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1984 Essay

  • Submitted by: lustereverse
  • on November 11, 2010
  • Category: History
  • Length: 1,849 words

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There are a wide range ideas, issues and values that are explored in the dystopian novel Nineteen Eight-Four, set in a world beyond our imagination. They are conveyed through several forms of characterisation and language forms or features. A few of the major themes include totalitarianism, propaganda, love, sexuality, independence, identity, poverty vs. wealth, technology and language.
      Warning against the grave menaces to society of totalitarianism was one of Orwell’s major goals in writing Nineteen Eighty-Four. The horrifying amount of power and control a totalitarian system can obtain and maintain are demonstrated in the novel. Ideas of personal rights and freedoms and individual thought are crushed in such systems. The ideal totalitarian society is presented in Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell showed the world a glance of what the acceptance of communism could lead to if allowed to advance unhindered. The Party is unflawed in its universal control over society, mainly through using technological developments to their advantage, for example inventions such as the telescreen. Through such objects the Party have the power to break even an independent thinking such as Winston, having mastered psychological manipulation. There is no hope for suppressing the development or expansion of such a perfectly established regime, as plainly proposed by Orwell in ending the novel with Winston defeated in every sense.
      Another distinct issue in Nineteen Eighty-Four is the abuse of propaganda. Oceania’s exceptionally well structured and efficient propaganda machine plays a major part in the Party’s reign. The Ministry of Truth is in charge for distributing all Party publications and information, which is ironically where Winston works. “If all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth.” All statistics and data come from the Ministry of Truth, and all are determined by the Party. In other words, the Party decides precisely what to...

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