A Look into Totalitarianism In 1984 by George Orwell

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In the novel 1984, George Orwell portrays a world that has been altered to a state of political control. The lives and thoughts of a population are controlled by the government in 1984. It is impossible to successfully rebel against this type of totalitarian society because of the many scare tactics that rebels have to bear. George Orwell uses 1984 to criticize the devastating effects of totalitarianism, and the dystopia of his scary visions for the future. Within the totalitarian society is fear, rigid rules and regulations, as the Winston Smith attempts to rebel against Big Brother and the Thought Police. The rebels face difficulty in fighting against these intimidating strategies, and eventually fall because of fear. It is very dangerous to live in such a totalitarian society portrayed in 1984. As you can imagine,this totalitarian society has very effective ways to manipulate people and monitor everyone to make sure there is no rebellion. The structures in 1984 starts with the Inner Party, about 2% of the population but are the oligarchical political class in Oceania. The Outer party in 1984 is the middle class in Oceania. The Outer Party does most of the actual work in the government and its four ministries. The low class: the proles live, lacking personal freedom and simple pleasures and are under constant supervision by the Inner Party. In order to guarantee complete totalitarianism, the government utilizes scare tactics. Big Brother is the supposed ruler of the
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