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Society Control In Animal Farm, 1984, By George Orwell

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In Animal Farm and 1984, by George Orwell, societies control the way people live so they can maintain power. They eradicate relationships between anyone but Big Brother so the party could control how the people feel. They Destroyed the relationship between Winston and Julia so they could regain power they had before. Another way these books maintained control is using different types of propaganda to change and control people’s thoughts. In Animal Farm they used songs and made up documents while in 1984 they changed their documents to fulfill their current agenda. Altogether, these books have similar ways to maintain their authority over their people. George Orwell used the theme of betrayal to show how the society in both “Animal Farm” and “1984” controls the people. Both books have a totalitarian government controlling everyone, but in 1984 the government has people betray each other to gain power. People do as they’re told and lose relationships such as family, friends, or intimate relationships, all of which they would have in a normal society. The government does this so no individual can trust another and feels like the only person they can trust is Big Brother. Historically, Big Brother could be referring to Joseph Stalin. During World War II Stalin was nicknamed “Uncle Joe” or “The Father of all Russians” this is probably an attempt to connect with his country. Like Big Brother, Stalin had an organization that kids and young adults could join. This is where he
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