Analysis Of The Book ' 1984 '

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“The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.” (Carl Jung). Wise words from a man of much honor and knowledge of the totalitarian regimes around the world he lives in. Throughout documented history, torture and force played a role in nearly every totalitarian government. From Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany, to Joseph Stalin 's Soviet Union the belief of force and hurting people has been alive, active in the minds of mad men in even the most current of times. Older societies like our own believed in a way of torturing, it was just a way of getting what was needed from the specific person, no thoughts of depth going into how it might affect the person or society as a whole. Obviously torture and force were as real today as when our main source of insight, the novel, 1984, was written. This book talks about the horrors of torture our main character was forced into. This comes as a hard pill to swallow knowing that the author of the book more than likely got his inspiration from the totalitarian governments in existence during his time of life. More real than anything else in life is fear through torture, the real life thought of being tortured sends shock waves of fear into people, one of the worst of consequences these people live in is oppression and outwardly living and believing the way their governments want, this leads to a halt in a civilization 's culture and ideas sadly which in turn has a trickle effect and can affect
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