George Orwell’s Book Nineteen Eighty-Four

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George Orwell’s book Nineteen Eighty-Four presents a negative picture, a society that is ruled by totalitarianism. The government that is created in the novel is ruled by Big Brother and that consist of three branches. “The Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education and the fine arts. The Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war. The Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order. And the Ministry of Plenty, which is responsible for economic affairs.” (Orwell 6). The main character Winston Smith does not accept the ideology of Big Brother. There are three states in the Novel Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia. In the novel Orwell subscribes that Oceania is at war with Eastasia and alliance with…show more content…
“Totalitarianism not only forbids you “to think certain thoughts” but it dictates what you have to think, it creates and ideology for you.” (Abbot 75-76). Totalitarianism was something that all people in the country hate about the government. The way the government attracts people by believing in the government “Big Brother” is by putting posters of Big Brother, propaganda, there is a picture of Big Brother everywhere like on a nickel, cigarette pack and etcetera. Goldstein is a person that is against Big Brother and some people like Goldstein, like Winston and Julia, because he wants to change things around in the country and to make it a better country for everybody not only for himself like Big Brother. In Hate week the government had, “a desire to kill, torture, to smash faces with a sledgehammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing screaming lunatic.” (Orwell 16). In Hate week the government executes prisoners from Eurasia and the kids love to go and see people getting executed. The children are forced by the Thought Police that if they think that there parents are committing a thought crime they to report to the Thought Police, that means kids are not loyal to there family. The three slogans

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