Nineteen Eighty-Four

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Nineteen Eighty-Four “Government, is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”, this famous quote was stated by George Washington. The thesis of Nineteen Eighty-Four is how giving government too much control destroys freedom. The quote from George Washington explains exactly what the Party is, in the book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Nineteen Eighty-Four is written by George Orwell which was one of Eric Arthur Blair’s two pen names, the other was John Freeman. Blair was born on June 25, 1903 in Motihari of Bihar (British India); and died on January 21, 1950 in Camden of London. He had two wives. The first wife was named Eileen O’Shaughnessy who died in 1945. After…show more content…
And in the Youth Movement. They rub it into you for years. I dare say it works in a lot of cases. But of course you can never tell; people are such hypocrites.” This explains Julia to a tee, she had been teaching people for years against having sex and she did it whenever she could—definitely hypocrisy. O’Brien is thought to be the leader of the Brotherhood which is against the Party. Anyone who believes this, like Winston and Julia do, are bound to be arrested and righted of their hatred against the Party. We get to know O’Brien in the part where he tortures Winston, one cool line he says is, “For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable—what then?” This quote shows the power of Big Brother and how they control the past and the future to steer people to act the way they want them to. Truth is irrelevant. Emmanuel Goldstein is another prominent figure because he is the founder of the Party. This quote, "The program of the Two Minutes Hate varied from day to day, but there was none in which Goldstein was not the principal figure. He was the primal traitor, the earliest defiler of the Party 's purity. All subsequent crimes against the Party, all treacheries, acts of sabotage, heresies, deviations, sprang directly out of his teaching" shows how
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