Essay on George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984

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Throughout the evolution of man, power and control have been idealized. When power is attained by manipulative dictators, citizens may initially view them as a means to satisfy their need for structure and direction. An author’s grim prophecy of mankind in a totalitarian society is depicted in George Orwell’s, 1984. Citizens in Oceania are governed by the Party Big Brother, which succeeds in controlling their actions and minds. The concept of oppression is taken to a new level, until there is no sense of humanity within the society. Natural instincts and emotions do not exist for the citizens in Oceania, as they are conditioned since birth to be working bodies, lacking mercy and compassion. “By careful early conditioning, by games and…show more content…
Big Brother, the inner party) who are driven by power, are considered socially superior, and are the ones responsible for the struggle between the classes within their regime. They successfully change the upper class (outer Party members) to fit their image, and it is only a matter of time before they attempt to convert the proles. The inner party dictates to the upper class that speaking to the proles is considered social deviation, therefore these two realms are impermeable.      One way of implementing the structure is to keep all physical objects in society comprised of the Party configuration. Their market, their attire, and products are screened, and helicopter police and telescreens are used to surveil every citizen. Big Brother has abolished private industry, and has replaced it with one government, one code of “law” (absolute ruling), and one national class interest. In utilizing these tangible entities, the Party gradually gains control, and each citizen becomes nothing more than an appendage to the machine. A sexual experience of the outer party citizens is viewed as a vile and dirty instinct, and is oppressed by Big Brother. The motive of the Party to prevent these physical bonds, is so that they do not lead to emotional bonds, thus directing all positive emotions towards Big Brother. “Chastity was deeply
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