The Effects Of A Totalitarian Government In 1984 By George Orwell

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The Effects of a Totalitarian Government Living in a totalitarian government leaves the citizens of Oceania hopeless and promotes a negative vibe and feeling of life. In 1984 by George Orwell, Winston and Julia have different experiences than other citizens. Their life experiences change throughout the story; some positive but mainly negative. Through their stories we can learn about the true impact of the totalitarian government. Winston’s life in 1984 is a mental and emotional roller coaster, even as a child. At a young age, Winston loses his mom and sister to the Thought Police but can only remember it through a dream. He struggled through life with no confidence, he felt there was nothing there. The only thing that kept him going was his job. As a young man he worked at the “Ministry of Truth” but he really dislikes the party. “The past was dead, the future was unimaginable,” (Orwell Part 1, Chapter 2, Page 27). This shows that Winston was uncertain about the future. He is just going through the motions of his life. When he meets Julia, he starts to think again about how he really dislikes the party and hopes that there might be a chance to rebel against it. He knew that there had to be a change. However, Julia and Winston were caught and got arrested. He was sent to the Ministry of Love where he received immense torture from O’Brien. O’Brien brainwashed him into believing that Winston can show loyalty to Big Brother. At the end he loves Big
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