person living in north korea or a totalitarian state are forced to live. In the novel, the main character Winston states “the truly characteristic thing about modern life was not its cruelty and insecurity, but simply its bareness, its listlessness.” (Pg 73) In this instance, the narrator Winston is thinking about Oceania in 1984 and how it's not based on how cruel the party is but om how though you're physically living spiritually and mentally you're not. This is similar to what someone in North Korea may have to face. Both the people in the fictional world of 1984 and North Korea are constantly afraid to do anything because it is believed that the government is always watching. As stated in the

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